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March-April, 1960

Source: Idaho Chess Bulletin, March-April, 1960 Games in this issue


The official publication of the Idaho Chess Association.

President

George Rasor
515 Archer
Boise, Idaho

Editor & Treasurer

Dick Vandenburg
2316 Regan Ave.
Boise, Idaho

Games Editor & Committeeman

Eugene Cowan
Box 431
Driggs, Idaho

Committeemen

Ted Hartwell
447 Jefferson
Twin Falls, Idaho

Roy Parker
Box 137
Nampa, Idaho

Mel Schubert
40 Purdue Ave.
Pocatello, Idaho

Mrs. Bernice Millar
1265 Royal Ave.
Idaho Falls, Idaho


Coming Events!

IDAHO OPEN -- in Boise, Memorial Day weekend, May 28-29, Saturday & Sunday, Y.M.C.A. Five rounds, Swiss System. Three rounds Saturday, two Sunday. 50 moves in two hours time control.

Registration 9:00 am, First round 10:00 am. Entry Fee--Class "A" $3.50, Class "B" $2.50. West Coast Ratings for both classes.

Tournament Director--BUZ EDDY, Editor of the Washington Chess Letter.

Class "A"--USCF rated, all entrants must either belong to or join the USCF. Prizes--First Prize--$30.00, Second Prize--$15.00, Third $10.00.

Class "B"--not USCF rated and entrants need not belong to any organization.

Prizes--First and second place trophies, trophy for top Jr. and top woman player. All ladies urged to attend.

For information & reservations write Dick Vandenburg, 2316 Regan Ave., Boise.

SEATTLE OPEN--June 25-26 in Seattle.

LILAC CITY OPEN--July 2, 3, 4 in Spokane.


Idaho Chess Bulletin -- price $1.00 per year, 5 issues. Send money to Editor.

Washington Chess Letter -- price $2.00 per year, 12 issues, send money to W.H. Raleigh, 4312 Woodland Park Ave., Seattle 3, Washington

TWO NORTHWEST PUBLICATIONS PROMOTING NORTHWEST CHESS


LAVERL KIMPTON WINS NEVADA OPEN

LaVerl Kimpton has won the Nevada state champion title for the third year in a row, thereby reaffirming his superiority in tough tournament play. His score of 5-2 was equaled by two strong Utah players who took second and third on tie breaking points--Gaston Chappuis and Farrell Clark. Chappuis tied Kimpton for the championship last year. Don Benge, strongman from Southern California, took 4th, 4½-2½. He had led in the earlier going with four straight wins but faltered in the last three rounds.

With players the likes of Bill Taber, Dr. Joseph, and Ken Jones placing in the second division, it isn't hard to guess the strength that was present. Even so, some new faces dotted the top ranks. George Sormer of Salt Lake City tied for 5th in beating Benge and drawing Kimpton. Charles Metzelaar of Ogden placed 8th, losing only one game and drawing several top finishers. It is interesting to note that in the last round, ten out of the top 11 players finished their tournament play with a draw. After six grueling rounds, no one was taking chances. The final results are a tribute to the play of the top three, who were one-two-three in the 1959 tournament as well.

PlacePlayerTown-1--2--3--4--5--6--7-ScoreS.B.
1.LaVerl KimptonSparksD3W5W16L4W10W8D65-219¾
2.Gaston ChappuisSalt LakeW17W7L4W12D8W6D35-219½
3.Farrell ClarkSalt LakeD1L10W13W17W18W4D25-218½
4.Donald BengeCulver City, CAW10W13W2W1L6L3D54½-2½19¼
5-6.Dr. A. JanushkowskySacramentoD12L1D10W11W15W17D44½-2½15¾
6-5.George SormerSalt LakeW20D18W14D8W4L2D14½-2½15¾
7.Richard MorrisSparksW15L2L11W13D12W18D84-313¼
8.Charles MetzelaarOgdenW19D14W18D6D2L1D74-313
9.Wayne ChappmanRenoL16D11L21ByeD14W19W174-3
10.William F. TaberRenoL4W3D5W14L1D11D133½-3½14¼
11.Ostap BenderSacramentoL13D9W7L5W16D10D153½-3½12½
12.Dr. W.B. JosephRenoD5L16W15L2D7D14W183½-3½12
13.Kenneth JonesRenoW11L4L3L7W21W16D103½-3½
14.Raymond SmithRenoW21D8L6L10D9D12W203½-3½
15.Kyle ForrestCaliforniaL7W21L12W19L5W20D113½-3½
16.C.C. McDanielSalt LakeW9W12L1L18L11L13W193-4
17.Harvey LambertRenoL2ByeW19L3W20L5L93-44
18.Ralph O. DayCarson CityByeD6L8W16L3L7L122½-4½
19.Maria VincensRenoL8W20L17L15ByeL9L162-52
20.Richard McConaughyCaliforniaL6L19ByeW21L17L15L142-51
21.Robert GomezLas VegasL14L15W9L20L13LFLF1-64

Tournament Director was Harold Lundstrom, Deseret News, Salt Lake City. The sponsor was R.A. Smith and Harolds Club and the tournament committee was composed of Smith, Taber, Jones, and Raymond Wheeler.


McCORMICK WINS WASHINGTON STATE TITLE

Senior Master, James McCormick of Seattle, is the new Washington State Champion. He scored five straight wins in a round robin tournament played by six qualifiers selected earlier to play for the title. Second place was won by Viktors Pupols, 4-1. Mike Franett was third, Dr. A.A. Murray placed fourth, David Grannis was fifth and Viesturs Seglins (who dropped out forfeiting three of his games) was sixth. The tournament was a contest between Pupols and McCormick who were tied with four wins apiece after the first four rounds. McCormick, with the Black pieces, won a Sicilian Defense using a Queen's side attack.


NORTHWEST RATINGS
by Robert A. Karch

These ratings are up-to-date with the March issue of the Washington Chess Letter and the February issue of the Idaho Chess Bulletin, and also including the Boise, Idaho City Championship results. Included in the quarterly rating period and totals 6 Masters, 24 Experts, and 255 Class A, B, and C players. The next rating list is due in July. This paper, because of limited space, reports ratings in full for Idaho, Montana, Utah, and Nevada, but only scattered ratings for Washington and Oregon. The list of Masters and Experts, however, is complete.

On the national scene, USCF Ratings Statistician, Frank Brady, has hired a full-time assistant who works exclusively on ratings. As a result, the national ratings have been recently appearing on a quarterly schedule in CHESS LIFE.

In time, the national ratings should eventually expand to include most of our local events and, when that happens, the Northwest Ratings will no longer be needed. In the meantime, we'll keep plugging away.

Senior MASTERS, (over 2299)
McCormick, JamesWashington 
Ulvestad, OlafWashington 
Zemgalis, ElmarsWashington 
   
MASTERS, (2200 Up)
Lapikan, Dr. PeterMontana 
Pupols, ViktorsWashington 
Seglins, ViestursWashington 
   
EXPERTS, (2000 Up)
Benavidez, A.Washington2000
Benge, DonCalifornia2004
Braley, JohnWashington2070
Buckendorf, G.Idaho2024
Cakarnis, IkarsWashington2021
Chappuis, G.Utah2000
Clark, FarrellUtah2000
Cornelius, G.Washington2045
Dalbergs, IvarsOregon2152
Diedrich, Ed.Washington2013
Dolph, PhilIdaho2005
Franett, MikeWashington2000
Grannis, DaveWashington2000
Harmon, ClarkOregon2142
Heilbut, DickUtah2000
Holmes, VernonWashington2059
Makens, TomWashington2000
Manney, O.W.Washington2091
Murray, Dr. A.A.Washington2000
Schultz, Rich.Washington2083
Smith, AdamMontana2001
Strong, JackOregon2029
Towne, DannyWashington2066
Wade, DanielWashington2072
   
CLASS A, (1800 Up)
Barto, JohnMontana1808
Bell, JohnOregon1919
Cowan, EugeneIdaho1823
Cziep, AloisIdaho1815
Eilmes, DonaldWashington1921
Ellis, A.B.Idaho1857
Feuerberg, G.Oregon1955
Fisher, JamesUtah1906
Groenig, DaveWashington1915
Harle, A.L.Idaho1870
Harris, C.E.Idaho1896
Hart, KayIdaho1826
Hartwell, TedIdaho1838
Hughart, HaroldIdaho1879
Hunt, Stan.Utah1818
Jeffs, PaulUtah1849
Jerome, RickWashington1954
Joachim, CharlesWashington1996
Jones, KenNevada1942
Kimpton, LloydIdaho1946
Lundberg, H.Montana1826
Neierding, L.Montana1980
Nettleton, F.Oregon1956
Page, L.N.Utah1921
Pratt, MelvinUtah1900
Raeder, ErwinUtah1899
Salverson, TedMontana1884
Schubert, MelIdaho1813
Stewart, C.H.Idaho1841
Stromsberg, I.Montana1821
Taber, William F.Nevada1966
Vandenburg, R.Idaho1996
Williamson, C.Utah1954
   
CLASS B, (1600 Up)
Anderson, JohnIdaho1751
Babcock, BobIdaho1762
Batie, RalphIdaho1610
Bowans, DuaneOregon1628
Breiter, Ed.Idaho1647
Brown, TeddyMontana1601
Carlson, TageUtah1603
Clark, BillIdaho1630
Conway, MikeWashington1740
Cosho, JohnIdaho1782
Davidson, JackIdaho1601
Denham, RayIdaho1606
Docekal, FredUtah1797
Dolph, HazelIdaho1627
Eddy, BuzWashington1669
English, JohnIdaho1751
Erickson, Low.Utah1628
Fredstrom, Br.Idaho1663
Fricke, RayIdaho1746
Funderburg, R.Idaho1626
Fung, PhillipIdaho1648
Geary, CharlesOregon1710
Hansen, RalphMontana1736
Haynes, RussIdaho1687
Horstman, E.H.Idaho1706
Howard, Fred M.Washington1638
Iverson, DaleUtah1790
Jackson, W.C.Idaho1760
Johnston, LymanWashington1727
Kooyman, RayUtah1635
Krajewski, EdUtah1747
Kunz, AlmaIdaho1712
Lajoie, Ever.Montana1607
Lauritzen, C.Idaho1692
Lee, NormanIdaho1718
McDaniel, C.C.Utah1612
McInnes, CharlesIdaho1767
Madsen, AlmaUtah1695
Metzelaar, Ch.Utah1638
Moody, WayneIdaho1611
Moore, DeaneOregon1776
Murphy, DonIdaho1623
Neil, J.M.Idaho1610
Palmer, B.Utah1689
Parker, RoyIdaho1767
Pickering, W.Utah1603
Rambo, Clar.Idaho1733
Rasor, GeorgeIdaho1686
Reid, DaveIdaho1612
Robinson, NigelIdaho1787
Scheiss, EdIdaho1708
Shanley, PaulMontana1754
Skirmants, NickIdaho1744
Smith, RayNevada1752
Sormers, Geo.Utah1798
Southern, R.Montana1787
Stanke, JerryIdaho1742
Trout, LewisIdaho1634
Turner, N.Utah1773
Wennstrom, MaxIdaho1736
Wright, M.W.Idaho1690
   
CLASS C, (under 1600)
Allen, FrankMontana1545
Allred, JackIdaho1510
Anderson, ArlanIdaho1395
Anderson, WillIdaho1355
Brown, MarkIdaho1337
Campbell, Wm.Idaho1530
Collins, PatUtah1596
Connolly, L.Idaho1428
Creek, AlexIdaho1215
Davenport, J.Utah1491
Davenport, JohnUtah1463
Day, RalphNevada1551
Graff, BarneyIdaho1527
Graff, DannyIdaho1171
Graff, KennyIdaho1339
Graff, StevenIdaho1297
Heyer, Doug.Montana1295
High, DavidIdaho1304
Jensen, KayIdaho1425
Kenworthy, O.Utah1492
King, D.J.Idaho1594
Millar, Bern.Idaho1580
Parker, DickIdaho1556
Peck, GlenIdaho1515
Perkins, SteveIdaho1385
Ralston, Rob.Utah1512
Rambo, GeneIdaho1401
Robson, BillyIdaho1345
Ross, DavidIdaho1400
Sanders, GregIdaho1247
Sanford, BobIdaho1514
Shanley, EvaMontana1475
Sikos-Tomay, L.Idaho1475
Slagowski, AmIdaho1411
Southern, RichMontana1592
Spangenberg, C.Idaho1586
Thorstensen, C.Utah1509
Trout, Ron.Idaho1076
Tuck, MauriceIdaho1295
Walker, JamesUtah1590
Waterman, VicIdaho1520
Wendel, Herb.Montana1590
Whiteman, Ch.Oregon1334

PROBLEM CORNER

No. 6, by W.A. Shinkman, courtesy of Isaac Kashdan.

White to move and mate in 3. Solution next issue.

Send solutions to Dick Vandenburg, 2316 Regan Ave., Boise, Idaho.

Problem No. 5 was our toughest thus far but the regular solvers still came through with the correct result. Those providing the correct answer to the last one were: Ben J. Peterson, Horton Thompson, and C.E. Harris. This list is shorter than previously and a few regulars didn't come up with the right move. Problem No. 6 should be easy with so few pieces on the board. Just give the first move that covers all angles. I guess I had better let you "fish" in on the answer to No. 5---Q-R7!

At the outset of the "Problem Corner" I promised a prize to the solvers who answered all the problems. That prize was to be a year's subscription to the Idaho Chess Bulletin. We didn't have anyone who answered all of the first five problems correctly but Ben J. Peterson did answer four of them. As a result, Ben will be awarded a year's subscription as the leading solver. Next time, however, five correct answers will be necessary for the prize. Those whose club pays their subscription can receive a $1.00 credit for the club by answering them all. Let's see more of you join in the fun and get your name in print!


McCORMICK WINS PACIFIC NORTHWEST OPEN

James McCormick, of Seattle, won the 1960 Pacific Northwest Open with a 5½-½ score. He defeated Charles Geary, S.M. Paulsen (both from Oregon), John Braley, Richard Schultz (Seattle), and Arthur Wang of Berkeley, California. In the last round, he drew with Julius Loftsson of El Cerrito, California. John Braley, who lost only to McCormick, placed second, 5-1. Wang and Loftsson were third and fourth, 4½-1½. Richard Schultz placed 5th, 4-2. Clark Harmon, winner of three recent tournaments, faltered and placed 9th, 3½-2½. The 28 player tournament was played March 12-13 at the Portland YMCA. The tournament was USCF rated. Director was Fred Byron and Clark Harmon handled the publicity. Seventeen new members were signed up for the USCF.


CLARK HARMON WINS 1960 OREGON JR.

Clark Harmon, of Portland, won the 3rd Oregon Junior in Portland last March 26-27. Harmon defeated Buz Eddy, Mike Franett, Larry Bergquist, Ric Jerome, and drew in the last round with John Braley. Franett, Jerome, and Braley were 2nd through 4th with 3½-1½ scores. Buz Eddy placed 5th, 3-2. Twelve players were entered.


FRANETT WINS NORTH IDAHO JUNIOR

Mike Franett, defending 1959 Northwest Junior Champion, won the 1960 North Idaho Junior with a perfect 5-0 score. He defeated David Ross, Willy Brandal, Bruce Fredstrom, Melvin Church, and Buz Eddy. Willy Brandal and John Braley were 2nd and 3rd, 3½-1½. Fredstrom and Eddy were 4th and 5th, 3-2. Twelve players participated four from Seattle, five from Sandpoint, and three others from other North Idaho points. Surprise of the tournament was Bruce Fredstrom's win over John Braley. Buz Eddy was tournament director.


BOISE BEATS TWIN FALLS IN IDAHO TEAM TOURNAMENT

Defending champion, Boise, continued its winning ways with a resounding defeat of the Twin Falls team, 13-5, in a match played in Twin Falls May 2. Twin Falls had previously beaten Pocatello 10½-3½ and Boise had previously beaten Canyon County 15-12. Boise is now scheduled to meet Teton Valley for the title. Teton Valley won over Idaho Falls, 7½-4½.

Boise had most of its big guns in the line-up and Twin Falls had its full team present. Dick Vandenburg took 1½ points out of 2 from state champion, Glen Buckendorf, in Glen's first Idaho team loss. Harold Hughart beat Lloyd Kimpton twice in what could be considered an upset. Max Wennstrom, fast improving Boise "B" player, upset Don Murphy with two wins. Lewis Trout was the only Twin Falls player to get a plus score. Boise's strength on the top boards was surprising but another match could easily see the result reversed.

BOISETWIN FALLS
BdPlayerResultBdPlayerResult
1.Dick Vandenburg½ 11.Glen Buckendorf½ 0
2.Phil Dolph½ ½2.Ted Hartwell½ ½
3.Harold Hughart1 13.Lloyd Kimpton0 0
4.C.H. Stewart1 14.Lowell Hulbirt (Jerome)0 0
5.Nick Skirmants0 15.Bill Clark (Rogerson)1 0
6.Max Wennstrom1 16.Don Murphy0 0
7.Norman Lee1 07.Clarence Rambo (Murtaugh)0 1
8.George Rasor1 17.Barney Graff (Murtaugh)0 0
9.J.M. Neil½ 07.Lewis Trout½ 1
  13  5

SPERRY TEAM WINS IN UTAH TEAM ACTION

The Sperry Chess Team has defeated two rivals in recent Utah team play. It first defeated a strong Ogden team, 9-6, and has now won over the Thiokol Chess Club of Brigham City, 12½-8½. Ben J. Peterson and Ted Pathakis captained the successful Sperry team and, in playing the top boards took 3½ out of a possible 4 points. Charles Metzelaar was captain of the Ogden team and Don Williams captained Thiokol.

SPERRYOGDEN
BdPlayerResultBdPlayerResult
1.T. Pathakis11.Mel Pratt0
2.B. Peterson12.C. Metzelaar0
3.R. Johnson03.Paul Jeffs1
4.R. Shippert14.Hall0
5.B. Eldege05.Pickering1
6.C. Stevens16.Carlson0
7.R. Heany07.Ralston1
8.L. Gunnerson08.Alvard1
9.C. Finley19.Iverson0
10.R. Bassett010.Thorstenson1
11.G. Lemmon011.Davenport1
12.R. Jensen112.Fox0
13.G. Weeks113.Hedger0
14.R. Miller114.Lager0
15.B. Thinnel115.Fox0
  9  6

SPERRYTHIOKOL
BdPlayerResultBdPlayerResult
1.T. Pathakis11.P. McCallister0
2.B. Peterson½2.D. Williams½
3.R. Johnson03.B. Luskin1
4.R. Shippert½4.K. Kapp½
5.J. Geocoma15.P. Hatch0
6.A. Lieberman16.G. Talbert0
7.R. Heany17.S. McClure0
8.C. Finley½8.J. Roberts½
9.C. Stout09.R. Knudson1
10.R. Jensen010.R. Lambourne1
11.R. Bassett111.N. Williams0
12.Gunnerson012.L. Menderink1
13.B. Eldredge113.S. Cardell0
14.R. Miller014.F. Babcock1
15.T. Hone115.J. Stoker0
16.G. Weeks116.G. Luther0
17.B. Thunnel017.M. Cooms1
18.G. Lemmon018.H. Pulsipher1
19.D. Jacobs119.L. Miller0
20.D. Stoker120.E. Caspersen0
21.C. Detzel121.A. Bybee0
  12½  

FROM CHESS LIFE

Russians dominate the latest chess news. In the absence of Botvinnik, Tal, and Keres, the USSR Championship was won by the comparatively unknown, Viktor Korchnoi, 29 year old grandmaster. Geller and Petrosian followed (Petrosian was last year's USSR champion). Bronstein, Smyslov, and Spassky (Russia's leading junior) also failed to win this formidable tournament.

Mikhail Tal has apparently won the world championship away from Botvinnik. We have heard that the New York Times reported that Tal drew a game to go ahead with a winning lead in the 24 game match, 12½ points, or more than half. More about this in the next issue if the report proves correct. Chess Life's report doesn't show this as yet.

Bobby Fischer has won the 1960 "Mar del Plata" tournament in Argentina with a 13½-1½ score. He was declared co-winner with Boris Spassky, young grandmaster from Russia who had the same score, drawing three games. Fischer lost in the second round to Spassky but held on and finally gained a tie for first when Spassky drew his final round game. Fischer's loss was the Black side of a King's Gambit.


In another foreign news item, Bob Karch, Northwest Rating Statistician now in Germany, tied for second place in the Oberammergau Annual Championship. Evidently, Bob has kept up on his chess as well as his chess work!


CHESS NOTES

by E.L. Cowan

Among the rewards that those who have curiosity enough to explore a little, through reading, receive are the many charming, witty, or profound passages which a person finds in books and magazines. Many chess players, perhaps most of them, are content to only play the game, and will neither study nor even read for casual reasons, having a definite resistance to such pursuits. Anti-intellectual tendencies exist in those who follow our intellectual sport, or art.

I have long been fond of this comment by Purdy on a mysterious rook move by Bronstein in his 20th game vs. Botvinnik in their first (?) match for the world title: "Part of a very deep, indeed almost unfathomable, plan in which the Rook ultimately turns out to be better here than on QB1. Nobody can be sure that Bronstein's strategy here is absolutely correct, but profound it certainly is....". (Chess World, Dec., 1951.)

In another issue of the same Australian magazine, July, 1954, is a summary of a quarter-century of chess for their Silver Jubilee issue. It contains stories including some about the famous "Sultan Khan", from India, a house-servant who by the kindness of his patron had an international chess career. Unable to read and unskilled in opening theory, he defeated Tartakover, "the most sophisticated opening theoretician in all chess history" (certainly an exaggerated statement, however), in a set match. (He also once defeated Capablanca.) He won the 1933 British Empire Championship and Miss Fatima, a servant-girl in the same house-hold, won the woman's title of the same Empire!

The "Chess Cavalcade, 1929-1954" also had many more paragraphs on Alekhine, Koshnitsky of Australia, Nazi bulls as they wreck chess china shops in Europe, the USA team of Reshevsky, Fine, Kashdan, Marshall, and Horowitz dominating world team play, and Keres and Fine winning the eight man AVRO 1938 Tournament ahead of--get this---Botvinnik, Alekhine, Euwe, Reshevsky, Capablanca, and Flohr!, who finished in that order.

(continued next issue)


WITH THE CLUBS

HARTWELL WINS IN TWIN FALLS

Ted Hartwell mastered the Twin Falls Chess Club winning the club title, 13-1, allowing two draws to second place, Lloyd Kimpton who scored 9½-4½. Bill Clark came on strong to place 3rd, 9-5. A double round robin was played with all players in one section.

PlacePlayer-1--2--3--4--5--6--7--8-Score
1.Ted Hartwellxx½½11111111111113-1
2.Lloyd Kimpton½½xx½1½½011101119½-4½
3.Bill Clark00½0xx111011119-5
4.Don Murphy00½½00xx110111118-6
5.Clarence Rambo001000xx1110116½-7½
6.Lewis Trout0000011000xx01115-9
7.Barney Graff001000000110xx115-9
8.J.C. Connolly00000000000000xx0-14

In a junior tourney held at the same time, the final standings were (1) Gene Rambo, (2) Kenny Graff, (3) Ronnie Trout, (4) Steven Graff, (5) Gregg Sanders, and (6) Danny Graff.


PHIL DOLPH WINS BOISE CHAMPIONSHIP

With a perfect 7-0 score, Phil Dolph has won the 1960 Boise championship over a field of 18 contestants. He won over second place, Dick Vandenburg, in the third round and continued without a loss. Vandenburg placed second, 6-1. Dolph also won from former champion, John Cosho but didn't play another former champion, C.H. Stewart, who had trouble and wound up 9th, 3½-3½. A.L. Harle played good chess scoring 5-2 and losing only to Dolph and Vandenburg.

The Boise tournament has traditionally been divided into A & B classes with a round robin played in each. This year, however, the two were combined in order to limit the number of games played and to make the results better for rating purposes. Dolph was declared Class A winner. The Class B was won by Bob Babcock, 4-3. With identical scores, second and third in Class B went to Norman Lee and Nick Skirmants. J.M. Neil won Class C with Dick Parker taking second. Lee was awarded a book prize for the most improvement, Max Wennstrom received the middle prize and Bob Sanford received the last place prize.

PlacePlayer-1--2--3--4--5--6--7-ScoreMed.
1.Phil DolphW14W8W2W3W5W7W47-020
2.Dick VandenburgW4W7L1W9W3W11W126-119
3.A.L. HarleW10W5W9L1L2W8W75-220½
4.Bob BabcockL2W17D7D11W6W14L14-319
5.Norman LeeW13L3W15W12L1L6W144-317½
6.Nick SkirmantsW15L9W14L8L4W5W114-317
7.John CoshoW16L2D4W13W8L1L33½-3½21½
8.Max WennstromW18L1W10W6L7L3D93½-3½19½
9.C.H. StewartW12W6L3L2L11W13D83½-3½18½
10.Cecil SpangenbergL3W13L8D14W15L16W173½-3½14
11.George RasorD17W16L12D4W9L2L63-417
12.Dave ReidL9W15W11L5L14W18L23-415½
13.M.W. WrightL5L10W17L7W16L9W183-415
14.Bob FunderburgL1W18L6D10W12L4L52½-4½18½
15.J.M. NeilL6L12L5W18L10D17W162½-4½15
16.Hazel DolphL7L11D18W17L13W10L152½-4½14
17.Dick ParkerD11L4L13L16W18D15L102-514½
18.Bob SanfordL8L14D16L15L17L12L13½-6½14

JONES WINS RENO CHAMPIONSHIP

Ken Jones won the single round robin Reno city tournament with a perfect 12-0 score! He won from state champion LaVerl Kimpton, who also lost to Ray Wheeler and placed 3rd, 9-3. Wayne Chapman upset several strong players and placed second, 9½-2½.

PlacePlayer-1--2--3--4--5--6--7--8--9--10-11-12-13ScoreS.B.
1.K.R. Jonesxx1111111111F1112-0 
2.Wayne Chapman0xx½½11½1111F11F9½-2½ 
3.L.E. Kimpton0½xx½10111F11119-3 
4.Dr. N.B. Joseph0½½xx½11101111F8½-3½39
5.William F. Taber000½xx1111F11F118½-3½32¾
6.Ray Wheeler00100xx11011117-5 
7.R. Herz0½0000xx11F11F11F6½-5½ 
8.Ed Hancock0000000xx101114-8 
9.Boyd Whittey000F10F10F0xx1-0-3-918½
10.W.L. McCabe000000010xx01F1F3-96
11.Stephen RandOFOF00OF00F0-1xx11F3-95
12.Russ Ventura0000000010F0xx12-10 
13.Al Adams00F00F000F0-0F0F0xx12-0 

F=by forfeit. -=not played.

Late Special!

FRANETT WINS INLAND EMPIRE OPEN

The Inland Empire Open attracted more than its usual parade of chess stars and, in truly upset fashion, expert Mike Franett won out over a field including Senior Master, Jim McCormick, and other experts Gordan Cornelius, Donald Turner, Richard Schultz, Frank Ashley, Dave Groenig, John Braley, Danny Towne, Dan Wade, etc. It was a big weekend for Franett who won four games and drew with McCormick and Schultz. Also scoring 5-1 and placing second and third were Cornelius and Turner. Cornelius drew with Ashley and Braley and Turner drew with Ralph Hansen and Buz Eddy while winning from Schultz. Jim McCormick was fourth, 4½-1½, and lost to Cornelius, putting him out of the money.

Harkness pairings were used and, in the late rounds, the top players began playing each other regularly. Schultz, who had only one draw going into the last round, lost his chance when he bowed to Turner, and placed 5th. A total of 46 players competed. Mike Conway did a terrific job directing his first major tournament.

1.Mike Franett, Seattle5-1
2.Gordan Cornelius, Spokane5-1
3.Donald Turner, Salem5-1
4.James McCormick, Seattle4½-1½
5.Richard Schultz, Seattle4½-1½
6.Frank Ashley, Spokane4½-1½
7.Dave Groenig, Spokane4½-1½
8.John Braley, Seattle4-2
9.Hector Aldape, Seattle4-2
10.William Hoge, Yakima4-2
11.Danny Towne, Prosser4-2
12.Robert Kittredge, Spokane4-2
13.Dan Wade, Seattle4-2
14.Jesse Tuggle, Spokane3½-2½
26.Ralph Hansen, Missoula2½-3½
27.Lyman Johnson, Seatle2½-3½
35.Horton Thompson, Kendrick2-4
36.Bruce Fredstrom, Sandpoint2-4
37.Buz Eddy, Seattle2-4
44.Doug Venn, Spirit Lake0-6

GAMES SECTION

From the Oberammergau, Germany 1960 Chess Championship--final round

White: Rostislav Schultz
Black: Robert Karch

1P-Q4N-KB316P-N4PxNP
2P-QB4P-KN317NxPQ-N3!
3N-QB3B-N218R-BB-Q5
4P-K4P-Q319Q-K2P-B4
5N-B30-020PxBPQBxP
6P-KN3B-Q221N-B6 (d)BxPch!
7B-N2N-B322K-R (e)QR-K
8P-Q5 (a)N-QR423N-K4Q-K6
9Q-Q3P-B424QxQNxQ
10P-QR3 (b)N-N625RxBNxB
11R-QNP-QR326RxBPxR
120-0Q-R4 (c)27KxNPxN
13N-R2NxB28PxPPxP
14KRxBP-QN429RxPP-K6
15N-Q2N-N530N-Q4R-B7ch

And Black won.

Notes by Karch:

(a) This attempt to drive the Black QN away also opens up the diagonal for Black's KB and, at the same time closes the diagonal to White's King Bishop. If players would look beneath the surface at the pawn skeleton, they would see that some seemingly strong "attacking" moves in reality contain certain weaknesses.

(b) A mistake which gives Black the advantage of the Bishop pair. As the game progresses, white will become noticeably weak on the black-squared diagonals.

(c) Take a look at White's Q in relation to his two rooks and you see a golden opportunity for a skewer attack with Bishop on either Black's KB4 or QN4.

(d) The KP is poison. After 21.QxP--QR-K.

(e) If 22.RxB?, NxR; 23.QxN, QxQch; 24.KxQ, BxR d.ch. After this game, I placed in a tie for second.


Nevada Open, 1960, 4th Round

RETI-BARCZA SYSTEM

White: Dr. N.B. Joseph
Black: Gaston Chappuis

1N-KB3N-KB340B-B3?PxP
2P-KN3P-KN341B-K4?!P-R3? (c)
3B-N2B-N242Q-Q3Q-K2
40-00-043B-B5Q-K6
5P-Q3P-Q344QxQBxQ
6QN-Q2N-B3 (a)45B-K6B-N4
7P-K4P-K446R-KR2K-N2
8R-KB-Q247RxBPR-QR
9P-B3Q-B48R-N3R-R5
10P-Q4B-N549R-B2RxP
11P-Q5N-Q50K-K2 (d)K-N3
12N-N3K-R51R-N4R-K5ch
13B-Q2P-QR452K-Q3R-K6ch
14P-QR4N-N53K-B4N-K5
15Q-B2 (b)P-KB454R-N7NxB
16PxPPxP55RxNRxRch
17P-B4P-N356KxRB-Q
18B-B3N-B257K-B4R-B5ch
19QN-Q2N/1-R358K-N5K-B3
20P-R3B-R459K-B6K-K2
21N-BQ-Q260R-N3R-B5ch
22Q-Q2QR-K61K-N5R-B4ch
23R-R2B-B362K-N4P-B3
24P-QN4PxP63R-K3PxP
25BxNPBxN64BxPchK-Q2
26BxBN-N465B-B7B-N4
27B-N2Q-N266R-KR3B-Q7ch
28R-R3N-N67K-N3K-K2
29P-R5PxP68B-R5P-Q4
30RxRPP-B569B-K2P-Q5
31R-R3P-B670K-N2B-K6
32BxBPNxPch71B-Q3K-B3
33K-R2B-N472B-K2B-B8ch
34Q-K2Q-R373K-NB-N4
35K-N2N-B374R-R3R-B6
36N-K3N-B5ch75R-R6chK-K4
37PxNPxP76B-Q??R-B8ch
38R-KRQ-N277Resigns 
39K-BPxN   

Notes: (ELC)

(a) The first break in the symmetry.

(b) It makes me nervous to see a pin go uncorrected so long.

(c) What about RxB? It looks better to me--call the bluff! (famous last words)

(d) Not BxNch, RxBch!


As the Sultan Khan is again in the chess news, we publish this game from the "Golden Treasury of Chess" edited by F.J. Wellmuth; the only game of this master's I could find.

Liege 1930

INDIAN DEFENSE

White: Victor Ivanovich Soultanbeieff
Black: Mir Sultan Khan

1P-Q4N-KB316N-R4P-N4
2N-KB3P-QN317Q-K3Q-Q!
3P-B4P-K318KN-B3Q-K2
4P-KN3B-N219P-R3QR-N!
5B-N2B-N5ch20P-N3B-R!
6B-Q2BxBch21N-NN/2-K4!
7QNxB0-022P-QR4?NxNch
80-0P-B4!23BxNN-Q5
9Q-B2N-B324B-QP-B4!
10PxPPxP25PxPRxBP
11P-K4?Q-B226R-B3QR-KB
12KR-KP-Q327R-KBR-B6!
13QR-BP-KR328BxRRxB
14P-QR3N-Q2!29Resigns 
15Q-B3P-QR4   

The book had no notes but the generaous explanation points are theirs, Wellmuth's, that is. QxR would have led to an interesting finish.


from Idaho Closed, 1960, Round 3

KING'S INDIAN DEFENSE

White: Mel Schubert
Black: C.H. Stewart

1P-Q4N-KB316P-KR4P-KR3
2P-QB4P-KN317R-R?PxP
3N-KB3B-N218PxPQxPch
4N-B30-019N-N4chN-R3
5P-K4P-Q320Q-NK-N
6B-Q3N-B321K-B2 (c)NxNch
70-0B-N522PxNK-B2
8B-K2 (a)P-K423R-R2N-B3
9P-Q5N-K224R-N2R-R
10P-KR3B-Q2 (b)25N-N5??Q-R5ch
11N-R2N-K26K-BNxKP
12P-KN4P-KB427NxBP?QR-QB
13P-B3K-R28N-N5BxN!
14K-N2N-N29PxBRxBch!!
15P-N5P-B530RxRN-Q7 Mate (d)

Notes by Vandenburg:

(a) This extra move was made necessary through the improper B-Q3 made earlier.

(b) Black now evens the score of extra moves.

(c) This very interesting game has both sides having trouble with their King positions.

(d) And well done too.


Twin Falls--Pocatello Match

SICILIAN DEFENSE

White: Bill Clark
Black: Charles Barnstein

1P-K4P-QB413Q-Q2R-K? (d)
2N-KB3N-QB314N/4-K2Q-Q2?
3P-Q4PxP15N-N3P-KR3
4NxPN-B3 (a)16PxPBxP
5N-QB3P-Q317P-B5BxBch
6B-K2P-KN318QxBN-K4
70-0B-N219N-Q5P-B3
8B-K30-0 (b)20PxPK-N2? (e)
9P-B4B-Q221N-B5chKxP? (f)
10P-KN4Q-B22Q-R6chK-B2
11P-N5N-KN5!?23Q-N7chK-K3
12BxN? (c)BxB24N-Q4 Mate (g) 

Notes by Vandenburg:

(a) This avoids the Maroczy Bind which Clark says he likes after our game in the State Tourney.

(b) So far a "book" Dragon Variation.

(c) Not good as it breaks up White's pressures. NxN followed by B-Q2 (Black cannot play NxB after White's NxN because of NxPch!) and then P-KR3 possibly trapping the Black Knight. Black can't play either QxN or BxN as either lose the KN immediately.

(d) Accomplishes nothing towards exploiting Black's new K side possibilities.

(e) Why this?

(f) BxN is better.

(g) An interesting position. White could mate with either Knight. A game with interesting possibilities for both sides.


Boise--Twin Falls Match

SICILIAN DEFENSE

White: Max Wennstrom
Black: Don Murphy

1P-K4P-QB421R-N5QR-Q
2N-KB3P-Q322K-NR-Q5
3N-B3N-KB323Q-K3K-N2
4B-B4B-N524R/1-NR/1-Q
5P-KR3BxN25R/1-N3R/5-Q3
6QxBP-KN326R-B3K-B
7P-Q3B-N227P-R4P-R4
8P-R30-028P-N3Q-N2
9P-KN4QN-Q229R-NP-B4?
10B-B4P-N330R-N5Q-B3
11P-KR4N-K431R/3-N3K-N2
12BxNPxB32Q-B3R/1-Q2
13P-N5N-R433K-R2R-Q5
14N-Q5P-K334PxPPxP
15N-K3N-B535Q-K3Q-K2?
16N-N4P-KR436RxBP!QxP
17N-R6chBxN37QxPchK-R3
18PxBK-R238B-N8!Q-Q? (a)
190-0-0KxP39Q-R8chResigns
20QR-NQ-B3   

(a) R-KN2 would have held at least temporarily. This was a "Waiting" game with both waiting for the first miscue.