The Absolute Correspondence Championship of the United States Chess Federation, 1976–2010

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About the Book

This collection of games, most of them annotated, features the United States Chess Federation’s premiere invitational tournament—the Absolute Championship. Features include statistical results of participants from 1976 through 2010, results of many opening variations as played in the Absolutes, yearly crosstables, biographical details of all winners and information on all participants, and indexes of players, opening variations and ECO codes.

About the Author(s)

Alex Dunne is the United States Chess Federation correspondence chess director, author of more than a dozen chess books and frequent contributor to Chess Life. He is a FIDE Master, Life Master and ICCF Correspondence Chess Master. He lives in Sayre, Pennsylvania.

Bibliographic Details

Alex Dunne
Format: softcover (7 x 10)
Pages: 348
Bibliographic Info: 305 games, 36 tables, 248 diagrams, indexes
Copyright Date: 2012
pISBN: 978-0-7864-7294-9
eISBN: 978-1-4766-0299-8
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Introduction      ix

Abbreviations      xi

The Inauguration of the Absolute Correspondence Championship      xii

Absolute Directors      xiii

Statistics for the 1976 to 2010 Participants      xv

The Tournaments, 1976–2010

The 1976 Absolute      1

The 1977 Absolute      8

The 1978 Absolute      14

The 1979 Absolute      23

The 1980 Absolute      31

The 1981 Absolute      39

The 1982 Absolute      49

The 1983 Absolute      60

The 1984 Absolute      66

The 1985 Absolute      74

The 1986 Absolute      78

The 1987 Absolute      87

The 1988 Absolute      95

The 1989 Absolute      105

The 1990 Absolute      114

The 1991 Absolute      124

The 1992 Absolute      133

The 1993 Absolute      146

The 1994 Absolute      156

The 1995 Absolute      164

The 1996 Absolute      173

The 1997 Absolute      180

The 1998 Absolute      190

The 1999 Absolute      205

The 2000 Absolute      215

The 2001 Absolute      223

The 2002 Absolute      232

The 2003 Absolute      243

The 2004 Absolute      254

The 2005 Absolute      263

The 2006 Absolute      274

The 2007 Absolute      288

The 2008 Absolute      296

The 2009 Absolute      307

The 2010 Absolute      317

Index of Openings (Traditional Names)      325

Index of Openings (ECO Codes)      326

Player Index      328

Book Reviews & Awards

“recommended”—IM John Donaldson (JeremySilman.com); “high-quality, short and instructive comments to cover the key moments…very useful for correspondence players…many club otb amateur players could learn a lot from playing through these games…there is much entertainment to be had”—British Chess Magazine.