I would like you to indicate me whom should I write
or how can I do to obtain the following game, which I
played on 1954 at Amsterdan Olympic Chess Games.
Julio Bolbochan (White) vs. Lothar Smith (Black)
Amsterdan Olympic Chess Games
I have tried to obtain this game for years without being
Thanks in advance,
International Grand Master
I haven't found the requested game. I assume the opponent in the sought
game (requested below) might be Lothar Maximilian Lorenz Schmid and not
"Smith." Schmid played for Germany in 11 Olympiads from 1950 to 1974.
I assume the requested 1954 game was played at the XI Chess Olympiad
I did a quick WWW/net search and only found a 1954 match of Argentina vs
USSR (which contained some Bolbochan games including a win over the great
Keres) but none from the Amsterdam Olympics. [Keres wrote in his
collected games: "Then (1954) I made the long voyage to the Argentine
as a member of the U.S.S.R. team and crossed swords with Julio Bolbochan
in four games, winning one, losing one and drawing two games."] In
searching for games, note that IGM Julio Bolbochan's late older brother
IM Jacobo Bolbochan (1906-1984) will also appear in some (particularly
earlier) databases/game collections perhaps also as "Bolbochan,J."
Does anyone live near the White Collection in Cleveland Ohio to see if
they might have this game that IGM Bolbochan has been searching for over
the years? I assume that this game is missing from the published
selected(?) games of the 1954 Amsterdam Olympiad tournament book?
Is Lothar Schmid (b. 1928) available to ask about the move listing?
Schmid reportedly has the largest private chess library in the world...If
anyone would have it, one would think he would! (Unless Bolbochan won the
game, and Schmid didn't want to keep it for his collection!--just
Let's show the power of the net and check our databases, books, libraries,
etc.! Is anyone near Amsterdam reading this? Perhaps they
could check local Amsterdam sources for coverage back then of games that
didn't make the tournament book?
Good luck to any searchers! [Should you choose to accept this
mission...this tape will self-destruct in 5 seconds!]
From the earlier post:
Julio Bolbochan (mve...@ivic.ivic.ve) wrote:
: Dear Sirs:
In article <31B69E...@ivic.ivic.ve>, Julio Bolbochan <mve...@ivic.ivic.ve> writes:
> I would like you to indicate me whom should I write
> or how can I do to obtain the following game, which I
> played on 1954 at Amsterdan Olympic Chess Games.
> Julio Bolbochan (White) vs. Lothar Smith (Black)
> Last Round
> Amsterdan Olympic Chess Games
In case anyone goes through his database - black should be Lothar Schmidt
(not Smith). If noone has this, perhaps people from a german or dutch chess
magazine can help?!