Winner Takes it All

Winner Takes it All

kenytiger
kenytiger
Aug 16, 2008, 12:00 AM |
5 | Amazing Games

Albéric O'Kelly de Galway ( 1911-1980), was a Belgian Grandmaster in 1956 and an International Correspondence Grandmaster in 1962, most famous for being the third ICCF World Champion in correspondence chess between 1959 and 1962. He was also a chess writer.

He won the Belgian Championships thirteen times between 1937 and 1959. In 1947 he became one of Europe's leading players, finishing first at the 1947 European Zonal Tournament at Hilversum. He earned the title of International Master in 1950, the first year the title was awarded.

O'Kelly was made an International Arbiter in 1962 and was the chief arbiter of the Petrosian-Spassky World Championship matches in 1966 and 1969. In 1974 he was the arbiter for the Karpov-Korchnoi match in Moscow. He was also a good linguist, fluent in six languages (French, Dutch, German, English, Spanish, Russian, and also some Italian).

The following game, played in 1970, is a triple-award winner, the point, the brilliancy prize and the best-played game.

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