I am interested in the History of chess and looking at old FIDE ranking lists I am a bit puzzled by the lack of information about some very good players.
For instance, in the list of July 1972:
- Shmit, from Soviet Union, and ranked #95 in the world with 2480 Elo https://www.olimpbase.org/Elo/player/Shmit.html
- Zurakov, from Soviet Union, and ranked #275 in the world with 2415 Elo https://www.olimpbase.org/Elo/player/Zurakov.html
- Abaharov, from Soviet Union, and ranked #285 in the world with 2410 Elo https://www.olimpbase.org/Elo/player/Abaharov.html
Does anyone know them?
The complete list offers other examples https://www.olimpbase.org/Elo/Elo197207e.html
I am also looking to know more about a player called Donnelly, from Ireland, and ranked #416 in 1970 with FIDE rating of 2240 (a very decent rating at that time!) https://www.olimpbase.org/Elo/player/Donnelly.html