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TOURNAMENT STANDINGS
Zurich Tournament

Alexander Alekhine13/15(+12 -1 =2)[games]
Max Euwe12/15(+10 -1 =4)[games]
Salomon Flohr12/15(+9 -0 =6)[games]
Efim Bogoljubov11.5/15(+9 -1 =5)[games]
Emanuel Lasker10/15(+9 -4 =2)[games]
Aron Nimzowitsch9/15(+6 -3 =6)[games]
Ossip Bernstein9/15(+6 -3 =6)[games]
Gideon Stahlberg8/15(+5 -4 =6)[games]
Hans Johner7.5/15(+5 -5 =5)[games]
Walter Henneberger5.5/15(+5 -9 =1)[games]
Fritz Gygli5/15(+3 -8 =4)[games]
Stefano Rosselli del Turco4.5/15(+3 -9 =3)[games]
Henri Grob4/15(+2 -9 =4)[games]
Hans Mueller4/15(+3 -10 =2)[games]
Oskar Naegeli3/15(+1 -10 =4)[games]
Hermann Joss2/15(+0 -11 =4)[games]
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Chessgames.com Chess Event Description
Zurich (1934)

The 37th Swiss Championship, held in Zurich, Switzerland from July 14th to the 28th, 1934 (1) was an international tournament event. Many elite European masters, including then World Champion Alexander Alekhine, joined Switzerland's best for a round robin tournament. The participants were: from France, Alekhine and Ossip Bernstein; from Germany, former world champion Emanuel Lasker and Efim Bogoljubov; from Denmark, Aron Nimzowitsch; from the Netherlands, Max Euwe; from Czechoslovakia, Salomon Flohr; from Sweden, Gideon Stċhlberg; from Italy, Stefano Rosselli del Turco; and from Switzerland, Henri Grob, Fritz Gygli, Walter Henneberger, Hans Johner, Hermann Joss, Hans Mueller, and Oskar Naegeli. Alekhine reigned supreme over the field with an astounding 13/15! The world champion's only loss in the tournament was a prophetic one to Euwe, who would topple the world champion for the crown a year later.

Participants: http://sah.hr/forum/index.php?actio...

Zurich, Switzerland, 14-28 July 1934

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 Pts 1 Alekhine * 0 ½ ½ 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 13 =2 Euwe 1 * ½ 1 0 ½ 1 ½ 1 1 1 1 ½ 1 1 1 12 =2 Flohr ½ ½ * ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 12 4 Bogoljubov ½ 0 ½ * 1 ½ ½ ½ 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 11½ 5 Lasker 0 1 ½ 0 * 0 1 0 ½ 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 10 =6 Nimzowitsch 0 ½ ½ ½ 1 * ½ ½ 0 0 1 1 ½ 1 1 1 9 =6 Bernstein 0 0 ½ ½ 0 ½ * 1 ½ ½ ½ 1 1 1 1 1 9 8 Stċhlberg 0 ½ 0 ½ 1 ½ 0 * ½ 1 0 1 1 ½ 1 ½ 8 9 Johner 0 0 0 0 ½ 1 ½ ½ * 0 1 1 1 1 ½ ½ 7½ 10 Henneberger 0 0 0 0 0 1 ½ 0 1 * 0 0 1 0 1 1 5½ 11 Gygli 0 0 0 0 0 0 ½ 1 0 1 * ½ 0 ½ ½ 1 5 12 Rosselli del Turco 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 ½ * ½ 1 1 ½ 4½ =13 Grob 0 ½ 0 0 0 ½ 0 0 0 0 1 ½ * 0 ½ 1 4 =13 Mueller 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 ½ 0 1 ½ 0 1 * 0 1 4 15 Naegeli 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 ½ 0 ½ 0 ½ 1 * ½ 3 16 Joss 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 ½ ½ 0 0 ½ 0 0 ½ * 2

Reference: (1) http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Züri...

Original collection: Game Collection: Zurich 1934, by User: suenteus po 147.

 page 1 of 5; games 1-25 of 120  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. O Naegeli vs Alekhine 0-1521934ZurichC11 French
2. Euwe vs Lasker 0-1501934ZurichD51 Queen's Gambit Declined
3. W Henneberger vs O Bernstein ½-½741934ZurichD32 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
4. F Gygli vs S Rosselli del Turco  ½-½571934ZurichD50 Queen's Gambit Declined
5. Stahlberg vs Bogoljubov ½-½621934ZurichD30 Queen's Gambit Declined
6. H Joss vs H Mueller  0-1591934ZurichB56 Sicilian
7. Flohr vs H Johner  1-0721934ZurichA28 English
8. Grob vs Nimzowitsch ½-½621934ZurichB03 Alekhine's Defense
9. H Mueller vs Euwe 0-1341934ZurichD31 Queen's Gambit Declined
10. Bogoljubov vs W Henneberger  1-0351934ZurichE11 Bogo-Indian Defense
11. O Naegeli vs H Joss  ½-½361934ZurichC11 French
12. Nimzowitsch vs F Gygli 1-0691934ZurichB13 Caro-Kann, Exchange
13. Alekhine vs O Bernstein 1-0671934ZurichD50 Queen's Gambit Declined
14. Lasker vs Flohr ½-½231934ZurichB10 Caro-Kann
15. H Johner vs Grob  1-0391934ZurichC79 Ruy Lopez, Steinitz Defense Deferred
16. S Rosselli del Turco vs Stahlberg 0-1351934ZurichD30 Queen's Gambit Declined
17. Euwe vs O Naegeli 1-0411934ZurichD41 Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch
18. Stahlberg vs Nimzowitsch  ½-½231934ZurichD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
19. H Joss vs Alekhine 0-1401934ZurichB14 Caro-Kann, Panov-Botvinnik Attack
20. F Gygli vs H Johner  0-1241934ZurichE22 Nimzo-Indian, Spielmann Variation
21. W Henneberger vs S Rosselli del Turco  0-1531934ZurichC68 Ruy Lopez, Exchange
22. Grob vs Lasker 0-1401934ZurichC84 Ruy Lopez, Closed
23. Flohr vs H Mueller  1-0401934ZurichA34 English, Symmetrical
24. O Bernstein vs Bogoljubov  ½-½781934ZurichB23 Sicilian, Closed
25. Lasker vs F Gygli 1-0521934ZurichA14 English
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Kibitzer's Corner
Dec-23-12  Conrad93: 11 losses and 4 draws? That's just sad.
May-14-14  RookFile: Where was Capa?
May-14-14  RedShield: Ducking Alekhine.
May-14-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  perfidious: Nearing the end of a three-year period in which he did not play, after his match with Euwe at the end of 1931, which came to an end with his participation at the Hastings event of 1934-35.

No idea whether he received an invitation to this tournament, although I am sure there are those who would be able to answer that question. In view of the poor relations between Alekhine and Capa following Buenos Aires, it would not be at all surprising to learn that Capablanca was not invited.

May-05-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  thegoodanarchist: Flohr finished ahead of Bogo, Lasker and Nimzo!

Flohr is underrated, maybe

Oct-24-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  MissScarlett: <After the tournament, Lasker said: "Alekhine's attacking genius has no equal in the history of the game".>

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alexa...

Source?

Oct-24-17  zanzibar: Apocryphal?

<(cur | prev) 08:29, 23 November 2007‎ Gabodon (talk | contribs)‎ m . . (32,564 bytes) (+105)‎ . . (→‎Notable chess games: Added a comment by Emanuel Lasker.) (undo)>

Ask Gabodon.

Oct-24-17  zanzibar: Looking at <AZquote> I only found this Lasker quote mentioning genius:

<I have known many chess players, but among them there has been only one genius - Capablanca!

Emanuel Lasker>

Of course <AZquote> doesn't mention sources.

Oct-06-18  goser: Despite the loss to Euwe, Zurich 1934 should be listed among Alekhine's greatest tournament achievements alongside with San Remo and Bled: 12 wins in 15 games of such a strong tournament was an impressive achievement!
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