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🏆 Zurich (1934)

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The 37th Swiss Championship, held in Zurich, Switzerland from July 14th to the 28th, 1934 ... [more]

Player: Fritz Gygli

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. F Gygli vs S Rosselli del Turco  ½-½571934ZurichD50 Queen's Gambit Declined
2. Nimzowitsch vs F Gygli 1-0691934ZurichB13 Caro-Kann, Exchange
3. F Gygli vs H Johner  0-1241934ZurichE22 Nimzo-Indian, Spielmann Variation
4. Lasker vs F Gygli 1-0521934ZurichA14 English
5. F Gygli vs H Mueller  ½-½571934ZurichC15 French, Winawer
6. O Naegeli vs F Gygli  ½-½661934ZurichB17 Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation
7. F Gygli vs H Joss 1-0221934ZurichD05 Queen's Pawn Game
8. Euwe vs F Gygli  1-0531934ZurichD55 Queen's Gambit Declined
9. F Gygli vs Flohr  0-1231934ZurichE71 King's Indian, Makagonov System (5.h3)
10. Grob vs F Gygli 1-0441934ZurichB17 Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation
11. F Gygli vs Alekhine 0-1401934ZurichA44 Old Benoni Defense
12. F Gygli vs Stahlberg 1-0321934ZurichD48 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, Meran
13. W Henneberger vs F Gygli  0-1261934ZurichB13 Caro-Kann, Exchange
14. F Gygli vs O Bernstein ½-½711934ZurichA17 English
15. Bogoljubov vs F Gygli  1-0311934ZurichA06 Reti Opening
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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
Premium Chessgames Member
  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
Premium Chessgames Member
  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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