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Salzburg Tournament

Alexander Alekhine7.5/10(+7 -2 =1)[games]
Paul Keres6/10(+4 -2 =4)[games]
Klaus Junge5/10(+3 -3 =4)[games]
Paul Felix Schmidt5/10(+3 -3 =4)[games]
Efim Bogoljubov3.5/10(+3 -6 =1)[games]
Gosta Stoltz3/10(+2 -6 =2)[games] Chess Event Description
Salzburg (1942)

During World War II, Nazi Germany organized several chess tournaments played in German and occupied cities, such as Munich and Prague. The strongest and most famous of these tournaments was played in Salzburg, Austria in the summer of 1942. The original line up of players included reigning world champion Alexander Alekhine, former world champion Max Euwe, potential challenger Paul Keres, former challenger Efim Bogoljubov, German champion Paul Felix Schmidt, and Gosta Stoltz, winner of the Munich tournament in 1941. It was the strongest line up of players possible from Germany and the occupied territories, but it was not to be realized as Euwe declined to attend, citing poor health. Alfred Ehrhardt Post, the main organizer of the event, replaced him with eighteen year old Klaus Junge, the winner of the silver medal during the previous year's German championship. The tournament was held at Mirabell Palace, situated near Berchtsgaden, which was Hitler's summer residence. Games were played from June 9th to the 18th and started promptly at 9 am each day. Players had two hours to play the first thirty-two moves followed by an hour for every sixteen moves. Despite a first half lead of the field, Bogoljubov fell apart after his loss to Alekhine in round six and proceeded to lose all his remaining games. Alekhine emerged triumphant with a score of seven and a half points out of ten, a full point and a half ahead of second place Keres.

Salzburg, Austria, 9-18 June 1942

01 02 03 04 05 06 1 Alekhine ** 11 01 11 01 1 7 2 Keres 00 ** 1 1 11 6 =3 Junge 10 0 ** 01 1 5 =3 Schmidt 00 ** 01 11 5 5 Bogoljubov 10 0 10 10 ** 00 3 6 Stoltz 0 00 0 00 11 ** 3

Thanks to <Benzol> for his help putting the finishing touches on this game collection.

Original collection: Game Collection: Salzburg 1942, by User: suenteus po 147.

 page 1 of 1; 9 games  PGN Download 
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. P F Schmidt vs Alekhine 0-1521942SalzburgD02 Queen's Pawn Game
2. K Junge vs Keres 0-1321942SalzburgE02 Catalan, Open, 5.Qa4
3. Alekhine vs K Junge 0-1691942SalzburgD31 Queen's Gambit Declined
4. Bogoljubov vs Stoltz  0-1471942SalzburgB84 Sicilian, Scheveningen
5. K Junge vs Alekhine 0-1351942SalzburgA09 Reti Opening
6. Stoltz vs Keres  0-1481942SalzburgA48 King's Indian
7. Bogoljubov vs Keres 0-1741942SalzburgE14 Queen's Indian
8. Keres vs Alekhine 0-1511942SalzburgC34 King's Gambit Accepted
9. Stoltz vs P F Schmidt  0-1611942SalzburgE15 Queen's Indian
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  whiteshark: <Salzburg 1942>
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  whiteshark: <Salzburg 1942 aftermath>:
Aug-11-13  Karpova: <whiteshark> Source [4] is not trustworthy and source [5] defunct.

Paul Schmidt's account: <He died in combat, as a German officer, on the last day but one [sic] of World War II, i.e. in 1945.>

Source: Pages 212-213 of the April 1946 'Chess Life & Review' Link:

Aug-11-13  DoctorD: 1976 Chess Life and Review, not 1946.
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