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TOURNAMENT STANDINGS
Zandvoort Tournament

Reuben Fine8.5/11(+6 -0 =5)[view games]
Max Euwe7.5/11(+5 -1 =5)[view games]
Savielly Tartakower6.5/11(+3 -1 =7)[view games]
Paul Keres6.5/11(+5 -3 =3)[view games]
Efim Bogoljubov6/11(+4 -3 =4)[view games]
Geza Maroczy6/11(+3 -2 =6)[view games]
Ernst Gruenfeld5.5/11(+1 -1 =9)[view games]
Rudolf Spielmann5.5/11(+1 -1 =9)[view games]
Salo Landau5.5/11(+4 -4 =3)[view games]
Gerrit R D van Doesburgh4/11(+1 -4 =6)[view games]
Albert Becker3/11(+1 -6 =4)[view games]
Lodewijk Prins1.5/11(+0 -8 =3)[view games]
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Chessgames.com Chess Event Description
Zandvoort (1936)

In the summer of 1936, between the events at Moscow and Nottingham, an international tournament was organized in Zandvoort, The Netherlands from July 18th to August 1st. Twelve chess masters from various countries, including the world champion, gathered to compete in the round robin format. The tournament was a strong event in a year of strong international competitions due to the fact that, in addition to Max Euwe's presence, two former challengers for the world championship were also participating, Efim Bogoljubov and 66 year old Geza Maroczy. The star of Zandvoort, though, turned out to be the 21 year old American Reuben Fine who, through his "somersault" style (as Dr. Tartakower put it), won the tournament undefeated. This win would be the first of many international successes for Fine that included Margate (1937) and culminated in his shared first at AVRO (1938) with Paul Keres.

The final standings and crosstable:

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 1 Fine * ½ 1 1 ½ 1 ½ ½ 1 ½ 1 1 8½ 2 Euwe ½ * ½ 1 0 1 1 ½ ½ 1 ½ 1 7½ =3 Tartakower 0 ½ * ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 ½ 1 1 6½ =3 Keres 0 0 ½ * 1 0 ½ ½ 1 1 1 1 6½ =5 Bogoljubov ½ 1 ½ 0 * ½ 0 1 0 ½ 1 1 6 =5 Maroczy 0 0 ½ 1 ½ * ½ ½ 1 ½ 1 ½ 6 =7 Gruenfeld ½ 0 ½ ½ 1 ½ * ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 5½ =7 Spielmann ½ ½ ½ ½ 0 ½ ½ * ½ ½ ½ 1 5½ =7 Landau 0 ½ 0 0 1 0 ½ ½ * 1 1 1 5½ 10 Van Doesburgh ½ 0 ½ 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ 0 * 0 1 4 11 Becker 0 ½ 0 0 0 0 ½ ½ 0 1 * ½ 3 12 Prins 0 0 0 0 0 ½ ½ 0 0 0 ½ * 1½

Crosstable Wiener Schachzeitung, 1936: http://anno.onb.ac.at/cgi-content/a...

Original collection: Game Collection: Zandvoort 1936, by User: suenteus po 147.

 page 1 of 3; games 1-25 of 66  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. Bogoljubov vs Prins  1-042 1936 ZandvoortD92 Grunfeld, 5.Bf4
2. Euwe vs Tartakower  ½-½58 1936 ZandvoortD31 Queen's Gambit Declined
3. Fine vs Maroczy 1-040 1936 ZandvoortD63 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense
4. Gruenfeld vs Spielmann  ½-½30 1936 ZandvoortE17 Queen's Indian
5. Keres vs A Becker  1-040 1936 ZandvoortE64 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Yugoslav System
6. S Landau vs G van Doesburgh  1-036 1936 ZandvoortD26 Queen's Gambit Accepted
7. G van Doesburgh vs Bogoljubov  ½-½59 1936 ZandvoortA50 Queen's Pawn Game
8. Tartakower vs Gruenfeld ½-½31 1936 ZandvoortD03 Torre Attack (Tartakower Variation)
9. Spielmann vs Fine ½-½34 1936 ZandvoortD38 Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin Variation
10. Maroczy vs S Landau  1-039 1936 ZandvoortB02 Alekhine's Defense
11. Keres vs Euwe 0-131 1936 ZandvoortC02 French, Advance
12. A Becker vs Prins  ½-½38 1936 ZandvoortD51 Queen's Gambit Declined
13. Prins vs G van Doesburgh  0-152 1936 ZandvoortD51 Queen's Gambit Declined
14. S Landau vs Spielmann  ½-½28 1936 ZandvoortD52 Queen's Gambit Declined
15. Gruenfeld vs Keres  ½-½24 1936 ZandvoortE15 Queen's Indian
16. Fine vs Tartakower 1-037 1936 ZandvoortD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
17. Euwe vs A Becker  ½-½37 1936 ZandvoortD60 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense
18. Bogoljubov vs Maroczy  ½-½24 1936 ZandvoortD63 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense
19. Tartakower vs S Landau  1-036 1936 ZandvoortC02 French, Advance
20. Spielmann vs Bogoljubov  0-140 1936 ZandvoortD45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
21. Maroczy vs Prins  ½-½58 1936 ZandvoortB00 Uncommon King's Pawn Opening
22. Keres vs Fine 0-163 1936 ZandvoortA09 Reti Opening
23. Euwe vs Gruenfeld  1-028 1936 ZandvoortD28 Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical
24. A Becker vs G van Doesburgh  1-042 1936 ZandvoortC13 French
25. G van Doesburgh vs Maroczy ½-½62 1936 ZandvoortD64 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack
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Kibitzer's Corner
Feb-10-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  offramp: Voort is a fort which is a castle. Zandvoort means Sandcastle.
Feb-10-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  Stonehenge: "Zandvoort is known to exist in 1100, called Sandevoerde (a combination of "sand" and "voorde", meaning ford)."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zandvo...

Feb-10-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  whiteshark: Playing venue: <Grand Hotel Wust>; photo: http://blogimages.seniorennet.be/za...

Organiser: Zandvoortse Schaakclub

Photo of the participants: http://blogimages.seniorennet.be/za...

Cover tournament book: http://blogimages.seniorennet.be/za...

Feb-10-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  offramp: <whiteshark: Playing venue: <Grand Hotel Wust...>>

An English translation of voort or ford could be wyke or wyche or wich.

Wust is Frisian for sausage.

So Hotel Wust, Zandvoort means 'Hotel Sausage Sandwich.'

Feb-10-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  keypusher: <Reuben Fine who, through his "somersault" style (as Dr. Tartakower put it)>

Care to elaborate, Dr. Tartakower?

Feb-10-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  whiteshark: Here's a fine gallery with old photos from the Zandvoort 'Boulevard': http://www.zandvoortvroeger.nl/boul...

For <Grand Hotel Wüst> scroll halfway down.

Sep-19-16  ughaibu: "former challengers for the world championship [ ] Geza Maroczy"

Was that a forgotten FIDE weekend in a casino event?

Sep-19-16  Retireborn: <ughaibu> According to Hooper & Whyld, Lasker and Maroczy did sign an agreement in April 1906 to play a World championship match six months later; the match fell through for various reasons.

Maroczy's tournament results between 1899-1908 certainly made him a worthy challenger, although I'm not sure he would have worried Lasker any more than Marshall, Janowski, and Tarrasch.

Sep-19-16  ughaibu: <the match fell through for various reasons>

So, to be nit-pickingly precise, Maroczy wasn't a challenger, was he?

Oct-28-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  perfidious: <Retireborn> It still seems a loose usage of the term 'challenger' to thus style a man who never actually got to play a match for the title.
Oct-28-16  Retireborn: <perfidious> Certainly bracketing him with Bogoljubow could well give a misleading impression. The writer wants to emphasize the strength of the tournament, but that seems clear enough without mentioning that Maroczy had been one of the best players in the world 30 years earlier.

I have a soft spot for Maroczy, who was apparently a nice guy, at least by the standards of chess players(!)

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