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Bad Nauheim-Stuttgart-Garmisch Tournament

Max Euwe4/6(+3 -1 =2)[games]
Efim Bogoljubov3.5/6(+3 -2 =1)[games]
Alexander Alekhine3.5/6(+3 -2 =1)[games]
Friedrich Saemisch1/6(+1 -5 =0)[games]
* Chess Event Description
Bad Nauheim-Stuttgart-Garmisch (1937)

Following the organization of Bad Nauheim (1936), a double round robin was organized to be played in three cities from July 18th to the 27th, 1937. Four players were invited to participate, including the world champion Max Euwe, former world champions Alexander Alekhine and Efim Bogoljubov, and German champion Friedrich Sämisch. The first two rounds were played in the bath resort of Bad Nauheim, the third and fourth rounds were played in the city of Stuttgart, and the fifth and final rounds were played in the city of Garmisch-Partenkirchen. In the two years between world championships, Alekhine had earned a number of victories, but in this instance the world champion held Alekhine off for a tournament win of his own. Despite dropping a game to shared second Bogoljubov (who went on a winning streak in the second half, winning all three of his games), Euwe managed to finish clear first a half point ahead of second, picking up a win against Alekhine in the process. Alekhine would shortly go on to win a rematch for the world championship against Euwe.

The final standings and crosstable:

01 02 03 04 1 Euwe ** ½0 1½ 11 4 =2 Bogoljubov ½1 ** 01 01 3½ =2 Alekhine 0½ 10 ** 11 3½ 4 Sämisch 00 10 00 ** 1

Original collection: Game Collection: Bad Nauheim-Stuttgart-Garmisch 1937, by User: suenteus po 147.

 page 1 of 1; 12 games  PGN Download 
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Alekhine vs Bogoljubov  1-0581937Bad Nauheim-Stuttgart-GarmischD58 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower (Makagonov-Bondarevsky) Syst
2. Saemisch vs Euwe 0-1461937Bad Nauheim-Stuttgart-GarmischD18 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch
3. Bogoljubov vs Euwe  ½-½461937Bad Nauheim-Stuttgart-GarmischD12 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
4. Alekhine vs Saemisch 1-0441937Bad Nauheim-Stuttgart-GarmischC86 Ruy Lopez, Worrall Attack
5. Euwe vs Alekhine 1-0371937Bad Nauheim-Stuttgart-GarmischD29 Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical
6. Saemisch vs Bogoljubov  1-0381937Bad Nauheim-Stuttgart-GarmischD52 Queen's Gambit Declined
7. Bogoljubov vs Alekhine 1-0241937Bad Nauheim-Stuttgart-GarmischC17 French, Winawer, Advance
8. Euwe vs Saemisch  1-0441937Bad Nauheim-Stuttgart-GarmischE38 Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 4...c5
9. Euwe vs Bogoljubov 0-1281937Bad Nauheim-Stuttgart-GarmischE36 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
10. Saemisch vs Alekhine  0-1461937Bad Nauheim-Stuttgart-GarmischD19 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch
11. Alekhine vs Euwe ½-½311937Bad Nauheim-Stuttgart-GarmischC83 Ruy Lopez, Open
12. Bogoljubov vs Saemisch  1-0461937Bad Nauheim-Stuttgart-GarmischE19 Queen's Indian, Old Main line, 9.Qxc3
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Kibitzer's Corner
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  offramp: Only two draws in this quadrangular tournament. Admittedly, there were only 12 games.

Quadrangular... why? Why not rectangular?

This Bad Nauheim-Stuttgart-Garmisch-Partenkirchen Quadrangular tournament covered many miles. It must have had a high rating.

Sämisch, that chess Zelig who flitters in and out of chess history from 1920 right up to 1972, was last. That umlaut probably didn't help.

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