Apparently spurred by the Zandvoort (1936) tournament, the seaside resort Noordwijk had its own international tournament in 1938, organised by the Daniel Noteboom Chess Club. The main sponsor (and also the playing site) was Rembrandt Hotel, high on a dune overlooking the North Sea. Games started at 5.30 p.m., to enable the amateur Dr. Euwe to finish his classes in Amsterdam before driving to Noordwijk to match his strength with the old (Bogoljubov, Tartakower, Spielmann) and new (Eliskases, Keres, Pirc) masters.
Original collection: Game Collection: Noordwijk 1938, by
User: sneaky pete.
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0
1 Eliskases * ½ ½ 1 ½ 1 1 1 1 1 7½
2 Keres ½ * ½ 1 ½ 1 ½ 1 1 ½ 6½
3 Pirc ½ ½ * ½ 1 ½ ½ 0 1 1 5½
4 Euwe 0 0 ½ * ½ ½ 1 ½ 1 1 5
=5 Bogoljubov ½ ½ 0 ½ * ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 4½
=5 Landau 0 0 ½ ½ ½ * ½ 1 1 ½ 4½
7 Thomas 0 ½ ½ 0 ½ ½ * ½ ½ 1 4
=8 Schmidt 0 0 1 ½ ½ 0 ½ * 0 0 2½
=8 Spielmann 0 0 0 0 ½ 0 ½ 1 * ½ 2½
=8 Tartakower 0 ½ 0 0 0 ½ 0 1 ½ * 2½
| page 1 of 2; games 1-25 of 45
|1. P F Schmidt vs Euwe
|| ||½-½||31||1938||Noordwijk||D19 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch|
|2. S Landau vs Tartakower
|| ||½-½||40||1938||Noordwijk||D67 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, Bd3 line|
|3. G A Thomas vs Pirc
|| ||½-½||30||1938||Noordwijk||E15 Queen's Indian|
|4. E Eliskases vs Spielmann
||1-0||62||1938||Noordwijk||D49 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, Meran|
|5. Keres vs Bogoljubov
|| ||½-½||41||1938||Noordwijk||E07 Catalan, Closed|
|6. Spielmann vs P F Schmidt
|7. Keres vs S Landau
|8. Bogoljubov vs Euwe
|| ||½-½||41||1938||Noordwijk||E14 Queen's Indian|
|9. Pirc vs E Eliskases
|| ||½-½||30||1938||Noordwijk||C07 French, Tarrasch|
|10. Tartakower vs G A Thomas
|| ||0-1||45||1938||Noordwijk||B72 Sicilian, Dragon|
|11. P F Schmidt vs Pirc
|| ||1-0||31||1938||Noordwijk||D61 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack|
|12. E Eliskases vs Tartakower
||1-0||40||1938||Noordwijk||D62 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack|
|13. S Landau vs Bogoljubov
|| ||½-½||63||1938||Noordwijk||D57 Queen's Gambit Declined, Lasker Defense|
|14. Euwe vs Spielmann
|| ||1-0||49||1938||Noordwijk||D61 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack|
|15. G A Thomas vs Keres
|| ||½-½||42||1938||Noordwijk||B13 Caro-Kann, Exchange|
|16. Bogoljubov vs Spielmann
|| ||½-½||55||1938||Noordwijk||D55 Queen's Gambit Declined|
|17. Tartakower vs P F Schmidt
||1-0||54||1938||Noordwijk||D11 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav|
|18. S Landau vs G A Thomas
|| ||½-½||30||1938||Noordwijk||D37 Queen's Gambit Declined|
|19. Pirc vs Euwe
|| ||½-½||30||1938||Noordwijk||D56 Queen's Gambit Declined|
|20. Keres vs E Eliskases
||½-½||57||1938||Noordwijk||C07 French, Tarrasch|
|21. Euwe vs Tartakower
||1-0||34||1938||Noordwijk||D62 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack|
|22. G A Thomas vs Bogoljubov
|| ||½-½||69||1938||Noordwijk||D13 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Exchange Variation|
|23. E Eliskases vs S Landau
||1-0||42||1938||Noordwijk||D61 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack|
|24. P F Schmidt vs Keres
|| ||0-1||70||1938||Noordwijk||E32 Nimzo-Indian, Classical|
|25. Spielmann vs Pirc
||0-1||28||1938||Noordwijk||C59 Two Knights|
| page 1 of 2; games 1-25 of 45
|Apr-30-15|| ||keypusher: This had to be one of the worst tournaments of Tartakower's life.|
|May-01-15|| ||offramp: Yet another Tartakower-at-the-seaside tournament.|
|Aug-31-16|| ||diagonal: http://www.maxeuwe.nl/dutchbase/gam...: Eliskases first above Keres, Pirc and Euwe. An excellent win for Eliskases, his career seemed aimed for the very top. But WWII stranded him, taking away maybe his best years.|
Noordwijk has been played <in June 1938>, the all-time famous AVRO has been played later that year, <in November 1938>, Eliskases was not invited, the retrospective chessmetrics rating by Sonas shows virtually, how close ranked Erich Eliskases was: on position 9 of the world, well, AVRO invited eight players, the eight best of that time:
|Nov-26-18|| ||ughaibu: Diagonal: That's an interesting snapshot of history. World number fifteen Guimard. Who?|
Anyway, the database only includes one win for Guimard in 1938, so finding his best game for the period seems, on the face of it, to be easy. Here it is: E Rotunno vs Guimard, 1938
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