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Wageningen Caltex Tournament

Mikhail Botvinnik4/5(+3 -0 =2)[games]
Salomon Flohr3/5(+1 -0 =4)[games]
Jan Hein Donner3/5(+2 -1 =2)[games]
Theo Daniel van Scheltinga2/5(+0 -1 =4)[games]
Hans Bouwmeester1.5/5(+0 -2 =3)[games]
Frits Roessel1.5/5(+1 -3 =1)[games]
* Chess Event Description
Wageningen Caltex (1958)
After the Munich Olympiad of 1958 finished in late October, Mikhail Botvinnik made a couple of visits to sites in the West related to his later work in computer engineering. First was a brief trip to a silicon purification plant in Erlangen, Germany. Afterward Botvinnik, Salo Flohr, and their wives travelled to the Netherlands from October 25 - November 16 at the invitation of Max Euwe. Botvinnik appeared on a television program about the computers of the day, gave eleven simultaneous exhibitions, and played in a small tournament at the university town of Wageningen.

The tournament was known as the Caltex-Scheepjes tournament after two of the sponsors: Caltex Petroleum Maatschappij (the Dutch branch of the California Texas Oil Corporation) and the Scheepjeswol (a brand of wool) factory from Veenendaal. It was held at the Hotel de Wageningsche Berg, with these participants:

Mikhail Botvinnik, Hans Bouwmeester, Jan Hein Donner, Salomon Flohr, Frits Roessel, Theo Daniel van Scheltinga.

Botvinnik wasn't in prime form, missing a winning shot against Bouwmeester in round two. Otherwise, the drama came in the last round when Botvinnik and Donner were tied for first going into their last round game. The Dutchman put up some good resistance, but mistakes near the time control allowed Botvinnik a winning combination.

1 2 3 4 5 6 Pts 1 Botvinnik * 1 1 1 4.0 2 Flohr * 1 3.0 3 Donner 0 * 1 1 3.0 4 Van Scheltinga 0 * 2.0 5 Bouwmeester 0 * 0 1.5 6 Roessel 0 0 0 1 * 1.5

Many thanks to <thomastonk> and <Sneaky Pete> for background information.

 page 1 of 1; 15 games  PGN Download 
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. T van Scheltinga vs H Bouwmeester  ½-½261958Wageningen CaltexE51 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3
2. Flohr vs J H Donner  ½-½301958Wageningen CaltexD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
3. Botvinnik vs F Roessel  1-0281958Wageningen CaltexE80 King's Indian, Samisch Variation
4. Flohr vs T van Scheltinga  ½-½301958Wageningen CaltexD43 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
5. J H Donner vs F Roessel  1-0301958Wageningen CaltexE63 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Panno Variation
6. H Bouwmeester vs Botvinnik ½-½301958Wageningen CaltexA37 English, Symmetrical
7. Botvinnik vs Flohr  ½-½171958Wageningen CaltexA16 English
8. F Roessel vs H Bouwmeester  1-0481958Wageningen CaltexA97 Dutch, Ilyin-Genevsky
9. T van Scheltinga vs J H Donner  ½-½301958Wageningen CaltexE41 Nimzo-Indian
10. T van Scheltinga vs Botvinnik 0-1321958Wageningen CaltexA40 Queen's Pawn Game
11. J H Donner vs H Bouwmeester  1-0331958Wageningen CaltexD71 Neo-Grunfeld
12. Flohr vs F Roessel  1-0321958Wageningen CaltexA04 Reti Opening
13. H Bouwmeester vs Flohr  ½-½161958Wageningen CaltexB15 Caro-Kann
14. Botvinnik vs J H Donner 1-0421958Wageningen CaltexE63 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Panno Variation
15. F Roessel vs T van Scheltinga  ½-½251958Wageningen CaltexA06 Reti Opening
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