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Berne 1932
Compiled by Tabanus
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Together with London (1932) this was the strongest chess tournament in 1932, since it included five of the top 10 players* in the world. At the same time, 10 Swiss players competed for the 36th Swiss Championship. Play was governed by a time limit of 40 moves in two and a half hours and, during the 2nd session, at the rate of 25 moves in one and a half hours. To avoid that the Swiss players staked their jobs, there were no rest days or extra days for adjourned games.

The World Champion won again, but lost a game this time to Bogoljubov in the 10th round. The other favorites also met expectation, and were joined by the almost inactive 49-years-old Bernstein. Of the Swiss players, the Johner brothers did it best with 7 points. Hans Johner won the Swiss championship based on Sonneborn-Berger score.

Picture of participants: http://www.rogerpaige.webspace.virg...

Hotel Gurtenkulm (1st week) and Kasino (2nd week), Bern 16-30 July 1932, final standings and crosstable:

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 Pts Prizes 1 Alekhine * ½ 1 1 0 1 1 1 1 ½ 1 1 1 1 ½ 1 12½ 1200 =2 Euwe ½ * ½ ½ 1 ½ ½ ½ 1 1 ½ 1 1 1 1 1 11½ 800 =2 Flohr 0 ½ * ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 11½ 800 4 Sultan Khan 0 ½ ½ * 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 1 1 1 11 550 =5 Bogoljubov 1 0 ½ 1 * ½ 1 0 ½ 0 1 1 1 ½ 1 1 10 350 =5 Bernstein 0 ½ ½ 0 ½ * 1 1 0 1 1 1 1 1 ½ 1 10 350 7 Johner, Hans 0 ½ ½ 0 0 0 * ½ 1 1 1 0 1 1 0 ½ 7 150 8 Johner, Paul 0 ½ 0 0 1 0 ½ * ½ 1 ½ 0 0 1 1 1 7 150 =9 Henneberger 0 0 0 0 ½ 1 0 ½ * 0 ½ 1 ½ 0 1 1 6 60 =9 Naegeli ½ 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 * 0 0 ½ 1 1 1 6 60 =9 Rivier 0 ½ 0 0 0 0 0 ½ ½ 1 * 1 1 0 ½ 1 6 60 =9 Grob 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 * ½ ½ 1 1 6 60 13 Colin 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 ½ ½ 0 ½ * 0 1 1 5½ 60 14 Voellmy 0 0 0 0 ½ 0 0 0 1 0 1 ½ 1 * ½ 0 4½ 60 15 Gygli ½ 0 0 0 0 ½ 1 0 0 0 ½ 0 0 ½ * ½ 3½ 60 16 Staehelin 0 0 0 0 0 0 ½ 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 ½ * 2 60

In addition to the main prizes, the players received 30 Swiss franc for each won game.

A summary by Hans Kmoch in Wiener Schach-Zeitung vol. 10 nos. 15-16 (Aug. 1932) pp. 225-230 & 242-247 can be found online at http://anno.onb.ac.at/cgi-content/a... (in German) (with wrong date for one game and wrong round for another). Tournament book: Turnierbuch des Internationalen Schachturniers Bern 16. bis 30. Juli 1932 by Wilhelm Bonacker (S. J. Berthoud, Bern 1932, 183 pp. Reprint: Edition Olms, Zürich 1988). Pairings and round dates are from this book, which has all the games and also covers group A (won by Rudolf Pitschak), B (won by Ernst Strehle), C, D and E.

Original collection: Game Collection: Berne 1932 by User: Tabanus. *http://chessmetrics.com/cm/cm2/Sing...

Round 1 1932.07.16
Alekhine vs Sultan Khan, 1932 
(B14) Caro-Kann, Panov-Botvinnik Attack, 34 moves, 1-0

Bogoljubov vs E Voellmy, 1932
(D42) Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 7.Bd3, 31 moves, 1/2-1/2

Flohr vs O Naegeli, 1932
(E34) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, Noa Variation, 36 moves, 1-0

F Gygli vs O Bernstein, 1932
(D56) Queen's Gambit Declined, 63 moves, 1/2-1/2

W Henneberger vs A Staehelin, 1932
(B18) Caro-Kann, Classical, 42 moves, 1-0

H Johner vs Euwe, 1932 
(D49) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, Meran, 34 moves, 1/2-1/2

P F Johner vs B Colin, 1932
(D51) Queen's Gambit Declined, 40 moves, 0-1

W Rivier vs Grob, 1932
(C79) Ruy Lopez, Steinitz Defense Deferred, 36 moves, 1-0

Round 2 1932.07.17
O Bernstein vs H Johner, 1932
(B15) Caro-Kann, 40 moves, 1-0

Euwe vs Bogoljubov, 1932
(D18) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch, 35 moves, 1-0

Flohr vs F Gygli, 1932
(D55) Queen's Gambit Declined, 38 moves, 1-0

Grob vs W Henneberger, 1932
(C79) Ruy Lopez, Steinitz Defense Deferred, 36 moves, 0-1

O Naegeli vs B Colin, 1932
(B18) Caro-Kann, Classical, 65 moves, 1/2-1/2

A Staehelin vs Alekhine, 1932 
(E34) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, Noa Variation, 21 moves, 0-1

Sultan Khan vs P F Johner, 1932 
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 37 moves, 1-0

E Voellmy vs W Rivier, 1932
(D63) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, 61 moves, 1-0

Round 3 1932.07.18
Alekhine vs Grob, 1932 
(C79) Ruy Lopez, Steinitz Defense Deferred, 50 moves, 1-0

Bogoljubov vs O Bernstein, 1932
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 29 moves, 1/2-1/2

B Colin vs Sultan Khan, 1932
(A47) Queen's Indian, 46 moves, 1-0

F Gygli vs O Naegeli, 1932
(D46) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 43 moves, 0-1

W Henneberger vs E Voellmy, 1932
(B18) Caro-Kann, Classical, 45 moves, 0-1

H Johner vs Flohr, 1932
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 28 moves, 1/2-1/2

P F Johner vs A Staehelin, 1932
(E53) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, 42 moves, 1-0

W Rivier vs Euwe, 1932
(B10) Caro-Kann, 49 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 4 1932.07.19
O Bernstein vs W Rivier, 1932
(C69) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation, 46 moves, 1-0

Euwe vs W Henneberger, 1932
(E11) Bogo-Indian Defense, 22 moves, 1-0

Flohr vs Bogoljubov, 1932
(E94) King's Indian, Orthodox, 30 moves, 1/2-1/2

Grob vs P F Johner, 1932 
(C84) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 55 moves, 1-0

F Gygli vs H Johner, 1932
(E60) King's Indian Defense, 43 moves, 1-0

O Naegeli vs Sultan Khan, 1932
(E38) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 4...c5, 30 moves, 0-1

A Staehelin vs B Colin, 1932
(D51) Queen's Gambit Declined, 36 moves, 0-1

E Voellmy vs Alekhine, 1932 
(D48) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, Meran, 31 moves, 0-1

Round 5 1932.07.20
Alekhine vs Euwe, 1932 
(B14) Caro-Kann, Panov-Botvinnik Attack, 70 moves, 1/2-1/2

Bogoljubov vs F Gygli, 1932
(D56) Queen's Gambit Declined, 109 moves, 1-0

B Colin vs Grob, 1932
(D10) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 29 moves, 1/2-1/2

W Henneberger vs O Bernstein, 1932
(C66) Ruy Lopez, 69 moves, 1-0

H Johner vs O Naegeli, 1932
(D63) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, 32 moves, 1-0

P F Johner vs E Voellmy, 1932
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 31 moves, 1-0

W Rivier vs Flohr, 1932
(B10) Caro-Kann, 37 moves, 0-1

Sultan Khan vs A Staehelin, 1932
(A47) Queen's Indian, 35 moves, 1-0

Round 6 1932.07.21
O Bernstein vs Alekhine, 1932
(C68) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, 50 moves, 0-1

Euwe vs P F Johner, 1932
(E15) Queen's Indian, 42 moves, 1/2-1/2

Flohr vs W Henneberger, 1932
(D16) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 37 moves, 1-0

Grob vs Sultan Khan, 1932 
(C84) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 43 moves, 0-1

F Gygli vs W Rivier, 1932
(D50) Queen's Gambit Declined, 43 moves, 1/2-1/2

H Johner vs Bogoljubov, 1932
(D46) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 26 moves, 0-1

O Naegeli vs A Staehelin, 1932
(E34) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, Noa Variation, 36 moves, 1-0

E Voellmy vs B Colin, 1932
(D63) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, 31 moves, 1-0

Round 7 1932.07.22
Alekhine vs Flohr, 1932 
(D05) Queen's Pawn Game, 28 moves, 1-0

Bogoljubov vs O Naegeli, 1932
(D63) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, 42 moves, 0-1

B Colin vs Euwe, 1932
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 34 moves, 0-1

W Henneberger vs F Gygli, 1932
(B18) Caro-Kann, Classical, 36 moves, 1-0

P F Johner vs O Bernstein, 1932
(D52) Queen's Gambit Declined, 43 moves, 0-1

W Rivier vs H Johner, 1932
(B18) Caro-Kann, Classical, 17 moves, 0-1

A Staehelin vs Grob, 1932
(D67) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, Bd3 line, 42 moves, 0-1

Sultan Khan vs E Voellmy, 1932 
(D05) Queen's Pawn Game, 45 moves, 1-0

Round 8 1932.07.23
O Bernstein vs B Colin, 1932
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 45 moves, 1-0

Bogoljubov vs W Rivier, 1932
(A04) Reti Opening, 32 moves, 1-0

Euwe vs Sultan Khan, 1932 
(D70) Neo-Grunfeld Defense, 60 moves, 1/2-1/2

Flohr vs P F Johner, 1932
(A35) English, Symmetrical, 26 moves, 1-0

F Gygli vs Alekhine, 1932 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 74 moves, 1/2-1/2

H Johner vs W Henneberger, 1932
(E10) Queen's Pawn Game, 31 moves, 1-0

O Naegeli vs Grob, 1932
(D51) Queen's Gambit Declined, 39 moves, 0-1

E Voellmy vs A Staehelin, 1932
(D05) Queen's Pawn Game, 33 moves, 0-1

Round 9 1932.07.24
Alekhine vs H Johner, 1932 
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 42 moves, 1-0

B Colin vs Flohr, 1932
(E16) Queen's Indian, 44 moves, 0-1

Grob vs E Voellmy, 1932
(B13) Caro-Kann, Exchange, 39 moves, 1/2-1/2

W Henneberger vs Bogoljubov, 1932
(C11) French, 60 moves, 1/2-1/2

P F Johner vs F Gygli, 1932
(B18) Caro-Kann, Classical, 48 moves, 1-0

W Rivier vs O Naegeli, 1932
(B18) Caro-Kann, Classical, 78 moves, 1-0

A Staehelin vs Euwe, 1932 
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 17 moves, 0-1

Sultan Khan vs O Bernstein, 1932 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 54 moves, 1-0

Round 10 1932.07.25
O Bernstein vs A Staehelin, 1932
(E16) Queen's Indian, 62 moves, 1-0

Bogoljubov vs Alekhine, 1932 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 92 moves, 1-0

Euwe vs Grob, 1932
(E16) Queen's Indian, 31 moves, 1-0

Flohr vs Sultan Khan, 1932 
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 26 moves, 1/2-1/2

F Gygli vs B Colin, 1932
(D51) Queen's Gambit Declined, 31 moves, 0-1

H Johner vs P F Johner, 1932 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 27 moves, 1/2-1/2

O Naegeli vs E Voellmy, 1932
(D16) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 72 moves, 1-0

W Rivier vs W Henneberger, 1932
(C79) Ruy Lopez, Steinitz Defense Deferred, 37 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 11 1932.07.26
Alekhine vs W Rivier, 1932
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 58 moves, 1-0

B Colin vs H Johner, 1932
(A47) Queen's Indian, 31 moves, 0-1

Grob vs O Bernstein, 1932
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 43 moves, 0-1

W Henneberger vs O Naegeli, 1932 
(B54) Sicilian, 50 moves, 0-1

P F Johner vs Bogoljubov, 1932
(E40) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, 44 moves, 1-0

A Staehelin vs Flohr, 1932
(A52) Budapest Gambit, 24 moves, 0-1

Sultan Khan vs F Gygli, 1932
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 65 moves, 1-0

E Voellmy vs Euwe, 1932
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 62 moves, 0-1

Round 12 1932.07.27
O Bernstein vs E Voellmy, 1932
(E16) Queen's Indian, 53 moves, 1-0

Bogoljubov vs B Colin, 1932
(B10) Caro-Kann, 34 moves, 1-0

Flohr vs Grob, 1932
(D50) Queen's Gambit Declined, 38 moves, 1-0

F Gygli vs A Staehelin, 1932
(E37) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 25 moves, 1/2-1/2

W Henneberger vs Alekhine, 1932
(C46) Three Knights, 49 moves, 0-1

H Johner vs Sultan Khan, 1932 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 52 moves, 0-1

O Naegeli vs Euwe, 1932 
(B03) Alekhine's Defense, 31 moves, 0-1

W Rivier vs P F Johner, 1932
(C88) Ruy Lopez, 43 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 13 1932.07.28
Alekhine vs O Naegeli, 1932 
(D63) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, 48 moves, 1/2-1/2

B Colin vs W Rivier, 1932
(D50) Queen's Gambit Declined, 62 moves, 0-1

Euwe vs O Bernstein, 1932
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 52 moves, 1/2-1/2

Grob vs F Gygli, 1932
(B83) Sicilian, 43 moves, 1-0

P F Johner vs W Henneberger, 1932
(C79) Ruy Lopez, Steinitz Defense Deferred, 67 moves, 1/2-1/2

A Staehelin vs H Johner, 1932
(E33) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 41 moves, 1/2-1/2

Sultan Khan vs Bogoljubov, 1932 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 47 moves, 0-1

E Voellmy vs Flohr, 1932
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 41 moves, 0-1

Round 14 1932.07.29
Alekhine vs P F Johner, 1932 
(E16) Queen's Indian, 57 moves, 1-0

Bogoljubov vs A Staehelin, 1932
(A12) English with b3, 25 moves, 1-0

Flohr vs Euwe, 1932
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 20 moves, 1/2-1/2

F Gygli vs E Voellmy, 1932
(E37) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 26 moves, 1/2-1/2

W Henneberger vs B Colin, 1932
(A48) King's Indian, 66 moves, 1/2-1/2

H Johner vs Grob, 1932
(D46) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 42 moves, 0-1

O Naegeli vs O Bernstein, 1932
(C97) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 41 moves, 0-1

W Rivier vs Sultan Khan, 1932 
(C88) Ruy Lopez, 47 moves, 0-1

Round 15 1932.07.30
O Bernstein vs Flohr, 1932
(E16) Queen's Indian, 67 moves, 1/2-1/2

B Colin vs Alekhine, 1932 
(D40) Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 9 moves, 0-1

Euwe vs F Gygli, 1932
(A12) English with b3, 43 moves, 1-0

Grob vs Bogoljubov, 1932
(B40) Sicilian, 56 moves, 0-1

P F Johner vs O Naegeli, 1932
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 23 moves, 1-0

A Staehelin vs W Rivier, 1932
(D50) Queen's Gambit Declined, 58 moves, 0-1

Sultan Khan vs W Henneberger, 1932
(E11) Bogo-Indian Defense, 43 moves, 1-0

E Voellmy vs H Johner, 1932
(E73) King's Indian, 31 moves, 0-1

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