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|May-10-15|| ||TheFocus: <To have a knight planted in your game at K6 is worse than a rusty nail in your knee> - Efim Bogolubow.|
|May-17-15|| ||TheFocus: <The young people have read my book. Now I have no chance> - Efim Bogoljubov.|
|Jan-29-16|| ||Chess Is More: He was strong, a warrior. Unfortunately, for chess fans with a conscience: a nazi pig.|
|Apr-14-16|| ||TheFocus: Happy birthday, Bogo!|
|Apr-14-16|| ||whiteshark: Bogo - Think Big.|
|Apr-14-16|| ||Gottschalk: <Philfeeley>
Full game in pgn
[White "Efim Bogoljubow"]
[Black "Ludwig Rellstab"]
[Source "Orselli & Pezzi"]
1. d4 d5 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 Nf6 4. Nc3 Nbd7 5. Bf4 c6 6. e3 Nh5 7. Bg3 Nxg3 8.
hxg3 f5 9. Bd3 Nf6 10. Qc2 Bd6 11. Ne2 Qa5+ 12. Kf1 Bd7 13. Nf4 O-O 14. a3 Rae8
15. Rc1 b5 16. c5 Bb8 17. Rh4 Ne4 18. Qd1 Qd8 19. Ne5 Bxe5 20. dxe5 g5 21. Rxh7
Nd2+ 22. Ke1 Nf3+ 23. Qxf3 g4 24. Rxd7 Qxd7 25. Qe2 Qc7 26. Bb1 Rf7 27. Nd3 Rh7
28. Kd2 Kf7 29. Rf1 Reh8 30. f3 gxf3 31. Qxf3 Ke8 32. g4 Rf7 33. gxf5 Rxf5 34.
Nf4 Rff8 35. Qg4 Qxe5 36. Nd3 Qe4 37. Qxe4 dxe4 38. Rxf8+ Rxf8 39. Nb4 Rf2+ 40.
Kc3 Rxg2 41. Bxe4 Re2 42. Bxc6+ Ke7 43. Bxb5 Rxe3+ 44. Kd2 Rh3 45. Nc6+ Kd7 46.
Nxa7+ Kc7 47. Bc4 1-0
|Jun-02-16|| ||Caissanist: Batgirl (aka https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct...) gives an updated version of Bohatirchuk's wartime memories of Bogo: https://www.chess.com/article/view/... .|
|Jun-02-16|| ||diagonal: <Caissanist> thanks for the link, it is always worth to dip into Batgirl's history archives, her inspirational and well researched articles on the secrets of chess are generally recommended: https://schach.chess.com/members/vi...|
|Jun-03-16|| ||offramp: "Biography of Bogoljubov" is quite a good tongue-twister.|
|Dec-16-16|| ||zanzibar: Biographers - why does the intro say
<After World War II his chess career was discontinued until 1949.>
given all the games he played in 1947 and 1948?
(Was he detained immediately after WWII? Was he constrained to local German play? When did Germany start hosting chess tournaments after WWII?)
|Dec-17-16|| ||Retireborn: <z> According to CB, the first German international tournament after WWII was as early as January 1946 (Augsburg, won by Unzicker). They also had a Junge memorial in December 1946 (Regenburg, won by Bohatirchuk) but Bogo didn't play in either of these. His first international tournament post-WWII was Oldenburg 1949 (he shared first prize), but it wasn't until Southsea 1950 that he played outside of Germany.|
I don't think he was detained but it seems likely that FIDE had a veto on him playing outside Germany for a few years.
|Dec-17-16|| ||Tabanus: Bogoljubov also has 17 games from Lüneburg 1947 in the database here. And one game from Kassel 1947.|
|Dec-17-16|| ||Retireborn: <Tab> CB Big 2002 doesn't have either of those tournaments, I expect the games are from yellow Gillam booklets published at a later date. It looks as if Kassel was an international tournament.|
|Dec-17-16|| ||Tabanus: https://de.chessbase.com/post/lnebu...
<Retireborn> I see Gillam has a book on Kessel 1947. On Lüneburg I believe there is a book by Werner Laaser.
|Dec-17-16|| ||Retireborn: Laaser, Harms....maybe not the strongest players, but they have great names!|
|Dec-17-16|| ||zanzibar: Thanks <RB>/<Tab> for the info.|
I'd like to see what, if anything, BCM had to say about his appearance in Birmingham (1951).
|Dec-18-16|| ||Paarhufer: <Aug-17-13 motiff:
Can anyone starting facilitate Bogoljubov vs T Schuster 1952 in Stuttgart?.
Bogoljubov played one match against T Schuster of two games, the last two of his life before dying from liver cancer. The game G Schuster vs Bogoljubov is known and is in the database of games, but the other not.>
Bogoljubov died from a heart attack. The two serious games with Theodor Schuster were played 26 & 27 March 1952. Schuster published the second game, see T Schuster vs Bogoljubov, 1952, and a fragment of the first one:
click for larger view
1... Rxf3+ 2. Kxf3 Ne5+ 3. Ke3 Nxg6 Draw.
|Dec-18-16|| ||Paarhufer: These are Bogoljubov's tournaments after Salzburg 1943 until 1949 according to Brinckmann:|
Lüneburg (1st place, 18 players)
Kassel (1st, 10)
Stuttgart (6th/7th, 12)
Hanau (3rd, 15)
Flensburg (1st, 11)
Heringen (2nd, 11)
Bad Pyrmont (1st, 36)
Oldenburg (1st/2nd, 18)
(None in 1944-46 or 1948.)
Hanau 1947 is the first one in this list with a significant number of foreign participants (baltic refugees): Endzelins, Zemgalis, Tautvaisas, Ozols, Selesniew, Dreibergs, Arlauskas, Zirnis, et al.
Brinckmann's list is not complete. Bogoljubov played also in the first three chess congresses in South-Baden:
1947: Endingen (1st, 14)
1948: Konstanz (1st, 10)
1949: Haslach (1st, 10),
and a match with Grob in Zurich (+4, =1, -1) (and team championships).
These small congresses left a mark in opening theory.
In Konstanz the game Diemer v Bogoljubov begun as follows:
1. d4 d5 2. e4 dxe4 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. f3 c5 5. d5 exf3 6. Nxf3 g6 (0-1, 28).
In Haslach, Bogoljubov let his opponents decide about the opening. So he
begun the game with Schuppler with 1.h4, which he lost. But he won the
other games, though he played 1.e4 f6 against Erps, and 1.e4 g6 2.h4 c5
3.h5 g5 against Geis (White). With Diemer he played again the Blackmar-Diemer-Gambit, and this time the variation which bears his name, see
E J Diemer vs Bogoljubov, 1949 .
|Dec-18-16|| ||Pawn and Two: <Paarhufer> Sergei Solovio, in "Bogoljubow The Fate of a Chess Player", lists two other tournaments Bogoljubov participating in after Salzburg 1943: 5th General Government - Krynitza - Nov.-Dec. 1943 - 2nd/3rd place with Kuppe - 1st place Lokvenc, and the 6th General Government - Radom - Feb. 1944 - 1st place.|
In Wikipedia, the two above tournaments are listed as the 4th & 5th General Government tournaments. Solovio shows these tournaments as the 5th & 6th General Government tournaments, and the tournament in Radom in January 1943, won by Bogoljubov, as the 4th General Government tournament.
|Dec-18-16|| ||Paarhufer: <Pawn and Two> Many thanks!|
<zanzibar: I'd like to see what, if anything, BCM had to say about his appearance in Birmingham (1951).>
Bogoljubov's first post-war appearance in England seems to be at the Second Stevenson Memorial at the second S.C.C.U. Congress at Southsea in April 1950. He finished 6th, a half point outside the prizes (1./2. Bisguier, Tartakower, 3.-5. Golombek, Penrose(!) and L.Schmid; a Swiss tournament).
The BCM wrote: <It was generally expected that Bogoljubow would be a strong contestant for first prize, but it was soon clear that he was not in best form. Though it might be said that he is not quite the man who won the great tournaments of Moscow, 1925, and Bad Kissingen, 1928, still his fine run of successes in the last few years in German tournaments has shown he retains all the powers of a great master. He himself says that he never plays well in England and attributes his poor form to the dampness of the climate. Our weather would appear to be an asset after all.>
|Dec-18-16|| ||zanzibar: Thanks <Paarhufer> for that quotation. It's a bit humorous, especially in contrast to Bohatirchuk's portrayal (which I already quoted in the Bistro, and <caissanist> referenced above):|
<After the Allied victory I did not hear about Bogoliubov for two years. Later on, I learned he ad some difficulties in clearing himself in a denazification board. Finally he was screened and allowed chess activity. I was very glad because I knew very well how far Bogoliubov had been from any political activity, especially of the side of Hitler.
Bogoliubov was very greatly offended by the refusal of FIDE (this time dominated by the Soviet delegation) to recognize him as a grandmaster and to allow him to participate in international tournaments (a decision that was only canceled in 1951).
In vain I tried to explain the obvious reasons for this decision —such injustice he could not accept. "Ask everyone in Germany- let anyone prove my adherence to the Nazi for other than formal reasons, and I will obey, but now it is clear that the only reason is the revenge of the Soviets." This refusal hurt him financially because it took away one of his sources of his earnings.
The last time I met the later Bogoliubov was at a small international tournament in Kassel in 1947. He finished first. But his health had already deteriorated. It was clear he was in need of serious treatment. But his financial situation was very bad; he had to support his family—and consequently he worked, playing, playing and playing. I imagine how he longed to be over with his play every day, every hour. But he always kept his humor and took it all very easy.>
(Thanks to batgirl for the link)
|Jan-13-17|| ||Helios727: Did the Soviets allow him emigrate or did he escape from them?|
|Jan-13-17|| ||thegoodanarchist: <offramp: "Biography of Bogoljubov" is quite a good tongue-twister.>|
I found that <Bogoljubov> is quite a good tongue-twister, without the other stuff! ;)
|Apr-14-17|| ||TheFocus: Happy birthday, Efim Bogoljubov. Had it not been for Alekhine, you might have been king!!|
|Jun-17-17|| ||BUNA: Flohr to Gennady Sosonko about Bogoljubov (in 1983):|
"Do you know when I last saw Bogoljubov? I can recall it exactly: On the 18th of march 1939 at the tournament in Riga (Kemeri). I remember this day because on the 15th of march the germans had taken Prague, Bogoljubov was glowing and telling everyone that finally order will be imposed. He adored the Führer at the time.
So we had to play three days later and you can imagine how I wanted to win. By the end of the game he was red like a lobster. When he resigned I had just one thought: This is for Prague."
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