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|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."
|Oct-06-18|| ||MissScarlett: It's probably been raised before - I trust not by me - but what's the source for the above biographical photo of 'young Bogo'?|
|Oct-06-18|| ||Retireborn: I remember seeing that photo in a book I owned - either London 1922 or Hastings 4 Masters 1922 books.|
|Dec-13-18|| ||hemy: In May 1947 Bogoljubow won the "Kasseler Zeitung" international chess tournament in Kassel, Germany.|
1. Jefim Bogoljubow 7.5/9
2. Paul Felix Schmidt 6/9
3-4. Wolfgang Unzicker, Paul Tröger 5/9
5-7. Lucius Endzelins, Fedor Bohatirchuk, Albert Nonnenmacher 4/9 8. Georg Heinrich 3.5/9
9-10. Walter Niephaus, Tautvaišas 3/9
More about the tournament:
Paul Tautvaisas (kibitz #21)
[Event "Kasseler Zeitung international"]
[White "Schmidt, Paul Felix"]
[Black "Bogoljubow, Jefim"]
[Source "'Mūsu šachmatai', 1947, Nr. 5, p. 4"]
1. Nf3 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 d5 4. d4 Be7 5. Bg5 h6 6. Bh4 O-O 7. e3 Nbd7 8. Rc1
c6 9. Bd3 dxc4 10. Bxc4 b5 11. Bd3 Bb7 12. O-O a6 13. a4 Re8 14. Bb1 Nb6 15.
Qc2 Nxa4 16. Nxa4 bxa4 17. Ne5 Qd5 18. Bxf6 Bxf6 19. Qh7+ Kf8 20. Be4 Qd6 21.
Bxc6 Bxe5 22. dxe5 Qxc6 23. Rxc6 Bxc6 24. Rc1 Rac8 25. Qh8+ Ke7 26. Qxg7 Rg8
27. Qf6+ Ke8 28. Qf3 Bd7 29. Rxc8+ Bxc8 30. Qc6+ Ke7 31. Qd6+ Ke8 32. Qc7 1-0
|Apr-14-19|| ||offramp: He would have been 130 today. Now THAT'S optimism.|
|Apr-14-19|| ||HeMateMe: ...not to mention a wonderful endorsement for beer drinking!|
|Apr-14-19|| ||Scuvy: Hastings 1922 was a 6-master event: Alekhine, Rubinstein, Bogolyubov, Thomas, Tarrasch and Yates. I also remember the photo in the tournament book.|
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