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Bertil Malmgren
Number of games in database: 5
Years covered: 1914 to 1916
Overall record: +3 -1 =1 (70.0%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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(born 1893, died Dec-06-1918, 25 years old) Sweden

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Alekhine vs B Malmgren 0-1251914Simul, 24bD03 Torre Attack (Tartakower Variation)
2. B Malmgren vs F Bengtsson  1-0301916Nordic Congress-B 7thD52 Queen's Gambit Declined
3. B Malmgren vs K Kullberg  1-0611916Nordic Congress-B 7thA43 Old Benoni
4. B Owesson vs B Malmgren  ½-½561916Nordic Congress-B 7thB15 Caro-Kann
5. B Malmgren vs B Rask  0-1201916Nordic Congress-B 7thA46 Queen's Pawn Game
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  alexmagnus: Who is this player? Beat Alekhine in a miniature... Probably also lost to Alekhine in another miniature (not sure if it is the same Malmgren). And died at 24... By the way, how do you know that it is 24 and not 25, what are his birth- and death dates?
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  alexmagnus: <Probably also lost to Alekhine in another miniature>

That's not the same, the game was played way after this Malmgren's death.

But who is this Malmgren?

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  alexmagnus: A bit of Googling brough to light this necrologue (where his death age is given as 25): (page 9 of the PDF /244 of the book).

But I don't speak Swedish, so I can only guess the meaning of man words based on my German+English.

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  alexmagnus: OK, translated this owith another Google tool, "slightly improved" by myself:

<The Swedish chess world was hit by another severe loss, .... Bertil Malmgren, just 25 years of age and recently fully recovered from a long and severe disease, was taken by the rampagung flu> (Spanish flu? The time is correct and 50 million people fell to it, so I guess that is it - alexmagnus). <He was one of the few major Swedish chess talents, and even the Russian Grandmaster Aljechin predicted him a brillian chess career. He won> (? - not sure here, two words in the sentence are not Google-translatable) <the first Congress of the Swdish Chess Federation in 1917 and the Stockholm chess society anniversary tournament in 1916. 1918, which began so beatifully for him, was interrupted by an illness, and now he is gone forever. His quiet, reclusive being, paired with immediate, deep humor, and his solid and original games he won, gave him only friends, who shared his well-deserved success. Great is also longing for the deceased among Stockholm's chess friends.>.

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  valiant: <alexmagnus: But I don't speak Swedish, so I can only guess the meaning of man words based on my German+English. OK, translated this owith another Google tool, "slightly improved" by myself>

I think you did very well (But I couldn't find the word "rampagung" in the original text). Spanish it was - the flu peaked (in Sweden) in late 1918. The Aljechin-game seems to be from a simul where A. scored 18w 4l 2d (12 black games).

"Bertil Malmgren (1893–1918) ansågs för en av Sveriges mest lovande yngre spelare. Han avled i Spanska sjukan."

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