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Edwin Bhend
Number of games in database: 160
Years covered: 1952 to 2013
Last FIDE rating: 2193
Highest rating achieved in database: 2276
Overall record: +41 -65 =54 (42.5%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games
      Based on games in the database; may be incomplete.

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(born Sep-09-1931, 84 years old) Switzerland

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Edwin Bhend was awarded the IM title in 1960 and was Swiss champion in 1966.

 page 1 of 7; games 1-25 of 160  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. Kotov vs E Bhend  ½-½34 1952 Helsinki ol (Men)A84 Dutch
2. E Bhend vs E Madsen  0-128 1952 Helsinki ol (Men)C25 Vienna
3. E Bhend vs S Gislason  ½-½49 1952 Helsinki ol (Men)A00 Uncommon Opening
4. A Zografakis vs E Bhend  ½-½41 1952 Helsinki ol (Men)A97 Dutch, Ilyin-Genevsky
5. T Salo vs E Bhend  1-041 1952 Helsinki ol (Men)A96 Dutch, Classical Variation
6. R Barbier vs E Bhend 0-152 1952 Helsinki ol (Men)A84 Dutch
7. I Grynfeld vs E Bhend  ½-½45 1952 Helsinki ol (Men)C05 French, Tarrasch
8. E Bhend vs H Kramer  1-055 1952 Helsinki ol (Men)B58 Sicilian
9. E Bhend vs F Vasconcellos  0-158 1952 Helsinki ol (Men)C99 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin,
10. E Bhend vs I Aloni  0-147 1952 Helsinki ol (Men)C02 French, Advance
11. E Bhend vs Bisguier  0-138 1952 Helsinki ol (Men)C49 Four Knights
12. F Jost vs E Bhend  0-156 1952 Helsinki ol (Men)A96 Dutch, Classical Variation
13. L Schmid vs E Bhend 0-126 1953 VeniceC43 Petrov, Modern Attack
14. V Castaldi vs E Bhend  ½-½18 1953 VeniceA80 Dutch
15. G Philippe vs E Bhend  0-129 1954 Amsterdam ol (Men)A04 Reti Opening
16. E Bhend vs F Bohatirchuk  1-052 1954 AmsterdamC72 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, 5.O-O
17. E Bhend vs Lokvenc  1-021 1954 Amsterdam ol (Men)B83 Sicilian
18. A Neu vs E Bhend  0-146 1954 Amsterdam ol (Men)E60 King's Indian Defense
19. Wade vs E Bhend  1-025 1954 MunichB88 Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin Attack
20. B Sandor vs E Bhend  1-035 1954 Amsterdam ol (Men)A99 Dutch, Ilyin-Genevsky Variation with b3
21. E Bhend vs H Bouwmeester  ½-½33 1954 Munich ztC71 Ruy Lopez
22. J Vesterinen vs E Bhend  ½-½21 1954 Amsterdam ol (Men)B32 Sicilian
23. L Schmid vs E Bhend  ½-½35 1954 ZuerichB45 Sicilian, Taimanov
24. E N Mulcahy vs E Bhend  ½-½18 1954 Munich ztA19 English, Mikenas-Carls, Sicilian Variation
25. J Kupper vs E Bhend  ½-½29 1954 ZuerichB93 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4
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  Benzol: Edwin Bhend
Born 9th September 1931
Swiss champion in 1966 he was awarded the IM title in 1960.
Sep-09-06  BIDMONFA: Edwin Bhend

BHEND, Edwin

Sep-09-07  xKinGKooLx: Pun potential.

1. Around the Bhend.
2. Bhend it like Beckham.

Sep-09-07  D4n: Edwin Bhend, did pretty well. It only took him six years to become the Swiss Champion, thats pretty good.
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  OhioChessFan: There's a place up ahead and
I'm going just as fast as my feet can fly
Come away, come away if you're going,
Leave the sinking ship behind.

Come on the rising wind,
We're going up around the bend.

Bring a song and a smile for the banjo,
Better get while the gettings good,
Hitch a ride to the end of the highway
Where the neons turn to wood.


You can ponder perpetual motion,
Fix your mind on a crystal day,
Always time for a good conversation,
There's an ear for what you say.



Catch a ride to the end of the highway
And we'll meet by the big red tree,
There's a place up ahead and I'm going,
Come along, come along with me.


Do do doo do...

Feb-12-09  Udit Narayan: Supposedly Nakamura alludes to this guy when he decides to humiliate his opponents after beating them...
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  Pyke: <Udit Narayan: Supposedly Nakamura alludes to this guy when he decides to humiliate his opponents after beating them... >

Humiliating opponents after beating them only shows off a lack of character.

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  acirce: Is he still doing that, btw? I've been under the impression that he has matured a bit.
Feb-13-09  AnalyzeThis: Well, this guy beat Tal once, so he couldn't have been that bad.
Jul-26-09  WhiteRook48: yes he Bhent him
Sep-09-10  kramputz: <Sep-09-07
OhioChessFan: There's a place up ahead and >
You are sick. Did you notice this forum is about chess? Take your medication.
Jan-01-13  Prugno: Edwin Bhend is still doing remarkably well, I see.

For someone who drew against Kotov in 1952 and beat Tal a few years later, to make a draw (in a superior ending!) against the rising star Melkumyan, rated over 2650, is not a bad achievement at all, considering he did it on the first day of 2013, at the Basel Open.

Dec-02-13  Poisonpawns: [Event "?"]
[Site "?"]
[Date "1985.??.??"]
[Round "?"]
[White "Summermatter, D."]
[Black "Bhend, E."]
[Result "1-0"]
[Annotator "Damenfang(2) 030"]
[SetUp "1"]
[FEN "

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"] [PlyCount "3"]
[EventDate "1985.??.??"]
[EventType "team"]

1. Rd6 Qxd6 sonst verliert Schwarz die Dame und damit auch die ♙artie. 2. Qxf5# 1-0

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