|Dec-22-04|| ||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|
|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.|
|Sep-09-07|| ||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...|
|Feb-12-09|| ||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.
|Feb-12-09|| ||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 "?"]
[White "Summermatter, D."]
[Black "Bhend, E."]
[Annotator "Damenfang(2) 030"]
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1. Rd6 Qxd6 sonst verliert Schwarz die Dame und damit auch die ♙artie. 2.
|Sep-23-16|| ||diagonal: No birthday wishes?
Edwin Bhend was celebrating his 85th birthday a few days ago. Best wishes, good health and many more games to come!
Bhend won the inaugural edition of the <Biel Chess Festival in 1968>, played as an open tournament, on better tie-break above young Jan Timman (who took Biel in 1969, but never won at the parallel invitational series, established later).
He is still regularly active for the team of Switzerland in competitive Senior chess, most recently in Radebeul near Dresden at the 2016 Senior World Team Chess Championship 65+ (of course, he was one of the oldest players): http://www.schachfestival.de/world-...
Brillancy vs. Lothar Schmid:
L Schmid vs E Bhend, 1953
Famous game, beating great Tal in the first round of the world-class tournament at Zurich(150 anniversary of SG Zürich) in 1959, Tal won the event: Tal vs E Bhend, 1959