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Edwin Bhend
Number of games in database: 160
Years covered: 1952 to 2013
Last FIDE rating: 2174
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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B93 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4 (3 games)
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B14 Caro-Kann, Panov-Botvinnik Attack (3 games)
C15 French, Winawer (3 games)
C32 King's Gambit Declined, Falkbeer Counter Gambit (3 games)

   E Bhend vs J W Morf (2013) 1-0
   H Ernst vs E Bhend (2013) 0-1
   E Bhend vs D Vucenovic (2013) 1/2-1/2
   F Maurer vs E Bhend (2013) 1/2-1/2
   E Bhend vs B Huss (2013) 1/2-1/2

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(born Sep-09-1931, 85 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 I Aloni  0-147 1952 Helsinki ol (Men)C02 French, Advance
3. E Bhend vs Bisguier  0-138 1952 Helsinki ol (Men)C49 Four Knights
4. I Grynfeld vs E Bhend  ½-½45 1952 Helsinki ol (Men)C05 French, Tarrasch
5. E Bhend vs H Kramer  1-055 1952 Helsinki ol (Men)B58 Sicilian
6. T Salo vs E Bhend  1-041 1952 Helsinki ol (Men)A96 Dutch, Classical Variation
7. A Zografakis vs E Bhend  ½-½41 1952 Helsinki ol (Men)A97 Dutch, Ilyin-Genevsky
8. E Bhend vs E Madsen  0-128 1952 Helsinki ol (Men)C25 Vienna
9. F Jost vs E Bhend  0-156 1952 Helsinki ol (Men)A96 Dutch, Classical Variation
10. E Bhend vs F Vasconcellos  0-158 1952 Helsinki ol (Men)C99 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin,
11. R Barbier vs E Bhend 0-152 1952 Helsinki ol (Men)A84 Dutch
12. E Bhend vs S Gislason  ½-½49 1952 Helsinki ol (Men)A00 Uncommon Opening
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. E Bhend vs F Bohatirchuk  1-052 1954 AmsterdamC72 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, 5.O-O
16. E Bhend vs H Bouwmeester  ½-½33 1954 Munich ztC71 Ruy Lopez
17. Wade vs E Bhend  1-025 1954 MunichB88 Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin Attack
18. J Kupper vs E Bhend  ½-½29 1954 ZuerichB93 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4
19. L Schmid vs E Bhend  ½-½35 1954 ZuerichB45 Sicilian, Taimanov
20. E Bhend vs E Walther  ½-½21 1954 ZuerichB93 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4
21. E N Mulcahy vs E Bhend  ½-½18 1954 Munich ztA19 English, Mikenas-Carls, Sicilian Variation
22. L Barden vs E Bhend 0-133 1954 Amsterdam ol (Men)B16 Caro-Kann, Bronstein-Larsen Variation
23. B Sandor vs E Bhend  1-035 1954 Amsterdam ol (Men)A99 Dutch, Ilyin-Genevsky Variation with b3
24. G Philippe vs E Bhend  0-129 1954 Amsterdam ol (Men)A04 Reti Opening
25. B De Greiff vs E Bhend  1-031 1954 Amsterdam ol (Men)A97 Dutch, Ilyin-Genevsky
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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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  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):

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

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