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Vladas Mikenas
V Mikenas 
 
Number of games in database: 499
Years covered: 1931 to 1988

Overall record: +144 -197 =158 (44.7%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.

MOST PLAYED OPENINGS
With the White pieces:
 Nimzo Indian (34) 
    E23 E32 E33 E25 E46
 King's Indian (28) 
    E75 E79 E67 E91 E62
 Orthodox Defense (25) 
    D50 D52 D67 D63 D51
 Sicilian (17) 
    B99 B49 B32 B43 B67
 English (16) 
    A18 A16 A19 A14 A15
 Queen's Pawn Game (12) 
    A40 A45 D02 A46 D04
With the Black pieces:
 Alekhine's Defense (42) 
    B03 B05 B02 B04
 Grunfeld (32) 
    D75 D81 D83 D92 D87
 Sicilian (18) 
    B32 B58 B47 B29 B39
 Queen's Pawn Game (15) 
    A40 D02 E00 D01 A46
 Queen's Gambit Declined (14) 
    D30 D35 D31
 English (13) 
    A13 A14 A15 A16 A19
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   V Mikenas vs S F Lebedev, 1941 1-0
   V Mikenas vs Flohr, 1933 1-0
   V Mikenas vs Kotov, 1949 1-0
   V Mikenas vs Alekhine, 1939 1/2-1/2
   V Mikenas vs B Vladimirov, 1963 1-0
   Alekhine vs V Mikenas, 1937 0-1
   V Mikenas vs Maroczy, 1933 1-0
   V Mikenas vs Alekhine, 1935 1/2-1/2
   V Mikenas vs Viktor, 1980 1-0
   Keres vs V Mikenas, 1937 1/2-1/2

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Rosario (1939)
   USSR Championship (1944)
   Hastings 1937/38 (1937)
   USSR Championship (1955)
   Kemeri (1937)
   USSR Championship (1962)
   USSR Championship (1950)
   USSR Championship (1940)
   USSR Championship (1949)
   USSR Championship (1957)
   USSR Championship (1970)
   USSR Championship (1965)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   Vladas Mikenas - Lithuanian Legend by Resignation Trap
   Kemeri 1939 by jessicafischerqueen
   Hastings 1937/38 by sneaky pete
   Rosario 1939 by Tabanus


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VLADAS MIKENAS
(born Apr-17-1910, died Nov-03-1992, 82 years old) Estonia (federation/nationality Lithuania)

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Vladas Mikėnas was born in Revel (Tallinn), Estonia. His childhood life was difficult. His father, Jonas Mikenas, passed away when he was 10 years old. Vladas worked after school to earn money for a living. Despite this, he found time for chess. Late at night, he would hide from his disapproving mother and sisters, and sit quietly by the oil lamp to study chess games. In 1925, the 15-year old Mikenas participated in the Jubilee tournament of the Tallinn chess club. After losing his first three games, he won the remainder and took first place, half a point ahead of Friedrich Amelung. (1)

In 1928 (26 January - 3 May) Mikenas was 1st in Tallinn Championship with 8.5/12. (2)

Mikenas won the 1928/9 Estonian High School students/Youth Championship with 14/14, 100%! (29 December 1928 - 3 January 1929). (3)

In 1929, Mikenas took first place in the Tallinn championship. In the same year, he graduated from the Tallinn Russian gymnasium, and entered the Tallinn University of Technology.

In September 1930, Mikenas defeated Johannes Turn (+5 -2 =1) and became the Estonian chess champion. In December 1930, Tallinn hosted a tournament with the participation of seven local players and guest Efim Bogoljubov. Mikenas defeated Bogoljubov in the decisive game and took first place.

In addition to his university studies, Mikenas started working as a chess columnist for the weekly Estonian newspaper Esmaspaew ("Monday"). (1)

In February 1931, Mikenas took first place in a tournament of the Helsingin Yleinen Shakkiseura (Helsinki General Chess Club), Finland, with a result of 9.5/10. Right after the tournament he lost a match to Georg Lovén by 0.5 to 3.5. (4)

Also in 1931, Mikenas was invited to participate in the first Baltic countries championship, in Memel (Klaipeda). It was his first visit to Lithuania. Mikenas was the son of a Lithuanian father and a Polish mother. He did not speak Lithuanian, as they spoke Polish and Russian at home, but he had a Lithuanian passport. (1)

The tournament was held from May 22 to May 27, 1931. Isakas Vistaneckis (Kaunas) won the Baltic Champion title with 4.5/7, while Mikenas (Tallinn), Vladimir Petrov (Riga), Paul Saladin Leonhardt (Konigsberg), and Simon Gordon (Memel) shared places 2-5, with 4/7. (5)

During the Baltic championship 1931 in Klaipeda A. Z. Macht convinced Mikenas to move to Lithuania. In June 1931, Mikenas settled in Lithuania. (6)

Mikenas took part in the 3rd championship of Lithuania that started in 1931 and ended in 1932 in Kaunas. It consisted of two parts: a double round robin contenders tournament of 7 players (25 October 1931 - November 29, 1931), and a match between its winner and the reigning champion.
In double round tournament 1st was A. Z. Macht with 9.5/11. Mikenas was 2nd with 9/11, before I. Vistaneckis with 6/11, P. Vaitonis and M. Luckis - 4.5/11, V. Segalis - 2.5/11 and L. Abramavicius 0/6. Abramavicius lost all games in 1sh half of the tournament and didn't played in the 2nd part. (7)

The match for 1932 Lithuanian champion title between 1931 champion A. Z. Macht and contender V. Mikenas was held in Kaunas in the room of the Lithuanian Chess Union (Independence Square 2a) from February 14 to May 6 1932. According to the championship rules, contender had to win 6 games to become a Lithuanian champion. The champion would keep his title with the result of the match 5:5. Macht won this match (+6 -4 =3) and retained his title. (8)

In the middle of championship match (between Games 7 and 8), Mikenas played in a short tournament in Tallinn, 30 March - 5 April 1932. Mikenas shared first place with Turn and G. Friedmann with 3.5/5. (9)

Contenders tournament for 1933 Lithuanian championship match was held in Kaunas from 27 November to 20 December 1932. The double round robin (8 participants, all from Kaunas) The tournament was won by Vladas Mikenas, collecting 12.5 points out of 14. Paul Vaitonis was 2nd (9/14), and Markas Luckis was 3rd (8.5/14). I. Vistaneckis was 4th with the same number of points. (10)

In 1933, Mikenas defeated seven-time Lithuanian champion Aleksander Macht in a match and became the Lithuanian champion. The match was held in Kaunas from March 10 to April 19 1933. Mikenas won last 5 games and won the match with result +6 -3 =1. (11)

In 1934, he won a match for the Lithuanian Champion title against Paul Vaitonis, at 6-2. In 1935, Vladas Mikenas drew a match with Isakas Vistaneckis (8-8), and defended his title. In 1937 and 1938, he won two matches for the Lithuanian championship title, against Povilas (Paul) Vaitonis (5.5-4.5 in 1937, and 9-3 in 1938).

Mikenas played several times in the Lithuanian SSR championships in Vilnius. He won the 14th LTU-ch in 1947, won in 1948, took 3rd in 1949, took 6th in 1951, tied for 2nd–4th in 1952, took 6th in 1953, took 2nd in 1954, took 3rd in 1955, took 2nd in 1957, tied for 2nd-4th in 1958, took 3rd in 1959, tied for 3rd–4th in 1960, won in 1961, took 2nd in 1963, won in 1964, shared 1st in 1965, tied for 2nd–3rd in 1967, and tied for 1st–2nd in 1968.

In May-June 1937, Mikenas participated in the 1st International tournament in Kemeri (Kemeri (1937)), and defeated world champion Alexander Alekhine. In September-October 1940, he participated for the first time in the XII USSR championship finals. In this tournament he defeated Mikhail Botvinnik. (12)

From 1931 to 1939, he participated in five official, and one unofficial, Chess Olympiads as the captain and 1st board of the Lithuanian team. In July 1931, he played at the 4th Chess Olympiad in Prague (+7 –5 =6), and drew his game against world champion Alekhine. In July 1933, he played in the 5th Chess Olympiad in Folkestone (+5 –3 =6). In August 1935, he played in the 6th Chess Olympiad in Warsaw (+2 –6 =10). In August/September 1936, he played in the unofficial Olympiad in Munich (+5 –7 =8). In July/August 1937, he played in the 7th Chess Olympiad in Stockholm (+7 –3 =8). In August/September 1939, he played in the 8th Chess Olympiad in Buenos Aires (+10 –5 =4). (13)

In May/June 1944, he tied for 5–6th with Vladimir Andreevich Makogonov in Moscow (13th USSR-ch) with 9/16. The winner was Mikhail Botvinnik with 12.5/16, and places 2-3 were taken by Vasily Smyslov and Isaac Boleslavsky with 10.5/16. (14)

In October/November 1945, he won the Baltic Chess Championship in Riga. (15)

In June/July 1946, he took 3rd, behind Yuri Averbakh and Vistaneckis, in Vilnius (Baltic Rep.-ch). (16)

Mikenas was awarded the International Master title in 1950. In 1968, he was awarded the International Arbiter title. (4)

In December 1959, Mikenas participated in the international tournament 'Baltic Sea – sea of peace' in Riga. He defeated Mikhail Tal, and took second place with 11/13, only 0.5 point behind Boris Spassky and ahead of Alexander Kazimirovich Tolush (8.5/13) and Mikhail Tal (8/13). (17)

Mikenas played on first board of the Lithuanian team that won the 'Europe Cup' 1963-1972 correspondence chess tournament, and in 1971 was awarded the International Master title in Correspondence Chess.

In 1977, at the age of 67, Mikenas won the Lithuanian Championship again. In 1987, FIDE awarded him the Honorary Grandmaster title. (4)

Vladas Mikenas participated in the USSR championship finals 10 times.

Mikenas was a coach of Paul Keres during the period of 1955-1962.

From 1983 to 1985, he was the chief arbiter of Candidates and Challengers Matches Garry KasparovAlexander Beliavsky, Kasparov – Smyslov, and Kasparov – Anatoly Karpov.

The contributions of Vladas Mikenas to chess openings theory: the Mikenas Variation of the Modern Benoni, a sharp attacking line (1.d4 ♘f6 2.c4 c5 3.d5 e6 4.♘c3 exd5 5.cxd5 d6 6.e4 g6 7.f4 ♗g7 8.e5), the Salomon Flohr Variation in the English Opening, and the Bogoljubov - Mikenas defense in the Queen's Pawn opening.

List of books published by Mikenas (18)

Šachmatų vadovėlis, ("Chess textbook"), 1932.
Šachmatu žaidimo pagrindai, ("Chess Game Basics"), 1950, second edition 1952.
Šachmatų pirmenybės, ("Chess competitions"), 1958.
35 metai prie šachmatų lentos, ("35 years at the chessboard"), 1961.
Šachmatai: teorija ir praktika ("Chess: Theory and Practice"), 1968.

Notes

(1) "35 metai prie šachmatų lentos" ("35 years at the chessboard"), by Mikenas. Valstybinė politinės ir mokslinės literatūros leidykla (State political and scientific literature publishing house), Vilnius 1961, pages 5-6, page 20.
(2) "Esmaspaew", Nr. 19, May 7, 1928, p. 8.
(3) "Paewaleht", January 14, 1929, p. 4
(4) Tidskrift för Schack, June-July 1931, p. 127; Suomen Shakki, 1944, p. 221; "35 metai prie šachmatų lentos", by Mikenas, pp. 17-20.
(5) "Esmaspaew" ("Monday"), number 23, 8 June 1931, page 8, Mikenas' article "keeruline tulemus Balti meistriturniir" ("complicated result of the Baltic masters tournament").
(6) "Pažadėtoji žemė-Lietuva" (Promised Land-Lithuania), by Vilius Kavaliauskas, Vilnius, 2013, p. 78.
(7) "Lietuvos Aidas", October 27, 1931, p. 7; "Lietuvos Aidas", November 3, 1931, p. 7; "Lietuvos Aidas", November 7, 1931, p. 8; "Lietuvos Aidas", November 14, 1931, p. 9; "Lietuvos Aidas", November 21, 1931, p. 9; "Lietuvos Aidas", December 1, 1931, p. 7.
(8) "Lietuvos Aidas", February 17, 1932, p. 7; "Lietuvos Aidas", May 7, 1932, p. 9; "Lietuvos Aidas", May 14, 1932, p. 9.
(9) "Paewaleht", April 2, 1932, p. 5; "Waba Maa", April 6, 1932, p. 2; "Paewaleht", April 7, 1932, p. 5.
(10) Bertašius A. "Lietuvos sporto žinynas" ("Lithuanian Sport Encyclopedia"), Vilnius, 1999. volume 1, p. 171.
(11) "Lietuvos Aidas", March 15, 1933, p. 5; "Lietuvos Aidas", March 22, 1933, p. 8; "Lietuvos Aidas", March 25, 1933, p. 14; "Lietuvos Aidas", March 28, 1933, p. 8; "Lietuvos Aidas", April 5, 1933, p. 11; "Lietuvos Aidas", April 13, 1933, p. 13; "Lietuvos Aidas", April 22, 1933, p. 10.
(12) Wikipedia article: Vladas Mik%C4%97nas
(13) http://www.olimpbase.org
(14) http://graeme.50webs.com/chesschamp...
(15) [rusbase-1]
(16) [rusbase-2]
(17) http://www.365chess.com/tournaments...
(18) http://a64.puslapiai.lt/mikenas/mik...

Last updated: 2018-12-02 11:05:24

 page 1 of 20; games 1-25 of 499  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. V Mikenas vs L Schmitt 1-0261931BrnoD67 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, Bd3 line
2. V Mikenas vs Noteboom  1-0511931BrnoE38 Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 4...c5
3. V Mikenas vs Vladimir Petrov  1-04119311st Baltic championshipE23 Nimzo-Indian, Spielmann
4. V Mikenas vs E Steiner  1-0541931Prague ol (Men)E24 Nimzo-Indian, Samisch
5. F Apsenieks vs V Mikenas  0-1391931Prague ol (Men)D67 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, Bd3 line
6. Flohr vs V Mikenas 1-0341931Prague ol (Men)D17 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
7. Gruenfeld vs V Mikenas  ½-½421931Prague ol (Men)D11 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
8. V Mikenas vs Alekhine  ½-½391931Prague ol (Men)D52 Queen's Gambit Declined
9. Vidmar vs V Mikenas 0-1361931Prague ol (Men)D17 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
10. V Mikenas vs Kashdan ½-½181931Prague ol (Men)D51 Queen's Gambit Declined
11. V Mikenas vs Yates  1-0341931Prague ol (Men)D52 Queen's Gambit Declined
12. S Rosselli del Turco vs V Mikenas  0-1221931Prague ol (Men)D46 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
13. Bogoljubov vs V Mikenas  1-0541931Prague ol (Men)B29 Sicilian, Nimzovich-Rubinstein
14. V Mikenas vs Weenink  ½-½361931Prague ol (Men)D30 Queen's Gambit Declined
15. V Mikenas vs H Johner  0-1361931Prague ol (Men)E24 Nimzo-Indian, Samisch
16. M Golmayo De La Torriente vs V Mikenas  ½-½221931Prague ol (Men)B29 Sicilian, Nimzovich-Rubinstein
17. V Mikenas vs S Erdelyi  0-1681931Prague ol (Men)D04 Queen's Pawn Game
18. Rubinstein vs V Mikenas 1-0661931Prague ol (Men)D45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
19. V Mikenas vs A Macht  0-1421932Lithuania championship matchA47 Queen's Indian
20. S Rosselli del Turco vs V Mikenas 0-1321933OlympiadE70 King's Indian
21. V Mikenas vs Maroczy 1-0311933OlympiadD67 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, Bd3 line
22. V Mikenas vs V Soultanbeieff  1-0611933OlympiadA34 English, Symmetrical
23. V Mikenas vs Flohr 1-0201933OlympiadB13 Caro-Kann, Exchange
24. Alekhine vs V Mikenas 1-0451933OlympiadA00 Uncommon Opening
25. V Mikenas vs W Fairhurst 0-1491933OlympiadD63 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense
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Oct-12-18
Premium Chessgames Member
  hemy: <The match for 1932 Lithuanian champion title>

After Mikenas lost the games 11 and 12 the match was decided. It was played the game 13 as well, but even Mikenas would win it, the score of winning games would be 5:5 and Macht would keep the champion title. Mikenas could win this game, but the last mistake was done by him.

[Event "Lithuania champ match, game 11"]
[Site "Kaunas"]
[Date "1932.04.24"]
[Round "11"]
[White "Mikenas, Vladas"]
[Black "Macht, Aleksander"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "A47"]
[PlyCount "84"]
[Source "'Lietuvos Aidas', April 30, 1932, p. 9"]

1. d4 Nf6 2. Nf3 b6 3. e3 Bb7 4. Bd3 c5 5. b3 cxd4 6. exd4 g6 7. Bb2 Bg7 8. Nbd2 O-O 9. O-O Nd5 10. Re1 Nf4 11. Bf1 d6 12. g3 Ne6 13. Bc4 d5 14. Bd3 Nc5 15. Bf1 Ne4 16. Ne5 Nd7 17. f3 Nxd2 18. Qxd2 Qc7 19. Nxd7 Qxd7 20. a4 a5 21. Bb5 Qc7 22. Ba3 Bf6 23. Qe3 Bc6 24. Bd3 Rfe8 25. f4 Bd7 26. Bb2 h5 27. Re2 h4 28. Qf3 hxg3 29. hxg3 Kg7 30. g4 Rh8 31. g5 Rh3 32. gxf6+ exf6 33. Qg2 Qxf4 34. Rf1 Qh4 35. Rf3 Rh8 36. Rxh3 Bxh3 37. Qf3 Qg5+ 38. Rg2 Bxg2 39. Qxg2 Qe3+ 40. Kf1 Rh4 41. Be2 Rf4+ 42. Ke1 Rf5 0-1

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[Event "Lithuania champ game 12"]
[Site "Kaunas"]
[Date "1932.04.28"]
[Round "12"]
[White "Macht, Aleksander"]
[Black "Mikenas, Vladas"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "D05"]
[PlyCount "89"]
[Source "'Lietuvos Aidas', May 7, 1932, p. 9"]

1. d4 Nf6 2. Nf3 e6 3. Nbd2 c5 4. e3 d5 5. c3 Nbd7 6. Bd3 Be7 7. Ne5 O-O 8. f4 Ne8 9. O-O f5 10. Ndf3 Nxe5 11. Nxe5 c4 12. Be2 Nd6 13. Bf3 Qc7 14. Bd2 Bf6 15. b3 b5 16. g4 Ne4 17. bxc4 Bxe5 18. fxe5 Qxc4 19. Be2 Qc6 20. Rb1 a6 21. a4 bxa4 22. c4 dxc4 23. Bb4 Bb7 24. Bxf8 Ng5 25. d5 exd5 26. Rxf5 c3 27. Qc2 d4 28. Qa2+ Kh8 29. Bxg7+ Kxg7 30. Rxb7+ Qxb7 31. Rxg5+ Kh8 32. Qe6 Rf8 33. Rf5 Qc8 34. Rxf8+ Qxf8 35. exd4 c2 36. Qc4 Qf4 37. Qxc2 Qxd4+ 38. Kg2 Qxe5 39. Qc8+ Kg7 40. Qb7+ Kf8 41. Bc4 Qe8 42. Qd5 Qg6 43. Qd8+ Kg7 44. Qg8+ Kh6 45. Qxg6+ 1-0

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[Event "Lithuania champ match game 13"]
[Site "Kaunas"]
[Date "1932.05.06"]
[Round "13"]
[White "Mikenas, Vladas"]
[Black "Macht, Aleksander"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "E12"]
[PlyCount "112"]
[Source "'Lietuvos Aidas', May 14, 1932, p. 9"]

1. d4 Nf6 2. Nf3 b6 3. c4 Bb7 4. Nc3 e6 5. Qc2 d6 6. e4 Nbd7 7. Bf4 Be7 8. Bd3 Nh5 9. Bg3 c5 10. d5 e5 11. Qd2 a6 12. a4 O-O 13. h3 Re8 14. Bh2 g5 15. g3 Nf8 16. h4 g4 17. Ng1 Kg7 18. O-O-O Bc8 19. Rf1 Ng6 20. f3 Nxh4 21. gxh4 g3 22. Nge2 gxh2 23. Rxh2 h6 24. Kb1 b5 25. cxb5 axb5 26. Bxb5 Bd7 27. Bxd7 Qxd7 28. f4 Bf6 29. f5 Kh7 30. Rg1 Reb8 31. Rc1 Rb4 32. Ng1 Nf4 33. Nf3 Rab8 34. Rg1 Ra8 35. Qc2 c4 36. Qd2 Rbxa4 37. Nxa4 Qxa4 38. Qc3 Qa2+ 39. Kc2 Rb8 40. Nd2 Qa4+ 41. Kb1 Nd3 42. Nxc4 Nc5 43. Nxd6 Nb3 44. Rd1 Qa1+ 45. Kc2 Qa4 46. Rd3 Nd4+ 47. Kb1 Nb3 48. Kc2 Nd4+ 49. Kb1 Nb3 50. Rd1 Qa1+ 51. Kc2 Qa4 52. Rhd2 Be7 53. Qxe5 Bxd6 54. Qf6 Nxd2+ 55. Kxd2 Bf4+ 56. Ke2 Qxe4+ 0-1

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Oct-13-18
Premium Chessgames Member
  chesshistoryinterest: <hemy>

Great to have these games, which (apart from Game 3) may well have been seen by almost nobody outside of Lithuania.

I presume Game 13 was played only for the purposes of prize money (to determine whether Macht would win the match or whether it would be a draw).

Oct-13-18
Premium Chessgames Member
  hemy: Contenders tournament for 1933 Lithuanian championship match was held in Kaunas from 27 November to 20 December 1932. The double round robin (8 participants, all from Kaunas) The tournament winner was by Vladas Mikenas.

Results:

1. V. Mikenas 12,5/14
2. P. Vaitonis 9/14
3. M. Luckis 8,5/14
4. I. Vistaneckis 8,5/14
5. L. Abramavičius 6,5/14
6. D. Žilevičius 3,5/14
7. S. Disleris 3,5/14
8. G. Gladšteinas 3/14

Source:
Bertašius A. "Lietuvos sporto žinynas" ("Lithuanian Sport Encyclopedia"), Vilnius, 1999. volume 1, p. 171;

Oct-16-18
Premium Chessgames Member
  hemy: "The match for 1933 Lithuanian champion title between Aleksander Macht was held in Kaunas from March 10 to April 18, 1933." Lithuanian Sport Encyclopedia: "Match for absolute champion title, 1933 03 10 - 04 18, Kaunas, V. Mikenas - A. Machtas 6:6"

https://www.dropbox.com/s/eh8jo6vgl...

The Wikipedia page of the Lithuania chess championship 1933 adding only one detail: "In some point of the match Macht was leading with result 3:1."

https://lt.wikipedia.org/wiki/1933_...

The contemporary newspapers "Lietuvos Aidas", March-April 1933 providing more accurate information. This match included 10 games, final result was +6 -3 =1 and was finished on April 19.

1. March 10, 1933, Macht - Mikenas 0.5-0.5
2. March 12, 1933, Mikenas - Macht 1-0
3. March 17, 1933, Macht - Mikenas 1-0
4. March 19, 1933, Mikenas - Macht 0-1
5. March 24, 1933, Macht - Mikenas 1-0
6. March 26, 1933, Mikenas - Macht 1-0
7. March 31, 1933, Macht - Mikenas 0-1
8. April 4, 1933, Mikenas - Macht 1-0
9. April 9, 1933, Macht - Mikenas 0-1
10. April 11, 1933, Mikenas - Macht 1-0

The game 9 was finished on April 18 and the game 10 on April 19.

In the 1st match (1932 championship) Mikenas lost 4 last games. This time Mikenas won last 5 games. Both players displayed exiting games.

Sources:

"Lietuvos Aidas", March 11, 1933, p. 14
"Lietuvos Aidas", March 15, 1933, p. 5
"Lietuvos Aidas", March 22, 1933, p. 8
"Lietuvos Aidas", March 25, 1933, p. 14
"Lietuvos Aidas", March 28, 1933, p. 8
"Lietuvos Aidas", April 5, 1933, p. 11
"Lietuvos Aidas", April 13, 1933, p. 13
"Lietuvos Aidas", April 22, 1933, p. 10

All the articles about this match (and the 1932 match as well) were written by Mikenas.

The pgn files of the games will be published by me later.

Oct-16-18
Premium Chessgames Member
  hemy: 1933 (March 10 - April 19) Lithuanian championship match V. Mikenas - A. Z. Macht, Kaunas.

Games 1 and 2:

[Event "Lithuania Champ. 1933 match game 1"]
[Site "Kaunas"]
[Date "1933.03.10"]
[Round "1"]
[White "Macht, Aleksander"]
[Black "Mikenas, Vladas"]
[Result "0.5-0.5"]
[ECO "C66"]
[PlyCount "67"]
[Source "'Lietuvos Aidas', March 15, 1933, p. 5"]

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. Nc3 Nc6 4. d4 exd4 5. Nxd4 d6 6. Bb5 Bd7 7. O-O Be7 8. Re1 O-O 9. Bg5 Nxd4 10. Qxd4 Bxb5 11. Nxb5 Ng4 12. Bxe7 Qxe7 13. e5 Nxe5 14. f4 a6 15. fxe5 axb5 16. exd6 Qxd6 17. Qxd6 cxd6 18. Re7 Rfe8 19. Rxb7 Re2 20. Rxb5 Rxc2 21. Re1 h6 22. a3 d5 23. Rxd5 Rxb2 24. Ra1 Rc8 25. Rd3 Rcc2 26. Rg3 h5 27. h3 g6 28. Rd1 Kg7 29. Rd7 Kf8 30. Kh2 Rf2 31. Rdd3 h4 32. Rg4 Ra2 33. a4 Ke7 34. Rdd4 0.5-0.5

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[Event "Lithuania champ. 1933 game 2"]
[Site "Kaunas"]
[Date "1933.03.12"]
[Round "2"]
[White "Mikenas, Vladas"]
[Black "Macht, Aleksander"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "C49"]
[PlyCount "165"]

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. Bb5 Bb4 5. O-O O-O 6. d3 Bxc3 7. bxc3 d6 8. Bg5 Qe7 9. Nd2 h6 10. Bxf6 Qxf6 11. Nc4 Ne7 12. Ne3 c6 13. Bc4 Ng6 14. Kh1 Bd7 15. Qh5 Nf4 16. Qf3 d5 17. exd5 Rad8 18. g3 Nxd5 19. Qxf6 Nxf6 20. f3 Rfe8 21. Kg2 g6 22. Bb3 Be6 23. Bxe6 Rxe6 24. a4 b6 25. c4 a5 26. Rfb1 c5 27. Rb5 Kf8 28. Rab1 Rdd6 29. Kf2 Ke8 30. Ke2 Kd8 31. g4 Kc8 32. h4 Nd7 33. Nd5 Kd8 34. g5 h5 35. Kd2 Kc8 36. Re1 Kd8 37. Rbb1 Nb8 38. Re4 Nd7 39. Rf1 Rc6 40. Kc3 Ke8 41. f4 exf4 42. Rxe6+ fxe6 43. Nxf4 Nf8 44. Ne2 e5 45. Ng3 Ke7 46. Ne4 Nd7 47. Kd2 Rc8 48. Nf6 Rf8 49. Nd5+ Ke6 50. Rb1 Rb8 51. Ke3 Kd6 52. Ke4 Ke6 53. Rf1 Rc8 54. Nxb6 Rf8 55. Rxf8 Nxf8 56. Nc8 Nd7 57. c3 Nb8 58. Na7 Nd7 59. Nc8 Nb8 60. d4 exd4 61. cxd4 cxd4 62. Kxd4 Nd7 63. c5 Ne5 64. Nd6 Nc6+ 65. Ke4 Ne5 66. Nb5 Nc4 67. Nd4+ Kd7 68. Kd5 Ne3+ 69. Ke5 Ng4+ 70. Ke4 Kc7 71. Kd5 Ne3+ 72. Ke5 Ng2 73. Nf3 Kc6 74. Kd4 Kc7 75. Kc4 Nf4 76. Ne5 Kb7 77. Kb5 Kc7 78. Kxa5 Ng2 79. Nxg6 Kc6 80. Kb4 Ne3 81. Ne7+ Kd7 82. a5 Kxe7 83. a6 1-0

[Event "Lithuania champ. 1933 game 2"]
[Site "Kaunas"]
[Date "1933.03.12"]
[Round "2"]
[White "Mikenas, Vladas"]
[Black "Macht, Aleksander"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "C49"]
[PlyCount "165"]
[Source "'Lietuvos Aidas', March 22, 1933, p. 8"]

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. Bb5 Bb4 5. O-O O-O 6. d3 Bxc3 7. bxc3 d6 8. Bg5 Qe7 9. Nd2 h6 10. Bxf6 Qxf6 11. Nc4 Ne7 12. Ne3 c6 13. Bc4 Ng6 14. Kh1 Bd7 15. Qh5 Nf4 16. Qf3 d5 17. exd5 Rad8 18. g3 Nxd5 19. Qxf6 Nxf6 20. f3 Rfe8 21. Kg2 g6 22. Bb3 Be6 23. Bxe6 Rxe6 24. a4 b6 25. c4 a5 26. Rfb1 c5 27. Rb5 Kf8 28. Rab1 Rdd6 29. Kf2 Ke8 30. Ke2 Kd8 31. g4 Kc8 32. h4 Nd7 33. Nd5 Kd8 34. g5 h5 35. Kd2 Kc8 36. Re1 Kd8 37. Rbb1 Nb8 38. Re4 Nd7 39. Rf1 Rc6 40. Kc3 Ke8 41. f4 exf4 42. Rxe6+ fxe6 43. Nxf4 Nf8 44. Ne2 e5 45. Ng3 Ke7 46. Ne4 Nd7 47. Kd2 Rc8 48. Nf6 Rf8 49. Nd5+ Ke6 50. Rb1 Rb8 51. Ke3 Kd6 52. Ke4 Ke6 53. Rf1 Rc8 54. Nxb6 Rf8 55. Rxf8 Nxf8 56. Nc8 Nd7 57. c3 Nb8 58. Na7 Nd7 59. Nc8 Nb8 60. d4 exd4 61. cxd4 cxd4 62. Kxd4 Nd7 63. c5 Ne5 64. Nd6 Nc6+ 65. Ke4 Ne5 66. Nb5 Nc4 67. Nd4+ Kd7 68. Kd5 Ne3+ 69. Ke5 Ng4+ 70. Ke4 Kc7 71. Kd5 Ne3+ 72. Ke5 Ng2 73. Nf3 Kc6 74. Kd4 Kc7 75. Kc4 Nf4 76. Ne5 Kb7 77. Kb5 Kc7 78. Kxa5 Ng2 79. Nxg6 Kc6 80. Kb4 Ne3 81. Ne7+ Kd7 82. a5 Kxe7 83. a6 1-0

http://www.epaveldas.lt/recordImage...

Oct-16-18
Premium Chessgames Member
  hemy: <1933 (March 10 - April 19) Lithuanian championship match V. Mikenas - A. Z. Macht, Kaunas.>

Games 3, 4 and 5 won Macht. After 5 games result was 3:1 (only winning games were counted) in favor of Macht, he needed 2 more wins to keep the Lithuanian champion title. Mikenas had to win 5 more games. Like in the 1932 match, contender needed to score 6 winning games, champion had to win 5.

In the "Lietuvos Aidas", March 25, 1933, p. 14 Mikenas published the continuation of adjourned game 3. The full game 3 wasn't published.

In the following position Mikenas (Black) sealed his 31th move in an envelope.


click for larger view

31. ... Rb7
32. Ra6 Rc7 33. f3 Nd6 34. Kf2 Ke7 35. Ke3 Nc8 36. Nh5 g6 37. fxg6 fxg6 38. Nf4 g5 39. hxg5 hxg5 40. Nh3 Kf6 41. f4 gxf4+ 42. Kxf4 Nb6 43. g5+ Ke6 44. Ra1 Nc8 45. Re1+ Kf7 46. Kg4 Re7 47. Rf1+ Kg7 48. Rf6 Re4+ 49. Nf4 Ne7 50. Kf3 a5 51. Ne6+ Kh8 52. g6 Re1 53. Rf8+ Ng8 54. Rf7 Nh6 55. Rh7+ Kg8 56. Re7 Kh8 57. Re8+ 1-0

http://www.epaveldas.lt/recordImage...

[Event "Lithuania Champ. 1933 match game 4"]
[Site "Kaunas"]
[Date "1933.03.19"]
[Round "4"]
[White "Mikenas , Vladas"]
[Black "Macht, Aleksander"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "D66"]
[PlyCount "90"]
[Source "'Lietuvos Aidas', April 5, 1933, p. 11"]

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 d5 4. Bg5 Nbd7 5. e3 c6 6. Nf3 Be7 7. Rc1 O-O 8. Bd3 dxc4 9. Bxc4 b6 10. O-O Bb7 11. Qe2 a6 12. Rfd1 Nd5 13. Ne4 Bxg5 14. Nfxg5 Qe7 15. Nf3 N5f6 16. Ng3 c5 17. e4 cxd4 18. Rxd4 Rfd8 19. e5 Ne8 20. Rg4 b5 21. Bd3 Nf8 22. h4 Rac8 23. Rxc8 Rxc8 24. Ng5 f5 25. exf6 Nxf6 26. Rd4 h6 27. Nf3 Qc5 28. Ne4 Qc1+ 29. Kh2 Ng4+ 30. Kg3 e5 31. Rb4 a5 32. Rxb5 Qf4+ 33. Kh3 Bxe4 34. Bxe4 Qxe4 35. Qxe4 Nxf2+ 36. Kh2 Nxe4 37. Rxe5 Nc5 38. g4 Nfd7 39. Re2 Rf8 40. Kg3 Nf6 41. Re5 Nfe4+ 42. Kg2 a4 43. Rf5 Rb8 44. b3 Nxb3 45. axb3 axb3 0-1

http://www.epaveldas.lt/recordImage...

[Event "Lithuania Champ. 1933 match game 5"]
[Site "Kaunas"]
[Date "1933.03.24"]
[Round "5"]
[White "Macht, Aleksander"]
[Black "Mikenas, Vladas"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "A06"]
[PlyCount "79"]
[Source "'Lietuvos Aidas', April 5, 1933, p. 11"]

1. Nf3 d5 2. b3 Nf6 3. Bb2 Bf5 4. d3 e6 5. g3 h6 6. Bg2 Bd6 7. O-O Nbd7 8. c4 c6 9. cxd5 cxd5 10. e4 Bg4 11. h3 Bxf3 12. Qxf3 O-O 13. Qe2 dxe4 14. dxe4 Be5 15. Na3 Rc8 16. Nc4 Bxb2 17. Qxb2 Nb6 18. Ne3 Qe7 19. Rfd1 Rfd8 20. Qe5 Nfd7 21. Qa5 Qc5 22. Qxc5 Rxc5 23. b4 Rc7 24. a4 Nc4 25. Nxc4 Rxc4 26. Rac1 Rxc1 27. Rxc1 Nb6 28. a5 Rc8 29. Rd1 Nc4 30. Rd7 Rb8 31. Rc7 Ne5 32. f4 Nc6 33. a6 Nd8 34. b5 e5 35. f5 bxa6 36. bxa6 Rb1+ 37. Bf1 Kf8 38. Rxa7 Ra1 39. Rc7 Ra4 40. a7 1-0

http://www.epaveldas.lt/recordImage...

Oct-17-18
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  hemy: Vladas Mikenas won 5 last games from the Lithuania championship 1933 match against Alaksander Macht.

[Event "Lithuania Champ. 1933 match game 6"]
[Site "Kaunas"]
[Date "1933.03.26"]
[Round "6"]
[White "Mikenas , Vladas"]
[Black "Macht, Aleksander"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "D66"]
[PlyCount "90"]
[Source "'Lietuvos Aidas', March 28, 1933, p. 8"]

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 d5 4. Bg5 Be7 5. e3 Nbd7 6. cxd5 exd5 7. Bd3 c6 8. Qc2 h6 9. Bf4 O-O 10. Nge2 Re8 11. g4 Nf8 12. g5 hxg5 13. Bxg5 Ne4 14. Bxe7 Qxe7 15. Bxe4 dxe4 16. O-O-O Qh4 17. Ng3 Bg4 18. Rdg1 Ng6 19. h3 Bf3 20. Rh2 Rad8 21. Qb3 c5 22. dxc5 Re5 23. Qxb7 Rxc5 24. Qxa7 Ne5 25. Kb1 Nd3 26. Qb6 Rdc8 27. Qd6 Rd8 28. Qb6 Qe7 29. Ngxe4 Bxe4 30. Nxe4 Rcc8 31. f3 1-0

http://www.epaveldas.lt/recordImage...

[Event "Lithuania Champ. 1933 match game 7"]
[Site "Kaunas"]
[Date "1933.03.31"]
[Round "7"]
[White "Macht"]
[Black "Mikenas"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "D79"]
[PlyCount "82"]
[Source "'Lietuvos Aidas', April 13, 1933, p. 13"]

1. Nf3 Nf6 2. d4 g6 3. g3 Bg7 4. Bg2 O-O 5. O-O c5 6. c3 cxd4 7. cxd4 d5 8. Nc3 Ne4 9. Qb3 Nc6 10. Rd1 Nxc3 11. Qxc3 Bg4 12. Be3 Rc8 13. Qd2 Bxf3 14. Bxf3 e6 15. Rac1 Qa5 16. Qxa5 Nxa5 17. b3 Nc6 18. a3 Nxd4 19. Bxd4 Rxc1 20. Rxc1 Bxd4 21. e4 dxe4 22. Bxe4 Bb2 23. Rc7 Bxa3 24. Rxb7 Bc5 25. b4 Bb6 26. Bc6 Rd8 27. Bd7 Kf8 28. Kf1 Ke7 29. Bc6+ Kf6 30. Bd7 g5 31. h3 h5 32. Ke2 Rh8 33. Bc6 h4 34. g4 Rd8 35. Rd7 Rc8 36. b5 a5 37. Rd3 Rd8 38. Rxd8 Bxd8 39. Kd3 Bb6 40. f3 Ke5 41. Be8 f6 0-1

http://www.epaveldas.lt/recordImage...

[Event "Lithuania Champ. 1933 game 8"]
[Site "Kaunas"]
[Date "1933.04.04"]
[Round "8"]
[White "Mikenas, Vladas"]
[Black "Macht, Aleksander"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "A18"]
[PlyCount "41"]
[Source "'Lietuvos Aidas', April 13, 1933, p. 13"]

1. c4 Nf6 2. Nc3 e6 3. e4 d5 4. cxd5 exd5 5. e5 d4 6. exf6 dxc3 7. fxg7 cxd2+ 8. Bxd2 Qe7+ 9. Be2 Bxg7 10. Nf3 O-O 11. O-O Rd8 12. Re1 Qd6 13. Qc2 Nc6 14. Rad1 Qg6 15. Bd3 Qh5 16. Ng5 h6 17. Be2 Bg4 18. Qh7+ Kf8 19. Nxf7 Bxe2 20. Nxd8 Bxd1 21. Ne6+ 1-0

http://www.epaveldas.lt/recordImage...

[Event "Lithuania champ 1933 match game 9"]
[Site "Kaunas"]
[Date "1933.04.09"]
[Round "9"]
[White "Macht, Aleksander"]
[Black "Mikenas, Vladas"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "E94"]
[PlyCount "174"]
[Source "'Lietuvos Aidas', April 22, 1933, p. 10"]

1. d4 Nf6 2. Nf3 g6 3. c4 Bg7 4. Nc3 O-O 5. e4 d6 6. Be2 Nbd7 7. O-O e5 8. d5 a5 9. Ne1 Nc5 10. Bf3 Ne8 11. Be3 f5 12. Bxc5 dxc5 13. Nd3 b6 14. g3 Nd6 15. b3 g5 16. Bg2 f4 17. h3 Qf6 18. f3 h5 19. g4 Bd7 20. a4 Kf7 21. Nb5 Bxb5 22. cxb5 hxg4 23. fxg4 Ke7 24. Rc1 Rf7 25. Qe2 Rh8 26. Qf3 Kd8 27. Rc2 Bf8 28. Rd1 Nc8 29. Ne1 Bd6 30. Qf1 Rfh7 31. Nf3 Ne7 32. Rc4 Ng6 33. Rd3 Kc8 34. Rdc3 Kb8 35. Rd3 Rh6 36. Rdc3 R8h7 37. Rd3 Qd8 38. Rdc3 Kc8 39. Rd3 Kd7 40. Rd2 Ke8 41. Rd3 Kf7 42. Rdc3 Kf6 43. Rd3 Qh8 44. Kh2 Nf8 45. Rdc3 Kg6 46. Rd3 Nd7 47. Kg1 Nf6 48. Nh2 Ng8 49. Nf3 Kf6 50. Kh2 Qg7 51. Kg1 Ke7 52. Rdc3 Kd7 53. Rd3 Be7 54. Rdc3 Kd6 55. Rd3 Qh8 56. Nd2 Nf6 57. Qf3 Nd7 58. Rcc3 Nf8 59. Nc4+ Kd7 60. Qf1 Ng6 61. Rf3 Bd6 62. Rcd3 Ne7 63. Qe2 Ng8 64. Rf1 Nf6 65. Kf2 Rxh3 66. Bxh3 Rxh3 67. Rxh3 Qxh3 68. Qf3 Nxg4+ 69. Ke2 Qxf3+ 70. Rxf3 Nf6 71. Kd3 g4 72. Rf1 g3 73. Nd2 Ng4 74. Nf3 c4+ 75. bxc4 Bc5 76. Ke2 g2 77. Rb1 Kd6 78. Rd1 Be3 79. Rb1 Nf6 80. Kd3 Nd7 81. Ke2 Nc5 82. Ng5 g1=Q 83. Rxg1 Bxg1 84. Nf7+ Ke7 85. Nxe5 Nxa4 86. Ng6+ Kd6 87. Nxf4 Nc3+ 0-1

http://www.epaveldas.lt/recordImage...

[Event "Lithuania champ 1933 game 10"]
[Site "Kaunas"]
[Date "1933.04.11"]
[Round "10"]
[White "Mikenas, Vladas"]
[Black "Macht, Aleksander"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "A29"]
[PlyCount "103"]
[Source "'Lietuvos Aidas', April 22, 1933, p. 10"]

1. c4 Nf6 2. Nc3 e5 3. Nf3 Nc6 4. g3 Bc5 5. Bg2 e4 6. Ng5 Bxf2+ 7. Kxf2 Ng4+ 8. Kg1 Qxg5 9. Nxe4 Qe5 10. e3 d6 11. d4 Qe7 12. h3 Nf6 13. Nc3 Nd8 14. Kh2 c6 15. e4 O-O 16. Rf1 Ne8 17. Qd3 f6 18. Bd2 Be6 19. Rf2 Rc8 20. Raf1 b5 21. cxb5 cxb5 22. d5 Bd7 23. Nxb5 Nf7 24. Bc3 a6 25. Nd4 Ne5 26. Qxa6 Nc7 27. Qe2 Qe8 28. Rd1 Nb5 29. Nxb5 Bxb5 30. Qe3 Nc4 31. Qf4 Qd7 32. Bf1 Qa7 33. Bxc4 Rxc4 34. Re1 Qxa2 35. Kg2 Qa6 36. g4 Rcc8 37. Kh2 Qb6 38. Rg2 Rc7 39. g5 fxg5 40. Qxg5 Qa7 41. Reg1 g6 42. e5 Bf1 43. Rxf1 Rxf1 44. Qd8+ Kg7 45. exd6+ Rxc3 46. bxc3 Qa1 47. Qe7+ Kg8 48. Qe6+ Kg7 49. Qe5+ Kh6 50. d7 Rh1+ 51. Kg3 Qb1 52. Qe3+ 1-0

http://www.epaveldas.lt/recordImage...

Nov-16-18
Premium Chessgames Member
  chesshistoryinterest: <hemy> That's wonderful material you are posting on Mikenas here. Thank you.

I have, with difficulty, been able to access such items on this Lithuanian newspaper site. Even then, there does not seem to be a translation function. Mikenas' column is very helpful when he writes it. However, there are periods in the 1930's when he does not. I have found that the search function not working on this site then makes it rather difficult to find chess information.

Here is confirmation of the 1932 tournament in Tallinn where Mikenas shared 1-3= places: "Eesti Maleilm", Number 1, 1932, page 4

https://www.digar.ee/viewer/ru/nlib...

Nov-16-18
Premium Chessgames Member
  chesshistoryinterest: Tallinn 1930 tournament with Bogoljubov:

This was the tournament that first brought the 20-year-old Mikenas to international attention. Bogoljubov had been the World Championship Challenger to Alekhine the previous year. Mikenas beat him in their individual game and came first ahead of him in the tournament.

A crosstable for the tournament is here: "Paewaleht", 28 December 1930, page 5

https://www.digar.ee/viewer/ru/nlib...

It's a rather dreadful crosstable, but seems to be the only one in the Estonian newspapers. Filling in the blanks: Bogoljubov lost to Nedsvedsky and his total is 5 points; Germann (not German) beat Turn; Laurentius beat Sepp and drew with Lorop; Turn drew with Sepp and beat Lorop.

Di Felice gives this table on page 288 of "Chess Results 1921-1930". He almost certainly copied it (including the dates) from Gaige. Gaige gives this table on page 913 of "Chess Tournament Crosstables 1921-1930". For the date, he only gives the year 1930. His source is "Shakhmatnyi Listok", 1931, page 30. Later, in "Chess Tournaments - A Checklist, 1849-1950", Gaige gives the dates as ?-19 December 1930. A source for these dates is not given.

I found the beginning date of this tournament to be Monday, 8 December 1930 ("Esmaspaev", 8 December 1930, page 8 (also "Esmaspaev", 15 December 1930))

https://dea.digar.ee/cgi-bin/dea?a=...

Gaige's end date of 19 December looks a bit strange as the last round was 16 December, and at the end of that there were 3 adjourned games to be completed, with one player having 2 of them. I'm inclined to think the end date was probably 18 December - see next post.

Nov-16-18
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  chesshistoryinterest: (continuing from previous post)
Tallinn, 8-18(?) December 1930

Below, I give round-by-round results. I am not sure of the colors of the players for most of these. Two contradictory Draws were given by the newspapers and neither seems to be a Berger Draw. From the newspaper reports, I discerned that Mikenas was White in Rounds 1 and 4, and Black in Round 3; Bogoljubov was White in Round 2, and Black in Rounds 1,4,6; Germann and Sepp were White in round 7. Other than that, the order I give for colors is a best guess, nothing more.

Round 1, 8 December 1930
Mikenas-Germann 1-0
Laurentius-Bogoljubov 0-1
Sepp-Turn 0.5-0.5
Lorop-Nedsvedsky adjourned, and 1-0 between Rounds 3 and 4. (The Mikenas-Germann game is given in "Esmaspaev", 29 December 1930, page 2. Also given in Megabase 2017 (using that source), with a wrong date of 9 December.)

Round 2, 9 December 1930
Lorop-Mikenas 0-1
Bogoljubov-Germann 1-0
Turn-Laurentius 0.5-0.5
Nedsvedsky-Sepp adjourned, and 0.5-0.5 about Round 6

Round 3, 10 December 1930
Sepp-Mikenas 0.5-0.5
Bogoljubov-Turn 1-0
Laurentius-Lorop 0.5-0.5
Germann-Nedsvedsky adjourned

Round 4, 11 December 1930
Mikenas-Bogoljubov 1-0
Nedsvedsky-Laurentius 0-1
Turn-Lorop 1-0
Germann-Sepp 0.5-0.5
(The famous Mikenas-Bogoljubov game, which Mikenas won with a big opening innovation, was given in "Paewaleht", 13 December 1930, page 5; "Waba Maa", 13 December 1930, page 7, and several other newspapers; also given in Megabase 2017; also annotated by Mikenas in his book.)

Round 5, 14 December 1930
Laurentius-Mikenas 0.5-0.5
Bogoljubov-Sepp 1-0
Turn-Nedsvedsky 1-0
Lorop-Germann 0-1

Round 6, 15 December 1930
Mikenas-Turn adjourned
Nedsvedsky-Bogoljubov 1-0
Laurentius-Germann adjourned
Sepp-Lorop 1-0
(In a slightly better position against Nedsvedsky, Bogoljubov made an incomprehensible sacrifice of a piece for 2 pawns, had zero compensation and lost. This game given in "Waba Maa", 17 December 1930, page 2; and in Megabase 2017.)

Round 7, 16 December 1930
Mikenas-Nedsvedsky 1-0
Bogoljubov-Lorop 1-0
Sepp-Laurentius 0-1
Germann-Turn 1-0

This left three adjourned games, the results of which were: Mikenas-Turn 0.5-0.5 (and thus Mikenas won the tournament); Germann-Nedsvedsky 0-1;
Laurentius-Germann 0-1 (the last game to finish; the date for this doesn't seem to be given in the newspapers.)

The games were played in the evening, so finished too late to get in the next day's newspapers. Thus reports were in newspapers dated 2 days after the rounds. The first report of the final results appeared in "Waba Maa", 20 December 1930. This could indicate that the Mikenas-Turn and Germann-Nedsvedsky adjournments were perhaps played on the 17th and the Laurentius-Germann adjournment on the 18th. Three days to the 19th seems a long time to play off three adjournments unless there was some other event which players attended (Germann looks to have been involved in some event that Bogoljubov played against the three main Tallinn clubs ("Waba Maa", 20 December 1930, page 8)). Perhaps there was a closing ceremony on the 19th? Also, an alternative possibility is that all three adjournments were played off on the 17th. Thus, I think the 18th to be the most likely finish date of the playing in the tournament, with some possibility it could be the 17th or 19th.

So the course of the tournament went: Bogoljubov was ahead of Mikenas by half a point after 3 rounds. Mikenas then beat Bogoljubov in Round 4, so was then half a point ahead of him. But Bogoljubov caught up to Mikenas in Round 5. Thus it took Bogoljubov's incomprehensible blunder against Nedsvedsky in Round 6 to enable Mikenas to finally win the tournament.

Sources:
"Paewaleht", 10 Dec 1930 page 6, 11 Dec 1930 page 4, 12 Dec 1930 page 5, 13 Dec 1930 page 5, 16 Dec 1930 page 3, 17 Dec 1930 page 5, 18 Dec 1930 page 4, 28 Dec 1930 page 5; "Waba Maa", 10 Dec 1930 page 5, 11 Dec 1930 page 5, 12 Dec 1930 page 7, 13 Dec 1930 page 7, 16 Dec 1930 page 2, 17 Dec 1930 page 2, 18 Dec 1930 page 2, 20 Dec 1930 page 8; "Esmaspaev", 8 Dec 1930 page 8, 15 Dec 1930 page 8, 22 Dec 1930 page 5, 29 Dec 1930 page 2.

Nov-16-18
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  chesshistoryinterest: Not sure why my link to the crosstable for Tallinn 1930 didn't work. Try again:

https://dea.digar.ee/cgi-bin/dea?a=...

Nov-16-18
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  chesshistoryinterest: Crosstable and article (including Mikenas' win as Black against Macht) of the contenders tournament for the 1934 Lithuanian Championship here: "Sachmatai ir Bridzas", Number 3, 1934, page 5

http://www.epaveldas.lt/vbspi/biRec...

Latvian Wikipedia says the dates and place of this were 3 January-13 February 1934, Kaunas; and that all 6 players were Kaunas residents. Crosstable not in Di Felice.

Vaitonis was first with 6.5/10, Macht and Vistaneckis were 2-3= with 6/10, while Mikenas was nearly last with 4/10. Nevertheless, according to the rules, as defending Champion, Mikenas would keep his title unless the contenders winner, Vaitonis, beat him in the follow-up match. According to Latvian Wikipedia, this match took place 15 April-15 June 1934, Kaunas, with Mikenas winning 6-2. The terms of the match are not given, nor the +-= score, nor the sequence. I did not find anything further looking through the Lithuanian newspaper "Lietuvos Aidas" around 15 June 1934; it appears that Mikenas was not writing his column at that time.

Nov-16-18
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  chesshistoryinterest: Link only seems to go to page 1, but page 5 can be obtained by going forward on it.
Nov-16-18
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  chesshistoryinterest: <hemy>, Quick question:

On the Petrovs page, here

Vladimir Petrov (kibitz #873)

you gave the results of the Mikenas-Petrovs match, 3-6 January 1932, Kaunas: Mikenas winning 0,1,1,0.5.

There was also a concurrent match Apsenieks-Vistaneckis, won by Apsenieks 3.5-0.5.

From the link you gave ("Lietuvos Aidas", 9 January 1932, page 9) here

https://www.dropbox.com/s/feef5d0wb...

can you translate the Lithuanian to say which of the 4 games were the three won by Apsenieks, and which was the draw?

It would be nice to have as complete a result as possible for any of these events held in the Baltic States.

Nov-16-18
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  hemy: <chesshistoryinterest> Great work on Tallinn 1930 tournament.

From the article of Mikenas about the match Apsenieks-Vistaneckis,("Lietuvos Aidas", 9 January 1932, p. 9):

"After displaying high level of game during the match Lithuania Latvia (1.5 points against Feigin), Vistaneckis disappointed in the match against Apšeniek. He did not play like experience chess player. His defeat with a score of 3.5 to 0.5 was not expected.

Already in the 1st game Vistaneckis was late for 30 minutes and because of the great fear was unable to show anything interesting. It resulted in easy win by Apšeniek.

The 2nd game Vistaneckis played very carefully with the White pieces and succeeded to make a draw.

The only game that Vistaneckis played well was the 3rd one. But when it came to do decisive move he made mistake and lost. Vistaneckis also lost the 4th game, without any resistance..."

Nov-16-18
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  chesshistoryinterest: Thanks, <hemy>. Nice to have this. Interesting commentary from Mikenas!
Nov-16-18
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  hemy: <chesshistoryinterest> <Tallinn 1930 tournament>

Crosstable from "Paewaleht" (<It's a rather dreadful crosstable>) after my retouch/restoration work:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/h1ddoz5up...

Nov-16-18
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  hemy: [Event "Tallinn 1930"]
[Site "Tallinn"]
[Date "1930.12.11"]
[Round "4"]
[White "Mikenas , Vladas"]
[Black "Bogoliubov, Efim"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "D17"]
[PlyCount "83"]
[Source "'Paewaleht', December 13, 1930, p. 5; 'Waba Maa', December 13, 1930, p. 7; 'Postimees', December 22, 1930, p. 5."]

1. d4 d5 2. c4 c6 3. Nf3 Nf6 4. Nc3 dxc4 5. a4 Bf5 6. Ne5 e6 7. Bg5 Bb4 8. f3 c5 9. dxc5 Qa5 10. Qd4 Nc6 11. Nxc6 bxc6 12. e4 Bxc5 13. Qxc4 Bg6 14. Bd2 Qb6 15. a5 Bf2+ 16. Ke2 Qc5 17. Qxc5 Bxc5 18. Be3 Nd7 19. Rd1 Bb4 20. a6 f5 21. exf5 Bxf5 22. Kf2 Nb6 23. Na2 Be7 24. Rc1 Kd7 25. b4 Nd5 26. b5 c5 27. Bxc5 Bg5 28. Rc4 Rhc8 29. Bd4 Bf6 30. Bxf6 gxf6 31. Be2 Nb6 32. Rd1+ Ke7 33. Rxc8 Rxc8 34. Nb4 Rc7 35. Nc6+ Kf7 36. g4 Bg6 37. Rd8 Bc2 38. Rb8 Bb3 39. Rb7 Rd7 40. Nxa7 Bd5 41. Rxb6 Rxa7 42. Rb8 1-0

Nov-17-18
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  chesshistoryinterest: <hemy>
That's a very impressive restoration job you've done on the crosstable. I've printed out a copy.
A work of art - you should frame it and hang it on the wall:)
Nov-17-18
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  hemy: <chesshistoryinterest>

<very impressive restoration job you've done on the crosstable>

In 2014 I received a picture of A. Z. Macht's family from his granddaughter Mira Asculay.

This is the photo before and after my restoration:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/7hs9w1upu...

Nov-18-18
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  chesshistoryinterest: <hemy>
Fabulous job you've done on the Macht photo. Really nice. An important historical preservation. I can see why <jessicafischerqueen> is singing your praises in this area.

It's not something I've got around to learning how to do. Fortunately, I have a cousin who is into restoring the old family photographs.

Nov-18-18
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  chesshistoryinterest: In my earlier post, where I said "Latvian Wikipedia", I meant Lithuanian Wikipedia of course.

Hmmm, I didn't feel entirely comfortable about the end date of the Tallinn 1930 tournament. I went back and had another look. I found one further item that didn't come up on a search for "Mikenas", even though he is mentioned in it: "Paewaleht", 20 December 1930, page 5. It clarifies things considerably, also solving a couple of other "mysteries" (the semi-translation of the Estonian is sometimes hard to follow):

It is now clear that the adjournment Mikenas-Turn was completed long before the other two (perhaps it was not even resumed, Mikenas could have taken a draw as that was all he needed to win the tournament). This enabled the announcement on the 20th that Mikenas had won the tournament and Bogoljubov was second, without the remaining two games needing to be completed.

Also, there was some event, played on the 18th, where Bogoljubov was playing pairs of players/or a simul from the three main Tallinn clubs. Both Laurentius and Germann were involved in this, so it is unlikely they played their adjournment off on that day.

Also the item in "Esmaspaev", 22 December 1930 (which I thought must have been pre-written 2-3 days earlier, but I now see was not) shows that the two remaining adjournments (Germann-Nedsvedsky and Laurentius-Germann) had still not been played at the time of writing. This strongly indicates that they had still not been played as at 20 December at least. (So perhaps, with the main result determined anyway, there was a closing ceremony on the 19th - it is possible Bogoljubov left Tallinn that day.)

And "Esmaspaev", 29 December 1930 says "the last tournament games were held before the [Christmas] holidays". This makes it possible that the final game could have been completed as late as 24th December.

In light of this, and if no new information comes to light, perhaps the best that can be said for the dates of the tournament is:

8 - circa 22 December 1930.

Dec-02-18
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  chesshistoryinterest: For the sake of completeness, here is one more game I found for Tallinn 1930: Round 3, Bogoljubov-Turn 1-0. This game is not on Megabase 2017.

"Paewaleht", 22 December 1930, page 5

https://dea.digar.ee/cgi-bin/dea?a=...

Dec-02-18
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  chesshistoryinterest: <hemy>

I am copying two of your posts (from the Zigurds Fridrikhovich Laka page and earlier on this page

Zigurds Fridrikhovich Lanka (kibitz #13)

Vladas Mikenas (kibitz #670) )

regarding Mikenas' name to here:

<Nov-25-18
Premium Chessgames Member hemy: <tjipa> <Zigurds Lanka is a Latvian grandmaster, so it is absolutely not needed to add "Fridrikhovich" to his name - which is a formal Russian form of address> Absolutely.

The name of the great Lithuanian chess player Vladas Mikenas was also presented in Russian way, and even worse: "Vladas Ivanovich Mikenas". His father's name was Jonas, not Ivan. I insisted to remove "Ivanovich", but not to add "Ionovich":

Vladas Mikenas (kibitz #67)>

<Sep-17-16
Premium Chessgames Member hemy: <Annie> Lithuanians are not using fathers name for displaying persons name. They would use Vladas Mikėnas instead of Vladas Jonovich Mikėnas, which is proper name for using Russian language. As noted Eugenijus Paleckis, father name is in use only in formal documents, like passports, diplomas, etc. In this case it would be "Vladas Mikenas, Jono". For the bio or articles in Lithuanian language his name should be "Vladas Mikėnas" or "Vladas Mikenas".>

Does this mean that in Soviet times, Mikenas' Soviet passport would have shown his name as "Vladas Mikenas, Jono" (and not "Vladas Jonovich Mikenas")?

Or in the case of Keres, "Paul Keres, Petrovich" as opposed to "Paul Petrovich Keres"? In both cases, probably very much against their will. Of course, "Petrovich" was an additional name imposed on Keres after the Soviet annexation of Estonia; it was never given to him by his parents.

I see the beginning of Mikenas' bio still has "Vladas Jonovich Mikenas". Presumably, this should be corrected, with perhaps a note as to why his name is not that.

Dec-02-18
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  hemy: <chesshistoryinterest> I followed your advise and removed <Jonovich> from his <Vladas Jonovich Mikenas> in his Bio. Originally the page of Vladas Mikenas was created with the name "Vladas Ivanovich Mikenas". I changed it to "Vladas Jonovich Mikenas" to make a statement that his father name was Jonas, not Ivan.

In the official documents issued in Lithuania (include Soviet republic of Lithuania) his name was "Vladas Mikenas, Jono".

In Lithuanian documents my name was Kasimovas Nechenijas, Benjamino.

I'm not an expert in Estonian way to write the names in documents.

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