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TOURNAMENT STANDINGS
Munich Tournament

Gosta Stoltz12/15(+10 -1 =4)[games]
Alexander Alekhine10.5/15(+8 -2 =5)[games]
Erik Ruben Lundin10.5/15(+8 -2 =5)[games]
Efim Bogoljubov9.5/15(+7 -3 =5)[games]
Bjorn Nielsen9/15(+6 -3 =6)[games]
Kurt Paul Otto Joseph Richter9/15(+8 -5 =2)[games]
Jan Foltys8/15(+4 -3 =8)[games]
Pal Rethy7.5/15(+4 -4 =7)[games]
Braslav Rabar7/15(+4 -5 =6)[games]
Georg Kieninger7/15(+3 -4 =8)[games]
Geza Fuster6.5/15(+4 -6 =5)[games]
Paul Mross6/15(+4 -7 =4)[games]
Karel Opocensky5.5/15(+2 -6 =7)[games]
Ivan Vladimir Rohacek4.5/15(+2 -8 =5)[games]
Nicolaas Cortlever4.5/15(+2 -8 =5)[games]
Peter Leepin3/15(+1 -10 =4)[games]
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Chessgames.com Chess Event Description
Munich (1941)

The second Europaturnier (the first one took place in Stuttgart in May 1939) was held in Munich in 8-21* September 1941. The event was organised by Alfred Ehrhardt Post, the Chief Executive of Grossdeutscher Schachbund. *(Skinner & Verhoeven list the tournament as lasting from the 8th to the 21st of September. Round 15 was played on the 20th. "The tournament started on the 8 September and was played according to a very punishing schedule. There were no rest days, and it was necessary on two days to play two rounds per day.")

The event was won by Gösta Stoltz, who scored a spectacular victory (1˝ points ahead of Alekhine and Erik Lundin), and won 1,000 Reichsmarks. His trophy (donated by the Ministerpräsident Ludwig Siebert) of Meissen porcelain was worth close to $1,000. (Source: wiki)

Munich, Germany, 8-21 September 1941

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 1 Stoltz * ˝ 1 0 1 1 1 ˝ 1 ˝ 1 1 1 ˝ 1 1 12.0 2 Alekhine ˝ * ˝ 1 0 1 ˝ 1 1 1 ˝ ˝ 0 1 1 1 10.5 3 Lundin 0 ˝ * 0 ˝ 1 ˝ 1 ˝ 1 1 1 1 1 ˝ 1 10.5 4 Bogoljubov 1 0 1 * ˝ 0 ˝ ˝ 0 1 ˝ 1 ˝ 1 1 1 9.5 5 Nielsen 0 1 ˝ ˝ * 1 ˝ ˝ 0 ˝ 0 1 ˝ 1 1 1 9.0 6 Richter 0 0 0 1 0 * ˝ 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 ˝ 9.0 7 Foltys 0 ˝ ˝ ˝ ˝ ˝ * 1 ˝ 0 ˝ 1 1 0 1 ˝ 8.0 8 Rethy ˝ 0 0 ˝ ˝ 1 0 * 0 ˝ ˝ ˝ 1 1 ˝ 1 7.5 9 Rabar 0 0 ˝ 1 1 0 ˝ 1 * ˝ 0 0 ˝ ˝ 1 ˝ 7.0 10 Kieninger ˝ 0 0 0 ˝ 0 1 ˝ ˝ * ˝ 1 ˝ ˝ ˝ 1 7.0 11 Fuster 0 ˝ 0 ˝ 1 0 ˝ ˝ 1 ˝ * 0 1 0 0 1 6.5 12 Mross 0 ˝ 0 0 0 0 0 ˝ 1 0 1 * ˝ 1 ˝ 1 6.0 13 Opocensky 0 1 0 ˝ ˝ 0 0 0 ˝ ˝ 0 ˝ * ˝ 1 ˝ 5.5 14 Rohacek ˝ 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 ˝ ˝ 1 0 ˝ * ˝ 0 4.5 15 Cortlever 0 0 ˝ 0 0 0 0 ˝ 0 ˝ 1 ˝ 0 ˝ * 1 4.5 16 Leepin 0 0 0 0 0 ˝ ˝ 0 ˝ 0 0 0 ˝ 1 0 * 3.0

Crosstable: Wikipedia article: Munich 1941 chess tournament.

Pictures

All players: http://www.chesshistory.com/winter/... (Los participantes del Torneo de Europa Munich 1941. Por delante: <Leepin> sentados alrededor de la mesa desde la izquierda a la derecha: <Kieninger, Richter, Dr. Alekhine, Réthy, Nielsen, Bogoljubov, Füster>. Detrás sentados desde la izquierda a la derecha: <Cortlever, Opocensky, Lundin>. Por detrás de pie desde la izquierda a la derecha: <Rohacek, Foltys, Mross, Rabar, Stoltz>)

Richter vs Alekhine: http://www.chesshistory.com/winter/...

Alekhine Report

A report by Alekhine on Munich 1941 appeared on pp. 187-189 of his book ˇLegado! (Madrid, 1946). Translated by Edward Winter: http://www.chesshistory.com/winter/...

Based on an original collection by User: whiteshark. Collection started/completed: May 5, 2009. Added round + additional findings/infos on Sept. 2nd/3rd, 2012. Thanks for historical in-deep research to User: Benzol.

 page 2 of 2; games 26-44 of 44  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
26. Bogoljubov vs Mross  1-0461941MunichE32 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
27. Foltys vs Opocensky 1-0201941MunichB13 Caro-Kann, Exchange
28. Bjorn Nielsen vs Cortlever  1-0351941MunichD93 Grunfeld, with Bf4 & e3
29. Alekhine vs I V Rohacek 1-0331941MunichC83 Ruy Lopez, Open
30. P Rethy vs P Leepin  1-0381941MunichA47 Queen's Indian
31. B Rabar vs Bogoljubov 1-0421941MunichB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
32. Bogoljubov vs Cortlever  1-0741941MunichD83 Grunfeld, Grunfeld Gambit
33. Kieninger vs Foltys  1-0331941MunichB58 Sicilian
34. E R Lundin vs P Leepin  1-0551941MunichA47 Queen's Indian
35. K Richter vs Bogoljubov 1-0281941MunichE06 Catalan, Closed, 5.Nf3
36. B Rabar vs Cortlever  1-0671941MunichD70 Neo-Grunfeld Defense
37. Stoltz vs K Richter 1-0301941MunichB14 Caro-Kann, Panov-Botvinnik Attack
38. I V Rohacek vs G Fuster  1-0311941MunichB80 Sicilian, Scheveningen
39. Kieninger vs P Leepin  1-0501941MunichB20 Sicilian
40. K Richter vs Cortlever 1-0161941MunichC80 Ruy Lopez, Open
41. E R Lundin vs Mross  1-0351941MunichA07 King's Indian Attack
42. Bogoljubov vs E R Lundin 1-0381941MunichB84 Sicilian, Scheveningen
43. Stoltz vs Opocensky 1-0251941MunichC70 Ruy Lopez
44. P Leepin vs I V Rohacek  1-0601941MunichA13 English
 page 2 of 2; games 26-44 of 44  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Feb-26-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  Stonehenge: "The entirety of our translation in the feature article Alekhine on Munich, 1941 has been reproduced by chessgames.com without permission, a total of 1,325 words."

http://www.chesshistory.com/winter/...

Feb-26-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  offramp: Uh-oh! There's a-doings a-transpiring!
Dec-19-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  MissScarlett: <Skinner & Verhoeven list the tournament as lasting from the 8th to the 21st of September. Round 15 was played on the 20th.>

Yes, this discrepancy isn't explained by S&V. Maybe there were adjourned games played off on the 21st or there was a closing ceremony (although such formalities are usually disregarded).

S&V: <After playing some superb chess, Alekhine must have been intensely disappointed with his placing in this event. His loss to Nielsen came on the day following a strenuous simultaneous display. [...]

On the evening of the 18 September, two hours after finishing his tournament game, Alekhine gave a simultaneous display in aid of the Red Cross. He played against 25 of the best players in Munich and had a very tough session. In five hours, he scored 12 wins, nine draws and four losses.>

Dec-07-18
Premium Chessgames Member
  whiteshark: <Feb-26-15 Stonehenge:> New link: http://www.chesshistory.com/winter/...

<[Afterword: on 27 February 2015 our translation was removed from chessgames.com.]>

Dec-07-18
Premium Chessgames Member
  whiteshark: A visit to Munich 1941: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RrZ... (non-chess) (~ 5m:23s)
Oct-03-19
Premium Chessgames Member
  hemy: Becker Alberto - Torneo Internacional de Munich 1941

https://www.dropbox.com/s/vpd3kerl0...

Oct-04-19
Premium Chessgames Member
  Retireborn: <hemy> Thanks!

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