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TOURNAMENT STANDINGS
Zandvoort Tournament

Reuben Fine8.5/11(+6 -0 =5)[games]
Max Euwe7.5/11(+5 -1 =5)[games]
Savielly Tartakower6.5/11(+3 -1 =7)[games]
Paul Keres6.5/11(+5 -3 =3)[games]
Efim Bogoljubov6/11(+4 -3 =4)[games]
Geza Maroczy6/11(+3 -2 =6)[games]
Ernst Gruenfeld5.5/11(+1 -1 =9)[games]
Rudolf Spielmann5.5/11(+1 -1 =9)[games]
Salo Landau5.5/11(+4 -4 =3)[games]
Gerrit R D van Doesburgh4/11(+1 -4 =6)[games]
Albert Becker3/11(+1 -6 =4)[games]
Lodewijk Prins1.5/11(+0 -8 =3)[games]
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Chessgames.com Chess Event Description
Zandvoort (1936)

In the summer of 1936, between the events at Moscow and Nottingham, an international tournament was organized in Zandvoort, The Netherlands from July 18th to August 1st. Twelve chess masters from various countries, including the world champion, gathered to compete in the round robin format. The tournament was a strong event in a year of strong international competitions due to the fact that, in addition to Max Euwe's presence, two former challengers for the world championship were also participating, Efim Bogoljubov and 66 year old Geza Maroczy. The star of Zandvoort, though, turned out to be the 21 year old American Reuben Fine who, through his "somersault" style (as Dr. Tartakower put it), won the tournament undefeated. This win would be the first of many successes for Fine that included Margate (1937) and culminated in his shared first at AVRO (1938) with Paul Keres.

The final standings and crosstable:

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 1 Fine * ½ 1 1 ½ 1 ½ ½ 1 ½ 1 1 8½ 2 Euwe ½ * ½ 1 0 1 1 ½ ½ 1 ½ 1 7½ =3 Tartakower 0 ½ * ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 ½ 1 1 6½ =3 Keres 0 0 ½ * 1 0 ½ ½ 1 1 1 1 6½ =5 Bogoljubov ½ 1 ½ 0 * ½ 0 1 0 ½ 1 1 6 =5 Maroczy 0 0 ½ 1 ½ * ½ ½ 1 ½ 1 ½ 6 =7 Gruenfeld ½ 0 ½ ½ 1 ½ * ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 5½ =7 Spielmann ½ ½ ½ ½ 0 ½ ½ * ½ ½ ½ 1 5½ =7 Landau 0 ½ 0 0 1 0 ½ ½ * 1 1 1 5½ 10 Van Doesburgh ½ 0 ½ 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ 0 * 0 1 4 11 Becker 0 ½ 0 0 0 0 ½ ½ 0 1 * ½ 3 12 Prins 0 0 0 0 0 ½ ½ 0 0 0 ½ * 1½

Wiener Schach-Zeitung: http://anno.onb.ac.at/cgi-content/a...

Original collection: Game Collection: Zandvoort 1936, by User: suenteus po 147.

 page 2 of 3; games 26-50 of 66  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
26. Fine vs Euwe ½-½461936ZandvoortD10 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
27. Gruenfeld vs A Becker  ½-½301936ZandvoortD62 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack
28. S Landau vs Keres 0-1521936ZandvoortE00 Queen's Pawn Game
29. Prins vs Spielmann 0-1671936ZandvoortD04 Queen's Pawn Game
30. G van Doesburgh vs Maroczy ½-½621936ZandvoortD64 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack
31. Tartakower vs Prins 1-0201936ZandvoortA02 Bird's Opening
32. Spielmann vs G van Doesburgh  ½-½301936ZandvoortD02 Queen's Pawn Game
33. Keres vs Bogoljubov 1-0391936ZandvoortA14 English
34. Euwe vs S Landau  ½-½401936ZandvoortD58 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower (Makagonov-Bondarevsky) Syst
35. A Becker vs Maroczy  0-1361936ZandvoortD67 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, Bd3 line
36. Gruenfeld vs Fine  ½-½301936ZandvoortE37 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
37. Bogoljubov vs Euwe 1-0591936ZandvoortA22 English
38. Fine vs A Becker 1-0421936ZandvoortE33 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
39. S Landau vs Gruenfeld  ½-½551936ZandvoortD28 Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical
40. Maroczy vs Spielmann  ½-½211936ZandvoortC49 Four Knights
41. Prins vs Keres  0-1401936ZandvoortD05 Queen's Pawn Game
42. G van Doesburgh vs Tartakower  ½-½331936ZandvoortE33 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
43. A Becker vs Spielmann  ½-½731936ZandvoortC11 French
44. Tartakower vs Maroczy  ½-½311936ZandvoortA02 Bird's Opening
45. Keres vs G van Doesburgh  1-0271936ZandvoortA14 English
46. Gruenfeld vs Bogoljubov  1-0601936ZandvoortA99 Dutch, Ilyin-Genevsky Variation with b3
47. Fine vs S Landau 1-0291936ZandvoortD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
48. Euwe vs Prins 1-0251936ZandvoortB00 Uncommon King's Pawn Opening
49. G van Doesburgh vs Euwe 0-1581936ZandvoortB83 Sicilian
50. S Landau vs A Becker  1-0421936ZandvoortD11 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
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Kibitzer's Corner
Feb-10-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  offramp: Voort is a fort which is a castle. Zandvoort means Sandcastle.
Feb-10-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  Stonehenge: "Zandvoort is known to exist in 1100, called Sandevoerde (a combination of "sand" and "voorde", meaning ford)."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zandvo...

Feb-10-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  whiteshark: Playing venue: <Grand Hotel Wust>; photo: http://blogimages.seniorennet.be/za...

Organiser: Zandvoortse Schaakclub

Photo of the participants: http://blogimages.seniorennet.be/za...

Cover tournament book: http://blogimages.seniorennet.be/za...

Feb-10-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  offramp: <whiteshark: Playing venue: <Grand Hotel Wust...>>

An English translation of voort or ford could be wyke or wyche or wich.

Wust is Frisian for sausage.

So Hotel Wust, Zandvoort means 'Hotel Sausage Sandwich.'

Feb-10-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  keypusher: <Reuben Fine who, through his "somersault" style (as Dr. Tartakower put it)>

Care to elaborate, Dr. Tartakower?

Feb-10-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  whiteshark: Here's a fine gallery with old photos from the Zandvoort 'Boulevard': http://www.zandvoortvroeger.nl/boul...

For <Grand Hotel Wüst> scroll halfway down.

Sep-19-16  ughaibu: "former challengers for the world championship [ ] Geza Maroczy"

Was that a forgotten FIDE weekend in a casino event?

Sep-19-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  Retireborn: <ughaibu> According to Hooper & Whyld, Lasker and Maroczy did sign an agreement in April 1906 to play a World championship match six months later; the match fell through for various reasons.

Maroczy's tournament results between 1899-1908 certainly made him a worthy challenger, although I'm not sure he would have worried Lasker any more than Marshall, Janowski, and Tarrasch.

Sep-19-16  ughaibu: <the match fell through for various reasons>

So, to be nit-pickingly precise, Maroczy wasn't a challenger, was he?

Oct-28-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  perfidious: <Retireborn> It still seems a loose usage of the term 'challenger' to thus style a man who never actually got to play a match for the title.
Oct-28-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  Retireborn: <perfidious> Certainly bracketing him with Bogoljubow could well give a misleading impression. The writer wants to emphasize the strength of the tournament, but that seems clear enough without mentioning that Maroczy had been one of the best players in the world 30 years earlier.

I have a soft spot for Maroczy, who was apparently a nice guy, at least by the standards of chess players(!)

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