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German Championship Tournament

Erich Eliskases12.5/15(+10 -0 =5)[games]
Georg Kieninger10/15(+7 -2 =6)[games]
Paul Michel10/15(+7 -2 =6)[games]
Ludwig Engels9/15(+8 -5 =2)[games]
Albert Becker8.5/15(+6 -4 =5)[games]
Kurt Paul Otto Joseph Richter8.5/15(+4 -2 =9)[games]
Berthold Koch8.5/15(+8 -6 =1)[games]
Ludwig Rellstab8/15(+5 -4 =6)[games]
Anton Kohler8/15(+6 -5 =4)[games]
Hans Herrmann7/15(+4 -5 =6)[games]
Enrique (Heinrich) Reinhardt6.5/15(+6 -8 =1)[games]
Hans Kranki5.5/15(+3 -7 =5)[games]
Ludwig Schmitt5.5/15(+3 -7 =5)[games]
Max Eisinger Jr5.5/15(+5 -9 =1)[games]
Wolfgang Weil3.5/15(+1 -9 =5)[games]
Heinz Nowarra3.5/15(+2 -10 =3)[games]
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Chessgames.com Chess Event Description
German Championship (1938)

The 5th championship of Nazi Germany was a 16-player round robin held at the Kurhaus in Bad Oeynhausen, a town between Bielefeld and Hannover, with daily rounds from 24 July to 7 August 1938. The field consisted of the top seven players from the German Championship (1937) (Kieninger (the defending champion), Richter, Rellstab, Michel, Kranki, Schmitt, Reinhardt), six players from three regional "Zonen" tournaments (Kohler, Eisinger, Engels, Herrmann, Koch, Nowarra), and three masters from the recently annexed "Ostmark" (Austria) (Eliskases, Becker, Weil). Weil apparently being a late replacement for Ernst Gruenfeld. Time control: 2 hours for the first 36 moves, and then 1 more hour for every 18 moves. Games were played from 9 am - 1 pm and 3-7 pm.

Erich Eliskases won with 12.5/15.

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 Pts 1 Eliskases * 1 1 1 ˝ ˝ 1 ˝ 1 1 1 ˝ 1 ˝ 1 1 12˝ 2 Kieninger 0 * ˝ 1 0 ˝ ˝ 1 ˝ ˝ 1 ˝ 1 1 1 1 10 Michel 0 ˝ * 0 1 ˝ 1 ˝ ˝ ˝ 1 1 ˝ 1 1 1 10 4 Engels 0 0 1 * 0 ˝ 1 0 1 0 1 1 1 1 ˝ 1 9 5 Becker ˝ 1 0 1 * 1 0 0 1 ˝ 1 1 ˝ 0 ˝ ˝ 8˝ Richter ˝ ˝ ˝ ˝ 0 * 0 1 ˝ ˝ ˝ ˝ ˝ 1 1 1 8˝ Koch 0 ˝ 0 0 1 1 * 0 1 1 1 0 1 0 1 1 8˝ 8 Rellstab ˝ 0 ˝ 1 1 0 1 * 0 ˝ 1 0 ˝ 1 ˝ ˝ 8 Kohler 0 ˝ ˝ 0 0 ˝ 0 1 * 1 0 1 1 1 ˝ 1 8 10 Herrmann 0 ˝ ˝ 1 ˝ ˝ 0 ˝ 0 * 1 ˝ 0 1 1 0 7 11 Reinhardt 0 0 0 0 0 ˝ 0 0 1 0 * 1 1 1 1 1 6˝ 12 Kranki ˝ ˝ 0 0 0 ˝ 1 1 0 ˝ 0 * ˝ 0 1 0 5˝ Schmitt 0 0 ˝ 0 ˝ ˝ 0 ˝ 0 1 0 ˝ * 1 0 1 5˝ Eisinger ˝ 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 * 1 1 5˝ 15 Weil 0 0 0 ˝ ˝ 0 0 ˝ ˝ 0 0 0 1 0 * ˝ 3˝ Nowarra 0 0 0 0 ˝ 0 0 ˝ 0 1 0 1 0 0 ˝ * 3˝

The tournament book by Lachaga states that the 13th round game Kranki vs Reinhardt was won by Reinhardt, but the game score is missing. The newspapers have that this game was adjourned on 5 August and finished on Saturday 6 August.

Sources

Wikipedia article: German Chess Championship
DSB: https://www.schachbund.de/dem1938.h...
TeleSchach: https://www.teleschach.de/historie/...
Roger Paige's chess site #2010 (https://web.archive.org/web/2014051...)
Völkischer Beobachter, 7 August 1938, p. 6 (http://anno.onb.ac.at/cgi-content/a...)
Innsbrucker Nachrichten (Neueste Zeitung), 20 July 1938, p. 4 (http://anno.onb.ac.at/cgi-content/a...)
Neues Wiener Tagblatt (Abend-Ausgabe), 1 August 1938, p. 5 (http://anno.onb.ac.at/cgi-content/a...)
Neues Wiener Tagblatt (Abend-Ausgabe), 8 August 1938, p. 3 (http://anno.onb.ac.at/cgi-content/a...)
Kurt Richter. A Chess Biography with 499 Games, by Alan McGowan. McFarland, Jefferson 2018, pp. 183-187 (https://books.google.no/books?id=cu...)

Tournament books

Die Schachmeisterschaft von Deutschland in Bad Oeynhausen 1938, by Alfred Brinckmann. Schachverlag Hans Hedewigs Nachf. Curt Ronniger, Leipzig 1938. 80 pp.
Bad Oeynhausen 1938. Sammlung aller Partien, ed. by Milciades Angel Lachaga. Buenos Aires 1972. 64 pp.

Original collections: Game Collection: 5th German Championship - Bad Oeynhausen 1938 by User: Pawn and Two (who collected the games) and Game Collection: German Championship 1938 by User: Tabanus. Thanks to User: chesshistoryinterest and User: Telemus for helpful comments.

 page 2 of 5; games 26-50 of 119  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
26. L Schmitt vs A Becker  ½-½531938German ChampionshipA25 English
27. A Kohler vs E Reinhardt  0-1511938German ChampionshipB80 Sicilian, Scheveningen
28. Rellstab vs M Eisinger  1-0461938German ChampionshipB24 Sicilian, Closed
29. B Koch vs H Nowarra 1-0241938German ChampionshipC02 French, Advance
30. H Kranki vs W Weil  1-0481938German ChampionshipA12 English with b3
31. H Herrmann vs K Richter  ½-½301938German ChampionshipD74 Neo-Grunfeld, 6.cd Nxd5, 7.O-O
32. P Michel vs E Eliskases  0-1341938German ChampionshipC14 French, Classical
33. A Becker vs L Engels  1-0531938German ChampionshipE11 Bogo-Indian Defense
34. M Eisinger vs A Kohler  0-1351938German ChampionshipC43 Petrov, Modern Attack
35. Kieninger vs H Herrmann  ½-½461938German ChampionshipC09 French, Tarrasch, Open Variation, Main line
36. E Eliskases vs H Kranki  ½-½411938German ChampionshipE54 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Gligoric System
37. K Richter vs B Koch  0-1361938German ChampionshipC13 French
38. H Nowarra vs Rellstab  ½-½331938German ChampionshipE11 Bogo-Indian Defense
39. W Weil vs L Schmitt  1-0471938German ChampionshipE11 Bogo-Indian Defense
40. E Reinhardt vs P Michel  0-1391938German ChampionshipD34 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
41. P Michel vs M Eisinger  1-0521938German ChampionshipC43 Petrov, Modern Attack
42. L Engels vs W Weil  ½-½581938German ChampionshipC11 French
43. B Koch vs Kieninger  ½-½261938German ChampionshipC28 Vienna Game
44. A Kohler vs H Nowarra  1-0621938German ChampionshipC05 French, Tarrasch
45. L Schmitt vs H Kranki  ½-½621938German ChampionshipA46 Queen's Pawn Game
46. E Reinhardt vs E Eliskases  0-1201938German ChampionshipE33 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
47. H Herrmann vs A Becker  ½-½431938German ChampionshipA09 Reti Opening
48. Rellstab vs K Richter  0-1531938German ChampionshipA46 Queen's Pawn Game
49. K Richter vs A Kohler  ½-½481938German ChampionshipD41 Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch
50. W Weil vs H Herrmann  0-1321938German ChampionshipE92 King's Indian
 page 2 of 5; games 26-50 of 119  PGN Download
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