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Zurich Tournament

Alexander Alekhine13/15(+12 -1 =2)[games]
Max Euwe12/15(+10 -1 =4)[games]
Salomon Flohr12/15(+9 -0 =6)[games]
Efim Bogoljubov11.5/15(+9 -1 =5)[games]
Emanuel Lasker10/15(+9 -4 =2)[games]
Aron Nimzowitsch9/15(+6 -3 =6)[games]
Ossip Bernstein9/15(+6 -3 =6)[games]
Gideon Stahlberg8/15(+5 -4 =6)[games]
Hans Johner7.5/15(+5 -5 =5)[games]
Walter Henneberger5.5/15(+5 -9 =1)[games]
Fritz Gygli5/15(+3 -8 =4)[games]
Stefano Rosselli del Turco4.5/15(+3 -9 =3)[games]
Henri Grob4/15(+2 -9 =4)[games]
Hans Mueller4/15(+3 -10 =2)[games]
Oskar Naegeli3/15(+1 -10 =4)[games]
Hermann Joss2/15(+0 -11 =4)[games]
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Chessgames.com Chess Event Description
Zurich (1934)

The 37th Swiss Championship, held in Zurich, Switzerland from July 14th to the 28th, 1934 (1) was an international tournament event. Many elite European masters, including then World Champion Alexander Alekhine, joined Switzerland's best for a round robin tournament. The participants were: from France, Alekhine and Ossip Bernstein; from Germany, former world champion Emanuel Lasker and Efim Bogoljubov; from Denmark, Aron Nimzowitsch; from the Netherlands, Max Euwe; from Czechoslovakia, Salomon Flohr; from Sweden, Gideon Ståhlberg; from Italy, Stefano Rosselli del Turco; and from Switzerland, Henri Grob, Fritz Gygli, Walter Henneberger, Hans Johner, Hermann Joss, Hans Mueller, and Oskar Naegeli. Alekhine reigned supreme over the field with an astounding 13/15! The world champion's only loss in the tournament was a prophetic one to Euwe, who would topple the world champion for the crown a year later.

Participants: http://sah.hr/forum/index.php?actio...

Zurich, Switzerland, 14-28 July 1934

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 Pts 1 Alekhine * 0 ½ ½ 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 13 =2 Euwe 1 * ½ 1 0 ½ 1 ½ 1 1 1 1 ½ 1 1 1 12 =2 Flohr ½ ½ * ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 12 4 Bogoljubov ½ 0 ½ * 1 ½ ½ ½ 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 11½ 5 Lasker 0 1 ½ 0 * 0 1 0 ½ 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 10 =6 Nimzowitsch 0 ½ ½ ½ 1 * ½ ½ 0 0 1 1 ½ 1 1 1 9 =6 Bernstein 0 0 ½ ½ 0 ½ * 1 ½ ½ ½ 1 1 1 1 1 9 8 Ståhlberg 0 ½ 0 ½ 1 ½ 0 * ½ 1 0 1 1 ½ 1 ½ 8 9 Johner 0 0 0 0 ½ 1 ½ ½ * 0 1 1 1 1 ½ ½ 7½ 10 Henneberger 0 0 0 0 0 1 ½ 0 1 * 0 0 1 0 1 1 5½ 11 Gygli 0 0 0 0 0 0 ½ 1 0 1 * ½ 0 ½ ½ 1 5 12 Rosselli del Turco 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 ½ * ½ 1 1 ½ 4½ =13 Grob 0 ½ 0 0 0 ½ 0 0 0 0 1 ½ * 0 ½ 1 4 =13 Mueller 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 ½ 0 1 ½ 0 1 * 0 1 4 15 Naegeli 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 ½ 0 ½ 0 ½ 1 * ½ 3 16 Joss 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 ½ ½ 0 0 ½ 0 0 ½ * 2

Reference: (1) http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Züri...

Original collection: Game Collection: Zurich 1934, by User: suenteus po 147.

 page 1 of 2; games 1-25 of 46  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Flohr vs H Johner  1-0721934ZurichA28 English
2. Alekhine vs O Bernstein 1-0671934ZurichD50 Queen's Gambit Declined
3. Nimzowitsch vs F Gygli 1-0691934ZurichB13 Caro-Kann, Exchange
4. Bogoljubov vs W Henneberger  1-0351934ZurichE11 Bogo-Indian Defense
5. H Johner vs Grob  1-0391934ZurichC79 Ruy Lopez, Steinitz Defense Deferred
6. Euwe vs O Naegeli 1-0411934ZurichD41 Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch
7. Flohr vs H Mueller  1-0401934ZurichA34 English, Symmetrical
8. Lasker vs F Gygli 1-0521934ZurichA14 English
9. H Mueller vs Grob  1-0631934ZurichD60 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense
10. W Henneberger vs H Johner 1-0721934ZurichC14 French, Classical
11. Flohr vs H Joss  1-0281934ZurichD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
12. Bogoljubov vs S Rosselli del Turco  1-0271934ZurichD40 Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch
13. Euwe vs Alekhine 1-0531934ZurichD31 Queen's Gambit Declined
14. Stahlberg vs Lasker 1-0451934ZurichD41 Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch
15. Lasker vs W Henneberger 1-0411934ZurichE21 Nimzo-Indian, Three Knights
16. Alekhine vs S Rosselli del Turco 1-0361934ZurichD05 Queen's Pawn Game
17. F Gygli vs H Joss 1-0221934ZurichD05 Queen's Pawn Game
18. Stahlberg vs O Naegeli  1-0271934ZurichD11 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
19. Bogoljubov vs H Johner  1-0241934ZurichE11 Bogo-Indian Defense
20. Euwe vs F Gygli  1-0531934ZurichD55 Queen's Gambit Declined
21. Alekhine vs Nimzowitsch 1-0511934ZurichD52 Queen's Gambit Declined
22. H Johner vs S Rosselli del Turco  1-0251934ZurichC75 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense
23. Flohr vs Grob  1-0741934ZurichD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
24. Bogoljubov vs H Mueller 1-0321934ZurichD43 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
25. W Henneberger vs H Joss  1-0341934ZurichA04 Reti Opening
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Kibitzer's Corner
Dec-23-12  Conrad93: 11 losses and 4 draws? That's just sad.
May-14-14  RookFile: Where was Capa?
May-14-14  RedShield: Ducking Alekhine.
May-14-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  perfidious: Nearing the end of a three-year period in which he did not play, after his match with Euwe at the end of 1931, which came to an end with his participation at the Hastings event of 1934-35.

No idea whether he received an invitation to this tournament, although I am sure there are those who would be able to answer that question. In view of the poor relations between Alekhine and Capa following Buenos Aires, it would not be at all surprising to learn that Capablanca was not invited.

May-05-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  thegoodanarchist: Flohr finished ahead of Bogo, Lasker and Nimzo!

Flohr is underrated, maybe

Oct-24-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  MissScarlett: <After the tournament, Lasker said: "Alekhine's attacking genius has no equal in the history of the game".>

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alexa...

Source?

Oct-24-17  zanzibar: Apocryphal?

<(cur | prev) 08:29, 23 November 2007‎ Gabodon (talk | contribs)‎ m . . (32,564 bytes) (+105)‎ . . (→‎Notable chess games: Added a comment by Emanuel Lasker.) (undo)>

Ask Gabodon.

Oct-24-17  zanzibar: Looking at <AZquote> I only found this Lasker quote mentioning genius:

<I have known many chess players, but among them there has been only one genius - Capablanca!

Emanuel Lasker>

Of course <AZquote> doesn't mention sources.

Oct-06-18  goser: Despite the loss to Euwe, Zurich 1934 should be listed among Alekhine's greatest tournament achievements alongside with San Remo and Bled: 12 wins in 15 games of such a strong tournament was an impressive achievement!

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