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Salzburg Tournament

Alexander Alekhine7.5/10(+7 -2 =1)[games]
Paul Keres6/10(+4 -2 =4)[games]
Klaus Junge5/10(+3 -3 =4)[games]
Paul Felix Schmidt5/10(+3 -3 =4)[games]
Efim Bogoljubov3.5/10(+3 -6 =1)[games]
Gosta Stoltz3/10(+2 -6 =2)[games] Chess Event Description
Salzburg (1942)

During World War II, Nazi Germany organized several chess tournaments played in German and occupied cities, such as Munich and Prague. The strongest and most famous of these tournaments was played in Salzburg, Austria in the summer of 1942. The original line up of players included reigning world champion Alexander Alekhine, former world champion Max Euwe, potential challenger Paul Keres, former challenger Efim Bogoljubov, German champion Paul Felix Schmidt, and Gosta Stoltz, winner of the Munich tournament in 1941. It was the strongest line up of players possible from Germany and the occupied territories, but it was not to be realized as Euwe declined to attend, citing poor health. Alfred Ehrhardt Post, the main organizer of the event, replaced him with eighteen year old Klaus Junge, the winner of the silver medal during the previous year's German championship. The tournament was held at Mirabell Palace, situated near Berchtsgaden, which was Hitler's summer residence. Games were played from June 9th to the 18th and started promptly at 9 am each day. Players had two hours to play the first thirty-two moves followed by an hour for every sixteen moves. Despite a first half lead of the field, Bogoljubov fell apart after his loss to Alekhine in round six and proceeded to lose all his remaining games. Alekhine emerged triumphant with a score of seven and a half points out of ten, a full point and a half ahead of second place Keres.

Salzburg, Austria, 9-18 June 1942

01 02 03 04 05 06 1 Alekhine ** 11 01 11 01 1 7 2 Keres 00 ** 1 1 11 6 =3 Junge 10 0 ** 01 1 5 =3 Schmidt 00 ** 01 11 5 5 Bogoljubov 10 0 10 10 ** 00 3 6 Stoltz 0 00 0 00 11 ** 3

Thanks to <Benzol> for his help putting the finishing touches on this game collection.

Original collection: Game Collection: Salzburg 1942, by User: suenteus po 147.

 page 1 of 2; games 1-25 of 30  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Stoltz vs K Junge ½-½501942SalzburgB92 Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation
2. Bogoljubov vs Alekhine 1-0461942SalzburgB15 Caro-Kann
3. Keres vs P F Schmidt ½-½811942SalzburgC36 King's Gambit Accepted, Abbazia Defense
4. Stoltz vs Bogoljubov 1-0671942SalzburgB18 Caro-Kann, Classical
5. P F Schmidt vs Alekhine 0-1521942SalzburgD02 Queen's Pawn Game
6. K Junge vs Keres 0-1321942SalzburgE02 Catalan, Open, 5.Qa4
7. Bogoljubov vs P F Schmidt  1-0521942SalzburgD56 Queen's Gambit Declined
8. Alekhine vs K Junge 0-1691942SalzburgD31 Queen's Gambit Declined
9. Keres vs Stoltz  1-0441942SalzburgD43 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
10. Stoltz vs Alekhine  ½-½471942SalzburgC78 Ruy Lopez
11. K Junge vs P F Schmidt ½-½331942SalzburgE20 Nimzo-Indian
12. Keres vs Bogoljubov ½-½601942SalzburgC07 French, Tarrasch
13. P F Schmidt vs Stoltz  1-0411942SalzburgB92 Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation
14. Bogoljubov vs K Junge  1-0291942SalzburgD12 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
15. Alekhine vs Keres 1-0561942SalzburgC86 Ruy Lopez, Worrall Attack
16. K Junge vs Stoltz 1-0701942SalzburgD11 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
17. Alekhine vs Bogoljubov 1-0641942SalzburgC01 French, Exchange
18. P F Schmidt vs Keres ½-½411942SalzburgE15 Queen's Indian
19. Bogoljubov vs Stoltz  0-1471942SalzburgB84 Sicilian, Scheveningen
20. Alekhine vs P F Schmidt 1-0331942SalzburgC86 Ruy Lopez, Worrall Attack
21. Keres vs K Junge ½-½581942SalzburgD45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
22. Stoltz vs Keres  0-1481942SalzburgA48 King's Indian
23. K Junge vs Alekhine 0-1351942SalzburgA09 Reti Opening
24. P F Schmidt vs Bogoljubov  1-0411942SalzburgD52 Queen's Gambit Declined
25. Bogoljubov vs Keres 0-1741942SalzburgE14 Queen's Indian
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  whiteshark: <Salzburg 1942>
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  whiteshark: <Salzburg 1942 aftermath>:
Aug-11-13  Karpova: <whiteshark> Source [4] is not trustworthy and source [5] defunct.

Paul Schmidt's account: <He died in combat, as a German officer, on the last day but one [sic] of World War II, i.e. in 1945.>

Source: Pages 212-213 of the April 1946 'Chess Life & Review' Link:

Aug-11-13  DoctorD: 1976 Chess Life and Review, not 1946.
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