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Bad Nauheim Tournament

Alexander Alekhine6.5/9(+4 -0 =5)[games]
Paul Keres6.5/9(+4 -0 =5)[games]
Carl Ahues5.5/9(+3 -1 =5)[games]
Efim Bogoljubov5/9(+3 -2 =4)[games]
Ludwig Rellstab5/9(+2 -1 =6)[games]
Herbert Heinicke4.5/9(+1 -1 =7)[games]
Gideon Stahlberg4.5/9(+2 -2 =5)[games]
Milan Vidmar3.5/9(+1 -3 =5)[games]
Johannes Hendrik Otto van den Bosch2/9(+1 -6 =2)[games]
Gerhard Weissgerber2/9(+2 -7 =0)[games]
* Chess Event Description
Bad Nauheim (1936)

In 1936, the bath resort of Bad Nauheim, Germany was host to the second of three international chess tournaments organized over three years. Ten chess masters, including the former world champion Alexander Alekhine and the former world challenger Efim Bogoljubov, were invited to participate in the round robin event. The remaining players included top Yugoslavian chess master Milan Vidmar, Swedish champion Gideon Ståhlberg, the new Estonian champion Paul Keres, the Dutch player Johannes Van den Bosch, and four German chess masters: Karl Ahues, Herbert Heinicke, Ludwig Rellstab, and Gerhard Weissgerber. The tournament was yet another in a series of victories Alekhine collected on his way to the rematch with Max Euwe for the world crown. However, it is notable also as young Keres' first international win, as he tied for first with Alekhine at the final. It signalled his arrival on the international chess scene, upon which he would be one of the world's best players for almost forty years.

Bad Nauheim, Germany, 17-24 May 1936

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 =1 Alekhine * ½ 1 1 1 ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 6½ =1 Keres ½ * ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 1 1 1 6½ 3 Ahues 0 ½ * 1 ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 1 5½ =4 Bogoljubov 0 ½ 0 * ½ ½ ½ 1 1 1 5 =4 Rellstab 0 ½ ½ ½ * ½ ½ ½ 1 1 5 =6 Heinicke ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ * 1 ½ ½ 0 4½ =6 Ståhlberg ½ 0 ½ ½ ½ 0 * ½ 1 1 4½ 8 Vidmar ½ 0 ½ 0 ½ ½ ½ * 0 1 3½ =9 Van den Bosch ½ 0 0 0 0 ½ 0 1 * 0 2 =9 Weissgerber 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 * 2

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

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Alekhine vs J van den Bosch ½-½701936Bad NauheimC48 Four Knights
2. Keres vs Rellstab  ½-½641936Bad NauheimC73 Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense
3. Ahues vs Bogoljubov 1-0361936Bad NauheimD48 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, Meran
4. Vidmar vs Stahlberg  ½-½321936Bad NauheimD63 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense
5. H Heinicke vs G Weissgerber  0-1601936Bad NauheimE11 Bogo-Indian Defense
6. Ahues vs Keres  ½-½401936Bad NauheimA45 Queen's Pawn Game
7. Stahlberg vs Alekhine  ½-½271936Bad NauheimE14 Queen's Indian
8. Bogoljubov vs G Weissgerber  1-0361936Bad NauheimE11 Bogo-Indian Defense
9. Rellstab vs Vidmar ½-½341936Bad NauheimC30 King's Gambit Declined
10. J van den Bosch vs H Heinicke  ½-½411936Bad NauheimC11 French
11. H Heinicke vs Stahlberg  1-0491936Bad NauheimD61 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack
12. Keres vs Bogoljubov  ½-½791936Bad NauheimD51 Queen's Gambit Declined
13. Alekhine vs Rellstab 1-0211936Bad NauheimA31 English, Symmetrical, Benoni Formation
14. G Weissgerber vs J van den Bosch  1-0321936Bad NauheimE43 Nimzo-Indian, Fischer Variation
15. Vidmar vs Ahues  ½-½251936Bad NauheimD67 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, Bd3 line
16. Stahlberg vs G Weissgerber  1-0761936Bad NauheimE59 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line
17. Ahues vs Alekhine 0-1311936Bad NauheimD22 Queen's Gambit Accepted
18. Keres vs Vidmar 1-0651936Bad NauheimC98 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin
19. Bogoljubov vs J van den Bosch  1-0171936Bad NauheimD52 Queen's Gambit Declined
20. Rellstab vs H Heinicke  ½-½301936Bad NauheimC11 French
21. Ahues vs G Weissgerber  1-0321936Bad NauheimC84 Ruy Lopez, Closed
22. Rellstab vs J van den Bosch  1-0301936Bad NauheimA07 King's Indian Attack
23. Bogoljubov vs Stahlberg  ½-½311936Bad NauheimD61 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack
24. G Weissgerber vs Rellstab  0-1261936Bad NauheimC91 Ruy Lopez, Closed
25. J van den Bosch vs Stahlberg  0-1311936Bad NauheimE33 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
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  whiteshark: Photography of the tournament participants:
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  WannaBe: Wonder'd what happened to Good Nauheim. And I guess Bad Nauheim did not get anything from Santa.
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  perfidious: Dayum, the good twin got everything from Santa yet again.....don't these stories have ANY other ending?
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