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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 1 of 1; 11 games  PGN Download 
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Keres vs Euwe 0-1311936ZandvoortC02 French, Advance
2. Prins vs G van Doesburgh  0-1521936ZandvoortD51 Queen's Gambit Declined
3. Keres vs Fine 0-1631936ZandvoortA09 Reti Opening
4. Spielmann vs Bogoljubov  0-1401936ZandvoortD45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
5. S Landau vs Keres 0-1521936ZandvoortE00 Queen's Pawn Game
6. Prins vs Spielmann 0-1671936ZandvoortD04 Queen's Pawn Game
7. A Becker vs Maroczy  0-1361936ZandvoortD67 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, Bd3 line
8. Prins vs Keres  0-1401936ZandvoortD05 Queen's Pawn Game
9. G van Doesburgh vs Euwe 0-1581936ZandvoortB83 Sicilian
10. A Becker vs Tartakower 0-1381936ZandvoortB05 Alekhine's Defense, Modern
11. Prins vs S Landau  0-1361936ZandvoortD04 Queen's Pawn Game
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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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