|Bad Nauheim-Stuttgart-Garmisch (1937)|
Following the organization of Bad Nauheim (1936), a double round robin was organized to be played in three cities from July 18th to the 27th, 1937. Four players were invited to participate, including the world champion Max Euwe, former world champion Alexander Alekhine, former world championship challenger Efim Bogoljubov, and German champion Friedrich Sämisch. The first two rounds were played in the bath resort of Bad Nauheim, the third and fourth rounds were played in the city of Stuttgart, and the fifth and final rounds were played in the city of Garmisch-Partenkirchen. In the two years between world championships, Alekhine had earned a number of victories, but in this instance the world champion held Alekhine off for a tournament win of his own. Despite dropping a game to shared second Bogoljubov (who won all three of his games in the second half), Euwe managed to finish first by half a point, picking up a win against Alekhine in the process. Alekhine would shortly go on to win a rematch for the world championship against Euwe.
The final standings and crosstable:
Original collection: Game Collection: Bad Nauheim-Stuttgart-Garmisch 1937, by User: suenteus po 147.
01 02 03 04
1 Euwe ** ½0 1½ 11 4
=2 Bogoljubov ½1 ** 01 01 3½
=2 Alekhine 0½ 10 ** 11 3½
4 Sämisch 00 10 00 ** 1
| page 1 of 1; 12 games
|1. Alekhine vs Bogoljubov
||1-0||58||1937||Bad Nauheim-Stuttgart-Garmisch||D58 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower (Makagonov-Bondarevsky) Syst|
|2. Saemisch vs Euwe
||0-1||46||1937||Bad Nauheim-Stuttgart-Garmisch||D18 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch|
|3. Alekhine vs Saemisch
||1-0||44||1937||Bad Nauheim-Stuttgart-Garmisch||C86 Ruy Lopez, Worrall Attack|
|4. Bogoljubov vs Euwe
|| ||½-½||46||1937||Bad Nauheim-Stuttgart-Garmisch||D12 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav|
|5. Euwe vs Alekhine
||1-0||37||1937||Bad Nauheim-Stuttgart-Garmisch||D29 Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical|
|6. Saemisch vs Bogoljubov
|| ||1-0||38||1937||Bad Nauheim-Stuttgart-Garmisch||D52 Queen's Gambit Declined|
|7. Bogoljubov vs Alekhine
||1-0||24||1937||Bad Nauheim-Stuttgart-Garmisch||C17 French, Winawer, Advance|
|8. Euwe vs Saemisch
||1-0||44||1937||Bad Nauheim-Stuttgart-Garmisch||E38 Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 4...c5|
|9. Saemisch vs Alekhine
||0-1||46||1937||Bad Nauheim-Stuttgart-Garmisch||D19 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch|
|10. Euwe vs Bogoljubov
||0-1||28||1937||Bad Nauheim-Stuttgart-Garmisch||E36 Nimzo-Indian, Classical|
|11. Alekhine vs Euwe
||½-½||31||1937||Bad Nauheim-Stuttgart-Garmisch||C83 Ruy Lopez, Open|
|12. Bogoljubov vs Saemisch
|| ||1-0||46||1937||Bad Nauheim-Stuttgart-Garmisch||E19 Queen's Indian, Old Main line, 9.Qxc3|
|Oct-28-15|| ||offramp: Only two draws in this quadrangular tournament. Admittedly, there were only 12 games.|
Quadrangular... why? Why not rectangular?
This Bad Nauheim-Stuttgart-Garmisch-Partenkirchen Quadrangular tournament covered many miles. It must have had a high rating.
Sämisch, that chess Zelig who flitters in and out of chess history from 1920 right up to 1972, was last. That umlaut probably didn't help.
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