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Hoogovens Tournament

Alberic O'Kelly de Galway7/9(+6 -1 =2)[games]
Gosta Stoltz6.5/9(+5 -1 =3)[games]
Haije Kramer5/9(+3 -2 =4)[games]
Nicolaas Cortlever4.5/9(+2 -2 =5)[games]
Hendrik Jan van Steenis4/9(+3 -4 =2)[games]
Theo Daniel van Scheltinga4/9(+2 -3 =4)[games]
Adrianus Dingeman de Groot4/9(+3 -4 =2)[games]
Willem Koomen3.5/9(+3 -5 =1)[games]
Chris Vlagsma3.5/9(+2 -4 =3)[games]
Theun van den Tol3/9(+1 -4 =4)[games]
* Chess Event Description
Hoogovens (1946)

After Max Euwe became World Champion, the steelworkers at Hoogovens (1) started a small chess club which held their first New Year's tournament with Hoogovens (1938). After a break in the hunger winter of 1945, activity was resumed and it was decided to invite masters from abroad, to compete with the home players. (2) The first attempt was somewhat unsuccesful because the invited Philip Stuart Milner-Barry was detained by professional obligations at home, William Winter could not get a visum, and Henri Grob had to give up for lack of a travel opportunity. (3) Thus the organizers were left with Stoltz from Sweden, who was considered by many as the favorite after Munich (1941), and whose aircraft arrived only hours before play began, and the Belgian champion O'Kelly. (3) After Stoltz had arrived, drawing of lots took place in the Kennemertheater and play started there immediately afterwards. (3) Playing time was 1-6 pm. (4) The tournament started four days before the one in Hastings (1945/46) ended.

Beverwijk, Netherlands, 5-13 January 1946

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 O'Kelly * 1 1 0 1 1 1 1 7 2 Stoltz * 1 1 1 1 0 1 6 3 Kramer 0 * 1 1 0 1 5 4 Cortlever 0 * 1 0 1 4 =5 Steenis 0 0 0 0 * 1 1 1 4 =5 Groot 1 0 0 0 * 1 0 1 4 =5 Scheltinga 0 0 0 * 1 1 4 =8 Koomen 0 1 1 0 1 0 * 0 0 3 =8 Vlagsma 0 1 0 0 0 1 * 3 10 Tol 0 0 0 0 1 * 3

The tournament was part of a chess festival with more than 300 players. (5) Franciscus W J Henneberke won the national Group B. (6)

Tournament book: Het Schaakcongres Beverwijk 1946 annotated by Hans Kmoch (Velsen 1946. 80 p.) (not seen). Several Dutch newspapers (available at had round reports.

(1) Wikipedia article: Koninklijke Hoogovens.
(3) De Waarheid, 7 January 1946, p. 3.
(4) De Tijd, 7 January 1946, p. 2.
(5) Leeuwarder Koerier, 15 January 1946, p. 2.
(6) Leeuwarder Koerier, 14 January 1946, p. 2.

Original collection: Game Collection: Hoogovens 1946 by User: Tabanus.

 page 1 of 2; games 1-25 of 45  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. T van den Tol vs H Kramer  0-1411946HoogovensE22 Nimzo-Indian, Spielmann Variation
2. W Koomen vs Cortlever  ½-½371946HoogovensD80 Grunfeld
3. A D de Groot vs O'Kelly 1-0301946HoogovensC65 Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense
4. Stoltz vs T van Scheltinga  1-0381946HoogovensD45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
5. H van Steenis vs C Vlagsma  1-0431946HoogovensB70 Sicilian, Dragon Variation
6. O'Kelly vs T van den Tol  1-0411946HoogovensC07 French, Tarrasch
7. H van Steenis vs W Koomen 1-0331946HoogovensC58 Two Knights
8. C Vlagsma vs T van Scheltinga  0-1371946HoogovensC77 Ruy Lopez
9. H Kramer vs Stoltz  ½-½451946HoogovensD51 Queen's Gambit Declined
10. Cortlever vs A D de Groot  ½-½231946HoogovensD96 Grunfeld, Russian Variation
11. T van den Tol vs W Koomen  1-0541946HoogovensD44 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
12. A D de Groot vs C Vlagsma  1-0401946HoogovensC82 Ruy Lopez, Open
13. H Kramer vs O'Kelly  0-1411946HoogovensD32 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
14. Stoltz vs H van Steenis  1-0311946HoogovensD11 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
15. T van Scheltinga vs Cortlever  ½-½421946HoogovensC58 Two Knights
16. W Koomen vs A D de Groot  1-0511946HoogovensD95 Grunfeld
17. Cortlever vs Stoltz  0-1691946HoogovensD33 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
18. H van Steenis vs T van den Tol  ½-½461946HoogovensC11 French
19. O'Kelly vs T van Scheltinga 1-0351946HoogovensD45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
20. H Kramer vs C Vlagsma  ½-½361946HoogovensD96 Grunfeld, Russian Variation
21. Stoltz vs O'Kelly  ½-½311946HoogovensD20 Queen's Gambit Accepted
22. A D de Groot vs H van Steenis  0-1401946HoogovensD45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
23. T van den Tol vs Cortlever  0-1401946HoogovensD96 Grunfeld, Russian Variation
24. T van Scheltinga vs H Kramer  ½-½591946HoogovensC58 Two Knights
25. C Vlagsma vs W Koomen  1-0331946HoogovensD49 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, Meran
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