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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]
Adrianus Dingeman de Groot4/9(+3 -4 =2)[games]
Theo Daniel van Scheltinga4/9(+2 -3 =4)[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]
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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 http://kranten.delpher.nl/) had round reports.

(1) Wikipedia article: Koninklijke Hoogovens.
(2) http://www.endgame.nl/wijk.htm.
(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 1; 10 games  PGN Download 
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. T van den Tol vs H Kramer  0-1411946HoogovensE22 Nimzo-Indian, Spielmann Variation
2. C Vlagsma vs T van Scheltinga  0-1371946HoogovensC77 Ruy Lopez
3. H Kramer vs O'Kelly  0-1411946HoogovensD32 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
4. Cortlever vs Stoltz  0-1691946HoogovensD33 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
5. A D de Groot vs H van Steenis  0-1401946HoogovensD45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
6. T van den Tol vs Cortlever  0-1401946HoogovensD96 Grunfeld, Russian Variation
7. Cortlever vs C Vlagsma  0-1371946HoogovensE02 Catalan, Open, 5.Qa4
8. H van Steenis vs O'Kelly  0-1401946HoogovensC27 Vienna Game
9. T van den Tol vs Stoltz  0-1401946HoogovensD32 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
10. C Vlagsma vs O'Kelly 0-1211946HoogovensC65 Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense
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