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TOURNAMENT STANDINGS
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]
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Chessgames.com 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 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; 15 games  PGN Download 
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. W Koomen vs Cortlever  ½-½371946HoogovensD80 Grunfeld
2. H Kramer vs Stoltz  ½-½451946HoogovensD51 Queen's Gambit Declined
3. Cortlever vs A D de Groot  ½-½231946HoogovensD96 Grunfeld, Russian Variation
4. T van Scheltinga vs Cortlever  ½-½421946HoogovensC58 Two Knights
5. H Kramer vs C Vlagsma  ½-½361946HoogovensD96 Grunfeld, Russian Variation
6. H van Steenis vs T van den Tol  ½-½461946HoogovensC11 French
7. Stoltz vs O'Kelly  ½-½311946HoogovensD20 Queen's Gambit Accepted
8. T van Scheltinga vs H Kramer  ½-½591946HoogovensC58 Two Knights
9. T van Scheltinga vs T van den Tol  ½-½411946HoogovensA46 Queen's Pawn Game
10. Stoltz vs C Vlagsma  ½-½601946HoogovensD11 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
11. C Vlagsma vs T van den Tol  ½-½181946HoogovensE47 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 O-O 5.Bd3
12. O'Kelly vs Cortlever ½-½181946HoogovensD46 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
13. A D de Groot vs T van den Tol  ½-½181946HoogovensC11 French
14. Cortlever vs H Kramer  ½-½211946HoogovensC48 Four Knights
15. H van Steenis vs T van Scheltinga  ½-½351946HoogovensC53 Giuoco Piano
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