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🏆 German Championship (1938)

  PARTICIPANTS (sorted by highest achieved rating; click on name to see player's games)
Enrique (Heinrich) Reinhardt, Georg Kieninger, Max Eisinger Jr, Albert Becker, Ludwig Schmitt, Paul Michel, Berthold Koch, Kurt Paul Otto Joseph Richter, Erich Eliskases, Ludwig Rellstab, Hans Kranki, Heinz Nowarra, Anton Kohler, Hans Herrmann, Ludwig Engels, Wolfgang Weil

Chessgames.com Chess Event Description
German Championship (1938)

The 5th championship of Nazi Germany was a 16-player round robin held at the Kurhaus in Bad Oeynhausen, a town between Bielefeld and Hannover, with daily rounds from 24 July to 7 August 1938. The field consisted of the top seven players from the German Championship (1937) (Kieninger (the defending champion), Richter, Rellstab, Michel, Kranki, Schmitt, Reinhardt), six players from three regional "Zonen" tournaments (Kohler, Eisinger, Engels, Herrmann, Koch, Nowarra), and three masters from the recently annexed "Ostmark" (Austria) (Eliskases, Becker, Weil). Weil apparently being a late replacement for Ernst Gruenfeld. Time control: 2 hours for the first 36 moves, and then 1 more hour for every 18 moves. Games were played from 9 am - 1 pm and 3-7 pm.

Erich Eliskases won with 12.5/15.

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 Pts 1 Eliskases * 1 1 1 ˝ ˝ 1 ˝ 1 1 1 ˝ 1 ˝ 1 1 12˝ 2 Kieninger 0 * ˝ 1 0 ˝ ˝ 1 ˝ ˝ 1 ˝ 1 1 1 1 10 Michel 0 ˝ * 0 1 ˝ 1 ˝ ˝ ˝ 1 1 ˝ 1 1 1 10 4 Engels 0 0 1 * 0 ˝ 1 0 1 0 1 1 1 1 ˝ 1 9 5 Becker ˝ 1 0 1 * 1 0 0 1 ˝ 1 1 ˝ 0 ˝ ˝ 8˝ Richter ˝ ˝ ˝ ˝ 0 * 0 1 ˝ ˝ ˝ ˝ ˝ 1 1 1 8˝ Koch 0 ˝ 0 0 1 1 * 0 1 1 1 0 1 0 1 1 8˝ 8 Rellstab ˝ 0 ˝ 1 1 0 1 * 0 ˝ 1 0 ˝ 1 ˝ ˝ 8 Kohler 0 ˝ ˝ 0 0 ˝ 0 1 * 1 0 1 1 1 ˝ 1 8 10 Herrmann 0 ˝ ˝ 1 ˝ ˝ 0 ˝ 0 * 1 ˝ 0 1 1 0 7 11 Reinhardt 0 0 0 0 0 ˝ 0 0 1 0 * 1 1 1 1 1 6˝ 12 Kranki ˝ ˝ 0 0 0 ˝ 1 1 0 ˝ 0 * ˝ 0 1 0 5˝ Schmitt 0 0 ˝ 0 ˝ ˝ 0 ˝ 0 1 0 ˝ * 1 0 1 5˝ Eisinger ˝ 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 * 1 1 5˝ 15 Weil 0 0 0 ˝ ˝ 0 0 ˝ ˝ 0 0 0 1 0 * ˝ 3˝ Nowarra 0 0 0 0 ˝ 0 0 ˝ 0 1 0 1 0 0 ˝ * 3˝

The tournament book by Lachaga states that the 13th round game Kranki vs Reinhardt was won by Reinhardt, but the game score is missing. The newspapers have that this game was adjourned on 5 August and finished on Saturday 6 August.

Sources

Wikipedia article: German Chess Championship
DSB: https://www.schachbund.de/dem1938.h...
TeleSchach: https://www.teleschach.de/historie/...
Roger Paige's chess site #2010 (https://web.archive.org/web/2014051...)
Völkischer Beobachter, 7 August 1938, p. 6 (http://anno.onb.ac.at/cgi-content/a...)
Innsbrucker Nachrichten (Neueste Zeitung), 20 July 1938, p. 4 (http://anno.onb.ac.at/cgi-content/a...)
Neues Wiener Tagblatt (Abend-Ausgabe), 1 August 1938, p. 5 (http://anno.onb.ac.at/cgi-content/a...)
Neues Wiener Tagblatt (Abend-Ausgabe), 8 August 1938, p. 3 (http://anno.onb.ac.at/cgi-content/a...)
Kurt Richter. A Chess Biography with 499 Games, by Alan McGowan. McFarland, Jefferson 2018, pp. 183-187 (https://books.google.no/books?id=cu...)

Tournament books

Die Schachmeisterschaft von Deutschland in Bad Oeynhausen 1938, by Alfred Brinckmann. Schachverlag Hans Hedewigs Nachf. Curt Ronniger, Leipzig 1938. 80 pp.
Bad Oeynhausen 1938. Sammlung aller Partien, ed. by Milciades Angel Lachaga. Buenos Aires 1972. 64 pp.

Original collections: Game Collection: 5th German Championship - Bad Oeynhausen 1938 by User: Pawn and Two (who collected the games) and Game Collection: German Championship 1938 by User: Tabanus. Thanks to User: chesshistoryinterest and User: Telemus for helpful comments.

 page 1 of 5; games 1-25 of 119  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. E Eliskases vs A Becker  ½-½491938German ChampionshipD56 Queen's Gambit Declined
2. P Michel vs B Koch  1-0401938German ChampionshipB70 Sicilian, Dragon Variation
3. M Eisinger vs L Engels  0-1641938German ChampionshipC55 Two Knights Defense
4. K Richter vs H Kranki  ½-½371938German ChampionshipA45 Queen's Pawn Game
5. Kieninger vs W Weil  1-0281938German ChampionshipC07 French, Tarrasch
6. A Kohler vs Rellstab  1-0371938German ChampionshipB10 Caro-Kann
7. H Nowarra vs L Schmitt  0-1461938German ChampionshipA46 Queen's Pawn Game
8. E Reinhardt vs H Herrmann  0-1361938German ChampionshipE11 Bogo-Indian Defense
9. Rellstab vs P Michel  ½-½471938German ChampionshipD00 Queen's Pawn Game
10. B Koch vs E Reinhardt  1-0401938German ChampionshipD51 Queen's Gambit Declined
11. H Kranki vs Kieninger  ½-½351938German ChampionshipD02 Queen's Pawn Game
12. A Kohler vs E Eliskases  0-1361938German ChampionshipB84 Sicilian, Scheveningen
13. H Herrmann vs M Eisinger  1-0371938German ChampionshipA45 Queen's Pawn Game
14. W Weil vs A Becker  ½-½331938German ChampionshipE33 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
15. L Schmitt vs K Richter  ½-½271938German ChampionshipA34 English, Symmetrical
16. L Engels vs H Nowarra  1-0381938German ChampionshipC11 French
17. A Becker vs H Kranki  1-0281938German ChampionshipE51 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3
18. E Eliskases vs W Weil  1-0351938German ChampionshipA13 English
19. H Nowarra vs H Herrmann  1-0391938German ChampionshipD60 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense
20. M Eisinger vs B Koch  1-0201938German ChampionshipC11 French
21. Kieninger vs L Schmitt  1-0821938German ChampionshipC03 French, Tarrasch
22. K Richter vs L Engels ½-½361938German ChampionshipB73 Sicilian, Dragon, Classical
23. E Reinhardt vs Rellstab  0-1391938German ChampionshipE36 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
24. P Michel vs A Kohler  ½-½221938German ChampionshipC64 Ruy Lopez, Classical
25. L Engels vs Kieninger  0-1501938German ChampionshipC71 Ruy Lopez
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