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German Championship Tournament

Erich Eliskases12.5/15(+10 -0 =5)[games]
Georg Kieninger10/15(+7 -2 =6)[games]
Paul Michel10/15(+7 -2 =6)[games]
Ludwig Engels9/15(+8 -5 =2)[games]
Albert Becker8.5/15(+6 -4 =5)[games]
Kurt Paul Otto Joseph Richter8.5/15(+4 -2 =9)[games]
Berthold Koch8.5/15(+8 -6 =1)[games]
Ludwig Rellstab8/15(+5 -4 =6)[games]
Anton Kohler8/15(+6 -5 =4)[games]
Hans Herrmann7/15(+4 -5 =6)[games]
Enrique (Heinrich) Reinhardt6.5/15(+6 -8 =1)[games]
Hans Kranki5.5/15(+3 -7 =5)[games]
Ludwig Schmitt5.5/15(+3 -7 =5)[games]
Max Eisinger Jr5.5/15(+5 -9 =1)[games]
Wolfgang Weil3.5/15(+1 -9 =5)[games]
Heinz Nowarra3.5/15(+2 -10 =3)[games]
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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 2; games 1-25 of 32  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. H Nowarra vs L Schmitt  0-1461938German ChampionshipA46 Queen's Pawn Game
2. M Eisinger vs L Engels  0-1641938German ChampionshipC55 Two Knights Defense
3. E Reinhardt vs H Herrmann  0-1361938German ChampionshipE11 Bogo-Indian Defense
4. A Kohler vs E Eliskases  0-1361938German ChampionshipB84 Sicilian, Scheveningen
5. E Reinhardt vs Rellstab  0-1391938German ChampionshipE36 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
6. P Michel vs E Eliskases  0-1341938German ChampionshipC14 French, Classical
7. A Kohler vs E Reinhardt  0-1511938German ChampionshipB80 Sicilian, Scheveningen
8. L Engels vs Kieninger  0-1501938German ChampionshipC71 Ruy Lopez
9. K Richter vs B Koch  0-1361938German ChampionshipC13 French
10. M Eisinger vs A Kohler  0-1351938German ChampionshipC43 Petrov, Modern Attack
11. E Reinhardt vs P Michel  0-1391938German ChampionshipD34 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
12. E Reinhardt vs E Eliskases  0-1201938German ChampionshipE33 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
13. Rellstab vs K Richter  0-1531938German ChampionshipA46 Queen's Pawn Game
14. M Eisinger vs E Reinhardt  0-1701938German ChampionshipB86 Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin Attack
15. H Kranki vs L Engels  0-1401938German ChampionshipA04 Reti Opening
16. H Nowarra vs P Michel  0-1651938German ChampionshipD02 Queen's Pawn Game
17. W Weil vs H Herrmann  0-1321938German ChampionshipE92 King's Indian
18. A Becker vs B Koch  0-1421938German ChampionshipE01 Catalan, Closed
19. H Nowarra vs M Eisinger  0-1521938German ChampionshipA49 King's Indian, Fianchetto without c4
20. E Reinhardt vs Kieninger  0-1521938German ChampionshipD41 Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch
21. M Eisinger vs K Richter  0-1751938German ChampionshipB01 Scandinavian
22. Rellstab vs H Kranki  0-1491938German ChampionshipE16 Queen's Indian
23. H Nowarra vs E Eliskases 0-1521938German ChampionshipE64 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Yugoslav System
24. H Kranki vs A Kohler  0-1701938German ChampionshipD74 Neo-Grunfeld, 6.cd Nxd5, 7.O-O
25. W Weil vs P Michel  0-1781938German ChampionshipA06 Reti Opening
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