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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 3; games 1-25 of 52  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Kieninger vs W Weil  1-0281938German ChampionshipC07 French, Tarrasch
2. A Kohler vs Rellstab  1-0371938German ChampionshipB10 Caro-Kann
3. P Michel vs B Koch  1-0401938German ChampionshipB70 Sicilian, Dragon Variation
4. L Engels vs H Nowarra  1-0381938German ChampionshipC11 French
5. H Herrmann vs M Eisinger  1-0371938German ChampionshipA45 Queen's Pawn Game
6. B Koch vs E Reinhardt  1-0401938German ChampionshipD51 Queen's Gambit Declined
7. A Becker vs H Kranki  1-0281938German ChampionshipE51 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3
8. E Eliskases vs W Weil  1-0351938German ChampionshipA13 English
9. M Eisinger vs B Koch  1-0201938German ChampionshipC11 French
10. Kieninger vs L Schmitt  1-0821938German ChampionshipC03 French, Tarrasch
11. H Nowarra vs H Herrmann  1-0391938German ChampionshipD60 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense
12. H Kranki vs W Weil  1-0481938German ChampionshipA12 English with b3
13. B Koch vs H Nowarra 1-0241938German ChampionshipC02 French, Advance
14. Rellstab vs M Eisinger  1-0461938German ChampionshipB24 Sicilian, Closed
15. A Becker vs L Engels  1-0531938German ChampionshipE11 Bogo-Indian Defense
16. W Weil vs L Schmitt  1-0471938German ChampionshipE11 Bogo-Indian Defense
17. A Kohler vs H Nowarra  1-0621938German ChampionshipC05 French, Tarrasch
18. P Michel vs M Eisinger  1-0521938German ChampionshipC43 Petrov, Modern Attack
19. Kieninger vs Rellstab  1-0381938German ChampionshipC05 French, Tarrasch
20. E Eliskases vs L Schmitt 1-0511938German ChampionshipE33 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
21. B Koch vs W Weil  1-0371938German ChampionshipD02 Queen's Pawn Game
22. Rellstab vs A Becker  1-0431938German ChampionshipC71 Ruy Lopez
23. L Engels vs L Schmitt  1-0451938German ChampionshipC12 French, McCutcheon
24. E Reinhardt vs H Nowarra  1-0451938German ChampionshipD51 Queen's Gambit Declined
25. H Kranki vs B Koch  1-0301938German ChampionshipE16 Queen's Indian
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