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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 35  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. K Richter vs H Kranki  ½-½371938German ChampionshipA45 Queen's Pawn Game
2. E Eliskases vs A Becker  ½-½491938German ChampionshipD56 Queen's Gambit Declined
3. L Schmitt vs K Richter  ½-½271938German ChampionshipA34 English, Symmetrical
4. W Weil vs A Becker  ½-½331938German ChampionshipE33 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
5. Rellstab vs P Michel  ½-½471938German ChampionshipD00 Queen's Pawn Game
6. H Kranki vs Kieninger  ½-½351938German ChampionshipD02 Queen's Pawn Game
7. P Michel vs A Kohler  ½-½221938German ChampionshipC64 Ruy Lopez, Classical
8. K Richter vs L Engels ½-½361938German ChampionshipB73 Sicilian, Dragon, Classical
9. H Herrmann vs K Richter  ½-½301938German ChampionshipD74 Neo-Grunfeld, 6.cd Nxd5, 7.O-O
10. L Schmitt vs A Becker  ½-½531938German ChampionshipA25 English
11. Kieninger vs H Herrmann  ½-½461938German ChampionshipC09 French, Tarrasch, Open Variation, Main line
12. E Eliskases vs H Kranki  ½-½411938German ChampionshipE54 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Gligoric System
13. H Nowarra vs Rellstab  ½-½331938German ChampionshipE11 Bogo-Indian Defense
14. H Herrmann vs A Becker  ½-½431938German ChampionshipA09 Reti Opening
15. L Schmitt vs H Kranki  ½-½621938German ChampionshipA46 Queen's Pawn Game
16. L Engels vs W Weil  ½-½581938German ChampionshipC11 French
17. B Koch vs Kieninger  ½-½261938German ChampionshipC28 Vienna Game
18. K Richter vs A Kohler  ½-½481938German ChampionshipD41 Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch
19. A Kohler vs Kieninger  ½-½631938German ChampionshipC66 Ruy Lopez
20. H Herrmann vs H Kranki  ½-½371938German ChampionshipE11 Bogo-Indian Defense
21. M Eisinger vs E Eliskases  ½-½381938German ChampionshipB10 Caro-Kann
22. P Michel vs K Richter ½-½291938German ChampionshipB00 Uncommon King's Pawn Opening
23. W Weil vs Rellstab  ½-½521938German ChampionshipE16 Queen's Indian
24. K Richter vs E Reinhardt  ½-½571938German ChampionshipB85 Sicilian, Scheveningen, Classical
25. Kieninger vs P Michel  ½-½671938German ChampionshipC42 Petrov Defense
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