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Zandvoort 1936
Compiled by suenteus po 147
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In the summer of 1936, between the events at Moscow and Nottingham, an international tournament was organized in Zandvoort, The Netherlands from July 18th to August 1st. 12 chess masters from various countries, including the world champion, gathered to compete in the round robin format. The tournament was a strong event in a year of strong international competitions due to the fact that, in addition to Max Euwe's presence, two former challengers for the world championship were also participating, Efim Bogoljubov and 66 year old Geza Maroczy. The star of Zandvoort, though, turned out to be the 21 year old American Reuben Fine who, through his "somersault" style (as Dr. Tartakower put it), won the tournament undefeated. This win would be the first of many international successes for Fine that includes Margate 1937 and culminated in his shared first at AVRO 1938 with Paul Keres.

The final standings and crosstable:

1st Fine 8/11 * 1 1 1 1 1 1

2nd Euwe 7/11 * 1 0 1 1 1 1

=3rd Tartakower 6/11 0 * 1 1 1

=3rd Landau 6/11 0 0 * 0 1 1 1 1 1

=5th Maroczy 6/11 0 0 1 * 1 1

=5th Bogoljubov 6/11 1 0 * 1 0 0 1 1

=7th Spielmann 5/11 0 * 1

=7th Gruenfeld 5/11 0 1 *

=7th Keres 5/11 0 0 0 0 1 * 1 1 1

10th Van Doesburgh 4/11 0 0 0 * 0 1

11th Becker 3/11 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 *

12th Prins 1/11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 *

Round One
Bogoljubov vs Prins, 1936
(D92) Grunfeld, 5.Bf4, 42 moves, 1-0

Euwe vs Tartakower, 1936
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 58 moves, 1/2-1/2

Fine vs Maroczy, 1936 
(D63) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, 40 moves, 1-0

Gruenfeld vs Spielmann, 1936
(E17) Queen's Indian, 30 moves, 1/2-1/2

Keres vs A Becker, 1936
(E64) King's Indian, Fianchetto, Yugoslav System, 40 moves, 1-0

S Landau vs G van Doesburgh, 1936
(D26) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 36 moves, 1-0

Round Two
A Becker vs Prins, 1936
(D51) Queen's Gambit Declined, 38 moves, 1/2-1/2

Keres vs Euwe, 1936 
(C02) French, Advance, 31 moves, 0-1

Maroczy vs S Landau, 1936
(B02) Alekhine's Defense, 39 moves, 1-0

Spielmann vs Fine, 1936 
(D38) Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin Variation, 34 moves, 1/2-1/2

Tartakower vs Gruenfeld, 1936 
(D03) Torre Attack (Tartakower Variation), 31 moves, 1/2-1/2

G van Doesburgh vs Bogoljubov, 1936
(A50) Queen's Pawn Game, 59 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Three
Bogoljubov vs Maroczy, 1936
(D63) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, 24 moves, 1/2-1/2

Euwe vs A Becker, 1936
(D60) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, 37 moves, 1/2-1/2

Fine vs Tartakower, 1936 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 37 moves, 1-0

Gruenfeld vs Keres, 1936
(E15) Queen's Indian, 24 moves, 1/2-1/2

S Landau vs Spielmann, 1936
(D52) Queen's Gambit Declined, 28 moves, 1/2-1/2

Prins vs G van Doesburgh, 1936
(D51) Queen's Gambit Declined, 52 moves, 0-1

Round Four
A Becker vs G van Doesburgh, 1936
(C13) French, 42 moves, 1-0

Euwe vs Gruenfeld, 1936
(D28) Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical, 28 moves, 1-0

Keres vs Fine, 1936 
(A09) Reti Opening, 63 moves, 0-1

Maroczy vs Prins, 1936
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 58 moves, 1/2-1/2

Spielmann vs Bogoljubov, 1936
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 40 moves, 0-1

Tartakower vs S Landau, 1936 
(C02) French, Advance, 36 moves, 1-0

Round Five
Bogoljubov vs Tartakower, 1936
(D59) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower, 55 moves, 1/2-1/2

Fine vs Euwe, 1936 
(D10) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 46 moves, 1/2-1/2

Gruenfeld vs A Becker, 1936
(D62) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack, 30 moves, 1/2-1/2

S Landau vs Keres, 1936 
(E00) Queen's Pawn Game, 52 moves, 0-1

Prins vs Spielmann, 1936 
(D04) Queen's Pawn Game, 67 moves, 0-1

G van Doesburgh vs Maroczy, 1936 
(D64) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack, 62 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Six
A Becker vs Maroczy, 1936
(D67) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, Bd3 line, 36 moves, 0-1

Euwe vs S Landau, 1936
(D58) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower (Makagonov-Bondarevsky) Syst, 40 moves, 1/2-1/2

Gruenfeld vs Fine, 1936
(E37) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 30 moves, 1/2-1/2

Keres vs Bogoljubov, 1936 
(A14) English, 39 moves, 1-0

Spielmann vs G van Doesburgh, 1936
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 30 moves, 1/2-1/2

Tartakower vs Prins, 1936 
(A02) Bird's Opening, 20 moves, 1-0

Round Seven
Bogoljubov vs Euwe, 1936 
(A22) English, 59 moves, 1-0

Fine vs A Becker, 1936 
(E33) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 42 moves, 1-0

S Landau vs Gruenfeld, 1936
(D28) Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical, 55 moves, 1/2-1/2

Maroczy vs Spielmann, 1936
(C49) Four Knights, 21 moves, 1/2-1/2

Prins vs Keres, 1936
(D05) Queen's Pawn Game, 40 moves, 0-1

G van Doesburgh vs Tartakower, 1936
(E33) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 33 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Eight
A Becker vs Spielmann, 1936
(C11) French, 73 moves, 1/2-1/2

Euwe vs Prins, 1936 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 25 moves, 1-0

Fine vs S Landau, 1936 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 29 moves, 1-0

Gruenfeld vs Bogoljubov, 1936
(A99) Dutch, Ilyin-Genevsky Variation with b3, 60 moves, 1-0

Keres vs G van Doesburgh, 1936
(A14) English, 27 moves, 1-0

Tartakower vs Maroczy, 1936
(A02) Bird's Opening, 31 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round Nine
Bogoljubov vs Fine, 1936 
(D27) Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical, 55 moves, 1/2-1/2

S Landau vs A Becker, 1936
(D11) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 42 moves, 1-0

Maroczy vs Keres, 1936 
(B18) Caro-Kann, Classical, 51 moves, 1-0

Prins vs Gruenfeld, 1936
(D04) Queen's Pawn Game, 75 moves, 1/2-1/2

Spielmann vs Tartakower, 1936
(A81) Dutch, 33 moves, 1/2-1/2

G van Doesburgh vs Euwe, 1936
(B83) Sicilian, 58 moves, 0-1

Round Ten
A Becker vs Tartakower, 1936
(B05) Alekhine's Defense, Modern, 38 moves, 0-1

Euwe vs Maroczy, 1936 
(D63) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, 35 moves, 1-0

Fine vs Prins, 1936 
(D95) Grunfeld, 37 moves, 1-0

Gruenfeld vs G van Doesburgh, 1936
(D63) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, 27 moves, 1/2-1/2

Keres vs Spielmann, 1936
(D13) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Exchange Variation, 25 moves, 1/2-1/2

S Landau vs Bogoljubov, 1936
(D52) Queen's Gambit Declined, 31 moves, 1-0

Round Eleven
Bogoljubov vs A Becker, 1936
(D63) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, 31 moves, 1-0

Maroczy vs Gruenfeld, 1936
(C49) Four Knights, 24 moves, 1/2-1/2

Prins vs S Landau, 1936
(D04) Queen's Pawn Game, 36 moves, 0-1

Spielmann vs Euwe, 1936 
(C01) French, Exchange, 30 moves, 1/2-1/2

Tartakower vs Keres, 1936 
(C46) Three Knights, 58 moves, 1/2-1/2

G van Doesburgh vs Fine, 1936
(C01) French, Exchange, 30 moves, 1/2-1/2

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