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Tallinn 1938 1st Riga vs Tallinn Chess clubs
Compiled by jessicafischerqueen
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Tallinn 1938 (7-8 March) Game Collection: Tallinn 1938 1st Riga vs Tallinn Chess clubs Estonia vs. Latvia Match. This match was held in the Tallinn Stock Exchange. <Petrovs scored +1-0=1 vs. P. Keres on first board>. Latvia won 8.5-6.5 Di Felice, "Chess Results 1936-1940" p.217; "Valdības Vēstnesis", March 8, 1938, p.2; "Rīts", March 8, 1938, p.3; "Brīvā Zeme", March 8, 1938, p.9; "Kurzemes Vārds", March 9, 1938, p.1; "Rīts", March 9, 1938, p.6; "Šaha Māksla", March 10, 1938, p.4; "Segodnia", March 11, 1938, p.8"; "Latvijas Kareivis", March 10, 1938, p.6; "Brīvā Zeme", March 11, 1938, p.12.

These are both games Petrov played vs Keres on first board in this event, which Latvia went on to win. This is the only time in his career that <Petrovs> beat <Keres>, and the story about that is quite interesting. The details of this story

The Latvian - Estonian chess match was held in the Tallinn Stock Exchange premises on March 7-8, 1938. Latvia team defeated Estonia 8.5:6.5.

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Long Article by Alexander Koblents Including name-keyed picture http://www.periodika.lv/periodika2-...

Short Article http://www.periodika.lv/periodika2-...

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Latvian Team

Vladimir Petrov

Fricis Apsenieks

Movsa Feigin

Teodors Bergs

Wolfgang R Hasenfuss

Alexander Koblents

Karlis Ozols

Tenis Melngailis

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Estonian Team

Paul Keres

Paul Felix Schmidt

Ilmar Raud

Johannes Turn

Gunnar Friedemann

Leho Laurine

E Laht

Leopold Sepp

Feliks Villard

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Results Table

http://www.periodika.lv/periodika2-...

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1st round (March 7, 1938) results:

Petrov - Keres 0.5-0.5

Apsenieks - Schmidt 0-1

Feigin - Raud 0.5-0.5

Bergs - Turn 0.5-0.5 T Bergs vs J Turn, 1938

Hazenfuss - Friedemann 1-0

Koblents - Laurine 1-0

Ozols - Laht 1-0

Melngailis - Sepp 0.5-0.5

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Latvia - Estonia 5:3

2nd round (March 8, 1938) results:

Petrov - Keres * 1-0 after adjudication

Apšenieks - Šmit 0.5-0.5

Feigin - Raud 0.5-0.5

Berg - Turn 1-0

Hazenfuss - Friedeman 0.5-0.5

Koblenc - Laurin 0.5-0.5

Ozols - Villards 0-1

Melngailis - Sep 0.5-0.5

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Event "Match Estonia-Latvia "
Site "Tallinn EST"
Date "1938.03.07"
EventDate "1938.03.07"
Round "1"
White "Laht, E"
Black "Ozols, Karlis Alexander"
Result "0-1"
Source "Krusta Mikla. Sahs. Bridzs. 1938"

Partial game score. White to move from this position- 38.?


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38.b5 f3+ 39.Kxf3 axb5 40.Kg2 b4 41.Red1 bxc3 42.Bb5 Rc5 43.Bxd7 Rxd7 44.Rd4 Rdc7 0-1

Final position:


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Proof of Tenis Melngailis Jaunakis Zinas Nr.53 (05.03.1938) http://www.periodika.lv/periodika2-...

Voldemar Mezgailis and Lucius Endzelins were on the team but did not play. Were they reserves who came to the event, or were they not able to come to the event? Ask <hemy>.

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Latvia - Estonia 3.5-3.5 (1)

2 days result: Latvia - Estonia 8.5:6.5 (1).

The game Petrov - Keres was adjourned 2nd time. Since Latvia team had to return to Riga, the game was sent to arbiter Max Euwe and was recognized as Petrov's win.

The final result of the Latvia -Estonia match - 9.5:6.5.

"Valdības Vēstnesis", March 8, 1938, p. 2; "Rīts", March 8, 1938, p. 3; "Brīvā Zeme", March 8, 1938, p. 9; "Kurzemes Vārds", March 9, 1938, p. 1; "Rīts", March 9, 1938, p. 6; "Šaha Māksla", March 10, 1938, p. 4; "Segodnia", March 11, 1938, p. 8"; "Latvijas Kareivis", March 10, 1938, p. 6; "Brīvā Zeme", March 11, 1938, p. 12.

http://www.periodika.lv/periodika2-...

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2 photos from the match Latvia-Estonia 1938 on page 10 of "Jaunākās Ziņas", March 10, 1938: Petrov-Keres - https://www.dropbox.com/s/1yd6d2a18...

Apšenieks (on left) - Šmit.
https://www.dropbox.com/s/rcbqfuxd3....

http://periodika.lv/periodika2-view...

Low quality picture from "Rīts", March 9, 1938, p. 6: Keres-Petrov - https://www.dropbox.com/s/lff6jnxcl...

http://periodika.lv/periodika2-view...

More match details from the Estonian newspaper "Päewaleht", March 7, 1938, p. 5:

Last night, Latvians chess players arrived to Tallin. They were welcomed by N. Talts, the chairman of the Estonian chess union, and a number of chess players at the Baltic station. There were 14 arriving Latvians in total: Grand Master Petrov, masters Apšenieks, Feigin and Berg and 1 class chess players Ozols, Dr. Hasenfuss, Endzelins, Melngailis, Mežgailis and Koblenc, represented by A. Kalninš and E. Giese and chess reporter Solmann."

Spelling of some Estonian chess players as per Estonian newspapers: Friedemann, Laurine, Sepp.

The picture of Latvian team reception on the Baltic station of Tallin:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/azjgzn51w...

Front row from the right: Chairman of the Estonian Chess Union N. Talts, V. Petrov, Latvian team manager A. Kalnins and Koblenc.

https://dea.digar.ee/cgi-bin/dea?a=...

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Games

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Round 1 Board 1
Keres vs Petrov, 1938 
(D19) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch, 55 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 1 Board 2
F Apsenieks vs P F Schmidt, 1938
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 57 moves, 0-1

Round 1 Board 3
I Raud vs M Feigin, 1938
(D61) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack, 23 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 1 Board 4
T Bergs vs J Turn, 1938
(D41) Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 30 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 1 Board 5
G Friedemann vs W Hasenfuss, 1938
(C27) Vienna Game, 29 moves, 0-1

Round 1 Board 6
Koblents vs L Laurine, 1938
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 38 moves, 1-0

Round 2 Board 1
Petrov vs Keres, 1938 
(A99) Dutch, Ilyin-Genevsky Variation with b3, 73 moves, 1-0

Round 2 Board 2
P F Schmidt vs F Apsenieks, 1938
(A21) English, 40 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 2 Board 3
M Feigin vs I Raud, 1938 
(D19) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch, 25 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 2 Board 5
W Hasenfuss vs G Friedemann, 1938
(C84) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 49 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 2 Board 6
L Laurine vs Koblents, 1938
(E53) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, 30 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 2 Board 8
L Sepp vs T Melngailis, 1938
(A04) Reti Opening, 27 moves, 1/2-1/2

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