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Benjamin Borkum
  
Number of games in database: 6
Years covered: 1932 to 1938
Overall record: +2 -3 =1 (41.7%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.


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 page 1 of 1; 6 games  PGN Download 
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Natan Judelewicz vs B Borkum  1-0391932Wilno championshipD45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
2. Zawodow vs B Borkum  0-1371938Wilna city championshipA51 Budapest Gambit
3. B Borkum vs Ginzburg  1-0391938North Eastern Borderlands championshipD81 Grunfeld, Russian Variation
4. B Borkum vs Aron Zabludowski  0-1261938North Eastern Borderlands team champ.D17 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
5. I Branicki vs B Borkum  1-0241938Preliminary tournament, Poland ch.D52 Queen's Gambit Declined
6. I Aloni vs B Borkum  ½-½341938Preliminary tournament, Poland ch.D46 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
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May-21-18  hemy: Wilno (Poland, today Vilnius, Lithuania) city Chess Society, was founded in 1932. It was multinational, but led by Jewish activists, among whom a group of the best players: Beniamin Berkum, Abram Flaks, Natan Segal, Izydor Flaks and Natan Judelewicz.

Source: article of Waldemar Wołkanowski "Popular sport activities in Wilno between WW1 and WW2", Maria Curie-Skłodowska University, Historical Institute's publication "Koło Historii", Lublin, Poland, 2015, number 16, p. 98.

May-21-18  hemy: Borkum participated in the Preliminary tournament of Poland championship, November - December 1938.

The game Izaak Grynfeld (Lodz) - Beniamin Borkum (Wilna), from this tournament, was published in the newspaper "Nowy Dzienni", January 14, 1939, p. 10

https://jbc.bj.uj.edu.pl/dlibra/pub...?

[Event "Preliminary tournament, Poland ch. 1938"] [Site "Krakow"]
[Date "1938.11.??"]
[Round "?"]
[White "Grynfeld, Izak"]
[Black "Borkum, Beniamin"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "D52"]
[PlyCount "47"]
[EventDate "1938.??.??"]

1. d4 d5 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. Bg5 Nbd7 5. Nf3 c6 6. e3 Qa5 7. Bxf6 Nxf6 8. Nd2 Bb4 9. Qc2 e5 10. dxe5 Ne4 11. cxd5 Bf5 12. Bd3 Nxc3 13. bxc3 Bxc3 14. Bxf5 Bxa1 15. O-O Bxe5 16. dxc6 Qc3 17. cxb7 Rb8 18. Qa4+ Ke7 19. Qd7+ Kf8 20. Nf3 g6 21. Be6 fxe6 22. Ng5 Bxh2+ 23. Kxh2 Qf6 24. Rc1 1-0

May-22-18  hemy: The table of the Preliminary tournament of Poland championship 1938 was published in the newspaper "Nowiny szachowe", number 12, 1938, p. 4.

Borkum shared 9-11 place with 6.5/15.
1st was Izaak Schaechter (Lwow) with 12/15. The tournament was held in Krakow from 19th to 30th of November, the closing ceremony was on December 1st.

2 games of Borkum from this tournament were published in the chess magazine "Szachista", number 12, 1938, p. 183: The game against Grynfeld (who was 3rd with 10.5/11) and a winner, Izaak Schaechter.

[Event "Preliminary tournament, Poland ch. 1938"] [Site "Krakow"]
[Date "1938.11.??"]
[Round "?"]
[White "Schaechter, Izaak"]
[Black "Borkum, Benjamin"]
[Result "1/2-1/2"]
[ECO "D46"]
[PlyCount "68"]

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 d5 4. Nf3 Be7 5. e3 Nbd7 6. Bd3 c6 7. O-O O-O 8. b3 b6 9. Bb2 Bb7 10. Rc1 Rc8 11. Ne5 dxc4 12. bxc4 Nxe5 13. dxe5 Nd7 14. f4 c5 15. Qe2 Qc7 16. Rcd1 Rfd8 17. Qg4 a6 18. Ne2 g6 19. Ng3 b5 20. f5 Nxe5 21. fxg6 hxg6 22. Bxe5 Qxe5 23. Bxg6 fxg6 24. Qxg6+ Kh8 25. Rxd8+ Rxd8 26. Rf7 Qxe3+ 27. Kh1 Rd1+ 28. Nf1 Rxf1+ 29. Rxf1 Bc6 30. Qh5+ Kg8 31. Qf7+ Kh8 32. Qxe7 Bxg2+ 33. Kxg2 Qe2+ 34. Kg1 Qg4+ 1/2-1/2

May-22-18  hemy: In January 1938 Borkum won the Wilna city championship. ("Wiener Schach Zeitung", Nr. 6, February 12, 1938, p. 100).

In February 1938 he was a winner of the North Eastern Borderlands individual championship with 6/8. The tournament was held in Wilna, a "capital" city of the North Eastern Borderlands of Poland. Participated players from Wilna (Borkum, Kowalski i Skuratowicz), Bialystok (Zabłudowski, Nowodworski, Wisznia), Grodno (Ginzburg, Jaśkiewicz) and Lida (Lidski). 2nd was Lidski with the same score as Borkum - 6/8. 3rd place took Zabludowski from Bialystok (5.5/8).

An article about this tournament was published in the chess magazine "Szachista", Number 2, February 25, 1938, pp. 23-24. It included a game Borkum - Ginzburg from the tournament and also a game Zawodow – Borkum from Wilna city championship.

[Event "North Eastern Borderlands championship"] [Site "?"]
[Date "1938.02.??"]
[Round "?"]
[White "Borkum, Beniamin"]
[Black "Ginzburg"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "D81"]
[PlyCount "77"]

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 g6 3. Nc3 d5 4. Qb3 dxc4 5. Qxc4 c6 6. g3 Nbd7 7. Nf3 Nb6 8. Qd3 Bg7 9. Bg2 Nfd5 10. O-O O-O 11. b3 Nxc3 12. Qxc3 Bf5 13. Bb2 Rc8 14. Nh4 Bg4 15. Qc2 Rc7 16. Rad1 Nd5 17. h3 Be6 18. e4 Nf6 19. f4 Nh5 20. g4 Nxf4 21. Rxf4 g5 22. Nf5 gxf4 23. Nxg7 Bxg4 24. hxg4 Kxg7 25. Qc5 f6 26. Rd3 e5 27. g5 b6 28. gxf6+ Qxf6 29. dxe5 Qe6 30. Qd6 Re7 31. Bh3 Qg6+ 32. Kh2 Qg5 33. e6+ Kh6 34. Bf5 Rxf5 35. exf5 Qxf5 36. Qxe7 Qxd3 37. Qh4+ Kg6 38. Qg4+ Kh6 39. Bg7# 1-0

[Event "Wilna city championship 1938"]
[Site "Wilna"]
[Date "1938.01.??"]
[Round "?"]
[White "Zawodow"]
[Black "Borkum, Beniamin"]
[Result "0-1"]
[ECO "A51"]
[PlyCount "74"]

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e5 3. d5 Bc5 4. e3 d6 5. Nc3 O-O 6. Bd3 Ne8 7. e4 f5 8. Nf3 f4 9. h3 Nf6 10. Na4 Bb4+ 11. Bd2 Bxd2+ 12. Qxd2 Bd7 13. Nc3 Na6 14. a3 Nc5 15. Bc2 a5 16. O-O Qe8 17. b4 axb4 18. axb4 Rxa1 19. Rxa1 Na6 20. Ne2 Qh5 21. Ra3 g5 22. Kf1 g4 23. hxg4 Qh1+ 24. Nfg1 Nxg4 25. f3 Ne3+ 26. Rxe3 fxe3 27. Qxe3 Nxb4 28. Qg5+ Kh8 29. Ng3 Rxf3+ 30. gxf3 Bh3+ 31. Kf2 Qg2+ 32. Ke1 Qxg1+ 33. Kd2 Qg2+ 34. Kc3 Qxc2+ 35. Kxb4 Qb2+ 36. Ka4 Bd7+ 37. Ka5 Qb6# 0-1

Mar-30-19  hemy: 1932 Wilno, Poland (today Vilnius, Lithuania) championship was held from October 22, 1932 to January 7, 1933.

1st was Shlomo Tirsztejn.
Benjamin Borkum shared 6-7 place.

Full results:
1. Shlomo Tirsztejn 13/16
2. E. Zakon 12.5/16
3-4. J. Kowalski, I. Gersten 10.5/16
5. Kazimierz Plater 10/16
6-7. Benjamin Borkum, R. Galin 9/16
8-9. Izydor Flax, P. Rukawisznikow 8.5/16
10. Kimels 8/16
11-12. Natan Judelewicz, Zeff 7.5/16
13. Stankiewicz 5.5/16
14. Karasinski 5/16
15-16. Kurmin, Zawodow 4.5/16
17. Brozynski 2/16

[Event "Wilno 1932 championship"]
[Site "Wilno, Poland"]
[Date "1932.11.??"]
[Round "?"]
[White "Judelewicz, Natan"]
[Black "Borkum, Benjamin"]
[Result "1-0"]
[ECO "D45"]
[PlyCount "77"]
[Source "'Wieczorny Kurjer Grodzieński', November 14, 1932, p. 3"]

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 d5 4. e3 c6 5. Nc3 Nbd7 6. Ne5 Qc7 7. f4 Be7 8. Bd3 O-O 9. O-O Re8 10. g4 Nf8 11. g5 N6d7 12. Qh5 g6 13. Qh6 Nxe5 14. dxe5 dxc4 15. Bxc4 b5 16. Ne4 Nd7 17. Rd1 Kh8 18. Nd6 Bxd6 19. exd6 Qb6 20. Bb3 Bb7 21. Bc2 c5 22. b3 Qc6 23. Bb2+ e5 24. e4 c4 25. Rac1 c3 26. Ba1 exf4 27. b4 a5 28. a3 axb4 29. axb4 Ra2 30. Qh3 Qb6+ 31. Kf1 Qc6 32. Bxc3+ Kg8 33. Bb3 Qxe4 34. Bxf7+ Kxf7 35. Qxh7+ Ke6 36. Re1 Kd5 37. Rxe4 Rxe4 38. Qxd7 Bc6 39. Rd1+ 1-0

http://www.wbc.poznan.pl/dlibra/app...

Sources:
'Wieczorny Kurjer Grodzieński', October 31, 1932, p. 3
'Wieczorny Kurjer Grodzieński', November 14, 1932, p. 3
'Wieczorny Kurjer Grodzieński', January 9 14, 1933, p. 3

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