Number of games in database: 96
Years covered: 1953 to 2002
Overall record: +28 -49 =19 (39.1%)*
* Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.
Most played openings
|A04|| ||Reti Opening (4 games)||B63|| ||Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack (4 games)||E61|| ||King's Indian (4 games)||B88|| ||Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin Attack (3 games)||A00|| ||Uncommon Opening (3 games)||B90|| ||Sicilian, Najdorf (3 games)||D35|| ||Queen's Gambit Declined (3 games)||B05|| ||Alekhine's Defense, Modern (2 games)||C64|| ||Ruy Lopez, Classical (2 games)||C41|| ||Philidor Defense (2 games)|
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Last updated: 2018-11-07 09:06:54
(born Apr-29-1929, died Aug-04-2018, 89 years old) Switzerland
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| page 1 of 4; games 1-25 of 96
|1. Gruenfeld vs E Nievergelt
|| ||1-0||48||1953||Mitropa Cup||E14 Queen's Indian|
|2. Barcza vs E Nievergelt
|| ||1-0||33||1954||Belgrade||A15 English|
|3. E Canal vs E Nievergelt
|| ||1-0||30||1954||Zuerich||C48 Four Knights|
|4. Grob vs E Nievergelt
|| ||0-1||39||1954||Zuerich||C46 Three Knights|
|5. E Nievergelt vs O Zimmermann
|| ||1-0||36||1954||Zuerich||E61 King's Indian|
|6. L Schmid vs E Nievergelt
|| ||0-1||55||1954||Zuerich||C64 Ruy Lopez, Classical|
|7. E Nievergelt vs E Walther
|| ||1-0||40||1954||Zuerich||E61 King's Indian|
|8. J Kupper vs E Nievergelt
|| ||1-0||37||1954||Zuerich||B05 Alekhine's Defense, Modern|
|9. E Nievergelt vs Szabados
|| ||1-0||36||1954||Zuerich||E37 Nimzo-Indian, Classical|
|10. Euwe vs E Nievergelt
|| ||½-½||53||1954||Zuerich||E34 Nimzo-Indian, Classical, Noa Variation|
|11. E Nievergelt vs E Bhend
|| ||½-½||23||1954||Zuerich||C80 Ruy Lopez, Open|
|12. P Trifunovic vs E Nievergelt
|| ||0-1||45||1954||Zuerich||A17 English|
|13. E Nievergelt vs A Beni
|| ||1-0||53||1954||Zuerich||D35 Queen's Gambit Declined|
|14. E Nievergelt vs Golombek
|| ||0-1||38||1954||Amsterdam Olympiad qual-4||E38 Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 4...c5|
|15. E Nievergelt vs A Neu
|| ||1-0||47||1954||Amsterdam Olympiad qual-4||E34 Nimzo-Indian, Classical, Noa Variation|
|16. E Nievergelt vs L Schmid
|| ||0-1||32||1954||Amsterdam Olympiad qual-4||A54 Old Indian, Ukrainian Variation, 4.Nf3|
|17. A Franck vs E Nievergelt
|| ||0-1||24||1954||Amsterdam Olympiad qual-4||C44 King's Pawn Game|
|18. E Weichselbaumer vs E Nievergelt
||0-1||27||1954||Amsterdam Olympiad Final-B||E37 Nimzo-Indian, Classical|
|19. Larsen vs E Nievergelt
||1-0||37||1954||Amsterdam Olympiad Final-B||A97 Dutch, Ilyin-Genevsky|
|20. A Prameshuber vs E Nievergelt
|| ||0-1||40||1954||Amsterdam Olympiad Final-B||E15 Queen's Indian|
|21. E Nievergelt vs I Anagnostou
||0-1||29||1954||Amsterdam Olympiad Final-B||D35 Queen's Gambit Declined|
|22. P Lindblom vs E Nievergelt
|| ||0-1||31||1954||Amsterdam Olympiad Final-B||E18 Queen's Indian, Old Main line, 7.Nc3|
|23. P Vaitonis vs E Nievergelt
||0-1||43||1954||Amsterdam Olympiad Final-B||A04 Reti Opening|
|24. E Nievergelt vs B De Greiff
|| ||1-0||50||1954||Amsterdam Olympiad Final-B||E38 Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 4...c5|
|25. E Nievergelt vs V Bergraser
|| ||1-0||27||1954||Amsterdam Olympiad Final-B||D35 Queen's Gambit Declined|
| page 1 of 4; games 1-25 of 96
|Mar-13-08|| ||Sem: A brave player, Nievergelt, see also his famous loss to Tal.|
|Apr-08-13|| ||Stonehenge: According to NicBase born on the 9th of April. Born on the 29th of April according to http://www.editorial-club-universit....|
|Aug-17-18|| ||diagonal: Erwin Nievergelt died in Spain at age of 89. R.I.P.|
<His most memorable tournament was certainly the Clare Benedict Cup in 1954 in Zürich. It was the first and only *individual* tournament in the history of the event series.
The line-up was strong, with two GMs and four IMs, very impressive those years. In total, there were 12 players from 7 different countries, as Switzerland, the home nation featured six players.
The Netherlands were represented by ex-World Champion Euwe, Yugoslavia - the only communist nation ever taking part in Clare Benedict tourney - sent GM Trifunovic, Italy and Spain fielded two mature, experienced IMs (among them legendary Canal) while West Germany were represented by then 26-year young Lothar Schmid.
Lothar Schmid triumphed half a point ahead of Erwin Nievergelt who took surprise sole second position. Max Euwe was third half a point behind Nievergelt. Esteban Canal finished in shared 5th position. Petar Trifunovic gave a rather disappointing display at mere 50%.
Nievergelt had beaten the eventual winner, Schmid, and had drawn Euwe.
Schmid's success here resulted in an otb GM title awarded by FIDE to him for this victory later in the year 1959.>
Source with standings, progress table and all games: http://www.olimpbase.org/1954q/1954...
|Aug-17-18|| ||diagonal: <A brave player, Nievergelt, see also his famous loss to Tal>|
An admirable game from both players, and an eternal cg. pun:
Tal vs E Nievergelt, 1959
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