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Erwin Nievergelt
Number of games in database: 70
Years covered: 1953 to 2002
Overall record: +19 -40 =11 (35.0%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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(born Apr-29-1929, died Aug-04-2018, 89 years old) Switzerland

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 page 1 of 3; games 1-25 of 70  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Gruenfeld vs E Nievergelt  1-0481953Mitropa CupE14 Queen's Indian
2. G Barcza vs E Nievergelt  1-0331954BelgradeA15 English
3. L Schmid vs E Nievergelt  0-1551954ZuerichC64 Ruy Lopez, Classical
4. Euwe vs E Nievergelt  ½-½531954ZuerichE34 Nimzo-Indian, Classical, Noa Variation
5. E Nievergelt vs Golombek  0-1381954Amsterdam Olympiad qual-4E38 Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 4...c5
6. E Nievergelt vs A Neu  1-0471954Amsterdam Olympiad qual-4E34 Nimzo-Indian, Classical, Noa Variation
7. E Nievergelt vs L Schmid  0-1321954Amsterdam Olympiad qual-4A54 Old Indian, Ukrainian Variation, 4.Nf3
8. A Franck vs E Nievergelt  0-1241954Amsterdam Olympiad qual-4C44 King's Pawn Game
9. E Weichselbaumer vs E Nievergelt  0-1271954Amsterdam Olympiad Final-BE37 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
10. Larsen vs E Nievergelt 1-0371954Amsterdam Olympiad Final-BA97 Dutch, Ilyin-Genevsky
11. A Prameshuber vs E Nievergelt  0-1401954Amsterdam Olympiad Final-BE15 Queen's Indian
12. E Nievergelt vs I Anagnostou 0-1291954Amsterdam Olympiad Final-BD35 Queen's Gambit Declined
13. P Lindblom vs E Nievergelt  0-1311954Amsterdam Olympiad Final-BE18 Queen's Indian, Old Main line, 7.Nc3
14. P Vaitonis vs E Nievergelt 0-1431954Amsterdam Olympiad Final-BA04 Reti Opening
15. E Nievergelt vs B De Greiff  1-0501954Amsterdam Olympiad Final-BE38 Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 4...c5
16. E Nievergelt vs V Bergraser  1-0271954Amsterdam Olympiad Final-BD35 Queen's Gambit Declined
17. E Nievergelt vs Bronstein 0-1521954BelgradeE39 Nimzo-Indian, Classical, Pirc Variation
18. E Nievergelt vs Pilnik  0-1431954BelgradeA53 Old Indian
19. Petrosian vs E Nievergelt 1-0231954BelgradeA47 Queen's Indian
20. Ivkov vs E Nievergelt  1-0231954BelgradeB05 Alekhine's Defense, Modern
21. E Nievergelt vs M Czerniak  0-1451954BelgradeB07 Pirc
22. E Nievergelt vs Gligoric  ½-½401954BelgradeE61 King's Indian
23. E Nievergelt vs H Johner 1-0291955Switzerland chB88 Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin Attack
24. E Herter vs E Nievergelt  1-0201957StuttgartC02 French, Advance
25. E Nievergelt vs E Paoli  0-1571957Clare Benedict Cup 4thB88 Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin Attack
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Mar-13-08  Sem: A brave player, Nievergelt, see also his famous loss to Tal.
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  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 Z├╝rich. 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:

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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