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Edwin Bhend
E Bhend 
Number of games in database: 364
Years covered: 1947 to 2017
Last FIDE rating: 2104
Highest rating achieved in database: 2276
Overall record: +98 -128 =138 (45.9%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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   🏆 World Senior Teams Championship (65+)
   E Bhend vs Joachim Hollstein (Apr-29-17) 1/2-1/2
   A Scrimgour vs E Bhend (Apr-28-17) 1/2-1/2
   E Bhend vs Vasiukov (Apr-27-17) 1/2-1/2
   R Danielsson vs E Bhend (Apr-26-17) 1/2-1/2
   E Bhend vs J W Morf (2013) 1-0

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(born Sep-09-1931, 92 years old) Switzerland

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Edwin Bhend was awarded the IM title in 1960 and was Swiss champion in 1966.

Swiss chess player and author. He represented Switzerland in 10 Chess Olympiads from 1952 to 1982.At Zürich in 1959, he finished in a tie for 10th place behind future world champions Mikhail Tal and Bobby Fischer, but defeated Tal in the opening round after defending accurately in a complicated position. He is still an active player.

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Last updated: 2022-07-21 02:10:26

 page 1 of 15; games 1-25 of 364  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. E Bhend vs Grob 0-1241947corrC82 Ruy Lopez, Open
2. Ivkov vs E Bhend  1-0341951World Junior ChampionshipC13 French
3. E Bhend vs L Joyner  1-0431951World Junior ChampionshipC15 French, Winawer
4. J A Jackson vs E Bhend  ½-½401951World Junior ChampionshipB56 Sicilian
5. E Bhend vs S Burstein  0-1321951World Junior ChampionshipB72 Sicilian, Dragon
6. W Rosen vs E Bhend 1-0121951World Junior ChampionshipC11 French
7. E Bhend vs B Coosemans  1-0341951World Junior ChampionshipB01 Scandinavian
8. E Bhend vs J Walsh  1-0221951World Junior ChampionshipC26 Vienna
9. G Berriman vs E Bhend  0-1171951World Junior ChampionshipA99 Dutch, Ilyin-Genevsky Variation with b3
10. E Bhend vs E Selzer  ½-½181951World Junior ChampionshipB25 Sicilian, Closed
11. M Barker vs E Bhend  ½-½401951World Junior ChampionshipC02 French, Advance
12. E Bhend vs R C Cruz  ½-½231951World Junior ChampionshipA07 King's Indian Attack
13. Kotov vs E Bhend  ½-½341952Helsinki Olympiad qual-3A84 Dutch
14. E Bhend vs I Aloni  0-1471952Helsinki Olympiad qual-3C02 French, Advance
15. E Bhend vs A Bisguier  0-1381952Helsinki Olympiad qual-3C49 Four Knights
16. I Branicki vs E Bhend  ½-½451952Helsinki Olympiad qual-3C05 French, Tarrasch
17. E Bhend vs H Kramer 1-0551952Helsinki Olympiad qual-3B58 Sicilian
18. T Salo vs E Bhend  1-0411952Helsinki Olympiad qual-3A96 Dutch, Classical Variation
19. A Zografakis vs E Bhend  ½-½411952Helsinki Olympiad Final-CA97 Dutch, Ilyin-Genevsky
20. E Bhend vs E Madsen  0-1281952Helsinki Olympiad Final-CC26 Vienna
21. F Jost vs E Bhend  0-1561952Helsinki Olympiad Final-CA96 Dutch, Classical Variation
22. E Bhend vs F Vasconcellos  0-1581952Helsinki Olympiad Final-CC99 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin,
23. R Barbier vs E Bhend 0-1521952Helsinki Olympiad Final-CA84 Dutch
24. E Bhend vs S Gislason  ½-½491952Helsinki Olympiad Final-CB00 Uncommon King's Pawn Opening
25. Szabados vs E Bhend  0-1401953VeniceA80 Dutch
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  Benzol: Edwin Bhend
Born 9th September 1931
Swiss champion in 1966 he was awarded the IM title in 1960.
Sep-09-06  BIDMONFA: Edwin Bhend

BHEND, Edwin

Sep-09-07  xKinGKooLx: Pun potential.

1. Around the Bhend.
2. Bhend it like Beckham.

Sep-09-07  D4n: Edwin Bhend, did pretty well. It only took him six years to become the Swiss Champion, thats pretty good.
Premium Chessgames Member
  OhioChessFan: There's a place up ahead and
I'm going just as fast as my feet can fly
Come away, come away if you're going,
Leave the sinking ship behind.

Come on the rising wind,
We're going up around the bend.

Bring a song and a smile for the banjo,
Better get while the gettings good,
Hitch a ride to the end of the highway
Where the neons turn to wood.


You can ponder perpetual motion,
Fix your mind on a crystal day,
Always time for a good conversation,
There's an ear for what you say.



Catch a ride to the end of the highway
And we'll meet by the big red tree,
There's a place up ahead and I'm going,
Come along, come along with me.


Do do doo do...

Feb-12-09  Udit Narayan: Supposedly Nakamura alludes to this guy when he decides to humiliate his opponents after beating them...
Feb-12-09  Pyke: <Udit Narayan: Supposedly Nakamura alludes to this guy when he decides to humiliate his opponents after beating them... >

Humiliating opponents after beating them only shows off a lack of character.

Feb-12-09  acirce: Is he still doing that, btw? I've been under the impression that he has matured a bit.
Feb-13-09  AnalyzeThis: Well, this guy beat Tal once, so he couldn't have been that bad.
Jul-26-09  WhiteRook48: yes he Bhent him
Sep-09-10  kramputz: <Sep-09-07
OhioChessFan: There's a place up ahead and >
You are sick. Did you notice this forum is about chess? Take your medication.
Jan-01-13  Prugno: Edwin Bhend is still doing remarkably well, I see.

For someone who drew against Kotov in 1952 and beat Tal a few years later, to make a draw (in a superior ending!) against the rising star Melkumyan, rated over 2650, is not a bad achievement at all, considering he did it on the first day of 2013, at the Basel Open.

Dec-02-13  Poisonpawns: [Event "?"]
[Site "?"]
[Date "1985.??.??"]
[Round "?"]
[White "Summermatter, D."]
[Black "Bhend, E."]
[Result "1-0"]
[Annotator "Damenfang(2) 030"]
[SetUp "1"]
[FEN "

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"] [PlyCount "3"]
[EventDate "1985.??.??"]
[EventType "team"]

1. Rd6 Qxd6 sonst verliert Schwarz die Dame und damit auch die ♙artie. 2. Qxf5# 1-0

Sep-23-16  diagonal: No birthday wishes?

Edwin Bhend was celebrating his 85th birthday a few days ago. Best wishes, good health and many more games to come!

Bhend won the inaugural edition of the <Biel Chess Festival in 1968>, played as an open tournament, on better tie-break above young Jan Timman (who took Biel in 1969, but never won at the parallel invitational series, established later).

He is still regularly active for the team of Switzerland in competitive Senior chess, most recently in Radebeul near Dresden at the 2016 Senior World Team Chess Championship 65+ (of course, he was one of the oldest players):

Brillancy vs. Lothar Schmid:
L Schmid vs E Bhend, 1953

Famous game, beating great Tal in the first round of the world-class tournament at Zurich(150 anniversary of SG Zürich) in 1959, Tal won the event: Tal vs E Bhend, 1959

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