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Kemeri Tournament

Salomon Flohr12/15(+9 -0 =6)[games]
Gideon Stahlberg11/15(+8 -1 =6)[games]
Laszlo Szabo11/15(+11 -4 =0)[games]
Vladas Mikenas10.5/15(+10 -4 =1)[games]
Eero Einar Book10/15(+7 -2 =6)[games]
Movsa Feigin9/15(+4 -1 =10)[games]
Efim Bogoljubov8.5/15(+6 -4 =5)[games]
Vladimir Petrov8/15(+6 -5 =4)[games]
Leonids Dreibergs6.5/15(+3 -5 =7)[games]
Wolfgang Hasenfuss6/15(+3 -6 =6)[games]
Tenis Melngailis5.5/15(+5 -9 =1)[games]
Fricis Apsenieks5.5/15(+3 -7 =5)[games]
Zigfrids Solmanis5/15(+2 -7 =6)[games]
Alexander Koblents5/15(+1 -6 =8)[games]
Georgs Bezruchko4/15(+2 -9 =4)[games]
Karlis Ozols2.5/15(+0 -10 =5)[games]
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Chessgames.com Chess Event Description
Kemeri (1939)

Played in Kemeri (rounds 1-6) and Riga (rounds 7-15), Latvia, 4-20 March 1939. Rest days: 10 and 19 March. Time control: 40 moves in 2½ hours and 16 moves per hour thereafter. Salomon Flohr won with 12/15.

The tournament also included the final of the 4th Latvian championship. The finalists were Petrov, Dreibergs, Melngailis, Hasenfuss, Apsenieks, Bezruchko and Ozols (but not Feigin, Solmanis and Koblents). Vladimir Petrov compiled the best result in the internal competition among the seven Latvian finalists, and so was declared Latvian champion.

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 ———————————————————————————————————————————————————— 1 Flohr • ½ 1 1 ½ ½ 1 1 1 1 1 ½ ½ 1 1 ½ 12 =2 Stahlberg ½ • 1 1 ½ ½ 0 1 1 1 1 1 ½ ½ 1 ½ 11 =2 Szabo 0 0 • 1 1 0 1 1 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 11 4 Mikenas 0 0 0 • 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 ½ 1 1 10½ 5 Böök ½ ½ 0 1 • ½ ½ ½ 1 1 1 1 1 0 1 ½ 10 6 Feigin ½ ½ 1 0 ½ • ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 1 ½ ½ ½ 1 9 7 Bogoljubov 0 1 0 0 ½ ½ • ½ 1 0 1 ½ ½ 1 1 1 8½ 8 Petrov 0 0 0 0 ½ ½ ½ • 0 ½ 1 1 1 1 1 1 8 9 Dreibergs 0 0 1 0 0 ½ 0 1 • ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 6½ 10 Hasenfuss 0 0 0 0 0 ½ 1 ½ ½ • 0 1 ½ ½ 1 ½ 6 =11 Melngailis 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 ½ 1 • 0 1 1 1 1 5½ =11 Apsenieks ½ 0 0 0 0 0 ½ 0 ½ 0 1 • 1 ½ ½ 1 5½ =13 Solmanis ½ ½ 0 0 0 ½ ½ 0 ½ ½ 0 0 • 1 0 1 5 =13 Koblents 0 ½ 0 ½ 1 ½ 0 0 ½ ½ 0 ½ 0 • ½ ½ 5 15 Bezruchko 0 0 0 0 0 ½ 0 0 ½ 0 0 ½ 1 ½ • 1 4 16 Ozols ½ ½ 0 0 ½ 0 0 0 0 ½ 0 0 0 ½ 0 • 2½ ————————————————————————————————————————————————————

The Latvian women's championship was won by Eliza Fogele. Following the prize distribution on Monday 20 March an 18-player blitz tournament was jointly won by Mikenas and Georg Hodakowsky, ahead of Apsenieks.

Round dates

The players transferred on Friday 10 March from Hotel Kemeri in Kemeri to the Latvian Society House in Riga. Round 15 was moved by a late decision from 19 to 20 March.

Round 01: Saturday 4 March
Round 02: Sunday 5 March
Round 03: Monday 6 March
Round 04: Tuesday 7 March
Round 05: Wednesday 8 March
Round 06: Thursday 9 March
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Round 07: Saturday 11 March (6 pm)
Round 08: Sunday 12 March (10 am)
Round 09: Monday 13 March
Round 10: Tuesday 14 March
Round 11: Wednesday 15 March
Round 12: Thursday 16 March
Round 13: Friday 17 March
Round 14: Saturday 18 March (6 pm)
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Round 15: Monday 20 March (10 am) (Ozols vs Bogoljubov and Hasenfuss vs Bezruchko: 19 March)

Sources

Game Collection: Kemeri 1939 by User: jessicafischerqueen (see for more details)
Rigasche Rundschau (March 1939 issues) at http://periodika.lv/ (dates, results)
Chess Review, May 1939, pp. 106-108: http://uscf1-nyc1.aodhosting.com/CL...
Wikipedia article: 1938. gada Latvijas %C4%8Dempion%C4%81ts %C5%A1ah%C4%81 (Latvian championship)

Previous: Kemeri (1937)

 page 1 of 5; games 1-25 of 120  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Bogoljubov vs Petrov  ½-½461939KemeriC10 French
2. Flohr vs L Dreibergs  1-0411939KemeriD62 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack
3. G Bezruchko vs V Mikenas 0-1291939KemeriD92 Grunfeld, 5.Bf4
4. Szabo vs W Hasenfuss 1-0471939KemeriA88 Dutch, Leningrad, Main Variation with c6
5. E E Book vs K Ozols  ½-½331939KemeriC10 French
6. Koblents vs M Feigin  ½-½261939KemeriD18 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch
7. T Melngailis vs Z Solmanis  1-0261939KemeriA15 English
8. Stahlberg vs F Apsenieks  1-0411939KemeriD00 Queen's Pawn Game
9. Z Solmanis vs Bogoljubov  ½-½471939KemeriC49 Four Knights
10. K Ozols vs Flohr  ½-½611939KemeriA22 English
11. G Bezruchko vs Szabo  0-1391939KemeriB20 Sicilian
12. V Mikenas vs L Dreibergs 1-0311939KemeriB40 Sicilian
13. Petrov vs E E Book  ½-½411939KemeriA17 English
14. W Hasenfuss vs Koblents  ½-½571939KemeriA02 Bird's Opening
15. M Feigin vs Stahlberg  ½-½661939KemeriD40 Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch
16. F Apsenieks vs T Melngailis  1-0351939KemeriC10 French
17. Bogoljubov vs F Apsenieks  ½-½621939KemeriD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
18. Flohr vs Petrov 1-0451939KemeriE02 Catalan, Open, 5.Qa4
19. Szabo vs V Mikenas 1-0381939KemeriB40 Sicilian
20. E E Book vs Z Solmanis  1-0231939KemeriB55 Sicilian, Prins Variation, Venice Attack
21. L Dreibergs vs K Ozols  1-0421939KemeriC15 French, Winawer
22. Stahlberg vs W Hasenfuss  1-0381939KemeriA44 Old Benoni Defense
23. Koblents vs G Bezruchko  ½-½301939KemeriA31 English, Symmetrical, Benoni Formation
24. T Melngailis vs M Feigin  0-1271939KemeriA13 English
25. M Feigin vs Bogoljubov  ½-½721939KemeriA40 Queen's Pawn Game
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Kibitzer's Corner
May-07-22
Premium Chessgames Member
  Tabanus: This was easy for me, because of Game Collection: Kemeri 1939.

I can add a sentence or three about the Latvian Championship if someone posts it here.

May-07-22
Premium Chessgames Member
  jessicafischerqueen:

<Tabanus> thank you for assembling this.

Also I thank you greatly for calculating so many <sonnen-hamburger> pairing computations for me over the years.

The following tables tell the story of how <Kemeri 1939> became part of calculating the results of the 1938-1939 Latvian chess championship: https://lv.wikipedia.org/wiki/1938.... .

In 1938, two preliminary groups were held, with the idea that the top 3 finishers from each group would compete amongst each other for the Latvian championship as part of the Kemeri 1939 International tournament. <Vladimir Petrov> was seeded directly into this internal Latvian championship competition, so he was not required to compete in either of the preliminary 1938 groups.

The winner of the 1938-1939 Latvian championship was calculated to be <Petrov>, since he had the best internal head to head record against the Latvian championship contestants who participated at Kemeri 1939.

Interestingly, although <Petrov> won the Latvian championship, <Movsa Feigin> was the Latvian who compiled the best score at <Kemeri 1939> of any Latvian player, if you include Latvian results against foreign participants.

May-07-22
Premium Chessgames Member
  Tabanus: <jess> Thanks. Short but at least a place-holder for kibitzing.

I added a little on the Latvian Ch, please check this and feel free to add/correct or improve the English.

May-08-22
Premium Chessgames Member
  jessicafischerqueen:

Thanks go to you <Tab>- I just fleshed out the explanation of why Petrov was declared Latvian champion a bit now.

May-08-22
Premium Chessgames Member
  whiteshark: The intra-Latvian result then looks like this:

1   Petrovs 7
2   Feigins 6
3  Dreibergs 5,5
3  Melngailis 5,5
5   Hāzenfuss 5
6   Apšenieks 4,5
7   Bezručko 4
8  Solmanis 3,5
9   Koblencs 3
10   Ozols 1

May-08-22
Premium Chessgames Member
  Tabanus: Guys I think only 7 players participated in this final of the Latvian championship:

Bezrucko, Hasenfuss, Ozols from Group 1
Apsenieks, Melngalis, Dreibergs from Group 2
Petrovs admitted by the organizer

https://lv.wikipedia.org/wiki/1938.... - So that the results here of Feigin, Solmanis and Koblents are irrelevant? Not sure if Petrovs won coz of best score (not counting Feigin) among the 7, among the 10, or among the 16..

May-08-22
Premium Chessgames Member
  whiteshark: <Tabanus> You are right, only these 7 players played for the Latvian championship.

The text in your link doesn't say how exactly the winner was determined. Anyhow, Petrovs was also the winner among the <Latvian 7>:

1  Petrovs 5
=2  Dreibergs 3,5
=2  Melngailis 3,5
=2  Hāzenfuss 3,5
5  Apšenieks 3
6  Bezručko 2,5
7  Ozols 0,5

https://www.deepl.com/translator for a clear translation of the Latvian source text ;)

May-08-22
Premium Chessgames Member
  Tabanus: Ok, a new version is up. Probably still not perfect :)
May-08-22
Premium Chessgames Member
  jessicafischerqueen:

<Tab> Thank you- your new version is more concise and clear for our purpose here. It's good to make this part as brief as possible, because the main topic is the <Kemeri 1939> tournament.

I suggest a minor change to your latest edit to make the Latvian championship final calculus totally unambiguous:

<The tournament also included the final of the 4th Latvian championship. The championship finalists included Petrov, Dreibergs, Melngailis, Hasenfuss, Apsenieks, Bezruchko and Ozols (but not Feigin, Solmanis and Koblents). Vladimir Petrov compiled the best result in the internal competition among the 7 Latvian finalists, and so was declared Latvian champion.>

May-08-22
Premium Chessgames Member
  jessicafischerqueen:

<White Shark! Shark!>

Thanks for providing this invaluable link brah- I will be making use of it regularly, now that I know about it: https://www.deepl.com/translator

May-08-22
Premium Chessgames Member
  Tabanus: OK try again :)

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