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Berne Tournament

Alexander Alekhine12.5/15(+11 -1 =3)[games]
Max Euwe11.5/15(+8 -0 =7)[games]
Salomon Flohr11.5/15(+9 -1 =5)[games]
Mir Sultan Khan11/15(+10 -3 =2)[games]
Efim Bogoljubov10/15(+8 -3 =4)[games]
Ossip Bernstein10/15(+8 -3 =4)[games]
Hans Johner7/15(+5 -6 =4)[games]
Paul Johner7/15(+5 -6 =4)[games]
Walter Henneberger6/15(+4 -7 =4)[games]
Oskar Naegeli6/15(+5 -8 =2)[games]
William Rivier6/15(+4 -7 =4)[games]
Henri Grob6/15(+5 -8 =2)[games]
Benoit Colin5.5/15(+4 -8 =3)[games]
Erwin Voellmy4.5/15(+3 -9 =3)[games]
Fritz Gygli3.5/15(+1 -9 =5)[games]
Adolf Staehelin2/15(+1 -12 =2)[games]
*

Chessgames.com Chess Event Description
Berne (1932)

Together with London (1932) this was the strongest tournament in 1932, since it included five of the top ten players* in the world. At the same time, ten Swiss players competed for the 36th Swiss Championship. Play was governed by a time limit of 40 moves in two and a half hours, and for the second session, 25 moves in one and a half hours. To avoid that the Swiss players staked their jobs, there were no rest days or extra days for adjourned games.

The World Champion won again, but he lost a game this time, to Bogoljubov in Round 10. The other favorites also met expectation, and were joined by the almost inactive 49-years-old Bernstein. Of the Swiss players, the Johner brothers did it best with 7 points. Hans Johner won the Swiss championship based on Sonneborn-Berger score.

Photo: https://web.archive.org/web/2014051...

Hotel Gurtenkulm (1st week) and Kasino (2nd week), Bern, Switzerland, 16-30 July 1932

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 Pts Prizes 1 Alekhine * ½ 1 1 0 1 1 1 1 ½ 1 1 1 1 ½ 1 12½ 1200 2 Euwe ½ * ½ ½ 1 ½ ½ ½ 1 1 ½ 1 1 1 1 1 11½ 800 3 Flohr 0 ½ * ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 11½ 800 4 Sultan Khan 0 ½ ½ * 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 1 1 1 11 550 5 Bogoljubov 1 0 ½ 1 * ½ 1 0 ½ 0 1 1 1 ½ 1 1 10 350 6 Bernstein 0 ½ ½ 0 ½ * 1 1 0 1 1 1 1 1 ½ 1 10 350 7 Johner, Hans 0 ½ ½ 0 0 0 * ½ 1 1 1 0 1 1 0 ½ 7 150 8 Johner, Paul 0 ½ 0 0 1 0 ½ * ½ 1 ½ 0 0 1 1 1 7 150 9 Henneberger 0 0 0 0 ½ 1 0 ½ * 0 ½ 1 ½ 0 1 1 6 60 10 Naegeli ½ 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 * 0 0 ½ 1 1 1 6 60 11 Rivier 0 ½ 0 0 0 0 0 ½ ½ 1 * 1 1 0 ½ 1 6 60 12 Grob 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 * ½ ½ 1 1 6 60 13 Colin 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 ½ ½ 0 ½ * 0 1 1 5½ 60 14 Voellmy 0 0 0 0 ½ 0 0 0 1 0 1 ½ 1 * ½ 0 4½ 60 15 Gygli ½ 0 0 0 0 ½ 1 0 0 0 ½ 0 0 ½ * ½ 3½ 60 16 Staehelin 0 0 0 0 0 0 ½ 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 ½ * 2 60

In addition to the main prizes, the players received 30 Swiss franc for each won game.

There is a summary by Hans Kmoch in Wiener Schach-Zeitung, vol. 10 nos. 15-16 (Aug. 1932), pp. 225-230 & 242-247 (online at http://anno.onb.ac.at/cgi-content/a..., with wrong date for one game and wrong round for another). Tournament book: Turnierbuch des Internationalen Schachturniers Bern 16. bis 30. Juli 1932 by Wilhelm Bonacker (S. J. Berthoud, Bern 1932, 183 pp. Reprint version: Edition Olms, Zürich 1988). Pairings and round dates are from this book, which has all the games, and also covers Group A (won by Rudolf Pitschak), Group B (won by Ernst Strehle), and C, D and E.

*http://chessmetrics.com/cm/cm2/Sing...

Original collection: Game Collection: Berne 1932 by User: Tabanus.

 page 1 of 5; games 1-25 of 120  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Alekhine vs Sultan Khan 1-0341932BerneB13 Caro-Kann, Exchange
2. H Johner vs Euwe ½-½341932BerneD49 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, Meran
3. Flohr vs O Naegeli 1-0361932BerneE34 Nimzo-Indian, Classical, Noa Variation
4. Bogoljubov vs E Voellmy  ½-½311932BerneD42 Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 7.Bd3
5. F Gygli vs O Bernstein  ½-½631932BerneD56 Queen's Gambit Declined
6. W Henneberger vs A Staehelin  1-0421932BerneB18 Caro-Kann, Classical
7. P Johner vs B Colin  0-1401932BerneD51 Queen's Gambit Declined
8. W Rivier vs Grob  1-0361932BerneC79 Ruy Lopez, Steinitz Defense Deferred
9. A Staehelin vs Alekhine 0-1211932BerneE34 Nimzo-Indian, Classical, Noa Variation
10. Euwe vs Bogoljubov 1-0351932BerneD18 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch
11. Sultan Khan vs P Johner 1-0371932BerneC50 Giuoco Piano
12. O Naegeli vs B Colin  ½-½651932BerneB18 Caro-Kann, Classical
13. O Bernstein vs H Johner  1-0401932BerneB15 Caro-Kann
14. Flohr vs F Gygli  1-0381932BerneD55 Queen's Gambit Declined
15. Grob vs W Henneberger  0-1361932BerneC79 Ruy Lopez, Steinitz Defense Deferred
16. E Voellmy vs W Rivier  1-0611932BerneD63 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense
17. Alekhine vs Grob 1-0501932BerneC79 Ruy Lopez, Steinitz Defense Deferred
18. W Rivier vs Euwe  ½-½491932BerneB10 Caro-Kann
19. B Colin vs Sultan Khan  1-0461932BerneA47 Queen's Indian
20. F Gygli vs O Naegeli  0-1431932BerneD46 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
21. Bogoljubov vs O Bernstein  ½-½291932BerneC65 Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense
22. W Henneberger vs E Voellmy  0-1451932BerneB18 Caro-Kann, Classical
23. H Johner vs Flohr  ½-½281932BerneD31 Queen's Gambit Declined
24. P Johner vs A Staehelin  1-0421932BerneE53 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3
25. E Voellmy vs Alekhine 0-1311932BerneD48 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, Meran
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Kibitzer's Corner
Oct-16-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  Stonehenge: http://members.upc.nl/r.bloemhard/
Oct-16-13  JonathanJ: the city's name is bern, not berne.
Oct-16-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  perfidious: <JonathanJ: the city's name is bern, not berne.>

Both are acceptable; the German name is Bern, the French, Berne and there is also the Italian Berna.

It's a nice city-visit sometime and play a game or three on the tables provided out of doors.

Oct-16-13
Premium Chessgames Member
  WCC Editing Project: <JonathanJ>

That's a tough one. In fact "Berne" (French) is also used in English.

I prefer "Bern" (German) because the actual city is comprised mainly of German speakers.

That said, there's an almost constant tension between the spellings of place names in normal English usage, and their spellings in native usage.

So we use "Moscow" and not "Moscva," "Munich" and not "München."

Personally I prefer "Moscva" and "München," and I wish they were used in common English parlance.

Even more than those cases, I wish English speakers would start using "Karlovy Vary" instead of "Carlsbad" or "Karlsbad."

This one actually causes confusion for chess history fans because there have been events in "Carlsbad/Karlsbad" (A city also called "Baden" in Germany) and also the much more famous events in "Karlovy Vary" (a city also called "Carlsbad/Karlsbad), which is an entirely different city in the current Czech Republic.

But if we just started calling it "Karlovy Vary" we would confuse readers of chess history, since the majority of chess writers have used "Carlsbad" to refer to this city.

May-19-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  juan31: WCC Editing Project; in spanish the capital of Zurich the country is " Berna"
Apr-11-16  offramp: This reminds me of what happened to me last year at Marienbad.
Apr-11-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  tamar: <offramp: This reminds me of what happened to me last year at Marienbad.>

Feel the Berne!

Apr-11-16  offramp: <tamar: <offramp: This reminds me of what happened to me last year at Marienbad.> Feel the Berne!>

There are many funny people on this website (cg), like you <tamar>, that MORE than counterbalance the weirdos and nutcases.

Am I right or am I right?

Apr-11-16
Premium Chessgames Member
  whiteshark: I like to see the same name as used in the related native tournament book. Just sayin...

Bern, simplicity rules.

Apr-02-18
Premium Chessgames Member
  GrahamClayton: Has there been any other example where a country's national championship has been decided as part of an international tournament like this?
Apr-02-18  Retireborn: <Graham> It is (or was) probably more usual for a single well-known player to play hors concours in a national championship.

That was the case with Nimzowitsch in the Switz ch at Winterthur 1931 (xtab on p211 if the preview lets you see it:)

https://books.google.co.uk/books?id...

Apr-02-18  sudoplatov: Interview with an elderly Soviet citizen during the 1950s:

Q: Where were you born?
A: St. Petersburg.

Q: Where were you educated?
A: Petrograd.

Q: Where do you live now?
A: Leningrad.

Q: Where would you like to live?
A: St. Petersburg.

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