General Government chess tournament

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General Government chess championships (Schachmeisterschaft des Generalgouvernements) were Nazi tournaments held during World War II in occupied central Poland. Hans Frank, the Governor-General of General Government, was the patron of those tournaments because he was an avid chess player.[1][2] The competition began when he organized a chess congress in Krakow on 3 November 1940. Six months later Frank announced the establishment of a chess school under Chess grandmasters, Efim Bogoljubov and Alexander Alekhine.[2]

Participants[edit]

and other German players Germany/ Germany.

Regedziński played as Reger, and Tuhan-Baranowski as Lisse.

Krakow / Krynica / Warsaw 1940[edit]

The first General Government Championship was held in Krakow/Krynica/Warsaw in 3–17 November 1940.[3]

# Player 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Total
1 Anton Kohler x ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 1 ½ 1 1 1 0
2 Efim Bogoljubow ½ x ½ ½ 0 ½ 1 1 ½ 1 1 1
3 Kurt Richter ½ ½ x ½ 1 ½ 0 1 1 1 ½ ½ 7
4 Josef Lokvenc ½ ½ ½ x 1 0 ½ 0 ½ 1 ½ 1 6
5 Paul Mross ½ 1 0 0 x 1 1 0 ½ 0 ½ 1
6 Hans Müller 0 ½ ½ 1 0 x ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 ½
7 Max Blümich 0 0 1 ½ 0 ½ x 1 ½ ½ 1 ½
8 Carl Ahues ½ 0 0 1 1 ½ 0 x ½ ½ 1 ½
9 Karl Gilg 0 ½ 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ x ½ ½ ½
10 Georg Kieninger 0 0 0 0 1 ½ ½ ½ ½ x 0 1 4
11 Ludwig Rellstab 0 0 ½ ½ ½ 0 0 0 ½ 1 x 1 4
12 Max Eisinger 1 0 ½ 0 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ 0 0 x

Krakow / Warsaw 1941[edit]

The second General Government Championship was held in Krakow/Warsaw in 5–19 October 1941.[4]

# Player 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Total
1 Alexander Alekhine x 1 1 ½ ½ 1 1 ½ 1 ½ ½ 1
2 Paul Felix Schmidt 0 x 1 ½ 1 1 0 1 1 1 1 1
3 Efim Bogoljubow 0 0 x ½ ½ 1 ½ 1 1 1 1 1
4 Klaus Junge ½ ½ ½ x ½ 1 ½ ½ 1 ½ ½ 1 7
5 Josef Lokvenc ½ 0 ½ ½ x 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 1
6 Teodor Regedziński 0 0 0 0 1 x 0 1 0 1 1 1 5
7 Georg Kieninger 0 1 ½ ½ ½ 1 x ½ 0 ½ 0 0
8 Eduard Hahn ½ 0 0 ½ ½ 0 ½ x 1 1 ½ 0
9 Max Blümich 0 0 0 0 ½ 1 1 0 x ½ 1 ½
10 Carl Carls ½ 0 0 ½ ½ 0 ½ 0 ½ x 1 0
11 Heinz Nowarra ½ 0 0 ½ 0 0 1 ½ 0 0 x 1
12 Paul Mross 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 ½ 1 0 x

Warsaw / Lublin / Krakow 1942[edit]

The third General Government Championship was held in Warsaw/Lublin/Krakow in 11–24 October 1942.[5]

# Player 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Total
1 Alexander Alekhine x 1 0 ½ ½ ½ 1 1 1 1 1
2 Klaus Junge 0 x ½ ½ 1 1 0 ½ 1 1 1
3 Efim Bogoljubow 1 ½ x 1 ½ 1 1 0 ½ 0 ½ 6
4 Fritz Sämisch ½ ½ 0 x 1 0 1 ½ ½ 1 ½
5 Rudolf Keller ½ 0 ½ 0 x 1 0 1 ½ 1 1
6 Georg Kieninger ½ 0 0 1 0 x 1 0 ½ 1 1 5
7 Alfred Brinckmann 0 1 0 0 1 0 x ½ ½ 1 ½
8 Werner Kunerth 0 ½ 1 ½ 0 1 ½ x ½ 0 0 4
9 Wolfgang Weil 0 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ x 0 1 4
10 Hans Roepstorff 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 x 1 4
11 Hans Zollner 0 0 ½ ½ 0 0 ½ 1 0 0 x

Krynica 1943[edit]

The fourth General Government Championship was held in Krynica in 25 November–5 December 1943.[6]

# Player 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Total
1 Josef Lokvenc x 0 ½ 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
2 Wilhelm Kuppe 1 x 0 ½ ½ 1 1 1 1 ½
3 Efim Bogoljubow ½ 1 x 0 ½ 1 ½ 1 1 1
4 Georg Klaus 0 ½ 1 x 1 0 0 0 1 1
5 Leon Tuhan-Baranowski 0 ½ ½ 0 x 0 0 1 1 1 4
6 Hans Roepstorff 0 0 0 1 1 x 1 0 1 1 4
7 Edith Keller 0 0 ½ 1 1 0 x 0 0 1
8 Heinz Nowarra 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 x 0 ½
9 Egon Gilles 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 x 0 3
10 Franz Herzog 0 ½ 0 0 0 0 0 ½ 1 x 2

Radom 1944[edit]

The fifth General Government Championship was held in Radom in February 1944.[7]

# Player 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Total
1 Efim Bogoljubow x ½ 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
2 Fedir Bohatyrchuk ½ x ½ 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 8
3 Hans Roepstorff 0 ½ x 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
4 Leon Tuhan-Baranowski 0 0 0 x ½ ½ 1 1 1 1 5
5 Franz Herzog 0 0 0 ½ x 0 1 1 1 1
6 Planck 0 0 0 ½ 1 x 0 1 1 1
7 Heinz Nowarra 0 0 0 0 0 1 x 1 1 1 4
8 Probst 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 x 1 1 2
9 Sänger 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 x 1 1
10 Meckel 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 x 0

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