Kemeri 1937 chess tournament

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Kemeri 1937 was a chess tournament held in the resort town Ķemeri, Latvia, at the Gulf of Riga from 16 June to 8 July 1937.[1] There were three co-winners: Samuel Reshevsky, Salo Flohr and Vladimir Petrov. Petrovs was one of the world's leading chess players in the late 1930s (e.g., the 8th Chess Olympiad at Buenos Aires 1939),[2] but due to the political tragedies that befell the Baltic states in World War II, he became a victim of the Soviet oppression and perished in Kotlas (Russia) gulag in 1943.[3]

The final standings and crosstable:[4][5]

Kemeri 1937
# Player 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 Total Place
01  Samuel Reshevsky (United States) x 1 ½ 0 1 1 ½ 1 ½ 1 0 0 1 ½ 1 1 1 1 12 1-3
02  Vladimirs Petrovs (Latvia) 0 x ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 1 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 ½ 12 1-3
03  Salo Flohr (Czechoslovakia) ½ ½ x ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 1 ½ 1 1 1 1 1 12 1-3
04  Alexander Alekhine (France) 1 ½ ½ x ½ 1 ½ 1 ½ 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 1 1 1 11½ 4-5
05  Paul Keres (Estonia) 0 ½ ½ ½ x 1 ½ ½ 0 1 1 1 ½ 1 ½ 1 1 1 11½ 4-5
06  Endre Steiner (Hungary) 0 ½ ½ 0 0 x 1 1 0 1 ½ 1 1 1 1 1 ½ 1 11 6
07  Saviely Tartakower (Poland) ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 0 x 1 ½ 0 1 1 1 ½ ½ 1 ½ 1 10½ 7
08  Reuben Fine (United States) 0 0 ½ 0 ½ 0 0 x ½ ½ ½ 1 1 1 1 ½ 1 1 9 8
09  Gideon Ståhlberg (Sweden) ½ 0 ½ ½ 1 1 ½ ½ x 0 0 1 ½ ½ 0 1 ½ ½ 9
10  Vladas Mikėnas (Lithuania) 0 1 ½ 1 0 0 1 ½ 1 x 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 8 10
11  Ludwig Rellstab (Nazi Germany) 1 0 0 ½ 0 ½ 0 ½ 1 1 x 0 ½ 1 0 0 1 ½ 11-13
12  Eero Böök (Finland) 1 0 0 ½ 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 x ½ 1 1 0 1 ½ 11-13
13  Fricis Apšenieks (Latvia) 0 0 ½ ½ ½ 0 0 0 ½ 1 ½ ½ x 0 1 1 ½ 1 11-13
14  Teodors Bergs (Latvia) ½ 0 0 ½ 0 0 ½ 0 ½ 1 0 0 1 x 0 1 1 ½ 14
15  Movsas Feigins (Latvia) 0 0 0 0 ½ 0 ½ 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 x 0 ½ 1 15-16
16  Salo Landau (Netherlands) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 ½ 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 x 1 1 15-16
17  Wolfgang Hasenfuss (Latvia) 0 0 0 0 0 ½ ½ 0 ½ 1 0 0 ½ 0 ½ 0 x 0 17-18
18  Karlis Ozols (Latvia) 0 ½ 0 0 0 0 0 0 ½ 0 ½ ½ 0 ½ 0 0 1 x 17-18

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