Oskar Naegeli

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Prof. Dr. Oskar Naegeli (born February 25, 1885 in Ermatingen – died November 19, 1959 in Fribourg), was a Swiss dermatologist and chess master. He represented Switzerland at the Chess Olympiads in 1927, 1928, 1931 and 1935,[1] as well as at the unofficial Olympiad in 1936 at Munich.[2]

Naegeli won twice Swiss Chess Championship (1910 and 1936).[3] He lost a match to Ossip Bernstein (1 : 3) in 1932,[4] and to Salo Flohr (2 : 4) in 1933.[5] He participated in the strong international tournaments at Berne 1932 and Zurich 1934, both won by Alexander Alekhine. He was the brother of Otto Naegeli and is a great-uncle of Harald Naegeli.[6]

In the field of dermatology, the Naegeli syndrome is named after him.


  1. ^ Földeák, Árpád: Schach-Olympiaden, Verlag Walter ten Have, Amsterdam, 1971
  2. ^ Richter, Kurt (Hrsg.): Schach-Olympia München 1936, Zwei Teile in einem Band, Reprint (Zürich,1997) der Ausgaben Berlin und Leipzig 1936
  3. ^ Whyld, Ken: Chess – The Records, Guinness Books, Enfield, 1986
  4. ^ http://www.thechesslibrary.com/files/ShortMatchesOf20thCentury.htm
  5. ^ Feenstra Kuiper, Dr.P: Hundert Jahre Schachzweikämpfe, Die bedeutendsten Schachzweikämpfe 1851–1950, Verlag Walter ten Have, Amsterdam, 1967
  6. ^ personal message by Harald Naegeli, 03.June 2006 in Düsseldorf

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