3rd Nordic Chess Cup: Großenbrode 1972

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Basic data

3rd Nordic Chess Cup
Date: 6th - 10th June 1972
City: Großenbrode, West Germany
Venue: N/A
Tournament Director: N/A
Chief Arbiter: N/A
Teams participating: 5 (incl. West German land Schleswig-Holstein)
Players participating: 32 (incl. 2 IMs)
Games played: 60
Competition format: Six board round robin.
Final order decided by: 1. Game points; 2. Match points
Time control: N/A
Downloadable game file: 72nordic.zip

Tournament review

Five teams took part in the third edition of the Nordic Cup, again played in Großenbrode (only Finland did not arrive). Best teams were West Germany led by IM Hecht and the titleholders Sweden with IM Andersson at top board. The Swedes took off with a thumping 5-1 v Norway. The Norwegians then beat Denmark and West Germany, to pave Sweden's way to defending the 1971 win. Denmark beat West Germany in the last round's battle for second place. Norway lost the field losing sensationally to the home side of Schleswig-Holstein on the last day of their play.

Best individual results were achieved by Jaan Eslon (3/4) and Ulf Andersson (2½/3) of Sweden. Gertrud Renz of Germany was best on women's board.

Best board results

bd name flag code pts gms %
1. IM Andersson, Ulf Sweden SWE 3 83.3
2. Neumann, Joachim Germany SHLS 4 62.5
3. Malmgren, Sven-Göran Sweden SWE 3 4 75.0
4. Besser, Hans Germany GER 3 4 75.0
5. Eslon, Jaan Sweden SWE 4 87.5
5. Renz, Gertrud Germany GER 3 4 75.0

Interesting games

Shortest decisive game (oups!).
Eslon, Jaan (SWE) - Von Wietersheim, Jörn (SHN) 1 - 0

This excellent game is probably Auchenberg's best ever effort.
Auchenberg, Per (DEN) - Podzielny, Karl-Heinz (GER) 1 - 0

Black Queen snared herself, so White had actually nothing to do.
Andersson, Ulf (SWE) - Pedersen, Karl (DEN) 1 - 0

A seemingly extremely passive opening led to aggressive play.
Zwaig, Arne (NOR) - Moe, Mogens (DEN) 1 - 0