|5th Nordic Chess Cup: Eckernförde 1974|
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|5th Nordic Chess Cup|
|City:||Eckernförde, West Germany|
|Players participating:||36 (incl. 3 GMs and 1 IM)|
|Competition format:||Six board round robin.|
|Final order decided by:||1. Game points; 2. Match points|
|Downloadable game file:||74nordic.zip|
As six nations arrived to West German sea resort Eckernförde (famous from the reason that this is where all German submarines are stationed) the host team fielded a gilt-edged team of three GMs and one IM to become the front-runners of the event, certain to pick their second ever Nordic Trophy. Norway sent reserve squad without Øgaard, Wibe and Zwaig and were by far the weakest side. The rest were more or less of equal strength.
As expected, the Germans strolled to an impressive victory earning 5 point gap. Five of their players were best on respective boards easily making up for Wockenfuß's bad shape (1½/5). The four titled players scored 13 wins and 7 draws (no loss). Denmark finished in runner-up position thanks to courtesy of Sweden, who beat Iceland 4-2 on the last day, to deny the Icelanders. Notable individual results: Bjarnasson (ISL) and Rosenlund (DEN) — 4/5, Kaiszauri (Polish ex-patriate, Sweden) — 3½/5.
|1.||GM Hübner, Robert||GER||4||5||80.0|
|2.||GM Pachman, Ludek||GER||4||5||80.0|
|3.||GM Darga, Klaus||GER||4½||5||90.0|
|4.||IM Dueball, Jürgen||GER||4||5||80.0|