|1st Clare Benedict Chess Cup: Mont Pélérin 1953|
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|1st Clare Benedict Chess Cup
(see all-time tournament summary)
|Date:||8th - 12th April 1953|
|City:||Mont Pélérin, Switzerland|
|Tournament Director:||Mr. Alois Nagler (SUI)|
|Chief Arbiter:||Mr. Hansjürg Leuzinger (SUI)|
|Players participating:||30 (incl. 1 GM and 11 IMs)|
|Competition format:||Five board round robin.|
|Final order decided by:||1. Game points; 2. Match points|
|Time control:||40 moves in 2 hours 30 minutes, then each next 16 moves in 1 hour|
|Downloadable game file:||53cbc.zip (only 14 of 75 games are available)|
In april 1953 the new important team tournament started in Mont Pélérin in the close proximity of Vevey city. The town is very appreciated by the tourists as it offers a splendid sight on Léman above the vineyard of Vaud. It is famous from Mont Pelerin Society, the organisation of classical liberal economists and intellectuals founded in 1947.
GM Nicolas Rossolimo, French player of Russian origin, champion of France from 1948, produced respectable performance at top board scoring 4 points out of 5 games, including a win over ex-world champion Max Euwe.
The best overall individual result was achieved by the Swiss player Max Blau at third board, 4½/5.
|=1.||GM Euwe, Machgielis||NED||4||5||80.0|
|=1.||IM Rossolimo, Nicolas||FRA||4||5||80.0|
|=2.||IM Muffang, André||FRA||3½||5||70.0|
|4.||IM Cortlever, Nicolaas||NED||4||5||80.0|
|=5.||IM Mühring, Willem||NED||4||5||80.0|