2nd Clare Benedict Chess Cup: Mont Pélérin 1955

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Basic data

2nd Clare Benedict Chess Cup
(see all-time tournament summary)
Date: 13th - 18th April 1955
City: Mont Pélérin, Vevey, Switzerland
Venue: N/A
Tournament Director: N/A
Chief Arbiter: N/A
Teams participating: 6
Players participating: 25 (incl. 1 GM and 10 IMs)
Games played: 60
Competition format: Four board round robin.
Final order decided by: 1. Game points
Time control: N/A
Downloadable game file: 55cbc.zip

Tournament review

With West Germany still to enter the competition the Netherlands led by ex-World Champion Euwe were the strongest side in the pool. The only potential contenders were the hosts fielding three IMs and England, who did so well in recent Olympics. The Brittons gave horrific display, winning onle one game out of 20 to finish in miserable 5th. Switzerland and Holland were in share lead after three rounds with the Dutch wiping out the Swiss 4-0 on penultimate day to grab top spot. Switzerland came in second, while Austria took third.

The Dutch won 11 games and drew 9 (no game loss!). All of their four men took prizes for best individual result at respective boards.

Best board results

bd name code pts gms %
1. GM Euwe, Machgielis NED 4 5 80.0
2. IM Prins, Lodewijk NED 4 5 80.0
3. IM Kramer, Haije NED 5 70.0
4. IM Bouwmeester, Hans NED 4 5 80.0

Interesting games

This game is true mind-refresher. A piece of good, romantic chess from 19th century.
Wade, Robert Graham (ENG) - Bouwmeester, Hans (NED) 0 - 1

Remember famous Fischer-Reshevsky game, US Ch 1958?
Wade: "11.Ne6!! was found by me after I had played 5...Na5
and I had the dubious satisfaction of showing Bhend that he had missed 10.e5!+-"

Bhend, Edwin (SUI) - Wade, Robert Graham (ENG) 1 - 0