Belgium vs. Netherlands, Brussels

29-04-1939 > 30-04-1939

1 O’Kelly de Galway, Albéric 0-1 ½-½ Euwe, Machgielis
2 Dunkelblum, Arthur ½-½ 0-1 Landau, Salomon
3 Soultanbeieff, Victor Ivanovich ½-½ 1-0 Davidson, Jacques
4 Devos, Paul ½-½ ½-½ Spanjaard, Eduard
5 Van Seters, Frits 0-1 1-0 Vlagsma, Chris
6 Sapira, Emanuel 0-1 0-1 Koomen, Willem
7 Van Sevenandt, Etienne ½-½ 0-1 Kramer, Haije
8 Van Hoorde, Edouard ½-½ 0-1 Selman, John
9 Tackels, André 0-1 ½-½ van den Tol, Theunis
10 Defosse, Marcel 0-1 ½-½ Sterk, J.
Tot Belgium 2½-7½ 4-6 Netherlands

According to [1], the Dutch reserve player Struylaart won twice, but his opponent remains unnamed in loc.cit. and these games were not part of the official match. The Dutch team was missing quite a few strong players, like Cortlever, de Groot and van Scheltinga. Those games I have, I found in a variety of newspapers and NICBase ([2]-[8]).

Wanted

  • Most games.
  • Sterk’s first name.
  • Who was Struylaart’s opponent?

Sources

  1. Tijdschrift van den Koninklijken Nederlandschen Schaakbond 1939/5
  2. NICBase
  3. De Tijd 02/05/1939
  4. Het Vaderland 01/05/1939
  5. V. I. Soultanbeieff, Guide pratique du Jeu des Combinaisons, Échec et Mat
  6. Leeuwarder Courant 17/05/1939
  7. Zaans Volksblad 05/05/1939
  8. Het Nieuws van den Dag voor Nederlandsch-Indië 27/05/1939
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