Cercle Colle championship, Brussels

1949

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 (-) Tot
1 Lemaire, Robert BEL 1 0 ½ 1 ½ 1 1 1 1 1 (+) 8
2 Devos, Paul BEL 0 1 ½ 1 1 1 1 1 ½ 1 (1) 8
3 Jerochov, Alexis RUS 1 0 ½ 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 (1)
4 Thibaut, Georges Pierre BEL ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 1 1 ½ ½ (+)
5 Willaert, Robert BEL 0 0 1 ½ 1 ½ 0 ½ 1 1 (+)
6 Arnstein BEL ½ 0 0 ½ 0 1 ½ 1 1 ½ (+) 5
7 Bago, Étienne BEL 0 0 0 0 ½ 0 1 ½ 1 1 (1) 4
8 Boudelet, Georges BEL 0 0 0 0 1 ½ 0 1 0 1 (0)
9 Korganoff, Boris RUS 0 0 0 0 ½ 0 ½ 0 1 1 (1) 3
10 Herregodts, Julien BEL 0 ½ 0 ½ 0 0 0 1 0 ½ (+)
11 Heitner BEL 0 0 0 ½ 0 ½ 0 0 0 ½ (+)
Plavchitch, Spiro YUG 0 0 0 1 0 (1)

[1] gives almost complete results, but not for the last round game between Jerochov and Arnstein. The final standings it gives would suggest the game was drawn, but [2] contradicts this. Both because it explicitly mentions that game being won by Jerochov and by the final standings it gives. My guess is that the final standings from [1] were based on the mistaken believe that the game, which was adjourned, would be drawn at the reassumption. The few games I have all come from [1].

The tournament was a neck-and-neck race between the old star Devos and the young star Lemaire. In the end they shared first place. A play-off match was organised later in 1950. It was won by Devos with two victories against one by one draw ([3]). The games were played on Saturdays in the rooms of the Cercle Colle. Games seem to have been postponed or (sometimes) played in advance as the participants saw fit, so not all games from the same round were necessarily played on the same day.

Wanted

  • Most games.
  • The exact dates for most games.
  • First names for Arnstein and Heitner.
  • I’m nor sure about all nationalities.

Sources

  1. La Dernière Heure 26/10/1949 – 01/02/1950
  2. La Nation Belge 29/01/1950
  3. La Nation Belge 02/07/1950
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