BSB/FBÉ championship, Brussels

11-05-1951 > 19-05-1951

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 Tot
1 IM O’Kelly de Galway, Albéric BEL 0 1 1 ½ 1 1 1 1 1
2 Van Seters, Frits BEL 1 0 1 ½ ½ 1 1 1 1 7
3 Thibaut, Georges Pierre BEL 0 1 1 0 1 1 1 1 ½
4 Borodin, Vladimir BEL 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 1 1 5
5 Limbos, Paul BEL ½ ½ 1 0 0 ½ ½ 1 ½
6 Soultanbeieff, Victor Ivanovich BEL 0 ½ 0 0 1 0 1 1 1
7 Rose, Richard BEL 0 0 0 0 ½ 1 1 1 ½ 4
8 Plavchitch, Spiro BEL 0 0 0 1 ½ 0 0 0 1
9 Lemaire, Robert BEL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2
10 De Wolf, Guy BEL 0 0 ½ 0 ½ 0 ½ 0 0

At this point in history, the Belgian chess federation organised a Belgian championship, reserved for Belgian, and a championship of the federation that foreign members (like Van Seters and Soultanbeieff) were allowed to play.

O’Kelly was the main favourite, of course, and he did win by scoring victory after victory. He led one defeat, though, against Van Seters who apparently was a difficult opponent for O’Kelly. [1] gives the tournament table and quite a few games. A bunch of extra games come from [2]-[5]. The one that seems to be most well-known is De Wolf-O’Kelly de Galway.

Wanted

  • Most games.
  • Round-by-round results.

Sources

  1. E. Cornil, Les championnats de Belgique d’echecs, CREB
  2. Europe Échecs Nos, 266 & 267
  3. De Standaard 26/05/1951
  4. De Volksgazet 29/05, 05 & 12/06/1951
  5. Le Soir 09/05/1951
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