Major international, Liège
24-05-1931 > 05-07-1931
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This tournament was called ‘majeur international’ in the Belgian press, which seems like a rather pretentious title for what was, after all, rather a minor tournament. The international aspect mainly came from some foreigners residing around Liège and two Dutch players from just over the border.
Soultanbeieff won very easily with a round and a point to spare. Barzin, who would go on to win the Belgian championship later that year, finished on a good second place. The other participants played no significant role.
The tournament was played on seven successive Sundays, although some games were played earlier or perhaps later. The results and the some few games I have come from . I found one game in  which is supposed to have been played in the Liège championship. However, white didn’t participate in that championship. That together with the publication date leads me to assume it might have been played in this tournament instead.
- Vlekke’s first name.
- Almost all games
- La Nation Belge 30/05-19/07/1931
- Aachener Anzeiger 12/09/1931