Erwin Voellmy

Erwin Voellmy (9 September 1886, Herzogenbuchsee – 15 January 1951, Basel) was a Swiss chess master.[1]

Dr. Erwin Voellmy

Voellmy, a mathematics teacher by profession, edited the chess column in Basler Nachrichten for 40 years, and was an author of several chess books.[2]

He was Swiss Champion three times; in 1911 (jointly), 1920 and 1922. Voellmy represented Switzerland at:

He won team bronze medal at Paris 1924.[3]

He shared 1st with Alexander Alekhine and Oskar Naegeli at Bern 1932 (Qudrangular).


  1. ^ Erwin Voellmy
  2. ^ Litmanowicz, Władysław & Giżycki, Jerzy (1986, 1987). Szachy od A do Z. Wydawnictwo Sport i Turystyka Warszawa. ISBN 83-217-2481-7 (1. A-M), ISBN 83-217-2745-X (2. N-Z)
  3. ^ OlimpBase :: the encyclopaedia of team chess

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