Arthur Baert

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Arthur Baert (1910 – unknown) was a Belgian chess player, Belgian Chess Championships medalist (1945).


From the mid-1930s to end of 1940s Arthur Baert was one of Belgium's leading chess players.

His earliest taste of international competition occurred at Antwerp in 1931, when he represented Belgium in a six-game Scheveningen match against a team of Foreigners headed by Akiba Rubinstein. The Belgians lost the match, but Baert scored wins against William Winter and Women's World Champion, Vera Menchik.[1]

He was a multiple participant of the Belgian Chess Championship, and at Antwerp in 1935, finished 4th, level with Alberic O'Kelly de Galway.[2] In 1945 in Ostend he claimed 3rd place.[3]

In 1937, at the 2nd international chess tournament to be held in Ostend, Baert finished 2nd in the Reserve event.[4]

Arthur Baert played for Belgium in the Chess Olympiad:[5]

  • In 1937, at third board in the 7th Chess Olympiad in Stockholm (+0, =6, -12).

In 1945, he shared 1st place with Gustave Pepers at a tournament in Antwerp.[6]


  1. Di Felice, Gino (2006). Chess Results 1931-1935. McFarland & Co. p. 10. ISBN 978-0-7864-2723-9. Search this book on Logo.png
  2. "Belgian Chess History » Belgian championship, Antwerp".
  3. "Belgian Chess History » Belgian championship, Ostend".
  4. "Belgian Chess History » 2nd international tournament, Ostend".
  5. "OlimpBase :: Men's Chess Olympiads :: Arthur Baert".
  6. Di Felice, Gino (2008). Chess Results 1941-1946. McFarland & Co. p. 178. ISBN 978-0-7864-3819-8. Search this book on Logo.png

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