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TOURNAMENT STANDINGS
Buenos Aires Tournament

Miguel Najdorf8.5/11(+7 -1 =3)[games]
Paul Keres8.5/11(+7 -1 =3)[games]
Gideon Stahlberg7/11(+4 -1 =6)[games]
Moshe Czerniak7/11(+6 -3 =2)[games]
Paulino Frydman6.5/11(+4 -2 =5)[games]
Carlos Enrique Guimard6.5/11(+5 -3 =3)[games]
Roberto Grau5.5/11(+2 -2 =7)[games]
Marcos Luckis5/11(+3 -4 =4)[games]
Francisco Benko3.5/11(+3 -7 =1)[games]
Jose Gerschman3.5/11(+3 -7 =1)[games]
Sonja Graf-Stevenson2.5/11(+1 -7 =3)[games]
Luis Argentino Palau2/11(+1 -8 =2)[games]
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Chessgames.com Chess Event Description
Buenos Aires (1939)
The Torneo Internacional del Círculo de Ajedrez was held in Buenos Aires, soon after the 8th Chess Olympiad, which was held from August 21 to September 19, 1939. All participants except Keres had decided to stay in Argentina due to the outbreak of World War II, and it was the opinion that chess would benefit from the realization of contests for them. After Rosario (1939), this was the second of these contests, where especially appealing was the great master Paul Keres. Play took place at the Círculo de Ajedrez, one of the main chess clubs in the city, at Bartolomé Mitre 670, with rounds starting as late as 8:30 pm. Najdorf and Keres tied for first place.

Buenos Aires, Argentina, 2-19 October 1939

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 =1 Najdorf * 1 1 ½ ½ ½ 1 0 1 1 1 1 8½ =1 Keres 0 * 1 ½ ½ 1 ½ 1 1 1 1 1 8½ =3 Czerniak 0 0 * 1 ½ 1 ½ 1 1 1 1 0 7 =3 Ståhlberg ½ ½ 0 * 1 1 ½ ½ 1 ½ ½ 1 7 =5 Frydman ½ ½ ½ 0 * ½ ½ 0 1 1 1 1 6½ =5 Guimard ½ 0 0 0 ½ * ½ 1 1 1 1 1 6½ 7 Grau 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ * ½ 0 1 ½ 1 5½ 8 Luckis 1 0 0 ½ 1 0 ½ * 1 0 ½ ½ 5 =9 Benkö 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 * 1 1 ½ 3½ =9 Gerschman 0 0 0 ½ 0 0 0 1 0 * 1 1 3½ 11 Graf 0 0 0 ½ 0 0 ½ ½ 0 0 * 1 2½ 12 Palau 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 ½ ½ 0 0 * 2

Tournament books: Torneo Internacional del Circulo de Ajedrez Octubre 1939 by Miguel Czerniak (Buenos Aires 1946, 87 pp.); Rosario 1939 and Circulo de Ajedrez Buenos Aires 1939 ed. by Juan Sebastian Morgado and Tony Gillam (Chess Player, Nottingham 2008. 76 pp.).

Original collection: Game Collection: Buenos Aires 1939 by User: Tabanus.

 page 2 of 3; games 26-50 of 66  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
26. L Palau vs Graf-Stevenson  0-1431939Buenos AiresB08 Pirc, Classical
27. F Benko vs Guimard  0-1631939Buenos AiresB02 Alekhine's Defense
28. Najdorf vs M Czerniak 1-0791939Buenos AiresA51 Budapest Gambit
29. J Gerschman vs M Luckis  1-0601939Buenos AiresE33 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
30. Stahlberg vs R Grau  ½-½661939Buenos AiresD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
31. P Frydman vs J Gerschman  1-0411939Buenos AiresD56 Queen's Gambit Declined
32. M Luckis vs F Benko  1-0461939Buenos AiresA90 Dutch
33. Najdorf vs Stahlberg  ½-½301939Buenos AiresD41 Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch
34. M Czerniak vs Guimard  1-0741939Buenos AiresA45 Queen's Pawn Game
35. Graf-Stevenson vs Keres  0-1221939Buenos AiresD90 Grunfeld
36. R Grau vs L Palau  1-0711939Buenos AiresD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
37. Keres vs R Grau ½-½631939Buenos AiresD50 Queen's Gambit Declined
38. L Palau vs Najdorf 0-1121939Buenos AiresB24 Sicilian, Closed
39. F Benko vs P Frydman  0-1241939Buenos AiresB83 Sicilian
40. J Gerschman vs Graf-Stevenson  1-0411939Buenos AiresE81 King's Indian, Samisch
41. Stahlberg vs M Czerniak  0-1431939Buenos AiresA09 Reti Opening
42. Guimard vs M Luckis  1-0881939Buenos AiresD04 Queen's Pawn Game
43. P Frydman vs Guimard  ½-½601939Buenos AiresA92 Dutch
44. Stahlberg vs L Palau 1-0401939Buenos AiresA13 English
45. Najdorf vs Keres 1-0261939Buenos AiresD11 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
46. Graf-Stevenson vs F Benko  0-1301939Buenos AiresA52 Budapest Gambit
47. M Czerniak vs M Luckis  1-0251939Buenos AiresA19 English, Mikenas-Carls, Sicilian Variation
48. R Grau vs J Gerschman  1-0311939Buenos AiresD63 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense
49. L Palau vs M Czerniak  1-0431939Buenos AiresA48 King's Indian
50. Keres vs Stahlberg  ½-½411939Buenos AiresC07 French, Tarrasch
 page 2 of 3; games 26-50 of 66  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Jun-17-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  zanzibar: http://www.ara.org.ar/chs/ajedrez/p...

Wonder set of photographs from this tournament.

Jun-18-14
Premium Chessgames Member
  zanzibar: Actually, the above link, while still wonderful, is for the 1939 Olympiads, also held in Buenos Aires.

Of course many of the same players participated in both.

Jan-09-15  jerseybob: zanzibar: Great photos!(Harry Golombek with hair - who knew?)
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