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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 3 of 3; games 51-66 of 66  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
51. M Luckis vs P Frydman  1-0791939Buenos AiresE18 Queen's Indian, Old Main line, 7.Nc3
52. F Benko vs R Grau  1-0421939Buenos AiresB13 Caro-Kann, Exchange
53. J Gerschman vs Najdorf  0-1341939Buenos AiresD96 Grunfeld, Russian Variation
54. Guimard vs Graf-Stevenson  1-0581939Buenos AiresD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
55. R Grau vs Guimard  ½-½331939Buenos AiresB05 Alekhine's Defense, Modern
56. Stahlberg vs J Gerschman  ½-½491939Buenos AiresD11 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
57. Graf-Stevenson vs M Luckis  ½-½401939Buenos AiresA47 Queen's Indian
58. L Palau vs Keres  0-1461939Buenos AiresA46 Queen's Pawn Game
59. Najdorf vs F Benko  1-0481939Buenos AiresA46 Queen's Pawn Game
60. M Czerniak vs P Frydman  ½-½411939Buenos AiresA13 English
61. Keres vs M Czerniak 1-0411939Buenos AiresB13 Caro-Kann, Exchange
62. Guimard vs Najdorf  ½-½331939Buenos AiresD11 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
63. M Luckis vs R Grau  ½-½341939Buenos AiresD55 Queen's Gambit Declined
64. P Frydman vs Graf-Stevenson  1-0391939Buenos AiresD51 Queen's Gambit Declined
65. F Benko vs Stahlberg 0-1611939Buenos AiresC13 French
66. J Gerschman vs L Palau  1-0341939Buenos AiresD42 Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 7.Bd3
 page 3 of 3; games 51-66 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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