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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 1 of 1; 16 games  PGN Download 
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Najdorf vs M Luckis  0-1631939Buenos AiresB58 Sicilian
2. Graf-Stevenson vs M Czerniak  0-1501939Buenos AiresA49 King's Indian, Fianchetto without c4
3. F Benko vs Keres 0-1441939Buenos AiresC91 Ruy Lopez, Closed
4. J Gerschman vs F Benko  0-1291939Buenos AiresC11 French
5. R Grau vs Najdorf 0-1301939Buenos AiresE67 King's Indian, Fianchetto
6. M Luckis vs Keres 0-1241939Buenos AiresC58 Two Knights
7. F Benko vs Guimard  0-1631939Buenos AiresB02 Alekhine's Defense
8. L Palau vs Graf-Stevenson  0-1431939Buenos AiresB08 Pirc, Classical
9. Graf-Stevenson vs Keres  0-1221939Buenos AiresD90 Grunfeld
10. F Benko vs P Frydman  0-1241939Buenos AiresB83 Sicilian
11. L Palau vs Najdorf 0-1121939Buenos AiresB24 Sicilian, Closed
12. Stahlberg vs M Czerniak  0-1431939Buenos AiresA09 Reti Opening
13. Graf-Stevenson vs F Benko  0-1301939Buenos AiresA52 Budapest Gambit
14. J Gerschman vs Najdorf  0-1341939Buenos AiresD96 Grunfeld, Russian Variation
15. L Palau vs Keres  0-1461939Buenos AiresA46 Queen's Pawn Game
16. F Benko vs Stahlberg 0-1611939Buenos AiresC13 French
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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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