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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 2; games 1-25 of 30  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Keres vs J Gerschman  1-0361939Buenos AiresD56 Queen's Gambit Declined
2. Stahlberg vs Guimard  1-0391939Buenos AiresA14 English
3. Guimard vs L Palau  1-0321939Buenos AiresD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
4. M Czerniak vs J Gerschman  1-0371939Buenos AiresC68 Ruy Lopez, Exchange
5. Najdorf vs Graf-Stevenson 1-0411939Buenos AiresC53 Giuoco Piano
6. Stahlberg vs P Frydman  1-0161939Buenos AiresE18 Queen's Indian, Old Main line, 7.Nc3
7. Keres vs Guimard  1-0381939Buenos AiresD56 Queen's Gambit Declined
8. P Frydman vs L Palau  1-0431939Buenos AiresD60 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense
9. Guimard vs J Gerschman  1-0371939Buenos AiresA46 Queen's Pawn Game
10. M Czerniak vs F Benko  1-0481939Buenos AiresA45 Queen's Pawn Game
11. J Gerschman vs M Luckis  1-0601939Buenos AiresE33 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
12. Najdorf vs M Czerniak 1-0791939Buenos AiresA51 Budapest Gambit
13. M Czerniak vs Guimard  1-0741939Buenos AiresA45 Queen's Pawn Game
14. R Grau vs L Palau  1-0711939Buenos AiresD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
15. P Frydman vs J Gerschman  1-0411939Buenos AiresD56 Queen's Gambit Declined
16. M Luckis vs F Benko  1-0461939Buenos AiresA90 Dutch
17. J Gerschman vs Graf-Stevenson  1-0411939Buenos AiresE81 King's Indian, Samisch
18. Guimard vs M Luckis  1-0881939Buenos AiresD04 Queen's Pawn Game
19. Stahlberg vs L Palau 1-0401939Buenos AiresA13 English
20. R Grau vs J Gerschman  1-0311939Buenos AiresD63 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense
21. Najdorf vs Keres 1-0261939Buenos AiresD11 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
22. M Czerniak vs M Luckis  1-0251939Buenos AiresA19 English, Mikenas-Carls, Sicilian Variation
23. Guimard vs Graf-Stevenson  1-0581939Buenos AiresD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
24. L Palau vs M Czerniak  1-0431939Buenos AiresA48 King's Indian
25. M Luckis vs P Frydman  1-0791939Buenos AiresE18 Queen's Indian, Old Main line, 7.Nc3
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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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