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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; 20 games  PGN Download 
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. L Palau vs F Benko  ½-½381939Buenos AiresD05 Queen's Pawn Game
2. R Grau vs P Frydman  ½-½411939Buenos AiresD11 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
3. Graf-Stevenson vs R Grau  ½-½421939Buenos AiresD00 Queen's Pawn Game
4. P Frydman vs Najdorf  ½-½371939Buenos AiresE67 King's Indian, Fianchetto
5. M Luckis vs Stahlberg  ½-½341939Buenos AiresD32 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
6. L Palau vs M Luckis  ½-½371939Buenos AiresE19 Queen's Indian, Old Main line, 9.Qxc3
7. R Grau vs M Czerniak  ½-½411939Buenos AiresA56 Benoni Defense
8. Graf-Stevenson vs Stahlberg  ½-½781939Buenos AiresD43 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
9. Stahlberg vs R Grau  ½-½661939Buenos AiresD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
10. Keres vs P Frydman  ½-½411939Buenos AiresD15 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
11. Najdorf vs Stahlberg  ½-½301939Buenos AiresD41 Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch
12. Keres vs R Grau ½-½631939Buenos AiresD50 Queen's Gambit Declined
13. P Frydman vs Guimard  ½-½601939Buenos AiresA92 Dutch
14. Keres vs Stahlberg  ½-½411939Buenos AiresC07 French, Tarrasch
15. Stahlberg vs J Gerschman  ½-½491939Buenos AiresD11 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
16. R Grau vs Guimard  ½-½331939Buenos AiresB05 Alekhine's Defense, Modern
17. Graf-Stevenson vs M Luckis  ½-½401939Buenos AiresA47 Queen's Indian
18. M Czerniak vs P Frydman  ½-½411939Buenos AiresA13 English
19. Guimard vs Najdorf  ½-½331939Buenos AiresD11 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
20. M Luckis vs R Grau  ½-½341939Buenos AiresD55 Queen's Gambit Declined
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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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