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US Open 1939, New York = 40th ACF Congress
Compiled by Phony Benoni
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<40th ACF Congress
New York, New York
July 18-29, 1939>

This tournament marked a transtion in the history of chess in the United States, when at the closing dinner an announcement was made of the agreed merger between the American Chess Federation and National Chess Federation. Beginning the next year, the United States Chess Federation would organize the US Open, and the tournament took another step in its development.

It was a time for innovation elsewhere as well. The New York World's Fair of 1939-40 had opened a couple of months earlier, and its motto "The World of Tomorrow" seemed to inspired the chess community as well, as detailed in this report from the "Dunkirk (N.Y.) Evening Observer" for July 19, 1939:

<"NEW CHESS RULES IN EFFECT AT TOURNAMENT

"The 40th Annual American Chess Federation tournament got under way today with the old time 'think-as-long-as-you-like' formula barred.

"Players must complete 40 moves with two hours under the present rules and special time clocks have been installed in both the women's and men's play rooms.">

What will they think of next?

As for 1939, there is some confusion about the official name of the tournament. Usually, it's called the 40th American Chess Federation Congress, keeping the traditional numbering alive. And officers of the ACF were heavily involved in the organization, particularly Milton Hanauer and Fred Reinfeld (did the man do everything?). Also, this was the name used in daily reports in the <New York Times.> While the report in <The Chess Review> of September 1939 called it "1939 North American Championship, that may have applied only to the formal name of the Championship Final. I'm going to stick with the ACF designation for the tournament as a whole.

The <New York Times> for July 18, 1939, gives some of the conditions: two rounds daily, at 1:30 and 7:30 pm. Time control of 40 moves in two hours, adjournments after four hours play to be continued the next morning. Originally, there were to be three eight-player sections each qualifying four players for the Championship Final, though late entries changed this to four seven-player sections, each with three qualifiers. Play apparently began on the 18th, following an organizational player's meeting on the 17th.

With international play stifled by the winds of war, Samuel Reshevesky and Reuben Fine were back in town. Reshevsky was attempting to be the first to hold the US Championship and ACF titles simultaneously, but Fine was a perfect 4/4 in this tournament. Nor could 1936 champion Al Horowitz be counted out. Overall attendance dropped to 28, perhaps because of last-minute arrangements; the tournament had originally been scheduled to be played in California.

Preliminary Section 1

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 1 Samuel Reshevsky * 1 1 1 1 1 5.5 Championship 2 Olaf Ulvestad 0 * 1 1 1 1 4.5 Championship 3 Weaver Warren Adams 0 0 * 1 1 1 1 4.0 Championship 4 Joseph Lyon Rauch 0 0 * 1 1 3.0 Consolation 5 Irving Rivise 0 0 0 * 1 1 2.5 Consolation 6 Nicholas R Bellome 0 0 0 0 * 1.0 Class A 7 Bernard Wolk 0 0 0 0 0 * 0.5 Class A

Three players were to qualify from each preliminary section into the Championship final, and there were no surprises here.

Preliminary Section 2

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 1 Reuben Fine X 1 1 1 4.5 Championship 2 Herbert Seidman X 1 1 4.0 Championship 3 Gabriel Hellman 0 X 0 1 1 1 3.5 Championship 4 Daniel Abraham Yanofsky 0 1 X 0 1 1 3.5 Consolation 5 Bernard Friend 0 0 1 X 1 1 3.5 Consolation 6 Boris Garfinkel 0 0 0 0 X 1 1.5 Class A 7 Mark Peckar 0 0 0 0 0 X 0.5 Class A

A close fight developed for the third ticket into the Championship, which was eventually decided by a coin flip conducted by Tournament Referee Fred Reinfeld. (Yes, the man did do everything.). Hellman actually had the lowest Sonnenbor-Berger tiebreak among the tied players, but once again it was better to be lucky than good.

Preliminary Section 3

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 1 Israel Albert Horowitz * 1 1 1 4.5 Championship 2 Charles Jaffe * 1 0 1 1 1 4.5 Championship 3 Matthew Green 0 * 0 1 1 1 3.5 Championship 4 Samuel Kitces 0 1 1 * 0 0 1 3.0 Consolation 5 Michael Neckermann 0 0 1 * 1 0 2.5 Consolation 6 John E Fulop 0 0 0 1 0 * 1.5 7 Schulyer Broughton 0 0 0 0 1 * 1.5 Class A

Matthew Green was another young player making a name for himself. He would still be playing at the US Open in the 1980s.

Preliminary Section 4

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 1 Albert Pinkus * 1 1 1 1 5.0 Championship 2 Anthony Santasiere * 1 1 1 4.5 Championship 3 Boris Blumin 0 * 1 1 1 1 4.5 Championship 4 Walter Bradford Suesman 0 0 * 1 1 1 3.5 Consolation 5 Carl Pilnick 0 0 0 0 * 1 1 2.0 Consolation 6 Thomas J Connelly 0 0 0 0 0 * 1 1.0 Class A 7 Joseph Hidalgo 0 0 0 0 0 * 0.5 Class A

Pinkus returned from an expedition collecting natural specimens in the Guianas to win the section. Blumin and Santasiere had shown plenty of promise earlier, so their showings were hardly a surprise.

Championship

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 1 Reuben Fine X 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 10.5 2 Samuel Reshevsky X 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 10.0 3 Israel Albert Horowitz 0 0 X 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 8.0 4 Albert Pinkus 0 X 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 7.5 5 Anthony Santasiere 0 0 0 1 X 1 0 1 1 1 6.0 6 Herbert Seidman 0 0 X 0 1 1 1 1 6.0 7 Matthew Green 0 0 0 0 X 0 1 1 4.0 8 Gabriel Hellman 0 0 0 0 0 1 X 1 0 1 4.0 9 Weaver Warren Adams 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 X 0 1 1 3.5 10 Olaf Ulvestad 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 X 0 1 3.5 11 Boris Blumin 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 X 1 3.0 12 Charles Jaffe 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 X 0.0

Fine and Reshevsky left absolutely no doubt who were the big dogs in town. Pinkus collected another rare specimen by drawing with Reshevsky, and that was the difference. Illness compelled Jaffe's withdrawal after five rounds.

Consolation Tournament

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 1 Daniel Abraham Yanofsky X 1 1 1 1 1 6.0 2 Bernard Friend 0 X 1 1 1 1 5.0 3 Michael Neckerman X 0 1 1 1 4.5 4 Samuel Kitces 0 0 1 X 0 1 3.0 5 Joseph Lyon Rauch 0 0 X 1 3.0 6 Carl Pilnick 0 0 0 1 X 0 1 2.5 7 Walter Bradford Suesman 0 0 1 X 0 2.5 8 Irving Rivise 0 0 0 0 0 1 X 1.5

The best way to win a coin flip is to ensure it never happens! Yanofsky opened a few eyes here, foreshadowing his performance at the Buenos Aires Olympiad.

Class A

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 1 Bernard Wolk X 0 1 1 1 1 1 5.0 2 Boris Garfinkel 1 X 1 0 1 1 4.5 3 Nicholas R Bellome 0 0 X 1 1 1 3.5 4 Mark Peckar 0 1 0 X 0 1 1 3.0 5 Schuyler Broughton 0 0 0 1 X 1 0 2.0 6 Thomas J Connely 0 0 0 0 X 1 1.5 7 Joseph Hidalgo 0 0 0 1 0 X 1.5

It was not a Wolk in the park for the victor, but he still managed to finish on top after losing to Boris and Garfinkel. (I need a vacation.)

That's how the pre-US Open era ended. After a few slow years due to war, the tournament would soon expand beyond recognition.

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Additional Games

The following twelve games, supplied by <sachistu>, were submitted on 4/24/2016: .

Weaver Warren Adams - Matthew Green B84
40th ACF Congress (US Open). Final New York, NY USA (4), 23.07.1939

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 e6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 d6 6.Be2 a6 7.a4 Qc7 8.0-0 b6 9.f4 Bb7 10.Bf3 Nbd7 11.f5 e5 12.Nb3 Nc5 13.Qe2 h6 14.Nd2 Be7 15.Nc4 Ncd7 16.Be3 Rc8 17.b3 Qb8 18.g4 Bc6 19.Rfd1 Ba8 20.h4 Kf8 21.g5 hxg5 22.hxg5 Nh7 23.Nd5 Bxd5 24.Rxd5 Nxg5 25.Bxg5 Bxg5 26.Nxd6 Nf6 27.Nxc8 Nxd5 28.exd5 e4 29.Bxe4 Qg3+ 30.Kf1 Be3 31.Qg2 Rh1+ 32.Ke2 Rh2 33.Qxh2 Qxh2+ 34.Kxe3 Qg3+ 35.Kd4 Qf2+ 36.Kd3 Qg3+ 37.Kd4 Qf2+ 38.Kd3 Qg3+ -

Weaver Warren Adams - Israel Albert Horowitz C15
40th ACF Congress (US Open). Final New York, NY USA (7), 25.07.1939

1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.Bd3 dxe4 5.Bxe4 Nf6 6.Bg5 c5 7.Nf3 h6 8.Bxf6 Qxf6 9.0-0 0-0 10.Nb5 Qe7 11.c3 Ba5 12.dxc5 Qxc5 13.a4 Rd8 14.Qe2 Qe7 15.b4 Bc7 16.Qc4 Na6 17.Rad1 Kf8 18.Nxc7 Nxc7 19.Ne5 Nd5 20.Qd3 Qf6 21.f4 Bd7 22.c4 Nb6 23.a5 Ba4 24.Qe3 Bxd1 25.axb6 axb6 26.Bxb7 Ra2 27.Qxb6 Be2 28.Re1 g5 29.Qf2 Qxf4 30.Qxf4 gxf4 31.c5 Bb5 32.c6 Rc2 33.Nd7+ Rxd7 34.cxd7 Bxd7 35.Be4 Rb2 36.Rd1 Rxb4 37.Rxd7 Rxe4 38.Kf2 Kg7 39.Kf3 Ra4 40.Rb7 Kf6 0-1

Bernard Friend - Daniel Abraham Yanofsky E48
40th ACF Congress (US Open). Consolatio New York, NY USA (1), 21.07.1939

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 Bb4 4.e3 0-0 5.Bd3 d5 6.Qc2 c5 7.a3 cxd4 8.axb4 dxc3 9.bxc3 dxc4 10.Bxc4 b6 11.Be2 Bb7 12.Bf3 Nc6 13.Ne2 Qc7 14.Ba3 Rfe8 15.0-0 e5 16.Ng3 Ne7 17.Bxb7 Qxb7 18.c4 a6 19.c5 b5 20.Rad1 Rad8 21.Bb2 Qc7 22.Rxd8 Rxd8 23.Nf5 Nxf5 24.Qxf5 Nd7 25.f4 exf4 26.Rxf4 Nf8 27.Bd4 Ng6 28.Rg4 Qd7 29.Qxd7 Rxd7 30.Kf1 f6 31.Ke2 Kf7 32.Kd2 Ne5 33.Rf4 Nc6 34.Kc3 Ne7 35.Kb3 Nd5 36.Rf3 Re7 37.Rh3 Kg6 38.Rg3+ Kf5 39.Rh3 h6 40.Rf3+ Ke4 41.Rf1 Re6 42.Rd1 Re7 43.Rd2 Nxe3 44.Bxe3 Kxe3 45.Rd6 Ra7 46.Rb6 Kf2 47.c6 Rc7 48.Rxa6 Kxg2 49.Ra2+ Kg1 50.Rc2 f5 51.Rc5 f4 52.Rf5 Rxc6 53.Rxf4 Kxh2 0-1

Gabriel Hellman - Weaver Warren Adams C51
40th ACF Congress (US Open). Final New York, NY USA (5), 23.07.1939

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Bc5 4.b4 Bb6 5.Bb2 Qe7 6.0-0 d6 7.a4 a5 8.b5 Nd8 9.d4 Bg4 10.c3 Nf6 11.Nbd2 0-0 12.Re1 Ne6 13.h3 Bh5 14.Nb3 Nd7 15.Bd5 Rab8 16.Re3 Nf4 17.c4 Rfc8 18.c5 dxc5 19.dxe5 Nxe5 20.Bxe5 Bxf3 21.Rxf3 Qxe5 22.Bxf7+ Kxf7 23.Qd5+ Qxd5 24.Rxf4+ Ke6 25.exd5+ Kd6 26.Nd2 Re8 27.Nc4+ Kd7 28.Rf7+ Re7 29.Rxe7+ Kxe7 30.Re1+ Kd7 31.f4 Rf8 32.g3 Ba7 33.Kg2 g5 34.Kf3 gxf4 35.gxf4 Bb8 36.Rg1 Ke7 37.Rg7+ Kf6 38.Rxh7 c6 39.d6 cxb5 40.axb5 Ke6 41.Ke4 a4 42.Re7+ Kf6 43.Kd5 Rd8 44.Re3 1-0

Israel Albert Horowitz,I - Boris Blumin C90
40th ACF Congress (US Open). Final New York, NY USA (8), 25.07.1939

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.0-0 Be7 6.Re1 b5 7.Bb3 d6 8.c3 Na5 9.Bc2 c5 10.d4 cxd4 11.cxd4 Qc7 12.h3 0-0 13.Nc3 Nc6 14.Be3 Nb4 15.Bb3 Rb8 16.Rc1 Qb7 17.dxe5 dxe5 18.Nxe5 a5 19.a3 Na6 20.Nd5 Nxe4 21.Nxe7+ Qxe7 22.Nc6 Qf6 23.Nxb8 Nxb8 24.Qd5 Qg6 25.Bc2 Bf5 26.Bf4 Ng3 27.Bxg3 Bxc2 28.Qc5 Be4 29.Qxb5 h5 30.Rxe4 1-0

Samuel Kitces - Daniel Abraham Yanofsky E11
40th ACF Congress (US Open). Consolatio New York, NY USA (3), 23.07.1939

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nf3 Bb4+ 4.Bd2 Be7 5.Nc3 d5 6.e3 c6 7.Bd3 Nbd7 8.0-0 0-0 9.Qe2 Re8 10.Rfd1 Qc7 11.Rac1 dxc4 12.Bxc4 Nb6 13.Bb3 Nfd7 14.Ne4 h6 15.Ba5 Qb8 16.Ng3 Bd6 17.Nh4 Nf8 18.Qh5 Nd5 19.e4 Nf6 20.Qe2 e5 21.Qc4 Ne6 22.dxe5 Bxe5 23.Bc3 Bxc3 24.Rxc3 Ng5 25.Qd4 Be6 26.Bxe6 Rxe6 27.Re3 Qf4 28.Nhf5 Rae8 29.Nh5 Qg4 30.Nxf6+ Rxf6 31.Qd7 Ree6 32.e5 Rxf5 33.Rd4 Rf4 34.Qc8+ Kh7 35.Rd8 Rd4 36.Rh8+ Kg6 37.h3 Rd1+ 38.Kh2 Qf4+ 39.Rg3 Qc1 40.Re3 Rh1+ 41.Kg3 Re1 0-1

Michael Neckerman - Daniel Abraham Yanofsky C07
40th ACF Congress (US Open). Consolatio New York, NY USA (5), 25.07.1939

1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5 3.Nd2 c5 4.exd5 Qxd5 5.Ngf3 Nc6 6.Bc4 Qd8 7.0-0 Nf6 8.Qe2 Nxd4 9.Nxd4 cxd4 10.Nb3 Bd6 11.Rd1 0-0 12.Nxd4 a6 13.Bg5 Qe7 14.Qf3 Be5 15.c3 Qc7 16.Bd3 Bxh2+ 17.Kh1 Be5 18.Re1 Bd7 19.Qh3 h5 20.Bxf6 Bxf6 21.Qxh5 g6 22.Bxg6 fxg6 23.Qxg6+ Bg7 24.Nxe6 Bxe6 25.Qxe6+ Qf7 26.Kg1 Rae8 27.Qxf7+ Kxf7 28.Kf1 Rxe1+ 29.Rxe1 Rd8 30.Ke2 Ke6 31.Kf3+ Be5 32.Re2 Rd7 33.Ke4 Rd1 34.f4 Bd6 35.g3 Bc5 36.Rh2 Re1+ 37.Kf3 Re3+ 38.Kg4 Be7 39.Rh6+ Bf6 -

Irving Rivise - Bernard Wolk D05
40th ACF Congress (US Open). Prelim 1 New York, NY USA (3), 19.07.1939

1.d4 Nf6 2.Nf3 e6 3.e3 c5 4.c3 Nc6 5.Bd3 d5 6.Nbd2 Bd6 7.0-0 0-0 8.Re1 e5 9.dxe5 Nxe5 10.Nxe5 Bxe5 11.e4 Re8 12.exd5 Qxd5 13.Nf3 h6 14.Bf4 Bg4 15.Bxe5 Bxf3 16.Qxf3 Rxe5 17.Qxd5 Rxd5 18.Bc4 Rd2 19.Re7 Rad8 20.Rae1 Rxb2 21.Bxf7+ Kh7 22.Be6 h5 23.Bf5+ Kh6 24.h4 Rd6 25.Rf7 Ng4 26.f3 g6 27.fxg4 gxf5 28.gxf5 Rd8 29.Re6# 1-0

Daniel Abraham Yanofsky - Mark Peckar D67
40th ACF Congress (US Open). Prelim 2 New York, NY USA (4), 19.07.1939

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 d5 3.Nc3 e6 4.Bg5 Be7 5.Nf3 Nbd7 6.e3 0-0 7.Rc1 c6 8.Bd3 dxc4 9.Bxc4 Nd5 10.Bxe7 Qxe7 11.0-0 N5b6 12.Bb3 e5 13.h3 e4 14.Nd2 Nf6 15.Re1 Nbd5 16.Bc2 Bf5 17.Nf1 Bg6 18.Bb1 Nxc3 19.bxc3 c5 20.Qb3 Rfc8 21.c4 Ne8 22.a4 Rab8 23.Ng3 f5 24.Ne2 Bf7 25.d5 Nd6 26.Ba2 g5 27.Kh1 Rf8 28.Rf1 Bg6 29.Bb1 Qg7 30.Rce1 Qh6 31.Kh2 f4 32.exf4 gxf4 33.f3 exf3 34.Rxf3 Rbe8 35.Bxg6 hxg6 36.Qd3 Re4 37.Ref1 g5 38.g3 g4 39.Rxf4 Rfxf4 40.Nxf4 Rd4 41.Qe2 Rxf4 42.gxf4 Qxh3+ 43.Kg1 Nxc4 44.Qh2 Qe3+ 45.Qf2 g3 46.Qxe3 Nxe3 47.d6 1-0

Daniel Abraham Yanofsky - Irving Rivise E15
40th ACF Congress (US Open). Consolatio New York, NY USA (4), 24.07.1939

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nf3 b6 4.g3 Bb7 5.Bg2 Qc8!? 5...Be7 6.0-0 c5 7.b3 cxd4 8.Nxd4 d5 9.Bf4 Nbd7 10.Bg5 dxc4 11.Bxb7 Qxb7 12.Bxf6 Nxf6 13.bxc4 Bc5 14.Nc3 0-0-0 15.Ncb5 Bxd4 16.Nxd4 e5 17.e3 exd4 18.exd4 Qd7 19.d5 Ne4 20.a4 Kb7 21.a5 h5 22.Qd4 Nc5 23.Rfb1 Qc7 24.Rb5 Rd6 25.Rab1 Rc8 26.Qe3 Ka8 27.Qa3 bxa5 28.Rxa5 Rb6 29.Ra1 a6 30.Ra2 Qd6 31.Qf3 Rc7 32.Qxh5 g6 33.Qg4 f5 34.Qd4 Kb7 35.R5a3 Qf6 36.Qe3 Qe7 37.Qd2 Qe4 38.Rb2 Rxb2 39.Qxb2+ Kc8 40.Re3 Qxc4 41.Re8+ Kd7 42.Qe5 Qc1+ 43.Kg2 Qg5 44.f4 Qd8 45.Rxd8+ Kxd8 46.d6 Chessbase listed as prelim 1-0

Daniel Abraham Yanofsky - Herbert Seidman B73
40th ACF Congress (US Open). Prelim 2 New York, NY USA (2), 18.07.1939

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 g6 6.Be2 Bg7 7.0-0 Nc6 8.Be3 0-0 9.h3 a6 10.Qd2 Qc7 11.f4 Na5 12.Rae1 Nc4 13.Bxc4 Qxc4 14.e5 dxe5 15.fxe5 Nd5 16.Nxd5 Qxd5 17.Nf5 Qxd2 18.Nxe7+ Kh8 19.Bxd2 Be6 20.Bg5 Rad8 21.Bf6 Rd2 22.Rf2 Rfd8 23.b3 h6 24.c4 R8d7 25.Ree2 Rxe2 26.Rxe2 Kh7 27.Rc2 Rd1+ 28.Kf2 Bf8 29.Nd5 Bf5 30.Re2 Bc5+ 31.Ne3 Bd3 32.b4 Ba7 33.c5 Bxe2 34.Kxe2 Ra1 35.Nc4 Rxa2+ 36.Kd3 Rxg2 37.Nd6 Bb8 38.Nxf7 Rg3+ 39.Kc4 Re3 40.Nd6 h5 41.e6 Kg8 42.e7 Bxd6 43.cxd6 Kf7 44.Bd4 Re4 45.Kd5 Re1 0-1

Daniel Abraham Yanofsky - Walter Bradford Suesman B45 40th ACF Congress (US Open). Consolatio New York, NY USA (6), 26.07.1939

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 e6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 Nc6 6.Be2 Bb4 7.Nxc6 dxc6 8.Qxd8+ Kxd8 9.Bg5 h6 10.0-0-0+ Bd7 11.Bxf6+ gxf6 12.Rd3 Ke7 13.Rhd1 Rad8 14.a3 Bc5 15.f4 Bc8 16.Bh5 Rxd3 17.Rxd3 Rg8 18.Bf3 Rd8 19.Kd2 b6 20.Rxd8 Kxd8 21.Ne2 a5 22.c3 e5 23.f5 Ba6 24.Ng3 Bg1 25.h3 Bf2 26.Nh1 Bh4 27.Kc2 a4 28.g3 Bg5 29.Nf2 Bc4 30.Kb1 Ke7 31.h4 Bd2 32.Kc2 Be3 33.Ng4 Bb3+ 34.Kb1 Bd2 35.Be2 Be1 36.Nxh6 Bxg3 37.Ng8+ Kf8 38.Nxf6 Ke7 39.Ng4 Bxh4 40.Nxe5 Kd6 41.Nf3 Bg3 42.Bd3 Bf4 43.Bc2 c5 44.Bd3 Bd1 45.Ng1 Ke5 46.Ne2 Be3 47.c4 Bxe2 48.Bxe2 Kxe4 -

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Sources:

American Chess Bulletin, July/August 1939, p. 86-94.

Chess Results 1936-1940 / Gino di Felice, p. 257-258.

"1939 North American Championship". <Chess Review>, September 1939, p. 173-183.

Reuben Fine : a comprehensive record of an American Chess Career, 1929-1951 / Aidan Woodger. Jefferson, NC : McFarland, 2004.

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Prelim 1, Round 1 (Tuesday, July 18): NYT 7/19; BDE 7/20 ACB 92
Reshevsky vs B Wolk, 1939
(D35) Queen's Gambit Declined, 37 moves, 1-0

Prelim 1, Round 2 (Tuesday, July 18): ACB 1939:91
O Ulvestad vs Reshevsky, 1939
(A09) Reti Opening, 31 moves, 0-1

Prelim 1, Round 3 (Wednesday, July 19): NYT 1939.07.20
Reshevsky vs J Rauch, 1939
(B20) Sicilian, 20 moves, 1/2-1/2

Prelim 1, Round 4 (Wednesday, July 19): NYT, 1939.07.21
N Bellome vs Reshevsky, 1939
(E33) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 39 moves, 0-1

Prelim 1, Round 6 (Thursday, July 20): NYT 1939.07.22
Reshevsky vs W Adams, 1939
(C98) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 30 moves, 1-0

Prelim 1, Round 7 (Friday, July 21); NYT, 1939.07.22
I Rivise vs Reshevsky, 1939
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 17 moves, 0-1

Prelim 2, Round 1 (Tuesday, July 18): NYT 7/19, BDE 7/20; CR180
Fine vs Yanofsky, 1939
(A31) English, Symmetrical, Benoni Formation, 43 moves, 1/2-1/2

Prelim 2, Round 2 (Tuesday, July 18): ACB 1939:93; Woodger 479
Fine vs B Garfinkel, 1939 
(E40) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, 23 moves, 1-0

Prelim 2, Round 3, (Wednesday, July 19): Woodger 480; NYT 7/20
M Peckar vs Fine, 1939 
(B20) Sicilian, 8 moves, 0-1

Prelim 2, Round 3 (Wednesday, July 19)
B Garfinkel vs Yanofsky, 1939 
(E38) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 4...c5, 39 moves, 0-1

Prelim 2, Round 4 (Wednesday, July 19): Woodger 481
Fine vs G Hellman, 1939
(C84) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 41 moves, 1-0

Prelim 2, Round 5 (Thursday, July 20): NYT 1939.07.21
G Hellman vs Yanofsky, 1939
(C14) French, Classical, 34 moves, 0-1

Prelim 2, Round 5 (Thursday, July 20): Woodger 482
B Friend vs Fine, 1939
(D70) Neo-Grunfeld Defense, 45 moves, 1/2-1/2

Prelim 2, Round 6 (Thursday, July 20)
Yanofsky vs B Friend, 1939
(B13) Caro-Kann, Exchange, 57 moves, 0-1

Prelim 2, Round 7 (Friday, July 21): NYT 7/22; Woodger 483
Seidman vs Fine, 1939
(A34) English, Symmetrical, 15 moves, 1/2-1/2

Prelim 3, Round 5 (Thursday, July 20): 365.Chess
Michael Neckerman vs S Kitces, 1939
(D74) Neo-Grunfeld, 6.cd Nxd5, 7.O-O, 34 moves, 1-0

Prelim 4, Round 2 (Tuesday, July 18)
Santasiere vs B Blumin, 1939 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 29 moves, 1-0

Prelim 4, Round 2 (Tuesday, July 18): CR 1939.10:209
C Pilnick vs Pinkus, 1939 
(A03) Bird's Opening, 23 moves, 0-1

Final, Round 1 (Friday, July 21): NYT 7/23; CR 181; ACB 94
W Adams vs O Ulvestad, 1939
(B29) Sicilian, Nimzovich-Rubinstein, 23 moves, 0-1

Final, Round 1 (Friday, July 21): NYT 1939.07.25
Fine vs Santasiere, 1939
(C86) Ruy Lopez, Worrall Attack, 58 moves, 1-0

Final, Round 1 (Friday, July 21): NYT 1939.07.23
M Green vs Reshevsky, 1939
(D95) Grunfeld, 42 moves, 0-1

Final, Round 1 (Friday, July 21): NYT 7/23; CR 215; ACB 92
G Hellman vs Pinkus, 1939
(C53) Giuoco Piano, 40 moves, 0-1

Final, Round 1 (Friday, July 21):
I A Horowitz vs C Jaffe, 1939
(E01) Catalan, Closed, 56 moves, 1-0

Final, Round 2 (Saturday, July 22): NYT 1939.07.23; CR 1939:179
Seidman vs Fine, 1939 
(D41) Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 37 moves, 0-1

Final, Round 2 (Saturday, July 22): CR 1939:226
W Adams vs B Blumin, 1939
(C26) Vienna, 28 moves, 1-0

Final, Round 2 (Saturday, July 22): NYT 07/26; BDE 07/27
Reshevsky vs G Hellman, 1939 
(D48) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, Meran, 71 moves, 1-0

Final, Round 3 (Saturday, July 22): CR 1939:180
Fine vs W Adams, 1939
(D06) Queen's Gambit Declined, 34 moves, 1-0

Final, Round 3 (Saturday, July 22): CR 1939:190
B Blumin vs O Ulvestad, 1939
(A52) Budapest Gambit, 19 moves, 1-0

Final, Round 3 (Saturday, July 22):
C Jaffe vs Pinkus, 1939
(D38) Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin Variation, 31 moves, 0-1

Final, Round 3 (Saturday, July 23): CR 1939:180
G Hellman vs Santasiere, 1939 
(B50) Sicilian, 38 moves, 0-1

Final, Round 3 (Saturday, July 22): NYT 1939.07.25; CR 1939:178
I A Horowitz vs Reshevsky, 1939 
(D74) Neo-Grunfeld, 6.cd Nxd5, 7.O-O, 33 moves, 0-1

Final, Round 4 (Sunday, July 23): NYT 1939.07.25; Woodger 487
B Blumin vs Fine, 1939
(E33) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 36 moves, 0-1

Final, Round 4 (Sunday, July 23): CR 1939:180
Seidman vs G Hellman, 1939 
(D38) Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin Variation, 23 moves, 0-1

Final, Round 4 (Sunday,July 23): CR 1939:236
Santasiere vs I A Horowitz, 1939
(A28) English, 50 moves, 0-1

Final, Round 4 (Sunday, July 23): NYT 1939.07.25
Reshevsky vs C Jaffe, 1939
(D51) Queen's Gambit Declined, 38 moves, 1-0

Final, Round 4 (Sunday, July 23)
O Ulvestad vs Pinkus, 1939
(D52) Queen's Gambit Declined, 38 moves, 0-1

Final, Round 5 (Sunday, July 23): CR 1939:180
M Green vs B Blumin, 1939
(D51) Queen's Gambit Declined, 27 moves, 1-0

Final, Round 5 (Sunday, July 23): CR 1939:181; ACB 1939:91
Pinkus vs Reshevsky, 1939 
(C88) Ruy Lopez, 40 moves, 1/2-1/2

Final, Round 5 (sunday, July 23): NYT 7/26; CR 179; ACB 94
Fine vs O Ulvestad, 1939
(D11) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 42 moves, 1-0

Final, Round 6 (Monday, July 24): CR 1939:230
Santasiere vs B Blumin, 1939
(A03) Bird's Opening, 61 moves, 1-0

Final, Round 6 (Monday, July 24): NYT 1939.07.26' CR 1939:182
Reshevsky vs Fine, 1939
(E57) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line with 8...dc and 9...cd, 27 moves, 1/2-1/2

Final, Round 6 (Monday, July 24): CR 1939:177
Pinkus vs M Green, 1939 
(B95) Sicilian, Najdorf, 6...e6, 58 moves, 1-0

Final, Round 7 (Tuesday, July 25)
Fine vs M Green, 1939
(D23) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 25 moves, 1-0

Final, Round 7 (Tuesday, July 25): CR 1939:213
O Ulvestad vs Reshevsky, 1939 
(A49) King's Indian, Fianchetto without c4, 40 moves, 0-1

Final, Round 7 (Tuesday, July 25): CR 1939:231
Santasiere vs Pinkus, 1939 
(A04) Reti Opening, 45 moves, 1-0

Final, Round 7 (Tuesday, July 25): CR 1939:181
B Blumin vs G Hellman, 1939 
(D50) Queen's Gambit Declined, 28 moves, 1-0

Final, Round 8 (Tuesday, July 25):NYT 7/27; ACB 93; Woodger 491
G Hellman vs Fine, 1939
(B45) Sicilian, Taimanov, 37 moves, 0-1

Final, Round 8 (Tuesday, July 25): NYT 7/27; CR 179; ACB 90
Reshevsky vs Santasiere, 1939 
(D19) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch, 36 moves, 1-0

Final. Round 9 (Wednesday, July 26): NYT 7/28; CR 176; ACB 89
Fine vs I A Horowitz, 1939 
(D34) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 34 moves, 1-0

Final, Round 9 (Wednesday, July 26): NYT 7/28; CR 182; ACB 93
Seidman vs Reshevsky, 1939
(A03) Bird's Opening, 32 moves, 0-1

Final, Round 9 (Wednesday, July 26)
O Ulvestad vs Santasiere, 1939
(E90) King's Indian, 55 moves, 0-1

Final, Round 9 (Wednesday, July 26)
W Adams vs Pinkus, 1939
(B15) Caro-Kann, 40 moves, 0-1

Final, Round 10 (Thursday, July 27): NYT 7/29; CR 1939:177
Reshevsky vs W Adams, 1939 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 41 moves, 1-0

Final, Round 10 (THursday, July 27): CR 1939:182
I A Horowitz vs M Green, 1939
(D78) Neo-Grunfeld, 6.O-O c6, 37 moves, 1-0

Final, Round 10 (Thursday, July 27): NYT 1939.07.29
Pinkus vs B Blumin, 1939
(C84) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 42 moves, 1-0

Final, Round 11 (Friday, July 28): NYT 1939.07.30
B Blumin vs Reshevsky, 1939
(D72) Neo-Grunfeld, 5.cd, Main line, 37 moves, 0-1

Final, Round 11 (Friday, July 28): NYT 1939.07.30
Fine vs Pinkus, 1939
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 33 moves, 1-0

Consolation, Round 2 (Saturday, July 22)
Yanofsky vs J Rauch, 1939
(C88) Ruy Lopez, 38 moves, 1-0

Consolation, Round 5 (Tuesday, July 25)
I Rivise vs W Suesman, 1939 
(C12) French, McCutcheon, 27 moves, 1-0

Consolation, Round 7 (Thursday, July 27)
C Pilnick vs Yanofsky, 1939 
(C13) French, 27 moves, 0-1

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