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US Open 1940, Dallas
Compiled by Phony Benoni
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41st US Open
<Dallas, Texas> <August 19-28, 1940>

The USCF Open didn't get off to a great start, with only 27 participants. Dallas proved a bit too far out of the way for most of the regulars, something which became a recurrent problem as the national scope of the event often moved it away from familiar areas. The war in Europe was probably distracting as well, and may have discouraged extensive travel. Also, the dates conflicted with the New York State Chess Association championship, further weakening the contingent from that state.

And then there's this little news filler from the <Brooklyn Daily Eagle> on Saturday, August 24, 1940:

"This modern mania for speed even has hit chess. Rules of the United States Chess Federation tournament require each player to complete 40 moves in two hours."

And with <no> increments! Horrors!! (In reality, 40/2 had been the tournament time limit for some time.)

The field was split into three preliminary sections, with pre-tournament favorites Fine, Steiner, and Adams seeded into different groups. The top three from each preliminary qualified for the championship final.

The "New York Times printed results for all rounds in the preliminaries except round 2, so it has been possible to construct complete crosstables and present a summary of the action.

Preliminary Section 1

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 1 Weaver warren Adams * 1 = 1 = 1 1 1 1 7.0 Championship Final 2 Erich Watkinson Marchand 0 * 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 7.0 Championshp Final 3 William N Kendall = 0 * 1 1 1 1 1 1 6.5 Championship Final 4 Dan E Mayers 0 0 0 * 1 1 1 1 1 5.0 Consolati9on 5 George Sturgis = 0 0 0 * 1 1 1 1 4.5 Consolation 6 Walter F Brown 0 0 0 0 0 * = 1 1 2.5 7 C B Cook 0 0 0 0 0 = * 0 1 1.5 Class A 8 Albert Meyer 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 * 0 1.0 Class A 9 Robert B M Potter 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 * 1.0 Class A

Round 1 (Monday, August 19): Mayers 0 Kendall; Meyer 0 Potter; Marchand 1 Cook; Sturgis 1 Brown; Adams - bye

Round 2 (Tuesday, August 20): Adams 1 Marchand; Kendall 1 Sturgis; Cook 0 Mayers; Brown 0 Meyer; Potter - bye

Round 3 (Tuesday, August 20): Sturgis 1 Cook; Mayers 0 Adams; Meyer 0 Kendall; Potter 0 Brown; Marchand - bye

Round 4 (Wednesday, August 21): Kendall 1 Potter; Cook 0 Meyer; Adams 1/2 Sturgis; Marchand 1 Mayers; Brown - bye

Round 5 (Wednesday, August 21): Brown 0 Kendall; Meyer 0 Adams; Potter 0 Cook; Sturgis 0 Marchand; Mayers - bye

Rouind 6 (Thursday, August 22): Cook 1/2 Brown; Adams 1 Potter; Marchand 1 Meyer; Mayers 1 Sturgis; Kendall - bye

Round 7 (Thursday, August 22): Meyer 0 Mayers; Potter 0 Marchand; Brown 0 Adams; kendall 1 Cook; Sturgis - bye

Round 8 (Friday, August 23): Marchand 1 Brown; Mayers 1 Potter; Sturgis 1 Meyer; Adams 1/2 Kendall; Cook - bye

Round 9 (Friday, August 23): Potter 1 Sturgis; Brown 0 Mayers; Kendall 0 Marchand; Cook 0 Adams; meyer - bye

Adams and Marchand have been here before; Kendall was part of the new blood from Texas that hadn't had a chance to play in previous tournaments. He won his first six games and drew with Adams before a last-round loss to Marchand dropped him to third.

Preliminary Section 2

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 1 Reuben Fine * = = = 1 1 1 1 1 6.5 Championship 2 John Charles Thompson = * 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 6.5 Championship 3 Arpad Elo = 1 * 0 = 1 1 1 1 6.0 Championship 4 Albert Roddy = 0 1 * = 0 1 1 1 5.0 Consolation 5 Joseph Lyon Rauch 0 0 = = * = 1 1 1 4.5 Consolation 6 Edgar Hartsfield 0 0 0 1 = * 1 1 1 4.5 Consolation 7 Ralph Sylvester Underwood 0 0 0 0 0 0 * = 1 1.5 Class A 8 Kirk D Holland 0 0 0 0 0 0 = * 1 1.5 Class A 9 Robert Durahm Allentharp 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 * 0.0 Class A

Round 1 (Monday, August 19): Rauch 1/2 Elo; Roddy 1 Allentharp; Thompson 1 Hartsfield; Holland 1/2 Underwood; Fine - bye

Round 2 (Tuesday, August 20): Fine 1 Rauch; Elo 0 Roddy; Hartsfield 1 Holland; Allentharp 0 Thompson; Underwood - bye

Round 3 (Tuesday, August 20): Roddy 1/2 Fine; Thompson 0 Elo; Holland 1 Allentharp; Underwood 0 Hartsfie;d; Rauch - bye

Round 4 (Wednesday, August 21): Allentharp 0 Underhaill; Elo 1 Holland; Fine 1/2 Thompson; Rauch 1/2 Roddy; Hartsfield - bye

Round 5 (Wednesday, August 21): Holland 0 Fine; Underwood 0 Elo; Hartsfield 1 Allentharp; Thompson 1 Rauch; Roddy - bye

Round 6 (THursday, August 22): Fine 1 Underwood; Elo 1 Hartsfield; Rauch 1 Holland; Roddy 0 Thompson ; Allentharp - bye

Round 7 (THursday, August 22): Holland 0 Roddy; Underwood 0 Rauch; e; Allentharp 0 Elo; Thompson - bye

Round 8 (Friday, August 23): Fine 1 Allentharp; Thompson 1 Holland; Roddy 1 Underwood; Rauch 1/2 Hartsfield; Elo - bye

Round 9 (Friday, August 23): Underwood 0 Thompson; Elo 1/2 Fine; Allentharp 0 Rauch; Hartsfield 1 Roddy; Holland - bye

This section settled nicely into three groups. Fine took it easy, as was his practice in preliminary sections, drawing with the next three players in the crosstable. Thompson was another top Texas player of the time, and also helped organized the tournament. Elo rated to make it as well. ROddy stayed with the leaders until a last-round loss; his draw with Fine is recommended viewing.

Preliminary Section 3

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 1 Herman Steiner * = 1 1 1 = 1 1 1 7.0 Championship 2 Harold Burdge = * 1 = = 1 = 1 1 6.0 Championship 3 Jesse William Stapp 0 0 * 1 = 1 1 1 1 5.5 4 Howard Ohman 0 = 0 * 1 1 1 1 1 5.5 Championshp 5 Chrles W Hrissikopoulos 0 = = 0 * 1 0 1 1 4.0 Consolation 6 Bela Rozsa = 0 0 0 0 * 1 = 1 3.0 Consolation 7 Ward Mayhew Parker Mitchell 0 = 0 0 1 0 * 1 0 2.5 Consolation 8 Edwin L Sanger 0 0 0 0 0 = 0 * 1 1.5 Class A 9 Alexander D McNabb 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 * 1.0 Class A

Round 1 (Monday, August 19): Burdge 1 Stapp (see below); Ohman 1 Mitchll; Sanger 1 McNabb; Steiner 1/2 Rozsa; Hrissikopoulos - bye

Round 2 (Tuesday, August 20): Hrissikopoulos 1/2 Burdge; Stapp 1 Ohman; McNabb 1 Steiner; Mitche;; 1 Samger; Rozsa - bye

Round 3 (Tuesday, August 20): Ohman 1 Hrissikopoulos; Sanger 0 tapp; Steiner 1 Mitchell; Rosza 1 McNabb; Brudge - bye

Herman Steiner - Ward Mayhew Parker Mitchell: 1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 c5 4.cxd5 cxd4 5.Qa4+ Bd7 6.Qxd4 exd5 7.Qxd5 Nc6 8.Bg5 Nf6 9.Qd2 Bb4 10.Nf3 0-0 11.a3 Bxc3 12.Qxc3 Ne4 13.Bxd8 Nxc3 14.Bg5 Ne4 15.e3 Bg4 16.Bf4 Rfd8 17.Be2 Rac8 18.h3 Be6 19.0-0 Bb3 20.Rfc1 Nd2 21.Rc3 Be6 22.Rd1 Nxf3+ 23.Bxf3 Rxd1+ 24.Bxd1 Rd8 25.Bf3 Rd2 26.b4 Ra2 27.Bc7 a6 28.Be4 g6 29.f4 h5 30.Bb6 Kg7 31.Kh2 Kh6 32.Bc2 Ne7 33.e4 Nc6 34.Be3 Kg7 35.Kg3 Ra1 36.Kf3 Rf1+ 37.Ke2 Ra1 38.Rxc6 Source: Los Angeles Times, September 15, 1940. 1-0

Round 4 (Wednesday, August 21): Mitchell 0 Rozsa; Stapp 0 Steiner; Hrissikopoulos 1 Sanger; Burdge 1/2 Ohman; mcNabb - bye

Jesse William Stapp - Herman Steiner: 1.Nf3 d5 2.c4 d4 3.g3 c5 4.Bg2 Nc6 5.0-0 e5 6.d3 h5 7.a3 a5 8.e4 Be7 9.h4 Bg4 10.Qd2 f6 11.Nh2 g5 12.f3 Be6 13.hxg5 fxg5 14.g4 Qd7 15.Bh3 Nh6 16.Qg2 0-0-0 17.Nd2 Rh7 18.Rf2 Rdh8 19.Ndf1 Bf6 20.Bd2 Ne7 21.Qg3 Ng6 22.gxh5 Nf4 23.Bg4 Nxd3 LAT gives on 23...NxP. Text inferred from later play. 24.Rg2 Nf4 25.Bxf4 gxf4 26.Qh3 Nxg4 27.fxg4 Rxh5 28.Qxh5 Rxh5 29.gxh5 Qh7 30.Nd2 Qxh5 31.Rf1 Bh3 32.Rg8+ Bd8 33.Rf3 Qh7 34.Rxh3 Qxg8+ 35.Kf1 a4 36.Nhf3 Ba5 37.Rh2 Bxd2 38.Nxd2 Qg3 39.Rh8+ Kc7 40.Ke2 d3+ 41.Kf1 f3 Source: Los Angeles Times, September 8, 1940. 0-1

Round 5 (Wednesday, August 21): Sanger 0 Burdge; Steiner 1 Hrissikopoulos; Rozsa 0 Stapp; McNabb 1 Mitchell; Ohman - bye

Herman Steiner - Charles W Hrissikopoulos: 1.d4 Nf6 2.Nf3 d5 3.c4 e6 4.Nc3 c5 5.cxd5 Nxd5 6.e4 Nxc3 7.bxc3 cxd4 8.cxd4 Nc6 9.a3 Be7 10.Bd3 0-0 11.e5 g6 12.Be4 Qa5+ 13.Bd2 Qa6 14.h4 Rd8 15.Be3 Bxa3 16.Bd3 Qb6 17.0-0 Bf8 18.d5 Qb2 19.Rb1 Qa2 20.dxc6 bxc6 21.Qe2 Qxe2 22.Bxe2 a5 23.Rfc1 Bd7 24.Ng5 Ba3 25.Rd1 a4 26.Bb6 Rdb8 27.Ne4 Bc8 28.Nc5 Rxb6 29.Rd8+ Kg7 30.Rxb6 Bxc5 31.Rxc6 a3 32.Rcxc8 Ra5 33.Ra8 Ba7 34.Rg8+ Kh6 35.g4 Source: Los Angeles Times, September 15, 1940. 1-0

Round 6 (Thursday, August 22): Stapp 1 McNabb; Burdge 1/2 Steiner; Ohman 1 Sanger; Hrissikopoulos 1 Rozsa; Mitchess - bye

Round 7 (Thursday, August 22): Rozsa 0 Burdge; McNabb 0 Hrissikopoulos; Mitchell 0 Stapp; Steiner 1 Ohman; Sanger - bye

Round 8 (Friday, August 23): Burdge 1 McNabb; Ohman 1 Rozsa; Sanger 0 Steiner; Hrissikopolous 0 Mitchell; Stapp - bye

Roun d8 (Friday, August 23): Rozsa 1/2 Sanger; McNabb 0 Ohman; Stapp 1/2 Hrissikopoulos; Mitchell 1/2 Burdge; Steiner - bye

This was the preliminary section with the most drama, the tie between Stapp and Ohman for the final qualifying spot coming about in a controversial manner. <Chess Review> reported the gory details:

"A curious situation developed in one of the games in which one player announced a mate in three, forgot to push his clock, his time ran out, and his opponent claimed the game on time forfeiture! Shortly thereafter the players agreed upon a draw. But this agreement was subsequently nullified by the tournament director because the game was of vital consequence to a third player. The final decision of the referee upheld the claim, to time forfeiture in spite of the announced mate in three. Moral: better complete your move in time even though you have mate on the move." (1)

The <New York TImes> mentions this incident as occurring in the round one game between Burdge and Stapp, The game was at first left as drawn, but the referee's decision gave Burdge a win by time forfeit, while Stapp was scheduled to play a tie-breaking game with Ohman for the spot in the Championship Final, (2). There is no record if this play-off game took place, but the eventual result was that Ohman played in the Championship and Stapp did not participate in the second part of the tournament.

And now, on to the chase.

Championship

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 1 Reuben Fine X 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 8.0 2 Herman Steiner 0 X 0 1 0 1 1 1 1 5.0 3 Weaver Warren Adams 0 1 X 0 1 1 1 0 4.5 4 Erich Watkinson Marchand 0 0 1 X 1 1 4.5 5 William N Kendall 0 1 0 0 X 1 3.5 6 John Charles Thompson 0 0 0 X 1 1 3.5 7 Arpad Elo 0 0 0 0 X 1 2.5 8 Howard Ohman 0 0 0 0 X 1 2.5 9 Harold Burdge 0 0 1 0 0 0 X 2.0

Some chase. The daily reports in the <New York Times> became more meager as Fine piled up the points, with no summaries printed for round 2, 4, 6, and 7. I have attempted to reconstruct the following with the help of Woodger and other information from the NYT, but cannot guarantee its total accuracy, particularly with colors. It was not possible to reconstruct the round-by-round results for the Consolation and Class A sections.

Round 1 (Saturday, August 24): Steiner 0 Adams; Elo 1/2 Marchand; Burdge 0 Fine; Ohman 1/2 Kendall; Thompson - bye

Round 2 (Sunday, August 25): Fine 1 Ohman; Kendall 1 Elo; Thompson 1 Burdge; Marchand 0 Steiner; Adams - bye

Erich Watkinson Marchand - Herman Steiner: 1.Nf3 d5 2.c4 d4 3.e3 c5 4.b4 dxe3 5.fxe3 cxb4 6.d4 e6 7.Bd3 Nc6 8.0-0 Nf6 9.Bb2 Qc7 10.e4 e5 11.d5 Bc5+ 12.Kh1 Nd4 13.Nxd4 exd4 14.e5 Ng4 15.d6 Qd8 16.Qe1 Qg5 17.Qg3 0-0 18.Rf4 f6 19.h4 Qxe5 20.Rxg4 Bxg4 21.Qxg4 Qe1+ 22.Kh2 Bxd6+ 23.g3 Qf2+ 24.Kh3 f5 25.Qg5 Qxb2 Source: Los Angeles Times, September 15, 1940. 0-1

Round 3 (Sunday, August 25): Elo 0 Fine; steiner 0 Kendall; Ohman 1/2 Thompson; Adams 0 Marchand; Burdge - bye

Round 4 (Monday, August 26): Fine 1 Steiner; Thompson 1 Elo; Kendall 0 Adams; Burdge 0 Ohman; Marchand - bye

Round 5 (Monday, August 26): Adams 0 Fine; Steiner 1 Thompson; Marchand 1 Kendall; Elo 1 Burdge; Ohman - bye

Erich Watkinson Marchand - William N Kendall: 1.e4 e6 2.a3 d5 3.e5 c5 4.b4 Nc6 5.f4 Nh6 6.Nf3 Be7 7.bxc5 Bxc5 8.d4 Bb6 9.c3 0-0 10.a4 f6 11.Ba3 Re8 12.Bd3 fxe5 13.fxe5 g6 14.h3 Ne7 15.g4 Rf8 16.0-0 Bd7 17.Ra2 Qe8 18.a5 Bd8 19.Bc1 Nf7 20.Qe2 Nc6 21.h4 Be7 22.Qh2 Kh8 23.g5 Rg8 24.h5 gxh5 25.Rg2 Nxa5 26.Bxh7 Kxh7 27.Qxh5+ Kg7 28.g6 Ng5 29.Nxg5 Rh8 30.Nh7 Source: Los Angeles Times, September 22, 1940. 1-0

Round 6 (Tuesday, August 27): Fine 1 Marchand; Ohman 1/2 Elo; Burdge 0 Steiner; Thompson 0 Adams; Kendall - bye

Harold Burdge,H - Herman Steiner: 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e5 3.dxe5 Ne4 4.Nd2 Bb4 5.Ngf3 Nc6 6.g3 Qe7 7.Bg2 Nxe5 8.0-0 Nxd2 9.Bxd2 Bxd2 10.Qxd2 0-0 11.Qc3 d6 12.Rad1 Bg4 13.Nxe5 Qxe5 14.Qxe5 dxe5 15.Rd2 c6 16.Rfd1 f6 17.Bf3 Be6 18.b3 Kf7 19.Kf1 Ke7 20.Ke1 a5 21.Be4 g5 22.a4 h5 23.Bf3 h4 24.gxh4 g4 25.Bg2 Rh8 26.Rd3 Rxh4 27.Rg3 f5 Source: Los Angeles Times, September 8, 1940. 0-1

Round 7 (Tuesday, August 27): Kendall 0 Fine; Marchand 1/2 Thompson;Steiner 1 Ohman; Adams 0 Burdge; Elo - bye

Round 8 (Wednesday, August 28): Elo 0 Steiner; Ohman 0 Adams; Burdge 1/2 Marchand; Thompson 1/2 Kendall; Fine - bye

Arpad Elo - Herman Steiner: 1.Nf3 f5 2.d4 Nf6 3.c4 e6 4.Nc3 Bb4 5.g3 0-0 6.Bg2 d6 7.Qb3 c5 8.dxc5 Bxc5 9.0-0 Nc6 10.a3 e5 11.e3 e4 12.Nd2 Ne5 13.Qc2 a6 14.b4 Ba7 15.Nb3 Be6 16.Ne2 Bxc4 17.Rd1 Bd3 18.Qb2 Rc8 19.Ned4 Qd7 20.Bd2 Bc4 21.Be1 Nd3 22.Qd2 Ng4 23.h3 Nge5 24.Nc1 d5 25.Nce2 g5 26.Rdb1 Rf6 27.a4 Qg7 28.b5 f4 29.Nc3 fxg3 30.fxg3 Bxd4 31.exd4 Nf3+ 32.Bxf3 Rxf3 33.Ne2 Rcf8 Source: Los Angeles Times, September 15, 1940. 0-1

Round 9 (Wednesday, August 28): Fine 1 Thompson; Kendall 1/2 Burdge; Adams 1/2 Elo; Marchand 1 Ohman; Steiner - bye

Probably the most interesting event of the session was Steiner's second place finish after losing three of his first four games. Also fascinating was the performance of Weaver Adams, who had recently written the book "White to Play and Win". He scored 4/4 with Black, 0.5/4 with White!

Consolation Tournament

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 1 Joseph Lyon Rauch X 1 1 0 1 1 5.0 2 Edgar Hartsfield 0 X 0 1 1 1 1 4.5 3 Charles W Hrissikopoulos 1 X 0 1 4.0 4 Dan E Mayers 1 X 0 1 4.0 5 Albert Roddy 0 0 X 1 1 1 4.0 6 Bela Rozsa 1 0 0 X 0 1 3.0 7 George Sturgis 0 0 0 1 0 1 X 1 3.0 8 Ward Mayhew Parker Mitchell 0 0 0 0 0 0 X 0.5

Rauch, from Montreal, surely won the Longest Distance Travelled prize. Hrissikopoulos was a local player from Corpus Christi. If you're into classical music trivia, you might recognize the name of Bela Rozsa, a pianist and college professor who had settled in Waco (later Tulsa, Oklahoma) and would be a force in Southwestern chess for many years. Sturgis played about the way most USCF Presidents play.

Class A

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 1 Alexander D McNabb X 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 7.0 2 Kirk D Holland 0 X 1 1 1 1 1 1 6.0 3 Ralph Sylvester Underwood 0 0 X 1 1 1 1 1 5.0 4 Robert B M Potter 0 0 0 X 1 1 1 1 4.0 5 Edwin L Sanger 0 0 0 0 X 1 1 1 3.0 6 C B Cook 0 0 0 0 0 X 1 1 2.0 7 Robert Durham Allentharp 0 0 0 0 0 0 X 1 1.0 8 Albert Meyer 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 X 0.0

A crosstable that was very easy to draw up. McNabb deserves a lot of credit for sweeping the field after scoring 1.0/8 in the Preliminary. This was an all-Texas section, including Kirk D Holland, an important moving force in ACF circles who had relocated to Fort Worth. ("Chess Review" gives Underwood's final score as 4-3; the crosstable in ACB has been used instead.)

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NOTES

(1) Chess Review, October 1940, p. 147

(2) New York Times, August 24, 1940.

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SOURCES

American Chess Bulletin, September/October 1940, p. 86-87.

Brooklyn Daily Eagle, September 5, 1940. (BDE)

Chess Results 1936-1940 / Gino di Felice. p. 295-296.

Chess Review, October 1940, p. 146-148. (CR)

Los Angeles Times, September 8, 15 1940

New York Times, August 20-29, 1940 (NYT)

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

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Thanks to <Andy Ansel> for three games.

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Prelim 1, Round 8 (Friday, August 23): CR 1940:147
W Adams vs W Kendall, 1940 
(C26) Vienna, 51 moves, 1/2-1/2

Prelim 2, Round 2 (Tuesday, August 20): NYT 8/30; Woodger 530
Fine vs J Rauch, 1940
(A20) English, 40 moves, 1-0

Prelim 2, Round 2 (Tuesday, August 20): (CR 1940:146)
A Elo vs Albert Roddy, 1940
(B58) Sicilian, 41 moves, 0-1

Prelim 2, Round 3 (Tuesday, Augus t20): NYT 8/30; CR 1940:148
Albert Roddy vs Fine, 1940 
(D38) Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin Variation, 30 moves, 1/2-1/2

Prelim 2, Round 4 (Wednesday, August 21: Woodger 532
Fine vs J Thompson, 1940
(E10) Queen's Pawn Game, 42 moves, 1/2-1/2

Prelim 2, Round 5 (Wednesday, August 21): oodger 534
K Holland vs Fine, 1940
(D94) Grunfeld, 26 moves, 0-1

Prelim 2, Round 6 (Thursday, August 22) Woodger 533
Fine vs R S Underwood, 1940
(D51) Queen's Gambit Declined, 29 moves, 1-0

Prelim 2, Round 7 (Thursday, August 22): Woodger 535
E Hartsfield vs Fine, 1940
(D80) Grunfeld, 38 moves, 0-1

Prelim 2, Round 8 (Friday, August 23): Woodger 536
Fine vs R D Allentharp, 1940
(D50) Queen's Gambit Declined, 39 moves, 1-0

Prelim 2, Round 9 (Friday, Auugs 23): Woodger 537
A Elo vs Fine, 1940
(C27) Vienna Game, 23 moves, 1/2-1/2

Prelim 3, Round 1 Monday, August 19): CR 1940:148
H Steiner vs B Rozsa, 1940
(D43) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 60 moves, 1/2-1/2

Prelim 3, Round 5 (Wednesday, August 21)
B Rozsa vs J W Stapp, 1940
(B44) Sicilian, 40 moves, 0-1

Final, Round 1 (Saturday, August 24): CR 1940:206
H Steiner vs W Adams, 1940
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 41 moves, 0-1

Final, Round 1 (Saturday, August 24): Woodger 538
H Burdge vs Fine, 1940 
(E33) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 79 moves, 0-1

Final, Round 2 (Sunday, August 25): Woodger 539
Fine vs H Ohman, 1940
(D23) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 35 moves, 1-0

Final, Round 3 (Sunday, August 25): BDE 9/26/1940
A Elo vs Fine, 1940 
(B20) Sicilian, 35 moves, 0-1

Final, Round 3 (Sunday, August 25): BDE 9/5/1940
W Adams vs E W Marchand, 1940
(B03) Alekhine's Defense, 43 moves, 0-1

Finald, Round 4 (Monday, August 26): Woodger 540
Fine vs H Steiner, 1940
(E49) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Botvinnik System, 39 moves, 1-0

Finald, Round 4 (Monday, August 26): CR 1940:183
J Thompson vs A Elo, 1940
(C86) Ruy Lopez, Worrall Attack, 38 moves, 1-0

Finbal, Round 5 (Monday, August 26): LAT 1940.09.08;Woodger 541
W Adams vs Fine, 1940
(C24) Bishop's Opening, 33 moves, 0-1

Finald, Round 5 (Monday, August 26): CR 1940:183; LAT 009/08
H Steiner vs J Thompson, 1940 
(D41) Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 12 moves, 1-0

Final, Round 5 (Monday, August 26): CR 1940:147
A Elo vs H Burdge, 1940 
(D51) Queen's Gambit Declined, 23 moves, 1-0

Final, Round 6 (Tuesday, August 27): Woodger 542
Fine vs E W Marchand, 1940
(A06) Reti Opening, 39 moves, 1-0

Final, Round 7 (Tuesday, August 27): Woodger 543
W Kendall vs Fine, 1940 
(C11) French, 17 moves, 0-1

Final, Round 7 (Tuesday, August 27): LAT 1940.09.15
H Steiner vs H Ohman, 1940
(B73) Sicilian, Dragon, Classical, 43 moves, 1-0

Final, Round 9 (Wednesday, August 28: Woodger 544
Fine vs J Thompson, 1940 
(C83) Ruy Lopez, Open, 15 moves, 1-0

Final, Round 9 (Wednesday, August 28):Correspondent,1941.3/4:11
E W Marchand vs H Ohman, 1940
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 62 moves, 1-0

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