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1931 - Prague Olympiad (Alekhine's Games)
Compiled by jessicafischerqueen
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The 4th Olympiad took place in Prague, Czechoslovakia with 19 teams competing. Alekhine played on Board one for France in every round, taking no rest days and achieving a score of 10 wins, 7 draws and 1 loss to achieve the highest score on board 1. The loss to Mattison was Alekhine's first loss in serious competition since winning the World Champion's title four years earlier.

The United States finished in first place, followed by Poland in second place, and Czechoslovakia in third.

Alekhine vs Gruenfeld, 1931 
(D41) Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 35 moves, 1-0

Stahlberg vs Alekhine, 1931 
(E34) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, Noa Variation, 33 moves, 0-1

Alekhine vs Vidmar, 1931
(C48) Four Knights, 24 moves, 1/2-1/2

V Mikenas vs Alekhine, 1931
(D52) Queen's Gambit Declined, 39 moves, 1/2-1/2

Alekhine vs Kashdan, 1931
(D67) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, Bd3 line, 60 moves, 1/2-1/2

H C Christoffersen vs Alekhine, 1931
(A47) Queen's Indian, 28 moves, 0-1

Alekhine vs Sultan Khan, 1931 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 32 moves, 1/2-1/2

S Rosselli del Turco vs Alekhine, 1931 
(A47) Queen's Indian, 41 moves, 0-1

Alekhine vs Weenink, 1931 
(D12) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 29 moves, 1-0

Bogoljubov vs Alekhine, 1931 
(C01) French, Exchange, 24 moves, 1/2-1/2

Alekhine vs H Johner, 1931
(E11) Bogo-Indian Defense, 40 moves, 1-0

M Golmayo De La Torriente vs Alekhine, 1931 
(C72) Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, 5.O-O, 55 moves, 1/2-1/2

Alekhine vs S Erdelyi, 1931 
(B40) Sicilian, 42 moves, 1-0

Tartakower vs Alekhine, 1931
(C01) French, Exchange, 18 moves, 1/2-1/2

Alekhine vs Erik Andersen, 1931 
(A50) Queen's Pawn Game, 23 moves, 1-0

H K Mattison vs Alekhine, 1931 
(C46) Three Knights, 42 moves, 1-0

Alekhine vs E Steiner, 1931 
(A32) English, Symmetrical Variation, 36 moves, 1-0

Flohr vs Alekhine, 1931 
(C46) Three Knights, 40 moves, 0-1

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