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Alekhine - Prague Olympiad 1931
Compiled by MissScarlett
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Compiled and written by TheFocus chessforum

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.

Round 1, 12.07.1931
Alekhine vs Gruenfeld, 1931 
(D41) Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 35 moves, 1-0

Round 2, 12.07.1931
Stahlberg vs Alekhine, 1931 
(E34) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, Noa Variation, 33 moves, 0-1

Round 3, 13.07.1931
Alekhine vs Vidmar, 1931
(C48) Four Knights, 24 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 4, 14.07.1931
V Mikenas vs Alekhine, 1931
(D52) Queen's Gambit Declined, 39 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 5, 14.07.1931
Alekhine vs Kashdan, 1931
(D67) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, Bd3 line, 60 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 6, 15.07.1931
H C Christoffersen vs Alekhine, 1931
(A47) Queen's Indian, 28 moves, 0-1

Round 7, 16.07.1931
Alekhine vs Sultan Khan, 1931 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 32 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 8, 16.07.1931
S Rosselli del Turco vs Alekhine, 1931 
(A47) Queen's Indian, 41 moves, 0-1

Round 9, 17.07.1931
Alekhine vs Weenink, 1931 
(D12) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 29 moves, 1-0

Round 10, 18.07.1931
Bogoljubov vs Alekhine, 1931 
(C01) French, Exchange, 24 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 11, 18.07.1931
Alekhine vs H Johner, 1931
(E11) Bogo-Indian Defense, 40 moves, 1-0

Round 12, 20.07.1931
M Golmayo De La Torriente vs Alekhine, 1931 
(C72) Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, 5.O-O, 55 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 13, 21.07.1931
Alekhine vs S Erdelyi, 1931 
(B40) Sicilian, 42 moves, 1-0

Round 14, 21.07.1931
Tartakower vs Alekhine, 1931
(C01) French, Exchange, 18 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 15, 22.07.1931
Alekhine vs Erik Andersen, 1931 
(A50) Queen's Pawn Game, 23 moves, 1-0

Round 16, 23.07.1931
H K Mattison vs Alekhine, 1931 
(C46) Three Knights, 42 moves, 1-0

Round 17, 24.07.1931
Alekhine vs E Steiner, 1931 
(A32) English, Symmetrical Variation, 36 moves, 1-0

Round 18, 25.07.1931
Flohr vs Alekhine, 1931 
(C46) Three Knights, 40 moves, 0-1

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