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Julio Lynch vs Oscar Chajes
New York-Buenos Aires m cable (1922), New York/Buenos Aires, Apr-23
Philidor Defense: Lion Variation. Lion's Claw II (C41)  ·  1/2-1/2


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  Phony Benoni: Board 1 of the so-called first Pan-American cable match, contested btween New York and Buenos Aires, and held on Sunday, April 23, 1922. The New York team assembled at the Manhattan Chess Club, while Buenos Aires played at the Argentine Chess Club.

After 14 hours of play, these were the results:

1 Julio Lynch 1/2 Oscar Chajes

2 Benito Higinio Villegas adjourned Roy Turnbull Black

3 Rolando Illa 1/2 Albert Marder

4 Arnoldo Ellerman adjourned Jacob Carl Rosenthal

5 A Quiroga adjourned Alfred Schroeder

6 Luis Belgrano Rawson adjourned Harold Meyer Phillips

(The Buenos Aires player is named first. They had White on the odd-numbered boards.)

Tge Chairman of the New York Match Committee, Robert Raubitschek, tried to negoated the results of the unfinished games, but the Argentiens preferred to submit them for adjudication to Capablanca. The resuls can be found int he "NEw York Times", June 12, 1922:

1 Lynch 1/2 Chajes
2 Villegas 0 Black
3 Illa 1/2 Marder
Ellerman 1/2 Rosenthal
5 Quiroga 1 Schroser
6 Rawson 0 Phillips

Giving New York the win by 3 to 2.

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  Phony Benoni: A report also appeard in the "American Chess Bulletin (May / June 1922, p. 89-92). This does not have the final results, but does include the game scores which can now be found in the introduction to Game Collection: American Chess Bulletin 1922
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