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Menachem Oren (Chwojnik)
Number of games in database: 36
Years covered: 1926 to 1956
Overall record: +17 -11 =8 (58.3%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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(born 1901, died Dec-1962, 61 years old) Poland (federation/nationality Israel)

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Mieczyslaw Chwojnik was born in Poland in 1901. During World War II, he moved to Palestine, where he changed his name to Menachem Oren.

In 1926, he tied for 8-9th at the 1st Polish Championship in Warsaw. Chwojnik (Oren) played at four Chess Olympiads: for Poland in 1928, and for Israel in 1952, 1954, and 1956. He was Israeli Champion in 1951, and passed away in Tel Aviv in 1962.

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 page 1 of 2; games 1-25 of 36  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. M Oren vs Friedmann  1-0341926PolandD30 Queen's Gambit Declined
2. Rubinstein vs M Oren 1-0211927LodzE32 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
3. M Oren vs M Lowcki  0-1411927POL-chA04 Reti Opening
4. M Oren vs D Daniuszewski  1-0391927POL-chD39 Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin, Vienna Variation
5. M Oren vs A Vajda  0-1361928OlympiadE11 Bogo-Indian Defense
6. J Rejfir vs M Oren  0-1391928OlympiadD57 Queen's Gambit Declined, Lasker Defense
7. Weenink vs M Oren  1-0311928OlympiadB83 Sicilian
8. M Oren vs I Dyner 1-0241952Tel Aviv, IsraelE60 King's Indian Defense
9. M Oren vs Smyslov  ½-½521952Helsinki ol (Men) prel-CD10 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
10. M Oren vs Larry Evans  0-1621952Helsinki ol (Men) prel-CE67 King's Indian, Fianchetto
11. P Mueller-Breil vs M Oren  0-1511952Helsinki ol (Men) prel-CC07 French, Tarrasch
12. M Oren vs Sliwa  0-1411952Helsinki ol (Men) prel-CE16 Queen's Indian
13. Prins vs M Oren  1-0231952Helsinki ol (Men) prel-CC00 French Defense
14. M Oren vs K S Ojanen  1-0411952Helsinki ol (Men) prel-CA97 Dutch, Ilyin-Genevsky
15. K Tsiknopoulos vs M Oren  0-1761952Helsinki ol (Men) prel-CB20 Sicilian
16. A Pytlakowski vs M Oren  0-1401952Helsinki ol (Men) fin-BD32 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
17. M Oren vs W Pietzsch 1-0421952Helsinki ol (Men) fin-BE17 Queen's Indian
18. F Scafarelli vs M Oren  0-1391952Helsinki ol (Men) fin-BD30 Queen's Gambit Declined
19. M Oren vs C Poulsen  ½-½271952Helsinki ol (Men) fin-BD43 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
20. M Oren vs Dr. Juan Gonzalez  ½-½601952Helsinki ol (Men) fin-BD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
21. J H Donner vs M Oren  1-0541952Helsinki ol (Men) fin-BC10 French
22. M Oren vs B Rabar  ½-½161954Amsterdam ol (Men) qual-CD38 Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin Variation
23. M Oren vs T Store  1-0281954Amsterdam ol (Men) qual-CD10 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
24. P M Nielsen vs M Oren 0-1281954Amsterdam ol (Men) qual-CD50 Queen's Gambit Declined
25. B E Horberg vs M Oren  0-1651954Amsterdam ol (Men) qual-CD42 Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 7.Bd3
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Kibitzer's Corner
Aug-23-06  Mibelz: Menachem Oren was born (as Mieczyslaw Chwojnik) in Poland in 1901 (not in 1913).

He played for Poland in the 2nd Chess Olympiad at The Hague 1928, and for Israel in the Olympiads at Helsinki 1952, Amsterdam 1954, and Moscow 1956.

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  Benzol: "Akiba Rubinstein: The Later Years" has Moishe Chwojnik being born in 1901.
Jul-26-12  Karpova: He won the 1926 'Nowy Dziennik' tournament in Kraków:

1. Chwojnik 7.0
2-3. Em. Rubinstein 5.5
2-3. B. Schenker 5.5
4. Blaszcsak 4.5
5. Perlberg 4.0
6. Landau 3.5
7-8. Fraenkel 2.5
7.8. Mannheimer 2.5
9. M. Schenker 1.0

Source: Page 168 of the '(Neue) Wiener Schachzeitung', 1926

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