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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
      Based on games in the database; may be incomplete.

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(born 1901, died Dec-1962, 61 years old) Poland (citizen of 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 Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. M Oren vs Friedmann  1-034 1926 PolandD30 Queen's Gambit Declined
2. Rubinstein vs M Oren 1-021 1927 LodzE32 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
3. M Oren vs M Lowcki  0-141 1927 POL-chA04 Reti Opening
4. M Oren vs D Daniuszewski  1-039 1927 POL-chD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
5. J Rejfir vs M Oren  0-139 1928 The Hague ol (Men)D58 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower (Makagonov-Bondarevsky) Syst
6. Weenink vs M Oren  1-031 1928 OlympiadB83 Sicilian
7. M Oren vs A Vajda  0-136 1928 OlympiadE11 Bogo-Indian Defense
8. M Oren vs Sliwa  0-141 1952 Helsinki ol (Men)E16 Queen's Indian
9. M Oren vs W Pietzsch 1-042 1952 Helsinki ol (Men)E17 Queen's Indian
10. M Oren vs I Dyner 1-024 1952 Tel Aviv, IsraelE60 King's Indian Defense
11. J H Donner vs M Oren  1-054 1952 Helsinki ol (Men)C10 French
12. A Pytlakowski vs M Oren  0-140 1952 Helsinki ol (Men)D40 Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch
13. K Tsiknopoulos vs M Oren  0-176 1952 Helsinki ol (Men)B20 Sicilian
14. M Oren vs J C Gonzalez  ½-½60 1952 Helsinki ol (Men)D37 Queen's Gambit Declined
15. M Oren vs K S Ojanen  1-041 1952 Helsinki ol (Men)A98 Dutch, Ilyin-Genevsky Variation with Qc2
16. Prins vs M Oren  1-023 1952 Helsinki ol (Men)C00 French Defense
17. M Oren vs C Poulsen  ½-½27 1952 Helsinki ol (Men)D43 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
18. P Mueller vs M Oren  0-151 1952 Helsinki ol (Men)C07 French, Tarrasch
19. F Scafarelli vs M Oren  0-139 1952 Helsinki ol (Men)D30 Queen's Gambit Declined
20. M Oren vs Smyslov  ½-½52 1952 01, HelsinkiD13 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Exchange Variation
21. M Oren vs Larry Evans  0-162 1952 Helsinki ol (Men)E68 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Classical Variation, 8.e4
22. M Oren vs Julio Bolbochan  ½-½25 1954 Amsterdam ol (Men)E67 King's Indian, Fianchetto
23. M Oren vs B E Horberg  0-129 1954 Amsterdam ol (Men)E67 King's Indian, Fianchetto
24. Keres vs M Oren 1-027 1954 Amsterdam ol finalB75 Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack
25. M Oren vs A Thiellement  1-045 1954 Amsterdam ol (Men)E16 Queen's Indian
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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.
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  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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