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Rosario Tournament

Vladimir Petrov6.5/7(+6 -0 =1)[games]
Erich Eliskases5.5/7(+4 -0 =3)[games]
Vladas Mikenas4/7(+3 -2 =2)[games]
Juan Vinuesa2.5/7(+2 -4 =1)[games]
Jose Maria Cristia2.5/7(+2 -4 =1)[games]
Romeo Garcia Vera2.5/7(+1 -3 =3)[games]
Oscar Garcia Vera2.5/7(+2 -4 =1)[games]
Orestes J Giustina2/7(+2 -5 =0)[games]
* Chess Event Description
Rosario (1939)

The tournament took place at the Club Espanol in Rosario, Argentina, immediately after the 8th Chess Olympiad in Buenos Aires (which was held from August 21 to September 19). It was organised by the Federación Santafecina de Ajedrez. Rosario is the largest city in Santa Fé province, and has a population of over one million. It is located 300 km northwest of Buenos Aires on the Parana River with a good link to the capital.

Petrov secured the win with a draw against Eliskases in Round 6. The top finishers came straight from the Olympiad, where Petrov scored +8 -0 =11 for Latvia, Eliskases +7 -2 =5 for Germany, and Mikenas +10 -5 =4 for Lithuania. Petrov and Mikenas went after Rosario back to Europe, whereas Eliskases remained in Argentina the rest of his life (except for a stay in Austria in 1976). The last five players were from Rosario.

Rosario, Argentina, 21-27 September 1939

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 1 Petrov * ½ 1 1 1 1 1 1 6½ 2 Eliskases ½ * ½ 1 1 ½ 1 1 5½ 3 Mikenas 0 ½ * 1 1 ½ 1 0 4 =4 Vinuesa 0 0 0 * 0 1 ½ 1 2½ =4 Cristia 0 0 0 1 * ½ 0 1 2½ =4 R Garcia 0 ½ ½ 0 ½ * 0 1 2½ =4 O Garcia 0 0 0 ½ 1 1 * 0 2½ 8 Giustina 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 * 2

Tournament book: Rosario 1939 and Circulo de Ajedrez Buenos Aires 1939 by Juan Sebastian Morgado and Tony Gillam (Chess Player, Nottingham 2008. 76 pp.).

Original collection: Game Collection: Rosario 1939 by User: Tabanus.

 page 1 of 1; 15 games  PGN Download 
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. O Garcia Vera vs Eliskases  0-1541939RosarioA49 King's Indian, Fianchetto without c4
2. J M Cristia vs V Mikenas  0-1381939RosarioA48 King's Indian
3. R Garcia Vera vs J Vinuesa  0-1611939RosarioC99 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin,
4. O Giustina vs Petrov  0-1681939RosarioA49 King's Indian, Fianchetto without c4
5. J Vinuesa vs J M Cristia  0-1281939RosarioD57 Queen's Gambit Declined, Lasker Defense
6. J M Cristia vs Eliskases  0-1341939RosarioA47 Queen's Indian
7. O Garcia Vera vs Petrov  0-1411939RosarioA04 Reti Opening
8. O Giustina vs J M Cristia  0-1591939RosarioB03 Alekhine's Defense
9. J Vinuesa vs Eliskases  0-1691939RosarioE38 Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 4...c5
10. V Mikenas vs O Giustina  0-1531939RosarioD46 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
11. J M Cristia vs O Garcia Vera  0-1401939RosarioA46 Queen's Pawn Game
12. R Garcia Vera vs Petrov  0-1671939RosarioB72 Sicilian, Dragon
13. O Garcia Vera vs V Mikenas  0-1381939RosarioA15 English
14. O Giustina vs J Vinuesa  0-1571939RosarioB45 Sicilian, Taimanov
15. J M Cristia vs Petrov  0-1451939RosarioD04 Queen's Pawn Game
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Kibitzer's Corner
Jun-17-14  GumboGambit: With all the European chess masters that stayed in Argentina after the outbreak of WWII, it is a shame that Petrov did not. The Latvian was sent to the Gulag by the Soviets, and died a few years later.
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<GumboGambit> There was sometimes a steep price to pay for staying in Argentina after the tournament. <Najdorf's> wife and children were murdered by the Nazis after he emigrated to South America. at 10:54 to 11:40 of the video.

<Vladimirs Petrovs> chose not to abandon his wife and child in Europe. They survived the war, but he paid the price- death in the gulag.

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  GrahamClayton: The Club Espanol in Rosario is a very impressive building:

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