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1939 Men Chess Olympiad
Compiled by chessmoron
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There are no Chess Olympiad in the 40s.

Where: Buenos Aires, Argentina
When: 24th August - 19th September 1939

MEN TEAM PERFORMANCE:
No.--Team--------Code--Pts----WIN--DRAW--LOST
1.-----Germany----GER--52-----14-----6----0 (1st in Final) 2.-----Poland-----POL--54-----12-----6----2
3.-----Estonia----EST--46----10-----4----5

Eliskases' best game
E Eliskases vs A Lopez Arce, 1939 
(A06) Reti Opening, 50 moves, 1-0

14-year old sacs rook: 22.Rxe6+!!
Yanofsky vs A Dulanto, 1939 
(C11) French, 28 moves, 1-0

White won after pitched battle.
Keres vs Stahlberg, 1939 
(C09) French, Tarrasch, Open Variation, Main line, 56 moves, 1-0

Alekhine's endgame
Alekhine vs E Eliskases, 1939 
(B14) Caro-Kann, Panov-Botvinnik Attack, 47 moves, 1-0

Tactic trap
Capablanca vs M Czerniak, 1939 
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 36 moves, 1-0

Thrilling struggle full of startling sacrifices.
E Rojahn vs M Czerniak, 1939 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 33 moves, 1/2-1/2

Capa overtaking Mikenas' counter-attack.
Capablanca vs V Mikenas, 1939 
(E33) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 26 moves, 1-0

Black recklessly weakened their Kingside.
Tartakower vs J Enevoldsen, 1939 
(E21) Nimzo-Indian, Three Knights, 25 moves, 1-0

Black Queen trapped.
Milner-Barry vs Foltys, 1939 
(B74) Sicilian, Dragon, Classical, 36 moves, 1-0

R Flores Alvarez vs Najdorf, 1939
(E94) King's Indian, Orthodox, 26 moves, 0-1

Olympiad gem
I Pleci vs L Endzelins, 1939 
(C07) French, Tarrasch, 21 moves, 1-0

Flock of Black pawns seeped into White's camp.
Opocensky vs Capablanca, 1939 
(E16) Queen's Indian, 41 moves, 0-1

Draw oddity
T van Scheltinga vs Alekhine, 1939 
(D22) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 54 moves, 1/2-1/2

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