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Pan-American Chess Congress, Hollywood,1945
Compiled by Phony Benoni
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Pan-American Chess Congress, Masters Section
Hollywood, California
July 28-August 12, 1945

Prizes:
1st $1000
2nd: $750
3rd: $500
4th: $400
5th: $350
6th: $250
7th: $200
8th: $150
Total $3600 plus brilliancy prizes

Time controls: 40 moves in 2 hours, followed by 20 moves in 1 hour.

Playing sessions were four hours. Most rounds were from 7:00 - 11:00 pm, with adjournment played the next afternoon from 2:00 -6:00 pm. Exceptions were round 1, which ran from 8:00 pm - 12 midnight, and the two rounds played on

Tournament director: Hermann Helms

Daily reports in the <Los Angeles Times? established the playing dates of schedules and the Sunday rounds (July 29 (2) and August 5 (8) when the round itself was 2:00 - 6:00 and adjournments from 7:00-11:00 pm.

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Saturday, July 28, 8:00 PM
Round 1

Adams - bye
1 Steiner 1 Cruz (postponed played August 10)
2 Kashdan 1 Camarena
3 Reshevsky - Pilnik (postponed, played 8/3)
4 Araiza Munoz 1/2 Seidman
5 Fine 1 Broderman
6 Rossetto 0 Horowitz

Pilnik and Cruz were en route from Florida, and were expected at any time; their delay was attributed to wartrave travel restrictions. Adams, a last-minute replacement for Edward Lasker, was know to be coming late, and was possibly assigned a first round bye to reduce his number of postponed games.

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Sunday, july 29, 2:00 PM
ROUND 2

Bye - Horowitz
7 Broderman 1/2 Rossetto
8 Seidman 0 Fine
9 Pilnik --- Araizza Munoz (postponed, played August 6)) 10 Camarena 0 Reshevsky
11 Cruz -- Kashdan (postponed; played August 6)) 12 Adams -- Steiner (postponed; played August 3)

Still not definite word from the three missing players. Perhaps they didn't want to use their cell phones because of the roaming charges.

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Monday, July 30, 7:00 PM
Round 3

Steiner - bye
13 Kashdan -- Adams (postponed; played 8/6)
14 Reshevsky 1 Cruz (postponed; played 8/6)
15 Araiza Munoz 1 Camarena
16 Fine -- Pilnik (postponed; played August 8)
17 Rossetto 1 Seidman
18 Horowitz 1 Broderman

The three missing playes were expected by the next morning.

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Tuesday, July 31, 7:00 pm
Round 4

Bye -- Broderman
19 Seidman 0 Horowitz
20 Pilnik -- Rossetto (postponed; played August 12) 21 Camarena 0 Fine
22 Cruz 1/2 Araiza Munoz
23 Adams 0 Reshevsky
24 Steiner 0 Kashdan

Adams and Cruz finally arrived today. There are contradictory reports in the "Los Angeles Times" about whether they began play this evening or not, but a fortuitous report in "Chess Review" (October 1945, p.30) settles the issue. It shows Adams - Reshevsky game in progress, with three demonstration boards in the background. One shows a middle game position from Camerana -- Fine, a game definitely played this evening. A second shows a middle game from Cruz - Araiza Munoz, showing it was being played at the same time. Both games were eventually adjourned, Adams - Reshevsky being played off the next afternoon and Cruz -- Araiza Munoz on August 2nd.

Word was also received of Pilnik.

"Herman Pilnik, Argentina, the third missing participant, wqs involved in an auto accident en route from Florida and was discharged from a hospital yesterday. He is due to arrive early today, completing the line up for tonight's games."

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Wednesday, August 1, 7:00 pm
ROUND 5

Kashdan - Bye
25 Reshevsky 1 Steiner
26 Araiza Munoz 1 Adams
27 Fine 1/2 Cruz
28 Rossetto 1 Camarena
29 Horowitz 1/2 Pilnik
30 Broderman 0 Seidman

Pilnik finally arrive, head still heavily bandaged.

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Thursday, August 2,
2:00 pm

Postponed game
Cruz 1/2 Ariaza Munoz (round 4)

7:00 pm
ROUND 6

Bye - Seidman
31 Pilnik 1 Broderman
32 Camarena 0 Horowitz
33 Cruz 0 Rossetto
34 Adams 0 Fine
35 Steiner 1 Araiza Munoz
36 Kashdan 0 Reshevsky

It was decided that Friday, august 3 and Monday, August 6 would be reserved for the playing of postponed games Adams had two games to make up, Cruz three, and Pilnik four.

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Friday, August 3, 7:00 pm
Postponed games

Reshevsky 1 Pilnik (round 1)
Adams 1/2 Steiner (round 2)

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Saturday, August 4
ROUND 7

Reshevsky - Bye
37 Araiza Munoz 1/2 Kashdan
38 Fine 1 Steiner
39 Rossetto 0 Adams
40 Horowitz 1/2 Cruz
41 Broderman 1/2 Camarena
42 Seidman 0 Pilnik

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sunday, August 8, 2:00 pm
ROUND 8

Bye-Pilnik
43 Camarena 0 Seidman
44 Cruz 1 Broderman
45 Adams 1 Horowitz
46 Steiner 0 Rossetto
47 Kashdan 0 Fine
48 Reshevsky 1 Araiza Munoz

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Monday, August 9
Postponed games

2:00 pm
Cruz 1/2 Kashdan (round 2)

7:00 om
Reshevsky 1 Cruz (round 3)
Pillnik 1 Araiza Munoz (round 2)
Kashdan 1 Adams (round 3)

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Tuesday, August 7, 7:00 pm
ROUND 9

Araiza Munoz - Bye
49 Fine 12 Reshevsky
50 Rossetto 0 Kashdan
51 Horowitz 1 Steiner
52 Broderman 0 adams
53 Seidman 1/2 Cruz
54 Pilnik 1 Camarana

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Wednesday, August 8
2:00 pm
Postponed game

Fine 1/2 Pilnik (round 3)

7:00 pm
ROUND 10

Bye-Camarana
55 Cruz 1/2 Pilnik
56 Adams 1 Bernstein
57 Steiner 1 Broderman
58 Kashdan 1/2 Horowitz
59 Reshevsky 1/2 Rossetto
60 Araiza Munoz 1/2 Fine

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Thursday, August 9, 7:00 om
ROUND 11

Fine - Bye
61 Rossetto 1/2 Araiza Munoz
62 Horowitz 1/2 Reshevsky
63 broderman 1/2 Kashdan
64 Seidman 0 Steiner (forfeit)
65 Pilnik 1 Adams
66 Camaerana 0 Cruz

Seidman withdrew to return to his Army base before his furlough expired, forfeiting his games in round 11-13.

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Friday, August 10
2;)0 pm
Postponed game

Steiner 1 Cruz (round 1)

7:00 pm
ROUND !2

Bye-Cruz
67 Adams 1 Camarena
68 Steiner 1/2 P8ilnik
69 Kashdan 1 Seidman (forfeit)
70 Reshevsky 1 Broderman
71 Araiza Munoz 1/2 Horowitz
Fine 1/2 Rossetto

The Los Angeles Times states the Steiner - Pilnik game had been postponed and played int he afternoon. However, it was actually Steiner - Cruz that had been postponed. Previously postponed games had been made up in the afternoon on days a round was also scheduled, so I have indicated that. However, since Cruz had a bye in round 12, it is possible he and Pilnik agreed to play the games as the Times indicated.

A brilliancy prize was awarded in this round in honor of the birthday of the late Frank Marshall. It was won by Reshevsky for his tournament-clinching win over Broderman.

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Saturday, August 11, 7:00 pm
ROUND 13

Rossetto - Bye
73 Horowitz 1 Fine
74 Broderman 1 Araiza Munoz
75 Seudnab 9 Resgevsjt *firfeut(
76 Pilnik I Kashdan
77 Camarena 1/2 Steiner
78 Cruz 1 Adams

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Sunday, August 12
Postpone game

Pilnik 1/2 Rossetto (round 4)

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1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 1 Samuel REshevsky * = 1 = 1 = 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 10.5 2 Reibem Fine = * = = 1 = 1 1 = = 1 1 1 9.0 3 Herman P8ilnik 0 = * = 1 = 1 = = 1 1 1 1 8.5 4 Israel Albert Horowtittz = = = * = 1 0 1 = = 1 1 1 8.0 5 Isaac Kashdan 0 0 0 = * 1 1 1 = = = 1 1 7.0 6 Hector Decio Rossetto = = = 0 0 * 0 1 1 = = 1 1 6.5 7 Weaver Adams 0 0 0 1 0 1 * = 0 0 1 1 1 5.5 8 Herman Steiner 0 0 = 0 0 0 = * 1 1 1 1 = 5.5 9 Walter Oswaldo Cruz 0 = = = = 0 1 0 * = 0 = 1 5.0 10 Jose Joaquin Araiza Munoz 0 = 0 = = = 1 0 = * 0 = 1 5.0 11 Jose Broderman 0 0 0 0 = = 0 0 1 1 * 0 = 3.5 12 Herbert Seidman 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 = = 1 * 1 3.0 13 Joaquin Camarena 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 = 0 0 = 0 * 1.0

Ties broken by Sonnenborn-Berger. Seidman withdrew to return to his Army base before his furlough expired, and forfeited his last three games against Steiner (Round 11), Kashdan (Round 12), and Reshevsky (round 13).

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Round 3 (played Monday, August 6): LA Times 1945.11.11
Kashdan vs W Adams, 1945 
(C84) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 36 moves, 1-0

Round 1 (played Friday, August 13): LA Times, 1945.11.11
H Steiner vs W Cruz, 1945
(E60) King's Indian Defense, 66 moves, 1-0

Round 1 (Saturday, July 28): LA Times, 1945.09.02
Kashdan vs J Camarena, 1945 
(C17) French, Winawer, Advance, 15 moves, 1-0

Round 1 (Saturday, July 28): LA Times, 1945.10.07
J Araiza Munoz vs H Seidman, 1945
(E18) Queen's Indian, Old Main line, 7.Nc3, 52 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 1 (Saturday, July 28): LA Times 1945.08.05
Fine vs J Broderman, 1945 
(E11) Bogo-Indian Defense, 28 moves, 1-0

Round 1 (Saturday, July 28): LA Times 1945.08.05
Rossetto vs I A Horowitz, 1945 
(D04) Queen's Pawn Game, 61 moves, 0-1

Round 2 (Sunday, JUly 29): LA Times 1945.08.05
J Broderman vs Rossetto, 1945
(C17) French, Winawer, Advance, 52 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 2 (Sunday, July 29): LA Times, 1945.10.07
H Seidman vs Fine, 1945 
(B04) Alekhine's Defense, Modern, 51 moves, 0-1

Round 2 (Sunday, JUly 29): LA Times 1945.08.05
J Camarena vs Reshevsky, 1945
(E60) King's Indian Defense, 39 moves, 0-1

Round 2 (palyed Monday, August 6): LA TTimes 1945.12.30
W Cruz vs Kashdan, 1945
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 40 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 2 (played Friday, August 3): LA Times, 1945.08.12
W Adams vs H Steiner, 1945 
(C26) Vienna, 41 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 3 (played Monday, August 6): LA Times 1945.10.21
Reshevsky vs W Cruz, 1945
(D54) Queen's Gambit Declined, Anti-Neo-Orthodox Variation, 34 moves, 1-0

Round 3 (Monday, July 30): LA Times, 1945.10.07
J Araiza Munoz vs J Camarena, 1945 
(E60) King's Indian Defense, 57 moves, 1-0

Round 3 (played (Wednesday, August 8): LA times, 1945.08.19
Fine vs Pilnik, 1945 
(D55) Queen's Gambit Declined, 41 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 3 (Monday, July 30: LA Times 1945.08.05
Rossetto vs H Seidman, 1945 
(D78) Neo-Grunfeld, 6.O-O c6, 38 moves, 1-0

Round 3 (Monday, July 30): LA Times, 1945.10.07
I A Horowitz vs J Broderman, 1945
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 31 moves, 1-0

Round 4 (Tuesday, July 31): LA Times, 1945.10.21
H Seidman vs I A Horowitz, 1945
(C59) Two Knights, 43 moves, 0-1

Round 4 (Tuesday, July 31): LAT 1945.08.12
J Camarena vs Fine, 1945
(A08) King's Indian Attack, 41 moves, 0-1

Round 4 (Tuesday, July 31): LA Times 1945.11.11
W Cruz vs J Araiza Munoz, 1945
(C50) Giuoco Piano, 53 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 4 (Tuesday, July 31): LA Times, 1945.10.07
W Adams vs Reshevsky, 1945 
(B70) Sicilian, Dragon Variation, 44 moves, 0-1

Round 4 (Tuesday, July 31): LA Times, 1945.10.28
H Steiner vs Kashdan, 1945
(D64) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack, 60 moves, 0-1

Round 5 (Wednesday, August 1): LA Times, 1945.11.05
Reshevsky vs H Steiner, 1945 
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 45 moves, 1-0

Round 5 (Wednesday, August 1): LA Times, 1945.08.12m 10.07
J Araiza Munoz vs W Adams, 1945
(D06) Queen's Gambit Declined, 80 moves, 1-0

Round 5 (Wednesday, August 1): LA Times 1945.12.30
Rossetto vs J Camarena, 1945
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 39 moves, 1-0

Round 5 (Wednesday, August 1): LA Times 1945.10.21
I A Horowitz vs Pilnik, 1945
(C82) Ruy Lopez, Open, 40 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 5 (Wednesday, August 1): LA Times, 1945.08.12
J Broderman vs H Seidman, 1945
(B73) Sicilian, Dragon, Classical, 47 moves, 0-1

Round 6 (Thursday, August 2): LA Times, 1945.10.21
J Camarena vs I A Horowitz, 1945 
(D00) Queen's Pawn Game, 30 moves, 0-1

Round 6 (Thursday, August 2): LA Times, 1945.11.04
W Cruz vs Rossetto, 1945
(B54) Sicilian, 57 moves, 0-1

Round 6 (Thursday, August 2): LA Times, 1945.08.12
W Adams vs Fine, 1945 
(C11) French, 40 moves, 0-1

Round 6 (Thursday, August 2): LA Times, 1945.08.12
H Steiner vs J Araiza Munoz, 1945
(D63) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, 65 moves, 1-0

Round 6 (Thursday, August 2): LA times, 1945.10.07
Pilnik vs J Broderman, 1945
(C17) French, Winawer, Advance, 23 moves, 1-0

Round 7 (Saturday, August 4): LA Times, 1945.08.19
Fine vs H Steiner, 1945 
(D29) Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical, 25 moves, 1-0

Round 7 (Saturday, August 4)L Cgess Revuew 1845,19L28
Rossetto vs W Adams, 1945
(D06) Queen's Gambit Declined, 37 moves, 0-1

Round 7 (Saturday, August 4): LA Times, 1945.10.21
I A Horowitz vs W Cruz, 1945
(C67) Ruy Lopez, 37 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 7 (Saturday, August 4): LA Times, 1945.10.21
J Broderman vs J Camarena, 1945
(E11) Bogo-Indian Defense, 45 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 8 (Sunday, August 5): LA Times, 1945.11.04
J Camarena vs H Seidman, 1945
(A48) King's Indian, 29 moves, 0-1

Round 8 (Sunday, August 5): LA Times, 1945.10.07
W Adams vs I A Horowitz, 1945 
(C28) Vienna Game, 71 moves, 1-0

Round 8 (Sunday, August 5): LA Times, 1945.10.21
H Steiner vs Rossetto, 1945
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 43 moves, 0-1

Round 8 (Sunday, August 5): LA Times, 1945.10.28
Kashdan vs Fine, 1945 
(B03) Alekhine's Defense, 63 moves, 0-1

Round 9 (Tueday, August 7): LA Times, 1945,09.02
Fine vs Reshevsky, 1945
(D81) Grunfeld, Russian Variation, 42 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 9 (Tueday, August 7): LA Times 1945.08.26
Rossetto vs Kashdan, 1945
(D96) Grunfeld, Russian Variation, 53 moves, 0-1

Round 9 (Tueday, August 7): LA Times 1945.11.11
I A Horowitz vs H Steiner, 1945
(C78) Ruy Lopez, 42 moves, 1-0

Round 9 (Tueday, August 7)L KA Tunesm 1845m19,96
J Broderman vs W Adams, 1945
(D08) Queen's Gambit Declined, Albin Counter Gambit, 29 moves, 0-1

Round 9 (Tueday, August 7): LA Times, 1945.10.21
H Seidman vs W Cruz, 1945
(C52) Evans Gambit, 41 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 9 (Tueday, August 7): LA Times 1945.10.21
Pilnik vs J Camarena, 1945
(C12) French, McCutcheon, 31 moves, 1-0

Round 10 (Wednesday, August 8): LA Times 1945.11.11
W Cruz vs Pilnik, 1945
(B45) Sicilian, Taimanov, 80 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 10 (Wednesday, August 8): LA Times, 1945.09.30
H Steiner vs J Broderman, 1945
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 25 moves, 1-0

Round 10 (Wednesday, August 8): LA Times 1945.11.04
Kashdan vs I A Horowitz, 1945
(D28) Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical, 56 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 10 (Wednesday, August 8): LA Times, 1945.10.07
Reshevsky vs Rossetto, 1945
(A04) Reti Opening, 23 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 10 (Wednesday, August 8): LA Times, 1945.10.07
J Araiza Munoz vs Fine, 1945
(E33) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 19 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 11 (Thursday, August 9): LA Times 1945.10.21
Rossetto vs J Araiza Munoz, 1945
(C83) Ruy Lopez, Open, 41 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 11 (Thursday, August 9): LA Times, 1945.98,92
I A Horowitz vs Reshevsky, 1945
(E17) Queen's Indian, 25 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 11 (Thursday, August 9)L KA Tunesm 1845,19,21
J Broderman vs Kashdan, 1945
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 69 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 11 (Thursday, August 9): LA Times, 1945.09.30
Pilnik vs W Adams, 1945
(C98) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 37 moves, 1-0

Round 11 (Thursday, August 9): LA Times, 1945.10.21
J Camarena vs W Cruz, 1945 
(A49) King's Indian, Fianchetto without c4, 39 moves, 0-1

Round 12 (Friday, August 10): LA Time, 1945.10.07
W Adams vs J Camarena, 1945
(C10) French, 50 moves, 1-0

Round 12 (Friday, August 10): LA Times, 1945.08.19
H Steiner vs Pilnik, 1945
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 41 moves, 1/2-1/2

Round 12 (Friday, August 10): LA Times, 1945.08.19
Reshevsky vs J Broderman, 1945 
(E00) Queen's Pawn Game, 27 moves, 1-0

Round 13 (Saturday, August 11): LA Times, 1945.08.26
Pilnik vs Kashdan, 1945
(C74) Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, 45 moves, 1-0

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