<The Argentine chess and had a strong chess tradition before 1939, highlighting the disputed world championship between Capablanca and Alekhine in 1927.
After the outbreak of World War II, many of the best teachers in the world remained in Argentina after Buenos Aires Olympiad 1939, some forever, and Argentine chess environment was strengthened by the concentration of large players; some, like Miguel Najdorf and Erich Eliskases, came to represent Argentina.
The permanence of Najdorf was momentous for Argentina achieved the Olympic runners in Dubrovnik (1950), Helsinki (1952) and Amsterdam (1954), and third places in Munich (1958) and Varna (1962)
At the individual level achieved two Argentinian World Youth Championship, Oscar Panno in 1953 and in 1959 Carlos Bielicki.
The result of this chess boiling emerged (or were upgraded), several great teachers, one of them was Julio Bolbochán (Buenos Aires, March 10, 1920 Caracas, June 28, 1996), whose death is now serving 15 years.
Let's do a brief summary of his career: He started moving the pieces after five years; He taught his older brother, James, who was Argentine chess champion in 1932 and 1933.
Was Argentine champion in 1946 and 1948, with Erich Eliskases shared first place in the South American Championship in 1951, a title he repeated in 1960.
He received the gold medal on board two of the Olympiad in Dubrovnik 1950, for his 11 ½ points out of 14, and the silver medal on the second board in the 1954 Amsterdam Olympics with 11 ½ out of 15.
He spent three consecutive Olympics (1950, 1952 and 1954), without losing any game, and only fell after being defeated unbeaten 50 Olympic games, which is a record among Hispanic players.
On his style of play in many places emphasizes its solidity, it was very difficult to beat even the best in the world.
When I searched for material for a book of 1,001 problems that I wrote, I watched many games Bolbochán, what caught my attention in his game were not the virtues already assumed, as being very good tactician, and very good runner, which I I was amazed that he was upfront about his South American contemporaries in the types of positions he practiced. He played almost all classical positions of isolated pawn, hanging pawns, etc., Sharp Sicilian line, Indian defenses, etc.
From 1957 developed the skills as a journalist, writer, took care of the "Front Panel" column in the Buenos Aires newspaper La Nación.
He wrote several books and in 1953 was Oscar Panno analyst when youth was proclaimed world champion in Copenhagen, then went over Argentine representatives analyst. His great capacity for work was also reflected in the many places where he taught while living in Argentina, for example in the Banfield Club, Buenos Aires Province, which he represented club on many occasions.
He also served his teaching in the San Lorenzo de Almagro Club in the Club ADISYC, in the Maccabi Club, and many more.
At 56 years old, and he retired early at the National Meat Board, made a decision that stunned many, as it was hard to change routine went Argentina's May 13, 1976, shortly after the military seized power.
He was hired by the Venezuelan Foundation for Chess Development, settled in Caracas (Venezuela), and went on to teach countless children and organize tournaments in Capablanca Academy in Caracas and Colegio Emil Friedman.
He was awarded the Grand Cordon Order of Venezuela in recognition of his 20 years of public service teaching chess at the Simon Bolivar University.
Continued to play until his later years, and represented Venezuela in the Maccabiah in Tel Aviv in 1977, 1981, 1985 and 1989.