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Menachem Oren (Chwojnik)
M Oren 
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Number of games in database: 45
Years covered: 1926 to 1956
Overall record: +22 -13 =10 (60.0%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games.

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(born 1902, died Dec-01-1962, 59 years old) Poland (federation/nationality Israel)

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Mieczyslaw Chwojnik was born in Poland in 1902. 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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Last updated: 2022-04-07 10:04:08

 page 1 of 2; games 1-25 of 45  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. M Oren vs Friedmann  1-0341926PolandD30 Queen's Gambit Declined
2. Rubinstein vs M Oren 1-0211927Polish ChampionshipE32 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
3. M Oren vs P Frydman  1-0341927Polish ChampionshipD57 Queen's Gambit Declined, Lasker Defense
4. J Kleczynski Jr vs M Oren  1-0531927Polish ChampionshipD60 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense
5. M Oren vs J Kolski  1-0301927Polish ChampionshipC27 Vienna Game
6. M Oren vs M Lowcki  0-1411927Polish ChampionshipA04 Reti Opening
7. M Oren vs D Daniuszewski  1-0391927Polish ChampionshipD39 Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin, Vienna Variation
8. A Ribera Arnal vs M Oren  0-1281928The Hague OlympiadB83 Sicilian
9. M Oren vs A Vajda  0-1361928The Hague OlympiadE11 Bogo-Indian Defense
10. J Rejfir vs M Oren  0-1391928The Hague OlympiadD57 Queen's Gambit Declined, Lasker Defense
11. H Weenink vs M Oren  1-0311928The Hague OlympiadB83 Sicilian
12. M Oren vs I Dyner 1-0241952Tel AvivE60 King's Indian Defense
13. M Oren vs Smyslov  ½-½521952Helsinki Olympiad qual-3D10 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
14. M Oren vs Evans  0-1621952Helsinki Olympiad qual-3E67 King's Indian, Fianchetto
15. P Mueller-Breil vs M Oren  0-1511952Helsinki Olympiad qual-3C07 French, Tarrasch
16. M Oren vs Sliwa  0-1411952Helsinki Olympiad qual-3E16 Queen's Indian
17. Prins vs M Oren 1-0231952Helsinki Olympiad qual-3C00 French Defense
18. M Oren vs K S Ojanen  1-0411952Helsinki Olympiad qual-3A97 Dutch, Ilyin-Genevsky
19. K Tsiknopoulos vs M Oren  0-1761952Helsinki Olympiad qual-3B20 Sicilian
20. A Pytlakowski vs M Oren  0-1401952Helsinki Olympiad Final-BD32 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
21. M Oren vs W Pietzsch 1-0421952Helsinki Olympiad Final-BE17 Queen's Indian
22. F Scafarelli vs M Oren  0-1391952Helsinki Olympiad Final-BD30 Queen's Gambit Declined
23. M Oren vs C Poulsen ½-½271952Helsinki Olympiad Final-BD43 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
24. M Oren vs J Gonzalez de Vega  ½-½601952Helsinki Olympiad Final-BD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
25. J H Donner vs M Oren  1-0541952Helsinki Olympiad Final-BC10 French
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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.
Jul-26-12  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

Jul-04-21  Jean Defuse: ...

Avital Pilpel: 'Most sources (e.g., wikipedia, but more importantly Jeremy Gaige's Chess Personalia) claimed Menachem Oren was born in 1903. Oren's Obituary (Shachmat, no. 7, Dec. 1962, p. 3) has no exact birth date. However, Shlomo Kandelshine's book noted above claims (p. 13 and back cover) that he was born in December 1902, in Channukah, the Jewish Holiday, which that year took place Dec. 12th-19th, 1902. <It seems likely he was really born in late 1902>.'

Source: https://jewishchesshistory.blogspot...


Apr-07-22  Jan Kersten: Mieczysław Chwojnik (Menachem Oren) was born in December 1902 in Ruzhany, Belarus and died 1st December 1962. Sources: and Shakhmatnaya Evreiskaya Entsiklopedia p.181

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