1st Chess Olympiad

The 1st Chess Olympiad, organized by the FIDE and comprising an open[1] and women's tournament, as well as several events designed to promote the game of chess, took place between 18 and 30 July 1927 in London, United Kingdom. The 1st Women's World Chess Championship took place during the Olympiad.

Players and spectators at the Westminster Central Hall.
Competing countries (in green) of the 1st Chess Olympiad.

ResultsEdit

Team standingsEdit

# Country Players Points
1   Hungary Maróczy, Nagy, Vajda, Havasi, Steiner E. 40
2   Denmark Krause, Norman-Hansen, Andersen, Ruben 38½
3   Great Britain Atkins, Yates, Thomas, Michell, Spencer 36½
4   Netherlands Euwe, Weenink, Kroone, te Kolsté, Schelfhout 35
5   Czechoslovakia Réti, Gilg, Hromádka, Pokorný, Prokeš 34½
6   Germany Tarrasch, Mieses, Carls, Wagner 34
7   Austria Grünfeld, Lokvenc, Kmoch, Wolf, Gruber 34
8    Switzerland Johner H., Naegeli, Zimmermann, Grob, Michel 32
9   Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes Kostić, Vuković V., Asztalos, Kalabar 30
10   Italy Rosselli del Turco, Monticelli, Romih, Sacconi 28½
11   Sweden Nilsson, Nyholm, Jakobson, Stoltz 28
12   Argentina Grau, Rivarola, Nogués Acuña, Palau 27
13   France Chéron, Muffang, Renaud, Betbeder 24½
14   Finland Tschepurnoff, Rasmusson, Heilimo, Terho 21½
15   Belgium Koltanowski, Censer I., Louviau, Censer M. 21½
16   Spain Golmayo, Marín y Llovet, Vilardebó, Soler 14½

Team resultsEdit

Place Country 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 + = Points
1   Hungary - 1 3 3 3 4 3 3 11 4 0 40
2   Denmark 3 - 2 1 2 3 3 2 4 10 2 3 38½
3   Great Britain - 3 3 2 2 3 3 9 4 2 36½
4   Netherlands 2 1 - 3 2 2 4 2 1 2 7 3 5 35
5   Czechoslovakia 1 ½ 1 - 1 4 3 4 10 5 0 34½
6   Germany 1 2 - 2 3 3 3 3 9 4 2 34
7   Austria 1 2 - 3 3 3 9 5 1 34
8    Switzerland 1 1 - 2 2 3 7 6 2 32
9   Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes 0 3 ½ 2 1 2 - 3 3 2 3 6 6 3 30
10   Italy 1 2 2 ½ - 1 2 3 3 2 5 6 4 28½
11   Sweden ½ 0 3 1 1 3 - 4 3 6 9 0 28
12   Argentina ½ 1 2 0 - 2 3 5 8 2 27
13   France 1 1 3 1 2 ½ 2 0 - 1 3 3 4 9 2 24½
14   Finland ½ 2 ½ 1 1 ½ ½ 1 1 1 2 3 - 3 10 2 21½
15   Belgium ½ 2 1 2 ½ ½ 2 1 1 1 - 2 2 9 4 21½
16   Spain ½ 0 1 0 1 1 1 1 2 ½ 1 ½ 2 - 0 13 2 14½

Individual medalsEdit

No board order was applied and only top six individual results were awarded with a prize.[2]

# Player Points Percentage
1   George Alan Thomas (England) 12/15 80%
1   Holger Norman-Hansen (Denmark) 12/15 80%
3   Richard Réti (Czechoslovakia) 11½/15 76.7%
4   Géza Maróczy (Hungary) 9/12 75%
5   Ernst Grünfeld (Austria) 9½/13 73.1%
6   Max Euwe (Netherlands) 10½/15 70%

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Although commonly referred to as the men's division, this section is open to both male and female players.
  2. ^ OlimpBase :: 1st Chess Olympiad, London 1927, information

Chess Olympiad London 1927 http://chess.comrel.pl/2012/06/wywiad-z-autorem.html

See alsoEdit