3rd unofficial Chess Olympiad

The 3rd unofficial Chess Olympiad was held by German Chess Federation (Grossdeutscher Schachbund) as a counterpart of the 1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin with reference to 1924 and 1928 events.[1][2] Many Jewish chess players took part in the event. Significantly, the "Jewish" teams of Hungary (i.e. Lajos Steiner, Endre Steiner, László Szabó, Ernő Gereben, Kornél Havasi) and Poland (i.e. Paulino Frydman, Miguel Najdorf, Henryk Friedman, Leon Kremer, Henryk Pogorieły) beat "Aryan" Germany. Also Jewish masters from other countries played leading roles there (i.e. Movsas Feigins, Gunnar Friedemann, Imre König, Lodewijk Prins, Isakas Vistaneckis, Emil Zinner, etc.).

The Schach-Olympia 1936 took place in Munich between August 17 and September 1, 1936. In that extra-Olympiad (non-FIDE) 208 participants, representing 21 countries, played 1680 games. The Munich unofficial Olympiad was the biggest team competition ever held.[3]

ResultsEdit

FinalEdit

# Country Points
1   Hungary 110.5
2   Poland 108
3   Germany 106.5
4   Yugoslavia 104.5
5   Czechoslovakia 104
6   Latvia 96.5
7   Austria 95
8   Sweden 94
9   Denmark 91.5
10   Estonia 90
11   Lithuania 77.5
12   Finland 75
13   Netherlands 71.5
14   Romania 68
15   Norway 64.5
16   Brazil 63
17    Switzerland 61.5
18   Italy 59
19   Iceland 57.5
20   France 43.5
21   Bulgaria 38.5

Team medalsEdit

# Country Players
1   Hungary Géza Maróczy, Lajos Steiner, Endre Steiner, Kornél Havasi, László Szabó, Gedeon Barcza, Árpád Vajda, Ernő Gereben, János Balogh, Imre Kóródy Keresztély
2   Poland Paulin Frydman, Mieczysław Najdorf, Teodor Regedziński, Kazimierz Makarczyk, Henryk Friedman, Leon Kremer, Henryk Pogorieły, Antoni Wojciechowski, Franciszek Sulik, Jerzy Jagielski
3   Germany Kurt Richter, Carl Ahues, Ludwig Engels, Carl Carls, Ludwig Rellstab, Fritz Sämisch, Ludwig Rödl, Herbert Heinicke, Wilhelm Ernst, Paul Michel

Individual medalsEdit

# Board Player Country Points Games %
1 Paul Keres   Estonia 15.5 20 77.5
1 Vasja Pirc   Yugoslavia 12 17 70.6
1 Gideon Ståhlberg   Sweden 11.5 17 67.6
2 Mieczysław Najdorf   Poland 16 20 80.0
2 Lajos Steiner   Hungary 15.5 20 77.5
2 Albert Becker   Austria 13.5 18 75.0
3 Bjørn Nielsen   Denmark 11.5 15 76.7
3 Movsas Feigins   Latvia 14.5 19 76.3
3 Emil Zinner   Czechoslovakia 14.5 20 72.5
4 Karel Hromádka   Czechoslovakia 14 20 70.0
4 Gösta Danielsson   Sweden 13.5 20 67.5
4 Markas Luckis   Lithuania 13.5 20 67.5
5 László Szabó   Hungary 16.5 19 86.8
5 Henryk Friedman   Poland 15.5 20 77.5
5 Ludwig Rellstab   Germany 12 17 70.6
6 Borislav Kostić   Yugoslavia 16 19 84.2
6 Leon Kremer   Poland 15 20 75.0
6 Feliks Villard   Estonia 13 19 68.4
7 Ludwig Rödl   Germany 11 6 68.8
7 Alfred Christensen   Denmark 13 19 68.4
7 Henryk Pogorieły   Poland 13.5 20 67.5
8 Wolfgang Weil   Austria 12.5 17 73.5
8 Herbert Heinicke   Germany 13 18 72.2
8 Karlis Ozols   Latvia 10.5 15 70.0
1 reserve František Zíta   Czechoslovakia 7.5 11 68.2
1 reserve Wilhelm Ernst   Germany 9.5 14 67.9
1 reserve János Balogh   Hungary 8.5 13 65.4
2 reserve Ozren Nedeljković   Yugoslavia 8 10 80.0
2 reserve Paul Michel   Germany 9.5 12 79.2
2 reserve Bertil Sundberg   Sweden 10.5 15 70.0

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ OlimpBase :: Chess Olympiad, Munich 1936, information
  2. ^ Edward Winter: The 1936 Munich Chess Olympiad
  3. ^ Stanisław Gawlikowski: Olimpiady szachowe 1924-1974, Wyd. Sport i Turystyka, Warszawa 1978

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