4th Chess Olympiad

The 4th Chess Olympiad, organized by the Fédération Internationale des Échecs (FIDE) and comprising an open[1] and (unofficial) women's tournament, as well as several events designed to promote the game of chess, took place between July 11 and July 26, 1931, in Prague, Czechoslovakia. The 3rd Women's World Chess Championship also took place during the Olympiad.

ResultsEdit

Team standingsEdit

# Country Players Points
1   United States Kashdan, Marshall, Dake, Horowitz, Steiner H. 48
2   Poland Rubinstein, Tartakower, Przepiórka, Makarczyk, Frydman 47
3   Czechoslovakia Flohr, Gilg, Rejfíř, Opočenský, Skalička 46½
4   Yugoslavia Vidmar, Asztalos, Kostić, Pirc, König 46
5   Germany Bogoljubow, Ahues, Wagner, Richter, Helling 45½
6   Latvia Matisons, Apšenieks, Petrovs, Feigins, Hasenfuss 45½
7   Sweden Ståhlberg, Stoltz, Berndtsson, Lundin 45½
8   Austria Grünfeld, Spielmann, Kmoch, Becker, Lokvenc 45
9   Great Britain Sultan Khan, Yates, Thomas, Winter, Wahltuch 44
10   Hungary Steiner E., Steiner L., Vajda, Havasi, Sterk 39½
11   Netherlands Weenink, Noteboom, Van den Bosch, Addicks, Van Doesburgh 35
12    Switzerland Johner H., Naegeli, Zimmermann, Rivier, Michel 34
13   Lithuania Mikėnas, Šeinbergas, Vistaneckis, Abramavičius, Luckis 30½
14   France Alekhine, Gromer, Kahn, Betbeder, Duchamp 29½
15   Romania Erdélyi, Balogh, Baratz, Gudju, Wechsler 28
16   Italy Rosselli del Turco, Monticelli, Romi, Hellmann 24
17   Denmark Andersen, Cruusberg, Ruben, Lie, Larsen 19½
18   Norway Christoffersen, Hansen, Halvorsen, Hovind, Gulbrandsen 15½
19   Spain Golmayo, Vilardebó, Soler, Marín y Llovet, Sanz Aguado 15½

Team resultsEdit

Place Country 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 + = Points
1   United States - 2 2 2 3 3 4 4 3 12 3 3 48
2   Poland 2 - 2 3 2 2 2 3 3 4 4 11 2 5 47
3   Czechoslovakia ½ - 2 3 3 4 4 13 4 1 46½
4   Yugoslavia 2 - 1 2 3 3 4 12 4 2 46
5   Germany 2 1 3 - 2 ½ 3 3 3 3 4 13 3 2 45½
6   Latvia - 2 1 3 3 3 4 4 13 4 1 45½
7   Sweden 2 2 2 2 2 - 1 2 3 4 3 2 3 3 9 2 7 45½
8   Austria 2 3 - 3 4 3 3 13 4 1 45
9   Great Britain ½ 2 - 3 3 3 12 5 1 44
10   Hungary ½ 1 3 - 3 2 3 3 3 9 8 1 39½
11   Netherlands 1 1 - 0 2 2 3 2 4 6 9 3 35
12    Switzerland 2 2 1 1 0 1 1 4 - 3 1 3 3 7 9 2 34
13   Lithuania 1 1 1 1 1 2 ½ 1 - 2 1 3 3 3 3 5 11 2 30½
14   France 1 ½ ½ 1 1 2 1 2 2 - 3 3 4 11 3 29½
15   Romania ½ 1 ½ 1 1 ½ 0 1 1 2 3 3 - 3 2 3 5 11 2 28
16   Italy ½ 0 ½ 1 1 1 ½ 1 1 1 - 2 3 14 1 24
17   Denmark 0 0 ½ 0 0 ½ 1 ½ ½ 1 1 1 - 3 3 15 0 19½
18   Norway 0 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 ½ ½ 2 1 1 1 2 ½ ½ - 2 0 15 3 15½
19   Spain 1 0 0 ½ 0 ½ 1 ½ 1 0 1 1 1 2 1 2 - 0 16 2 15½

Individual medalsEdit

For the first time, medals were awarded to the top three individual players on each board.

Board 1 Board 2 Board 3 Board 4 Reserve
  Alexander Alekhine 13½ / 18
75.0
  Gösta Stoltz 13½ / 18
75.0
  Vladimirs Petrovs 11½ / 16
71.9
  Albert Becker 10½ / 14
75.0
  Karel Skalička 10½ / 14
75.0
  Efim Bogoljubow 12½ / 17
73.5
  Savielly Tartakower 13 / 18
75.0
  George Alan Thomas 12½ / 18
69.4
  Vasja Pirc 12½ / 17
73.5
  Herman Steiner 8½ / 12
70.8
  Isaac Kashdan 12 / 17
70.6
  Lajos Steiner 12 / 17
70.6
  Josef Rejfiř 11 / 16
68.8
  Kurt Richter 10½ / 15
70.0
  Wolfgang Hasenfuss 7½ / 11
68.2

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Although commonly referred to as the men's division, this section is open to both male and female players.

ReferencesEdit