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Aristide Gromer (Dunkirk, 11 April 1908[1][2] – ?) was a French chess master.

Gromer was thrice French Champion (1933, 1937, and 1938).[3]

He tied for 5-6th at Paris 1923 (Victor Kahn won), took 3rd at Biarritz 1926 (André Chéron and Frederic Lazard won), took 2nd, behind Chéron, at Saint-Cloude 1929, shared 2nd with Savielly Tartakower, behind Eugene Znosko-Borovsky, at Paris 1930, took 2nd, behind Aimé Gibaud, at Rouen 1930,[4] took 9th at Paris 1933 (Alexander Alekhine won), took 6th at Sitges 1934 (Andor Lilienthal won), took 2nd, behind Baldur Hoenlinger, at Paris (L'Echiquier) 1938.[5] As a Champion of France, he won a match against Champion of Belgium, Alberic O'Kelly de Galway, (2.5 : 1.5) in December 1938.[6]

Gromer played for France in Chess Olympiads:

In September 1939, when World War II broke out, Gromer, along with many other participants of the 8th Chess Olympiad (Najdorf, Stahlberg, et al.) decided to stay permanently in Argentina.[8] He won at Buenos Aires (Bodas de Plata) 1940, followed by Franciszek Sulik, Carlos Guimard, etc.[9] He took 7th at Aguas de Sao Pedro/São Paulo 1941 (Erich Eliskases and Guimard won).[10] In May 1942[11] Gromer returned to France. He took part in the French Championship 1947, where he shared second place with Amédée Gibaud and Nicolas Rossolimo.[12] He died in Paris, at a psychiatric institution, though the date is not known.[13]


  1. ^ Passengers of the Piriápolis
  2. ^ Visa with photo
  3. ^[permanent dead link] Championnats de France
  4. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2007-07-04. Retrieved 2007-07-04.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link) Name Index to Jeremy Gaige's Chess Tournament Crosstables, An Electronic Edition, Anders Thulin, Malmö, 2004-09-01
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2007-02-21. Retrieved 2007-07-01.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  6. ^ Portret Albéric O’Kelly de Galway
  7. ^ OlimpBase
  8. ^ "List of players who remained in Argentina in 1939 (notes in Spanish)". Archived from the original on 2009-10-21.
  9. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2009-10-21. Retrieved 2009-10-21.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link) CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link) ARG-Base. 2009-10-21.
  10. ^ BrasilBase
  11. ^ Brazilian visa
  12. ^ Rouen 1947
  13. ^ Chess Notes 5487. Aristide Gromer

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