4th Chess Olympiad

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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.

Results[edit]

Team standings[edit]

# 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 Kingdom of Yugoslavia 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  United Kingdom Sultan Khan, Yates, Thomas, Winter, Wahltuch 44
10 Hungary 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, Šembergas, Vistaneckis, Abramavičius, Luckis 30½
14  France Alekhine, Gromer, Kahn, Betbeder, Duchamp 29½
15  Romania Erdélyi, Balogh, Baratz, Gudju, Wechsler 28
16 Italy 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, Vilardebo, Soler, Marín y Llovet, Sanz Aguado 15½

Individual medals[edit]

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
France Alexander Alekhine 13½ / 18
75.0
Sweden Gösta Stoltz 13½ / 18
75.0
Latvia Vladimirs Petrovs 11½ / 16
71.9
Austria Albert Becker 10½ / 14
75.0
Czechoslovakia Karel Skalička 10½ / 14
75.0
Germany Efim Bogoljubow 12½ / 17
73.5
Poland Savielly Tartakower 13 / 18
75.0
United Kingdom George Alan Thomas 12½ / 18
69.4
Kingdom of Yugoslavia Vasja Pirc 12½ / 17
73.5
United States Herman Steiner 8½ / 12
70.8
United States Isaac Kashdan 12 / 17
70.6
Hungary Lajos Steiner 12 / 17
70.6
Czechoslovakia Josef Rejfiř 11 / 16
68.8
Germany Kurt Richter 10½ / 15
70.0
Latvia Wolfgang Hasenfuss 7½ / 11
68.2

Notes[edit]

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

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