Augusto de Muro

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Augusto de Muro (? – 1959) was an Argentine chess player and organizer.

He was the president of the FADA (Federatión Argentina de Ajedrez, the Argentine Chess Federation) and the head of Organizing Committee for the 8th Chess Olympiad at Bueonos Aires, August 21 – September 19, 1939. When World War II began, Augusto de Muro, along with team captains – leading roles were played by Alexander Alekhine (France), Savielly Tartakower (Poland), and Albert Becker (Germany) – decided to continue with the Olympiad.[1]

He was elected the Honorary Member of the FIDE in 1939.[2] During the war, FIDE headquarters were transferred from Europe to Argentina. At that time, Augusto de Muro became actual president of the FIDE.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gawlikowski, Stanisław (1978). Olimpiady szachowe 1924 - 1974. Wydawnictwo Sport i Turystyka. Warszawa
  2. ^ http://www.fide.com/download/fide2003.pdf
  3. ^ http://www.webcitation.org/query?url=http://www.geocities.com/siliconvalley/lab/7378/ww2.htm&date=2009-10-24+19:59:51