2nd Chess Olympiad

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The 2nd Chess Olympiad, organized by the Fédération Internationale des Échecs (FIDE) and comprising an open[1] and women's tournament, as well as several events designed to promote the game of chess, took place between July 21 and August 6, 1928, in The Hague, Netherlands.

Results[edit]

Team standings[edit]

# Country Players Points
1 Hungary Hungary Nagy, Steiner, E., Vajda, Havasi 44
2  United States Kashdan, Steiner, H., Factor, Tholfsen, Hanauer 39½
3  Poland Makarczyk, Frydman, Regedziński, Chwojnik, Blass 37
4  Austria Hönlinger, Lokvenc, Müller, Wolf, Beutum 36½
5  Denmark Norman-Hansen, Andersen, Gemzøe, Ruben 34
6   Switzerland Rivier, Gygli, Voellmy, Naegeli, Henneberger M., Michel 34
7  Czechoslovakia Gilg, Prokeš, Pokorný, Rejfíř, Schulz, Teller 34
8  Argentina Fernández Coria, Maderna, Palau, Reca, Grau 33½
9  Germany Wagner, Hilse, Schönmann, Blümich, Foerder 31½
10  Netherlands Weenink, Kroone, Van den Bosch, Schelfhout, Wertheim W., Wertheim J. 31½
11  France Gaudin, Betbeder, Duchamp, Crépeaux, Muffang, Drezga 31
12  Belgium Sapira, Koltanowski, Censer I., Dunkelblum 31
13  Sweden Stoltz, Jacobson, Ståhlberg, Karlin, Jonsson 31
14  Latvia Apšenieks, Strautmanis, Petrovs, Taube, Melnbārdis 30
15 Italy Italy Monticelli, Sacconi, Hellmann, Calapso, De Nardo, Marotti 26½
16  Romania Bródy, Proca, Balogh, Gudju 25½
17  Spain Marín y Llovet, Cortes, Aguilera, Ribera, Molla 13½

Individual medals[edit]

No board order was applied and only top six individual results were awarded with a prize.[2]

  • Gold medal winner – Isaac Kashdan (United States), scoring 13/15 (86.7%);
  • Silver medal winner – André Muffang (France), scoring 12½/16 (78.1%);
  • Bronze medal winner – Teodor Regedziński (Poland), scoring 10/13 (76.9%);
  • 4-5th place – Endre Steiner (Hungary), scoring 11½/16 (71.9%);
  • 4-5th place – Géza Nagy (Hungary), scoring 11½/16 (71.9%);
  • 6th place – William Rivier (Switzerland), scoring 7½/11 (68.2%).

Amateur World Championship[edit]

The second Amateur World Championship took place during the Olympiad. The final results were as follows:[3][4]

# Player Points Berger
System
1  Max Euwe (Netherlands) 12
2  Dawid Przepiórka (Poland) 11
3  Hermanis Matisons (Latvia) 10
4  Manuel Golmayo Torriente (Spain) 66.25
5  Karel Treybal (Czechoslovakia) 64.50
6  Norman Whitaker (United States) 57.25
7  Carl Carls (Germany) 9
8  Albert Becker (Austria) 7
9  André Chéron (France) 6 47.00
10  Allan Nilsson (Sweden) 6 41.75
11  Stefano Rosselli del Turco (Italy) 6 36.50
12  Lajos Steiner (Hungary) 36.00
13  José Araiza (Mexico) 35.75
14  Anatol Tschepurnoff (Finland) 31.75
15  Alexandru Tyroler (Romania) 5
16  Walter Henneberger (Switzerland) 3

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Although commonly referred to as the men's division, this section is open to both male and female players.
  2. ^ 2nd Chess Olympiad: The Hague, 1928—Information–Basic data–Tournament review–Individual medals–Interesting games–Trivia
  3. ^ Gawlikowski, Stanisław (1978). Olimpiady szachowe 1924–1974, Warszawa: Wyd. Sport i Turystyka.
  4. ^ 2nd Chess Olympiad: The Hague 1928—Amateur World Championship–Standings–Round by Round Pairings–Progress Table

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