3rd Chess Olympiad

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The Polish gold medalists: Frydman, Tartakower (1st and 2nd from the left), Rubinstein (centre), Makarczyk, and Przepiórka (2nd and 3rd from the right).

The 3rd Chess Olympiad, organized by the 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 13 and July 27, 1930, in Hamburg, Germany. The 2nd Women's World Chess Championship also took place during the Olympiad.


Team standings[edit]

# Country Players Points
1  Poland Rubinstein, Tartakower, Przepiórka, Makarczyk, Frydman 48½
2 Hungary Hungary Maróczy, Takács, Vajda, Havasi, Steiner E. 47
3  Germany Ahues, Sämisch, Carls, Richter, Wagner 44½
4  Austria Kmoch, Müller, Eliskases, Lokvenc, Wolf 43½
5  Czechoslovakia Flohr, Treybal K., Rejfíř, Prokeš, Pokorný 42½
6  United States Kashdan, Marshall, Phillips, Steiner H., Anderson 41½
7  Netherlands Weenink, Van den Bosch, Noteboom, Landau, Schelfhout 41
8  Great Britain Sultan Khan, Yates, Thomas, Winter, Tylor 40½
9  Sweden Ståhlberg, Berndtsson, Stoltz, Lundin, Jacobson 40
10  Latvia Apšenieks, Petrovs, Feigins, Taube 35
11  Denmark Andersen, Ruben, Desler, Olsen, Gemzøe 31
12  France Alekhine, Betbeder, Gromer, Duchamp, Voisin 28½
13  Romania Baratz, Balogh, Tyroler, Henry Taubmann, Gudju 28½
14  Lithuania Machtas, Šembergas, Vistaneckis, Abramavičius, Kolodnas 22½
15  Iceland Gilfer, Ásgeirsson, Þorvaldsson, Guðmundsson 22
16  Spain Marín y Llovet, Golmayo Torriente, Lafora, Ribera, Soler 21½
17  Finland Rasmusson, Krogius, Larsen, Gauffin, Rahm 18
18  Norway Olsen, Hovind, Kavlie-Jørgensen, Krogdahl, Halvorsen 16

Individual medals[edit]

The individual ratings were solely based on number of points scored. No board order was applied and only top three individual results were awarded with a prize.[2]

  • Gold medal won Akiba Rubinstein (Poland), scoring 15/17 (88.2%);
  • Silver medal won Salo Flohr (Czechoslovakia), scoring 14.5/17 (85.3%);
  • Bronze medal won Isaac Kashdan (USA), scoring 14/17 (82.4%).


  1. ^ Although commonly referred to as the men's division, this section is open to both male and female players.
  2. ^ OlimpBase :: 3rd Chess Olympiad, Hamburg 1930, information