9th Chess Olympiad
The 9th Chess Olympiad, organized by the FIDE and comprising an open team tournament, as well as several events designed to promote the game of chess, took place between August 20 and September 11, 1950, in Dubrovnik, FPR Yugoslavia (present day Croatia). Eighty-four players from 16 nations played a total of 480 games. The acclaimed 1950 Dubrovnik chess set was designed and manufactured specifically for the Olympiad.
The prizes for best individual results went to:
- Board 1: Miguel Najdorf and Wolfgang Unzicker 11 / 14 = 78.6%
- Board 2: Julio Bolbochán 11½ / 14 = 82.1%
- Board 3: Petar Trifunović 10 / 13 = 76.9%
- Board 4: Braslav Rabar 9 / 10 = 90.0%
- 1st reserve: Herman Pilnik 7½ / 10 = 75.0%
- 2nd reserve: Larry Evans 9 / 10 = 90.0%
- Although commonly referred to as the men's division, this section is open to both male and female players.
- 9th Chess Olympiad, Dubrovnik 1950 at olimpbase.org