1st Chess Olympiad

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Players and spectators at the Westminster Central Hall.
Competing countries (in green) of the 1st Chess Olympiad.

The 1st 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 18 and July 30, 1927, in London, United Kingdom. The 1st Women's World Chess Championship took place during the Olympiad.


Team standings[edit]

# Country Players Points
1  Hungary Maróczy, Nagy, Vajda, Havasi, Steiner E. 40
2  Denmark Krause, Norman-Hansen, Andersen, Ruben 38​12
3  United Kingdom Atkins, Yates, Thomas, Michell, Spencer 36​12
4  Netherlands Euwe, Weenink, Kroone, te Kolsté, Schelfhout 35
5  Czechoslovakia Réti, Gilg, Hromádka, Pokorný, Prokeš 34​12
6  Germany Tarrasch, Mieses, Carls, Wagner 34
7  Austria Grünfeld, Lokvenc, Kmoch, Wolf, Gruber 34
8   Switzerland Johner H., Naegeli, Zimmermann, Grob, Michel 32
9 Kingdom of Yugoslavia Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes Kostić, Vuković V., Asztalos, Kalabar 30
10  Italy Rosselli del Turco, Monticelli, Romih, Sacconi 28​12
11  Sweden Nilsson, Nyholm, Jakobson, Stoltz 28
12  Argentina Grau, Rivarola, Nogués Acuña, Palau 27
13  France Chéron, Muffang, Renaud, Betbeder 24​12
14  Finland Tschepurnoff, Rasmusson, Heilimo, Terho 21​12
15  Belgium Koltanowski, Censer I., Louviau, Censer M. 21​12
16  Spain Golmayo, Marín y Llovet, Vilardebo, Soler 14​12

Individual medals[edit]

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

# Player Points Percentage
1  George Alan Thomas (England) 12/15 80%
1  Holger Norman-Hansen (Denmark) 12/15 80%
3  Richard Réti (Czechoslovakia) 11​12/15 76.7%
4  Géza Maróczy (Hungary) 9/12 75%
5  Ernst Grünfeld (Austria) 9​12/13 73.1%
6  Max Euwe (Netherlands) 10​12/15 70%


  1. ^ Although commonly referred to as the men's division, this section is open to both male and female players.
  2. ^ OlimpBase :: 1st Chess Olympiad, London 1927, information

Chess Olympiad London 1927 http://chess.comrel.pl/2012/06/wywiad-z-autorem.html

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