2nd Polish Team Chess Championship: Katowice 1934

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Basic data

2nd Polish Team Chess Championship
(see all-time tournament summary)
Date: 10th - 14th May 1934
City: Katowice , Silesian autonomous region, Poland
Venue: Savoy Hotel
Organizers: Silesian Regional Chess Federation
Honorary protector: Mr. Bronisław Nakoniecznikow-Klukowski (Minister of Agriculture and Rural Reform)
Chairman of Honorary Committee: Dr. Michał Grażyński (Silesian voivod)
Chairman of Organizing Committee: Dr. Józef Potyka (chairman of SRCF)
Tournament Director: Ppłk. dr Marian Steifer (POL)
Super Arbiter: Mr. Stawski (POL)
Teams participating: 8 (cities and regions)
Players participating: 59
Games played: 168
Competition format: Six board round robin.
Final order decided by: 1. Game points; 2. Match points
Time control: N/A
Downloadable game file: 34poland.zip (only few games are available)

Tournament review

The 2nd all-Polish team tournament took place in Katowice, the capital of autonomous region of Silesia. The Silesian Chess Federation provided with robust financial background, something of primary importance in the times of Worldwide deep economic crisis. More than 60 players representing 10 regions came to the luxurious Savoy Hotel to play six board round robin. The championship received patronage of Poland's highest state authorities.

Łódź and Warsaw were two strongest teams and were running shoulder by shoulder all way through. The decisive encounter was a 3-all draw and Warsaw took the cup by a fraction of a point. Best results at top two boards were achieved by two promising, young masters: Antoni Wojciechowski (the one from famous Tylkowski-Wojciechowski twin) and Mieczysław Najdorf, soon one of World's top players. Best percentage result was achieve by Łódź's board #4 Abraham Szpiro - 6½/7.

Best board results

1st Board
bd name flag code pts gms %
1. Wojciechowski, Antoni POMR 7 78.6
2. Najdorf, Mieczysław WARS 6 7 85.7
3. Kremer, Leon WARS 7 78.6
4. Szpiro, Abraham LODZ 7 92.9
5. Schächter, Izaak LWOW 6 7 85.7
6. Abraham KRAK 3 5 60.0

Interesting games