|1st Workers' Chess Olympiad: Špindlerův Mlýn 1948
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|1st Workers' Chess Olympiad
||13th - 19th September 1948
||Špindlerův Mlýn, Czechoslovakia
||Four board round robin.
|Final order decided by:
||40 moves in 2 hours 30 minutes, then each next 16 moves in 1 hour
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The 1948 workers' Olympiad drew five national teams, including four communist countries and Switzerland. Among participating players were people soon to become respected GMs: Luděk Pachman (CSR), Milan Vidmar jr (YUG) or László Szabó (HUN). Hungary took a win by a wide three point margin beating Yugoslavia 2½-1½ on penultimate day in a decisive encounter. Poland came third rather unexpectedly as they defeated Czechoslovakia 2½-1½ on the last day.
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