Author: Skalicka, Carlos (born Karel) [1896-1979] and Milciades Angel Lachaga
Publisher: Circulo La Regence
Place: Buenos Aires
60 pages with diagrams, tables and tournament photograph. Royal octavo (9" x 6 1/4") bound in original publisher's stapled wrappers. (Bibliotheek Bibliotheca van der Linde-Niemeijeriana: 562139) First edition limited of which this is number 160.
The sixth Mar del Plata chess tournament was held in the city of Mar del Plata, Argentina, in March 1943. The first three Mar del Plata international tournaments (1928, 1934, 1936) were regarded as the third, fourth, and sixth South American Chess Championship (Torneo Sudamericano), respectively. The first Torneio Sulamericano took place in Montevideo (Carrasco), Uruguay, in 1921/22. After the 8th Chess Olympiad at Buenos Aires 1939, many participants had decided to stay in Argentina due to outbreak of World War II. The 1943 Mar del Plata tournament therefore included eleven refugees from Europe and two players affected by issues arising out of the British Mandate of Palestine. First with no losses Miguel Najdorf, from Poland with a score of eleven. Clear second from Sweden was Gideon Stahlberg, also with no losses trailing by a half point. Paul Michel captured third with 8.5 points. In fifth was Hector Rossetto a half point behind Michel. Herman Pilnik was in sole fifth with 7. Six through eight was shared with three contestants, Moshe Czerniak, Jorge Pelikan and Carlos Enrique Guimard with 6.5.
Corners bumped, light edge wear else a very good copy.