2o torneo zonal Sudamericano (preliminar del campeonato del mundo) "Cincuencentario del Automóvil Club Argentino": resultos y partidas.

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Author: Federación Argentina de Ajedrez, Mar del Plata

Year: 1954

Publisher: Federación Argentina de Ajedrez, Mar del Plata

Place: Mar del Plata


21 unpaginated tournament bulletins (approximately 84 pages) with tables. Octavo (8 1/2" x 5 1/2) bound in individual bulletin wrappers. First edition.

The Second South American Zonal Chess Tournament took place in the Hotel Provincial in Mar Del Plata, Argentina from April 3 through May 10, 1954. It included the strongest players from Argentina, Bolivia, Brasil, chile, Paraguay, Peru and Uruguay. The participants Oscar Pano from Argenitna captured first with 17.5 points, just coming off his World Junior Champion ship the previous year. Capturing second only a half point behind was Miguel Najdorf also representing Argentina. Shared third and fourth was Herman Pilnik and Carlos Guimard with scores of 16.5 and both from Argentina. Erich Eliskases, anther Argentinian emigre, held sole fifth a half point behind. A point behind him was Hector Rosetto. Tied for seventh through ninth was Bernardo Wexler, Emilio Dodero and Raul Sanguineti a full three and half points behind Rosetto in sixth. Tenth was Ruben Shochron with with the same number of points 10. Eleventh and twelfth was shared between Ruperto Schroder and Carlos Maderna a half point behind. Walter Cruz as sole thirteenth with 9 points. Fourteenth and fifteenth was a tie with Francisco Benko and Mariano Castillo. Again shared sixteenth and seventeenth was Lorenzo Balza and Joao de Souza Mendez with scores of 7.5. Finishing descending order was Jose Perez Alcocer followed by Cidar Humerez, and tied Walter Estrada and Eduardo Salomon with Carlos Jauregui placing last. Oscar Pano, Herman Pilnik, Miguel Najdorf and Carlos Guimard and were the representatives of this zonal who finished third, eight, twelfth and thirteenth respectively in the Interzonal. Oscar Pano and Herman Pilnik went on to finish ninth and tenth in the Candidates which Vasily Smyslov and went on to beat Mikhail Botvinnik for the world championship.


Some edge wear with bumped corners, four punch holes to edges, some occasional notations else a very good set.