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Munich 1936

Considered the extra Chess Olympiad.  The German Chess Federation wanted to organize an Olympiad as a counterpart to the Olympic Games at Berlin. Munich was chosen since its local chess club was celebrating its centenary.  But since the German Chess Federation was not part of FIDE, the event was not recognized as belonging to the official series of Olympiads.  Twenty-two countries and 208 participants entered.  A total of 1680 games were played in this event of teams with eight players and two reserves.  Hungary won the gold medal without conceding a single drawn match.  Poland took the silver medal and Germany took the bronze medal.

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