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Gideon Stahlberg


Gideon Stahlberg (or Stahlberg) (19081967) was a Swedish chess grandmaster. He came to fame when he won matches against star players Rudolf Spielmann and Aron Nimzowitsch in 1933 and 1934 respectively. Stahlberg won the Swedish Chess Championship of 1927 and became Nordic champion in 1929. Following the Chess Olympics in Buenos Aires 1939, he stayed in Latin America until 1948, where he won many tournaments, some of them in competition with Miguel Najdorf. In 1950 and 1953 he participated in the World Championship Candidates Tournaments and umpired in the World Championships between 1957 and the 1963 BotvinnikPetrosian World Championship match. In 1967 he travelled to Leningrad to take part in an international tournament but died before playing his first game.

Stahlberg published more than ten chess books, some of them originally in Swedish or Spanish:

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