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Aaron Schwartzman - Biography

Aaron Schwartzman (also written as Arón Schvartzman and Arón Schwartzmann) (born 9 December 1908) is a former Argentine chess master who was prominent in chess tournaments of the 1930s and 1940s.

Between 1933 and 1949, Schwartzman was a participant in numerous Argentine Chess Championships. In 1933, he took 3rd (ARG-ch 12 Mayor; Luis Piazzini won). In 1935, he took 3rd (ARG-ch 14 Mayor; Jacobo Bolbochán won). In 1936, he tied for 3rd-5th (ARG-ch 15 Mayor; Carlos Guimard won). In 1937, he tied for 4-6th (ARG-ch 16 Mayor; Jacobo Bolbochán again won).

He won, ahead of Roberto Grau, at Mar del Plata 1934, and took 2nd, behind Isaias Pleci at Mar del Plata 1936. In the period from 1931 to 1948, he was a Champion of Club Argentino de Ajedrez in Buenos Aires.

Schwartzman retired from chess competition at the end of 1949 and became a physician. He has occasionally reappeared at chess events and, in December 2006, celebrated his 98th birthday.


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