This series examines Polish chess history from the Medieval period to the end of the Second World War. This segment examines the later career of Akiva Rubinstein, and the rise of Savielly Tartakower, Mieczysław Najdorf, and Dawid Przepiórka. The series concludes with a discussion of Poland's Chess Olympiad success in the 1930s and the catastrophic effect of the Holocaust on Polish chess culture.

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