Meir Rauch (born 15 October 1909, dead 1 August 1983) chess master, born in Zolynia, Poland.[1]

In August–September 1939, he played for the Palestinian team in the 8th Chess Olympiad on the first reserve board (won 4, lost 2 and drew 7) in Buenos Aires.[2] When World War II broke out, Rauch, along with many other participants of that Olympiad, decided to stay permanently in Argentina.[3] He emigrated to Israel in 1945.[4]

Around 1960 Rauch was still a member of the Réti chess club in Tel Aviv. He held the Israeli record for a blindfold simultaneous game (8 players).[5]

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