|Haifa Olympiad (1976)|
The 22nd Chess Olympiad took place between October 25 and November 9, 1976, in Haifa, Israel. For the first time, the event comprised both an open and a women's tournament.
International politics affected the event, as a large number of FIDE member nations withdrew in protest against the Olympiad being held in Israel. In the absence of the Soviet Union, Yugoslavia, and Hungary, the US team had the highest average Elo rating and had to be considered the favorite, even without Bobby Fischer. In the end, the USA took the gold medals, by half a point. The Netherlands and England took home the silver and bronze, respectively.(1)
Also see Haifa Olympiad (Women) (1976).
(1) Wikipedia article: 22nd Chess Olympiad
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|1. Hug vs A Pomar Salamanca
|| ||½-½||23||1976||Haifa Olympiad||A07 King's Indian Attack|
|2. L Ogaard vs E Torre
|| ||0-1||33||1976||Haifa Olympiad||A43 Old Benoni|
|3. J Rooze vs M Sharif
|| ||½-½||28||1976||Haifa Olympiad||C90 Ruy Lopez, Closed|
|4. M Fuller vs L Day
|| ||½-½||29||1976||Haifa Olympiad||C60 Ruy Lopez|
|5. Miles vs Chandler
|| ||1-0||29||1976||Haifa Olympiad||E12 Queen's Indian|
|6. Pachman vs A Ludgate
||1-0||35||1976||Haifa Olympiad||A57 Benko Gambit|
|7. Quinteros vs A Diaz
||1-0||41||1976||Haifa Olympiad||E66 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Yugoslav Panno|
|8. Tarjan vs M Mamouri
|| ||1-0||42||1976||Haifa Olympiad||A53 Old Indian|
|9. J Bademian Orchanian vs Kraidman
|| ||0-1||28||1976||Haifa Olympiad||C51 Evans Gambit|
|10. E M Green vs M Stean
|| ||½-½||44||1976||Haifa Olympiad||B97 Sicilian, Najdorf|
|11. M Sharif vs R Byrne
|| ||0-1||46||1976||Haifa Olympiad||E21 Nimzo-Indian, Three Knights|
|12. A J Mestel vs V Small
||0-1||43||1976||Haifa Olympiad||C02 French, Advance|
|13. F Kuijpers vs R Schneider
||1-0||34||1976||Haifa Olympiad||B40 Sicilian|
|14. B Pantebre Martinez vs E Paoli
||0-1||72||1976||Haifa Olympiad||D40 Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch|
|15. A Doyle vs H Kestler
|| ||0-1||39||1976||Haifa Olympiad||B23 Sicilian, Closed|
|16. Y Ozaki vs M Woodhams
|| ||0-1||15||1976||Haifa Olympiad||B43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3|
|17. M Fuller vs T Sakurai
||1-0||12||1976||Haifa Olympiad||B07 Pirc|
|18. J Vaglio Munoz vs C Silva Sanchez
|| ||½-½||51||1976||Haifa Olympiad||A00 Uncommon Opening|
|19. V Liberzon vs O Benitez
||1-0||24||1976||Haifa Olympiad||C92 Ruy Lopez, Closed|
|20. Kavalek vs K Harandi
|| ||½-½||23||1976||Haifa Olympiad||D61 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack|
|21. Wai Shui Kan vs G Sigurjonsson
|| ||0-1||38||1976||Haifa Olympiad||A02 Bird's Opening|
|22. F Batres vs R Beyen
|| ||0-1||42||1976||Haifa Olympiad||C64 Ruy Lopez, Classical|
|23. Pedro Aguilar vs A H Williams
|| ||0-1||69||1976||Haifa Olympiad||E52 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line with ...b6|
|24. P Biyiasas vs B Angles d'Auriac
|| ||1-0||49||1976||Haifa Olympiad||A07 King's Indian Attack|
|25. O Booi vs A Huss
|| ||0-1||33||1976||Haifa Olympiad||C15 French, Winawer|
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|Jan-25-22|| ||Stonehenge: The Dutch team preparing :)
Source: Schaakbulletin 105.
|Jan-25-22|| ||Retireborn: Easily recognisable: Timman, Sosonko, Korchnoi, Donner, and Ree. The others I don't know.|
|Jan-25-22|| ||sneaky pete: Top row (left to right): Ree, Böhm, Ligterink, coach Donner, Hartoch, Korchmoi. Bottom row: masseuse, Timman, Bouwmeester, Sosonko.|
|Jan-25-22|| ||sneaky pete: Korchmoi = Korchnoi (typo) and I'm not sure about spelling of Hartoch.|
|Jan-25-22|| ||Olavi: Hartoch is correct, and Donner was not a coach, but a player. The recently defected Korchnoi and Bouwmeester were coaches. Eventually Böhm and Hartoch wouldn't play in Haifa, Kuijpers was sixth board.|
|Jan-25-22|| ||sneaky pete: You can always recognise the *real* coach by his raincoat and cigarette.|
|Jan-25-22|| ||Olavi: I bet Ree is holding his cigarette behind his back for the photo. He isn't in a football outfit either.|
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