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🏆 Haifa Olympiad (1976)

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Miguel Najdorf, Ruben Rodriguez, Ludek Pachman, Enrico Paoli, Daniel Abraham Yanofsky, Jan Timman, Tony Miles, Ulf Andersson, John Nunn, Murray Chandler, Lubomir Kavalek, Helgi Olafsson, Gennadi Sosonko, Oscar Panno, Eugenio Torre, Robert Byrne, Miguel Quinteros, Vladimir Liberzon, Margeir Petursson, Roman Dzindzichashvili, Wolfgang Unzicker, Zenon Franco Ocampos, Michael Francis Stean, William Lombardy, Andrew Jonathan Mestel, Gildardo Garcia, James Tarjan, Gudmundur Sigurjonsson, Larry Evans, Hans Ree, Peter Biyiasas, Raymond Keene, Juan Bellon Lopez, Raul Sanguineti, Jan Hein Donner, Victor Frias Pablaza, Erling Mortensen, Stefano Tatai, Harry Schussler, William Hartston, Werner Hug, Mehrshad Sharif, Bela Toth, Axel Ornstein, Gert Ligterink, Rico Mascarinas, Yrjo Rantanen, Nathan Birnboim, Knut Joran Helmers, Karl Robatsch, Heinz Wirthensohn, Arturo Pomar Salamanca, Peter Ostermeyer, Kamran Shirazi, Yair Kraidman, Jean-Luc Seret, Franciscus Antonius Kuijpers, Kim Commons, Robert Murray Jamieson, Francisco Javier Ochoa, Lawrence Day, Carlos Cuartas Bedoya, Hans-Guenther Kestler, Lars-Ake Schneider, Jorge Szmetan, Angel Martin Gonzalez, Leif Ogaard, Leon David Piasetski, Franz Hoelzl, Dieter Mohrlok, Khosro Harandi, Heikki Westerinen, Andre Lombard, Jacob Ost-Hansen, Klaus Wockenfuss, Leon S Lederman, Francisco Javier Sanz Alonso, Craig Pritchett, George Botterill, Paul M Kuroda, Carlos Silva Sanchez, Luis Marcos Bronstein, Jan Rooze, Borje Jansson, Bjorn Tiller, Shimon Kagan, Vernon Albert Small, Walter Wittmann, Oscar Humberto Castro Rojas, Irwin Lipnowski, John Grantley Cooper, Emmanuel Preissmann, Bernard Kernan, Rosendo Carrean Balinas Jr, Andreas Dueckstein, Antonio Angel Medina Garcia, Iolo Ceredig Jones, Andreas Huss, Stuart James Hutchings, Ulrik Rath plus 186 more players. Chess Event Description
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

 page 1 of 51; games 1-25 of 1,255  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Hug vs A Pomar Salamanca  ½-½231976Haifa OlympiadA07 King's Indian Attack
2. L Ogaard vs E Torre  0-1331976Haifa OlympiadA43 Old Benoni
3. J Rooze vs M Sharif  ½-½281976Haifa OlympiadC90 Ruy Lopez, Closed
4. M Fuller vs L Day  ½-½291976Haifa OlympiadC60 Ruy Lopez
5. Miles vs Chandler  1-0291976Haifa OlympiadE12 Queen's Indian
6. Pachman vs A Ludgate 1-0351976Haifa OlympiadA57 Benko Gambit
7. Quinteros vs A Diaz 1-0411976Haifa OlympiadE66 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Yugoslav Panno
8. Tarjan vs M Mamouri  1-0421976Haifa OlympiadA53 Old Indian
9. J Bademian Orchanian vs Kraidman  0-1281976Haifa OlympiadC51 Evans Gambit
10. E M Green vs M Stean  ½-½441976Haifa OlympiadB97 Sicilian, Najdorf
11. M Sharif vs R Byrne  0-1461976Haifa OlympiadE21 Nimzo-Indian, Three Knights
12. A J Mestel vs V Small 0-1431976Haifa OlympiadC02 French, Advance
13. F Kuijpers vs R Schneider 1-0341976Haifa OlympiadB40 Sicilian
14. B Pantebre Martinez vs E Paoli 0-1721976Haifa OlympiadD40 Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch
15. A Doyle vs H Kestler  0-1391976Haifa OlympiadB23 Sicilian, Closed
16. Y Ozaki vs M Woodhams  0-1151976Haifa OlympiadB43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3
17. M Fuller vs T Sakurai 1-0121976Haifa OlympiadB07 Pirc
18. J Vaglio Munoz vs C Silva Sanchez  ½-½511976Haifa OlympiadA00 Uncommon Opening
19. V Liberzon vs O Benitez 1-0241976Haifa OlympiadC92 Ruy Lopez, Closed
20. Kavalek vs K Harandi  ½-½231976Haifa OlympiadD61 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack
21. Wai Shui Kan vs G Sigurjonsson  0-1381976Haifa OlympiadA02 Bird's Opening
22. F Batres vs R Beyen  0-1421976Haifa OlympiadC64 Ruy Lopez, Classical
23. Pedro Aguilar vs A H Williams  0-1691976Haifa OlympiadE52 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line with ...b6
24. P Biyiasas vs B Angles d'Auriac  1-0491976Haifa OlympiadA07 King's Indian Attack
25. O Booi vs A Huss  0-1331976Haifa OlympiadC15 French, Winawer
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  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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