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1980 Chess Olympiad
Compiled by chessmoron
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Where: La Valletta, Malta
When: 20th November - 6th December 1980

MEN TEAM PERFORMANCE:

No.--Team--------Code--Pts---Buch----WIN--DRAW--- LOST

1.--Soviet Union--URS--39----449.5---11-----3----0 2.---Hungary------HUN--39----448.0---10-----4---- -0
3.---Yugoslavia---YUG--35----448.0----8-----5---- -1

WOMEN TEAM PERFORMANCE:

No.--Team--------Code--Pts---Buch----WIN--DRAW--- LOST

1.--Soviet Union-URS---32½---331.5----11---2-----1 2.----Hungary----HUN---32----332.5----11---3----- -0
3.-----Poland----POL---26½---339.0----9----2---- --3

Best game prize
A J Mestel vs N Renman, 1980 
(C15) French, Winawer, 49 moves, 1-0

Beautiful tactics by Andersson
Andersson vs Kouatly, 1980 
(A15) English, 26 moves, 1-0

Remarkable attack by Nunn
Nunn vs E Gumrukcuoglu, 1980 
(C51) Evans Gambit, 39 moves, 1-0

Superb pressure at h7 and outstanding ride of white Knight.
L Christiansen vs Campos Moreno, 1980 
(E14) Queen's Indian, 21 moves, 1-0

Hard fought game
Andersson vs Portisch, 1980 
(A13) English, 60 moves, 1/2-1/2

Final Strike
Hort vs E Torre, 1980 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 49 moves, 0-1

Absolute control over open "d" line was worth a queen
Ljubojevic vs Ermenkov, 1980
(A31) English, Symmetrical, Benoni Formation, 29 moves, 1-0

Horrible opening for Black
Speelman vs J Bielczyk, 1980
(B32) Sicilian, 19 moves, 1-0

Rantanen vs Quinteros, 1980
(B93) Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4, 39 moves, 1-0

White weakened their pawn structure and Black didn't waste time
Liberzon vs Miles, 1980
(E14) Queen's Indian, 37 moves, 0-1

c4 was crucial square
Gheorghiu vs Timman, 1980
(E32) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 53 moves, 0-1

Attack w/out developing pieces
Ivkov vs L Schneider, 1980 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 23 moves, 1-0

Failed revenge of 1974 game
Tringov vs H Hurme, 1980
(B32) Sicilian, 27 moves, 0-1

Attacking with less material
Karpov vs Hort, 1980 
(B13) Caro-Kann, Exchange, 61 moves, 1-0

Miles Away
Ljubojevic vs Miles, 1980 
(B77) Sicilian, Dragon, Yugoslav Attack, 31 moves, 0-1

Double Fork
Myagmarsuren vs E Torre, 1982 
(C47) Four Knights, 46 moves, 0-1

GM playing like a patzer
A Kuligowski vs J Nogueiras, 1980 
(A21) English, 20 moves, 1-0

Costly error cause Hungarians the Championship
Petursson vs Sax, 1980
(E00) Queen's Pawn Game, 44 moves, 1/2-1/2

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