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1952 Men Chess Olympiad
Compiled by chessmoron
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Where: Helsinki, Finland
When: 9th - 31st August 1952

MEN TEAM PERFORMANCE:

No.--Team--------Code--Pts----WIN--DRAW--LOST
1.--Soviet Union--URS--44½----12-----3----0 (1st in Finals) 2.---Argentina----ARG--45-----11-----2----3
3.---Yugoslavia---YUG--37½----10-----3----2

Black's pressure exploited.
E E Book vs Szabo, 1952
(B55) Sicilian, Prins Variation, Venice Attack, 41 moves, 0-1

Deadly Black d3 pawn
E Lundin vs Najdorf, 1952
(B50) Sicilian, 70 moves, 0-1

Stahlberg vs Szabo, 1952 
(D41) Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 27 moves, 1-0

White carried out pert pawn assault and succeeded.
Stahlberg vs Filip, 1952 
(D38) Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin Variation, 31 moves, 1-0

Teschner vs Gligoric, 1952 
(E76) King's Indian, Four Pawns Attack, 25 moves, 0-1

Develop your pieces!!!
Reshevsky vs E E Book, 1952 
(E00) Queen's Pawn Game, 26 moves, 1-0

Stick with the basics!
Smyslov vs G Barcza, 1952 
(C64) Ruy Lopez, Classical, 21 moves, 1-0

Windmill
Julio Bolbochan vs Evans, 1952 
(D28) Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical, 25 moves, 1-0

Might put your sunglasses on!
K S Ojanen vs E Lundin, 1952 
(E39) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, Pirc Variation, 29 moves, 0-1

Rarity
R Byrne vs Sliwa, 1952 
(C68) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, 46 moves, 0-1

Dude! You suck!
Bisguier vs J A Fred, 1952 
(B93) Sicilian, Najdorf, 6.f4, 19 moves, 0-1

Short Game
H Enevoldsen vs R Ortega, 1952 
(D51) Queen's Gambit Declined, 10 moves, 0-1

Najdorf Blundereing his Queen away
Reshevsky vs Najdorf, 1952 
(E95) King's Indian, Orthodox, 7...Nbd7, 8.Re1, 27 moves, 1-0

Classical ending mastery by GM Schmid.
J Gonzalez de Vega vs L Schmid, 1952 
(A21) English, 90 moves, 0-1

Fell for a simpe trap
V Castaldi vs Reshevsky, 1950 
(A06) Reti Opening, 13 moves, 0-1

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