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Roman Dzindzichashvili vs Alexander G Beliavsky
Thessaloniki Olympiad (1984), Thessaloniki GRE, rd 9, Nov-28
English Opening: Agincourt Defense. King's Knight (A13)  ·  1-0



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May-04-04  Jim Bartle: Dzindzi. is sure a great player when he decides to make the effort. Does anybody know if he was still playing for the USSR at this time ('84) or had already come to the US?
Apr-24-05  morphynoman2: According to Chess Informant, this was one of the best games of the year in 1984.
May-06-06  Chess Classics: My only gripe with this game is that it is very repititious in the 70s-80s, but nevertheless manages to be climactic and instructive. Great game by Dzindzi!


May-06-06  Chess Classics: <Jim Bartle> According to the bio on the Dzindzi page, he moved from Israel to the United States in 1979 and led the US Olmpyiad team in '84.


Dec-11-08  Poisonpawns: Super Super Endgame,was there anyway for black to hold a draw here via blockade?Russia won the gold this year at the Olympics without Kasparov or Karpov who were still locked in their marathon chess match.
Dec-11-08  Granny O Doul: Larry Christiansen called this "THE game of the Olympiad"
Jun-25-11  SimonWebbsTiger: with regard to the <morphynoman2>, Inf. 39 had this in 2nd spot with 53/90 points, pipped by Ksrpov-Kasparov, g.27 match 1984/5 on 58/90.

Judging by Dzindzi's annotations, he had everything under control. A fascinating and somewhat rare endgame; it occurs in 0.6% of games examined by Glenn Flear (Practical Endgame Play - Beyond the Basics", Everyman 2007)

May-06-16  Howard: Not to sound picky, but I don't think it was Christiansen who called it "THE game of the Olympiad. Someone definitely did, as I recall, but that article was almost certainly written by someone else.
May-08-16  Granny O Doul: Are you suggesting Larry Parr actually wrote the article? I don't remember it well enough to be certain but I doubt even he would have dared annotate a game while attributing the work to Christiansen or that Larry C. would not have raised a scandal over it.
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  perfidious: The final position brings to mind villain Francisco Scaramanga's remark to James Bond in the film <The Man With the Golden Gun>:

A mistress cannot serve two masters.

A finely controlled positional game by Dzin against a formidable opponent.

May-08-16  Howard: If I remember correctly, it was probably Pal Benko who wrote the article on the 1984 Olympiad. He was the, nonplaying, captain of that team, if I remember right.
May-12-16  Granny O Doul: <Howard: If I remember correctly, it was probably Pal Benko who wrote the article on the 1984 Olympiad>

You don't. He did do both as late as 1978, though.

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