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The top 5 best scorers of the Olympiad are: 1. M. Tal (8 Olympiads, 101 games) +65=32-2 or 81,2%; 2. A. Karpov (6 Olympiads, 68 games) +43=23-2 or 80.1%; 3. T. Petrosian (10 Olympiads, 132 games), +70=50-1 or 79.8%; 4. Isaac Kashdan (5 Olympiads, 49 games), +52, =22, -5 or 79,8%; 5. V. Smyslov (9 Olympiads, 113
Max Euwe was not yet a World Champion in 1920 but he was already known to be a talented player despite this little accident against his countryman Gerard Oskam.
Vienna 1873 tournament was the last tournament where a pawn could be promoted to a piece which had already been captured.
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"I believe that every world champion has a greatness of his own."- Kiril Georgiev
"He has weaknesses, as everyone does, but far fewer than those around him."- Veselin Topalov
"I personally believe that Karpov should have been more generous with Kirsan Ilyumzhinov. Kirsan is the only president in the history of FIDE, and maybe in the history of all international federations, who has contributed dozens of million dollars for the sport he loves. By the way, some of these millions went directly to Anatoly’s pocket…"- George Makropoulos
"Never felt more like singin’ the blues, cos I never thought that I’d ever lose…"- Vladimir Kramnik 2017
"The game of chess is turning out to be much richer than we knew-you can’t reduce it to the simple rules"- Vishy Anand
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Evgeny Kubbel (1894-1942), Russian chess composer.
Gabriel Schwartzman (1976), US Grandmaster who left the chess world in 2000 to become CEO at a software company.
Sopio Tkeshelasvili (1979), Georgian Woman Grandmaster who won the Under-12 girls European Youth Chess Championship in 1991 and the European Junior Girls Championship twice, in 1997 and 1998.
1965 Nona Gaprindashvili (USSR) retained her title of Women’s World Champion in Riga, after beating Alla Kushnir (USSR) 8½-4½
2010 In Plovdiv Bulgaria, the Economist-SGSEU-1 (RUS) achieved the desired result in the last round of the 26th European Club Cup and won a second consecutive title in this competition. Monte Carlo (MNC) won the Women’s Championship.
1707 The first Parliament of Great Britain meets.
1867 Seventy-two Senators are summoned by Royal Proclamation to serve as the first members of the Canadian Senate.1911 – First use of aircraft in war: Italo-Turkish War: An Italian pilot takes off from Libya to observe Turkish army lines.
1917 Lenin calls for the October Revolution.
1929 Great Depression: After a steady decline in stock market prices since a peak in September, the New York Stock Exchange begins to show signs of panic.
1941 World War II: Field Marshal Georgy Zhukov takes command of Red Army operations to prevent the further advance into Russia ofGerman forces and to prevent the Wehrmacht from capturing Moscow.
1946 The United Nations General Assembly convenes for the first time, at an auditorium in Flushing, Queens, New York City.
1955 Prime Minister Ngô Đình Diệm defeats former emperor Bảo Đại in a referendum and founds the Republic of Vietnam.
1983 Lebanese Civil War: The U.S. Marines barracks in Beirut is hit by a truck bomb, killing 241 U.S. military personnel. A French army barracks in Lebanon is also hit that same morning, killing 58 troops.
1989 The Hungarian Republic is officially declared by president Mátyás Szűrös, replacing the communist Hungarian People’s Republic.
2002 Moscow theater hostage crisis: Chechen terrorists seize the House of Culture theater in Moscow and take approximately 700 theater-goers hostage.
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