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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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Oleg Chernikov (1933-06.02.2015) Russia Grandmaster who won the 2000 World Senior Chess Championship.
Rafael Vaganian (1951), Armenian Grandmaster who won the USSR championship in 1989.
Uwe Boensch (1958), German Grandmaster and FIDE Senior Trainer who was a successful coach of the national team and now is working as a director at the GCF.
Julio Becerra(1973), American Grandmaster born in Cuba who won two Cuban championships.
Sergei Rublevsky (1974), Russian Grandmaster who won the 2005 Russian championship. He is coaching the women’s national team.
Dusko Pavasovic (1976), Slovenian Grandmaster born in Croatia who won 3 Slovenian championships.
Heikki Kallio (1980), Finnish Grandmaster who left chess in 2005 to play poker.
Marie Sebag (1986), French Grandmaster, Woman Grandmaster and coach. She was the first French female to get a GM title.
Maryana Huda, (1988), Ukrainian Women Grandmaster.
Conrad Bayer (10.11.1828-1897), Czech chess composer.
Johannes Ohquist (06.12.1861-1949), Finnish chess composer.
Anatoly Lutikov (05-02.1933-1989), Russian International Master who won the Moldovan championship six times.
2001 15.10 The team of Ukraine won the World Team Championship held in Yerevan. Russia was second and Armenia third.
2014 15.10 In Baku Azerbaijan, at the first stage of FIDE GP series 2014-2015, Boris Gelfand (ISR) and Fabiano Caruana (ITA) finished joint winners.
1783 The Montgolfier brothers’ hot air balloon (tethered) makes the first human ascent, piloted by Jean-François Pilâtre de Rozier.
1793 Queen Marie-Antoinette of France is tried and convicted in a swift, pre-determined trial in the Palais de Justice, Paris, and condemned to death the following day.
1815 Napoleon I of France begins his exile on Saint Helena in the Atlantic Ocean.
1894 The Dreyfus affair: Alfred Dreyfus is arrested for spying.
1928 The airship, Graf Zeppelin completes its first trans-Atlantic flight, landing at Lakehurst, New Jersey, United States.
1932 Tata Airlines (later to become Air India) makes its first flight.
1934 The Soviet Republic of China collapses when Chiang Kai-shek’s National Revolutionary Army successfully encircles Ruijin, forcing the fleeing Communists to begin the Long March.
1940 The President of Catalonia, Lluís Companys, is executed by the Spanish dictatorship of Francisco Franco, making him the only European president to have been executed.
1944 The Arrow Cross Party (very similar to Hitler’s NSDAP (Nazi party)) takes power in Hungary.
1956 Fortran, the first modern computer language, is shared with the coding community for the first time.
1990 Soviet Union leader Mikhail Gorbachev is awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts to lessen Cold War tensions and open up his nation.
2003 China launches Shenzhou 5, its first manned space mission.
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