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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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Antonius van der Linde (1833-12.08.1897), a Dutch chess historian and player. His library was bought by the Royal Dutch Library and became the basis for the excellent collection in The Hague.
Alexander Solovtsov (1847-20.03.1923), a Russian Master.
Eduard Dyckhoff (1880-02.03.1949), a German doctor of law and correspondence chess player.
Jacques Davidson (1890-13.01.1969), a Dutch Master.
Rakhil Eidelson (1958), a Belarus Woman Grandmaster who was the Belarusian Women’s Chess Championship eight times.
Michal Krasenkow (1963), a Polish Grandmaster, author and coach born in Moscow. In 2007, he was ranked number ten in the world.
David Howell (1990), the youngest English Grandmaster (16) who was the British champion in 2009, 2013 and 2014.
Daan Brandenburg (1987), a Dutch Grandmaster.Guichard, Pauline, FRA, b-day 14.11.1988
Pauline Guichard, (1988), a French Woman Grandmaster.
Katerina Nemcova, (1990) an America-Czech Woman Grandmaster who was Women’s Czech chess champion and won the European Youth Chess Championship of 2008.
Robin Van Kampen, (1994), a Dutch Grandmaster who was Dutch U20 champion.
2007 The FIDE Executive Board confirmed memberships of the Maldives and Sao Tome and Principe.
1914 The Ottoman Empire declares war against Britain, France, Russia, Serbia and Montenegro during the early months of World War I.
1918 Czechoslovakia becomes a republic.
1922 The British Broadcasting Company begins radio service in the United Kingdom.
1941 World War II: In Slonim, German forces engaged in Operation Barbarossa murder 9,000 Jews in a single day.
1965 Vietnam War: The Battle of Ia Drang begins – the first major engagement between regular American and North Vietnamese forces.
1967 American physicist Theodore Maiman is given a patent for his ruby laser systems, the world’s first laser.
1969 Apollo program: NASA launches Apollo 12, the second crewed mission to the surface of the Moon.
1991 Cambodian Prince Norodom Sihanouk returns to Phnom Penh after thirteen years of exile.
2008 The first G-20 economic summit opens in Washington, D.C.
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