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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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Guy Chandler (1885-28.05.1980), English chess composer.
Gideon Barcza (1911-1986), Hungarian Grandmaster who won 9 times the championship of Hungary.
Lev Alburt (1945), US Grandmaster, coach and author. Three times was a champion of Ukraine and USA. He emigrated to the USA in 1979.
Mohammad Jafar Kambuzia (1960), FIDE Officer and former president of the Iranian chess federation.
Gerardo Barbero(1961-2001), Argentine Grandmaster, the national champion of 1984 who died of cancer in Budapest where he was living.
Francisco Vallejo Pons (1982), Spanish Grandmaster who achieving the grandmaster title at the age of 16 years and 9 months and won the U18 World Chess Youth Championship in 2000.
1888 – The first successful adding machine in the United States is patented by William Seward Burroughs.
1897 – Oldsmobile, a brand of American automobiles, is founded.
1957 – The Soviet Union successfully conducts a long-range test flight of the R-7 Semyorka, the first intercontinental ballistic missile.
1959 – United States President Dwight D. Eisenhower signs an executive order proclaiming Hawaii the 50th state of the union. Hawaii’s admission is currently commemorated by Hawaii Admission Day.
1991 – Latvia declares renewal of its full independence after the occupation of Soviet Union.
1991 – Coup attempt against Mikhail Gorbachev collapses.
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