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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

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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.

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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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Today In Chess


I detest the endgame. A well-played game should be practically decided in the middle-game!- David Janowski


Malcolm Pein (1960), English International Master, chess organizer, author, and journalist.
Jayaram Ashwin (1990), Indian Grandmaster.
Lanita Stetsko (1993), Belarus Women Grandmaster.


Svetozar Gligoric (1923 14.08 2012). Serbian Grandmaster, the best player in Yugoslavia for decades who won the Yugoslavian championship 12 times.
Hans Werner Von  Massow, German players one of the founders of the correspondence chess associations IFSB and ICCF.


1937 In Stockholm, in front of the FIDE GA, the World Champion Max Euwe declared that if he won his match with Alexander Alekhine, he would accept the challenge in 1940 from the FIDE Candidate Salo Flohr. The President thanked the World Champion for his generous proposal and confirmed that if Alexander Alekhine won the match, he would be invited to play under the FIDE regulations with Salo Flohr. “If the World Champion renounces his title, then the title will belong to FIDE. From now on, any match for the world title will be organized under FIDE auspices”.
1937 The US team with four ‘Grandmasters’ won the Olympiad with 54½ points out of 72.
1966 The team of USSR won the 13th World Student Team Championship in Orebro, Sweden.
1971 Werner Hug of Switzerland won the 11th World Junior Championship in Athens, Greece.
1990 G. Hernandez MEX won the 15th Pan-American Junior Championship.
1998 Xie Jun (CHN) won by default The Women’s Candidates Final in Beijing against Galliamova RUS.
2008 Levon Aronian of Armenia became the winner of the 2nd FIDE Grand Prix Tournament in Sochi, Russia.
2014 In Tromso at the 2014 Olympiad, China took  for the first time the Gold, Hungary second and India third. In the women’s section, Russia finished first for the third consecutive time ahead of China and Ukraine.


1040 King Duncan I is killed in battle against his first cousin and rival Macbeth. The latter succeeds him as King of Scotland.
1040 King Duncan I is killed in battle against his first cousin and rival Macbeth. The latter succeeds him as King of Scotland.
1848 Oregon Territory is organized by act of Congress.
1880 Construction of Cologne Cathedral, the most famous landmark in Cologne, Germany, is completed.
1888 An audio recording of English composer Arthur Sullivan’s “The Lost Chord”, one of the first recordings of music ever made, is played during a press conference introducing Thomas Edison’s phonograph in London, England.
1893 France becomes the first country to introduce motor vehicle registration.
1945 Japan accepts the Allied terms of surrender in World War II and the Emperor records the Imperial Rescript on Surrender (August 15 in Japan Standard Time).
1971 Bahrain declares independence as the State of Bahrain.
1980 Lech Wałęsa leads strikes at the Gdańsk, Poland shipyards.
2013 Egypt declares a state of emergency as security forces kill hundreds of demonstrators supporting former president Mohamed Morsi.
2015 The US Embassy in Havana, Cuba re-opens after 54 years of being closed when Cuba–United States relations were broken off.

(Source: Wikipedia)