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🏆 Haifa Olympiad (Men) (1976)

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Miguel Najdorf, Enrico Paoli, Ruben Rodriguez, Ludek Pachman, Daniel Abraham Yanofsky, Jan Timman, Anthony Miles, Ulf Andersson, John Nunn, Murray Chandler, Lubomir Kavalek, Helgi Olafsson, Gennadi Sosonko, Oscar Panno, Eugenio Torre, Robert Eugene Byrne, Miguel A Quinteros, Margeir Petursson, Vladimir Mikhailovich Liberzon, Roman Dzindzichashvili, Wolfgang Unzicker, Zenon Franco Ocampos, William James Lombardy, Gildardo Garcia, Andrew Jonathan Mestel, Michael Francis Stean, Larry Melvyn Evans, James Tarjan, Gudmundur Sigurjonsson, Hans Ree, Peter Biyiasas, Raymond Keene, Juan Manuel Bellon Lopez, Raul Sanguineti, Erling Mortensen, Victor J Frias Pablaza, Jan Hein Donner, Stefano Tatai, Harry Schussler, William Hartston, Werner Hug, Mehrshad Sharif, Axel Otto Ornstein, Bela Toth, Gert Ligterink, Rico Mascarinas, Nathan Birnboim, Knut Joran Helmers, Yrjo A Rantanen, Karl Robatsch, Arturo Pomar Salamanca, Heinz Wirthensohn, Peter Ostermeyer, Kamran G Shirazi, Yair Kraidman, Jean-Luc Seret, Franciscus Antonius Kuijpers, Kim S Commons, Robert Murray Jamieson, Francisco Javier Ochoa De Echaguen, Lawrence Day, Carlos Enrique Cuartas Bedoya, Jorge Szmetan, Hans-Guenther Kestler, Lars Aake Schneider, Dieter A Mohrlok, Khosro Harandi, Leon David Piasetski, Angel Martin Gonzalez, Leif Ogaard, Andre Lombard, Heikki Westerinen, Jacob Ost-Hansen, Leon S Lederman, Francisco Javier Sanz Alonso, Klaus Wockenfuss, Paul M Kuroda, George Steven Botterill, Craig William Pritchett, Carlos Silva Sanchez, Luis Marcos Bronstein, Miguel Cuellar Gacharna, Borje Jansson, Bjorn Tiller, Vernon Albert Small, Shimon Kagan, Walter Wittmann, Irwin Lipnowski, Oscar Humberto Castro Rojas, Emmanuel Preissmann, Bernard Kernan, Antonio Angel Medina Garcia, Andreas Dueckstein, Iolo Ceredig Jones, Rosendo Carrean Balinas Jr, John Grantley Cooper, Andreas Huss, Stuart James Hutchings, Ulrik Rath, Maxwell Leonard Fuller plus 186 more players.

Chessgames.com Chess Event Description
Haifa Olympiad (Men) (1976)

The 22nd Chess Olympiad took place between October 26 and November 10, 1976, in Haifa, Israel. For the first time, the event comprised both an open and a women's tournament.

International politics affected the event, as a large number of FIDE member nations withdrew in protest against the Olympiad being held in Israel. In the absence of the Soviet Union, Yugoslavia, and Hungary, the US team had the highest average Elo rating and had to be considered the favorite, even without Bobby Fischer. In the end, the USA took the gold medals, by half a point. The Netherlands and England took home the silver and bronze, respectively.(1)

Also see Haifa Olympiad (Women) (1976).

(1) Wikipedia article: 22nd Chess Olympiad

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. K Wockenfuss vs A Medina Garcia  1-0361976Haifa Olympiad (Men)D01 Richter-Veresov Attack
2. Larry Evans vs A Lombard 1-0831976Haifa Olympiad (Men)B33 Sicilian
3. F Batres vs R Beyen  0-1421976Haifa Olympiad (Men)C64 Ruy Lopez, Classical
4. Pedro Aguilar vs A H Williams  0-1691976Haifa Olympiad (Men)E52 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line with ...b6
5. B G Campbell vs I Saren  0-1271976Haifa Olympiad (Men)A45 Queen's Pawn Game
6. F Cote vs H Schumacher  0-1611976Haifa Olympiad (Men)B10 Caro-Kann
7. C Cuartas Bedoya vs J Rush  1-0241976Haifa Olympiad (Men)C44 King's Pawn Game
8. P H Donoso Velasco vs J Gutierrez  ½-½171976Haifa Olympiad (Men)C10 French
9. Dzindzichashvili vs A Riccetto  1-0261976Haifa Olympiad (Men)A23 English, Bremen System, Keres Variation
10. O Ferreira vs J C Letzelter  0-1381976Haifa Olympiad (Men)A95 Dutch, Stonewall
11. C Gamarra Caceres vs J L Seret  0-1561976Haifa Olympiad (Men)B33 Sicilian
12. R Goldenberg vs A Bogda  0-1551976Haifa Olympiad (Men)A00 Uncommon Opening
13. A Gomez Abad vs A Grinza  0-1261976Haifa Olympiad (Men)B00 Uncommon King's Pawn Opening
14. E Grumer vs A Medina Garcia  0-1401976Haifa Olympiad (Men)E62 King's Indian, Fianchetto
15. R Hoen vs P Rasmussen  1-0331976Haifa Olympiad (Men)C55 Two Knights Defense
16. W Hoyt vs J M Bellon Lopez  0-1421976Haifa Olympiad (Men)B21 Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4
17. K Janetschek vs E Laine  1-0251976Haifa Olympiad (Men)E65 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Yugoslav, 7.O-O
18. I Kanko vs H Pickering  1-0311976Haifa Olympiad (Men)A42 Modern Defense, Averbakh System
19. B Kernan vs Unzicker  ½-½251976Haifa Olympiad (Men)C45 Scotch Game
20. A Malagon vs M Wahlbom  0-1361976Haifa Olympiad (Men)A61 Benoni
21. R Martina vs Hug  0-1331976Haifa Olympiad (Men)E80 King's Indian, Samisch Variation
22. C Micheli vs A de la Casa 1-0231976Haifa Olympiad (Men)C62 Ruy Lopez, Old Steinitz Defense
23. D A Mohrlok vs E Keogh  1-0571976Haifa Olympiad (Men)D03 Torre Attack (Tartakower Variation)
24. H E Myers vs A Ornstein  0-1561976Haifa Olympiad (Men)A07 King's Indian Attack
25. Najdorf vs J Ostos  1-0441976Haifa Olympiad (Men)A49 King's Indian, Fianchetto without c4
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