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1988 Chess Olympiad
Compiled by chessmoron
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Where: Thessaloniki, Greece
When: 12th - 30th November 1988

MEN TEAM PERFORMANCE:

No.--Team--------Code--Pts---Buch----WIN--DRAW--- LOST

1.--Soviet Union-URS---40˝---456.0---11-----3----0 2.---England-----ENG---34˝---457.0----8-----3---- -3
3.--Netherlands--NED---34˝---455.0----8-----5---- -1

MEN'S BEST PERFORMANCE:

No.-----------Name---------Code---ELOp
1.----GM Kasparov, Garry---URS----2877
2.----GM Karpov, Anatoly---URS----2800
3.----GM Portisch, Lajos---HUN----2767

WOMEN TEAM PERFORMANCE:

No.--Team--------Code--Pts---Buch----WIN--DRAW--- LOST
1.---Hungary-----HUN---33----340.0----13---0----- -1
2.--Soviet Union-URS---32˝---341.5----10---3-----1 3.--Yugoslavia---YUG---28----345.0----9----3----- -2

WOMEN'S BEST PERFORMANCE:

No.-----------Name---------Code---ELOp
1.--------Polgár, Judit----HUN----2699
2.-----WGM Cramling, Pia---SWE----2566
3.-------Polgár, Zsuzsa----HUN----2497


Nice combination
Hoi vs Gulko, 1988  
(A40) Queen's Pawn Game, 31 moves, 1-0

Andersson's lost instead of draw
Karpov vs Ulf Andersson, 1988 
(E11) Bogo-Indian Defense, 54 moves, 1-0

Kasparov's distraction
Kasparov vs Seirawan, 1988 
(D21) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 38 moves, 1-0

Control over open line was decisive for Black.
Pinter vs Nunn, 1988 
(E99) King's Indian, Orthodox, Taimanov, 46 moves, 0-1

First-class draw
Nunn vs P Van der Sterren, 1988 
(C94) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Breyer Defense, 61 moves, 1/2-1/2

A threefold re-pin-nition forced Black to resign.
L Christiansen vs Blatny, 1988 
(A54) Old Indian, Ukrainian Variation, 4.Nf3, 28 moves, 1-0

Messed up the opening
Hort vs Winants, 1988 
(E32) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 29 moves, 1-0

23...Qf4!! should be played
Kudrin vs H A Machado Jr, 1988 
(C42) Petrov Defense, 29 moves, 1-0

Check! Check! Mate!
Piket vs C Thomson, 1988 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 40 moves, 1-0

Ulf Andersson vs A Greenfeld, 1988 
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 29 moves, 1-0

Queen + passed pawns vs 2 Rooks
Beliavsky vs Barbero, 1988
(E32) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 56 moves, 1-0

Velimirovic wins with ease
Velimirovic vs F Maynard, 1988
(C71) Ruy Lopez, 26 moves, 1-0

Stunning mate trap.
J Rodgaard vs Nunn, 1988 
(A10) English, 36 moves, 0-1

Olympiad mini
A R Habboush vs Stephen Kgatshe, 1988
(C55) Two Knights Defense, 11 moves, 1-0

Long grudge match but ended DRAW
Seirawan vs Xu Jun, 1988 
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 191 moves, 1/2-1/2

Memorable by Kasparov
Kasparov vs D H Campora, 1988 
(D35) Queen's Gambit Declined, 36 moves, 1-0

White turn to a losing position to a win
R Knaak vs L Christiansen, 1988 
(E41) Nimzo-Indian, 34 moves, 1-0

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