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1968 Chess Olympiad
Compiled by chessmoron
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Where: Lugano, Switzerland
When: 17th October - 7th November 1968

MEN TEAM PERFORMANCE:

No.--Team--------Code--Pts----WIN--DRAW--LOST
1.--Soviet Union--URS--66----18-----2----1
2.---Yugoslavia---YUG--50----14-----2----3 (2nd in Finals) 3.---Yugoslavia---YUG--52----14-----4----2

There are no Women Chess Olympiad!


Stiff battle
Spassky vs Portisch, 1968
(C93) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Smyslov Defense, 54 moves, 1/2-1/2

Brazilian star!
Mecking vs Unzicker, 1968 
(C69) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation, 37 moves, 1-0

Dangerous threats by White
J Penrose vs Ujtumen, 1968
(C21) Center Game, 30 moves, 1-0

Kingside attack
D Keller vs A Pomar Salamanca, 1968 
(B14) Caro-Kann, Panov-Botvinnik Attack, 23 moves, 1-0

1.d4 g6 doesn't scare Hort
Hort vs Larsen, 1968 
(A41) Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6), 28 moves, 1-0

Putting any piece at best square is close to magic.
M Bobotsov vs Petrosian, 1968 
(D35) Queen's Gambit Declined, 41 moves, 0-1

Gligorić strangled black pieces in highly respectable way
Gligoric vs Portisch, 1968 
(E54) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Gligoric System, 32 moves, 1-0

Najdorf's only win in Olympiad
Larsen vs Najdorf, 1968 
(A01) Nimzovich-Larsen Attack, 39 moves, 0-1

Spassky vs Y Porat, 1968 
(C11) French, 25 moves, 1-0

Fighting Chess
V Ciocaltea vs Tringov, 1968 
(B09) Pirc, Austrian Attack, 27 moves, 0-1

Here take my Queen and I'll destroy you
Szabo vs Korchnoi, 1968 
(E21) Nimzo-Indian, Three Knights, 24 moves, 0-1

Draws that are memorable. Yeah, right?
I Bilek vs W Heidenfeld, 1968 
(C00) French Defense, 128 moves, 1/2-1/2

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J Adamski vs Geller, 1968 
(E73) King's Indian, 28 moves, 0-1

Endgame mastery
M Janata vs Smyslov, 1968 
(C69) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation, 40 moves, 0-1

Burkhard's horrible endgame knowledge
Matulovic vs B Malich, 1968
(C43) Petrov, Modern Attack, 66 moves, 1-0

Real German beats fake German
K Darga vs E German, 1968
(A21) English, 26 moves, 1-0

Olympiad mini
G Gibbs vs L Schmid, 1968 
(B02) Alekhine's Defense, 9 moves, 0-1

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