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1966 Chess Olympiad
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1966 Men Chess Olympiad

Where: Havana, Cuba
When: 23th October - 20th November 1966

MEN TEAM PERFORMANCE:

No.--Team--------Code--Pts----WIN--DRAW--LOST
1.--Soviet Union--URS--64-----19-----1----0
2.-United States--USA--52-----12-----4----3 (2nd in Finals) 3.-----Hungary----HUN--57-----15-----4----1

1966 Women Chess Olympiad

Where: Oberhausen (West Germany)
When: 1966

WOMEN TEAM PERFORMANCE:

No.--Team--------Code--Pts----WIN--DRAW--LOST
1.--Soviet Union--URS--22-----11-----1----1
2.---Romania------ROM--20----10-----2----1
3.--E. Germany----GER--17------5-----6----2

Nothing but a gem
Fischer vs Spassky, 1966 
(C93) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Smyslov Defense, 57 moves, 1/2-1/2

"Famous Havana Triplets": I
Fischer vs Portisch, 1966 
(C69) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation, 34 moves, 1-0

"Famous Havana Triplets": II
Fischer vs Gligoric, 1966 
(C69) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation, 25 moves, 1-0

"Famous Havana Triplets": III
Fischer vs E Jimenez Zerquera, 1966 
(C69) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation, 31 moves, 1-0

Greedy Queen in a mortal trap.
Ivkov vs Robert E Byrne, 1966 
(C16) French, Winawer, 20 moves, 1-0

Positional pressure after sacrifying a Rook for minor piece
Larsen vs Petrosian, 1966 
(C00) French Defense, 48 moves, 0-1

Blundering and resulted mate in 1
Gheorghiu vs Najdorf, 1966 
(B81) Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack, 34 moves, 0-1

Woodpusher Mongols
Gligoric vs Myagmarsuren, 1966
(D27) Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical, 17 moves, 1-0

Losing control and accept defeat
Portisch vs S Johannessen, 1966 
(D47) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 25 moves, 1-0

Cheap tricks are not allowed
Larsen vs Portisch, 1966 
(E06) Catalan, Closed, 5.Nf3, 23 moves, 0-1

Celebratory Game
A Pomar Salamanca vs M Johansson Sr, 1966 
(E53) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, 27 moves, 1-0

Defeating Fischer may be the proudest moment of your life
Gheorghiu vs Fischer, 1966 
(E20) Nimzo-Indian, 50 moves, 1-0

PLaying Gruefeld
Pachman vs Uhlmann, 1966 
(D86) Grunfeld, Exchange, 31 moves, 1-0

GM level strategy
Larsen vs Gheorghiu, 1966
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 48 moves, 1-0

Tal's non-sac win
Tal vs Robert E Byrne, 1966 
(B69) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 7...a6 Defense, 11.Bxf6, 36 moves, 1-0

"On The Brinck"
Tal vs B Brinck-Claussen, 1966 
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 45 moves, 1-0

There's always a mini in Olympiad
E Kristiansen vs A Kolarov, 1966 
(C39) King's Gambit Accepted, 11 moves, 0-1

Viktor the Terrible
R Calvo vs Korchnoi, 1966 
(B42) Sicilian, Kan, 18 moves, 1-0

Well-played draw
Kavalek vs Polugaevsky, 1966 
(B89) Sicilian, 46 moves, 1/2-1/2

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