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1958 Men & 1957 Women Chess Olympiad
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1958 Men Chess Olympiad

Where: Munich, West Germany
When: 30th September - 23th October 1958

MEN TEAM PERFORMANCE:
No.--Team--------Code--Pts----WIN--DRAW--LOST
1.--Soviet Union--URS--61----16-----3----0
2.---Yugoslavia---YUG--53-----15-----4----0
3.----Argentina---ARG--48----11-----6----2

1957 Women Chess Olympiad (First Ever)

Where: Emmen (The Netherlands)
When: 2nd - 21st September 1957

WOMEN TEAM PERFORMANCE:

No.--Team--------Code--Pts----WIN--DRAW--LOST
1.--Soviet Union--URS--21----10-----4----0
2.-----Romania----ROM--17-----6-----6----2
3.---E. Germany---GER--20------9-----4----1

White skilfully built up the pressure.
Gligoric vs Lombardy, 1958 
(C96) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 42 moves, 1-0

Battle with heart
Pilnik vs Sliwa, 1958
(C82) Ruy Lopez, Open, 54 moves, 0-1

Surprisingly White went on to a winning ending.
Sliwa vs Szabo, 1958
(C48) Four Knights, 47 moves, 1-0

Sharp French lines require quick piece development.
A Dueckstein vs J Kupper, 1958
(C17) French, Winawer, Advance, 24 moves, 0-1

Canadian prodigy
Yanofsky vs Portisch, 1958
(C04) French, Tarrasch, Guimard Main line, 41 moves, 1-0

Shameful Soviet
A Dueckstein vs Botvinnik, 1958 
(B62) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer, 51 moves, 1-0

...but then revenge is always good
Botvinnik vs A Dueckstein, 1958 
(A22) English, 43 moves, 1-0

Sleek
Unzicker vs Reshevsky, 1958 
(B84) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 36 moves, 1-0

Outplaying Larsen
A Dueckstein vs Larsen, 1958
(B02) Alekhine's Defense, 45 moves, 1-0

White tempted for a piece but their pawn shield was destroyed
K S Ojanen vs Euwe, 1958 
(E59) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line, 31 moves, 0-1

Euwe vs Yanofsky, 1958
(E66) King's Indian, Fianchetto, Yugoslav Panno, 37 moves, 1-0

22.Rh5!
E Rojahn vs A Aggos, 1958 
(A15) English, 22 moves, 1-0

E Chalabi vs G Barcza, 1958
(A21) English, 62 moves, 1-0

Awkward vs Smooth
F J Perez Perez vs Keres, 1958 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 40 moves, 0-1

9 Ba3?!
J Penrose vs Smyslov, 1958 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 25 moves, 0-1

Excellent attack left Black helpless.
S Dittmann vs G Barcza, 1958 
(E47) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 O-O 5.Bd3, 26 moves, 1-0

That's hat we called drama
Smyslov vs Filip, 1958 
(A14) English, 109 moves, 1-0

Tal is a tactic specialist
A Beni vs Tal, 1958 
(B20) Sicilian, 38 moves, 0-1

Petrosian vs J Kozma, 1958 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 41 moves, 1-0

Risky Petrosian
P Clarke vs Petrosian, 1958 
(C02) French, Advance, 41 moves, 0-1

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