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🏆 Buenos Aires Olympiad (1978)

  PARTICIPANTS (sorted by highest achieved rating; click on name to see player's games)
Ruben Rodriguez, Walter Estrada Degrandi, Ortvin Sarapu, Viktor Korchnoi, Boris Spassky, Jan Timman, Tony Miles, Rafael Vaganian, Tigran V Petrosian, Lajos Portisch, Ljubomir Ljubojevic, Boris Gulko, Ulf Andersson, Lev Polugaevsky, Robert Huebner, Zoltan Ribli, John Nunn, Oleg Romanishin, Ivan Morovic Fernandez, Gyula Sax, Florin Gheorghiu, Murray Chandler, Svetozar Gligoric, Lubomir Kavalek, Helgi Olafsson, Gennadi Sosonko, Walter Browne, Alonso Zapata, Mihai Suba, Ian Rogers, Fridrik Olafsson, Andras Adorjan, Daniel Hugo Campora, Robert Byrne, Eugenio Torre, Manuel Rivas Pastor, Margeir Petursson, Anatoly Lein, Vladimir Liberzon, Jon Arnason, Roman Dzindzichashvili, Amador Rodriguez Cespedes, Yehuda Gruenfeld, Istvan Csom, Wolfgang Unzicker, Zenon Franco Ocampos, Michael Francis Stean, William Lombardy, Gildardo Garcia, Andrew Jonathan Mestel, Klaus Darga, Roberto Cifuentes Parada, Bruno Parma, Gudmundur Sigurjonsson, James Tarjan, Tom Wedberg, Dragoljub Velimirovic, Guillermo Garcia Gonzalez, Gerardo Barbero, Borislav Ivkov, Hans Ree, Peter Biyiasas, Juan Bellon Lopez, Raymond Keene, Jinrong Liang, Ivan Radulov, Ramon Mateo, Jorge Aldrete Lobo, Ventzislav Inkiov, Wlodzimierz Schmidt, Victor Frias Pablaza, Roman Hernandez Onna, Evgenij Ermenkov, Jan Hein Donner, Aleksandar Matanovic, Laszlo Vadasz, Helmut Pfleger, Qi Jingxuan, Harry Schussler, Jesus Diez del Corral, Svend Hamann, William Hartston, Weida Zhang, Werner Hug, Sergio Carlos Giardelli, Aleksander Sznapik, Jose Luis Vilela de Acuna, Axel Ornstein, Aldo Haik, Liu Wenzhe, Rico Mascarinas, Jan Adamski, Gert Ligterink, Bryon Nickoloff, Silvino Garcia Martinez, Orestes Rodriguez Vargas, Marcel Sisniega, Imad Hakki, Yrjo Rantanen, Knut Helmers plus 245 more players. Chess Event Description
Buenos Aires Olympiad (1978)


 page 1 of 44; games 1-25 of 1,100  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. K Payne vs M Campos Lopez  1-0541978Buenos Aires OlympiadC60 Ruy Lopez
2. Adorjan vs P M Jamieson  ½-½261978Buenos Aires OlympiadA16 English
3. Andersson vs K Jhunjhnuwala 1-0521978Buenos Aires OlympiadA10 English
4. A Ahed vs F Braga  0-1331978Buenos Aires OlympiadB00 Uncommon King's Pawn Opening
5. A A Tawengi vs L Day  0-1441978Buenos Aires OlympiadB06 Robatsch
6. D Verduga vs Dzindzichashvili  0-1381978Buenos Aires OlympiadB42 Sicilian, Kan
7. S J Hutchings vs Gulko  ½-½511978Buenos Aires OlympiadB08 Pirc, Classical
8. Ivkov vs B Kchouk  1-0371978Buenos Aires OlympiadD11 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
9. Ljubojevic vs R Belkadi  1-0341978Buenos Aires OlympiadA08 King's Indian Attack
10. Unzicker vs Chandler  1-0361978Buenos Aires OlympiadB09 Pirc, Austrian Attack
11. Miles vs E Gonzales  1-0471978Buenos Aires OlympiadE11 Bogo-Indian Defense
12. R Mateo vs Nunn  0-1391978Buenos Aires OlympiadB53 Sicilian
13. J Cooper vs Petrosian 0-1491978Buenos Aires OlympiadE30 Nimzo-Indian, Leningrad
14. Polugaevsky vs A H Williams  ½-½541978Buenos Aires OlympiadA30 English, Symmetrical
15. Portisch vs C Pritchett 1-0721978Buenos Aires OlympiadA14 English
16. Romanishin vs I Jones 1-0391978Buenos Aires OlympiadA53 Old Indian
17. Suba vs F J Ochoa  1-0391978Buenos Aires OlympiadE81 King's Indian, Samisch
18. Tarjan vs V Riego  1-0601978Buenos Aires OlympiadE73 King's Indian
19. Timman vs W Estrada Degrandi  1-0271978Buenos Aires OlympiadD15 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
20. G Kirsch vs G Tringov  0-1291978Buenos Aires OlympiadA42 Modern Defense, Averbakh System
21. S Bouaziz vs Gligoric  ½-½291978Buenos Aires OlympiadB83 Sicilian
22. A Kuligowski vs Woo Beng Keong  1-0211978Buenos Aires OlympiadE80 King's Indian, Samisch Variation
23. Tan Bian Huat vs W Schmidt  0-1381978Buenos Aires OlympiadD87 Grunfeld, Exchange
24. O Sarapu vs Huebner  0-1621978Buenos Aires OlympiadA07 King's Indian Attack
25. C Silva Sanchez vs L Goonetilleke  1-0601978Buenos Aires OlympiadB06 Robatsch
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Kibitzer's Corner
Nov-21-21  stridergene: Amazing win by the Hungarians
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  keypusher: Kind of a shame that we just have long lists of games for the Olympiads on this site. And yes, it was an amazing win for Hungary.
Nov-22-21  Retireborn: <keypusher> See my comment to the Spassky-Timman game;

Spassky vs Timman, 1978

I'd love to read a detailed account of this Olympiad.

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  Stonehenge: Olimpbase is the place to go to for Olympiads:

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  MissScarlett: <Q: One of the reasons why you wore this this black suit against Fischer was that it was Sunday. Has it ever been a problem for you to be a Catholic in a socialist country?

P: Actually never, because they never dared say anything about it. When they realized I was a religious person I was already a well-known chess player. For example, the morning after we had won the Chess Olympiad in Buenos Aires in '78, me and two other players ran into the chief of the Hungarian delegation in the hall of the hotel. Well, he was a nice man, but a strong communist. And he said, 'Where are you going?' And I said, 'To church to give thanks that we won the Olympiad.' And his answer was, 'Yes, well done, well done. Go, go.' (Laughs) It was a bit funny and we started to laugh, well, smile at least, that a communist leader should say something like that.'> Lajos Portisch (kibitz #35)

Nov-22-21  Retireborn: <MissS> Thanks, that's a nice story.

<Stonehenge> Glad you're still here, I'd heard you'd left.

Malwarebytes reports Olimpbase as phishing. Never had a problem with it before, is it still OK?

Nov-22-21  faulty: God really helped them. Check the final ten moves of Sznapik vs. Sax Sax amazingly played with the pokerface after dropping a piece - and won
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  Stonehenge: DuckDuckGo has no problem with it. A lot of chess sites get labeled as dangerous by antivirus companies for the simple reason they are offering 'games'.

Maybe you can point out to them that their site report is incorrect.

Nov-22-21  login:

For someone not already using a (third party) 'line of defense' while browsing you can manually feed e.g. (still the place to go for a reasonable online scanner aggregator). As for most providers there are several tabs with more or less interesting additional info.

One has to give props to OB they got their content type right, something that cannot be said for another chess site for ages.

Basically 'phishy things' ain't possible, if you only consume (reading) and do not interact with a target at all. On that front, ok.


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  keypusher: <stonehenge> Thanks, I'd been on that site years ago but forgotten the name!
Nov-23-21  Retireborn: Been in touch with Malwarebytes and they confirm olimpbase is clean. No worries then.

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