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Olympiads best games.
Compiled by nikolaas

The best games; special prices and others.

Shared best game price 1927.
Yates vs L Asztalos, 1927 
(C98) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 53 moves, 1-0

Shared best game price 1927.
Gruenfeld vs Euwe, 1927
(E11) Bogo-Indian Defense, 54 moves, 1-0

Special price awarded by chess periodical "Mundial".
L Palau vs J W te Kolste, 1927 
(A48) King's Indian, 15 moves, 1-0

First victory at the olympiads.
Yates vs O Naegeli, 1927 
(B83) Sicilian, 21 moves, 1-0

Maróczy on the winning track.
Maroczy vs Reti, 1927 
(C11) French, 43 moves, 1-0

Tarrasch' tasteful strategy.
Tarrasch vs S Rosselli del Turco, 1927
(D37) Queen's Gambit Declined, 25 moves, 1-0

There isn't much stuff like this in chess databases. Ne2#!
H Weenink vs Kmoch, 1927 
(C46) Three Knights, 23 moves, 1-0

Beautiful sacrifices and tactical plots but nevertheles a draw.
M Monticelli vs V Marin y Llovet, 1927 
(D11) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 28 moves, 1/2-1/2

Nice tactics on both sides.
Kmoch vs A Nilsson, 1927
(E12) Queen's Indian, 40 moves, 1-0

Koltanowski sweeping away Danish hopes...
Koltanowski vs K Ruben, 1927
(D61) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox, Rubinstein Attack, 49 moves, 1-0

Amateur World Champion's only loss.
Euwe vs Przepiorka, 1928 
(A09) Reti Opening, 42 moves, 0-1

Przepiórka loses his chances for gold after being mated in 14!
Przepiorka vs A Cheron, 1928 
(D17) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 14 moves, 0-1

Center breakthrough and deadly attack on a kingside.
Kashdan vs A Taube, 1928 
(B18) Caro-Kann, Classical, 28 moves, 1-0

Sharp, tactical lines and quick finish.
A Strautmanis vs L Palau, 1928 
(C44) King's Pawn Game, 20 moves, 0-1

Latvian gambit in hands of Latvian master was not enough.
E Steiner vs F Apsenieks, 1928 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 26 moves, 1-0

Never let your opponent squeeze your pieces like that.
T Regedzinski vs M Brody, 1928 
(E01) Catalan, Closed, 19 moves, 1-0

Shortest game of the Olympiad.
H Mueller vs Duchamp, 1928 
(A28) English, 10 moves, 1-0

Calm opening but then unexpected and brilliant attack.
K Havasi vs W Rivier, 1928 
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 27 moves, 1-0

How weakening the pawn structure may cause a loss.
R Grau vs M Bluemich, 1928 
(E12) Queen's Indian, 15 moves, 0-1

White might never expect how dynamic the Black pieces are.
E Jacobson vs B Hoenlinger, 1928
(D55) Queen's Gambit Declined, 27 moves, 0-1

Tough and long battle with an interesting endgame.
H N Hansen vs R Grau, 1928 
(B18) Caro-Kann, Classical, 77 moves, 0-1

True mastery shown by Makarczyk in the endgame.
K Makarczyk vs Kashdan, 1928
(D51) Queen's Gambit Declined, 56 moves, 1-0

1st best game price 1930.
Stahlberg vs Alekhine, 1930 
(E23) Nimzo-Indian, Spielmann, 31 moves, 0-1

Best ending price 1930.
Kashdan vs Flohr, 1930 
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 75 moves, 1-0

White fought truly hard but this time it proved not enough.
A Olsen vs Rubinstein, 1930 
(D24) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 63 moves, 0-1

Sensational but well-earned win of Dutch master.
Flohr vs Noteboom, 1930 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 45 moves, 0-1

Great Akiba seizes all the chances and defeats his exotic rival
Rubinstein vs Sultan Khan, 1930 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 42 moves, 1-0

Poland's impressive start was followed by this prestigious win.
Rubinstein vs Maroczy, 1930 
(E42) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 c5, 5.Ne2 (Rubinstein), 25 moves, 1-0

The shortest game of the Olympiad.
Yates vs V Marin y Llovet, 1930 
(C13) French, 11 moves, 1-0

Petrovs beaten in a miniature!
Marshall vs Petrov, 1930 
(E11) Bogo-Indian Defense, 16 moves, 1-0

Drawish opening line quickly lost by white.
M Golmayo De La Torriente vs K Makarczyk, 1930 
(C47) Four Knights, 19 moves, 0-1

Perfect positional play by White.
Flohr vs Yates, 1930 
(D50) Queen's Gambit Declined, 41 moves, 1-0

Black was winning but overlooked simple mate in 2!
Marshall vs K Treybal, 1930 
(D10) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 50 moves, 1-0

Alekhine close to disaster.
Alekhine vs Baratz, 1930 
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 36 moves, 1-0

Alekhine's sentasional loss.
H Mattison vs Alekhine, 1931 
(C46) Three Knights, 42 moves, 1-0

Another great win by Mattison.
H Mattison vs Rubinstein, 1931 
(C29) Vienna Gambit, 52 moves, 1-0

30....Rxf5 would have killed Alekhine.
Alekhine vs S Erdelyi, 1931 
(B40) Sicilian, 42 moves, 1-0

Sophisticated and subtle strategy by Rubinstein.
Rubinstein vs Bogoljubov, 1931 
(D10) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 49 moves, 1-0

Irresistble mating attack carried by self-taught Pakistani.
Sultan Khan vs H Mattison, 1931 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 22 moves, 1-0

True classics of chess strategy.
Sultan Khan vs Flohr, 1931 
(E90) King's Indian, 31 moves, 1-0

Nice tactics-based attack.
J Rejfir vs Noteboom, 1931 
(D47) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 37 moves, 1-0

Trivial threat... But it worked!
I A Horowitz vs I Gudju, 1931 
(B18) Caro-Kann, Classical, 15 moves, 1-0

Risky longside castling costs Flohr the game.
V Mikenas vs Flohr, 1933 
(B13) Caro-Kann, Exchange, 20 moves, 1-0

Alekhine patiently earned positional advantages.
Alekhine vs V Mikenas, 1933 
(A00) Uncommon Opening, 45 moves, 1-0

The only win of the fading Hungarian star.
F Apsenieks vs Maroczy, 1933 
(D60) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, 31 moves, 0-1

Alekhine's second and last defeat on the Olympiads.
Alekhine vs Tartakower, 1933 
(D58) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower (Makagonov-Bondarevsky) Syst, 74 moves, 0-1

Deadly twist by World Champion.
Alekhine vs F Apsenieks, 1933 
(D11) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 23 moves, 1-0

Suddenly White pieces exploded and it was over.
Gruenfeld vs Stahlberg, 1933 
(D33) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 28 moves, 1-0

True battle og giants lasted for full 12 hours.
Sultan Khan vs Alekhine, 1933 
(D02) Queen's Pawn Game, 108 moves, 0-1

Kashdan's first defeat in the last round.
Flohr vs Kashdan, 1933 
(A18) English, Mikenas-Carls, 30 moves, 1-0

Dangerous attacks on both flanks.
G A Thomas vs A Vajda, 1933
(C73) Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, 47 moves, 0-1

White's 24th move was like a bolt from the blue. Try to find it
K Havasi vs A Sacconi, 1933 
(D63) Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, 24 moves, 1-0

A lesson about how to deal succesfully with dreadful Sicilian.
G Stoltz vs L Steiner, 1933 
(B21) Sicilian, 2.f4 and 2.d4, 38 moves, 1-0

French Picasso surprisingly stopped Czech torpedo.
K Opocensky vs Duchamp, 1933 
(A18) English, Mikenas-Carls, 37 moves, 1/2-1/2

The game that gave the Americans the title!
Marshall vs K Treybal, 1933 
(D55) Queen's Gambit Declined, 40 moves, 1-0

Sensational failure cost the Austrian team the medals.
F Norcia vs E Glass, 1933
(C12) French, McCutcheon, 31 moves, 1-0

The shortest decisive game in the history of the Olympiads
R F Combe vs W Hasenfuss, 1933 
(A43) Old Benoni, 4 moves, 0-1

Best game price Warszaw 1935.
Eliskases vs A Muffang, 1935 
(D28) Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical, 25 moves, 1-0

Gentleman-killer Keres.
Keres vs Stahlberg, 1935 
(C02) French, Advance, 35 moves, 1-0

Walk over Winter.
Keres vs W Winter, 1935 
(B29) Sicilian, Nimzovich-Rubinstein, 19 moves, 1-0

...why Flohr won the gold medal.
Flohr vs G Stoltz, 1935 
(D23) Queen's Gambit Accepted, 49 moves, 1-0

Was Fine still Fine after the game?
B P Reilly vs Fine, 1935 
(A97) Dutch, Ilyin-Genevsky, 40 moves, 1-0

King's hunt.
M Monticelli vs Najdorf, 1935 
(E19) Queen's Indian, Old Main line, 9.Qxc3, 35 moves, 0-1

A pawn is pawn!
Pirc vs Lilienthal, 1935 
(A28) English, 54 moves, 0-1

N vs passed pawn; 0-1
Eliskases vs I Pleci, 1935
(E24) Nimzo-Indian, Samisch, 39 moves, 0-1

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