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1972 Chess Olympiad
Compiled by chessmoron
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Where: Skopje, Yugoslavia (today's Macedonia)
When: 18th September - 13th October 1972

MEN TEAM PERFORMANCE:

No.--Team--------Code--Pts----WIN--DRAW--LOST
1.--Soviet Union--URS--64-----18-----2----1
2.---Hungary------HUN--64-----18-----3----1
3.---Yugoslavia---YUG--60----15-----4----3

WOMEN TEAM PERFORMANCE:

No.--Team--------Code--Pts----WIN--DRAW--LOST
1.--Soviet Union--URS--19-----10-----1----0
2.---Romania------ROM--16------6-----5----1
3.---Hungary------HUN--16------6-----4----2

Best Olympic Games
Tal vs O Jakobsen, 1972
(B53) Sicilian, 44 moves, 1-0

Best Game Prize
Hug vs Hort, 1972 
(E17) Queen's Indian, 27 moves, 0-1

Best Olympic Games II
Karpov vs E Cobo Arteaga, 1972 
(B85) Sicilian, Scheveningen, Classical, 29 moves, 1-0

Best Olympic Games III
Portisch vs M Bobotsov, 1972 
(E41) Nimzo-Indian, 25 moves, 1-0

Best Olympic Games IV
Ljubojevic vs J Emma, 1972
(B00) Uncommon King's Pawn Opening, 42 moves, 1-0

Best Olympic Games V
Korchnoi vs V Ciocaltea, 1972 
(E62) King's Indian, Fianchetto, 40 moves, 1-0

Passive pieces
Browne vs A Taha, 1972 
(C14) French, Classical, 30 moves, 0-1

Petrosian furious about Olympic lost
Huebner vs Petrosian, 1972 
(B42) Sicilian, Kan, 37 moves, 1-0

Portisch lost quickly
Ulf Andersson vs Portisch, 1972 
(B51) Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack, 21 moves, 1-0

Strong Filipino
E Torre vs Gheorghiu, 1972 
(B31) Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation, 36 moves, 1-0

An exciting one.
Gligoric vs Hort, 1972 
(B09) Pirc, Austrian Attack, 62 moves, 0-1

Precise/Neat Attack
J H Donner vs Portisch, 1972 
(E41) Nimzo-Indian, 22 moves, 0-1

Watch the g1-a7 diagonal tension.
Gligoric vs Portisch, 1972
(D94) Grunfeld, 42 moves, 0-1

Awkward Style of defence
Ulf Andersson vs Uhlmann, 1972 
(A15) English, 34 moves, 0-1

A brave, furious pawn attack on black King exposing white King
A Medina Garcia vs Tringov, 1972
(B81) Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack, 37 moves, 1-0

Viktor the terrible: Soviets fall flat
I Bilek vs Korchnoi, 1972 
(A09) Reti Opening, 35 moves, 1-0

3x Pawns
Ljubojevic vs Ribli, 1972 
(B57) Sicilian, 36 moves, 1/2-1/2

18. Rxe5
Tal vs Timman, 1972 
(A04) Reti Opening, 20 moves, 1-0

Finally I beat someone senselessly
Jansa vs Bisguier, 1972
(A29) English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto, 19 moves, 1-0

"Do not move your pieces outside 4th rank!"
N Padevsky vs Karpov, 1972 
(B40) Sicilian, 66 moves, 1-0

Black missed move 29. to win
Vogt vs Pribyl, 1972 
(B23) Sicilian, Closed, 72 moves, 1-0

BB sac
Timman vs I Radulov, 1972 
(D39) Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin, Vienna Variation, 36 moves, 1-0

Uhlmann's brilliancy
Uhlmann vs Ulf Andersson, 1972
(E75) King's Indian, Averbakh, Main line, 43 moves, 1-0

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