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1956 Men Chess Olympiad
Compiled by chessmoron
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Where: Moscow, Soviet Union
When: 31st August - 25th September 1956

MEN TEAM PERFORMANCE:
No.--Team--------Code--Pts----WIN--DRAW--LOST
1.--Soviet Union--URS--54----17-----0----1
2.---Yugoslavia---YUG--50-----14-----3----1
3.-----Hungary----HUN--49----11-----7----1

Ruy Lopez Attack
Unzicker vs Gligoric, 1956 
(C97) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 41 moves, 1-0

White recklessly let Black pawn go through.
Balanel vs Szabo, 1956
(C74) Ruy Lopez, Modern Steinitz Defense, 35 moves, 0-1

Very instructive pawn ending.
Larsen vs Gligoric, 1956 
(B92) Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation, 47 moves, 1-0

Great defensive skills by Botvinnik
Larsen vs Botvinnik, 1956 
(B63) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 39 moves, 1/2-1/2

Needs to be a little bit perfection for Black
F Olafsson vs Sliwa, 1956 
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 30 moves, 1-0

Larsen vs Golombek, 1956 
(E22) Nimzo-Indian, Spielmann Variation, 34 moves, 1-0

Black oversees fork in 2
Sliwa vs Uhlmann, 1956 
(E80) King's Indian, Samisch Variation, 15 moves, 1-0

Typical, strategic Botvinnik's game.
Botvinnik vs Stahlberg, 1956 
(A15) English, 55 moves, 1-0

Larsen's failed opening
Larsen vs W Fairhurst, 1956 
(A08) King's Indian Attack, 26 moves, 0-1

Hyperactive King but rest isn't
Botvinnik vs Gligoric, 1956 
(A37) English, Symmetrical, 30 moves, 1-0

Trapped in Ruy Lopez
R Dworzynski vs Keres, 1956 
(C71) Ruy Lopez, 11 moves, 0-1

Both King's wild adventure
Smyslov vs Pachman, 1956 
(D35) Queen's Gambit Declined, 30 moves, 1-0

22. Qxf2+!
Julio Bolbochan vs Pachman, 1956 
(D41) Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch, 22 moves, 1-0

G Barcza vs Smyslov, 1956 
(A04) Reti Opening, 40 moves, 1-0

Never think there is always much time to castle.
Ivkov vs A Ingerslev, 1956 
(B62) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer, 35 moves, 1-0

Taimanov vs K Darga, 1956
(E59) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line, 31 moves, 1-0

Bronstein got rid of his pawns to clean lines for fire.
I Aloni vs Bronstein, 1956 
(E80) King's Indian, Samisch Variation, 29 moves, 0-1

Bronstein vs E Rojahn, 1956 
(C58) Two Knights, 38 moves, 1-0

15. Bxg7!
Milner-Barry vs V Hanninen, 1956 
(C29) Vienna Gambit, 22 moves, 1-0

Surprisingly Black survived immense pressure.
Keres vs E Walther, 1956
(B20) Sicilian, 57 moves, 1/2-1/2

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