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1954 Chess Olympiad
Compiled by chessmoron
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Where: Amsterdam, The Netherlands
When: 4th - 25th September 1954

MEN TEAM PERFORMANCE:
No.--Team--------Code--Pts----WIN--DRAW--LOST
1.--Soviet Union--URS--50----16-----2----1
2.----Argentina---ARG--41-----11-----7----1
3.---Yugoslavia---YUG--40----12-----6----2

Black made the most of weakened structure of White pawns
N Minev vs Najdorf, 1954
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 41 moves, 0-1

Many sophisticated tactical manoeuvres.
Euwe vs Stahlberg, 1954
(A15) English, 48 moves, 1-0

26...Kg8!
Stahlberg vs Pachman, 1954 
(D18) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch, 44 moves, 0-1

Best of Botvinnik
Botvinnik vs Najdorf, 1954 
(A39) English, Symmetrical, Main line with d4, 41 moves, 1-0

Enormously strong play by Najdorf.
Najdorf vs Pachman, 1954
(D75) Neo-Grunfeld, 6.cd Nxd5, 7.O-O c5, 8.dxc5, 36 moves, 1-0

Smyslov's endgame play was so simple yet so powerful.
Smyslov vs J Penrose, 1954 
(D19) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch, 43 moves, 1-0

Brilliant Attack by Keres
Keres vs Sajtar, 1954 
(B94) Sicilian, Najdorf, 20 moves, 1-0

Euwe praises 19.Nd4
Prins vs Kotov, 1954 
(A54) Old Indian, Ukrainian Variation, 4.Nf3, 43 moves, 1-0

2 Knights vs pawn endgame
Bobotsov vs F Bohatirchuk, 1954 
(A53) Old Indian, 106 moves, 1-0

Q+P vs P Ending
Botvinnik vs N Minev, 1954 
(D47) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 91 moves, 1-0

Recovery over minor error for Botvinnik
Unzicker vs Botvinnik, 1954 
(C18) French, Winawer, 72 moves, 1/2-1/2

Sharp, double-sided Sicilian line with fine ending.
K Darga vs G Barcza, 1954 
(B83) Sicilian, 34 moves, 0-1

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