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1950 Chess Olympiad
Compiled by chessmoron
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Where: Dubrovnik, Yugoslavia (today's Croatia)
When: 20th August - 11th September 1950

MEN TEAM PERFORMANCE:
No.--Team--------Code--Pts----WIN--DRAW--LOST
1.---Yugoslavia---YUG--45½----11-----3----1
2.---Argentina----ARG--43½----12-----1----2
3.---W. Germany---GER--40½----11-----2----2

White's pressure on Kingside was seeming.
Gligoric vs Najdorf, 1950
(A07) King's Indian Attack, 41 moves, 0-1

Black's strategy spilled allowing passed pawns.
Gligoric vs Unzicker, 1950 
(D58) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower (Makagonov-Bondarevsky) Syst, 48 moves, 1-0

R+B Ending
V Castaldi vs Unzicker, 1950
(A13) English, 43 moves, 0-1

O'Kelly vs E E Book, 1950 
(D05) Queen's Pawn Game, 28 moves, 1-0

8. Bd2!
Euwe vs V Nestler, 1950 
(E60) King's Indian Defense, 25 moves, 1-0

Careless "f" pawn ride proved suicidal for Black.
Euwe vs K Skold, 1950 
(E67) King's Indian, Fianchetto, 32 moves, 1-0

Najdorf vs Tartakower, 1950 
(A55) Old Indian, Main line, 70 moves, 1/2-1/2

An object lesson on making advantage of weak pawns
Unzicker vs Tartakower, 1950
(B92) Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation, 40 moves, 1-0

Hard fought win
E E Book vs Unzicker, 1950 
(C48) Four Knights, 91 moves, 0-1

Fins Finsher
Euwe vs E E Book, 1950 
(D77) Neo-Grunfeld, 6.O-O, 40 moves, 0-1

Tied Down
Tartakower vs Reshevsky, 1950 
(A16) English, 47 moves, 0-1

Black's quick attack and White doozed off
K S Ojanen vs T D van Scheltinga, 1950
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 23 moves, 0-1

Black lost control over f6 and fell under instant attack.
Letelier vs R Niemi, 1950
(C13) French, 18 moves, 1-0

Another one who lost control over f6
N Cortlever vs S Kesten, 1950
(C13) French, 36 moves, 1-0

Olympiad minis
Eigil Pedersen vs A Zografakis, 1950 
(B71) Sicilian, Dragon, Levenfish Variation, 10 moves, 1-0

Awkward Ruy Lopez
Pilnik vs F Pinzon, 1950
(C70) Ruy Lopez, 20 moves, 1-0

Bishop Opening
H Heikinheimo vs R Crepeaux, 1950 
(C24) Bishop's Opening, 19 moves, 1-0

First historic women's win in Olympiad
C Chaude de Silans vs H Kramer, 1950 
(A47) Queen's Indian, 50 moves, 1-0

Beautiful tactics
A Niemela vs P Trifunovic, 1950
(A54) Old Indian, Ukrainian Variation, 4.Nf3, 39 moves, 0-1

Oh Crap! I blundered, OK! OK! I say draw and got accepted
Reshevsky vs F Mastichiadis, 1950 
(D50) Queen's Gambit Declined, 24 moves, 1/2-1/2

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