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Chess Olympiad Moscow 1956 (Flohr)
Compiled by Chessdreamer
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Salo Flohr: "Twelfth Chess Tournament of Nations", Foreign Languages Publishing House (Moscow 1957)

Fifty selected games

Old friends meet
Botvinnik vs Stahlberg, 1956 
(A15) English, 55 moves, 1-0

Not in any book
Smyslov vs Pachman, 1956 
(D35) Queen's Gambit Declined, 30 moves, 1-0

J Rejfir vs Keres, 1956 
(A23) English, Bremen System, Keres Variation, 56 moves, 0-1

Sparkling attack
I Aloni vs Bronstein, 1956 
(E80) King's Indian, Samisch Variation, 29 moves, 0-1

G Szapiro vs Geller, 1956
(E60) King's Indian Defense, 33 moves, 0-1

Taimanov vs J Gromek, 1956 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 31 moves, 1-0

Botvinnik on his mettle
Botvinnik vs Gligoric, 1956 
(A37) English, Symmetrical, 30 moves, 1-0

A Colon vs Keres, 1956 
(C92) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 48 moves, 0-1

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

Prins vs Gligoric, 1956
(C68) Ruy Lopez, Exchange, 42 moves, 0-1

A Dueckstein vs A Matanovic, 1956
(B98) Sicilian, Najdorf, 30 moves, 0-1

Ivkov vs D Keller, 1956 
(C43) Petrov, Modern Attack, 40 moves, 1-0

Szabo vs Unzicker, 1956
(A64) Benoni, Fianchetto, 11...Re8, 57 moves, 1-0

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

V Ciocaltea vs G Barcza, 1956 
(C94) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Breyer Defense, 40 moves, 0-1

Najdorf at his best
F Wantz vs Najdorf, 1956
(C86) Ruy Lopez, Worrall Attack, 30 moves, 0-1

A brief encounter
Najdorf vs Botvinnik, 1956
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 21 moves, 1/2-1/2

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

The "malicious" grandmaster Oscar Panno
Panno vs D Keller, 1956 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 23 moves, 1-0

M Czerniak vs Unzicker, 1956
(C47) Four Knights, 56 moves, 0-1

Niephaus vs Soos, 1956
(B45) Sicilian, Taimanov, 36 moves, 1-0

N Padevsky vs Blau, 1956
(B28) Sicilian, O'Kelly Variation, 29 moves, 1-0

Filip vs G Badilles, 1956
(A22) English, 30 moves, 1-0

Pachman vs G Barcza, 1956 
(A30) English, Symmetrical, 77 moves, 1-0

J. Penrose and P. Clarke - England's hope
J Penrose vs M Rantanen, 1956
(B84) Sicilian, Scheveningen, 35 moves, 1-0

Y Barda vs D Keller, 1956
(E59) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line, 28 moves, 0-1

Larsen vs Gligoric, 1956 
(B92) Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation, 47 moves, 1-0

Larsen stands the test
Larsen vs Botvinnik, 1956 
(B63) Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer Attack, 39 moves, 1/2-1/2

Ghitescu vs N Karaklajic, 1956
(E46) Nimzo-Indian, 33 moves, 1-0

Olafsson knocks out his adversary
F Olafsson vs Sliwa, 1956 
(D32) Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch, 30 moves, 1-0

Ståhlberg effects a neat win
Stahlberg vs A Vestol, 1956
(D30) Queen's Gambit Declined, 33 moves, 1-0

A grandmaster's title inspires confidence
O'Kelly vs A Flores, 1956
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 25 moves, 1-0

A spectacular win
A Niemela vs T Venkatraman, 1956
(E58) Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Main line with 8...Bxc3, 32 moves, 1-0

With a southern temperament
L A Sanchez vs S Dittmann, 1956
(E68) King's Indian, Fianchetto, Classical Variation, 8.e4, 30 moves, 1-0

President of chess federation at the chess-board
H van Steenis vs A Niemela, 1956
(C28) Vienna Game, 36 moves, 1-0

Uhlmann vs Y Safvat, 1956
(E19) Queen's Indian, Old Main line, 9.Qxc3, 26 moves, 1-0

French team weakened
S Burstein vs S Johannessen, 1956
(B25) Sicilian, Closed, 28 moves, 1-0

Player and mathematician from Chile
R Flores Alvarez vs F Olafsson, 1956
(B59) Sicilian, Boleslavsky Variation, 7.Nb3, 37 moves, 1-0

An impeccable attack
Letelier vs R Dworzynski, 1956
(E86) King's Indian, Samisch, Orthodox, 7.Nge2 c6, 28 moves, 1-0

Johannessen plays combinational chess
W J Muhring vs S Johannessen, 1956
(E81) King's Indian, Samisch, 27 moves, 0-1

Well done, Cardoso!
Rodolfo Cardoso vs P Reissmann, 1956
(C97) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 31 moves, 1-0

Awakening chess Asia
S Momo vs F Campomanes, 1956
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 41 moves, 1-0

Ex-lawyer puts up good defence
Bhalchandra Parashram Mhaiskar vs J A Fred, 1956
(E91) King's Indian, 44 moves, 1-0

V Maher vs R B Sapre, 1956
(E19) Queen's Indian, Old Main line, 9.Qxc3, 37 moves, 0-1

Y Safvat vs T Siaperas, 1956
(C97) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 47 moves, 1-0

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

Consequences of underrating an opponent
Kostantinos Pavlatos vs L Alster, 1956
(B41) Sicilian, Kan, 27 moves, 1-0

B Wexler vs J Enevoldsen, 1956
(E69) King's Indian, Fianchetto, Classical Main line, 38 moves, 0-1

A Dueckstein vs H Kramer, 1956 
(B17) Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation, 32 moves, 1-0

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

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