The 1974 World Chess Olympiad, Nice, France

Raymond Dennis Keene (1948- ) and David Neil Laurence Levy

Verlag: RHM Press, 1975
Gebraucht Zustand: Very Good Hardcover
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vii+200 pages with diagrams, tables, photographs and index. Octavo (8 3/4" X 5 3/4") bound in original publisher's orange cloth with silver lettering to spine in jacket. Article by C J Purdy. (Lusis: 1707) First edition. The 21st Chess Olympiad, organized by FIDE and comprising an open team tournament, as well as several other events designed to promote the game of chess, took place between June 6 and June 30, 1974, in Nice, France. Bobby Fischer was still the reigning World Champion, but had not played a single game of tournament chess since he won the title in 1972 and was not present in Nice either. However, the American team still managed to secure third place in his absence. For the same reason, for the second time in a row, the Soviet team was not led by the current world champion. It did, however, feature three previous (Tal, Petrosian, and Spassky) as well as one future champion (Karpov). The team won by 8½ points, the biggest victory margin yet, and took home their twelfth consecutive gold medals, with Yugoslavia and the United States taking the silver and bronze, respectively. With a complete lack of tension in the championship race, the tournament had more than its share of political tension. In Final B, the Tunisian team refused to play Israel, so the score was computed according to ELO ratings as a 3-1 win for the Israeli team. Due to their apartheid policies, both South Africa and Rhodesia were expelled from FIDE with three rounds to go. The South African team withdrew from the tournament themselves, and their results in Final C were not counted in the overall standings. FIDE president Max Euwe tried unsuccessfully to have Rhodesia thrown out as well, but in the end they were allowed to finish the tournament and won Final E - helped by default victories against Iraq and Algeria who refused to play them. Condition: Front end paper clipped where previous owner's name was located. Jacket with light edge wear, lightly soiled else a very good copy in a near fine jacket. Buchnummer des Verkäufers BOOKS005355

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Titel: The 1974 World Chess Olympiad, Nice, France

Verlag: RHM Press

Erscheinungsdatum: 1975

Einband: Hardcover

Zustand:Very Good

Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Near Fine

Auflage: 1st Edition

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