Tuesday, 31 March 2009


One of the most useful websites for fans of Olympiad chess is www.olimpbase.org It contains all the results from the chess olympiads, including individual player records, and even games (where available). It has just recently been updated to include the results from Dresden.
For a stat-head such as myself it is interesting to trawl through it looking for interesting records and statistics. For example Lajos Portisch has scored the most points in a career with 176.5 (from 20 Olympiads), while Bill Hook in 6th place (140 points) is the only non-GM in the top 20.
I clock in at =692nd place with 30 points, although I discovered that ties me with Lajos Steiner, although he only took 49 games to reach this mark (as opposed to my 61). And he played a higher level of opposition as well, as this game shows.

Fine,R - Steiner,L [B40]
Warsaw ol (Men) Warsaw, 1935

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 e6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 Bb4 6.Bd3 Nc6 7.Nde2 0-0 8.0-0 Ne5 9.h3 a6 10.Bf4 Qc7 11.Kh1 d6 12.Bh2 Bd7 13.f4 Nxd3 14.Qxd3 Bc6 15.a3 Bc5 16.Ng3 Rfd8 17.Rad1 b5 18.Qe2 b4 19.axb4 Bxb4 20.Rd3 Qb7 21.e5 Ne8 22.f5 dxe5 23.fxe6 f6 24.Nf5 Rxd3 25.cxd3 Kh8 26.d4 g6 27.dxe5 gxf5(D)
28.exf6 Nxf6 29.Rxf5 Rg8 30.Rf2 Rg6 31.Be5 Be7 32.Qd2 Kg8 33.Kh2 Ne8 34.Qf4 Bf6 35.e7 Qxe7 36.Qc4+ Qf7 37.Qxc6 Bxe5+ 0-1


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I put this game up on OzChess. Click below to run through this game.

Fine vs Steiner

Alex Toolsie