• Short Summary

    THE INTERNATIONAL CHESS OLYMPIAD IS BEING HELD AT THE PRETTY SWISS LAKESIDE RESORT TOWN OF LUGARNO.

  • Description

    THE INTERNATIONAL CHESS OLYMPIAD IS BEING HELD AT THE PRETTY SWISS LAKESIDE RESORT TOWN OF LUGARNO. THE CHESS OLYMPICS, WHOSE PRELIMINARY ROUNDS STARTED ON OCTOBER 17, WILL CONCLUDE ON NOVEMBER 7. COUNTRIES FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD ARE COMPETING BUT THE EASTERN EUROPEANS, ESPECIALLY THE COMPETING BUT THE EASTERN EUROPEANS, ESPECIALLY THE COMPETITORS FROM THE SOVIET UNION, ARE EXPECTED TO DOMINATE THE OLYMPIAD.

    THE SOVIET UNION, WHO ARE FAVOURITES TO KEEP THE CUP WHICH THEY HAVE HELD SINCE 1952, ARE IN A GROUP INCLUDING ENGLAND AND AUSTRALIA.

    THE SOVIET UNION, WHICH HAS WON THE LAST EIGHT CHESS OLYMPIADS, CONCEDE THEY ARE GOING TO ENCOUNTER STRONG OPPOSITION THIS YEAR. BUT THEY AND THE ENGLISH TEAM HAVE BEEN THE MOST IMPRESSIVE TEAMS IN THE PRELIMINARIES PLAYED SO FAR.

    THE PRELIMINARIES ARE BEING PLAYED IN SEVEN GROUPS AND THE TOP TWO TEAMS FROM EACH GROUP PROGRESS INTO THE TOP GROUP FOR THE FINALS.

    TWO UNOFFICIAL RECORDS WERE CLAIMED DURING YESTERDAY'S ROUNDS; THE SHORTEST GAME BY AUSTRALIA IN WINNING IN ONLY 12 MOVES AND THE LONGEST BY HUNGARY IN 129 MOVES. SOME PLAYERS SAY THEY HOPE TO BETTER THE 12 MOVE RECORD BUT THERE HAVE BEEN NO TAKERS FOR THE LONG MOVE RECORD BECAUSE IF A GAME LASTS TO MANY MOVES THE RESULT IS USUALLY A DRAW MEANING HALF A POINT INSTEAD OF ONE.

    THE CHESS OLYMPICS ARE HELD EVERY TWO YEARS AND THE NEXT ONE WILL BE HELD AT SIEGEN IN WEST GERMANY IN SEPTEMBER 1970.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA6ELTSRF8DZW9LX4965LB2MBPK
    Media URN:
    VLVA6ELTSRF8DZW9LX4965LB2MBPK
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    22/10/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:44:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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