5th Blind Chess Olympiad: Kuortane 1976

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Basic data

5th Blind Chess Olympiad (see all-time tournament summary)
Date: 7th - 21st August 1976
City: Kuortane, Finland
Venue: N/A
Tournament Director: Eero Böök (FIN)
Arbiter: Lembit Vahesaar (EST)
Teams participating: 21
Players participating: 97 (no titled players)
Games played: 440
Competition format: Four board eleven round Swiss.
Final order decided by: 1. Game points; 2. Match points
Time control: N/A
Related websites: Blindeskakkens historie [DK]
Downloadable game file: 76olblind.zip


Tournament review

The Soviet Union on Saturday narrowly won the 5th Chess Olympiad for the Blind, held at Kuortanen, Finland. 21 countries took part. The Soviet Union, World Champions since 1968, defeated Yugoslavia in their 4th round match of an 11 round Swiss Tournament, by the odd point of a 4-board match. In the penultimate round Russia faltered, giving away two points to the Czechs, while Yugoslavia moved to within half a point of them by defeating England four nil. Everything depended upon the last game, in which Russia defeated Austria after a 9-hour struggle. Russia and Yugoslavia finished with 34½ each, the former winning the Gold medal on the count of match points, 21-19.

/ Taken from BCAI history site /



Individual medals

1st Board
no. name code pts gms %
1. Rudensky, Nikolai URS 10 85.0
2. Baretić, Dragoljub YUG 9 11 81.8
3. Zeitler, Hans GER 11 68.2
3. Florián, Jaromír CSR 11 68.2

2nd Board
no. name code pts gms %
1. Gimadeev, Anatoly URS 9 11 81.8
2. Čabarkapa, Milenko YUG 6 8 75.0
3. Horrocks, Jack GBR 9 72.2

3rd Board
no. name code pts gms %
1. Strokov, Anatoly URS 10 11 90.9
2. Dragun, Nikola YUG 8 10 80.0
3. Fiter, Juan ESP 8 11 72.7

4th Board
no. name code pts gms %
1. Đukanović, Marko YUG 9 10 90.0
2. Breitner, Kurt GDR 9 72.2
3. Lăpădatu, Teodor ROM 7 11 63.6

Reserve Board
no. name code pts gms %
1. Jennen, Herman BEL 10 85.0
2. Asbrand, Günter GER 5 7 71.4
3. Plokhuchko, Nikolai URS 6 9 66.7


Best game prizes

N/A


Interesting games


White's finisher wasn't very hard to find perhaps, but still nice to watch.
Hansen, Aage (DEN) - Tonteri, Ari (FIN) 1 - 0

When you play Alekhine defence you mustn't put your pawn on c6!
Rudensky, Nikolai (URS) - Ebner, Franz (AUT) 1 - 0