6th Blind Chess Olympiad: Noordwijkerhout 1980

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Basic data

6th Blind Chess Olympiad (see all-time tournament summary)
Date: 12th - 26th August 1980
City: Noordwijkerhout, The Netherlands
Venue: Noordwijkerhout conference centre
Tournament Director: N/A
Chief Arbiter: N/A
Teams participating: 23
Players participating: 110 (no titled players)
Games played: 440
Competition format: Two stage four board round robin.
The teams were split into four preliminary groups with top two teams from each group qualifying to the championship final.
Results from preliminaries are carried forward.
Final order decided by: 1. Game points; 2. Match points
Time control: N/A
Downloadable game file: 80olblind.zip

Tournament review

The top three places went to USSR Yugoslavia and East Germany. Since there was an odd number of teams, the Swiss System was not used on this occasion. The Tournament was broken down into two stages. In the first stage there were four groups of six, with one of them having a bye. After an all-play-all of five rounds, the top two of each group went into the top section of the finals. The middle two went into the middle group and the last two into the bottom section.

Not only was the Tournament well organised, the Dutch must be congratulated on laying on numerous activities for the guides and players, such as Bingo, Tandem riding, excursions (including a trip to a smelting works) and a shopping spree. The food was plentiful and of a very high quality.

/ Taken from BCAI history site /

Individual medals

1st Board
no. name flag code fin. pts gms %
1. Krylov, Sergei Soviet Union URS A 9 94.4
2. Baretić, Dragoljub Yugoslavia YUG A 8 81.3
3. Florián, Jaromír Czechoslovakia CSR A 11 77.3

2nd Board
no. name flag code fin. pts gms %
1. Rudensky, Nikolai Soviet Union URS A 7 8 87.5
2. Garner, Michael United States USA A 7 9 77.8
2. Van Gelder, Jan Netherlands NED B 7 9 77.8

3rd Board
no. name flag code fin. pts gms %
1. Mitev, Stoyan Bulgaria BUL B 11 86.4
2. Dobierzin, Olaf East Germany GDR A 9 11 81.8
3. Gimadeev, Anatoly Soviet Union URS A 7 10 70.0

4th Board
no. name flag code fin. pts gms %
1. Strokov, Anatoly Soviet Union URS A 7 8 87.5
2. Hammermayer, Franz Austria AUT B 9 11 81.8
3. Akman, Adi Israel ISR B 8 10 80.0

1st Reserve Board
no. name flag code fin. pts gms %
1. Strizhnev, Petr Soviet Union URS A 9 83.3
2. Jagdhuber, Hans Germany GER A 6 8 75.0
3. Cohn, Hans Great Britain GBR B 3 5 60.0

Best game prizes


Interesting games

A meeting of two arguably strongest players.
Baretić, Dragoljub (YUG) - Krylov, Sergei (URS) 0 - 1

This hard-fought win sealed silver medals for Yugoslavia.
Negovanović, Branko (YUG) - Schuyler, Jackson (USA) 1 - 0