|10th Allied Armies Chess Championship: Sofia 1984|
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|10th Allied Armies Chess Championship (4th team event)
(see all-time tournament summary)
|Date:||12th - 20th October 1984|
|Players participating:||25 (incl. 4 GMs and 8 IMs)|
|Competition format::||Four board round robin|
|Final order decided by:||1. Game points; 2. Match points|
|Downloadable game file:||84armies.zip|
URS: GM Yusupov, GM Dolmatov, IM Chekhov, IM Sturua, IM Klovans
HUN: GM Sax, GM Pintér, IM Hazai, IM Liptay, FM Ozsváth
POL: IM Adamski, Sygulski, Łokasto, Andrzejewski, Matkowski
BUL: GM Inkiov, GM Toshkov, IM Radev, IM Stefanov, Krezhov
CUB: Díaz, Conceptión, Espinoza, Faio, IM Hernández
It took almost a decade for the event to be revived. Five army teams came to Sofia to compete in the 4th Team Allied Armies Cup. The line-ups were exceptionally strong, including GMs Yusupov, Dolmatov, Sax, Pintér and Inkiov. The Soviet Union, Hungary and Bulgaria were almost certain to take top three positions.
As expected, the Red Army team won with a huge advantage over the rest. They conceded only one game loss as Dolmatove blundered a piece vs Pole Sygulski under time pressure. Hungary came in second place putting up tough resistance and losing to the Soviets by 2½-1½. Poland came third as Łokasto was fortunate to extricate from a lost last round ending vs Hazai and the Poles, tied on points with Bulgaria, had better match point record than the Bulgarians. Cuba were by far the weakest team.
The Soviets took medals for best individual results at top four boards.
|1.||GM Yusupov, Artur||URS||3½||4||87.5|
|2.||GM Dolmatov, Sergei||URS||3||4||75.0|
|3.||IM Chekhov, Valery||URS||3||4||75.0|
|4.||IM Sturua, Zurab||URS||3½||4||87.5|