|30th Chess Olympiad: Manila 1992
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|30th Chess Olympiad
(see all-time tournament summary)
||7th - 25th June 1992
||Manila, The Philippines
||The Philippine International Convention Center
|Head of Organizing Committee:
||Mr. Franklin Drilon (PHI)
||Mr. Leonardo Moguel (PHI),
other sources mention also Mrs. Cristino Arroyo (PHI)
||102 (incl. Philippines "B" and "C"
Yemen and Kenya did not arrive)
||617 (incl. 117 GMs, 146 IMs and 38 FMs)
||2852 (58 games were forfeited)
||Four board 14 round Swiss.
|Final order decided by:
||1. Game points; 2. Buchholz; 3. Match points; 4. Berger; 5. Median Buchholz
||40 moves in 2 hours, then 1 hour for each next 20 moves
|Downloadable game file:
|Special thanks to Mark Commiskey for help.
Best game prizes
First best game prize (4,000 DM):
Kasparov, Garry (RUS) - Nikolić, Predrag (BIH) 1 - 0
Second best game prize (2,400 DM):
Rogers, Ian (AUS) - Milos, Gilberto (BRA) 1 - 0
Third best game prize (1,600 DM):
Nenashev, Alexander (UZB) - Wedberg, Tom (SWE) 1 - 0
Other awarded games (marble chessboards):
Šabalovs, Aleksandrs (LAT) - Smirin, Ilia (ISR) 1 - 0
Zapata, Alonso (COL) - Ftáčnik, Ľubomír (CSR) 1 - 0
Van Wely, Loek (NED) - Kramnik, Vladimir (URS) 0 - 1
Yurtaev, Leonid (KGZ) - Gurevich, Mikhail (BEL) 0 - 1
Handoko, Edhi (INA) - Züger, Beat (SUI) 1 - 0
Kasparov was lucky to extricate from a dead-lost position.
Širovs, Aleksejs (LAT) - Kasparov, Garry (RUS) 0 - 1
Sweet revenge for Dortmund '92 loss.
Kamsky, Gata (USA) - Kasparov, Garry (RUS) 0 - 1
A stunning Queen sacrifice that exposed clumsy position of White pieces.
Hsu Li Yang (SIN) - Nunn, John (ENG) 0 - 1
Kramnik was by far the strongest FM ever seen at the Olympiads.
Costa, Jean Luc (SUI) - Kramnik, Vladimir (RUS) 0 - 1
Simple but spectacular punch.
Hjartarson, Jóhann (ISL) - Piket, Jeroen (NED) 1 - 0
Black piece left en prise since White had better plan.
Granda Zuñiga, Julio (PER) - Schandorff, Lars (DEN) 1 - 0
White's 52nd move was quite nasty trick...
Landenbergue, Claude (SUI) - Gómez Esteban, Juan Mario (ESP) 1 - 0
Black pieces were so cramped that it must have exploded at last.
Beliavsky, Alexander (UKR) - Xu Jun (CHN) 1 - 0
The final shot worked because black piece
were overloaded with defensive tasks.
Prasad, Devaki (IND) - Hurelbaatar, Chultemjamc (MGL) 1 - 0
It is not particularly hard to beat the Seychellian players
but it is always nice to learn new trick.
Bryson, Douglas (SCO) - Pothin, Victor (SEY) 1 - 0
Black sacrificed all they had -- enough only for perpetual check.
Vyzmanavin, Alexei (RUS) - Minasian, Artashes (ARM) ½ - ½
Vicious counter-attack coming from Stonewall pawns storm.
Širovs, Aleksejs (LAT) - Ivanchuk, Vasyl (UKR) 0 - 1
Black quickly proved White's sacrifice was vague.
Timman, Jan (NED) - Akopian, Vladimir (ARM) 0 - 1
Sometimes victories come from nothing.
That's the subtle difference between 2450 and 2700.
Garcia Palermo, Carlos (ITA) - Anand, Viswanathan (IND) 0 - 1
The Pakistani fought hard to stay in the game
but finally he turned up in a blind alley leading him to zugzwang.
Sarwar, Tauseef (PAK) - Hort, Vlastimil (GER) 0 - 1
White hoped Black's positional dominance would be ethereal
but it proved lasting until the very end.
Beliavsky, Alexander (UKR) - Timman, Jan (NED) 0 - 1
The white Knight was the hero of the day.
Cámpora, Daniel Hugo (ARG) - Ye Jiangchuan (CHN) 1 - 0
Beautiful mating attack was sort of consolation for Milos for Rogers debacle..
Milos, Gilberto (BRA) - Atalik, Suat (TUR) 1 - 0
Once you face Anand it seems suicidal to adopt such aggressive strategy.
Anand, Viswanathan (IND) - Robatsch, Karl (AUT) 1 - 0
Excellent, old fashioned game conducted in Motwani's favourite opening line.
Motwani, Paul (SCO) - Antunes, António (POR) 1 - 0
You can always expect IM Day to produce joyful, creative game
-- this one was no exception.
Day, Lawrence (CAN) - Costa, Jean Luc (SUI) 0 - 1
White conducted rocky attack so perhaps it would be safer
to nullify Black's material advantage once there was a chance.
Haque, Nazmul (BAN) - Midjord, Jóan Pætur (FAI) 0 - 1
Shortest decisive game.
Imanaliev, Taalaibek (KGZ) - Xuereb, Joe (MLT) 1 - 0
Philippines, the home nation did not put all of their strongest player in "A" team. Two strong IM were seeking
for their GM norms as members of "B" and "C" teams. Those were IM Rico Mascariñas and IM Rubén Rodríguez respectively.
Unfortunately they both failed.
In 2003 Florencio Campomanes, former FIDE president and mastermind of the idea of Manila Olympiad was convicted of graft and sentenced in 2003 to serve one year and ten months in jail in Manila. The court ruled that he failed to account for government funds of $238,745 entrusted to him to run the Olympiad hosted by the Mrs. Aquino regime. In 2004 the anti-graft court reduced the sentence to a 6,000 pesos (ca. $150) fine without imprisonment on compassionate grounds because of his advanced age (76).
Campo did not accept the ruling of the lower court by appealing to the Supreme Court to clear his name of the allegations against him. The Supreme Court set aside both decision and resolution of the anti-graft court and deemed it "unnecessary to rule on the other issues raised by both parties."
In the Supreme Court decision promulgated on December 19, 2006, the high court ruled that Campomanes, not being a public officer, had no criminal liability in the case.