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Botvinnik and the USSR chess team in the Olympics (II)


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The USSR participates in the Olympics…

When the team members of the Soviet team were gathered in Voronovo, near Moscow. They all had the feeling that Botvinnik was not in form. And the Chess Section convoked them all and a delegate interviewed (interrogated?) each one … Read more


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Chess team: The USSR in the Olympics (I). Discover the story!


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The Soviet chess team…

In the summer of 1952, there was much nervousness in the Soviet chess team. The Kremlin had announced that they were seriously considering their participation for the first time, in the Olympics. (Not only in chess, as the same year, also … Read more


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