Chess Olympiad 1992

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Sports hall in Manila Chess Olympiad 1992
World champions Xie Jun and Barbara Hund , 1992
On the way to the tournament hall in Manila, Chess Olympiad 1992
Sports hall with cages on two floors, Chess Olympiad 1992

The 30th Chess Olympiad took place from June 7th to 25th, 1992 in Manila , Philippines . It was organized by FIDE and consisted of an open team competition and one specifically for women. In addition, various attractions took place to make chess known.


The game was played in the Philippine International Convention Center . 102 teams with a total of 617 players took part, including 117 Grand Masters , 146 International Masters and 38 FIDE Masters . Each team played on 4 boards in the Swiss system , so that teams with equal points competed against each other. Time controls were after 2 hours for the first 40 trains, then one hour for 20 more trains.

At this Olympiad, 12 different teams from the successor states of the Soviet Union competed for the first time . The dissolution of the previous Yugoslav state led to teams from Slovenia, Croatia and Bosnia-Herzegovina competing independently for the first time. In addition, South Africa returned to the group of participants after its suspension in 1974 . The event was the international breakthrough for the later world chess champion Wladimir Kramnik . At that time he only had the title of FIDE champion, but was appointed to the Russian team on the recommendation of Garry Kasparov and achieved a sensational result of 8.5 points from 9 games on the first reserve board, which corresponds to an Elo performance of 2958.

Results of the open tournament


Garry Kasparov at the 1992 Chess Olympiad in Manila: two golds - one silver
Jaime Sunye Neto, gold medal 1992 on board 2, photo 1984
Miguel Najdorf as a spectator at the 1992 Chess Olympiad.
Christopher Lutz and Matthias Wahls , Chess Olympiad 1992
space team total score
gold Russia 1991Russia Russia 39
silver UzbekistanUzbekistan Uzbekistan 35
bronze ArmeniaArmenia Armenia 34.5
4th Place United StatesUnited States United States 34
5th place LatviaLatvia Latvia 33.5
6th place IcelandIceland Iceland 33.5
13th place GermanyGermany Germany 32.5
15th place SwitzerlandSwitzerland Switzerland 32.5
47th place AustriaAustria Austria 29
50th place BelgiumBelgium Belgium 28.5
71st place LuxembourgLuxembourg Luxembourg 26th
90th place LiechtensteinLiechtenstein Liechtenstein 23.5


The following medals were awarded in the open tournament.

Best rating

Gold: Kramnik, Vladimir
Silver: Kasparov, Garry
Bronze: Lautier, Joël

Board 1

Gold: Kasparov, Garry
Silver: Yang Xian
Bronze: Moussa, Alaa-Eddine

Board 2

Gold: Sunye Neto, Jaime
Silver: Fancy, Stuart
Bronze: Fernandes, António

Board 3

Gold: Nenashev, Alexander
Silver: Lputjan, Smbat
Bronze: Reyes, Juan

Board 4

Gold: Zelaya, Gustavo
Silver: Sagrebelny, Sergei
Bronze: Gostiša, Leon

Reserve board 1

Gold: Kramnik, Vladimir
Silver: Gloria, Eric
Bronze: Stefánsson, Hannes Hlífar

Reserve board 2

Gold: Cvitan, Ognjen
Silver: Hodgson, Julian Michael
Bronze: Hatanbaatar, Bazaar

German team

Germany played with Robert Huebner (3.5 points from 8 games), Eric Lobron (7.5 of 12), Gerald Hertneck (7 of 12), Vlastimil Hort (7 of 10), Matthias Wahl (3.5 of 6) and Christopher Lutz (4 out of 8).

Results of the women’s tournament


Alissa Galljamowa-Ivanchuk (Ukraine) Chess Olympiad 1992 three times silver medal
Viswanathan Anand at the 1992 Chess Olympiad as team captain for India
Reddy Saritha (India, board 2), Chess Olympiad 1992
The Swiss women (Corinne Schneider, Claude Baumann, Tatjana Lematschko and Barbara Hund), Chess Olympiad 1992
Qin Kanying, Wang Pin , Xie Jun , 1992 Chess Olympiad
space team total score
gold Georgia 1990Georgia Georgia 30.5
silver UkraineUkraine Ukraine 29
bronze China People's RepublicPeople's Republic of China People's Republic of China 28.5
4th Place HungaryHungary Hungary 26.5
5th place Russia 1991Russia Russia 26th
6th place RomaniaRomania Romania 25th
19th place SwitzerlandSwitzerland Switzerland 32.5
36th place GermanyGermany Germany 21st
38th place AustriaAustria Austria 21st


The following medals were awarded for women.

Best rating

Gold: Chiburdanidze, Maia
Silver: Galljamowa-Ivanchuk, Alissa
Bronze: Iosseliani, Nana

Board 1

Gold: Chiburdanidze, Maia
Silver: Galljamowa-Ivanchuk, Alissa
Bronze: Xie Jun

Board 2

Gold: Prudnikowa, Svetlana
Silver: Wijayanti, Lindri June
Bronze: Borisova, Borislava

Board 3

Gold: Ioseliani, Nana
Silver: Verőci-Petronic, Zsuzsa
Bronze: Ribeiro, Regina

Reserve board

Gold: Wijesuriya, Suneetha
Silver: Gulshan, Rokshana
Bronze: Qin Kanying

Swiss team

For Switzerland: Tatjana Lematschko (9.5 points from 13 games), Barbara Hund (7 from 13), Claude Baumann (4 from 11) and Corinne Schneider (2 from 5).

Team lineups

Individual evidence

  1. Men's medal winners
  2. ^ Results of the German gentlemen
  3. Women's medal winners
  4. Results of the Swiss women

Images and web links

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