1986

  • International section: 9 round swiss, six amateur sections play 8 round swiss
    Record $130,000 Prize Fund
  • 31 GMs (record!) 975 players, with the addition of a separate under 2400 section
  • GM's Jan Smejkal, Czechoslovakia, and Gyula Sax, Hungary, tied for 1st with 7-2 ($12,500 each)
    GM Smejkal won the playoff and an additional $1,000
  • All three Polgar sisters played, with Judit (8 years old!!) winning Section VII with 7.5/8 and became the youngest master in history!

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