30 years ago, in 1981, the first ever 5 Rams Cup was held in Guangzhou. There were only 4 players in the world eligible for competition, namely Yang Guanlin, Li Yiting, Hu Ronghua and Liu Dahua.
GM Li had retired from active competition after the Cultural Revolution in China, so there were only 3 competitors who played a round robin. GM Liu won the first ever tournament.
I have found it befitting to publish the games that they played. Because it is of the highest level of play, I dare not annotate the moves for fear of misleading the reader with my limited skills.
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