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Ukraine Join Olympiad Leaders

  • SonofPearl
  • on 9/28/10, 9:20 AM.

Co-leaders Georgia and Armenia drew their 6th round match at the Khanty-Mansiysk Olympiad to share the lead.

Joining them at the top, thanks in no small part to Vassily Ivanchuk, are Ukraine who defeated previous joint-leaders Hungary.

Ivanchuk (pictured) beat Peter Leko to take his personal tally to 5 wins out of five games so far!

In less good form is Magnus Carlsen who lost another game, this time to English #1 Michael Adams.  Carlsen chose a very eccentric opening and lost badly.  It seems that he may be human after all!  Thank goodness he has just started a second career as a model! Wink

The only team left with a 100% match record is Russia 1 in the women's competition.  They notched up a crucial win 2.5-1.5 against Ukraine to take the sole lead.

Round 7 is taking place today, with the very latest information available at the official site

The top standings in the Open competition:

Seed  Team W D L TB1 TB2
2
 Ukraine 5 1 0 11 115.0
6  Armenia 5 1 0 11 115.0
20  Georgia 5 1 0 11 109.5
1
 Russia 1 5 0 1 10 113.5
4  Russia 2 5 0 1 10 112.5
15  Poland 4 2 0 10 104.0
9  USA 5 0 1 10 102.5
7  Azerbaijan 5 0 1 10 101.0
5  Hungary 5 0 1 10 98.5
24  Brazil 4 1 1 9 103.5
14  Russia 3 4 1 1 9 102.0
3  China 4 1 1 9 102.0
35  Belarus 4 1 1 9 96.5
13  Netherlands 4 1 1 9 94.5
18  Cuba 4 1 1 9 90.5
16  Spain 4 1 1 9 89.5
10  France 3 3 0 9 89.5
12  England 4 1 1 9 81.5
38  Iran 4 1 1 9 79.0
69  Turkmenistan 4 1 1 9 79.0
17  Czech Republic 4 0 2 8 110.0
27  Vietnam 4 0 2 8 93.5
42  Germany 4 0 2 8 93.0
33  Uzbekistan 4 0 2 8 88.0
26  Argentina 4 0 2 8 87.5

 

The women's standings:

Seed  Team W D L TB1 TB2
1  Russia 1 6 0 0 12 123.0
9  Hungary 5 1 0 11 120.5
4  Georgia 5 0 1 10 121.0
3  Ukraine 5 0 1 10 120.5
2  China 5 0 1 10 117.0
8  India 5 0 1 10 113.5
14  Romania 4 1 1 9 104.5
6  USA 4 1 1 9 104.5
7  Armenia 4 1 1 9 99.5
17  Serbia 4 1 1 9 96.0
5  Russia 2 3 3 0 9 96,0
16  Germany 3 3 0 9 94.0

 

 

 

 

 

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  • 4 years ago

    IM dpruess

    yes, you're right ericjason. the sacrificial play was Jobava's who didn't recapture either center pawn and gave up the knight. when Ivanchuk traded in his queen, he had way more than enough material, and he was comfortably winning on material the entire game.

  • 4 years ago

    ericjason

    Is it technically a sacfrifice if it's a forced move?  Not to take anything away from the game--which is fascinating--but Ivanchuk had no choice on move 11.  The real sacrifice seems to me to be Jobava's 6th move, where he gives away his knight to set up the queen hunt.  Then, Jobava proceeds to also throw the bishop and rook away to get her.  Jobava was the one throwing away material for dynamic play.  Ivanchuk just accepted Jobava's knight sac and must have felt that he'd have enough material to make up for the queen. 

  • 4 years ago

    Appa

    as for success at Linares ,Corus or 1 on 1 championship matches,  Carlsen and Topalov have a very good seconds team . but at olympiads seconds also participate with their own countries . so both Carlsen and Topalov (both 2800+) sucks at this olympiad..lol

  • 4 years ago

    marwanradman123

    The real king of chess is GM Vassily Ivanchuk

  • 4 years ago

    raffojan

    It's a shame how chess.com, which hails itself the greatest website dedicated to chess, fails to cover world's greatest chess event sufficiently. By this time Ukraine have already beat Georgia in a dramatic manner and are sole leaders, but we will find out about that tomorrow...

  • 4 years ago

    iguna

    Ivanchuk show the World how strength He is.

    GO chuky!!!

  • 4 years ago

    repecmps

    uh, sorry to all haters, but looks like Carlsen is having fun there.
    He didn't get 2826 ELO by playing 2...g6 after 1.e4 against a 2700+ player.

    He was invited there for a few days, tries some funny strategies and enjoys his stay without getting tired. He could still beat Adams in a real match.

  • 4 years ago

    restinpeace

    Nice game by GM Polgar, a fun game to watch, a losing effort but hey SHE got a tons of guts at her bag and continue that game til the last drop. Nice game of GM Ivanchuk against GM Baadur, a Queen sac. by Ivanchuk and the brilliant last move Ra8, great game.

  • 4 years ago

    Chatsky

    sheardp - nope, Karjakin was born in Ukraine.

  • 4 years ago

    pappyboyington

    gogomisterlagravenodrawtomorrow

  • 4 years ago

    rubenshein

    as in an Olympiad for a Norwegian team (that stand no chances whatsoever), and as in preparing for next years real big events, Carlsen will disguise what is really going on with his chess philosophy. What for him is important is the events coming up front of WC --- and the WC itself. Obviously.  

  • 4 years ago

    IM dpruess

    So Ivanchuk now has 6/6... and playing against some really tough guys lately! Kram will probably nick him for a draw tomorrow, though (Ivanchuk has black).

    This is the moment of drama I've been waiting for: will the Russian team captain put Karjakin in? if he does, will Karjakin throw his game?? We could be mere hours away from seeing the culmination of one of the longest-term strategies ever employed in top-level chess.

    Since it's not professional wrestling, the arbiters at least won't let Karjakin resign to Efimenko on move one, then tear off the Russian jersey and reveal the Ukrainian one underneath, do a victory lap slapping high fives with raucous Ukrainian fans who've somehow entered the playing arena, and then tag in for Eljanov on board 3 while grinning gleefully :-P

  • 4 years ago

    niwre023

    What a game Ivanchuk vs Jobava!!!! Q sacc :)

    http://ugra-chess.com/liveboard?gameid=1001070011

  • 4 years ago

    Chatsky

  • 4 years ago

    Lawdoginator

    Jobava is not on fire anymore. 

  • 4 years ago

    2pacinchess

    Hahaha Carlsen really sucks please stop saying that he is nr 1 because he isnt.maybe number 101.

  • 4 years ago

    trysts

    Adams was quite grand! I love when Carlsen gets beat!Laughing

  • 4 years ago

    jlueke

    Pogonina versus Krush tomorrow

  • 4 years ago

    gener

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  • 4 years ago

    gener

    great game by Adams

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