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Ukraine Win 39th Chess Olympiad

  • SonofPearl
  • on 10/3/10, 10:42 AM.

Ukraine took the gold medal in the 39th Chess Olympiad with a final round 2-2 draw with Israel, where all games were drawn.

Russia also only managed a draw with Spain, despite Kramnik beating Shirov on top board. A loss by Svidler to Ivan Salgado Lopez ensured the tie was drawn.

Israel took the bronze medal on tie-break from Hungary, despite Hungary beating Poland 2.5-1.5.

The Russian women had already secured the gold medal in the women's event before the last round, and a win on board 4 by Valentina Gunina ensured that they kept their record of winning every single match they played.  Truly an epic achievement!

So goodbye to Khanty-Mansiysk, and we look forward to the 40th Olympiad which will take place in 2012 in Instanbul, Turkey.

The top standings in the Open competition were:

Rank Seed  Team W D L TB1 TB2
1 2  Ukraine 8 3 0 19 380,5
2 1  Russia 1 8 2 1 18 379,5
3 11  Israel 7 3 1 17 367,5
4 5  Hungary 8 1 2 17 355,5
5 3  China 7 2 2 16 362,0
6 4  Russia 2 8 0 3 16 355,0
7 6  Armenia 7 2 2 16 345,0
8 16  Spain 7 2 2 16 332,0
9 9  USA 7 2 2 16 315,5
10 10  France 6 4 1 16 311,5
11 15  Poland 6 3 2 15 346,5
12 7  Azerbaijan 6 3 2 15 333,0
13 14  Russia 3 5 5 1 15 320,5
14 35  Belarus 7 1 3 15 307,5
15 13  Netherlands 6 3 2 15 305,0
16 22  Slovakia 6 3 2 15 302,5
17 24  Brazil 7 1 3 15 290,5
18 19  India 7 1 3 15 287,0
19 44  Denmark 7 1 3 15 257,5
20 17  Czech Republic 6 2 3 14 338,5
21 30  Italy 6 2 3 14 316,5
22 25  Greece 5 4 2 14 302,5
23 18  Cuba 6 2 3 14 299,0
24 12  England 5 4 2 14 292,0
25 26  Argentina 6 2 3 14 281,0

 

The final standings in the women's event:

Rank Seed  Team W D L TB1 TB2
1 1  Russia 1 11 0 0 22 439,5
2 2  China 9 0 2 18 386,5
3 4  Georgia 7 2 2 16 384,0
4 18  Cuba 8 0 3 16 348,5
5 6  USA 7 2 2 16 336,5
6 10  Poland 7 2 2 16 336,0
7 26  Azerbaijan 8 0 3 16 320,0
8 12  Bulgaria 7 2 2 16 296,5
9 3  Ukraine 7 1 3 15 366,5
10 5  Russia 2 6 3 2 15 335,5
11 7  Armenia 7 1 3 15 327,5
12 21  Greece 6 3 2 15 316,0
13 14  Romania 7 1 3 15 312,5
14 36  Russia 3 7 1 3 15 287,0
15 9  Hungary 6 2 3 14 320,5
16 11  France 6 2 3 14 314,0
17 8  India 7 0 4 14 313,5
18 24  Vietnam 7 0 4 14 278,0
19 29  Iran 5 4 2 14 276,0
20 41  Lithuania 7 0 4 14 261,5
21 39  England 6 2 3 14 257,5
22 27  Croatia 6 2 3 14 257,5
23 35  Peru 7 0 4 14 246,5
24 15  Slovakia 5 3 3 13 317,5
25 16  Germany 4 5 2 13 313,5

 

The star turn of the Olympiad came from Vassily Ivanchuk who took the individual gold medal for best performance on top board, with a TPR of 2890 Elo.  All the board prizes are shown below.


Board 1




Name Team Elo Pts. TPR
1 Ivanchuk Vassily Ukraine 2754 8,0 2890
2 Aronian Levon Armenia 2783 7,5 2888
3 Nepomniachtchi Ian Russia 2 2706 6,5 2821







Board 2




Name Team Elo Pts. TPR
1 Sutovsky Emil Israel 2665 6,5 2895
2 Almasi Zoltan Hungary 2707 7,0 2801
3 Wang Hao China 2724 7,5 2783







Board 3




Name Team Elo Pts. TPR
1 Teterev Vitaly Belarus 2511 7,0 2853
2 Eljanov Pavel Ukraine 2761 7,0 2737
3 Rublevsky Sergei Russia 3 2683 8,0 2727







Board 4




Name Team Elo Pts. TPR
1 Karjakin Sergey Russia 1 2747 8,0 2859
2 Efimenko Zahar Ukraine 2683 8,5 2783
3 Giri Anish Netherlands 2677 8,0 2730







Board 5




Name Team Elo Pts. TPR
1 Feller Sebastien France 2649 6,0 2708
2 Bartel Mateusz Poland 2599 7,0 2706
3 Babula Vlastimil Czech Republic 2515 7,0 2668

 

Women's individual medals:


Board 1




Name Team Elo Pts. TPR
1 Kosintseva Tatiana Russia 1 2573 7,0 2628
2 Mamedjarova Zeinab Azerbaijan 2234 9,0 2623
3 Hou Yifan China 2578 8,0 2573







Board 2




Name Team Elo Pts. TPR
1 Kosintseva Nadezhda Russia 1 2565 8,5 2662
2 Ju Wenjun China 2516 9,5 2636
3 Pham Le Thao Nguyen Vietnam 2304 8,5 2481







Board 3




Name Team Elo Pts. TPR
1 Marrero Lopez Yaniet Cuba 2324 7,0 2511
2 Melia Salome Georgia 2439 7,0 2458
3 Berzina Ilze Latvia 2283 9,0 2450







Board 4




Name Team Elo Pts. TPR
1 Gaponenko Inna Ukraine 2469 7,5 2691
2 Bodnaruk Anastasia Russia 2 2399 7,0 2569
3 Vasiliev Olga Israel 2293 7,0 2379







Board 5




Name Team Elo Pts. TPR
1 Muzychuk Mariya Ukraine 2464 6,5 2431
2 Kashlinskaya Alina Russia 2 2358 5,5 2327
3 Khotenashvili Bela Georgia 2464 5,0 2289

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Comments


  • 4 years ago

    glennlmagnase

    the game of salgado lopez & svidler is one of example of my comments on articles short range of knight, PHILIPPINE TEAM IS LACK OF FIGHTING SPIRIT ITS BETTER TO LOSS ALL 4 GAMES IN FINAL ROUND THAN MAKE 50 PLACE REMEMBER THAT STONIA IS EASILY DEFEATED TO VIETNAM, BUT MY NEXT LINE UP TEAM 4 NEXT OLYMPIAD IS BRD1 W.SO BRD2 J. ANTONIO BRD3 D.LAYLO BRD4.JP.GOMEZ BRD5 M. PARAGUA THIS LINEUP CAN ASSURE IN TOP20, ILL BET THIS ONE.

  • 4 years ago

    sindyocampe

    FILIPINO teen grandmaster Wesley Barbasa So will spearhead the Philippine campaign when the 39th World Chess Olympiad gets underway Tuesday night (Wednesday in Manila) at the Complex “Arena Ugra” of Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia.

    Renadex

  • 4 years ago

    Lawdoginator

    Chucky is number one.

  • 4 years ago

    Am1nOS

    KRAMNIK FOR LIFEEEEEEEEEEEE !!! YAHOOOOOOOo !!

  • 4 years ago

    nereverine

    awesome performance again by Ivancuk

  • 4 years ago

    Appa

    @ Rogalentis , Ivanchuk won gold on top board or board 1 , some players on other boards performed same as Ivanchuk or even better . but he definitely deserves a gold medal on board 1 . hope you surely know what board 1 means ? this Ivanchuk guy is in the top elite players list for more than 20 years !! may be you was not born then ? lol

  • 4 years ago

    Balachandar

    Why only Russia has 3 teams? Isn't it unfair? Aren't other countries allowed to have more than one team? If so, every country should send hundreds of team hoping that at least some or one would win. Or, countries can send teams of each of provinces of their  countries represented as individual countries, thus having more chance that at least one would win.

  • 4 years ago

    BWLschach

    Congratulations to the Ukraine!

    It is a pity that Germany played a bad tournament ... :(

  • 4 years ago

    drumdaddy

    Thanks for presenting these good games. Bruzon Batista might have resigned earlier but I guess motives are different in team play.

  • 4 years ago

    mikalet

    I have a question for the folks in the know - if Russia had concentrated on just one team instead of three, would they have performed better or were the players on Russia 1 clearly the best of the Russian team?

    Russia1 presented the best team of the world, considering the ELO rating. Russia2 was a team of young promises (very strong also). The first board of Russia2 had less rating than the last board of Russia1. Ukraine demonstrated that the rankings don't win the games

     


  • 4 years ago

    Seleucid

    Vassily the time trouble guy was fantastico congratulations!

  • 4 years ago

    iguna

    We can see now, CHESS already become a Worl wide Sports!!

    Congratulations to All participants who made this Dream come true!!

    Gens Una Sumus

  • 4 years ago

    AndreyVl

  • 4 years ago

    luxlucisvia

    Ykraina!

  • 4 years ago

    Archaic71

    I think a Board 1 individual gold cleary puts Ivanchuk back among the worlds elite. 

    I have a question for the folks in the know - if Russia had concentrated on just one team instead of three, would they have performed better or were the players on Russia 1 clearly the best of the Russian team?

  • 4 years ago

    ukraineoo7

    wow ns

  • 4 years ago

    Rogalentis

    "The star turn of the Olympiad came from Vassily Ivanchuk who took the individual gold medal for best performance on top board, with a TPR of 2890 Elo"

    Can't you see that there's somone with 100 less rating points with a better result?

    Shame you

  • 4 years ago

    onesimuscruz

    great games. congratulations!!!!

  • 4 years ago

    marwanradman123

    Congratulations to GM Vassily Ivanchuk

  • 4 years ago

    kloech

    waouw 7 players/15 made a performence of + 2 800 !!!

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