Ukraine Join Olympiad Leaders

Ukraine Join Olympiad Leaders

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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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