Dresden Olympiad - Rounds 7 and 8

Dresden Olympiad - Rounds 7 and 8

SonofPearl
SonofPearl
Nov 22, 2008, 1:20 PM |
10 | Chess Event Coverage

The 38th Chess Olympiad in Dresden is hotting up as the end of the 11-round competition gets closer and closer, and the crunch matches are played.  Lots of games at the end of this report!

Open Round 7

Armenia beat Russia 2.5-1.5 thanks to Sargassian defeating Grischuk on board 3.
The hosts, Germany continued their impresssive form by beating Romania 2.5-1.5
The impressive Chinese team held Ukraine to a 2-2 draw
France beat India 2.5-1.5 due to Maxime-Lagrave beating Harikrishna
The USA beat Hungary 2.5-1.5 thanks to Onischuk overcoming Balough on board 3
England drew Azerbaijan with Short winning on board 2, but Howell losing on board 3

Open Round 8

Armenia thrashed France 3.5-0.5 to maintain their lead in the competition
Germany faltered losing 2.5-1.5 to Israel
China also faltered, only drawing with lower ranked Vietnam
Russia edged out the USA 2.5-1.5 in a thriller despite Kamsky beating Svidler on board 1.  Grischuk redeemed his loss from the previous round by beating Nakamura and Jakovenko beat Varuzhan Akobian
Ukraine thrashed New Zealand 4-0
England squeezed a win out of their match with Georgia thanks to Nigel Short's continuing run of good form

Open Standings after Round 8

Rank Seed Team W D L TB1 TB2 TB3 TB4
1 9 Armenia 7 1 0 15 224 80 24
2 8 Israel 6 2 0 14 206 74 21.5
3 1 Russia 6 1 1 13 206 84 20
4 2 Ukraine 5 3 0 13 206 84 20
5 4 Azerbaijan 5 2 1 12 211 82 21
6 11 Germany 1 5 2 1 12 190 81 20.5
7 3 China 5 2 1 12 187 76 20
8 37 Vietnam 5 2 1 12 170 69 22
9 7 France 5 2 1 12 168 79 19.5
10 25 Slovakia 6 0 2 12 168 64 23
11 15 England 5 2 1 12 162 75 19.5
12 21 Poland 6 0 2 12 162 66 22
13 22 Serbia 6 0 2 12 157 68 20
14 20 Netherlands 5 1 2 11 182 75 20.5
15 5 Hungary 5 1 2 11 177 71 20
16 6 Bulgaria 5 1 2 11 173 65 23
17 13 India 5 1 2 11 170 76 19.5
18 19 Norway 4 3 1 11 168 73 18.5
19 12 Spain 5 1 2 11 165 74 19.5
20 23 Belarus 4 3 1 11 160 72 20
21 30 Sweden 5 1 2 11 159 69 19.5
22 28 Slovenia 5 1 2 11 158 70 20
23 10 USA 5 1 2 11 155 73 19.5
24 16 Cuba 5 1 2 11 151 72 19.5
25 34 Kazakhstan 5 1 2 11 144 62 21

 

Women's Round 7

The US women held the much fancied China to a 2-2 draw.  Despite Krush losing to Hou Yifan on board 1, Rohonyan won her game on board 4.
Germany and Italy also drew 2-2
Russia slipped up against Poland, only making a 2-2- draw

Women's Round 8

China were held to another draw, this time by Ukraine
The USA pulled off a shock result - beating Russia 3-1 thanks to Irina Krush and Anna Zatonskih beating world champion Alexandra Kosteniuk and Tatiana Kosintseva respectively!

Women's rankings after round 8

Rank Seed Team W D L TB1 TB2 TB3 TB4
1 3 China 6 2 0 14 232 82 22.5
2 7 USA 6 1 1 13 215.5 74 23.5
3 2 Ukraine 5 3 0 13 206 77 22.5
4 9 Poland 6 1 1 13 187.5 82 20.5
5 10 Serbia 6 1 1 13 178 74 21
6 4 Georgia 5 2 1 12 200.5 76 21.5
7 6 Armenia 6 0 2 12 182 77 20.5
8 14 Slovenia 5 2 1 12 170.5 66 22.5
9 16 Romania 6 0 2 12 168 74 21
10 1 Russia 4 3 1 11 191 81 21


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