Dresden Olympiad Medals Decided

Dresden Olympiad Medals Decided

SonofPearl
SonofPearl
Nov 25, 2008, 12:06 PM |
10 | Chess Event Coverage

After 11 hard-fought rounds the biggest chess Olympics in history has finished and the medals have been awarded.

Armenia won Gold again to succesfully defend the title that they won at the last Olympiad, 2 years ago in Turin.  Israel finished second to take the Silver medal and the USA demolished mighty Ukraine 3.5-0.5 in the last round to take a highly creditable Bronze - a repeat of their fine performance 2 years ago.

In the women's event, Poland led going into the last round, but agonisingly lost by the narrowest of margins to Ukraine to miss out on a medal.  Ukraine were rewarded with a Silver medal, but it was the traditionally strong nation of Georgia, led by the vastly experienced Maia Chiburdanidze who inched ahead at the end to take Gold.  In third place were the USA, who narrowly beat France in the final round to secure Bronze.

Congratulations to all those who earned medals, but much appreciation also to everyone who took part. It's the sheer scale of the Olympiad that makes it special - from the top seeds to the lowest ranked, there were over 150 countries taking part in the open event.  It's a celebration of chess on a gigantic scale!

Top 20 Final Standings - Open Event

Rank Seed Team W D L TB1 TB2 TB3 TB4
1 9 Armenia 9 1 1 19 401 152 31
2 8 Israel 8 2 1 18 378 149 28
3 10 USA 8 1 2 17 362 146 29
4 2 Ukraine 7 3 1 17 349 163 25.5
5 1 Russia 7 2 2 16 375 156 27
6 4 Azerbaijan 7 2 2 16 360 147 29
7 3 China 7 2 2 16 358 150 27
8 5 Hungary 7 2 2 16 342 140 27.5
9 37 Vietnam 7 2 2 16 340 137 29
10 12 Spain 7 2 2 16 338 142 27.5
11 17 Georgia 8 0 3 16 321 138 28
12 20 Netherlands 7 1 3 15 343 146 27.5
13 11 Germany 6 3 2 15 339 151 26.5
14 6 Bulgaria 7 1 3 15 328 132 29.5
15 15 England 6 3 2 15 320 147 26
16 13 India 7 1 3 15 310 142 26
17 28 Slovenia 7 1 3 15 288 134 26
18 23 Belarus 5 4 2 14 307 137 26.5
19 14 Romania 7 0 4 14 307 138 25.5
20 22 Serbia 7 0 4 14 302 144 25


Top 10 Final Standings - Women's Event

Rank Seed Team W D L TB1 TB2 TB3 TB4
1 4 Georgia 8 2 1 18 412 148 31
2 2 Ukraine 7 4 0 18 407 146 30
3 7 USA 8 1 2 17 391 145 30.5
4 1 Russia 7 3 1 17 367 144 29.5
5 9 Poland 8 1 2 17 365 157 27.5
6 6 Armenia 8 0 3 16 353 145 28
7 10 Serbia 7 2 2 16 319 146 26.5
8 3 China 6 3 2 15 393 159 27.5
9 21 Israel 6 3 2 15 325 137 27.5
10 26 Belarus 6 3 2 15 318 119 29.5


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