Ivanchuk Tamed, But Ukraine March On

Ivanchuk Tamed, But Ukraine March On

SonofPearl
SonofPearl
Sep 30, 2010, 2:22 PM |
20 | Chess Event Coverage

All good things come to an end, and Vassily Ivanchuk's hot streak at the Olympiad was finally ended decisively by a Shak attack! Shakhriyar Mamedyarov of Azerbaijan beat Chucky, but wins by Eljanov and Efimenko ensured a team victory for Ukraine.

Ukraine therefore keep their lead at the top of the standings in the Open competition after nine rounds.  Russia 1 overcame Armenia thanks to a Peter Svidler win, and France beat Georgia to move into serious medal contention with just two rounds left to play.

Nakamura drew with Topalov on the top board of the USA v Bulgaria clash, but a win by Kamsky on board two against Cheparinov secured a team victory for the US.

See the official website for details of all the results. You may also have noticed coverage of many of the rounds right here on Chess.com TV!  Don't miss live coverage of round 10 on Friday with GM Josh Friedel and "The Poet" Cool

The top ranked teams after round nine:

Seed  Team W D L TB 1 TB 2
2  Ukraine 7 2 0 16 255,5
1  Russia 1 7 1 1 15 266,5
10  France 6 3 0 15 233,5
11  Israel 6 2 1 14 238,5
3  China 6 2 1 14 233,5
9  USA 6 2 1 14 229,0
20  Georgia 6 1 2 13 239,0
15  Poland 5 3 1 13 234,5
16  Spain 6 1 2 13 229,0
6  Armenia 6 1 2 13 227,0
5  Hungary 6 1 2 13 227,0
17  Czech Republic 6 1 2 13 226,0
7  Azerbaijan 6 1 2 13 226,0
35  Belarus 6 1 2 13 219,0
21  Serbia 6 1 2 13 214,0
30  Italy 6 1 2 13 211,0

 

In the women's competition, Russia 1 kept up their amazing record of winning every match so far by beating Serbia in round nine.  They are now virtually certain to take the gold medal.

The top teams in the women's competition:

Seed  Team W D L TB1 TB2
1  Russia 1 9 0 0 18 295,5
2  China 7 0 2 14 267,0
3  Ukraine 7 0 2 14 262,5
4  Georgia 7 0 2 14 260,0
8  India 7 0 2 14 236,0
12  Bulgaria 6 2 1 14 222,0
17  Serbia 6 1 2 13 237,5
7  Armenia 6 1 2 13 217,0
10  Poland 6 1 2 13 214,5
5  Russia 2 5 3 1 13 209,5
18  Cuba 6 0 3 12 240,5
9  Hungary 5 2 2 12 215,0
6  USA 5 2 2 12 213,5
26  Azerbaijan 6 0 3 12 202,0
21  Greece 5 2 2 12 191,0
22  Latvia 5 2 2 12 188,5
40  Colombia 6 0 3 12 181,5
24  Vietnam 6 0 3 12 180,5
35  Peru 6 0 3 12 180,5
27  Croatia 5 2 2 12 180,0
36  Russia 3 6 0 3 12 173,5

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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