Russia Win Women's Olympiad

Russia Win Women's Olympiad

SonofPearl
SonofPearl
Oct 2, 2010, 7:51 AM |
14 | Chess Event Coverage

The winners of the 2010 Women's Olympiad are Russia, who have claimed the gold medal with a round to spare.  The clinched the title in style with a 4-0 thrashing of Bulgaria.

The Russian team consisted of sisters Tatiana and Nadezdha Kosintseva, world champion Alexandra Kosteniuk, Alisa Galliamova and Valentina Gunina.  They have won all 10 of their matches so far, and can't be caught with just one round remaining.

Back in the Open competition Ukraine still lead, just ahead of the top Russian team and the Israelis in third place. 

Vassily Ivanchuk returned to winning ways on top board for Ukraine as they comfortably beat France 3.5-0.5.  Russia 1 edged out China 2.5-1.5 thanks to a win by Alexander Grishuk against Wang Hao.  Israel kept in contention with a 3-1 win against the US team.

The last round draw pits leaders Ukraine against Israel, and Russia 1 against Spain.

Round 10 also saw Magnus Carlsen lose for the third time at the Olympiad.  Carlsen has had an Olympiad to forget, and his loss in just 25 moves against Sanan Sjugirov of Russia 4 means he will lose even more rating points.  However, Topalov has also had a poor Olympiad, dropping down to fourth place in the live world rankings. You can check the latest positions at the live-ratings website.

Some compensation for Carlsen and Norway is the news that Tromso has been selected to host the 2014 Olympiad.

If you have been following the games live, be aware that the final round games on Sunday (Saturday is a rest day) start 4 hours earlier, at 11:00 local time in Khanty-Mansiysk.  More details are available at the official site.

The top Open standings with one round remaining:

Seed  Team W D L  TB1   TB2 
2  Ukraine 8 2 0 18 322,5
1  Russia 1 8 1 1 17 321,5
11  Israel 7 2 1 16 295,0
15  Poland 6 3 1 15 288,5
5  Hungary 7 1 2 15 286,5
6  Armenia 7 1 2 15 286,0
16  Spain 7 1 2 15 285,5
10  France 6 3 1 15 267,5
4  Russia 2 7 0 3 14 296,5
3  China 6 2 2 14 292,0
7  Azerbaijan 6 2 2 14 290,5
30  Italy 6 2 2 14 274,5
14  Russia 3 5 4 1 14 271,5
9  USA 6 2 2 14 259,5
18  Cuba 6 2 2 14 258,0
25  Greece 5 4 1 14 246,5

 

The women's standings after 10 rounds:

Seed  Team W D L  TB1   TB2 
1  Russia 1 10 0 0 20 370,0
2  China 8 0 2 16 315,0
3  Ukraine 7 1 2 15 326,5
4  Georgia 7 1 2 15 321,0
5  Russia 2 6 3 1 15 287,0
10  Poland 7 1 2 15 273,0
18  Cuba 7 0 3 14 291,0
6  USA 6 2 2 14 279,0
8  India 7 0 3 14 272,5
26  Azerbaijan 7 0 3 14 259,5
12  Bulgaria 6 2 2 14 240,0
24  Vietnam 7 0 3 14 221,0
27  Croatia 6 2 2 14 216,0

 

 

 

 

 

 

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