Ukraine Lead Olympiad

Ukraine Lead Olympiad

SonofPearl
SonofPearl
Sep 29, 2010, 10:30 AM |
15 | Chess Event Coverage

chess-olympiad-2010-logo.jpgThe powerful Ukraine team lead the 39th Olympiad in Khanty-Mansiysk after eight rounds, helped in no small part by six wins from Vassily Ivanchuk.

Ivanchuk's win against another in-form player, Baadur Jobava (conqueror of Carlsen earlier in the event) was a remarkable game.  Jobava threw just about everything at Chucky, but the Ukrainian survived to claim the full point and win the match.

A curious clash in round seven was Russia 1 playing Russia 2 and err... Russia 1 won thanks to Sergey Karjakin, who is having a great Olympiad so far.

The draw also threw together Armenia and Azerbaijan, two countries who are not exactly the best of friends.  A tense match saw Azerbaijan emerge victorious when Guseinov beat Pashikian on board four after the latter went on a fatal walkabout with his King.

Ivanchuk's 100% record was finally ended by Kramnik in round eight, when he could "only" score a draw against the former world champion with black.  The match, between Russia 1 and Ukraine, also ended all square.

In the women's competition, Russia 1 cemented their lead with crushing 4-0 and 3.5-0.5 wins over Hungary and India respectively.

The top ranked teams after eight rounds:

Seed  Team W D L TB1 TB2
2  Ukraine 6 2 0 14 202,0
1  Russia 1 6 1 1 13 202,0
20  Georgia 6 1 1 13 197,0
7  Azerbaijan 6 1 1 13 189,0
5  Hungary 6 1 1 13 185,5
6  Armenia 6 1 1 13 185,0
10  France 5 3 0 13 183,5
3
 China 5 2 1 12 197,5
9  USA 5 2 1 12 172,5
18  Cuba 5 2 1 12 171,5
11  Israel 5 2 1 12 168,5
15  Poland 4 3 1 11 198,5
17  Czech Republic 5 1 2 11 190,0
16  Spain 5 1 2 11 174,5
35  Belarus 5 1 2 11 170,0
14  Russia 3 4 3 1 11 166,5
21  Serbia 5 1 2 11 160,5
19  India 5 1 2 11 160,5
28  Croatia 4 3 1 11 160,5
30  Italy 5 1 2 11 158,5
23  Norway 5 1 2 11 158,0
57  Colombia 4 3 1 11 157,0
8  Bulgaria 5 1 2 11 156,5
12  England 5 1 2 11 156,0
22  Slovakia 4 3 1 11 155,5
24  Brazil 5 1 2 11 155,0
53  Canada 4 3 1 11 139,0
48  Estonia 5 1 2 11 139,0

 

The top women's teams after eight rounds:

Seed  Team W D L TB1 TB2
1  Russia 1 8 0 0 16 241,0
17  Serbia 6 1 1 13 185,0
5  Russia 2 5 3 0 13 182,5
2  China 6 0 2 12 204,5
4  Georgia 6 0 2 12 202,5
3  Ukraine 6 0 2 12 199,5
18  Cuba 6 0 2 12 196,5
9  Hungary 5 2 1 12 178,5
8  India 6 0 2 12 173,5
12  Bulgaria 5 2 1 12 171,0
27  Croatia 5 2 1 12 155,5
7  Armenia 5 1 2 11 180,0
14  Romania 5 1 2 11 174,0
33  Uzbekistan 5 1 2 11 168,5
6  USA 5 1 2 11 163,5
21  Greece 5 1 2 11 159,0
15  Slovakia 5 1 2 11 157,5
10  Poland 5 1 2 11 157,5
22  Latvia 5 1 2 11 151,0

 

 

 

 

 

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