The Olympiad is over, the prize giving has been executed, the communial
dinner taken and, as we write these lines, the farewell party is under way.
We bring you the results and games, with a few commemorative pictures. Full
illustrated reports will follow, after the ChessBase team has returned from
Turin to Hamburg, Germany.
Turin 2006: After round thirteen (final)
The Armenians, going into the final round 2.5 ahead of the field, had agreed
a quick draw against the Hungarians. This secured them Gold less than an hour
after the start of round 13. China beat the Netherlands 2.5:1.5 to take Silver,
two points behind the winners. The US team demolished Norway 3.5:0.5, while
Israel beat a lackluster Russian team 3:1. Both USA and Israel had 33.0 points,
but the Americans took Bronze on tiebreak scores.
The victorious team from Armenia receiving their medals and trophies
Celebrating their victory from their seats in the front row
The Chinese team which took Silver
The US Americans with their bronze medals
Standings after thirteen rounds
Ukaine, two points ahead of everyone else going into the last round, also
played a quick 1.5:1.5 draw against Armenia. This gave them Gold, no matter
what happened on the other boards. Russia beat India 2:1, while China scored
"only" 2.5:0.5 against Belarus. This left the Russians in second
(Silver) and the Chinese in third (Bronze).
The photographers mob the winning Ukraine women's team
WGM Natalia Zhukova, IM Inna Yanovska-Gaponenko, IM
Katerina Lahno, WGM Ushenina Anna, celebrating on the stage.
Alexandra Kosteniuk, Nadezhda Kosintseva, Tatiana Kosintseva,
Chinese bronze medalists Shen Yang, Wang Yu, Hou Yifan, Zhao Xue
Standings after thirteen rounds (Women)
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