2016 Baku Rd2: the climb steepens

by Albert Silver
9/3/2016 – Round two of the Baku Olympiad already saw a number of stiff matches with far more balanced opposition. Still, although there were some close calls in the Open section, with isolated upsets, the favorites still held all the way down to table 29 where the teenage Iranian team managed to hold the much higher rated Georgian team to 2-2. In the Women’s section however, the Filipinos pulled off a huge upset by actually defeating the 4th seed Georgian team, who outrated them by almost 350 Elo. Illustrated report with GM analysis.

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2016 Baku Olympiad

All games start at 3 p.m. local time = 15 p.m. in Europe (CEST), one hour earlier in Britain, and 2 p.m. in Moscow. You can find the starting time at your location here.

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Round two

FIDE president Kirsan Ilyumzhinov, playing the opening move to start the round, declared in a press conference during the second round that "This is my best Olympiad ever, in my memory." (photo by Paul Truong)

The second round saw much closer fights and matchups already, and while some teams still enjoyed a huge ratings edge over their opponents, a number of high-rated teams faced minimally worse (or better) rivals, leading to many tough matches. It is perhaps with an understanding of this that one can be astonished at how consistently the favorites were still able to ensure victory in the Open section, with the only upset in teams taking place on table 29. In other words, 28 matches followed their Elo expectations. This is by no means to suggest that the round held no surprises, but most of them were in the order of individual games than team-wide upsets.

Of the highest rated upsets, Luke McShane’s loss to his Indonesian opponent Irwanto Sadikin The (seen above). The Indonesian had played a great game and made the Englishman suffer throughout, but by the time they reached the queen endgame, Luke had every reason to believe he should hold, even if painfully. Indeed it was a theoretical draw all the way until the 68th move, when he blundered, after which there was no recovery.

Irwanto Sadikin The - Luke McShane

[Event "42nd Olympiad Baku 2016 Open"] [Site "Baku"] [Date "2016.09.03"] [Round "2.23"] [White "Sadikin The, Irwanto"] [Black "McShane, Luke J"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "E94"] [WhiteElo "2327"] [BlackElo "2671"] [Annotator ""] [PlyCount "157"] [EventDate "2016.??.??"] [EventCountry "AZE"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [WhiteTeam "Indonesia"] [BlackTeam "England"] [WhiteTeamCountry "INA"] [BlackTeamCountry "ENG"] [TimeControl "40/5400+30:1800+30"] 1. d4 {(00:00)} Nf6 {(00:00)} 2. c4 {(00:00)} g6 {( 00:00)} 3. Nc3 {(00:11)} Bg7 {(00:00)} 4. e4 {(00:15)} d6 {(00:00)} 5. Nf3 {(00:09)} O-O {(00:00)} 6. Be2 {( 00:06)} e5 {(00:00)} 7. O-O {(00:23)} Na6 {(00:04)} 8. Be3 {(00:53)} Qe8 {(00:20)} 9. dxe5 {(00:45)} dxe5 {( 00:06)} 10. h3 {(00:15)} Nh5 {(01:12)} 11. c5 {(00:18)} Nf4 {(00:58)} 12. Bxa6 {(02:41)} bxa6 {(00:07)} 13. Rc1 {(00:08)} Ne6 {(07:08)} 14. c6 {(45:17)} Qxc6 {(07:00)} 15. Nd5 {(03:14)} Qb7 {(01:07)} 16. b3 {(03:07)} Re8 {(34:02)} 17. Bg5 {(09:59)} Kh8 {(12:55)} 18. Qc2 {(12:31) } Bd7 {(17:38)} 19. Rfd1 {(00:16)} c5 {(09:13)} 20. Bf6 {(03:39)} Nd4 {(06:23)} 21. Nxd4 {(02:01)} cxd4 {(00:06)} 22. Qd2 {(00:28)} Bc6 {(00:45)} 23. Qh6 { (11:31)} Rg8 {(00:03)} 24. Bxg7+ {(01:40)} Rxg7 {( 00:03)} 25. Rc5 {(01:39)} Bxd5 {(01:08)} 26. Rxd5 {(00:43)} f6 {(00:54)} 27. f4 {(00:14)} Re8 {(00:48)} 28. fxe5 {(00:14)} fxe5 {(00:06)} 29. Qg5 {(01:02)} Rge7 {( 01:06)} 30. Rc1 { (00:34)} Re6 {(00:54)} 31. Rcc5 {(00:30)} Qg7 {(00:27)} 32. Qc1 {(00:21)} R6e7 {(00:51)} 33. Rc6 {(00:10)} Qf7 {(00:24)} 34. Rxa6 {(00:38)} Rf8 {(00:09)} 35. Raa5 {(00:52)} Qf2+ {(00:43)} 36. Kh2 {(00:23)} Qf6 {(00:41)} 37. Rac5 {(00:10) } Kg7 {(00:18)} 38. b4 {(00:17)} h5 {(00:23)} 39. b5 {(00:49)} h4 {(00:08)} 40. Qd2 {(00:00)} Rff7 {(00:00)} 41. a4 {(02:32)} Rc7 {(17:59)} 42. a5 {(03:55)} Rxc5 {(02:01)} 43. Rxc5 {(00:07)} Qe7 {(01:12)} 44. Rc6 {(01:14)} Qd8 {(05:58)} 45. Rc5 {(10:18)} d3 {(01:42)} 46. Rd5 {(00:20)} Rd7 {(03:26)} 47. Qxd3 { (00:09)} Rxd5 {(00:02)} 48. Qxd5 {(00:25)} Qxa5 {(01:38)} 49. Qxe5+ {(00:29)} Kf7 {( 00:44)} 50. Qd5+ {(01:21)} Ke7 {(00:22)} 51. Qg5+ {(00:23)} Kd7 {(01:18) } 52. Qxh4 {(07:18)} Qxb5 {(00:15)} 53. Qh7+ {(00:15)} Kd8 {(00:40)} 54. Qxa7 { (01:25)} Qe5+ {( 00:12)} 55. Kg1 {(00:34)} Qxe4 {(00:04)} 56. Qf2 {(02:28)} Qb1+ {(00:59)} 57. Kh2 {(00:16)} Ke7 {(01:08)} 58. Kg3 {(00:20)} Qe4 {(00:22)} 59. Qf4 {(00:29)} Qe1+ {(00:13)} 60. Kg4 {(00:27)} Qe2+ {(00:25)} 61. Qf3 { (00:16)} Qe5 {(00:16)} 62. h4 {(01:52)} Ke6 {(00:52)} 63. Kh3 {(01:00)} Ke7 { (00:20)} 64. g3 {(03:51)} Ke8 {(00:42)} 65. Kg2 {(00:05)} Qb2+ {(00:43)} 66. Kf1 {(00:07)} Qb6 {(00:25)} 67. Qe2+ {(00:10)} Kd7 {(00:35)} 68. Qe4 {[#] (00: 27)} Qf6+ $4 {(00:41)} ({Whether through fatigue or duress, Black misses that he can play} 68... Qe6 $1 {and the queen exchange would lead to a drawn pawn endgame.} 69. Qxe6+ ({If White avoids it, Black can bring his king back to support, and White cannot progress.} 69. Qf3 Ke7 70. Kf2 Qd6 71. Qe3+ Kf6 {etc. }) 69... Kxe6 $11) 69. Ke2 {(00:10)} Kd8 {(00:29)} 70. Ke3 {(00:06)} Qf1 { (00:33)} 71. Qd3+ {(00:05)} Qxd3+ {(00:09)} 72. Kxd3 {(00:08)} Kd7 {(00:44)} 73. Ke4 {(00:21)} Ke6 {(00:17)} 74. Kf4 {(00:08)} Kf6 {(00:40)} 75. Kg4 { (00:09)} Kg7 {(00:29)} 76. Kg5 {(00:04)} Kf7 {(00:23)} 77. Kh6 {(00:25)} Kf6 { (00:03)} 78. g4 {( 00:13)} Kf7 {(00:02)} 79. g5 {(00:07)} 1-0

He was not the only player to drop at least a half-point, as even his compatriot Michael Adams (2738) drew Muhammad Ali (2411) after 166 moves. No, the Great One did not resurrect for the game, it was the Indonesian player Muhammad Lutfi Ali.

Still, the only team casualty came with the Iranian team, fielding three teenagers aged 17 or younger, who took on the very strong team of Georgia and drew. Baadur Jobava, who defeated Carlsen himself in the 2010 Olympiad, made no mistakes, but untitled Parham Maghsoodloo (2566) who recently skyrocketed after a monster win at the 1st Stars Cup in Iran with a 2862 performance, defeated GM Mchedlishvili (2609) to even the score at the end after the two other teens drew.

Round two highlights by GM Daniel King

 

For the most part, the top teams really only experienced sporadic concerns on a board here or there, but the overall collective came through.

Team Russia had no problems maintaining a perfect 4-0 score (photo by E. Kublashvili)

Team USA, with players such as Hikaru Nakamura, who has appeared very calm and focused, also steamrolled their opponents. (photo by Paul Truong)

At the very least he did, but Sam Shankland, one of the heroes of the US team of 2014, almost suffered his first Olympic defeat at the hands of Scottish GM Colin McNab, only to save it after a nerve-wracking fight. Enjoy the instructive comments by GM Elshan Moradiabadi.

Colin McNab - Sam Shankland (annotated by GM Elshan Moradiabadi)

[Event "42nd Olympiad Baku 2016 Open"] [Site "Baku"] [Date "2016.09.03"] [Round "2.7"] [White "McNab, Colin A"] [Black "Shankland, Samuel L"] [Result "1/2-1/2"] [ECO "A34"] [WhiteElo "2434"] [BlackElo "2679"] [Annotator "GM Elshan Moradiabadi"] [PlyCount "101"] [EventDate "2016.??.??"] [EventCountry "AZE"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [WhiteTeam "Scotland"] [BlackTeam "United States"] [WhiteTeamCountry "SCO"] [BlackTeamCountry "USA"] [TimeControl "40/5400+30:1800+30"] {US team is second seed and one of the main candidates to win this event, with three of its four players in the Top 10 in the world. However, that is not what makes the US team a favorite in this event. It also has two strong young players: Sam Shankland and Ray Robson who are close to 2700. Therefore, we can say that the US is balanced and ready to win any match in this event. In this match against the Scottish team, USA team's rating average was almost 300 points above their opponents in 'kilts'. However, in this game experienced Scotch GM Colin McNab almost threw GM Shankland off the cliff.} 1. Nf3 {(0s)} c5 {(0s)} 2. c4 {(30s)} Nf6 {(7s)} 3. g3 { (29s) McNab almost exclusively plays the English.} Nc6 {(13s)} 4. Bg2 {(30s)} d5 {(16s)} 5. cxd5 {(81s)} Nxd5 {(6s)} 6. Nc3 {(71s)} Nc7 {(19s) An ambitious continuation. Shankland is up for a reversed Maroczy-bind.} (6... e5 $2 { bad due to} 7. Nxe5) 7. b3 {(154s)} (7. O-O e5 8. b3 Be7 9. Bb2 O-O 10. Rc1 f6 11. Ne1 Bd7 12. Nd3 {1-0 (28) Aronian,L (2815)-Svidler,P (2753) Flor & Fjaere 2014 is the typical way of handling this opening.}) 7... e5 {(79s)} 8. Bb2 { (30s)} f6 {(22s)} 9. Rc1 {(231s)} (9. O-O Be7 10. Rc1 O-O 11. Ne1 {would have transposed to the game Aronian-Svidler}) 9... Bg4 {(89s) A rare move. It is funny to see that one of the players who played this move is actually the oldest man in Canada! (see the ChessBase article on Zoltan Sarosy} 10. d3 {(1882s) After a long ponder McNab prefers this move over Ne4} (10. Ne4 Ne6 11. h3 Bh5 12. d3 Be7 13. O-O O-O 14. Nh4 f5 15. Nxf5 Rxf5 16. g4 Nf4 $1 {with a dangerous attack for Black!}) 10... Qd7 {(270s)} 11. Na4 {(61s)} b6 {(175s)} 12. a3 {(62s) McNab prepares for the typical b4 pawn sac. He also procrastinates a bit in order to make sure that Shankland is not going to play h5-h4 against his kingside castle.} O-O-O {(1460s) After almost 25 minutes of thinking, Shankland decides to put his king in front of a rook on a semi-open file while the h1-a8 diagonal is exposed and White's bishop is in it! Nevertheless, the move is not entirely bad even if he probably would have been better off playing short castle and asking White what he wants to do with his knight on a4!} 13. Qc2 {(412s)} Nd5 $6 {(414s) but this is too much.} (13... Kb8 14. O-O (14. Nc3 Bxf3 $17) (14. b4 cxb4 15. Nxb6 (15. Qxc6 Qxc6 16. Rxc6 Bd7) 15... axb6 16. Qxc6 Qxc6 17. Rxc6 Nd5 $15) 14... Ne6 {followed by h5-h4}) 14. b4 {(831s)} cxb4 $2 {(974s) An oversight I guess.} (14... Kb8 15. bxc5 b5 16. Nc3 Bxf3 17. exf3 Nxc3 18. Bxc3 Bxc5 19. O-O Rc8 20. Qb2 Nd4 21. a4 h5 { And it was far from clear although McNab has the upper hand.}) 15. Qxc6+ {(192s)} Qxc6 {(2s)} 16. Rxc6+ {(10s)} Kb7 {(2s)} 17. Rc4 $1 {(210s)} Bxf3 {(190s)} ( 17... bxa3 18. Bxa3 $1 Bxf3 19. Bxf3 Bxa3 20. Nc3 $18) 18. Bxf3 {(14s)} b5 { (2s)} 19. axb4 $1 {(363s) Accurate play by McNab.} bxa4 {(89s)} 20. Kd2 { (821s)} Ka6 {(252s)} 21. Bxd5 {(50s)} Rxd5 {(16s)} 22. Bc3 {(13s)} Kb5 {(214s)} 23. Rc7 {(168s)} Rd6 {(4s)} 24. Rc5+ {(71s)} Kb6 {(134s)} 25. Ra1 {(40s) McNab is going to win the pawn on a4 and Black has no real counterplay here.} Kb7 {(59s)} 26. Rxa4 {(85s)} Rb6 {(6s)} 27. Rd5 {(68s)} Bd6 {(50s)} 28. b5 { (21s)} Rd8 {(7s)} 29. Rc4 $6 {(104s)} (29. d4 $1 {would have won on the spot.} g6 ( 29... exd4 30. Raxd4 $18) 30. Kd3 Be7 31. Rxd8 Bxd8 32. Kc4 {And black is helpless.}) 29... Be7 {(79s)} 30. Rxd8 {(28s)} Bxd8 {(1s)} 31. Ba5 {(42s)} Rd6 {(1s)} 32. Bxd8 {(10s)} Rxd8 {(0s)} 33. Kc3 {(34s)} Kb6 {(101s)} 34. Kb4 {(21s) } Rd6 {(4s)} 35. h4 $6 {(50s)} (35. g4 Re6 36. h4 Rd6 37. h5 Re6 38. Rc8 h6 39. Rb8+ Kc7 40. Rg8 Re7 41. Kc5 $18) 35... h5 {(12s)} 36. g4 $6 {(49s) This not technically good. McNab does not try to optimize his advantage. Maybe his approach of good enough moves in the opening paid off due to the complications in the position, but in a rook endgame you need to be one thing: a maximizer!} ( 36. f4 {seems more appealing to me.}) 36... hxg4 {(215s)} 37. Rxg4 {(6s)} Rd5 $1 {(7s) Shankland plays fast and effective. He creates some counterplay.} 38. Rxg7 $2 {(30s) This throws away his winning chances. McNab falls for Shankland's trap.} (38. Ka3 $1 g5 (38... Rd7 39. Ka4 a6 40. bxa6 Kxa6 41. Rb4 Rd8 42. Kb3 $16) (38... Kxb5 39. Rxg7 Rd4 40. Rb7+ Kc5 41. Rc7+ Kb5 42. Rc4 Rd8 43. f4 $16) 39. hxg5 fxg5 40. Rxg5 Rxb5 41. Rg4 {With very good practical chances.}) 38... Rd4+ $1 {(3s) The b-pawn is Black's anyways!} 39. Kc3 {(57s)} Rxh4 {( 5s)} 40. Rf7 {(0s)} Rf4 {(0s)} 41. f3 {(120s)} Kxb5 {(42s)} 42. Rxa7 { (26s)} Kc6 {(3s)} 43. Rg7 {( 146s)} (43. Ra6+ Kd7 44. Rb6 Ke7 45. Rb4 Rf5 46. Rh4 Kd6 47. Kd2 Rg5 48. f4 Rg8 {is better but I doubt White can create much out of this}) 43... Kd6 {(40s)} 44. Rg4 {(48s)} Rf5 {(4s)} 45. Ra4 {(233s)} Rh5 {(20s)} 46. f4 {(314s)} Rh2 {(123 s)} 47. Ra6+ {(474s)} Ke7 {(9s)} 48. fxe5 {(42s)} fxe5 {(4s)} 49. e4 {(39s)} Rh8 {(17s)} 50. Kc4 {( 34s)} Rd8 { (12s)} 51. Rh6 {(78s)} 1/2-1/2

Team China has also been undisturbed aside from an unexpected draw by Wei Yi to FM Nicola Capone. Wang Yue replaced Ding Liren on board one and beat GM Luc Winants. (photo by David Llada)

There is no doubt that the Chinese are in Baku with a fire to repeat their success from 2014, and deny the other gold contenders. In round three they will face Brazil.

Magnus Carlsen appeared on board one of Norway today, a much anticipated and exciting moment (in spite of the look of near indifference) and after an unusual 1.e3, and a transposition to a Nimzo, he promptly walked all over his opponent as expected. (photo by Paul Truong)

The Azerbaijani team, spearheaded by GM Mamedyarov, has been immaculate, and beat the Macedonian team with a clear 4-0. In round three they will face the Hungarian team. (photo by David Llada)

Anna Rudolf is her with GM Judit Polgar, captain of the Hungarian Team (photo by M. Emelianova)

Top Czech player David Navara has scored 2.0/2 for his team. Today he beat Iceland’s GM Hannes Stefansson with a nice finish:

David Navara - Hannes Stefansson (annotated by GM Elshan Moradiabadi)

[Event "42nd Olympiad Baku 2016 Open"] [Site "Baku"] [Date "2016.09.03"] [Round "2.17"] [White "Navara, David"] [Black "Stefansson, Hannes"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "E48"] [WhiteElo "2742"] [BlackElo "2574"] [Annotator "GM Elshan Moradiabadi"] [PlyCount "63"] [EventDate "2016.??.??"] [EventCountry "AZE"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [WhiteTeam "Czech Republic"] [BlackTeam "Iceland"] [WhiteTeamCountry "CZE"] [BlackTeamCountry "ISL"] [TimeControl "40/5400+30:1800+30"] 1. d4 {(0s) Today, we have another fine game from the uncompromising, smart, and creative Czech Super-GM, David Navara.} Nf6 {(0s)} 2. c4 {(0s)} e6 {(0s)} 3. Nc3 {(0s)} Bb4 {(21s)} 4. e3 {(0s)} O-O {(33s)} 5. Bd3 {(0s)} d5 {(65s)} 6. cxd5 {(41s)} exd5 {(20s)} 7. Nge2 {(12s) Not long ago this year, Navara lost a crucial game in European championship to Inarkiev, in the very same line.} Re8 {(498s)} 8. O-O {(12s)} Bd6 {( 191s)} (8... Bf8 {was Inarkiev's choice, and we will not get to see Navara's improvement is...at least this time!} 9. Bd2 b6 10. Nf4 Bb7 11. Qf3 a6 12. Rad1 Ra7 13. Bc2 c5 14. dxc5 bxc5 15. Qh3 g6 16. Nce2 Bc6 17. Bc3 Nbd7 18. Bb3 Qa8 19. g4 Ne5 20. g5 d4 21. f3 dxc3 22. gxf6 c4 23. Bc2 Nxf3+ 24. Kf2 cxb2 25. Qg3 Qb8 26. Nc3 Ne5 27. h4 Rd7 28. h5 Qd8 29. hxg6 fxg6 30. Rxd7 Qxd7 31. Kg1 Kf7 32. Ne4 Bh6 33. Qh4 Bxe4 34. Bxe4 Qg4+ 35. Qxg4 Nxg4 36. Bd5+ Kxf6 37. Nxg6+ Kg5 {0-1 (37) Navara,D (2735)-Inarkiev,E (2686) Gjakova 2016}) 9. Bd2 {(11s)} a6 {(247s)} 10. Rc1 {(335s)} b6 {(347s) Stefansson, follows Inarkiev's idea, with the difference of having his bishop on d6.} 11. Ng3 $1 {(304s)} c5 {(256s)} 12. Bb1 {(779s) Now it is clear why the bishop is better on f8: in case of Nf5, the bishop on d6 will not be under attack and Black can parry any attack on the kingside by means of g6.} Be6 { (348s)} 13. dxc5 {(695s)} Bxc5 {(364s)} 14. Nce2 {(668s) This is not one of those 'isolated' d-pawns. Black's pieces are not correctly placed and his a6-b6 pawns moves are just permanent weaknesses.} Nbd7 {(143s)} 15. Bc3 { (33 s)} Bd6 {(350s)} 16. Nd4 {(605s)} Rc8 {(223s)} 17. Qe2 {(684s)} b5 {(165s)} 18. Nxe6 {(90s)} fxe6 {( 39s)} 19. e4 {(9s)} Bf4 $6 {(363s) There is no need for this provocative move. Be5 directly could help Black neutralize White's edge.} (19... Be5) 20. Rce1 {(453s)} Be5 {(54s)} 21. Bxe5 {(27s)} Nxe5 {(6s)} 22. f4 $1 {(85s) The key! Now White has all of his pieces mobalized for a kingside attack. The bishop on b1 will turn into a monster very soon.} Qb6+ $2 {(53s) This just makes things worse.} 23. Kh1 {(14s)} Ng6 {(176s)} 24. e5 { (135s)} Nd7 {(6s)} 25. Qh5 {(420s)} Ndf8 {( 127s)} 26. f5 {(8s) It is all over now} exf5 {(18s)} 27. Nxf5 {(9s)} Rcd8 {(645s)} 28. Nd6 {(99s)} Re6 {(53s) } 29. Qf3 {(175s)} Nxe5 {(137s)} 30. Rxe5 $1 {(15s) An elegant finish!} Qxd6 { (14s)} 31. Qf7+ {(19s)} Kh8 {(5s)} 32. Rxd5 $1 {(10s) A crushing victory for Navara. Although, we should admit that Stefansson did really make only one mistake, nevertheless it was enough for Navara to wrap up the game convincingly. With this win, Navara sealed the deal in Czech's favor 3-1 against Iceland!} 1-0

India has also been undefeated, and unthreatened, and will face the second Azerbaijani team in round three. GM Vidit Gujrathi, playing on board two, has scored 2.0/2 for his team. (photo by David Llada)

The Jamaican team salute in honor of their greatest athlete, Usain Bolt. (photo by Paul Truong)

The Women’s competition seemed to start much as predicted, with the top four teams, China, Ukraine, Russia, and Georgia, slaughtering their lower-rated rivals… at least that was the understandable expectation, but not everything went according to script.

China did indeed defeat Montenegro with little difficulty and maintains its perfect score. Hou Yifan has still not been asked to play and with the huge ratings advantage, nor was there any need. (photo by Paul Truong)

Team Ukraine also has little trouble defeating Moldova, and GM Natalia Zhukova scored her second win. Things promise to seriously heat up in round three though when they face Team USA. (photo by David Llada)

It was a fairly disappointing showing by the American women in round two, when they barely escaped a dreaded draw with Norway. US Champion IM Nazi Paikidze scored the team’s only win, winning the match by the narrowest of margins. (photo by David Llada)

To be fair, it was not only a matter of lackluster play by the American players, as the Norwegian ladies showed moments of extreme inspiration. Take a look at how Irina Krush’s rival avoided a loss with a shot that drew exclamations of admiration from even the American team’s captain: GM Seirawan.

Irina Krush - Sheila Barth Sahl

Still, close calls are just that: moments of nerves and cold sweat. One team saw the unbelieveable happen to them in a moment of utter disbelief.

GM Bela Khotenashvili (2463) was board two for Georgia (photo by David Llada), facing a vastly lower-rated WIM Jan Jodylin Fronda (2128) from the Philippines and had managed to build a positionally won rook endgame. What happened was the stuff of nightmares, and in one move she threw it away for a drawn pawn endgame. Then, exactly one move later she made a fatal blunder in that drawn pawn endgame, and suddenly she was lost, and never recovered.

Jan Jodylin Fronda - Bela Khotenashvili

[Event "42nd Olympiad Baku 2016 Women"] [Site "Baku"] [Date "2016.09.03"] [Round "2.18"] [White "Fronda, Jan Jodilyn"] [Black "Khotenashvili, Bela"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "C45"] [WhiteElo "2128"] [BlackElo "2463"] [PlyCount "93"] [EventDate "2016.??.??"] [EventCountry "AZE"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [WhiteTeam "Philippines"] [BlackTeam "Georgia"] [WhiteTeamCountry "PHI"] [BlackTeamCountry "GEO"] [TimeControl "40/5400+30:1800+30"] 1. e4 {(00:07)} e5 {(00:00)} 2. Nf3 {(00:05)} Nc6 {(00:00)} 3. d4 {(01:45)} exd4 {(00:00)} 4. Nxd4 {( 00:05)} Bc5 {(00:02)} 5. Nxc6 {(01:16)} Qf6 {(02:33)} 6. Qf3 {(02:47)} bxc6 {(02:12)} 7. Nd2 {(02:41)} Qxf3 {(01:32)} 8. gxf3 { (00:09)} a5 {(00:54)} 9. Nb3 {( 03:29)} Bb6 {(00:26)} 10. a4 {(00:10)} Ne7 { (02:17)} 11. Be2 {(18:35)} d6 {(05:49)} 12. Be3 {(02:27)} Be6 {( 14:15)} 13. Nd4 {(06:45)} Bd7 {(02:53)} 14. O-O {(09:31)} f5 {(08:32)} 15. Rfd1 {(03:20)} Rf8 {(02:50)} 16. exf5 {(07:47)} Bxf5 {(02:12)} 17. Bg5 {(02:48)} Bxd4 { ( 07:23)} 18. Rxd4 {(00:06)} h6 {(06:55)} 19. Bxe7 {(14:56)} Kxe7 {(00:01)} 20. Re1 {(00:46)} Kd7 {(02:19)} 21. Bd3 {(00:13)} Bxd3 {(09:23)} 22. Rxd3 {(00:07)} Rae8 {( 00:19)} 23. Rde3 {(02:45)} Rxe3 {(00:22)} 24. Rxe3 {(00:05)} Rf4 { (04:23)} 25. b3 {(03:11)} c5 {(02:21)} 26. Kg2 {[#] (00:29)} c4 {(01:51)} ({ After} 26... d5 $1 {Black would slowly advance and win the game. White is practically without any counterplay whatsoever here. This move also denies White Re4 as in the game.}) 27. Kg3 {(01:07)} g5 {(02:30)} 28. Re4 {(03:46)} cxb3 {(00:20)} 29. cxb3 {(00:04)} d5 $2 {(06:03) Allowing White to transpose into a drawn endgame, however it is Black who needs to be careful now.} (29... Rf8 {would still allow Black to keep an advantage and try to milk the position for a win.} 30. f4 d5 $1) 30. Rxf4 $1 {(05:30)} gxf4+ {(00:01)} 31. Kxf4 { [#] (00:07)} Ke6 $4 {(00:15) This catastrophic blunder now throws away even the draw, and now Black is plain lost.} ({Both} 31... c5 {or 31...Kd6 would have maintained the draw.}) 32. b4 $3 {(01:34) This superb shot is probably what Black missed, or else completely underestimated.} axb4 {(00:20)} 33. Ke3 { (00:04) Entering the square.} b3 {(07:07)} 34. Kd2 {(00:34)} c5 {(02:39)} 35. a5 {(00:11) White saw her opportunity and makes no mistakes.} Kd7 {(01:00)} 36. Kc3 {( 00:51)} c4 {(00:12)} 37. a6 {(00:36)} d4+ {(02:00)} ({The point is that after a move such as} 37... Kc7 {White pushes her second passed pawn.} 38. f4 $1) 38. Kb2 {(00:07)} Kc7 {(01:53)} 39. f4 {(00:04)} Kb6 {( 00:46)} 40. f5 { (00:00)} Kxa6 {(00:00)} 41. f6 {(00:09)} Kb5 {(01:37)} 42. f7 {(00:06)} Ka4 { (00:10)} 43. f8=Q {(00:11)} c3+ {(00:12)} 44. Kb1 {(03:26)} d3 {(07:16)} 45. Qa8+ {(00:39)} Kb4 {(00:35)} 46. Qe4+ {(00:06)} Ka3 {(00:21)} 47. Qxd3 {(00:22) } 1-0

Unfortunately, Georgia’s woes did not end there. While first board GM Dzagnidze (2522) also failed to score, splitting the point with WIM Janelle Frayna (2281), IM Salome Melia (above - photo by David Llada), rated 2419, also lost to Filipino WIM Catherine Secopito (2119) sealing their fate for one of the biggest upsets ever in the Women’s Olympiad.

The Philippinnes's Women's Team scored a truly historic win (photo by Paul Truong)

Ava San Nicolas, playing for Guam, is undoubtedly one of the youngest players in Baku (photo by L. Afanidiyeva)

The girls from Guyana have decided they will stand out one way or the other. Here is Jessica Clementson with a decidedly bright outlook. (photo by David Llada)

She is not alone as can be attested by Maria Varona Thomas... (photo by David Llada)

The Entertainment Area

Photos by Eteri Kublashvili

The spacious entertainment area contains a variety of things to see, enjoy, and buy

Fine handcrafted work with a distinct chess theme

For the players who came with their families, there are areas where the children are taken care of and have activities to keep them busy

These lovely handmade chocolates may not be cheap, but they definitely look delicious

There is also an assortment of delicacies in tribute to the Chess Olympiad!

Round two games (with times per move)

Select games from the list below the board

Open section (top pairings)

Bo.
1
Russia (RUS)
Rtg
-
62
Turkmenistan (TKM)
Rtg
4:0
1.1
GM
Karjakin, Sergey
2769
-
GM
Atabayev, Maksat
2485
1-0
1.2
GM
Kramnik, Vladimir
2808
-
IM
Atabayev, Yusup
2453
1-0
1.3
GM
Nepomniachtchi, Ian
2740
-
FM
Atabayev, Saparmyrat
2406
1-0
1.4
GM
Grischuk, Alexander
2754
-
GM
Odeev, Handszar
2401
1-0
Bo.
63
Scotland (SCO)
Rtg
-
2
United States of America (USA)
Rtg
½:3½
2.1
IM
Greet, Andrew N
2455
-
GM
Caruana, Fabiano
2808
0-1
2.2
GM
Shaw, John
2454
-
GM
Nakamura, Hikaru
2789
0-1
2.3
GM
McNab, Colin A
2434
-
GM
Shankland, Samuel L
2679
½-½
2.4
FM
Gourlay, Iain
2393
-
GM
Robson, Ray
2674
0-1
Bo.
3
China (CHN)
Rtg
-
64
Belgium (BEL)
Rtg
3½:½
3.1
GM
Wang, Yue
2737
-
GM
Winants, Luc
2558
1-0
3.2
GM
Yu, Yangyi
2725
-
IM
Vandenbussche, Thibaut
2401
1-0
3.3
GM
Li, Chao b
2746
-
IM
Soors, Stef
2398
1-0
3.4
GM
Wei, Yi
2717
-
FM
Capone, Nicola
2373
½-½
Bo.
65
FYROM (MKD)
Rtg
-
4
Azerbaijan 1 (AZE)
Rtg
0:4
4.1
GM
Nedev, Trajko
2484
-
GM
Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar
2761
0-1
4.2
IM
Pancevski, Filip
2503
-
GM
Radjabov, Teimour
2722
0-1
4.3
GM
Colovic, Aleksandar
2432
-
GM
Mamedov, Rauf
2666
0-1
4.4
FM
Nikolovski, Nikola
2265
-
GM
Naiditsch, Arkadij
2696
0-1
Bo.
66
Albania (ALB)
Rtg
-
5
Ukraine (UKR)
Rtg
½:3½
5.1
GM
Dervishi, Erald
2564
-
GM
Eljanov, Pavel
2739
0-1
5.2
IM
Mehmeti, Dritan
2415
-
GM
Kryvoruchko, Yuriy
2693
½-½
5.3
 
Pasko, Llambi
2316
-
GM
Korobov, Anton
2675
0-1
5.4
FM
Ashiku, Franc
2322
-
GM
Volokitin, Andrei
2647
0-1
Bo.
67
Indonesia (INA)
Rtg
-
6
England (ENG)
Rtg
1½:2½
6.1
IM
Ali, Muhammad Lutfi
2411
-
GM
Adams, Michael
2738
½-½
6.2
 
Taher, Yoseph Theolifus
2321
-
GM
Howell, David W L
2665
0-1
6.3
IM
Sadikin The, Irwanto
2327
-
GM
McShane, Luke J
2671
1-0
6.4
FM
Pasaribu, Ivan Maxmillian Putra
1860
-
GM
Short, Nigel D
2666
0-1
Bo.
7
Poland (POL)
Rtg
-
68
United Arab Emirates (UAE)
Rtg
4:0
7.1
GM
Wojtaszek, Radoslaw
2736
-
GM
Salem, A.R. Saleh
2628
1-0
7.2
GM
Duda, Jan-Krzysztof
2675
-
IM
Omar, Noaman
2377
1-0
7.3
GM
Bartel, Mateusz
2646
-
FM
Saeed, Ishaq
2310
1-0
7.4
GM
Swiercz, Dariusz
2639
-
FM
AlHuwar, Jasem
2291
1-0
Bo.
69
Ireland (IRL)
Rtg
-
8
France (FRA)
Rtg
½:3½
8.1
GM
Baburin, Alexander
2487
-
GM
Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime
2813
½-½
8.2
FM
Jessel, Stephen
2367
-
GM
Maze, Sebastien
2617
0-1
8.3
IM
Heidenfeld, Mark
2366
-
GM
Edouard, Romain
2635
0-1
8.4
FM
Daly, Colm
2328
-
GM
Bauer, Christian
2623
0-1
Bo.
9
India (IND)
Rtg
-
70
Costa Rica (CRC)
Rtg
4:0
9.1
GM
Adhiban, B.
2671
-
IM
Minero Pineda, Sergio
2391
1-0
9.2
GM
Vidit, Santosh Gujrathi
2669
-
GM
Gonzalez Acosta, Bernal
2481
1-0
9.3
GM
Sethuraman, S.P.
2640
-
IM
Valdes Romero, Leonardo
2387
1-0
9.4
GM
Karthikeyan, Murali
2527
-
IM
Murillo Tsijli, Alexis
2272
1-0
Bo.
11
Netherlands (NED)
Rtg
-
72
ICCD (ICCD)
Rtg
4:0
10.1
GM
Giri, Anish
2755
-
GM
Gruenfeld, Yehuda
2451
1-0
10.2
GM
Van Wely, Loek
2674
-
IM
Collutiis, Duilio
2441
1-0
10.3
GM
Van Kampen, Robin
2640
-
FM
Bozinovic, Bogdan
2219
1-0
10.4
GM
Bok, Benjamin
2592
-
IM
Klasan, Vladimir
2401
1-0
Bo.
73
Uruguay (URU)
Rtg
-
16
Israel (ISR)
Rtg
½:3½
11.1
GM
Rodriguez Vila, Andres
2453
-
GM
Rodshtein, Maxim
2687
0-1
11.2
IM
Roselli Mailhe, Bernardo
2434
-
GM
Nabaty, Tamir
2630
0-1
11.3
IM
Rodi, Luis Ernesto
2340
-
GM
Roiz, Michael
2605
½-½
11.4
FM
Larrea, Manuel
2279
-
GM
Baron, Tal
2553
0-1
Bo.
23
Belarus (BLR)
Rtg
-
76
Azerbaijan 3 (AZE3)
Rtg
3½:½
12.1
GM
Zhigalko, Sergei
2652
-
FM
Asadli, Vugar
2406
1-0
12.2
GM
Zhigalko, Andrey
2591
-
FM
Bashirli, Nail
2387
½-½
12.3
GM
Stupak, Kirill
2561
-
FM
Gadimbayli, Abdulla
2294
1-0
12.4
GM
Aleksandrov, Aleksej
2547
-
FM
Muradli, Mahammad
2331
1-0
Bo.
25
Canada (CAN)
Rtg
-
77
Tajikistan (TJK)
Rtg
4:0
13.1
GM
Kovalyov, Anton
2617
-
GM
Amonatov, Farrukh
2610
1-0
13.2
GM
Lesiege, Alexandre
2512
-
IM
Khusenkhojaev, Muhammad
2436
1-0
13.3
GM
Hansen, Eric
2582
-
 
Khusenkhojaev, Mustafokhuja
2212
1-0
13.4
IM
Krnan, Tomas
2430
-
 
Kabilov, Amin
2150
1-0
Bo.
29
Slovenia (SLO)
Rtg
-
78
Kyrgyzstan (KGZ)
Rtg
3½:½
14.1
GM
Beliavsky, Alexander G
2602
-
IM
Abdyjapar, Asyl
2390
1-0
14.2
GM
Lenic, Luka
2622
-
IM
Markov, Mikhail
2433
½-½
14.3
GM
Borisek, Jure
2558
-
IM
Tologontegin, Semetey
2350
1-0
14.4
GM
Sebenik, Matej
2526
-
 
Taalaibekov, Tagir
2223
1-0
Bo.
79
South Africa (RSA)
Rtg
-
30
Romania (ROU)
Rtg
½:3½
15.1
GM
Solomon, Kenny
2371
-
GM
Parligras, Mircea-Emilian
2595
0-1
15.2
IM
Cawdery, Daniel
2416
-
IM
Deac, Bogdan-Daniel
2524
0-1
15.3
IM
Kobese, Watu
2350
-
GM
Marin, Mihail
2572
½-½
15.4
IM
Van den Heever, Donovan
2247
-
GM
Jianu, Vlad-Cristian
2554
0-1
Bo.
31
Uzbekistan (UZB)
Rtg
-
80
Dominican Republic (DOM)
Rtg
4:0
16.1
GM
Kasimdzhanov, Rustam
2696
-
IM
Munoz Santana, Jose Lisandro
2439
1-0
16.2
GM
Vakhidov, Jahongir
2583
-
IM
Pinal Borges, Nelson
2320
1-0
16.3
GM
Filippov, Anton
2582
-
IM
Dominguez, Jose Manuel
2273
1-0
16.4
 
Yakubboev, Nodirbek
2431
-
FM
Abreu Jean, Carlos Paul
2326
1-0
Bo.
33
Brazil (BRA)
Rtg
-
81
Algeria (ALG)
Rtg
2½:1½
17.1
GM
Fier, Alexandr
2634
-
IM
Arab, Adlane
2493
½-½
17.2
GM
Leitao, Rafael
2616
-
FM
Oussedik, Mahfoud
2280
½-½
17.3
GM
El Debs, Felipe de Cresce
2523
-
IM
Belouadah, Saad
2340
1-0
17.4
IM
Di Berardino, Diego Rafael
2499
-
FM
Bengherabi, Khalil
2241
½-½
Bo.
82
Ecuador (ECU)
Rtg
-
34
Peru (PER)
Rtg
½:3½
18.1
GM
Matamoros Franco, Carlos S.
2488
-
GM
Cordova, Emilio
2638
0-1
18.2
IM
Barros Rivadeneira, Cristhian
2351
-
IM
Vera Siguenas, Deivy
2499
0-1
18.3
IM
Macias Murillo, Bryan
2276
-
GM
Cruz, Cristhian
2519
½-½
18.4
IM
Pazos Gambarrotti, Plinio
2239
-
 
Fernandez, Fernando
2410
0-1
Bo.
35
Moldova (MDA)
Rtg
-
83
Zambia (ZAM)
Rtg
3½:½
19.1
GM
Bologan, Victor
2648
-
IM
Kayonde, Andrew
2422
1-0
19.2
GM
Svetushkin, Dmitry
2543
-
IM
Phiri, Richmond
2342
½-½
19.3
IM
Hamitevici, Vladimir
2489
-
IM
Mwali, Chitumbo
2335
1-0
19.4
IM
Vedmediuc, Serghei
2437
-
IM
Chumfwa, Kelvin
2240
1-0

Women's section (top pairings)

Bo.
42
Montenegro (MNE)
Rtg
-
1
China (CHN)
Rtg
0:4
1.1
WIM
Milovic, Aleksandra
2252
-
GM
Ju, Wenjun
2583
0-1
1.2
WIM
Blagojevic, Tijana
2223
-
GM
Zhao, Xue
2522
0-1
1.3
WIM
Stojanovic, Marija R
2127
-
WGM
Tan, Zhongyi
2475
0-1
1.4
WFM
Krpovic, Natasa
2073
-
IM
Guo, Qi
2417
0-1
Bo.
2
Ukraine (UKR)
Rtg
-
44
Moldova (MDA)
Rtg
3½:½
2.1
GM
Muzychuk, Anna
2550
-
WIM
Baciu, Diana
2279
½-½
2.2
GM
Zhukova, Natalia
2475
-
IM
Petrenko, Svetlana
2176
1-0
2.3
GM
Ushenina, Anna
2457
-
WFM
Hincu, Olga
2125
1-0
2.4
IM
Gaponenko, Inna
2416
-
WGM
Partac, Elena
2086
1-0
Bo.
45
Ecuador (ECU)
Rtg
-
3
Russia (RUS)
Rtg
0:4
3.1
IM
Fierro Baquero, Martha L.
2369
-
GM
Gunina, Valentina
2520
0-1
3.2
WGM
Heredia Serrano, Carla
2075
-
WGM
Goryachkina, Aleksandra
2475
0-1
3.3
WIM
Moncayo Romero, Evelyn
2046
-
WGM
Pogonina, Natalija
2484
0-1
3.4
WFM
Bosch Garcia, Jacqueline
2011
-
WGM
Girya, Olga
2452
0-1
Bo.
16
Azerbaijan 1 (AZE)
Rtg
-
57
Mexico (MEX)
Rtg
2½:1½
4.1
WGM
Mamedjarova, Zeinab
2295
-
WIM
Real Pereyra, Diana Carime
2136
0-1
4.2
WGM
Mammadzada, Gunay
2361
-
WIM
Guerrero Rodriguez, Alejandra
2043
1-0
4.3
WFM
Hojjatova, Aydan
2339
-
WIM
Fuentes Godoy, Lilia Ivonne
2142
1-0
4.4
WGM
Kazimova, Narmin
2302
-
WIM
Garcia Morales, Ivette Ale
2006
½-½
Bo.
4
Georgia (GEO)
Rtg
-
46
Philippines (PHI)
Rtg
1½:2½
5.1
GM
Dzagnidze, Nana
2522
-
WIM
Frayna, Janelle Mae
2281
½-½
5.2
GM
Khotenashvili, Bela
2463
-
WIM
Fronda, Jan Jodilyn
2128
0-1
5.3
IM
Batsiashvili, Nino
2474
-
 
Bernales, Christy Lamiel
2065
1-0
5.4
IM
Melia, Salome
2419
-
WIM
Secopito, Catherine
2119
0-1
Bo.
47
Brazil (BRA)
Rtg
-
5
India (IND)
Rtg
1:3
6.1
WIM
Terao, Juliana Sayumi
2268
-
GM
Harika, Dronavalli
2542
1-0
6.2
WFM
Alboredo, Julia
2135
-
IM
Tania, Sachdev
2402
0-1
6.3
WFM
Chang, Suzana
2093
-
WGM
Soumya, Swaminathan
2379
0-1
6.4
 
Librelato, Kathie Goulart
2079
-
WIM
Pratyusha, Bodda
2287
0-1
Bo.
6
United States of America (USA)
Rtg
-
48
Norway (NOR)
Rtg
2½:1½
7.1
GM
Krush, Irina
2444
-
WIM
Sahl, Sheila Barth
2181
½-½
7.2
IM
Paikidze, Nazi
2366
-
WGM
Dolzhikova, Olga
2167
1-0
7.3
IM
Zatonskih, Anna
2449
-
WIM
Hagesather, Ellen
2139
½-½
7.4
WGM
Nemcova, Katerina
2365
-
 
Machlik, Edit
2056
½-½
Bo.
49
Bosnia & Herzegovina (BIH)
Rtg
-
7
Poland (POL)
Rtg
½:3½
8.1
WGM
Dimitrijevic, Aleksandra
2254
-
GM
Socko, Monika
2437
½-½
8.2
WIM
Boric, Elena
2216
-
WGM
Szczepkowska-Horowska, Karina
2409
0-1
8.3
WFM
Jacimovic, Sara
1992
-
WGM
Kulon, Klaudia
2346
0-1
8.4
 
Mahmutbegovic, Nadina
1908
-
WIM
Wozniak, Mariola
2246
0-1
Bo.
8
Hungary (HUN)
Rtg
-
50
Venezuela (VEN)
Rtg
3½:½
9.1
GM
Hoang, Thanh Trang
2467
-
IM
Sanchez Castillo, Sarai Carolina
2182
1-0
9.2
WGM
Papp, Petra
2336
-
WIM
Montilla Reyes, Jorcerys
2194
½-½
9.3
WGM
Gara, Ticia
2379
-
WIM
Varela La Madrid, Tilsia Carolina
2035
1-0
9.4
IM
Gara, Anita
2355
-
WIM
Ubaldo Suarez, Maria Gisela
2062
1-0
Bo.
51
Denmark (DEN)
Rtg
-
9
Bulgaria (BUL)
Rtg
2:2
10.1
WIM
Vovk, Oksana
2204
-
GM
Stefanova, Antoaneta
2515
0-1
10.2
WFM
Guindy, Esmat
2149
-
IM
Videnova, Iva
2386
1-0
10.3
WFM
Fredericia, Louise
2117
-
WGM
Nikolova, Adriana
2358
1-0
10.4
 
Kakulidis, Ellen
1928
-
WIM
Raeva, Elitsa
2232
0-1
Bo.
10
Germany (GER)
Rtg
-
52
Turkmenistan (TKM)
Rtg
3½:½
11.1
IM
Paehtz, Elisabeth
2474
-
WGM
Geldiyeva, Mahri
2285
1-0
11.2
WGM
Levushkina, Elena
2342
-
WFM
Ovezdurdiyeva, Jemal
2031
½-½
11.3
WGM
Lubbe, Melanie
2324
-
WFM
Atabayeva, Gozel
2021
1-0
11.4
WIM
Fuchs, Judith
2287
-
 
Velieva, Hurma
1994
1-0
Bo.
53
Egypt (EGY)
Rtg
-
11
Romania (ROU)
Rtg
1:3
12.1
WGM
Mona, Khaled
2175
-
IM
Peptan, Corina-Isabela
2394
0-1
12.2
WGM
Wafa, Shrook
2106
-
IM
Foisor, Cristina-Adela
2353
0-1
12.3
WIM
Wafa, Shahenda
2113
-
IM
Bulmaga, Irina
2395
½-½
12.4
WIM
Sherif, Amina
2028
-
WIM
Dragomirescu, Angela
2227
½-½
Bo.
12
Lithuania (LTU)
Rtg
-
54
Australia (AUS)
Rtg
4:0
13.1
IM
Daulyte, Deimante
2421
-
WIM
Richards, Heather S
2199
1-0
13.2
WIM
Zaksaite, Salomeja
2298
-
WFM
Nguyen, Thu Giang
2119
1-0
13.3
WFM
Batyte, Daiva
2189
-
WIM
Guo, Emma
2035
1-0
13.4
WFM
Domarkaite, Laima
2161
-
WIM
Dekic, Biljana N
2064
1-0
Bo.
55
Singapore (SIN)
Rtg
-
13
Iran (IRI)
Rtg
1:3
14.1
IM
Li, Ruofan
2353
-
IM
Khademalsharieh, Sarasadat
2429
½-½
14.2
WIM
Gong, Qianyun
2262
-
WGM
Pourkashiyan, Atousa
2335
½-½
14.3
 
Tin, Ruiqi
1892
-
WIM
Hakimifard, Ghazal
2308
0-1
14.4
 
Hng, Mei-En Emmanuelle
1883
-
 
Alavi, Homa
1997
0-1
Bo.
14
Spain (ESP)
Rtg
-
56
Estonia (EST)
Rtg
2:2
15.1
IM
Vega Gutierrez, Sabrina
2411
-
WIM
Narva, Mai
2238
1-0
15.2
IM
Matnadze, Ana
2383
-
WIM
Tsiganova, Monika
2095
1-0
15.3
WIM
Collazo Hidalgo-Gato, Niala
2268
-
 
Olde, Margareth
2003
0-1
15.4
WIM
Aranaz Murillo, Amalia
2279
-
WCM
Narva, Triin
2023
0-1
Bo.
58
Azerbaijan 3 (AZE3)
Rtg
-
17
Turkey (TUR)
Rtg
1½:2½
16.1
WIM
Mammadova, Narmin
2230
-
IM
Atalik, Ekaterina
2422
½-½
16.2
WFM
Balajayeva, Khanim
2147
-
WGM
Yildiz, Betul Cemre
2369
½-½
16.3
WCM
Beydullayeva, Govhar
1994
-
WGM
Ozturk, Kubra
2277
½-½
16.4
WCM
Allahverdiyeva, Ayan
1780
-
WIM
Topel, Zehra
2156
0-1
Bo.
18
Israel (ISR)
Rtg
-
59
Bolivia (BOL)
Rtg
3:1
17.1
WIM
Shvayger, Yuliya
2408
-
WFM
Ramirez, Maria Eugenia
2104
1-0
17.2
WIM
Efroimski, Marsel
2322
-
WIM
Monroy G., Nataly A.
2105
0-1
17.3
WIM
Gutmakher, Olga
2216
-
WIM
Cordero, Daniela
1954
1-0
17.4
 
Lahav, Michal
2054
-
WIM
Estrada, Lucia
1941
1-0
Bo.
60
Bangladesh (BAN)
Rtg
-
19
Vietnam (VIE)
Rtg
1:3
18.1
WIM
Shamima, Akter Liza
2129
-
IM
Pham, Le Thao Nguyen
2338
0-1
18.2
WFM
Sultana, Sharmin Shirin
2002
-
WGM
Hoang, Thi Bao Tram
2325
1-0
18.3
WFM
Khan, Nazrana
1965
-
WGM
Nguyen, Thi Mai Hung
2316
0-1
18.4
WIM
Hamid, Rani
1993
-
WGM
Nguyen, Thi Thanh An
2249
0-1
Bo.
20
Italy (ITA)
Rtg
-
61
Iceland (ISL)
Rtg
4:0
19.1
IM
Zimina, Olga
2389
-
WGM
Ptacnikova, Lenka
2159
1-0
19.2
FM
Brunello, Marina
2376
-
WFM
Thorsteinsdottir, Gudlaug
2046
1-0
19.3
WFM
Movileanu, Daniela
2268
-
 
Thorsteinsdottir, Hallgerdur
2015
1-0
19.4
WFM
Di Benedetto, Desiree
2183
-
 
Hauksdottir, Hrund
1793
1-0

Olympiad schedule

Date Time Event, function
1 September 18:30/20:30 Arrival, Opening, Captains meeting
2 September 10:00/15:00 Arbiters meeting/Round 1
3 September 15:00 Round 2
4 September 15:00 Round 3
5 September 15:00 Round 4
6 September 15:00/22:00 Round 5/Bermuda Party
7 September   Day Off
8 September 15:00 Round 6
9 September 15:00 Round 7
10 September 15:00 Round 8
11 September 15:00 Round 9
12 September 15:00 Round 10
13 September 11:00/19:30 Round 11/Closing Ceremony
14 September All day Departure day

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X iLeon aka DMG X iLeon aka DMG 9/4/2016 06:16
Wow, Magnus plays 1.e3 and what does his opponent do at this lovely chance? He throws it away with lame moves. This is fear! 1...e5 is surely the only move to challenge white's choice! Really enjoyed the drama in McNab Shankland by the way!
Pionki Pionki 9/4/2016 08:19
Por fin han llegado tiempos cuando las jugadores femeninas no solamente son buenas en ajedrez pero también bellas y de mucho color.
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