2016 Baku Rd5: A day of brilliancies

by Albert Silver
9/7/2016 – The fifth round shows the Olympiad in Baku now in full swing, and lopsided pairings are now mostly a thing of the past. In the Open section, Ukraine continued their fantastic run, and after their great win over Russia, they now beat the Chinese, and remain unbeaten. Joining them is the Netherlands, who won against Belarus, followed by India who soundly defeated the Azeri team. In the Women’s section, only Russia and Ukraine remain unblemished. Still, what really stood out was the inordinate number of spectacular games, analyzed for your pleasure.

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2016 Baku Olympiad

All games start at 3 p.m. local time = 1 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 five

It was a true feast for the chess lovers with great matches, great moments and great games. While the games chosen all have special moments, you are invited to try your hand at them and see if your creativity and skill can match those of the players.

The Russians have been on the comeback trail, and while they won in round five and well, they still depend on their rivals to slip. Sergey Karjakin has been impeccable though and is 3.5/4 on board one. (photo by David Llada)

The biggest match of the day was Azerbaijan against India. Both teams had played gret, and both had superstars in their midst. It was India's day as Pentala Harikrishna defeated Shakhriyar Mamedyarov on board one with black. Vidit Santosh Gujrathi also won, making it 3-1 for India. Please note that Vidit is on 5.0/5! (photo by M. Emelianova)

The Chinese have been trying to keep up that magic that brought them gold in 2014, notably thanks to the incredible performance by this man, Ding Liren. Unfortunately, it was not enough, as they fell to Ukraine in round five. (photo by M. Emelianova)

This man, Yuriy Kryvoruchko, defeated Yu Yangyi and secured victory for his team. (photo by David Llada)

Holland also continued its amazing performance, beating Belarus in round five. The key game was Benajmin Bok's absolutely mind-boggling win over Kirill Stupak. (photo by E. Kublashvili)

Kirill Stupak - Benjamin Bok (analyzed by GM Elshan Morodiabadi)

[Event "42nd Olympiad Baku 2016 Open"] [Site "Baku"] [Date "2016.09.06"] [Round "5.8"] [White "Stupak, Kirill"] [Black "Bok, Benjamin"] [Result "0-1"] [ECO "D43"] [WhiteElo "2561"] [BlackElo "2592"] [Annotator "GM Elshan Moradiabadi"] [PlyCount "70"] [EventDate "2016.??.??"] [EventType "team-tourn"] [EventCountry "AZE"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [WhiteTeam "Belarus"] [BlackTeam "Netherlands"] [WhiteTeamCountry "BLR"] [BlackTeamCountry "NED"] [TimeControl "40/5400+30:1800+30"] {Bok puts Netherlands on top of the table with this fine victory with black.} 1. d4 {(0s)} Nf6 {(0s)} 2. c4 {(0s)} e6 {(0s)} 3. Nf3 {(96s)} d5 {(0s) } 4. Nc3 {(147s)} c6 {(0s)} 5. Bg5 {(2s)} h6 {(4s)} 6. Bxf6 {(2s) Stupak has no interest in a theoretical duel in the 'Moscow variation'.} Qxf6 {(7s)} 7. e3 {(3s)} g6 {(31s)} 8. e4 $5 {(7s) A very rare choice and an odd continuation.} dxe4 {(318s)} 9. Nxe4 {(2s)} Bb4+ {(8s)} 10. Ke2 {(1s) The computers cry that this is a bad move but the idea of taking his majesty to the battlefield dates back to the time of Steinintz when he used to, sometimes, opt for 1.e4 e5 2.f4 ef4 3. d4?! Qh4+ 4.Ke2 !!} Qg7 {(8s)} 11. c5 {(132s) Stupak cuts off this bishop and his entire plan revolves around keeping the bishop on c8 out of the game.} O-O {(15s)} 12. Qa4 {(783s)} Na6 {( 75s)} 13. Ke3 $2 {(183s) Stupak plays fast and inaccurately. He is playing with fire. It may seem that he is about to win a piece but in reality he gets his king exposed to numerous threats.} b5 {(185s)} (13... f5 14. Bxa6 fxe4 {looks also very good for black.}) 14. cxb6 {(935s)} axb6 {(90s)} 15. Qxc6 {(26s)} f5 $5 { (943s) Of course! A king hunt is about to begin!} 16. Qxa8 {(637s)} Nc7 { (2007s)} 17. Nf6+ {(19s)} Qxf6 {(5s)} 18. Qc6 {(1119s)} Nd5+ {(485s)} 19. Ke2 { (40s)} Rd8 {(684s) None of White's pieces can protect his king while all of Black's pieces are active. That all happened with the mere material investment of an exchange and a pawn!} 20. g3 {(961s)} Bc5 $1 {(610s) Brilliant play by Bok! } 21. Qa4 {(58s)} (21. dxc5 Qxb2+ {wins on the spot.}) (21. Bg2 Ba6+ 22. Ke1 Nb4 { This is the idea of Bc5! it frees the b4 square for the knight!}) 21... Nb4 $2 {(36s) This almost lets White escape.} (21... Bxd4 $3 22. Nxd4 (22. Qxd4 Nf4+ 23. gxf4 Rxd4 $19) 22... Nb4 $3 23. Bg2 (23. Rd1 Qe5+ 24. Kd2 Rxd4+ 25. Kc1 Nd3+ $19) (23. Qxb4 Rxd4 24. Qb5 (24. Qxb6 Qe5+ 25. Kf3 Qe4#) 24... Ba6 25. Qxa6 Qe5+ 26. Kf3 Qe4#) 23... Ba6+ 24. Qxa6 Nxa6 $19) 22. Rd1 {(179s)} (22. a3 Ba6+ 23. Ke1 Rxd4 24. Qe8+ Kg7 25. Bxa6 Rd8 26. Qxd8 (26. Qa4 Qxb2 $19 { [#] Ahh you were worried about castling? Forget it! White's king has made way too many moves!}) 26... Nc2+ 27. Kd2 Qxd8+ 28. Kxc2 Qa8 29. Be2 Qe4+ 30. Kd2 Bxf2 $44 {And it is not easy to imagine how Bok was going to win this game.}) 22... Bb7 {( 106s)} 23. Rd2 {(179s)} Ra8 {(441s)} 24. Qd1 {(245s)} Bf8 $2 {(29s) Loss of an important tempo.} (24... Rxa2) (24... e5) 25. a3 { (36s)} e5 {(10s)} 26. axb4 {(280s)} exd4 {(23s)} 27. Qb3+ {(75s)} Kh8 {(13s)} 28. Rd1 $4 {(41s) I have a very hard time understanding this move.} (28. Bg2 { and I do not see how Black is going to prove that he has enough compensation when his material investment has gone from an exchange to a whole rook!}) 28... Re8+ {(59s)} (28... Qe7+ 29. Kd2 Bxf3 30. Qxf3 Qxb4+ {was probably better!}) 29. Kd2 {(16s)} Bxf3 {(25s)} 30. Qxf3 {(33s)} d3 $1 {(1s) Now White's king is exposed again!} 31. Rb1 $4 {(56s)} (31. Kxd3 Qxb2 32. Qc6 Rd8+ 33. Ke3 Rxd1 34. Kf3 {doesn't seem to be losing just yet. Stupak should have kept his faith in his king and had to let him to take care of himself!}) 31... Bxb4+ {(63s) Now Black owns White's king.} 32. Kxd3 {(1s)} Qe6 $1 {(18s) accurate play! This covers all of White's king possible sorties.} 33. Kc2 {(63s) } Rc8+ {(16s)} 34. Qc3+ {(28s)} Bxc3 {(8s)} 35. bxc3 {(1s)} Qc6 {(13s) And finally Bok's attack pays off in this tupsy-turvy game!} 0-1

Norway faced Belgium and won rather easily. It should be noted that the Norwegian team's performance has been rather lackluster thus far, but with Magnus there... anything can happen! (photo by David Llada)

Speaking of fantastic performances. Poland has been fine, and in particular Jan-Krzysztof Duda (center) who has scored an amazing 5.0/5 himself against GM opposition. See his handiwork in round five. It was impressive. (photo by M. Emelianova)

Jan-Krzysztof Duda - Viorel Iordachescu

 

The English had lost a really bad match to Holland in round four, but they bounced back with a powerful win over Vietnam. Whatever ailed them before was quietly swept under the carpet as Gawain Jones played a game reminiscent of the great Tal! (photo by M. Emelianova)

Anh Khoi Nguyen - Gawain Jones (annotated by GM Elshan Moradiabadi)

 

Among the many warriors at the Olympiad, a special shout out must be made to the IBCA, for the blind players who come to compete. FM Stanislav Babarykin (2339) has had a good event so far with 3.0/5 and a 2445 performance. (photo by M. Emelianova)  

Still, the star of the IBCA team so far has been FM Oliver Mueller (2272 FIDE) from Germany, who has also scored 3.0/5 with a 2448 performance, nearly 200 Elo more than his rating. (photo by M. Emelianova)

If the repatrated Latvian, Alexei Shirov, has been somewhat quiet this far, he was not in round five when he locked horns with the equally maverick Richard Rapport. (photo by David Llada)

Alexei Shirov - Richard Rapport

[Event "42nd Olympiad Baku 2016 Open"] [Site "Baku"] [Date "2016.09.06"] [Round "5.1"] [White "Shirov, Alexei"] [Black "Rapport, Richard"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "C75"] [WhiteElo "2673"] [BlackElo "2752"] [Annotator ""] [PlyCount "43"] [EventDate "2016.??.??"] [EventType "team-tourn"] [EventCountry "AZE"] [SourceTitle "playchess.com"] [Source "ChessBase"] [WhiteTeam "Latvia"] [BlackTeam "Hungary"] [WhiteTeamCountry "LAT"] [BlackTeamCountry "HUN"] [TimeControl "40/5400+30:1800+30"] 1. e4 {0} e5 {5} 2. Nf3 {0} Nc6 {5} 3. Bb5 {0} a6 {9} 4. Ba4 {0} Nge7 {5} 5. c3 {1018} d6 {41} 6. d4 {12} Bd7 {5} 7. h4 {844 The idea is to not only threaten to weaken Black's kingside, but take advantage that his pieces are so awkwardly placed.} h6 {268} 8. h5 {33} Ng8 {1439 The idea of this strange looking retreat is to play Nf6 Be7 and castle, while possibly attacking the h5 pawn.} 9. d5 {303} Nce7 {160} 10. c4 {18} b5 {63} 11. Bc2 {569} f5 $6 {213 This seems far too optimistic. The point is to weaken White's hold on f5 and be able to play Nf5, Nf6 and Be7, but this presume White has nothing better to do that sit back and watch Black do what he likes.} 12. Nh4 {1204 Shirov isn't exactly known for 'sitting back' and doing nothing.} f4 {494} 13. g3 {160} fxg3 {122} 14. f4 {8} Nf6 {269} 15. fxe5 {13} Bg4 {388} 16. Qd3 {193} Nxh5 $6 { 41 O Ye of Little Faith.} 17. e6 {79} Ng6 $2 {402 It is hard to know what to make of this. Desperation?} ({It's true that the more normal} 17... c6 18. Qd4 c5 19. Qd3 {seems to only promise trouble, but still, it has to be more resistant than chucking a piece out the window.}) 18. Nxg6 {275} Qf6 {56} 19. Qf1 {90} Bf3 {708} 20. Rg1 {123} Be7 {12} 21. Nxh8 {543 I'll take that rook, thank you very much.} Qd4 {73} 22. Rg2 {16} 1-0

In spite of all the hard competition, one of the wonderful things about an event such as the Olympiad is the opportunity to meet friends, make new ones, and bring people closer. Here are Iranian FM Aryan Gholami, Norwegian GM Aryan Tari, and WGM Zhansaya Abdumalik from Kazakhstan. (photo by M. Emelianova)

Tania Sachdev enjoys some laughs with Pentala Harikrishna (photo by M. Emelianova)

New generations and old: FM Aryan Gholami from Iran with GM Ehsan Maghami (photo by M. Emelianova)

The Women's competition was just as hard fought and just as brilliant. While Russia kept their perfect score by beating the rising team from Kazakhstan, Ukraine did just as well by defeating Serbia 3-1. In particular see Anna Muzychuk's fantastic win on board one. (photo by David Llada)

Jovana Rapport - Anna Muzychuk (annotated by GM Elshan Moradiabadi)

 

Here is the Women's team of Lithuania with IM Deimante Daulyte, WIM Salomeja Zaksaite, WFM Daiva Batyte, and WFM Laima Domarkaite. Although they failed to defeat the US in round five, their top board did beat GM Irina Krush in a flourish. (photo by David Llada)

Irina Krush - Deimante Daulyte

 

 

Video impressions of round five by Vijay Kumar with interviews of the victorious Indians (see 10:20)

About GM Elshan Moradiabadi

Elshan Moradiabadi is a GM born and raised in Tehran, Iran. He moved to the US in 2012. Ever since, he has been active in US college chess scenes and in US chess.

Elshan co-authored "Chess and the Art of War: Ancient Wisdom to Make You a Better Player" with Al Lawrence. He has also published written articles for ChessBase, and edited opening materials for fellow authors.

Elshan Moradiabadi is a veteran instructor and teaches chess to every level, with students ranging from beginners to IM. He can be contacted for projects or teaching at his email.

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Round five games (with times per move)

Select games from the list below the board

Open section (top pairings)

Bo.
5
Ukraine (UKR)
Rtg
-
3
China (CHN)
Rtg
2½:1½
1.1
GM
Eljanov, Pavel
2739
-
GM
Wang, Yue
2737
½-½
1.2
GM
Ponomariov, Ruslan
2709
-
GM
Ding, Liren
2753
½-½
1.3
GM
Kryvoruchko, Yuriy
2693
-
GM
Yu, Yangyi
2725
1-0
1.4
GM
Volokitin, Andrei
2647
-
GM
Wei, Yi
2717
½-½
Bo.
11
Netherlands (NED)
Rtg
-
23
Belarus (BLR)
Rtg
2½:1½
2.1
GM
Giri, Anish
2755
-
GM
Zhigalko, Sergei
2652
½-½
2.2
GM
L'Ami, Erwin
2611
-
GM
Kovalev, Vladislav
2599
½-½
2.3
GM
Van Wely, Loek
2674
-
GM
Zhigalko, Andrey
2591
½-½
2.4
GM
Bok, Benjamin
2592
-
GM
Stupak, Kirill
2561
1-0
Bo.
24
Serbia (SRB)
Rtg
-
2
United States of America (USA)
Rtg
1:3
3.1
GM
Ivanisevic, Ivan
2650
-
GM
Caruana, Fabiano
2808
½-½
3.2
GM
Markus, Robert
2662
-
GM
Nakamura, Hikaru
2789
0-1
3.3
GM
Sedlak, Nikola
2537
-
GM
So, Wesley
2782
0-1
3.4
GM
Indjic, Aleksandar
2548
-
GM
Robson, Ray
2674
½-½
Bo.
4
Azerbaijan 1 (AZE)
Rtg
-
9
India (IND)
Rtg
1:3
4.1
GM
Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar
2761
-
GM
Harikrishna, P.
2752
0-1
4.2
GM
Radjabov, Teimour
2722
-
GM
Adhiban, B.
2671
½-½
4.3
GM
Naiditsch, Arkadij
2696
-
GM
Vidit, Santosh Gujrathi
2669
0-1
4.4
GM
Safarli, Eltaj
2688
-
GM
Sethuraman, S.P.
2640
½-½
Bo.
29
Slovenia (SLO)
Rtg
-
17
Czech Republic (CZE)
Rtg
1:3
5.1
GM
Beliavsky, Alexander G
2602
-
GM
Navara, David
2742
½-½
5.2
GM
Lenic, Luka
2622
-
GM
Laznicka, Viktor
2651
½-½
5.3
GM
Borisek, Jure
2558
-
GM
Hracek, Zbynek
2591
0-1
5.4
GM
Sebenik, Matej
2526
-
GM
Babula, Vlastimil
2540
0-1
Bo.
14
Spain (ESP)
Rtg
-
20
Georgia (GEO)
Rtg
½:3½
6.1
GM
Vallejo Pons, Francisco
2716
-
GM
Jobava, Baadur
2665
0-1
6.2
GM
Anton Guijarro, David
2630
-
GM
Pantsulaia, Levan
2601
0-1
6.3
GM
Vazquez Igarza, Renier
2580
-
GM
Gelashvili, Tamaz
2575
0-1
6.4
GM
Ibarra Jerez, Jose Carlos
2566
-
GM
Sanikidze, Tornike
2497
½-½
Bo.
57
Mongolia (MGL)
Rtg
-
19
Turkey (TUR)
Rtg
1:3
7.1
IM
Munkhgal, Gombosuren
2446
-
GM
Solak, Dragan
2635
0-1
7.2
GM
Gundavaa, Bayarsaikhan
2492
-
GM
Ipatov, Alexander
2652
0-1
7.3
GM
Batchuluun, Tsegmed
2513
-
GM
Yilmaz, Mustafa
2616
½-½
7.4
FM
Bilguun, Sumiya
2444
-
GM
Esen, Baris
2524
½-½
Bo.
1
Russia (RUS)
Rtg
-
43
Egypt (EGY)
Rtg
3:1
8.1
GM
Karjakin, Sergey
2769
-
GM
Amin, Bassem
2661
1-0
8.2
GM
Kramnik, Vladimir
2808
-
GM
Adly, Ahmed
2603
½-½
8.3
GM
Nepomniachtchi, Ian
2740
-
IM
Fawzy, Adham
2451
1-0
8.4
GM
Grischuk, Alexander
2754
-
IM
Ameir, Moheb
2431
½-½
Bo.
35
Moldova (MDA)
Rtg
-
7
Poland (POL)
Rtg
2:2
9.1
GM
Bologan, Victor
2648
-
GM
Wojtaszek, Radoslaw
2736
½-½
9.2
GM
Iordachescu, Viorel
2584
-
GM
Duda, Jan-Krzysztof
2675
0-1
9.3
GM
Svetushkin, Dmitry
2543
-
GM
Bartel, Mateusz
2646
1-0
9.4
IM
Vedmediuc, Serghei
2437
-
GM
Piorun, Kacper
2681
½-½
Bo.
15
Cuba (CUB)
Rtg
-
25
Canada (CAN)
Rtg
1:3
10.1
GM
Dominguez Perez, Leinier
2720
-
GM
Bareev, Evgeny
2675
1-0
10.2
GM
Bruzon Batista, Lazaro
2623
-
GM
Kovalyov, Anton
2617
0-1
10.3
GM
Ortiz Suarez, Isan Reynaldo
2581
-
GM
Lesiege, Alexandre
2512
0-1
10.4
GM
Gonzalez Vidal, Yuri
2553
-
GM
Hansen, Eric
2582
0-1
Bo.
21
Latvia (LAT)
Rtg
-
10
Hungary (HUN)
Rtg
2½:1½
11.1
GM
Shirov, Alexei
2673
-
GM
Rapport, Richard
2752
1-0
11.2
GM
Kovalenko, Igor
2651
-
GM
Berkes, Ferenc
2640
1-0
11.3
GM
Neiksans, Arturs
2628
-
GM
Almasi, Zoltan
2684
½-½
11.4
IM
Sveshnikov, Vladimir
2404
-
GM
Balogh, Csaba
2614
0-1
Bo.
38
Sweden (SWE)
Rtg
-
30
Romania (ROU)
Rtg
1½:2½
12.1
GM
Grandelius, Nils
2641
-
GM
Lupulescu, Constantin
2618
½-½
12.2
GM
Blomqvist, Erik
2545
-
GM
Parligras, Mircea-Emilian
2595
½-½
12.3
GM
Hillarp Persson, Tiger
2523
-
IM
Deac, Bogdan-Daniel
2524
0-1
12.4
IM
Westerberg, Jonathan
2491
-
GM
Marin, Mihail
2572
½-½
Bo.
39
Paraguay (PAR)
Rtg
-
8
France (FRA)
Rtg
2½:1½
13.1
GM
Delgado Ramirez, Neuris
2618
-
GM
Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime
2813
0-1
13.2
GM
Bachmann, Axel
2641
-
GM
Maze, Sebastien
2617
1-0
13.3
GM
Cubas, Jose Fernando
2470
-
GM
Edouard, Romain
2635
1-0
13.4
GM
Franco Ocampos, Zenon
2496
-
GM
Bauer, Christian
2623
½-½
Bo.
32
Vietnam (VIE)
Rtg
-
6
England (ENG)
Rtg
1:3
14.1
GM
Le, Quang Liem
2723
-
GM
Adams, Michael
2738
½-½
14.2
GM
Nguyen, Ngoc Truong Son
2633
-
GM
McShane, Luke J
2671
½-½
14.3
FM
Nguyen, Anh Khoi
2448
-
GM
Jones, Gawain C B
2635
0-1
14.4
GM
Dao, Thien Hai
2486
-
GM
Short, Nigel D
2666
0-1
Bo.
42
Denmark (DEN)
Rtg
-
36
Italy (ITA)
Rtg
2:2
15.1
GM
Andersen, Mads
2535
-
GM
Dvirnyy, Danyyil
2543
½-½
15.2
GM
Glud, Jakob Vang
2526
-
GM
Rombaldoni, Axel
2567
0-1
15.3
GM
Rasmussen, Allan Stig
2522
-
GM
Brunello, Sabino
2568
1-0
15.4
GM
Schandorff, Lars
2515
-
FM
Moroni, Luca Jr
2459
½-½
Bo.
58
Bangladesh (BAN)
Rtg
-
13
Germany (GER)
Rtg
½:3½
16.1
GM
Hossain, Enamul
2431
-
GM
Nisipeanu, Liviu-Dieter
2687
0-1
16.2
GM
Mollah Abdullah, Al Rakib
2488
-
GM
Meier, Georg
2654
0-1
16.3
GM
Rahman, Ziaur
2512
-
GM
Bluebaum, Matthias
2626
0-1
16.4
GM
Murshed, Niaz
2439
-
GM
Buhmann, Rainer
2640
½-½
Bo.
28
Azerbaijan 2 (AZE2)
Rtg
-
62
Turkmenistan (TKM)
Rtg
4:0
17.1
GM
Durarbayli, Vasif
2612
-
IM
Atabayev, Yusup
2453
1-0
17.2
GM
Abasov, Nijat
2552
-
FM
Atabayev, Saparmyrat
2406
1-0
17.3
GM
Guseinov, Gadir
2625
-
GM
Odeev, Handszar
2401
1-0
17.4
GM
Guliyev, Namig
2577
-
FM
Kakabaev, Mergen
2338
1-0
Bo.
59
Singapore (SIN)
Rtg
-
27
Greece (GRE)
Rtg
1½:2½
18.1
GM
Zhang, Zhong
2637
-
GM
Papaioannou, Ioannis
2631
½-½
18.2
IM
Goh, Wei Ming Kevin
2444
-
GM
Mastrovasilis, Dimitrios
2601
½-½
18.3
IM
Tin, Jingyao
2439
-
GM
Banikas, Hristos
2571
½-½
18.4
IM
Shanmugam, Ravindran
2345
-
GM
Halkias, Stelios
2565
0-1
Bo.
33
Brazil (BRA)
Rtg
-
37
Kazakhstan (KAZ)
Rtg
½:3½
19.1
GM
Leitao, Rafael
2616
-
GM
Jumabayev, Rinat
2604
½-½
19.2
GM
El Debs, Felipe de Cresce
2523
-
 
Utegaliyev, Azamat
2513
0-1
19.3
GM
Barbosa, Evandro Amorim
2509
-
GM
Kazhgaleyev, Murtas
2594
0-1
19.4
IM
Di Berardino, Diego Rafael
2499
-
GM
Ismagambetov, Anuar
2542
0-1

Women's section (top pairings)

Bo.
27
Serbia (SRB)
Rtg
-
2
Ukraine (UKR)
Rtg
1:3
1.1
WGM
Rapport, Jovana
2318
-
GM
Muzychuk, Anna
2550
0-1
1.2
WGM
Chelushkina, Irina
2221
-
GM
Muzychuk, Mariya
2539
0-1
1.3
 
Velikic, Adela
2260
-
GM
Ushenina, Anna
2457
½-½
1.4
WIM
Drljevic, Ljilja
2207
-
IM
Gaponenko, Inna
2416
½-½
Bo.
3
Russia (RUS)
Rtg
-
31
Kazakhstan (KAZ)
Rtg
3½:½
2.1
GM
Kosteniuk, Alexandra
2538
-
WGM
Abdumalik, Zhansaya
2389
1-0
2.2
GM
Gunina, Valentina
2520
-
WIM
Dauletova, Gulmira
2275
1-0
2.3
WGM
Pogonina, Natalija
2484
-
WFM
Zhylkaidarova, Sholpan
2162
½-½
2.4
WGM
Girya, Olga
2452
-
WGM
Ankudinova, Yelena
2126
1-0
Bo.
18
Israel (ISR)
Rtg
-
11
Romania (ROU)
Rtg
1½:2½
3.1
WIM
Shvayger, Yuliya
2408
-
IM
Peptan, Corina-Isabela
2394
½-½
3.2
WIM
Efroimski, Marsel
2322
-
IM
Foisor, Cristina-Adela
2353
0-1
3.3
IM
Klinova, Masha
2290
-
IM
Bulmaga, Irina
2395
0-1
3.4
WIM
Gutmakher, Olga
2216
-
WIM
Dragomirescu, Angela
2227
1-0
Bo.
16
Azerbaijan 1 (AZE)
Rtg
-
10
Germany (GER)
Rtg
3:1
4.1
WGM
Mamedjarova, Zeinab
2295
-
IM
Paehtz, Elisabeth
2474
½-½
4.2
WGM
Mammadzada, Gunay
2361
-
WGM
Michna, Marta
2383
½-½
4.3
WGM
Mammadova, Gulnar
2304
-
WGM
Levushkina, Elena
2342
1-0
4.4
WFM
Hojjatova, Aydan
2339
-
WIM
Fuchs, Judith
2287
1-0
Bo.
19
Vietnam (VIE)
Rtg
-
5
India (IND)
Rtg
2:2
5.1
IM
Pham, Le Thao Nguyen
2338
-
GM
Harika, Dronavalli
2542
½-½
5.2
WGM
Hoang, Thi Bao Tram
2325
-
IM
Padmini, Rout
2408
0-1
5.3
WGM
Nguyen, Thi Mai Hung
2316
-
IM
Tania, Sachdev
2402
1-0
5.4
WGM
Nguyen, Thi Thanh An
2249
-
WGM
Soumya, Swaminathan
2379
½-½
Bo.
1
China (CHN)
Rtg
-
20
Italy (ITA)
Rtg
3:1
6.1
GM
Hou, Yifan
2658
-
IM
Zimina, Olga
2389
1-0
6.2
GM
Ju, Wenjun
2583
-
FM
Brunello, Marina
2376
½-½
6.3
WGM
Tan, Zhongyi
2475
-
WFM
Movileanu, Daniela
2268
1-0
6.4
IM
Guo, Qi
2417
-
WFM
Di Benedetto, Desiree
2183
½-½
Bo.
6
United States of America (USA)
Rtg
-
12
Lithuania (LTU)
Rtg
2½:1½
7.1
GM
Krush, Irina
2444
-
IM
Daulyte, Deimante
2421
0-1
7.2
IM
Paikidze, Nazi
2366
-
WIM
Zaksaite, Salomeja
2298
½-½
7.3
IM
Zatonskih, Anna
2449
-
WFM
Batyte, Daiva
2189
1-0
7.4
WGM
Foisor, Sabina-Francesca
2279
-
WFM
Domarkaite, Laima
2161
1-0
Bo.
30
Greece (GRE)
Rtg
-
38
Slovenia (SLO)
Rtg
2:2
8.1
WGM
Tsolakidou, Stavroula
2355
-
WIM
Unuk, Laura
2332
½-½
8.2
WIM
Pavlidou, Ekaterini
2140
-
WGM
Krivec, Jana
2259
½-½
8.3
WFM
Avramidou, Anastasia
2273
-
WFM
Kolaric, Spela
2079
1-0
8.4
WFM
Markantonaki, Haritomeni
2188
-
WFM
Vidic, Teja
2121
0-1
Bo.
13
Iran (IRI)
Rtg
-
21
Netherlands (NED)
Rtg
1½:2½
9.1
IM
Khademalsharieh, Sarasadat
2429
-
GM
Peng, Zhaoqin
2368
½-½
9.2
WGM
Pourkashiyan, Atousa
2335
-
WGM
Haast, Anne
2306
½-½
9.3
WGM
Hejazipour, Mitra
2314
-
IM
Lanchava, Tea
2258
0-1
9.4
WIM
Hakimifard, Ghazal
2308
-
FM
Kazarian, Anna-Maja
2231
½-½
Bo.
8
Hungary (HUN)
Rtg
-
43
Sweden (SWE)
Rtg
2½:1½
10.1
GM
Hoang, Thanh Trang
2467
-
GM
Cramling, Pia
2444
½-½
10.2
IM
Lazarne Vajda, Szidonia
2372
-
WIM
Agrest, Inna
2222
0-1
10.3
WGM
Papp, Petra
2336
-
 
Bengtsson, Jessica
2005
1-0
10.4
WGM
Gara, Ticia
2379
-
 
Cramling Bellon, Anna
1913
1-0
Bo.
17
Turkey (TUR)
Rtg
-
25
Czech Republic (CZE)
Rtg
3½:½
11.1
IM
Atalik, Ekaterina
2422
-
WGM
Worek, Joanna
2360
½-½
11.2
WGM
Yildiz, Betul Cemre
2369
-
WIM
Havlikova, Kristyna
2271
1-0
11.3
WGM
Ozturk, Kubra
2277
-
WIM
Olsarova, Karolina
2255
1-0
11.4
WIM
Isgandarova, Khayala
2188
-
WGM
Rodshtein, Tereza
2230
1-0
Bo.
7
Poland (POL)
Rtg
-
24
Cuba (CUB)
Rtg
4:0
12.1
GM
Socko, Monika
2437
-
WGM
Marrero Lopez, Yaniet
2281
1-0
12.2
WGM
Zawadzka, Jolanta
2429
-
WGM
Linares Napoles, Oleiny
2276
1-0
12.3
WGM
Szczepkowska-Horowska, Karina
2409
-
WIM
Llaudy Pupo, Lisandra
2269
1-0
12.4
WGM
Kulon, Klaudia
2346
-
WIM
Hernandez Moya, Yuleisy
2264
1-0
Bo.
23
France (FRA)
Rtg
-
29
Latvia (LAT)
Rtg
1:3
13.1
IM
Milliet, Sophie
2362
-
WGM
Reizniece-Ozola, Dana
2243
½-½
13.2
IM
Collas, Silvia
2301
-
WGM
Rogule, Laura
2306
½-½
13.3
WIM
Congiu, Mathilde
2232
-
WGM
Berzina, Ilze
2241
0-1
13.4
WIM
Navrotescu, Andreea-Cristiana
2235
-
WGM
Erneste, Inguna
2178
0-1
Bo.
41
Peru (PER)
Rtg
-
4
Georgia (GEO)
Rtg
½:3½
14.1
WGM
Cori T., Deysi
2402
-
GM
Dzagnidze, Nana
2522
½-½
14.2
WIM
Chumpitaz, Ann
2150
-
IM
Javakhishvili, Lela
2486
0-1
14.3
WFM
Aliaga Fernandez, Ingrid Y
2096
-
GM
Khotenashvili, Bela
2463
0-1
14.4
WFM
Felix Vega, Aurora Edith
2053
-
IM
Batsiashvili, Nino
2474
0-1
Bo.
55
Singapore (SIN)
Rtg
-
36
Belarus (BLR)
Rtg
2:2
15.1
IM
Li, Ruofan
2353
-
IM
Ziaziulkina, Nastassia
2382
1-0
15.2
WIM
Gong, Qianyun
2262
-
FM
Stetsko, Lanita
2170
½-½
15.3
 
Tin, Ruiqi
1892
-
 
Badelka, Olga
2222
½-½
15.4
 
Siew, Kai Xin
1607
-
WFM
Bogdan, Ekaterina
2120
0-1
Bo.
61
Iceland (ISL)
Rtg
-
57
Mexico (MEX)
Rtg
1½:2½
16.1
WGM
Ptacnikova, Lenka
2159
-
WIM
Real Pereyra, Diana Carime
2136
1-0
16.2
WFM
Thorsteinsdottir, Gudlaug
2046
-
WIM
Guerrero Rodriguez, Alejandra
2043
½-½
16.3
 
Thorsteinsdottir, Hallgerdur
2015
-
WIM
Fuentes Godoy, Lilia Ivonne
2142
0-1
16.4
 
Magnusdottir, Veronika Steinunn
1777
-
WFM
Parkhurst Casas, Miriam
1993
0-1
Bo.
14
Spain (ESP)
Rtg
-
28
Azerbaijan 2 (AZE2)
Rtg
2:2
17.1
IM
Vega Gutierrez, Sabrina
2411
-
WGM
Mamedjarova, Turkan
2304
1-0
17.2
IM
Matnadze, Ana
2383
-
WIM
Khalafova, Narmin
2219
½-½
17.3
WIM
Collazo Hidalgo-Gato, Niala
2268
-
WIM
Fataliyeva, Ulviyya
2234
0-1
17.4
WIM
Aranaz Murillo, Amalia
2279
-
WGM
Umudova, Nargiz
2247
½-½
Bo.
51
Denmark (DEN)
Rtg
-
37
Slovakia (SVK)
Rtg
2:2
18.1
WIM
Vovk, Oksana
2204
-
IM
Repkova, Eva
2332
½-½
18.2
WFM
Guindy, Esmat
2149
-
WIM
Maslikova, Veronika
2247
½-½
18.3
WFM
Fredericia, Louise
2117
-
WFM
Vrbova, Niki
2186
1-0
18.4
 
Kakulidis, Ellen
1928
-
WFM
Motycakova, Monika
2109
0-1
Bo.
22
Uzbekistan (UZB)
Rtg
-
58
Azerbaijan 3 (AZE3)
Rtg
3:1
19.1
WGM
Muminova, Nafisa
2324
-
WIM
Mammadova, Narmin
2230
1-0
19.2
WIM
Tokhirjonova, Gulrukhbegim
2289
-
WFM
Balajayeva, Khanim
2147
1-0
19.3
WIM
Gevorgyan, Irina
2324
-
WCM
Beydullayeva, Govhar
1994
½-½
19.4
 
Nadirjanova, Nodira
2126
-
WCM
Allahverdiyeva, Ayan
1780
½-½

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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lajosarpad lajosarpad 9/8/2016 08:10
@David Herz, the borders of countries do not always match the ethnicity of people, especially in regions where there are more than one ethnicity. In 1920 Transylvania, a province which was part of Hungary was handed to Romania. Off course not everyone was Hungarian before that just because it was Hungary and off course, not everyone became instantly Romanian just because it is Romanian since then. In the province both Hungarians and Romanians live. The situation is the same with the Crimea as well. There are Tatars, Ukrainians and Russians, not just Ukrainians.
yesenadam yesenadam 9/8/2016 05:42
If, David Herz, you "of course don't want to go into the politics" then leaving a comment that does nothing but exactly that (although coming with 2 disclaimers), is very odd. But well done for at least not claiming expertise. Why single out Karjakin? You could have said something similar about many players.
gmwdim gmwdim 9/7/2016 07:45
@David Herz Karjakin is an ethnic Russian who was born in Crimea. If he considers himself Russian rather than Ukrainian, that's his decision.
ChiliBean ChiliBean 9/7/2016 07:21
I love the interactive chess games hiding the solutions until we want to see them.
Bertman Bertman 9/7/2016 05:27
@Malcolm

GM Moradiabadi is the author of the games comments, but not the reports themselves.
Malcom Malcom 9/7/2016 05:04
Excellent report! When you stick to purely chess and the fascinating players that engorges our beautiful game; no personal opinions or political propaganda... you hit the mark every single time Elshan!
mozartiano123 mozartiano123 9/7/2016 04:20
Hou Yifan's game was also amazing. Thanks for posting all those brilliancies.
geraldsky geraldsky 9/7/2016 03:08
Best news for brilliancies !!
Catastrophe Catastrophe 9/7/2016 02:56
Paraguay takes down France!
David Herz David Herz 9/7/2016 01:32
just a passing remark...Karjakin as everyone knows is Ukrainian, so had he still been playing for his home team, the Russian score would be less impressive...of course I don't know or want to go into the politics since political relations between the two countries are not too great
sureshkv sureshkv 9/7/2016 12:51
Vidit Gujrathi is the player to watch out for and India the team...see this Sagar Shah story from a few years ago about the genius of Vidit...

https://en.chessbase.com/post/are-you-ready-for-a-tactics-fight
sicilian_D sicilian_D 9/7/2016 09:29
good report! thanks
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