2010 Chess Olympiad: Hungary beats Russia 1, Armenia two.

by Albert Silver
9/26/2010 – It was a difficult day for the top two Russian men's teams (of their five), as Hungary beat Russia 1, playing without Kramnik, by 2.5-1.5 while Armenia defeated Russia 2 by the same score. The Georgian men crushed the Vietnamese team by 3.5-0.5, and of the top three are the heaviest scorers. In the women's section, Russia 1 overcame China in a tough match. Round five report.

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The 2010 Chess Olympiad takes place from September 21st to October 3rd in Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia. It is an 11-round Swiss System team event, in which each team has four players with one reserve.

Time control: 90 minutes/40 moves + 30 minutes + 30 seconds/move as of move one.

Game start: rounds 1-10 at 9 AM UTC (5 AM New York / 2 AM Pacific daylight), and round 11 at 5 AM UTC (1 AM New York / 10 PM Pacific daylight)

Rest day: September 26th (after round 5) and October 2nd (after round 10).

2010 Chess Olympiad Khanty-Mansiysk

Round 5

It was a brutal round, and one both top Russian teams suffered in. After edging out China, the third highest rated team, Hungary put a solid claim to the gold by beating Russia 1 by 2.5-1.5, with Leko on board one beating... Grischuk. Indeed, it was a surprise to many to see Russia playing one of the top contenders without their top board Kramnik, and whatever the reason, there is no question he was missed.


Lev Aronian facing rising star Ian Nepomniachtchi.

Another clash of the giants brought Levon Aronian’s Armenia against Russia 2, spearheaded by Nepomniachtchi and the young wolves. The top boards were unable to break the deadlock, and Armenia’s fourth board, Pashikian (2639) was their hero of the day as he defeated Timofeev (2690).

Completing the trio of teams to remain on 100% after five rounds was Georgia, led by Baadur Jobava, fresh from his victory over Carlsen in the previous round. They faced the young guns from Vietnam, who had surpassed expectations with one gritty win after the other, but this time the Georgians came through with a spectacular 3.5-0.5 win. The Georgian players have been the heaviest scoring team thus far, and their performance ratings on all boards show.


Georgia's fourth board, GM Levan Pantsulaia (2599) is 4.0/4 so far.

Right behind with four wins and a draw, are Ukraine who soundly beat Bosnia 3-1. Ivanchuk left no room for misunderstandings as he defeated Ivan Sokolov, and continued his undefeated romp. Right beside them are the Netherlands, who drew Poland 2-2, with a loss by Loek van Wely compensated for by a win by Anish Giri.
After yesterday’s shock loss to Baadur Jobava, one might wonder how Carlsen might respond today against Spain.

Carlsen,Magnus (2826) - Vallejo Pons,Francisco (2697)
39th Olympiad Khanty-Mansiysk 2010 (5), 25.09.2010

1.e4 c5 2.Nc3 a6 3.Nge2 d6 4.g3 Nc6 5.Bg2 g6 6.d3 Bg7 7.Be3 Nf6 8.h3 Bd7 9.Qd2 b5 10.Bh6 Bxh6 11.Qxh6 Nd4 12.Nxd4 cxd4 13.Ne2 e5 14.0-0 Ng8 15.Qd2.








It is hard to understand black's plan here. In terms of development he is now behind two tempi (white's queen is developed and he has castled already), and though one might argue the bad bishop has been exchanged off, the bishop also helps keep the king safe around the dark squares. 15...Ne7 16.f4 0-0 17.g4 f6 18.Rf2 Nc6 19.Raf1 Qa5 20.c3 Qxa2 21.g5 fxg5 22.f5 Qf7 23.cxd4.








23...Rae8?! Not 23...exd4 because of 24.Qxg5 Qf6 25.Qg3 g5 (Or 25...Qe5 26.Nf4 Rf7 27.Qh4) 26.h4 g4 27.Qxg4+ Kh8 28.Qg5 Qxg5 29.hxg5 Rg8 30.e5! dxe5 31.g6! hxg6 32.f6 Ra7 33.Bd5 Threatening Rh2.; Instead 23...Qf6! was better. 24.dxe5 dxe5 25.Nc3 Ne7 26.d4 exd4 27.fxg6 (27.e5 Qxe5 28.Bxa8 Bxf5 29.Re1 dxc3 30.Rxe5 cxd2 31.Rxd2 Rxa8 32.Rxe7) 27...Qxg6 28.Qxd4 Bc6 with a balanced position. 24.d5 Nd4 25.Nxd4 exd4 26.f6 g4 27.hxg4 Bxg4 28.Qf4 h5 29.Qxd6 1-0 [Click to replay]

 

The match between Norway and Spain ended in a draw.

Another curious game was played between Nigel Short and Laurent Fressinet. The Brit is well-known to enjoy playing openings whose heyday was in the 19th century, to the delight of theoreticians and opening books authors, and sure enough brought to the table a variation of the Two Knights that has never been played by top GMs. At least not in the last 100 years...


France drew against England with wins by Short against Fressinet, and Feller
against Howell.

Short,Nigel D (2690) - Fressinet,Laurent (2718)
39th Olympiad Khanty-Mansiysk 2010 (5), 25.09.2010

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Bc5 4.0-0 Nf6 5.d4 exd4 6.e5 d5 7.exf6 dxc4 8.fxg7 Rg8.








This is easily the first top GM game with this variation, a line that is usually discussed in opening manuals on the Two Knights or games between much lower-rated players. This point is a key branching point, where white either chooses 9.Bg5 or 9.Re1+. 9.Bg5 f6 10.Re1+ Kf7 11.Bh6 11.Ne5+ Nxe5 12.Rxe5 fxg5 13.Rxc5 Be6 14.Qh5+ Kxg7 15.Rxg5+ Kh8 16.Rxg8+ Kxg8 17.Qe5 Qd5 18.Qxd5 Bxd5 19.f3 Re8 20.Kf1 c3 21.b3 b5 22.Na3 Rb8 23.Rd1 c5 24.Re1 b4 25.Nc4 Bxc4+ 26.bxc4 Rb6 27.Ra1 Kf7 28.Ke2 Re6+ 29.Kf2 Ra6 30.Ke2 Kf6 31.g3 b3 32.cxb3 Re6+ 33.Kd3 Re3+ 34.Kc2 Re2+ 35.Kd3 Rd2+ 36.Ke4 c2 0-1 Slingerland,F (2259)-Turov,M (2527)/Dieren 2005/CBM 107 ext 11...Kg6 12.Qc1 Qd5 13.Nh4+








13...Kf7. 13...Kh5 was the alternate possibility, and though it can hold, it would be a brave (insane) man who played this without having analyzed it first. 14.Qd2! threatening Nc3 to continue development and the attack on the hyper exposed king. 14...Bb4 (Taking the knight with 14...Kxh4? loses to 15.Nc3 Qd8 16.Qe2!! Bg4 17.Qe4 Kh5 (17...f5? also fails after 18.Qe6 For example 18...dxc3 19.Bf4!) 18.Bc1!! Rxg7 19.Qf4 Rg5 20.Ne4 Be7 21.h4! and the rook falls since 21...Kxh4 is mate after (and 21...Rg6 22.Ng3+ Kxh4 23.Nf5+ Kh5 24.Qh2+ Bh3 25.Qxh3#) 22.Qh2+ Bh3 23.Qxh3#) 15.c3 Bd6 (Shipov) 16.Re3! Bd7 (16...d3? 17.h3 Be6 18.g4+ Kxh6 19.Re5+ Kxg7 20.Rxd5 Bxd5 21.Nf5+ Kh8 22.Nxd6 cxd6 23.Qf4 Rg6 24.Nd2 Ne5 25.Kf1 is better for white.) 17.g3 Rad8 18.cxd4 Bh3 19.Nc3 Qxd4 20.Qc1 Kxh6 21.Re4+ Kxg7 22.Rxd4 Nxd4 23.Kh1 is roughly equal. 14.Nd2 Qh5 15.Ne4 Qxh4 16.Nxc5 Kg6 17.Bf4 Rxg7 18.c3 d3 19.b3 b6? Better was 19...Qh5 20.Ne4 (20.Ne6? Bxe6 21.Rxe6 Qd5 22.Re3 b5) 20...b5 20.Ne6 Bxe6 21.Rxe6 Ne7 22.Qe3 Re8 23.Qe4+ Kf7 24.g3 d2 25.Qxc4 Kf8 26.Rd1 b5 27.Qe4 Rd8 28.Rxe7 Qh5 28...Rxe7 29.Qxe7+ Kxe7 30.gxh4 29.Qe2 1-0 [Click to replay]



The Russian team's top boards (left to right): Alexandra Kosteniuk, Nadezhda
Kosinsteva, and Tatiana Kosintseva.

In the women’s section, the clash of the titans took place between the two top rated teams, Russia 1 and China, and both teams fielded their stars. The match was a bloody one with the only draw being between Tatiana Kosintseva (2573) and Hou Yifan (2578), while world champion Kosteniuk was not in her best day as she lost to ex-world champion Zhao Xue. The Russians were saved by two wins, one very powerful one by Tatiana’s sister, Nadezhda Kosintseva (2565) over Ju Wenjun (2516), and a last-minute victory by Valentina Gunina (2465) over Huang Qian (2436).

Kosintseva,Nadezhda (2565) - Ju,Wenjun (2516)
39th Olympiad Khanty-Mansiysk 2010 (5), 25.09.2010

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 a6 6.Bg5 Nbd7 7.Qe2 e6 8.f4 Qc7 9.0-0-0 Be7 10.g4 b5 11.a3 Bb7 12.Bh4 h6 13.Bg2 Qc4 14.Qxc4 bxc4 15.h3 Rc8 16.Rhe1 Nc5 17.Re2 Rg8 18.f5 Nfd7 19.Bg3 Ne5 20.Nf3 Ncd7 21.Nd4 Nc5 22.Kb1 g6 23.Rf2 gxf5 24.exf5 Bxg2 25.Rxg2 Bf6 26.Bf4 Rh8 27.Re2 Ke7 28.fxe6 fxe6








29.Nf5+! exf5 30.Nd5+ Ke6 31.Nxf6 Rcd8 32.gxf5+?! 32.Nd5! fxg4 33.hxg4 Nb7 34.Nc7+ Kf7 35.Rf1 Ke7 36.Nd5+ Ke6 37.Nb6 Rhe8 38.Nxc4 etc. 32...Kxf5 33.Rf1 Ke6 34.Ng4 Ncd7 35.Rfe1 Kd5 36.Bxe5 dxe5 37.Nxe5 Nxe5 38.Rxe5+ Kc6 39.R1e4 c3 40.b4 Rd1+ 41.Ka2 Rhd8 42.Rc5+ Kb6 43.Re6+ R8d6 44.Rxd6+ Rxd6 45.Rxc3 a5 46.Kb3 Rg6 47.Re3 axb4 48.axb4 h5 49.c3 Rg5 50.Re6+ Kc7 51.Rh6 Rf5 52.h4 Re5 53.c4 Rf5 54.b5 Kb7 55.Kb4 Re5 56.Rh7+ Kc8 57.b6 Rf5 58.c5 Rf4+ 59.Kb5 Rxh4 60.Kc6 1-0 [Click to replay]

The only other undefeated team is Ukraine, led by world blitz champion Kateryna Lahno (2539), who overcame Bulgaria 3-1, and who will meet Russia 1 in the sixth round.

Tomorrow is a rest day.

Men's team pairings for round 6
Women's team pairings for round 6

Photographs by FIDE and CNC.

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Video reports

We received video reports by both Elmira Mirzoeva and Europe Echecs which we are sharing with their kind permission.

 
The fifth round report includes comments on the zero tolerance rule as well as a post-game interview by
Levon Aronian.

 
The fifth round report includes impressions by players from all around.

Top men's results

Bd
6
 Armenia (ARM)
Rtg
-
4
 Russia 2 (RUS2)
Rtg
2½:1½
1.1
GM
Aronian Levon
2783
-
GM
Nepomniachtchi Ian
2706
½ - ½
1.2
GM
Akopian Vladimir
2691
-
GM
Alekseev Evgeny
2691
½ - ½
1.3
GM
Sargissian Gabriel
2677
-
GM
Vitiugov Nikita
2709
½ - ½
1.4
GM
Pashikian Arman
2639
-
GM
Timofeev Artyom
2690
1 - 0
Bd
27
 Vietnam (VIE)
Rtg
-
20
 Georgia (GEO)
Rtg
½ :3½
2.1
GM
Le Quang Liem
2694
-
GM
Jobava Baadur
2710
0 - 1
2.2
GM
Nguyen Ngoc Truong Son
2633
-
GM
Gagunashvili Merab
2598
0 - 1
2.3
GM
Nguyen Anh Dung
2500
-
GM
Mchedlishvili Mikheil
2628
½ - ½
2.4
GM
Dao Thien Hai
2520
-
GM
Pantsulaia Levan
2599
0 - 1
Bd
5
 Hungary (HUN)
Rtg
-
1
 Russia 1 (RUS1)
Rtg
2½:1½
3.1
GM
Leko Peter
2724
-
GM
Grischuk Alexander
2760
1 - 0
3.2
GM
Almasi Zoltan
2707
-
GM
Svidler Peter
2731
½ - ½
3.3
GM
Polgar Judit
2682
-
GM
Karjakin Sergey
2747
½ - ½
3.4
GM
Berkes Ferenc
2678
-
GM
Malakhov Vladimir
2725
½ - ½
Bd
15
 Poland (POL)
Rtg
-
13
 Netherlands (NED)
Rtg
2 : 2
4.1
GM
Wojtaszek Radoslaw
2711
-
GM
Van Wely Loek
2679
1 - 0
4.2
GM
Socko Bartosz
2657
-
GM
Smeets Jan
2669
½ - ½
4.3
GM
Macieja Bartlomiej
2651
-
GM
L'Ami Erwin
2624
½ - ½
4.4
GM
Bartel Mateusz
2599
-
GM
Giri Anish
2677
0 - 1
Bd
32
 Bosnia & Herzegovina
Rtg
-
2
 Ukraine (UKR)
Rtg
1 : 3
5.1
GM
Sokolov Ivan
2641
-
GM
Ivanchuk Vassily
2754
0 - 1
5.2
GM
Predojevic Borki
2624
-
GM
Ponomariov Ruslan
2749
½ - ½
5.3
GM
Dizdarevic Emir
2475
-
GM
Eljanov Pavel
2761
½ - ½
5.4
IM
Stojanovic Dalibor
2496
-
GM
Efimenko Zahar
2683
0 - 1
Bd
7
 Azerbaijan (AZE)
Rtg
-
34
 Sweden (SWE)
Rtg
2½:1½
6.1
GM
Mamedyarov Shakhriyar
2756
-
GM
Berg Emanuel
2616
1 - 0
6.2
GM
Radjabov Teimour
2748
-
GM
Agrest Evgenij
2585
½ - ½
6.3
GM
Guseinov Gadir
2611
-
GM
Hillarp Persson Tiger
2517
1 - 0
6.4
GM
Safarli Eltaj
2607
-
GM
Grandelius Nils
2500
0 - 1
Bd
17
 Czech Republic (CZE)
Rtg
-
36
 Mexico (MEX)
Rtg
4 : 0
7.1
GM
Navara David
2722
-
GM
Leon Hoyos Manuel
2579
1 - 0
7.2
GM
Laznicka Viktor
2690
-
GM
G. Zamora Juan Carlos
2564
1 - 0
7.3
GM
Hracek Zbynek
2633
-
GM
H. Guerrero Gilberto
2540
1 - 0
7.4
GM
Babula Vlastimil
2515
-
IM
I. Chami Luis Fernando
2444
1 - 0
Bd
3
 China (CHN)
Rtg
-
22
 Slovakia (SVK)
Rtg
2 : 2
8.1
GM
Wang Yue
2732
-
GM
Movsesian Sergei
2723
½ - ½
8.2
GM
Wang Hao
2724
-
GM
Ftacnik Lubomir
2568
½ - ½
8.3
GM
Bu Xiangzhi
2695
-
GM
Markos Jan
2566
½ - ½
8.4
GM
Zhou Jianchao
2660
-
GM
Petrik Tomas
2528
½ - ½
Bd
30
 Italy (ITA)
Rtg
-
18
 Cuba (CUB)
Rtg
2 : 2
9.1
GM
Caruana Fabiano
2700
-
GM
Dominguez Perez Leinier
2716
½ - ½
9.2
GM
Godena Michele
2551
-
GM
Bruzon Batista Lazaro
2679
½ - ½
9.3
GM
Vocaturo Daniele
2581
-
GM
Quesada Perez Yuniesky
2614
½ - ½
9.4
IM
Brunello Sabino
2497
-
GM
Corrales Jimenez Fidel
2599
½ - ½
Bd
9
 United States (USA)
Rtg
-
26
 Argentina (ARG)
Rtg
3 : 1
10.1
GM
Nakamura Hikaru
2733
-
GM
Flores Diego
2615
1 - 0
10.2
GM
Kamsky Gata
2705
-
GM
Felgaer Ruben
2597
1 - 0
10.3
GM
Onischuk Alexander
2688
-
GM
Peralta Fernando
2572
½ - ½
10.4
GM
Shulman Yuri
2636
-
GM
Lafuente Pablo
2565
½ - ½
Bd
23
 Norway (NOR)
Rtg
-
16
 Spain (ESP)
Rtg
2 : 2
11.1
GM
Carlsen Magnus
2826
-
GM
Vallejo Pons Francisco
2697
1 - 0
11.2
GM
Hammer Jon Ludvig
2633
-
GM
Salgado Lopez Ivan
2595
½ - ½
11.3
IM
Elsness Frode
2485
-
GM
Magem Badals Jordi
2589
½ - ½
11.4
FM
Urkedal Frode
2430
-
GM
Alsina Leal Daniel
2523
0 - 1
Bd
11
 Israel (ISR)
Rtg
-
14
 Russia 3 (RUS3)
Rtg
1½:2½
12.1
GM
Gelfand Boris
2751
-
GM
Jakovenko Dmitry
2726
½ - ½
12.2
GM
Sutovsky Emil
2665
-
GM
Motylev Alexandr
2694
1 - 0
12.3
GM
Rodshtein Maxim
2632
-
GM
Rublevsky Sergei
2683
0 - 1
12.4
GM
Mikhalevski Victor
2610
-
IM
Pridorozhni Aleksei
2556
0 - 1
Bd
19
 India (IND)
Rtg
-
8
 Bulgaria (BUL)
Rtg
3 : 1
13.1
GM
Sasikiran Krishnan
2681
-
GM
Topalov Veselin
2803
½ - ½
13.2
GM
Harikrishna Pentala
2645
-
GM
Cheparinov Ivan
2661
½ - ½
13.3
GM
Ganguly Surya Shekhar
2650
-
GM
Delchev Aleksander
2623
1 - 0
13.4
GM
Gopal Narayanan Geetha
2603
-
IM
Berbatov Kiprian
2461
1 - 0
Bd
10
 France (FRA)
Rtg
-
12
 England (ENG)
Rtg
2 : 2
14.1
GM
Vachier-Lagrave Maxime
2721
-
GM
Adams Michael
2728
½ - ½
14.2
GM
Fressinet Laurent
2718
-
GM
Short Nigel D
2690
0 - 1
14.3
GM
Tkachiev Vladislav
2632
-
GM
McShane Luke J
2657
½ - ½
14.4
GM
Feller Sebastien
2649
-
GM
Howell David W L
2616
1 - 0

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Current men's standings (after five rounds)

Rk.
St.
Team Team
  + 
  = 
  - 
 Pts 
1
20
Georgia GEO
5
0
0
10
2
5
Hungary HUN
5
0
0
10
3
6
Armenia ARM
5
0
0
10
4
2
Ukraine UKR
4
1
0
9
5
13
Netherlands NED
4
1
0
9
6
4
Russia 2 RUS2
4
0
1
8
7
17
Czech Republic CZE
4
0
1
8
8
1
Russia 1 RUS1
4
0
1
8
9
7
Azerbaijan AZE
4
0
1
8
10
9
United States USA
4
0
1
8
11
27
Vietnam VIE
4
0
1
8
12
14
Russia 3 RUS3
4
0
1
8
13
15
Poland POL
3
2
0
8
14
19
India IND
4
0
1
8
15
48
Estonia EST
4
0
1
8

Click here for complete men's standings


Top women's results

Bd
3
 Ukraine (UKR)
Rtg
-
12
 Bulgaria (BUL)
Rtg
3 : 1
1.1
GM
Lahno Kateryna
2539
-
GM
Stefanova Antoaneta
2551
½ - ½
1.2
GM
Zhukova Natalia
2499
-
WGM
Voiska Margarita
2314
½ - ½
1.3
IM
Ushenina Anna
2466
-
WIM
Nikolova Adriana
2295
1 - 0
1.4
IM
Gaponenko Inna
2469
-
WIM
Videnova Iva
2283
1 - 0
Bd
2
 China (CHN)
Rtg
-
1
 Russia 1 (RUS1)
Rtg
1½:2½
2.1
GM
Hou Yifan
2578
-
GM
Kosintseva Tatiana
2573
½ - ½
2.2
WGM
Ju Wenjun
2516
-
IM
Kosintseva Nadezhda
2565
0 - 1
2.3
GM
Zhao Xue
2469
-
GM
Kosteniuk Alexandra
2524
1 - 0
2.4
WGM
Huang Qian
2436
-
WGM
Gunina Valentina
2465
0 - 1
Bd
14
 Romania (ROU)
Rtg
-
9
 Hungary (HUN)
Rtg
1½:2½
3.1
IM
Foisor Cristina-Adela
2395
-
GM
Hoang Thanh Trang
2482
0 - 1
3.2
WGM
Cosma Elena-Luminita
2360
-
IM
Madl Ildiko
2397
½ - ½
3.3
WGM
L'Ami Alina
2339
-
IM
Vajda Szidonia
2342
½ - ½
3.4
WIM
Bulmaga Irina
2267
-
WGM
Gara Ticia
2348
½ - ½
Bd
6
 United States (USA)
Rtg
-
13
 Slovenia (SLO)
Rtg
2½:1½
4.1
IM
Krush Irina
2490
-
IM
Muzychuk Anna
2535
½ - ½
4.2
IM
Zatonskih Anna
2480
-
WGM
Krivec Jana
2309
½ - ½
4.3
WFM
Abrahamyan Tatev
2352
-
WGM
Kaps Darja
2300
1 - 0
4.4
WGM
Baginskaite Kamile
2328
-
WIM
Rozic Vesna
2289
½ - ½
Bd
8
 India (IND)
Rtg
-
29
 Iran (IRI)
Rtg
3 : 1
5.1
IM
Harika Dronavalli
2515
-
WGM
Pourkashiyan Atousa
2322
1 - 0
5.2
IM
Tania Sachdev
2382
-
WGM
Paridar Shadi
2242
½ - ½
5.3
IM
Karavade Eesha
2365
-
WFM
Hejazipour Mitra
2239
1 - 0
5.4
WGM
Mohota Nisha
2332
-
WFM
Hakimifard Ghazal
2173
½ - ½
Bd
26
 Azerbaijan (AZE)
Rtg
-
4
 Georgia (GEO)
Rtg
0 : 4
6.1
WGM
Mamedjarova Zeinab
2234
-
GM
Dzagnidze Nana
2534
0 - 1
6.2
WGM
Mamedjarova Turkan
2301
-
IM
Javakhishvili Lela
2451
0 - 1
6.3
WFM
Mammadova Gulnar Marfat
2293
-
IM
Melia Salome
2439
0 - 1
6.4
WIM
Umudova Nargiz
2251
-
IM
Khukhashvili Sopiko
2422
0 - 1

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Current women's standings (after five rounds)

Rk.
St.
Team Team
  + 
  = 
  - 
 Pts 
1
3
Ukraine UKR
5
0
0
10
2
1
Russia 1 RUS1
5
0
0
10
3
6
United States USA
4
1
0
9
4
9
Hungary HUN
4
1
0
9
5
4
Georgia GEO
4
0
1
8
6
2
China CHN
4
0
1
8
7
10
Poland POL
4
0
1
8
8
8
India IND
4
0
1
8
9
36
Russia 3 RUS3
4
0
1
8
10
17
Serbia SRB
4
0
1
8
11
7
Armenia ARM
4
0
1
8
12
16
Germany GER
3
2
0
8
13
12
Bulgaria BUL
4
0
1
8
14
5
Russia 2 RUS2
3
2
0
8
15
30
Italy ITA
4
0
1
8
16
46
Switzerland SUI
4
0
1
8

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