Bled Olympiad Round 13 – draws all around

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11/8/2002 – The top boards treated us to the most boring day of the 35 Olympiad in Bled. Russia vs Israel: all games drawn, Hungary (in hot pursuit) vs Armenia: all draws. The longest game was 17 moves, the shortest 12. Germany vs England also produced four draws, but at least Adams-Lutz lasted 35 moves. We bring you (yawn) games, results and many interesting links here.

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First of all here are the games of the top boards. Remember that before the penultimate round 13 Russia was leading Hungary by two points.

Russia vs Israel: 2-2

Kasparov-Gelfand: 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nf6 3.Nxe5 d6 4.Nf3 Nxe4 5.d4 d5 6.Bd3 Be7 7.O-O Nc6 8.c4 Nf6 9.h3 Nb4 10.Be2 dxc4 11.Bxc4 O-O 12.Nc3 c6 13.Re1 Nbd5 14.Bg5 Be6 15.Qb3 Rb8 16.Ne5 Re8 17.Rad1 1/2-1/2

Smirin-Grischuk: 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.O-O Be7 6.Re1 b5 7.Bb3 O-O 8.a4 b4 9.d4 d6 10.dxe5 Nxe5 11.Nbd2 Nxf3+ 12.Nxf3 Bb7 13.e5 Nd7 14.Bf4 1/2-1/2

Khalifman-Sutovsky: 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nf3 Bg7 4.g3 d5 5.Bg2 dxc4 6.Na3 c3 7.bxc3 O-O 8.O-O c5 9.e3 Nc6 10.Qe2 Bf5 11.Rd1 cxd4 12.cxd4 Rc8 13.Bb2 1/2-1/2

Avrukh-Morozevich: 1.d4 d5 2.c4 c6 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.e3 a6 5.Nf3 b5 6.b3 Bg4 7.Be2 e6 8.O-O Nbd7 9.h3 Bh5 10.Bb2 Bd6 11.Ne5 Bxe2 12.Nxe2 Qc7 13.cxd5 cxd5 14.Rc1 Qb8 15.Nxd7 Nxd7 16.e4 b4 17.Rc6 1/2-1/2

Hungary vs Armenia: 2-2

Leko-Akopian: 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nf6 3.Nxe5 d6 4.Nf3 Nxe4 5.Qe2 Qe7 6.d3 Nf6 7.Bg5 Qxe2+ 8.Bxe2 Be7 9.Nc3 h6 10.Bh4 Nbd7 11.O-O-O Nb6 12.Rhe1 Nfd5 13.Nxd5 Nxd5 14.Bxe7 1/2-1/2

Lputian-Almasi: 1.Nf3 Nf6 2.c4 c5 3.g3 Nc6 4.Bg2 d5 5.cxd5 Nxd5 6.O-O e5 7.Nc3 Nc7 8.d3 Be7 9.Nd2 Bd7 10.Nc4 f6 11.f4 b5 12.Ne3 Rc8 1/2-1/2

Gyimesi-Asrian: 1.c4 e6 2.Nf3 d5 3.g3 Nf6 4.Bg2 Be7 5.O-O O-O 6.d4 dxc4 7.Qc2 a6 8.a4 Bd7 9.Qxc4 Bc6 10.Bg5 Bd5 11.Qc2 Be4 12.Qd1 h6 13.Bxf6 Bxf6 14.Nc3 Bxf3 15.Bxf3 c6 16.e3 a5 1/2-1/2

Sargissian-Acs: 1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.O-O Be7 6.Re1 b5 7.Bb3 d6 8.c3 O-O 9.h3 Nb8 10.d4 Nbd7 11.Nbd2 Bb7 12.Bc2 Re8 13.Nf1 Bf8 14.Ng3 g6 15.a4 c5 16.d5 c4 17.Bg5 h6 1/2-1/2

Other results:

Croatia-China 1-3
1 GM Kozul Zdenko 2565 0-1 GM Ye Jiangchuan 2667
2 GM Cvitan Ognjen 2562 1-0 GM Xu Jun 2643
3 GM Zelcic Robert 2554 0-1 GM Zhang Zhong 2620
4 GM Stevic Hrvoje 2512 0-1 GM Bu Xiangzhi 2601

Georgia-Canada 3½-½
1 GM Azmaiparashvili Zurab 2666 1-0 GM Lesiege Alexandre 2531
2 GM Sturua Zurab 2536 ½-½ GM Spraggett Kevin 2533
3 GM Mchedlishvili Mikheil 2551 1-0 IM Teplitsky Yan 2455
4 IM Gagunashvili Merab 2538 1-0 IM Bluvshtein Mark 2449

Poland-Yugoslavia 2-2
1 GM Krasenkow Michal 2651 0-1 GM Ljubojevic Ljubomir 2557
2 GM Macieja Bartlomiej 2615 ½-½ GM Damljanovic Branko 2550
3 GM Markowski Tomasz 2549 1-0 GM Ivanisevic Ivan 2537
4 GM Kempinski Robert 2532 ½-½ GM Kovacevic Aleksandar 2546

England-Germany 2-2
1 GM Adams Michael 2745 ½-½ GM Lutz Christopher 2645
2 GM Short Nigel 2684 ½-½ GM Dautov Rustem 2617
3 GM Conquest Stuart 2537 ½-½ GM Bischoff Klaus 2554
4 GM Emms John 2520 ½-½ GM Luther Thomas 2538

Standings after round 13:
  1 Russia      36½
  2 Hungary     34½
  3 Georgia     33
  4 China       32½
  5 Armenia     32
  6 Israel      31½
  7 Netherlands 31
  8 Poland      31
  9 England     31
 10 Yugoslavia  31


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