Olympiad R11: Armenia on the path to Gold

6/3/2006 – A 3:1 dubbing of the rival Czech team put Armenia a full 3.5 points ahead of the field and on a clear path to the Gold medal at the 37th Olympiad in Turin. China and France are in 2-3rd place, Russia is in fourth, half a point behind. In the women's section Ukraine demolished Bulgaria 2.5:0.5, while Russia beat Georgia 2:1. Report and pictures.

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Turin 2006: After round eleven

Armenia defeated the Czech Republic 3:1, with Levon Aronian beating David Navara, and Karen Asrian defeating Vlastimil Bubla. That put Arminia a full 3.5 points ahead of their nearest rivals (China). France helped in this ranking by defeating China 2.5:1.5 (Lautier beat Zhang Zhong), which put the French squad on par with the Chinese. The US fought an incredible battle aganist Russia, with Grischuk winning, winning, winning until he lost (to a blunder – 43...fxg6?? instead of 43...Bxg3!) against Hikaru Nakamura. Gata Kamsky was quite disappointed not to have got a full point in his game against Vladimir Kramnik. The final score: 2.5:1.5 for the USA.


Czech Republic vs Armenia

3 Armenia (ARM) Rtg
3 : 1
20 Czech Republic (CZE) Rtg
GM Aronian Levon 2756
1-0
GM Navara David 2658
GM Akopian Vladimir 2706
½-½
GM Hracek Zbynek 2593
GM Asrian Karen 2646
1-0
GM Babula Vlastimil 2583
GM Sargissian Gabriel 2612
½-½
GM Laznicka Viktor 2551


Russia vs USA (with Kramnik vs Kamsky on board one)

7 USA (USA) Rtg
2½:1½
1 Russia (RUS) Rtg
GM Kamsky Gata 2671
½-½
GM Kramnik Vladimir 2729
GM Onischuk Alexander 2650
½-½
GM Svidler Peter 2743
GM Nakamura Hikaru 2664
1-0
GM Grischuk Alexander 2719
GM Kaidanov Gregory 2603
½-½
GM Bareev Evgeny 2701


France vs China (with Bacrot vs Bu)

12 China (CHN) Rtg
1½:2½
5 France (FRA) Rtg
GM Bu Xiangzhi 2640
½-½
GM Bacrot Etienne 2708
GM Zhang Zhong 2640
0-1
GM Lautier Joel 2682
GM Zhang Pengxiang 2623
½-½
GM Sokolov Andrei 2628
GM Ni Hua 2607
½-½
GM Vachier-Lagrave Maxime 2576


Ukraine (with Ivanchuk) vs Azerbaijan (with Radjabov)

9 Azerbaijan (AZE) Rtg
1 : 3
4 Ukraine (UKR) Rtg
GM Radjabov Teimour 2717
½-½
GM Ivanchuk Vasyl 2731
GM Gashimov Vugar 2659
½-½
GM Karjakin Sergey 2661
GM Guseinov Gadir 2617
0-1
GM Elyanov Pavel 2665
GM Mamedov Rauf 2538
0-1
GM Moiseyenko Alexander 2662

Other top teams results

30 Uzbekistan (UZB) Rtg
1½:2½
18 Cuba (CUB) Rtg
GM Kasimdzhanov R 2673
0-1
GM Bruzon Batista Lazaro 2652
GM Gareyev Timur 2522
½-½
GM Dominguez Perez L 2647
IM Filippov Anton 2497
0-1
GM

Nogueira Santiago J

2556
GM Iuldachev Saidali 2480
1-0
GM Quezada Perez Y 2512
15 Romania (ROM) Rtg
2:2
17 Georgia (GEO) Rtg
GM Nisipeanu Liviu Dieter 2695
½-½
GM Jobava Baadur 2646
GM Istratescu Andrei 2621
1-0
GM Pantsulaia Levan 2611
GM Nevednichy Vladislav 2582
½-½
GM Kacheishvili Giorgi 2605
GM Vajda Levente 2511
0-1
GM Gagunashvili Merab 2560
43 Italy A (ITA-A) Rtg
2:2
70 Italy B (ITA-B) Rtg
GM Godena Michele 2537
½-½
FM Ronchetti Niccolo 2419
GM Garcia Palermo Carlos 2462
½-½
FM Vocaturo Daniele 2402
IM Bellini Fabio 2499
1-0
FM Brunello Sabino 2339
IM D'Amore Carlo 2474
0-1
FM Rombaldoni Denis 2322
16 Hungary (HUN) Rtg
2:2
25 Denmark (DEN) Rtg
GM Almasi Zoltan 2657
½-½
GM Nielsen Peter Heine 2646
GM Gyimesi Zoltan 2614
½-½
GM Hansen Sune Berg 2555
GM Balogh Csaba 2576
½-½
GM Hansen Lars Bo 2560
GM Horvath Adam 2532
½-½
GM Schandorff Lars 2521
2 India (IND) Rtg
1:3
6 Israel (ISR) Rtg
GM Anand Viswanathan 2803
½-½
GM Gelfand Boris 2727
GM Sasikiran Krishnan 2692
0-1
GM Smirin Ilia 2662
GM Harikrishna P 2680
½-½
GM Sutovsky Emil 2628
GM Sandipan Chanda 2550
0-1
GM Avrukh Boris 2633
8 Netherlands (NED) Rtg
3:1
35 Philippines (PHI) Rtg
GM Sokolov Ivan 2676
½-½
GM Paragua Mark 2617
GM Tiviakov Sergey 2669
½-½
GM Torre Eugene 2543
GM Van Wely Loek 2655
1-0
GM Antonio Rogelio 2539
GM Nijboer Friso 2584
1-0
  Laylo Darwin 2406
14 Germany (GER) Rtg
3:1
28 Croatia (CRO) Rtg
GM Naiditsch Arkadij 2664
1-0
GM Kozul Zdenko 2606
GM Jussupow Artur 2608
0-1
GM Palac Mladen 2561
GM Gustafsson Jan 2603
1-0
GM Dizdar Goran 2541
GM Graf Alexander 2592
1-0
GM Zelcic Robert 2525

Standings after eleven rounds

Rk. Sd Team
Gms
+
=
TB1
TB2
TB3
1 3 Armenia 11 10 1 0 32.0 291.0 21
2 12 China 11 6 1 4 28.5 286.0 13
3 5 France 11 7 4 0 28.5 283.0 18
4 1 Russia 11 6 2 3 28.0 300.0 14
5 7 USA 11 8 3 0 28.0 285.0 19
6 20 Czech Republic 11 6 4 1 27.5 289.0 16
7 4 Ukraine 11 7 2 2 27.5 281.5 16
8 18 Cuba 11 7 2 2 27.5 273.5 16
9 6 Israel 11 7 3 1 27.5 270.0 17
10 8 Netherlands 11 7 1 3 27.0 283.5 15
11 14 Germany 11 6 0 5 27.0 279.5 12
12 17 Georgia 11 8 1 2 26.5 283.5 17
13 25 Denmark 11 7 2 2 26.5 282.5 16
14 30 Uzbekistan 11 5 3 3 26.5 282.0 13
15 32 Slovenia 11 7 2 2 26.5 276.5 16
16 16 Hungary 11 6 3 2 26.5 275.0 15
17 22 Greece 11 7 1 3 26.5 272.5 15
18 10 Bulgaria 11 5 2 4 26.5 272.0 12
19 24 Norway 11 8 1 2 26.5 269.0 17
20 23 Moldova 11 6 1 4 26.5 267.0 13
21 15 Romania 11 5 3 3 26.5 264.0 13
22 21 Poland 11 6 1 4 26.0 275.0 13
23 11 Spain 11 5 4 2 26.0 273.5 14
24 36 Slovakia 11 7 0 4 26.0 267.0 14
25 27 Iceland 11 6 1 4 26.0 259.5 13
26 2 India 11 5 3 3 25.5 281.0 13
27 19 Belarus 11 7 1 3 25.5 279.5 15
28 51 Iran 11 5 1 5 25.5 274.5 11
29 9 Azerbaijan 11 6 2 3 25.5 273.5 14
30 34 Turkey 11 5 2 4 25.5 268.0 12
31 37 Vietnam 11 5 4 2 25.5 266.0 14
32 41 FYROM 11 6 4 1 25.5 260.5 16
33 13 England 11 6 2 3 25.5 259.0 14
34 47 Canada 11 6 0 5 25.5 255.5 12
35 28 Croatia 11 5 3 3 25.0 272.0 13
36 35 Philippines 11 4 4 3 25.0 271.5 12
37 31 Sweden 11 4 4 3 25.0 269.5 12
38 29 Switzerland 11 4 4 3 25.0 261.5 12

Women's section

Ukraine demolished Bulgaria 2.5:0.5, with Katerina Lahno and Inna Yanovska-Gaponenko bringing home the full points. Meanwhile Russia defeated Georgia 2:1, which left Ukrain a full point ahead of their main rival in this Olympiad. China defeated Greece 3:0 to narrow the gap to Russia, but the Chinese girls are still a full point behind. USA beat Slovenia 2.5:1.5 and India defeated Romania 2:1 to share the next two places.


Russia vs Georgia

3 Georgia (GEO) Rtg
1 : 2
1 Russia (RUS) Rtg
IM Khurtsidze Nino 2426
0-1
GM Kosteniuk Alexandra 2540
IM Javakhishvili Lela 2410
½-½
IM Kosintseva Tatiana 2489
IM Lomineishvili Maia 2395
½-½
IM Kosintseva Nadezhda 2469


Ukraine vs Bulgaria (with Nataila Zhukova vs Antoaneta Stefanova)

10 Bulgaria (BUL) Rtg
½ :2½
2 Ukraine (UKR) Rtg
GM Stefanova Ant. 2502
½-½
WGM Zhukova Natalia 2425
WGM Voiska Margarita 2314
0-1
IM Lahno Katerina 2468
WGM Velcheva Maria 2279
0-1
IM Yanovska-Gaponenko I 2430


Armenia vs France (with Mkrtchian vs Skripchenko)

15 France (FRA) Rtg
1½:1½
7 Armenia (ARM) Rtg
IM Skripchenko Almira 2423
½-½
IM Mkrtchian Lilit 2453
WGM Milliet Sophie 2330
½-½
IM Danielian Elina 2422
WGM Lallemand Roza 2243
½-½
WGM Aginian Nelli 2332


Germany (with Elisabeth Paehtz) vs Sweden

40 Sweden (SWE) Rtg
1 : 2
8 Germany (GER) Rtg
WIM Johansson Viktoria 2222
0-1
IM Paehtz Elisabeth 2438
WFM Pavlovskaia Evgenia 2182
½-½
IM Kachiani-Gersinska K 2421
  Jiretorn Eva 2117
½-½
WGM Juergens Vera 2330


Slovenia vs USA

5 USA (USA) Rtg
2½:½
17 Slovenia (SLO) Rtg
WGM Zatonskih Anna 2433
1-0
WGM Muzychuk Anna 2418
IM Krush Irina 2437
½-½
WGM Srebrnic Ana 2302
WGM Goletiani Rusudan 2371
1-0
WIM Krivec Jana 2323


Greece vs China

6 China (CHN) Rtg
3 : 0
14 Greece (GRE) Rtg
WGM Zhao Xue 2423
1-0
IM Dembo Yelena 2464
  Shen Yang 2411
1-0
WGM Makropoulou Marina 2305
WFM Hou Yifan 2298
1-0
WIM Fakhiridou Ekaterini 2292


Romania vs India

9 India (IND) Rtg
2 : 1
11 Romania (ROM) Rtg
GM Koneru Humpy 2548
½-½
IM Peptan Corina Isabela 2408
WGM Harika Dronavalli 2358
½-½
IM Foisor Cristina Adela 2392
WGM Swathi Ghate 2262
1-0
WGM Calotescu Ana Cristina 2325

Standings after eleven rounds (Women)

Rk. Sd Team
Gms
+
=
TB1
TB2
TB3
1 2 Ukraine 11 11 0 0 25.5 214.0 22
2 1 Russia 11 8 2 1 24.5 225.5 18
3 6 China 11 7 2 2 23.5 224.5 16
4 5 USA 11 7 3 1 21.5 224.5 17
5 9 India 11 7 2 2 21.5 210.5 16
6 3 Georgia 11 6 3 2 21.0 223.5 15
7 4 Hungary 11 7 0 4 20.5 227.0 14
8 7 Armenia 11 6 3 2 20.5 216.0 15
9 15 France 11 5 3 3 20.5 214.0 13
10 10 Bulgaria 11 6 3 2 20.0 221.5 15
11 11 Romania 11 6 2 3 20.0 217.0 14
12 12 Poland 11 7 1 3 20.0 208.5 15
13 32 Belarus 11 5 3 3 20.0 204.5 13
14 18 Netherlands 11 6 2 3 20.0 192.0 14
15 14 Greece 11 7 2 2 19.5 210.0 16
16 17 Slovenia 11 5 2 4 19.5 206.5 12
17 8 Germany 11 5 4 2 19.5 205.5 14
18 16 Slovakia 11 7 1 3 19.5 204.0 15
19 36 Croatia 11 5 3 3 19.5 204.0 13
20 25 Latvia 11 6 2 3 19.5 191.0 14
21 13 Lithuania 11 6 1 4 19.0 207.5 13
22 34 Estonia 11 5 2 4 19.0 205.0 12
23 20 Israel 11 7 1 3 19.0 200.5 15
24 60 Philippines 11 5 3 3 19.0 194.5 13
25 37 Iran 11 4 3 4 19.0 194.5 11

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The Timetable

37th Olympiad 77th FIDE Congress
May 20 2006 21:00 Opening ceremony    
May 21 2006 15:00 First round  
May 22 2006 15:00 Second round  
May 23 2006 15:00 Third round  
May 24 2006 15:00 Fourth round  
May 25 2006 15:00 Fifth round  
May 26 2006   Rest day  
May 27 2006 15:00 Sixth round FIDE Commissions and committees
May 28 2006 15:00 Seventh round
May 29 2006 15:00 Eighth round
May 30 2006 15:00 Ninth round Executive board, Presidential board
May 31 2006 15:00 Tenth round
June 1 2006   Rest day
June 2 2006 15:00 Eleventh round

Continental Meeting, General Assembly

June 3 2006 15:00 Twelfth round
June 4 2006 10:00 Thirteenth round
June 4 2006 20:30 Closing ceremony

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