Olympiad R4: Russia beats China, leads with Armenia

5/25/2006 – Kramnik and Bareev drew, but Svidler and Grischuk scored to send China from place two down to nine. Armenia defeated Norway 4-0 to join Russia in the lead. Both teams have four match points and 13.5 board points. In the women's section Russia defeated Lithuania 3-0. Tatiana Kosintseva and Kateryna Lahno (Ukraine) have perfect 4-0 scores. Full illustrated report.

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Turin 2006: After round four

The leading Russian beats China 3-1, with Kramnik and Bareev drawing and Svidler and Grischuk (who is now on board three) winning. With this defeat China has dropped to place nine. Armenia defeated Norway 4-0 to join Russia in the lead. Both teams have four match points and 13.5 board points. The Netherlands beat Greece 3-1 for a 4-0/13-3 (match/board points) score and third place. Uzbekistan and Ukraine tied 2-2, with Rustam Kasimdzhanov defeating Vassily Ivanchuk. India beat Hungary 2½:1½, with the three top boards (Anand, Sasikiran and Harikrishna) drawing, but Ganguly winning. Georgia beat Germany 2½-1½. The USA beat Poland 3:1, with Kamsky, Nakamura and Ibragimov scoring. GM Viktor Laznicka of the Czech Republic, rated 2551, is the only player left with a 4-0 score.

Standings after four rounds

Rk. Sd Team
Gms
+
=
TB1
TB2
TB3
1 1 Russia
4
4
0
0
13.5
40.0
8
2 3 Armenia
4
4
0
0
13.5
36.5
8
3 8 Netherlands
4
4
0
0
13.0
37.0
8
4 30 Uzbekistan
4
3
1
0
12.5
34.5
7
5 11 Spain
4
4
0
0
12.0
39.0
8
6 4 Ukraine
4
3
1
0
12.0
38.0
7
7 10 Bulgaria
4
3
1
0
12.0
37.5
7
8 31 Sweden
4
3
0
1
12.0
32.0
6
9 12 China
4
3
0
1
11.5
41.0
6
10 17 Georgia
4
4
0
0
11.5
39.0
8
11 7 USA
4
4
0
0
11.5
35.5
8
12 2 India
4
3
0
1
11.5
31.0
6
13 22 Greece
4
3
0
1
11.0
39.0
6
14 27 Iceland
4
3
0
1
11.0
39.0
6
15 37 Vietnam
4
3
0
1
11.0
38.5
6
16 25 Denmark
4
3
0
1
11.0
38.0
6
17 20 Czech Republic
4
3
1
0
11.0
37.5
7
18 26 Brazil
4
3
0
1
11.0
36.5
6
19 18 Cuba
4
3
1
0
11.0
36.0
7
20 28 Croatia
4
3
0
1
11.0
35.0
6
21 6 Israel
4
3
1
0
11.0
34.5
7
22 15 Romania
4
3
0
1
11.0
34.5
6
23 51 Iran
4
2
0
2
11.0
34.0
4
24 38 Argentina
4
3
0
1
11.0
32.5
6
25 14 Germany
4
2
0
2
10.5
42.5
4
26 16 Hungary
4
3
0
1
10.5
38.0
6
27 34 Turkey
4
3
0
1
10.5
37.5
6
28 19 Belarus
4
4
0
0
10.5
35.0
8
29 36 Slovakia
4
3
0
1
10.5
35.0
6
30 29 Switzerland
4
3
0
1
10.5
34.5
6
31 55 Mexico
4
2
1
1
10.5
29.5
5

Women's section

Russia defeated Lithuania 3-0. Even though Alexandra Kosteniuk was rested, the two Kosintseva sisters and Ekaterina Kovalevskays brought home the points (and ruined Viktorija Cmilyte's perfect 3-0 score with a first loss). China lost to Ukraine 1-2, when Kateryna Lahno defeated Wang Yu. Kateryna and Tatiana Kosintseva are the only 2400+ players with a perfect 4-0 score.

Rk. Sd Team
Gms
+
=
TB1
TB2
TB3
1 1 Russia
4
4
0
0
11.5
30.0
8
2 2 Ukraine
4
4
0
0
10.0
28.0
8
3 5 USA
4
4
0
0
9.5
32.0
8
4 6 China
4
3
0
1
9.5
30.5
6
5 10 Bulgaria
4
4
0
0
9.5
26.5
8
6 11 Romania
4
3
0
1
9.0
33.0
6
7 13 Lithuania
4
3
0
1
9.0
31.0
6
8 4 Hungary
4
3
0
1
9.0
26.5
6
9 24 Spain
4
3
1
0
9.0
26.0
7
10 34 Estonia
4
3
0
1
9.0
26.0
6
11 20 Israel
4
3
0
1
8.5
28.5
6
12 23 Vietnam
4
2
1
1
8.5
28.5
5
13 7 Armenia
4
3
1
0
8.5
28.0
7
14 14 Greece
4
3
1
0
8.5
28.0
7
15 9 India
4
2
2
0
8.5
28.0
6
16 16 Slovakia
4
3
1
0
8.5
27.5
7
17 29 Mongolia
4
3
0
1
8.5
24.0
6
18 3 Georgia
4
2
2
0
8.0
29.5
6
19 17 Slovenia
4
2
2
0
8.0
28.5
6
20 31 Kazakhstan
4
3
0
1
8.0
28.5
6
21 21 Italy A
4
3
0
1
8.0
28.0
6
22 8 Germany
4
2
2
0
8.0
27.5
6
23 41 Turkey
4
2
2
0
8.0
27.0
6
24 47 Mexico
4
3
0
1
8.0
25.5
6
25 38 Australia
4
3
0
1
8.0
23.5
6
26 43 Turkmenistan
4
2
0
2
8.0
22.0
4

Pictures report from round four

By Natalia Straub


Russia (Kramnik, Svidler and Bareev) vs China (Bu Xiangzhi, Wang Yue)

12  China (CHN) Rtg
1:3
1  Russia (RUS) Rtg
GM Bu Xiangzhi 2640
½-½
GM Kramnik Vladimir 2729
GM Zhang Zhong 2640
0-1
GM Svidler Peter 2743
GM Zhang Pengxiang 2623
0-1
GM Grischuk Alexander 2719
GM Wang Yue 2598
½-½
GM Bareev Evgeny 2701


India (Anand, Harikrishna, Ganguly) vs Hungary (Almasi, Berkes, Balogh, Ruck)

16   Hungary (HUN) Rtg
1½:2½
2   India (IND) Rtg
GM Almasi Zoltan 2657
½-½
GM Anand Viswanathan 2803
GM Berkes Ferenc 2593
½½
GM Sasikiran Krishnan 2692
GM Balogh Csaba 2576
½-½
GM Harikrishna P 2680
GM Ruck Robert 2537
0-1
GM Ganguly Surya Shekhar 2578


Ivanchuk (Ukraine) vs Kasimdzhanov (Uzbekistan)

30   Uzbekistan (UZB) Rtg
2:2
4   Ukraine (UKR) Rtg
GM Kasimdzhanov Rustam 2673
1-0
GM Ivanchuk Vasyl 2731
GM Barsov Aleksey 2525
0-1
GM Volokytin Andrei 2660
IM Filippov Anton 2497
0-1
GM Karjakin Sergey 2661
GM Iuldachev Saidali 2480
1-0
GM Moiseyenko Alexander 2662


Poland vs USA (right: Gata Kamsky)

7   USA (USA) Rtg
3:1
21   Poland (POL) Rtg
GM Kamsky Gata 2671
1-0
GM Socko Bartosz 2606
GM Nakamura Hikaru 2664
1-0
GM Macieja Bartlomiej 2584
GM Ibragimov Ildar 2637
1-0
GM Kempinski Robert 2586
GM Kaidanov Gregory 2603
0-1
GM Wojtaszek Radoslaw 2597


GM Bu Xiangzhi, China, 2640 (background: Zhang Zhong)


GM Wang Yue, China, 2598


GM Viktor Korchnoi, Switzerland, 2611


GM Boris Gelfand, Israel, 2727


Lithuania (with Cmilyte) vs Russia (with the Kosintseva sisters)

1   Russia (RUS) Rtg
3:0
13   Lithuania (LTU) Rtg
IM Kosintseva Tatiana 2489
1-0
IM Cmilyte Viktorija 2470
IM Kosintseva Nadezhda 2469
1-0
IM Ciuksyte Dagne 2423
IM Kovalevskaya Ekaterina 2460
1-0
  Daulyte Deimante 2230


Zhukova, Lahno (Ukraine) vs Xue, Wang, Hou (China)

6   China (CHN) Rtg
1:2
2   Ukraine (UKR) Rtg
WGM Zhao Xue 2423
½-½
WGM Zhukova Natalia 2425
WGM Wang Yu 2390
0-1
IM Lahno Katerina 2468
WFM Hou Yifan 2298
½-½
WGM Ushenina Anna 2397


Elisabeth Pähtz (Germany) vs Anna Muzychuk (Slovenia)

17 Slovenia (SLO) Rtg
1½:1½
8 Germany (GER) Rtg
WGM Muzychuk Anna 2418
1-0
IM Paehtz Elisabeth 2438
WGM Srebrnic Ana 2302
0-1
IM Kachian Ketino 2421
WIM Krivec Jana 2323
½-½
WGM Juergens Vera 2330


WGM Wang Yu, China, 2390


WFM Hou Yifan, China, 2298


IM Viktorija Cmilyte, Lithuania, 2470


WIM Anna Sharevich, Belarus, 2281


GM Alexandra Kosteniuk, Russia, 2540 (resting in round four)


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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