Olympiad R5: Six teams with 9/10 points

11/18/2008 – Germany and Russia drew their match, Armenia, Ukraine, Azerbaijan and England won theirs, so now there are six teams with an equal number of match points at the top of the table. The day's sensation: Adams lost with white against 16-year-old Fabiano Caruana. In the women's section China thrashed their main rival Poland to take the sole lead. Results, games, giant pictorial.

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38th Chess Olympiad Dresden 2008

The Olympiad is taking place from November 12th to 25th, 2008, in the Congress Hall in Dresden, Saxony, Germany. 156 teams from 152 nations are participating, with most of the top players present.

Round five men's section

The summit between Germany 1 and Russia ended in four draws, with Vladimir Kramnik playing a Petroff against Arkadij Naiditsch, who had sensationally beaten him with a novelty in this opening in Dortmund earlier this year. Armenia defeated the Netherlands to join Germany and Russia in the lead, that has now swollen to six teams with 9/10 points. Ukraine is one of them, after Vassily Ivanchuk ground down Peter Leko in 127 moves and the team defeated Hungary 2½:1½. That was the score between England and Italy as well, but one must note that 16-year-old prodigy Fabiano Caruana, who beat Viktor Korchnoi yesterday, did it again with the black pieces against Michael Adams. Norway's dream trip ended when Azerbaijan took their match 3:1. Third seed China could only beat 46th seed Scotland 2½:1½, which must be regarded as a further upset in this round. Bulgaria defeated Slovenia 3½:½, with Veselin Topalov dropping the only half-point in his game against Alexander Beliavsky.

Bo. 9 Armenia (ARM) Rtg
2½:1½
20 Netherlands (NED) Rtg
1.1 GM Aronian Levon 2757
½ - ½
GM Van Wely Loek 2618
1.2 GM Akopian Vladimir 2679
½ - ½
GM Smeets Jan 2604
1.3 GM Sargissian Gabriel 2642
1 - 0
GM Stellwagen Daniel 2605
1.4 GM Petrosian Tigran L 2629
½ - ½
GM L'Ami Erwin 2610
Bo. 11 Germany 1 (GER1) Rtg
2 : 2
1 Russia (RUS) Rtg
2.1 GM Naiditsch Arkadij 2678
½ - ½
GM Kramnik Vladimir 2772
2.2 GM Khenkin Igor 2647
½ - ½
GM Grischuk Alexander 2719
2.3 GM Gustafsson Jan 2634
½ - ½
GM Morozevich Alexander 2787
2.4 GM Fridman Daniel 2630
½ - ½
GM Jakovenko Dmitry 2737
Bo. 5 Hungary (HUN) Rtg
1½:2½
2 Ukraine (UKR) Rtg
3.1 GM Leko Peter 2747
0 - 1
GM Ivanchuk Vassily 2786
3.2 GM Polgar Judit 2711
0 - 1
GM Karjakin Sergey 2730
3.3 GM Almasi Zoltan 2663
1 - 0
GM Eljanov Pavel 2720
3.4 GM Balogh Csaba 2616
½ - ½
GM Volokitin Andrei 2659
Bo. 19 Norway (NOR) Rtg
1 : 3
4 Azerbaijan (AZE) Rtg
4.1 GM Carlsen Magnus 2786
½ - ½
GM Mamedyarov Shakhriyar 2731
4.2 GM Agdestein Simen 2588
0 - 1
GM Gashimov Vugar 2703
4.3 GM Lie Kjetil A 2526
½ - ½
GM Huseynov Gadir 2650
4.4 IM Hammer Jon Ludvig 2522
0 - 1
GM Mammadov Rauf 2631
Bo. 15 England (ENG) Rtg
2½:1½
44 Italy (ITA) Rtg
5.1 GM Adams Michael 2734
0 - 1
GM Caruana Fabiano 2640
5.2 GM Short Nigel D 2642
1 - 0
GM Godena Michele 2517
5.3 GM Howell David W L 2593
1 - 0
IM Shytaj Luca 2472
5.4 GM Jones Gawain C B 2548
½ - ½
IM Brunello Sabino 2455
Bo. 13 India (IND) Rtg
3 : 1
54 Austria (AUT) Rtg
6.1 GM Sasikiran Krishnan 2694
½ - ½
GM Ragger Markus 2518
6.2 GM Harikrishna P 2659
1 - 0
GM Kindermann Stefan 2517
6.3 GM Ganguly Surya Shekhar 2603
1 - 0
IM Atlas Valery 2465
6.4 GM Geetha Narayanan Gopal 2548
½ - ½
IM Neubauer Martin 2422
Bo. 21 Poland (POL) Rtg
3½: ½
66 Costa Rica (CRC) Rtg
7.1 GM Socko Bartosz 2631
1 - 0
GM Ramirez Alejandro 2533
7.2 GM Miton Kamil 2604
½ - ½
IM Gonzalez Bernal 2432
7.3 GM Wojtaszek Radoslaw 2599
1 - 0
IM Valdes Leonardo 2401
7.4 GM Bartel Mateusz 2602
1 - 0
IM Hernandez Basante Francisco 2247
Bo. 3 China (CHN) Rtg
2½:1½
46 Scotland (SCO) Rtg
8.1 GM Wang Yue 2736
½ - ½
GM Rowson Jonathan 2596
8.2 GM Bu Xiangzhi 2714
½ - ½
GM Aagaard Jacob 2528
8.3 GM Wang Hao 2696
1 - 0
GM Shaw John 2469
8.4 GM Li Chao B 2622
½ - ½
GM McNab Colin A 2455
Bo. 37 Vietnam (VIE) Rtg
2 : 2
16 Cuba (CUB) Rtg
9.1 GM Nguyen Ngoc Truong Son 2567
½ - ½
GM Dominguez Perez Leinier 2719
9.2 GM Le Quang Liem 2583
½ - ½
GM Bruzon Batista Lazaro 2623
9.3 GM Dao Thien Hai 2510
½ - ½
GM Quezada Perez Yuniesky 2580
9.4 CM Nguyen Van Huy 2422
½ - ½
GM Hernandez Carmenates 2580
Bo. 32 Denmark (DEN) Rtg
½ :3½
8 Israel (ISR) Rtg
10.1 GM Hansen Lars Bo 2570
0 - 1
GM Gelfand Boris 2719
10.2 GM Nielsen Peter Heine 2662
½ - ½
GM Avrukh Boris 2657
10.3 IM Rasmussen Allan Stig 2513
0 - 1
GM Postny Evgeny 2674
10.4 IM Glud Jakob Vang 2444
0 - 1
GM Rodshtein Maxim 2609
Bo. 12 Spain (ESP) Rtg
2 : 2
23 Belarus (BLR) Rtg
11.1 GM Vallejo Pons Francisco 2664
1 - 0
GM Azarov Sergei 2613
11.2 GM Illescas Cordoba Miguel 2604
0 - 1
GM Zhigalko Sergei 2592
11.3 GM Khamrakulov Ibragim S 2580
½ - ½
GM Aleksandrov Aleksej 2617
11.4 GM San Segundo Carrillo Pablo 2564
½ - ½
GM Fedorov Alexei 2584
Bo. 28 Slovenia (SLO) Rtg
½ :3½
6 Bulgaria (BUL) Rtg
12.1 GM Beliavsky Alexander G 2619
½ - ½
GM Topalov Veselin 2791
12.2 GM Pavasovic Dusko 2597
0 - 1
GM Cheparinov Ivan 2696
12.3 GM Lenic Luka 2569
0 - 1
GM Delchev Aleksander 2632
12.4 IM Borisek Jure 2548
0 - 1
GM Iotov Valentin 2532
Bo. 35 Lithuania (LTU) Rtg
½ :3½
14 Romania (ROU) Rtg
13.1 GM Kveinys Aloyzas 2533
0 - 1
GM Nisipeanu Liviu-Dieter 2684
13.2 GM Rozentalis Eduardas 2577
½ - ½
GM Istratescu Andrei 2633
13.3 GM Sulskis Sarunas 2572
0 - 1
GM Lupulescu Constantin 2594
13.4 IM Zagorskis Darius 2509
0 - 1
GM Vajda Levente 2582
Bo. 22 Serbia (SRB) Rtg
1½:2½
7 France (FRA) Rtg
14.1 GM Ivanisevic Ivan 2658
½ - ½
GM Bacrot Etienne 2705
14.2 GM Solak Dragan 2595
½ - ½
GM Vachier-Lagrave Maxime 2716
14.3 GM Perunovic Milos 2580
½ - ½
GM Fressinet Laurent 2676
14.4 GM Vuckovic Bojan 2561
0 - 1
GM Tkachiev Vladislav 2664
Bo. 24 Croatia (CRO) Rtg
1 : 3
30 Sweden (SWE) Rtg
15.1 GM Palac Mladen 2583
0 - 1
GM Agrest Evgenij 2574
15.2 GM Kozul Zdenko 2593
0 - 1
GM Hillarp Persson Tiger 2543
15.3 GM Zelcic Robert 2589
½ - ½
GM Cicak Slavko 2564
15.4 GM Stevic Hrvoje 2588
½ - ½
GM Carlsson Pontus 2515
Bo. 33 Uzbekistan (UZB) Rtg
1½:2½
26 Moldova (MDA) Rtg
19.1 GM Kasimdzhanov Rustam 2672
½ - ½
GM Bologan Viktor 2682
19.2 GM Iuldachev Saidali 2511
½ - ½
GM Iordachescu Viorel 2572
19.3 IM Khamrakulov Dzhurabek 2533
½ - ½
GM Svetushkin Dmitry 2588
19.4 GM Barsov Alexei 2513
0 - 1
GM Khruschiov Alexey 2499
Bo. 50 Turkey (TUR) Rtg
2 : 2
43 Latvia (LAT) Rtg
20.1 GM Gurevich Mikhail 2634
½ - ½
GM Miezis Normunds 2557
20.2 IM Can Emre 2464
0 - 1
GM Sveshnikov Evgeny 2525
20.3 IM Haznedaroglu Kivanc 2436
½ - ½
GM Meijers Viesturs 2514
20.4 FM Yilmaz Mustafa 2387
1 - 0
GM Lanka Zigurds 2491
Bo. 10 United States (USA) Rtg
4 : 0
131 Hongkong (HKG) Rtg
26.1 GM Kamsky Gata 2729
1 - 0
WGM Corke Anya 2301
26.2 GM Nakamura Hikaru 2704
1 - 0
Tsang Hon Ki 2121
26.3 GM Shulman Yuri 2616
1 - 0
Yu Marco 2006
26.4 GM Akobian Varuzhan 2606
1 - 0
Lam Mingo Kwok Wai 1665
  • All results from the men's section (with java replay of games)
  • All available games from R01R02R03R04R05

    Mark Crowther, who compiles and edits games for the London Chess Centre's The Week in Chess service (and for the weekly downloads in ChessBase), had done a small amount of editing and correcting of the mens games from rounds 1-5. He cannot make use of the compiled PGN files for the individual rounds from the official site, he says, because he simply doesn't trust them. A number of games are misattributed, and in facth rounds 1-2 for the women actually have the men's games in them. The games above are taken from the live coverage and then processed into the normal TWIC format. Mark has tinkered with probably around 20 results and false game endings in the above files for round 1-5.

Top rankings (seven match points or higher)

Rk. SNo Team
Team
Gms
  + 
  = 
  - 
 TB1 
 TB2 
 TB3 
TB4
1 1 Russia
RUS
5
4
1
0
9
82.5
32.0
13.0
2 9 Armenia
ARM
5
4
1
0
9
80.5
29.0
15.5
3 11 Germany 1
GER1
5
4
1
0
9
77.5
28.0
14.5
4 4 Azerbaijan
AZE
5
4
1
0
9
74.0
27.0
15.0
5 2 Ukraine
UKR
5
4
1
0
9
73.0
31.0
12.0
6 15 England
ENG
5
4
1
0
9
62.0
25.0
14.0
7 21 Poland
POL
5
4
0
1
8
72.5
25.0
15.5
8 13 India
IND
5
4
0
1
8
68.0
28.0
13.5
9 30 Sweden
SWE
5
4
0
1
8
68.0
26.0
13.5
10 17 Georgia
GEO
5
4
0
1
8
67.0
28.0
12.5
11 14 Romania
ROU
5
4
0
1
8
67.0
25.0
13.5
12 6 Bulgaria
BUL
5
4
0
1
8
64.5
23.0
15.5
13 3 China
CHN
5
4
0
1
8
64.0
27.0
13.5
14 8 Israel
ISR
5
3
2
0
8
60.0
24.0
13.5
15 29 Bosnia Herzeg.
BIH
5
4
0
1
8
58.0
22.0
13.5
16 7 France
FRA
5
3
2
0
8
54.0
23.0
13.5
17 5 Hungary
HUN
5
3
1
1
7
73.0
28.0
13.0
18 20 Netherlands
NED
5
3
1
1
7
70.5
30.0
12.5
19 19 Norway
NOR
5
3
1
1
7
68.0
33.0
11.5
20 12 Spain
ESP
5
3
1
1
7
65.0
29.0
12.5
21 37 Vietnam
VIE
5
3
1
1
7
64.5
26.0
14.5
22 27 Greece
GRE
5
2
3
0
7
64.0
27.0
13.0
23 10 United States
USA
5
3
1
1
7
61.5
29.0
13.0
24 23 Belarus
BLR
5
3
1
1
7
58.0
27.0
12.0
25 16 Cuba
CUB
5
3
1
1
7
57.5
27.0
12.0
26 41 Germany 2
GER2
5
3
1
1
7
56.0
27.0
12.0
27 45 Iceland
ISL
5
3
1
1
7
54.5
24.0
13.5
28 38 Philippines
PHI
5
3
1
1
7
53.5
26.0
11.0
29 52 Finland
FIN
5
3
1
1
7
53.0
22.0
14.0
30 26 Moldova
MDA
5
3
1
1
7
49.5
25.0
12.0
31 59 Colombia
COL
5
3
1
1
7
49.5
23.0
13.0

It's a bit early, but we might as well take a look at the top twenty performers at the Olympiad.

No. Ti. Name Elo Team Rp
Pkt.
Gms
%
Bd.
1 GM Iotov Valentin 2532 Bulgaria 3029
5.0
5
100.0
5
2 FM El Debs Felipe 2447 Brazil 3009
4.0
4
100.0
3
3 FM Abdel Razik Khaled 2406 Egypt 2993
4.0
4
100.0
5
4 GM Lie Kjetil A 2526 Norway 2923
3.5
4
87.5
3
5 GM Sargissian Gabriel 2642 Armenia 2892
4.5
5
90.0
3
6 GM Gelfand Boris 2719 Israel 2888
3.5
4
87.5
1
7 FM Nokes Roger I 2293 New Zealand 2884
4.0
4
100.0
4
8 GM Mamedyarov Shakhriyar 2731 Azerbaijan 2878
4.0
5
80.0
2
9 GM Naiditsch Arkadij 2678 Germany 1 2870
4.0
5
80.0
1
10 GM Onischuk Alexander 2644 USA 2863
3.5
4
87.5
3
11 GM Efimenko Zahar 2680 Ukraine 2833
2.5
3
83.3
4
12 GM Berkes Ferenc 2645 Hungary 2833
2.5
3
83.3
5
13 GM Wang Hao 2696 China 2831
3.5
4
87.5
4
14 GM Almasi Zoltan 2663 Hungary 2826
4.0
5
80.0
3
15 GM Morozevich Alexander 2787 Russia 2823
4.0
5
80.0
4
16 GM Beliavsky Alexander G 2619 Slovenia 2819
3.0
4
75.0
1
17 GM Short Nigel D 2642 England 2815
3.5
4
87.5
2
18 GM Khenkin Igor 2647 Germany 1 2805
3.0
4
75.0
2
19 GM Carlsen Magnus 2786 Norway 2804
3.5
5
70.0
1
20 GM Kasimdzhanov Rustam 2672 Uzbekistan 2796
4.0
5
80.0
1

Round five women's section

After round four China and Poland were in the lead, but China cleared up the matter in this rould with a crushing 3½:½ victory over the rivals. Russia drew against Georgia, with the current World Champion Alexandra Kosteniuk dropping a full point against former World Champion Maia Chiburdanidze. India lost to Hungary, Ukraine trounced Slovakia 3:1, as did the US team to Norway. The upset was England's 4:0 dubbing of Lithuania, which had ninth seed Viktorija Cmilyte playing on board one.

Bo. 9 Poland (POL) Rtg
½ :3½
3 China (CHN) Rtg
1.1 IM Socko Monika 2434
½ - ½
WGM Hou Yifan 2578
1.2 IM Rajlich Iweta 2404
0 - 1
GM Zhao Xue 2518
1.3 WIM Majdan Joanna 2284
0 - 1
WGM Shen Yang 2450
1.4 WIM Przezdziecka Marta 2327
0 - 1
Tan Zhongyi 2395
Bo. 12 Germany 1 (GER1) Rtg
2½:1½
19 Greece (GRE) Rtg
2.1 IM Paehtz Elisabeth 2471
½ - ½
IM Dembo Yelena 2446
2.2 IM Kachiani-Gersinska Ketino 2371
1 - 0
WGM Botsari Anna-Maria 2308
2.3 WGM Michna Marta 2399
1 - 0
WGM Makropoulou Marina 2265
2.4 WFM Ohme Melanie 2237
0 - 1
WIM Fakhiridou Ekaterini 2248
Bo. 1 Russia (RUS) Rtg
2 : 2
4 Georgia (GEO) Rtg
3.1 GM Kosteniuk Alexandra 2525
0 - 1
GM Chiburdanidze Maia 2489
3.2 IM Kosintseva Tatiana 2513
½ - ½
IM Javakhishvili Lela 2473
3.3 IM Kosintseva Nadezhda 2468
½ - ½
IM Lomineishvili Maia 2437
3.4 WGM Pogonina Natalija 2474
1 - 0
IM Khukhashvili Sopiko 2409
Bo. 11 India (IND) Rtg
1½:2½
8 Hungary (HUN) Rtg
4.1 IM Tania Sachdev 2425
½ - ½
GM Hoang Thanh Trang 2483
4.2 WGM Mohota Nisha 2311
0 - 1
IM Vajda Szidonia 2380
4.3 WGM Swathi Ghate 2320
½ - ½
IM Madl Ildiko 2376
4.4 WGM Gomes Mary Ann 2298
½ - ½
WIM Schneider Veronika 2315
Bo. 22 Spain (ESP) Rtg
1½:2½
16 Romania (ROU) Rtg
5.1 WGM Calzetta Monica 2328
1 - 0
IM Peptan Corina-Isabela 2430
5.2 WGM Vega Gutierrez Sabrina 2278
0 - 1
WGM Cosma Elena Luminita 2340
5.3 WGM Delgado Crespo Mairelys 2277
½ - ½
WIM Paulet Iozefina 2307
5.4 WIM Llaneza Vega Patricia 2246
0 - 1
WGM Motoc Alina 2313
Bo. 28 Azerbaijan (AZE) Rtg
2 : 2
10 Serbia (SRB) Rtg
6.1 WGM Mamedjarova Turkan 2269
½ - ½
IM Maric Alisa 2405
6.2 WIM Umudova Nargiz 2219
½ - ½
IM Bojkovic Natasa 2420
6.3 Isgandarova Khayala 2206
½ - ½
WGM Stojanovic Andjelija 2357
6.4 Kazimova Narmin Nizami qizi 2171
½ - ½
WGM Chelushkina Irina 2360
Bo. 2 Ukraine (UKR) Rtg
3 : 1
15 Slovakia (SVK) Rtg
10.1 GM Lahno Kateryna 2488
½ - ½
IM Repkova Eva 2400
10.2 WGM Zhukova Natalia 2488
½ - ½
IM Hagarova Zuzana 2430
10.3 IM Ushenina Anna 2496
1 - 0
WGM Pokorna Regina 2376
10.4 WGM Zdebskaja Natalia 2419
1 - 0
WFM Machalova Maria 2187
Bo. 23 Lithuania (LTU) Rtg
0 : 4
31 England (ENG) Rtg
11.1 IM Cmilyte Viktorija 2512
0 - 1
IM Houska Jovanka 2399
11.2 WIM Daulyte Deimante 2278
0 - 1
IM Ciuksyte Dagne 2339
11.3 WFM Limontaite Simona 2197
0 - 1
WIM Lauterbach Ingrid 2178
11.4 Ziogaite Jovita 2093
0 - 1
Bhatia Kanwal K 2065
Bo. 13 Bulgaria (BUL) Rtg
2 : 2
14 Slovenia (SLO) Rtg
12.1 GM Stefanova Antoaneta 2548
½ - ½
IM Muzychuk Anna 2508
12.2 WGM Djingarova Emilia 2352
½ - ½
WGM Krivec Jana 2345
12.3 WGM Voiska Margarita 2318
1 - 0
WGM Srebrnic Ana 2290
12.4 WGM Velcheva Maria 2280
0 - 1
WIM Rozic Vesna 2293
Bo. 7 United States (USA) Rtg
3 : 1
40 Norway (NOR) Rtg
13.1 IM Krush Irina 2452
1 - 0
WIM Hagesaether Ellen 2239
13.2 IM Zatonskih Anna 2440
1 - 0
WIM Sahl Sheila Barth 2219
13.3 WGM Goletiani Rusudan 2359
½ - ½
WFM Bjerke Silje 2204
13.4 WFM Abrahamyan Tatev 2286
½ - ½
WFM Tjolsen Katrine 2110
Bo. 5 France (FRA) Rtg
1½:2½
6 Armenia (ARM) Rtg
14.1 GM Sebag Marie 2533
1 - 0
IM Danielian Elina 2513
14.2 IM Collas Silvia 2352
0 - 1
IM Mkrtchian Lilit 2443
14.3 WGM Milliet Sophie 2366
0 - 1
WIM Galojan Lilit 2305
14.4 WGM Leconte Maria 2349
½ - ½
WIM Andriasian Siranush 2290
Bo. 21 Israel (ISR) Rtg
2 : 2
24 Vietnam (VIE) Rtg
15.1 IM Klinova Masha 2327
0 - 1
WGM Le Thanh Tu 2324
15.2 WGM Igla Bella 2254
1 - 0
WFM Pham Le Thao Nguyen 2304
15.3 WIM Vasiliev Olga 2235
1 - 0
WGM Hoang Thi Bao Tram 2250
15.4 WFM Efroimski Marsel 2052
0 - 1
WFM Dang Bich Ngoc 2186

Top rankings (seven match points or higher)

Rk. SNo Team
Team
Gms
  + 
  = 
  - 
 TB1 
 TB2 
 TB3 
TB4
1 3 China
CHN
5
5
0
0
10
97.0
30.0
16.0
2 8 Hungary
HUN
5
4
1
0
9
75.5
27.0
15.5
3 1 Russia
RUS
5
3
2
0
8
79.0
29.0
15.0
4 16 Romania
ROU
5
4
0
1
8
75.0
28.0
15.0
5 4 Georgia
GEO
5
3
2
0
8
74.0
33.0
12.0
6 17 Netherlands
NED
5
4
0
1
8
69.0
28.0
13.0
7 6 Armenia
ARM
5
4
0
1
8
68.5
29.0
13.0
8 2 Ukraine
UKR
5
3
2
0
8
68.5
24.0
13.5
9 9 Poland
POL
5
4
0
1
8
67.5
32.0
13.0
10 31 England
ENG
5
4
0
1
8
63.0
24.0
15.0
11 7 United States
USA
5
4
0
1
8
62.5
23.0
14.5
12 43 Uzbekistan
UZB
5
4
0
1
8
62.0
26.0
13.5
13 36 Austria
AUT
5
4
0
1
8
58.0
24.0
13.5
14 11 India
IND
5
3
1
1
7
68.0
31.0
12.0
15 10 Serbia
SRB
5
3
1
1
7
65.0
27.0
12.5
16 21 Israel
ISR
5
3
1
1
7
63.0
29.0
12.0
17 14 Slovenia
SLO
5
3
1
1
7
60.5
26.0
14.0
18 24 Vietnam
VIE
5
3
1
1
7
57.0
25.0
13.0
19 38 Switzerland
SUI
5
3
1
1
7
54.5
24.0
13.0
20 28 Azerbaijan
AZE
5
3
1
1
7
53.0
27.0
11.5
21 13 Bulgaria
BUL
5
3
1
1
7
52.0
23.0
13.5
22 47 Mongolia
MGL
5
3
1
1
7
50.5
24.0
11.0
23 33 Italy
ITA
5
3
1
1
7
49.0
24.0
13.5
24 12 Germany 1
GER1
5
3
1
1
7
47.0
22.0
11.0

Here, too, are the top scorers, all the way down to place 25, where we have a famous player.

No. Title Name Elo Team Rp
Pkt.
Gms
%
Bd.
1 IM Vajda Szidonia 2380 Hungary 2978
4.0
4
100.0
2
2 Tan Zhongyi 2395 China 2934
4.0
4
100.0
5
3 IM Ciuksyte Dagne 2339 England 2875
5.0
5
100.0
2
4 WGM Igla Bella 2254 Israel 2874
4.0
4
100.0
3
5 WGM Pogonina Natalija 2474 Russia 2864
3.0
3
100.0
5
6 IM Moser Eva 2376 Austria 2790
4.0
4
100.0
1
7 WGM Zdebskaja Natalia 2419 Ukraine 2765
4.0
4
100.0
5
8 GM Stefanova Antoaneta 2548 Bulgaria 2672
3.5
4
87.5
1
9 WGM Hou Yifan 2578 China 2655
4.0
5
80.0
1
10 WGM Shen Yang 2450 China 2651
3.5
4
87.5
3
11 IM Kosintseva Nadezhda 2468 Russia 2639
4.5
5
90.0
3
12 GM Chiburdanidze Maia 2489 Georgia 2634
3.0
4
75.0
1
13 Bhatia Kanwal K 2065 England 2633
3.0
3
100.0
5
14 GM Peng Zhaoqin 2455 Netherlands 2619
3.0
4
75.0
1
15 IM Tania Sachdev 2425 India 2618
4.0
5
80.0
2
16 WGM Calzetta Monica 2328 Spain 2612
3.5
4
87.5
1
17 IM Mkrtchian Lilit 2443 Armenia 2601
4.0
5
80.0
2
18 IM Socko Monika 2434 Poland 2587
3.0
4
75.0
1
19 WGM Goletiani Rusudan 2359 USA 2584
4.5
5
90.0
3
20 WGM Munguntuul Batkhuyag 2410 Mongolia 2580
4.0
5
80.0
1
21 IM Krush Irina 2452 USA 2562
3.5
4
87.5
1
22 IM Zatonskih Anna 2440 USA 2562
3.5
4
87.5
2
23 GM Sebag Marie 2533 France 2550
4.0
5
80.0
1
24 GM Kosteniuk Alexandra 2525 Russia 2548
2.5
4
62.5
1
25 GM Cramling Pia 2550 Sweden 2544
3.0
3
100.0
1

Pictorial impressions from Round Five

By André Schulz and Carsten Straub


Arshak Petrosian with his daughter Sophi (who is married to Peter Leko)


Sheikh Sultan Bin Khalifah Al-Neyhan


Nigel Short with a friend


Nigel Short with two friends


Successful Austrians: Eva Moser, Helen Mira, IM Egon Brestian


Eva Moser, top board for Austria


Crowds at the start of round five...


...on the stage, in the hall and on the balconies


"I'm not afraid of you!" Russia vs Germany 1, with Kramnik vs Naiditsch in the front



Vladimir Kramnik and Alexander Grischuk


Arkadij Naiditsch playing on board one for Germany


Alexander Morozevich and Dmitry Jakovenko against Daniel Fridman and Jan Gustafsson


Morozevich, second highest ranked player at the Olympiad (2787), playing on board four


Many times ChessBase reporter Anastasiya Karlovich


Loek van Wely, Jan Smeets playing for Holland


Levon Aronian does not seem to be overly intimidated by the duo



Daniel Stellwagen and Erwin L'Ami vs Gabriel Sargissian and Tigran Petrosian


Gabriel Sargissian, second of Levon Aronian at big tournaments


Hungary vs Ukraine, with Judit Polgar, Peter Leko, Vassily Ivanchuk and Sergey Karjakin


Pavel Eljanov, Zoltan Almasi (Hungary) face Csaba Balogh, Volokitin Andrei (Ukraine)


The summit encounter China vs Polen ended 3½:½


Boards one and two for China:
Hou Yifan and Zhao Xue


Hou Yifan, 14 years old, rated 2578, on board one for China


WGM Shen Yang, 2450, on board three


Tan Zhongyi, 2395, on board four


IM Elisabeth Pähtz, 2471, board one for Germany


IM Ketino Kachiani-Gersisnka, board two for Germany, rated 2371


WGM Marta Michna, board three for Germany, rated 2399


WFM Melanie Ohme, board four, rated 2237


Greetings between colleagues: Paco Vallejo und Veseling Topalov (whom he seconds)


Topalov with his other second, Ivan Cheparinov


French star GM Maxime Vachier-Lagrave


GM Laurent Fressinet, board two or three for France, rated 2676


Normunds Miezies


Werner Hug


Tomi Nyback


Austrian GM Markus Ragger, who held Indian GM Krishnan Sasikiran to a draw


GM Stefan Kindermann


>India with Pentala Harikrishna and Krishnan Sasikiran


Norway with Agdestein and Carlsen facting Mamedyarov and Vugar Gashimov


Simen Agdestein, Magnus Carlsen


Kjetil Lie


Scotland with Jonathan Rowson, Jacob Aagaard, John Shaw and Colin McNab



China with Wang Hao and Bu Xiangzhi


David Howell playing for England


The sensation: Fabiano Caruana beats Michael Adams with black


Lady's section : Russland vs Georgien, 2:2


Tatiana Kosinseva and Alexandra Kosteniuk facing Maia Chiburdanidze and Lela Javakhishvili


IM Tatiana Kosintseva, rated 2413


GM Alexandra Kosteniuk, Women's World Champion


Natalia Pogonina


Nadezhda Kosintseeva


Arianna Caoili


Anna Sharevich


India vs Hungary, with Nisha Mohota, Tania Sachdev, Hoang Thanh Trang and Vajda Szidonia


Mary Ann Gomez, Ghate Swathi


England-Litunia ended with a 4:0 whitewash


Jovanka Houska



Jana Jackova, Czech Republic


Anna Endress, Hanna Maria Klek


Judit Fuchs


Manuela Mader


Eva Winkelmann


Claudia Steinbacher


Edina Sedina


TV ChessBase: André Schulz interviews the Ethiopian team


Vlastimil Hort comments


GMs Rainer Knaak and Thomas Luther on TV ChessBase


The girls from the German junior team (who won their match 4:0)


Anastasya Karlovich with Natalia Straub


Anna Zatonskih on TV ChessBase

Pictures by Carsten Straub and André Schulz in Dresden

Live coverage on Playchess

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