Olympiad R6: Armenia and Russia lead with 11/12 points

11/20/2008 – After a 2:2 against Ukraine, and wins by Russia and Armenia over England and Azerbaijan respectively, the leading Germany join six other teams in the second slot. In the women's section China beat Hungary to take a two-point lead, with Russia, Netherlands, Ukraine, USA and Poland in second place. TV ChessBase is producing interviews after the games. Pictorial report.

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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 six open's section

Russia defeated the English team 3:1, and Armenia beat Azerbaijan 2½:1½, so that now both these winning teams have 11/12 points and are in the lead. Behind them with 10/12 are seven teams: Germany 1, Ukraine, India, Israel, France, China and Romania. The upsets today were 14th seed Romania beating sixth seed Bulgaria (though Veselin Topalov won his game against Liviu-Dieter Nisipeanu); Judit Polgar's loss to IM Alder Escobar Forero, rated 229 points below her; and Finnish GM Tomi Nyback, 2639, beating Magnus Carlsen, 2786 (Norway drew the match).

Note that we have changed the title from "Men's Section" to "Open Section", since the teams can and indeed occasionally do include women (Judit Polgar for Hungary, Ketevan Arakhamia-Grant for Scotland, Anya Corke for Hong Kong). Naturally no men are allowed to play in the "Women's Section", so that label remains unchanged.

Bo. 1 Russia (RUS) Rtg
3 : 1
15 England (ENG) Rtg
1.1 GM Kramnik Vladimir 2772
1 - 0
GM Short Nigel D 2642
1.2 GM Svidler Peter 2727
½ - ½
GM Howell David W L 2593
1.3 GM Morozevich Alexander 2787
½ - ½
GM Jones Gawain C B 2548
1.4 GM Jakovenko Dmitry 2737
1 - 0
GM Conquest Stuart C 2526
Bo. 2 Ukraine (UKR) Rtg
2 : 2
11 Germany 1 (GER1) Rtg
2.1 GM Ivanchuk Vassily 2786
½ - ½
GM Naiditsch Arkadij 2678
2.2 GM Karjakin Sergey 2730
1 - 0
GM Khenkin Igor 2647
2.3 GM Eljanov Pavel 2720
½ - ½
GM Gustafsson Jan 2634
2.4 GM Efimenko Zahar 2680
0 - 1
GM Fridman Daniel 2630
Bo. 4 Azerbaijan (AZE) Rtg
1½:2½
9 Armenia (ARM) Rtg
3.1 GM Radjabov Teimour 2752
½ - ½
GM Aronian Levon 2757
3.2 GM Mamedyarov Shakhriyar 2731
0 - 1
GM Akopian Vladimir 2679
3.3 GM Gashimov Vugar 2703
½ - ½
GM Sargissian Gabriel 2642
3.4 GM Mammadov Rauf 2631
½ - ½
GM Petrosian Tigran L 2629
Bo. 7 France (FRA) Rtg
3 : 1
21 Poland (POL) Rtg
4.1 GM Bacrot Etienne 2705
1 - 0
GM Socko Bartosz 2631
4.2 GM Vachier-Lagrave Maxime 2716
½ - ½
GM Miton Kamil 2604
4.3 GM Tkachiev Vladislav 2664
½ - ½
GM Wojtaszek Radoslaw 2599
4.4 GM Maze Sebastien 2577
1 - 0
GM Gajewski Grzegorz 2577
Bo. 29 Bosnia Herzegovina (BIH) Rtg
1½:2½
13 India (IND) Rtg
5.1 GM Nikolic Predrag 2669
0 - 1
GM Sasikiran Krishnan 2694
5.2 GM Predojevic Borki 2615
½ - ½
GM Harikrishna P 2659
5.3 GM Saric Ibro 2559
½ - ½
GM Ganguly Surya Shekhar 2603
5.4 IM Stojanovic Dalibor 2455
½ - ½
GM Sandipan Chanda 2579
Bo. 30 Sweden (SWE) Rtg
1½:2½
8 Israel (ISR) Rtg
6.1 GM Berg Emanuel 2623
½ - ½
GM Gelfand Boris 2719
6.2 GM Agrest Evgenij 2574
½ - ½
GM Roiz Michael 2677
6.3 GM Hillarp Persson Tiger 2543
½ - ½
GM Avrukh Boris 2657
6.4 GM Cicak Slavko 2564
0 - 1
GM Rodshtein Maxim 2609
Bo. 17 Georgia (GEO) Rtg
1½:2½
3 China (CHN) Rtg
7.1 GM Jobava Baadur 2664
0 - 1
GM Wang Yue 2736
7.2 GM Izoria Zviad 2610
½ - ½
GM Bu Xiangzhi 2714
7.3 GM Pantsulaia Levan 2580
½ - ½
GM Ni Hua 2710
7.4 GM Arutinian David 2584
½ - ½
GM Wang Hao 2696
Bo. 14 Romania (ROU) Rtg
2½:1½
6 Bulgaria (BUL) Rtg
8.1 GM Nisipeanu Liviu-Dieter 2684
0 - 1
GM Topalov Veselin 2791
8.2 GM Istratescu Andrei 2633
½ - ½
GM Cheparinov Ivan 2696
8.3 GM Lupulescu Constantin 2594
1 - 0
GM Georgiev Kiril 2645
8.4 GM Vajda Levente 2582
1 - 0
GM Iotov Valentin 2532
Bo. 59 Colombia (COL) Rtg
1½:2½
5 Hungary (HUN) Rtg
9.1 IM Cuartas Jaime Alexander 2489
0 - 1
GM Leko Peter 2747
9.2 IM Escobar Forero Alder 2482
1 - 0
GM Polgar Judit 2711
9.3 IM Barrientos Sergio 2450
½ - ½
GM Balogh Csaba 2616
9.4 FM Uribe Mauricio 2414
0 - 1
GM Berkes Ferenc 2645
Bo. 20 Netherlands (NED) Rtg
3 : 1
26 Moldova (MDA) Rtg
10.1 GM Van Wely Loek 2618
1 - 0
GM Bologan Viktor 2682
10.2 GM Smeets Jan 2604
1 - 0
GM Iordachescu Viorel 2572
10.3 GM Stellwagen Daniel 2605
½ - ½
GM Svetushkin Dmitry 2588
10.4 GM L'Ami Erwin 2610
½ - ½
GM Khruschiov Alexey 2499
Bo. 52 Finland (FIN) Rtg
2 : 2
19 Norway (NOR) Rtg
11.1 GM Nyback Tomi 2639
1 - 0
GM Carlsen Magnus 2786
11.2 IM Sammalvuo Tapani 2463
1 - 0
GM Agdestein Simen 2588
11.3 IM Agopov Mikael 2449
0 - 1
GM Lie Kjetil A 2526
11.4 IM Lehtinen Heikki 2385
0 - 1
IM Hammer Jon Ludvig 2522
Bo. 38 Philippines (PHI) Rtg
1 : 3
12 Spain (ESP) Rtg
12.1 GM So Wesley 2610
½ - ½
GM Shirov Alexei 2726
12.2 GM Gonzales Jayson 2469
0 - 1
GM Vallejo Pons Francisco 2664
12.3 IM Gomez John Paul 2519
½ - ½
GM Illescas Cordoba Miguel 2604
12.4 GM Laylo Darwin 2507
0 - 1
GM San Segundo Pablo 2564
Bo. 45 Iceland (ISL) Rtg
1 : 3
37 Vietnam (VIE) Rtg
13.1 GM Stefansson Hannes 2575
0 - 1
GM Nguyen Ngoc Truong Son 2567
13.2 GM Danielsen Henrik 2492
0 - 1
GM Le Quang Liem 2583
13.3 IM Kristjansson Stefan 2474
1 - 0
CM Nguyen Van Huy 2422
13.4 GM Thorhallsson Throstur 2455
0 - 1
GM Tu Hoang Thong 2496
Bo. 41 Germany 2 (GER2) Rtg
1½:2½
27 Greece (GRE) Rtg
14.1 GM Meier Georg 2558
½ - ½
GM Papaioannou Ioannis 2597
14.2 IM Braun Arik 2567
0 - 1
GM Kotronias Vasilios 2587
14.3 IM Bogner Sebastian 2448
0 - 1
GM Banikas Hristos 2572
14.4 IM Huschenbeth Niclas 2417
1 - 0
GM Halkias Stelios 2584
Bo. 16 Cuba (CUB) Rtg
1½:2½
10 USA (USA) Rtg
15.1 GM Dominguez Leinier 2719
½ - ½
GM Kamsky Gata 2729
15.2 GM Bruzon Batista Lazaro 2623
0 - 1
GM Nakamura Hikaru 2704
15.3 GM Quezada Yuniesky 2580
1 - 0
GM Onischuk Alexander 2644
15.4 GM Nogueiras Jesus 2574
0 - 1
GM Shulman Yuri 2616
Bo. 53 Australia (AUS) Rtg
2½:1½
36 Switzerland (SUI) Rtg
19.1 GM Zhao Zong-Yuan 2567
1 - 0
GM Korchnoi Viktor 2584
19.2 IM Solomon Stephen J 2470
½ - ½
GM Jenni Florian 2543
19.3 GM Johansen Darryl K 2446
1 - 0
GM Gallagher Joseph G 2480
19.4 IM Xie George Wendi 2403
0 - 1
IM Hug Werner 2448
Bo. 66 Costa Rica (CRC) Rtg
3 : 1
72 Faroe Islands (FAI) Rtg
20.1 GM Ramirez Alejandro 2533
1 - 0
IM Ziska Helgi Dam 2416
20.2 IM Gonzalez Bernal 2432
1 - 0
FM Olsen Heini 2376
20.3 IM Valdes Leonardo 2401
½ - ½
Poulsen Martin 2281
20.4 IM Hernandez Francisco 2247
½ - ½
Andreasen Joan Hendrik 2179
Bo. 50 Turkey (TUR) Rtg
4 : 0
79 Algeria (ALG) Rtg
21.1 IM Can Emre 2464
1 - 0
GM Rizouk Aimen 2507
21.2 IM Erdogdu Mert 2449
1 - 0
Goutali Tarek 2225
21.3 IM Haznedaroglu Kivanc 2436
1 - 0
IM Haddouche Mohamed 2333
21.4 FM Yilmaz Mustafa 2387
1 - 0
Slimani Anis 1956
Bo. 46 Scotland (SCO) Rtg
2½:1½
106 Japan (JPN) Rtg
22.1 GM Rowson Jonathan 2596
0 - 1
Kojima Shinya 2272
22.2 GM Shaw John 2469
½ - ½
Baba Masahiro 2220
22.3 IM Arakhamia-Grant Ketevan 2448
1 - 0
Uesugi Shinsaku 2222
22.4 GM McNab Colin A 2455
1 - 0
Sano Tomu 2111

Top rankings (eight match points or higher)

Rk. SNo Team Team
Gms
  + 
  = 
  - 
 TB1 
 TB2 
 TB3 
TB4
1 9 Armenia ARM
6
5
1
0
11
118.0
43.0
18.0
2 1 Russia RUS
6
5
1
0
11
116.5
44.0
16.0
3 11 Germany 1 GER1
6
4
2
0
10
116.5
46.0
16.5
4 2 Ukraine UKR
6
4
2
0
10
107.0
47.0
14.0
5 13 India IND
6
5
0
1
10
102.0
40.0
16.0
6 8 Israel ISR
6
4
2
0
10
97.5
37.0
16.0
7 7 France FRA
6
4
2
0
10
97.0
39.0
16.5
8 3 China CHN
6
5
0
1
10
96.5
40.0
16.0
9 14 Romania ROU
6
5
0
1
10
95.5
38.0
16.0
10 5 Hungary HUN
6
4
1
1
9
111.0
42.0
15.5
11 4 Azerbaijan AZE
6
4
1
1
9
109.5
45.0
16.5
12 27 Greece GRE
6
3
3
0
9
104.5
40.0
15.5
13 20 Netherlands NED
6
4
1
1
9
101.5
41.0
15.5
14 12 Spain ESP
6
4
1
1
9
98.5
41.0
15.5
15 37 Vietnam VIE
6
4
1
1
9
95.0
36.0
17.5
16 23 Belarus BLR
6
4
1
1
9
88.0
37.0
16.0
17 15 England ENG
6
4
1
1
9
85.0
41.0
15.0
18 10 USA USA
6
4
1
1
9
83.0
38.0
15.5
19 6 Bulgaria BUL
6
4
0
2
8
99.5
39.0
17.0
20 21 Poland POL
6
4
0
2
8
96.5
41.0
16.5
21 30 Sweden SWE
6
4
0
2
8
93.0
42.0
15.0

Top performers (2700 or higher)

The most remarkable performance comes from Arkadij Naidisch, since it was achieved in six games on board one. The world's second highest ranked player, Alexander Morozewich, has socred 4.5/6 on board four, with a performance of 2770, which is 17 points lower than his nominal rating. Third in the world is Vassily Ivanchuk, rated 2786. He has scored 3.5/6 on board one, with a 2736 performance.

No. Name Rtg Team Rp
Pts.
Gms
%
Bo.
1 FM Abdel Razik Khaled 2406 Egypt 2993
4.0
4
100.0
5
2 GM Lie Kjetil A 2526 Norway 2925
4.5
5
90.0
3
3 GM Berkes Ferenc 2645 Hungary 2859
3.5
4
87.5
5
4 GM Naiditsch Arkadij 2678 Germany 1 2849
4.5
6
75.0
1
5 GM Topalov Veselin 2791 Bulgaria 2849
3.5
4
87.5
1
6 GM Johansen Darryl K 2446 Australia 2842
5.0
5
100.0
4
7 GM Sasikiran Krishnan 2694 India 2836
4.0
5
80.0
1
8 GM Sargissian Gabriel 2642 Armenia 2829
5.0
6
83.3
3
9 GM Beliavsky Alexander 2619 Slovenia 2828
4.0
5
80.0
1
10 GM Almasi Zoltan 2663 Hungary 2826
4.0
5
80.0
3
11 GM Bacrot Etienne 2705 France 2818
4.0
5
80.0
1
12 GM Vallejo Pons Francisco 2664 Spain 2811
5.0
6
83.3
2
13 GM Gelfand Boris 2719 Israel 2806
4.0
5
80.0
1
14 GM Jakovenko Dmitry 2737 Russia 2804
4.0
5
80.0
5
15 GM Wang Yue 2736 China 2800
4.5
6
75.0
1
16 GM Kasimdzhanov Rustam 2672 Uzbekistan 2796
4.0
5
80.0
1
17 GM Akopian Vladimir 2679 Armenia 2791
4.5
6
75.0
2
18 IM Haznedaroglu Kivanc 2436 Turkey 2782
5.5
6
91.7
4
19 GM Leko Peter 2747 Hungary 2779
3.5
5
70.0
1
20 GM Lupulescu Constantin 2594 Romania 2771
4.0
5
80.0
4
21 GM Morozevich Alexander 2787 Russia 2770
4.5
6
75.0
4
22 GM Mamedyarov Shakhriyar 2731 Azerbaijan 2770
4.0
6
66.7
2
23 GM Aronian Levon 2757 Armenia 2768
3.0
5
60.0
1
24 GM Kotronias Vasilios 2587 Greece 2765
4.5
6
75.0
2
25 GM Nyback Tomi 2639 Finland 2758
3.0
4
75.0
1
26 GM Izoria Zviad 2610 Georgia 2755
3.5
5
70.0
2
27 GM Wang Hao 2696 China 2753
4.0
5
80.0
4
28 GM Huseynov Gadir 2650 Azerbaijan 2750
3.0
4
75.0
4
29 GM Delchev Aleksander 2632 Bulgaria 2748
4.5
5
90.0
4
30 GM Howell David W L 2593 England 2746
5.0
6
83.3
3
31 GM Rodshtein Maxim 2609 Israel 2746
4.0
5
80.0
5
32 GM Meier Georg 2558 Germany 2 2744
3.5
5
70.0
1
33 GM Gashimov Vugar 2703 Azerbaijan 2743
3.5
5
70.0
3
34 GM Radjabov Teimour 2752 Azerbaijan 2743
3.0
5
60.0
1
35 GM Kramnik Vladimir 2772 Russia 2739
3.0
5
60.0
1
36 GM Ivanchuk Vassily 2786 Ukraine 2736
3.5
6
58.3
1
37 GM Predojevic Borki 2615 Bosnia Herzeg. 2730
4.5
6
75.0
2
38 GM Papaioannou Ioannis 2597 Greece 2730
4.0
6
66.7
1
39 GM Smeets Jan 2604 Netherlands 2730
3.5
5
70.0
2
40 GM Le Quang Liem 2583 Vietnam 2724
5.0
6
83.3
2
41 FM Nokes Roger I 2293 New Zealand 2723
5.0
5
100.0
4
42 GM Petrosian Tigran L 2629 Armenia 2723
4.5
6
75.0
4
43 GM Mastrovasilis Dimitrios 2572 Greece 2722
3.0
4
75.0
5
44 GM Miton Kamil 2604 Poland 2715
3.5
5
70.0
2
45 GM Fridman Daniel 2630 Germany 1 2715
3.5
5
70.0
4
46 GM Mammadov Rauf 2631 Azerbaijan 2715
3.0
4
75.0
5
47 GM Karjakin Sergey 2730 Ukraine 2715
3.0
5
60.0
2
48 GM So Wesley 2610 Philippines 2714
3.5
5
70.0
2
49 GM Mahjoob Morteza 2507 Iran 2712
5.0
6
83.3
4
50 GM Carlsen Magnus 2786 Norway 2710
3.5
6
58.3
1
51 GM Wojtaszek Radoslaw 2599 Poland 2709
4.0
5
80.0
3
52 GM Abdulla Al-Rakib 2522 Bangladesh 2708
3.5
4
87.5
3
53 GM Khenkin Igor 2647 Germany 1 2708
3.0
5
60.0
2
54 IM Karttunen Mika 2411 Finland 2707
4.5
5
90.0
5
55 GM Harikrishna P 2659 India 2707
3.5
5
70.0
2


Round six women's section

China beat Hungary to take a two-point lead in the table; Russia beat Austria to keep in touch with the top of the list, sharing second with The Netherlands, Ukraine, USA and Poland. Remarkable the 4:0 whitewash by the US girls of Romania. Fourth seed Georgia lost to ninth seed Poland. England got stomped by Bulgaria 1:3, but IM Jovanka Houska, 2399, continued her excellent performance with a win over GM Antoaneta Stefanova, 2548. India defeated Italy 2½:1½, but IM Tania Sachdev, 2425, dropped a point to WGM Olga Zimina, 2368.

Bo. 8 Hungary (HUN) Rtg
1½:2½
3 China (CHN) Rtg
1.1 GM Hoang Thanh Trang 2483
½ - ½
WGM Hou Yifan 2578
1.2 IM Vajda Szidonia 2380
½ - ½
GM Zhao Xue 2518
1.3 IM Madl Ildiko 2376
½ - ½
WGM Shen Yang 2450
1.4 WGM Rudolf Anna 2318
0 - 1
Tan Zhongyi 2395
Bo. 10 Serbia (SRB) Rtg
2½:1½
12 Germany 1 (GER1) Rtg
2.1 IM Maric Alisa 2405
½ - ½
IM Paehtz Elisabeth 2471
2.2 IM Bojkovic Natasa 2420
½ - ½
IM Kachiani-Gersinska K. 2371
2.3 WGM Stojanovic Andjelija 2357
½ - ½
WGM Michna Marta 2399
2.4 WGM Chelushkina Irina 2360
1 - 0
WFM Ohme Melanie 2237
Bo. 36 Austria (AUT) Rtg
1 : 3
1 Russia (RUS) Rtg
3.1 IM Moser Eva 2376
½ - ½
GM Kosteniuk Alexandra 2525
3.2 WFM Kopinits Anna-Christina 2270
½ - ½
IM Kosintseva Nadezhda 2468
3.3 WFM Novkovic Julia 2161
0 - 1
IM Korbut Ekaterina 2459
3.4 Newrkla Katharina 2071
0 - 1
WGM Pogonina Natalija 2474
Bo. 16 Romania (ROU) Rtg
0 : 4
7 USA (USA) Rtg
4.1 IM Peptan Corina-Isabela 2430
0 - 1
IM Krush Irina 2452
4.2 WGM Cosma Elena Luminita 2340
0 - 1
IM Zatonskih Anna 2440
4.3 WGM Voicu Carmen 2239
0 - 1
WGM Goletiani Rusudan 2359
4.4 WGM Motoc Alina 2313
0 - 1
WGM Rohonyan Katerina 2334
Bo. 4 Georgia (GEO) Rtg
1½:2½
9 Poland (POL) Rtg
5.1 GM Chiburdanidze Maia 2489
½ - ½
IM Socko Monika 2434
5.2 IM Dzagnidze Nana 2503
1 - 0
IM Rajlich Iweta 2404
5.3 IM Javakhishvili Lela 2473
0 - 1
WGM Zawadzka Jolanta 2378
5.4 IM Lomineishvili Maia 2437
0 - 1
WIM Majdan Joanna 2284
Bo. 43 Uzbekistan (UZB) Rtg
1 : 3
17 Netherlands (NED) Rtg
6.1 Muminova Nafisa 2240
0 - 1
GM Peng Zhaoqin 2455
6.2 WIM Sabirova O 2185
0 - 1
FM Schuurman Petra 2324
6.3 Tokhirjanova Hulkar 2106
0 - 1
WIM Bensdorp Marlies 2303
6.4 Nodirjanova Nodira 2118
1 - 0
WIM Van Weersel Arlette 2209
Bo. 6 Armenia (ARM) Rtg
½ :3½
2 Ukraine (UKR) Rtg
7.1 IM Danielian Elina 2513
0 - 1
GM Lahno Kateryna 2488
7.2 IM Mkrtchian Lilit 2443
0 - 1
WGM Zhukova Natalia 2488
7.3 WGM Aginian Nelly 2325
½ - ½
IM Ushenina Anna 2496
7.4 WIM Galojan Lilit 2305
0 - 1
WGM Zdebskaja Natalia 2419
Bo. 31 England (ENG) Rtg
1 : 3
13 Bulgaria (BUL) Rtg
8.1 IM Houska Jovanka 2399
1 - 0
GM Stefanova Antoaneta 2548
8.2 IM Ciuksyte Dagne 2339
0 - 1
WGM Djingarova Emilia 2352
8.3 WIM Lauterbach Ingrid 2178
0 - 1
WGM Voiska Margarita 2318
8.4 Bhatia Kanwal K 2065
0 - 1
WFM Raeva Elitsa 2251
Bo. 33 Italy (ITA) Rtg
1½:2½
11 India (IND) Rtg
9.1 IM Sedina Elena 2365
½ - ½
IM Harika Dronavalli 2462
9.2 WGM Zimina Olga 2368
1 - 0
IM Tania Sachdev 2425
9.3 WFM Ambrosi Eleonora 2128
0 - 1
WGM Swathi Ghate 2320
9.4 WFM Brunello Marina 2117
0 - 1
WGM Gomes Mary Ann 2298
Bo. 47 Mongolia (MGL) Rtg
3 : 1
21 Israel (ISR) Rtg
10.1 WGM Munguntuul Batkhuyag 2410
1 - 0
IM Borsuk Angela 2398
10.2 Enxtuul Altanolzii 1977
1 - 0
WGM Igla Bella 2254
10.3 Nyamtuya Onorjargal 1958
0 - 1
WIM Vasiliev Olga 2235
10.4 Munhchuluun Cegmed 1969
1 - 0
WFM Efroimski Marsel 2052
Bo. 14 Slovenia (SLO) Rtg
2 : 2
28 Azerbaijan (AZE) Rtg
11.1 IM Muzychuk Anna 2508
1 - 0
WGM Mamedjarova Zeinab 2351
11.2 WGM Krivec Jana 2345
1 - 0
WGM Mamedjarova Turkan 2269
11.3 WGM Srebrnic Ana 2290
0 - 1
WIM Umudova Nargiz 2219
11.4 WIM Rozic Vesna 2293
0 - 1
Isgandarova Khayala 2206
Bo. 58 Denmark (DEN) Rtg
0 : 4
5 France (FRA) Rtg
14.1 WIM Hansen Evgenia 2169
0 - 1
IM Skripchenko Almira 2455
14.2 WFM De Blecourt Sandra 2078
0 - 1
IM Collas Silvia 2352
14.3 Fredericia Louise 2095
0 - 1
WGM Milliet Sophie 2366
14.4 Frank-Nielsen Marie 1971
0 - 1
WGM Leconte Maria 2349

Top rankings (eight match points or higher)

Rk. SNo Team Team
Gms
  + 
  = 
  - 
 TB1 
 TB2 
 TB3 
TB4
1 3 China CHN
6
6
0
0
12
138.5
45.0
18.5
2 1 Russia RUS
6
4
2
0
10
114.0
41.0
18.0
3 17 Netherlands NED
6
5
0
1
10
110.0
44.0
16.0
4 2 Ukraine UKR
6
4
2
0
10
109.0
40.0
17.0
5 7 USA USA
6
5
0
1
10
102.5
35.0
18.5
6 9 Poland POL
6
5
0
1
10
99.5
46.0
15.5
7 8 Hungary HUN
6
4
1
1
9
112.5
45.0
17.0
8 11 India IND
6
4
1
1
9
93.0
40.0
14.5
9 24 Vietnam VIE
6
4
1
1
9
90.5
36.0
16.5
10 10 Serbia SRB
6
4
1
1
9
88.5
41.0
15.0
11 13 Bulgaria BUL
6
4
1
1
9
85.0
34.0
16.5
12 47 Mongolia MGL
6
4
1
1
9
82.5
39.0
14.0
13 5 France FRA
6
4
0
2
8
99.0
38.0
17.5
14 25 Cuba CUB
6
4
0
2
8
98.5
37.0
18.0
15 4 Georgia GEO
6
3
2
1
8
93.0
45.0
13.5
16 31 England ENG
6
4
0
2
8
91.0
39.0
16.0
17 14 Slovenia SLO
6
3
2
1
8
89.0
39.0
16.0
18 43 Uzbekistan UZB
6
4
0
2
8
83.0
40.0
14.5
19 15 Slovakia SVK
6
4
0
2
8
81.0
39.0
15.5
20 16 Romania ROU
6
4
0
2
8
80.0
40.0
15.0
21 36 Austria AUT
6
4
0
2
8
80.0
40.0
14.5
22 18 Czech Rep. CZE
6
4
0
2
8
80.0
34.0
16.5
23 26 Belarus BLR
6
3
2
1
8
77.0
34.0
16.0
24 23 Lithuania LTU
6
3
2
1
8
76.5
35.0
14.0
25 6 Armenia ARM
6
4
0
2
8
75.5
45.0
13.5
26 44 Colombia COL
6
4
0
2
8
74.0
35.0
16.0
27 28 Azerbaijan AZE
6
3
2
1
8
73.0
39.0
13.5
28 30 Croatia CRO
6
4
0
2
8
72.0
35.0
16.0
29 37 Ecuador ECU
6
4
0
2
8
71.5
36.0
15.0
30 53 Canada CAN
6
4
0
2
8
71.0
32.0
16.0
31 22 Spain ESP
6
4
0
2
8
70.0
34.0
15.0
32 32 Moldova MDA
6
4
0
2
8
69.5
34.0
14.5
33 35 Kazakhstan KAZ
6
3
2
1
8
68.0
34.0
15.0

Top performers (2500 or higher)

We have prepared a fairly long list with the individual performances, as there are a number of well-known names near the bottom. The best performance we can spot is by US IM Irina Krush, who has scored 4.5/5 and is playing 80 point higher than her nominal 2452 rating. GM Pia Cramling has won all four of her games for a 2630 performance. China's 14-year-old wonder girl Hou Yifan, rated 2578, has scored 4.5/6 on board one for a 2619 performance. IM Jovanka Houska of England, rated 2399, has scored 4.0/5 on board one for a stunning 2611 performance.

No. Name Rtg Team Rp
Pts.
Gms
%
Bo.
1 Tan Zhongyi 2395 China 2946
5.0
5
100.0
5
2 WGM Pogonina Natalija 2474 Russia 2835
4.0
4
100.0
5
3 WGM Zdebskaja Natalia 2419 Ukraine 2808
5.0
5
100.0
5
4 IM Vajda Szidonia 2380 Hungary 2710
4.5
5
90.0
2
5 IM Krush Irina 2452 USA 2632
4.5
5
90.0
1
6 GM Cramling Pia 2550 Sweden 2630
4.0
4
100.0
1
7 WGM Calzetta Monica 2328 Spain 2628
4.5
5
90.0
1
8 GM Peng Zhaoqin 2455 Netherlands 2628
4.0
5
80.0
1
9 WGM Goletiani Rusudan 2359 USA 2623
5.5
6
91.7
3
10 WGM Munguntuul Batkhuyag 2410 Mongolia 2623
5.0
6
83.3
1
11 WGM Hou Yifan 2578 China 2619
4.5
6
75.0
1
12 IM Zatonskih Anna 2440 USA 2615
4.5
5
90.0
2
13 IM Houska Jovanka 2399 England 2611
4.0
5
80.0
1
14 GM Chiburdanidze Maia 2489 Georgia 2589
3.5
5
70.0
1
15 WGM Zhukova Natalia 2488 Ukraine 2570
4.5
6
75.0
2
16 WGM Shen Yang 2450 China 2567
4.0
5
80.0
3
17 WIM Linares Napoles Oleiny 2261 Cuba 2565
5.5
6
91.7
4
18 WGM Voiska Margarita 2318 Bulgaria 2564
5.5
6
91.7
3
19 IM Moser Eva 2376 Austria 2562
4.5
5
90.0
1
20 IM Socko Monika 2434 Poland 2562
3.5
5
70.0
1
21 WGM Gomes Mary Ann 2298 India 2555
3.5
4
87.5
5
22 GM Sebag Marie 2533 France 2550
4.0
5
80.0
1
23 IM Kosintseva Nadezhda 2468 Russia 2546
5.0
6
83.3
3
24 WGM Zawadzka Jolanta 2378 Poland 2535
4.0
5
80.0
3
25 WIM Majdan Joanna 2284 Poland 2529
5.0
6
83.3
4
26 IM Skripchenko Almira 2455 France 2529
3.5
4
87.5
2
27 IM Fierro Martha 2361 Ecuador 2527
5.5
6
91.7
1
28 WGM Le Thanh Tu 2324 Vietnam 2525
4.0
5
80.0
1
29 WGM Zimina Olga 2368 Italy 2522
4.0
5
80.0
2
30 IM Madl Ildiko 2376 Hungary 2517
4.5
6
75.0
3
31 IM Muzychuk Anna 2508 Slovenia 2510
4.5
6
75.0
1
32 GM Kosteniuk Alexandra 2525 Russia 2509
3.0
5
60.0
1
33 IM Mkrtchian Lilit 2443 Armenia 2507
4.0
6
66.7
2
34 GM Hoang Thanh Trang 2483 Hungary 2505
4.0
6
66.7
1
35 GM Zhao Xue 2518 China 2502
4.0
6
66.7
2
36 IM Tania Sachdev 2425 India 2501
4.0
6
66.7
2

Pictorial impressions from Round Six

By André Schulz and Carsten Straub


Germany vs Ukraine


Russia vs England


Peter Svidler and Vladimir Kramnik on boards two and one for Russia


Nigel Short, who lost to Kramnik, and David Howell, who drew against Svidler



Germans soccer star and trainer Felix Magath making the first move for Kramnik


Germany vs Serbia


IMs Elisabeth Pähtz and Ketino Kachiani-Gersinska


IM Elisabeth Paehtz, 2471, vs IM Alisa Maric, 2405: draw


WGM Hou Yifan, 2578, China, vs 1.1 GM Hoang Thanh Trang, 2483, Hungary



14-year-old Yifan Hou, one of the sterling talents of women's chess


IM Dagne Ciuksyte, England, GM Peng Zhaoquin, Netherlands


WGM Natalia Zdebskaja, Ukraine, IM Jovanka Houska, England


Zeinab and Turkan Mamedyarova of the Azerbaijan women's team


Reporter and commentator GM Susan Polgar


WFM Anastasia Gavrilova, Switzerland, in Dresden as a reporter


IM Corina-Isabela Peptan of Romania


WGM Alina Motoc und WGM Carmen Voicu of Romania


Azerbaijan vs Slovenia


Armenia vs Azerbaijan, with Aronian and Akopian facing Radjabov and Mamedyarov


Topalov of Bulgaria beats Nisipeanu of Romania, with the black pieces


In great form: Veselin Topalov, world's number one ranked player


Ivan Cheparinov, Bulgaria's number two and Topalov's second


Alexej Shirov playing for Spain


Miguel Illescas Cordoba, on board three for Spain


Pablo San Segundo Carrillo, reserve player for Spain


GM Ahmed Adly, board one for Egypt


GM Amin Bassem, board two for Egypt


GM Alexander Naumann playing for Germany 3


FM Julian Jorczik, also for Germany 3


The Tunesians


Kiril Georgiev und Valentin Iotov, playing for Bulgaria


The Austrian women's team in a self-captioning shot


But the Austrians lost to Russia 0.5:3.5 in round six


GM Alexandra Kosteniuk, IM Nadezhda Kosintseva, playing for Russia


IM Ekaterina Korbut, Russia


IM Natalija Pogonina, who has won all her four games for Russia


Netherlands vs Usbekistan

TV ChessBase

During the Olympiad ChessBase is bringing you live video coverage and interviews with the players on our Playchess server. At the bottom of this page you will find details about how to become a member. From Thursday all interviews will also be available for offline viewing.


André Schulz interviews soccer star Felix Magath on TV ChessBase


Tatiana Kosintseva and Andrej Volokitin being interviewed after their games...


... and chatting with our TV reporter Natalia Straub



Jonathan and Magdalene of the Youth squad



FIDE Presidential advisor Berik Balgabaev talks about the decision in the match Kamsky-Topalov



Yelena Dembo talks about her game and her chess career


Marlies Bensdorp und Arlette van Weersel being interviewed by André Schulz


Pavel Eljanov being grilled by André and Natalia


Loek van Wely talks about his game


Anne Ushenina being interviewed by Natalia Straub


Husband Carsten Straub is in charge of the equipment


Anna Sharevich and Natalia Straub

Pictures by Carsten Straub and André Schulz in Dresden

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