Olympiad R6: Holland defeats Russia, Armenia in the lead

5/28/2006 – The team from the Netherlands shocked Russia with a 2.5:1.5 victory, which put them in second and Russia in third. Armenia beat Uzbekistan to jump to the top rank, with 18/24 points. India defeated Germany 3:1, Sweden pulled off a 2.5:1.5 surprise over Bulgaria. In the womens' section Russia stays in the lead with 14.5/18 points. Report with pictorial impressions by Gabriele Grasso.

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Turin 2006: After round six

The shock of the day was Russia's 1.5:2.5 defeat at the hands of the Netherlands. The three top boards ended in draws, while Sergey Rublevsky went down in an inferno of a game against Friso Nijboer.

Rublevskiy Sergey (2687) - Nijboer,Friso (2584)
WCO 2006 Italy (6), 27.05.2006
1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 e6 4.0-0 Nge7 5.c3 a6 6.Ba4 b5 7.Bc2 Bb7 8.Qe2 Ng6 9.d4 cxd4 10.cxd4 Be7 11.Nc3 0-0 12.g3 Rc8 13.Rd1 Na5 14.Bd3 f5 15.d5 Qe8 16.exf5 exf5 17.Nd4 Bc5 18.Nxf5 Qxe2 19.Nxe2 Ne5 20.Ne3 Nac4 21.Bxc4 bxc4 22.b4 Ba7 23.Bb2

23...Rxf2 24.Kxf2 Ng4+ 25.Ke1 Nxe3 26.Nc3 Re8 27.Kd2 Nxd1 28.Rxd1 Rf8 29.Kc2 Rf2+ 30.Kb1 Rxh2 31.a4 Rg2 32.b5 axb5 33.Nxb5 Rg1 34.Rxg1 Bxg1 35.d6 h5 36.a5 Bh2 37.Be5 h4 38.Nd4 h3 39.Ne2 Bf3 40.Nf4 Bxg3 0-1.

Armenia beat Uzbekistan 2½:1½ to take the sole lead with 18 points. The sole full point came from Vladmir Akopian, who is currently the national coach of the Qatar team. The Netherlands are just half a point behind, while Russia has dropped to third with 17 points. The Netherlands have lost only one individual game (by Sokolov) from the 24 games they have played so far. Loek van Wely has scored 3.5/4 games, Nijboer Friso 2.5/3 and Erwin L'ami 2/2.

India defeated Germany 3:1 to move to equal 5-8th place. Anand drew with the black pieces against Naiditsch, as did Sasikiran against Yussupow. The points came from Pentala Harikrishna and Surya Sekar Ganguly against Christopher Lutz and Alexander Graf.

Sweden pulled off a 2.5:1.5 surprise over Bulgaria, while Ukraine could only manager a mandatory 2.5:1.5 over Iran, with Pavel Elajanov scoring the crucial win on board three. Belorussia scored a 3:1 win over Spain with Alexei Alexandrov defeating Alexei Shirov and Andrey Zhigalko doing the same to Marc Narciso Dublan.


Critical sixth round encounter: Russia vs Netherlands

8   Netherlands (NED) Rtg
2½:1½
1   Russia (RUS) Rtg
GM Sokolov Ivan 2676
½-½
GM Kramnik Vladimir 2729
GM Tiviakov Sergey 2669
½-½
GM Svidler Peter 2743
GM Van Wely Loek 2655
½-½
GM Grischuk Alexander 2719
GM Nijboer Friso 2584
1-0
GM Rublevskiy Sergey 2687


Uzbekistan with Kasimdzhanov vs Armenia with Aronian on board one

3   Armenia (ARM) Rtg
2½:1½
30   Uzbekistan (UZB) Rtg
GM Aronian Levon 2756
½-½
GM Kasimdzhanov Rustam 2673
GM Akopian Vladimir 2706
1-0
GM Barsov Aleksey 2525
GM Asrian Karen 2646
½-½
IM Filippov Anton 2497
GM Sargissian Gabriel 2612
½-½
IM Kayumov Sergey 2426


Spain with Alexei Shirov vs Belarus with Aleksij Alexsandrov

19   Belarus (BLR) Rtg
3:1
11   Spain (ESP) Rtg
GM Aleksandrov Aleksej 2634
1-0
GM Shirov Alexei 2699
GM Fedorov Alexei 2614
½-½
GM Vallejo Pons Francisco 2666
GM Dydyshko Viacheslav 2550
½-½
GM Illescas Cordoba Miguel 2608
GM Zhigalko Andrey 2511
1-0
GM Narciso Dublan Marc 2510


India with Anand vs Germany with Naiditsch on board one

14   Germany (GER) Rtg
1:3
2   India (IND) Rtg
GM Naiditsch Arkadij 2664
½-½
GM Anand Viswanathan 2803
GM Jussupow Artur 2608
½-½
GM Sasikiran Krishnan 2692
GM Lutz Christopher 2608
0-1
GM Harikrishna P 2680
GM Graf Alexander 2592
0-1
GM Ganguly Surya Shekhar 2578


Portugal with GM Galego vs France with GM Bacrot on board one

5   France (FRA) Rtg
3:1
11   Portugal (POR) Rtg
GM Bacrot Etienne 2708
1-0
GM Galego Luis 2543
GM Sokolov Andrei 2628
0-1
IM Fernando Diogo 2467
GM Fressinet Laurent 2633
1-0
IM Damaso Rui 2452
GM Vachier-Lagrave Maxime 2576
1-0
IM Rocha Sergio 2405


Bulgaria with Georgiev and Cheparinov vs Sweden with Agrest and Helllsten

31   Sweden (SWE) Rtg
2½:1½
10   Bulgaria (BUL) Rtg
GM Agrest Evgenij 2570
½-½
GM Georgiev Kiril 2677
GM Hellsten Johan 2564
0-1
GM Cheparinov Ivan 2635
GM Berg Emanuel 2539
1-0
GM Spasov Vasil 2578
GM Hillarp-Persson Tiger 2524
1-0
IM Petkov Vladimir 2500


USA with Gata Kamsky (left) vs China with Bu Xiangzhi (red hair right)

12   China (CHN) Rtg
1½:2½
7   USA (USA) Rtg
GM Bu Xiangzhi 2640
1-0
GM Kamsky Gata 2671
GM Zhang Pengxiang 2623
0-1
GM Onischuk Alexander 2650
GM Wang Yue 2598
½-½
GM Ibragimov Ildar 2637
GM Zhao Jun 2525
0-1
GM Kaidanov Gregory 2603

Standings after six rounds

Rk. Sd Team
Gms
+
=
TB1
TB2
TB3
1 3 Armenia 6 5 1 0 18.0 88.0 11
2 8 Netherlands 6 5 1 0 17.5 84.5 11
3 1 Russia 6 4 1 1 17.0 90.5 9
4 19 Belarus 6 6 0 0 17.0 81.5 12
5 4 Ukraine 6 4 2 0 16.5 87.5 10
6 7 USA 6 6 0 0 16.5 85.0 12
7 31 Sweden 6 4 1 1 16.5 80.5 9
8 2 India 6 4 1 1 16.5 79.0 9
9 30 Uzbekistan 6 3 2 1 16.0 88.5 8
10 17 Georgia 6 5 0 1 16.0 87.5 10
11 20 Czech Republic 6 4 2 0 16.0 85.0 10
12 6 Israel 6 4 2 0 16.0 84.5 10
13 18 Cuba 6 4 1 1 16.0 84.5 9
14 21 Poland 6 4 0 2 16.0 82.5 8
15 26 Brazil 6 5 0 1 16.0 79.5 10
16 10 Bulgaria 6 3 2 1 15.5 91.5 8
17 25 Denmark 6 4 1 1 15.5 84.0 9
18 51 Iran 6 3 0 3 15.5 83.5 6
19 16 Hungary 6 4 1 1 15.5 82.0 9
20 45 Indonesia 6 3 2 1 15.5 81.0 8
21 22 Greece 6 4 0 2 15.0 90.5 8
22 11 Spain 6 4 1 1 15.0 90.0 9
23 12 China 6 3 1 2 15.0 90.0 7
24 32 Slovenia 6 3 2 1 15.0 84.5 8
25 5 France 6 3 3 0 15.0 82.0 9
26 33 Serbia Montenegro 6 3 1 2 15.0 80.5 7
27 38 Argentina 6 4 0 2 15.0 78.5 8
28 37 Vietnam 6 4 0 2 15.0 78.5 8
29 23 Moldova 6 3 1 2 15.0 77.5 7

Women's section

In the Womens' Section both Russia and Ukraine scored 2:1 wins, over Hungary and Spain, to stay in the lead with 14.5 and 14.0 points. USA, Romania and India scored similar victories over Mongolia, Armenia and Slovenia, with the points in the latter two matches coming on the third board. All three teams and Bulgaria have 13 points and share 4-7th place.


Hungary, with Hoang Thanh Trang vs Russia with Kosteniuk on board one

1   Russia (RUS) Rtg
2:1
4   Hungary (HUN) Rtg
GM Kosteniuk Alexandra 2540
½-½
IM Hoang Thanh Trang 2487
IM Kosintseva Tatiana 2489
½-½
IM Madl Ildiko 2387
IM Kovalevskaya Ekaterina 2460
1-0
IM Vajda Szidonia 2403


Zhukova, Lahno, Yanovska (Ukraine) vs Calzetta, Llaneza, Hernandez (Spain)

24   Spain (ESP) Rtg
1:2
2   Ukraine (UKR) Rtg
WGM Calzetta Ruiz Monica 2317
0-1
WGM Zhukova Natalia 2425
WIM Llaneza Vega Patricia 2276
0-1
IM Lahno Katerina 2468
WIM Hernandez Estevez Y 2262
1-0
IM Yanovska-Gaponenko I 2430


Anna Muzychuk of Slovenia vs Koneru Humpy of India on board one

9   India (IND) Rtg
2:1
17   Slovenia (SLO) Rtg
GM Koneru Humpy 2548
½-½
WGM Muzychuk Anna 2418
WGM Harika Dronavalli 2358
½-½
WGM Srebrnic Ana 2302
WGM Swathi Ghate 2262
1-0
WFM Novak Ksenija 2182


USA with Irina Krush vs Mongolia with Bathuyag Mongontuul on board one

29   Mongolia (MGL) Rtg
1:2
5   USA (USA) Rtg
WGM Mongontuul Bathuyag 2378
½-½
IM Krush Irina 2437
WFM Yanjindulam D. 2162
0-1
WGM Goletiani Rusudan 2371
WFM Bayaraa Zorigt 2102
½-½
WGM Baginskaite Camilla 2299

Standings after six rounds (Women)

Rk. Sd Team
Gms
+
=
TB1
TB2
TB3
1 1 Russia 6 5 0 1 14.5 67.0 10
2 2 Ukraine 6 6 0 0 14.0 66.5 12
3 16 Slovakia 6 5 1 0 13.5 60.5 11
4 5 USA 6 5 1 0 13.0 69.5 11
5 11 Romania 6 5 0 1 13.0 69.5 10
6 9 India 6 4 2 0 13.0 63.5 10
7 10 Bulgaria 6 5 1 0 13.0 62.5 11
8 4 Hungary 6 4 0 2 12.5 66.5 8
9 6 China 6 4 0 2 12.5 66.5 8
10 34 Estonia 6 4 0 2 12.5 62.5 8
11 3 Georgia 6 4 2 0 12.0 66.5 10
12 17 Slovenia 6 3 2 1 12.0 64.0 8
13 7 Armenia 6 4 1 1 12.0 63.5 9
14 24 Spain 6 4 1 1 12.0 62.5 9
15 29 Mongolia 6 4 0 2 12.0 61.5 8
16 31 Kazakhstan 6 4 0 2 11.5 63.5 8
17 32 Belarus 6 3 1 2 11.5 59.0 7
18 25 Latvia 6 4 0 2 11.5 49.5 8
19 20 Israel 6 4 0 2 11.0 65.5 8
20 23 Vietnam 6 2 2 2 11.0 64.5 6
21 15 France 6 3 0 3 11.0 63.0 6
22 21 Italy A 6 3 2 1 11.0 61.5 8
23 36 Croatia 6 3 2 1 11.0 59.0 8
24 38 Australia 6 4 0 2 11.0 58.0 8
25 19 Serbia Montenegro 6 3 1 2 11.0 57.5 7

Report: Frederic Friedel, pictures: Natalia Straub


Turin impressions by Gabriele Grasso (Genova)


GM Viswanathan Anand, 2803, India


GM Levon Aronian, 2756, Armenia


GM Vassily Ivanchuk, 2731, Ukraine


GM Teimour Radjabov, 2717, Azerbaijan


GM Nigel Short, 2677, England


GM Pavel Elyanov, 2665, Ukraine


GM Sergey Karjakin, 2661, Ukraine


GM Andrei Volokytin, 2660, Ukraine


GM Baadur Jobava, 2646, Georgia


GM Julio Granda, 2631, Peru


GM Alexander Beliavsky, 2622, Slovenia


GM Viktor Korchnoi, 2611, Switzerland


GM Zdenko Kozul, 2606, Croatia


GM Jonathan Rowson, 2594, Scotland


IM Jacob Aagaard, 2447, Scotland


WGM Regina Pokorna, 2338, Slovakia


WGM Sophie Milliet, 2330, France


WIM Anna Sharevich, 2281, Belarus


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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