Olympiad R7: Armenia leads by a full point

5/29/2006 – Aronian, Akopian and Co. scored an important 3:1 victory over the Netherlands, increasing their lead over the Rest of the World to a full point. Russia beat Belarus by the same score, and is now in second place, a point behind the Armenians. In the Women's section Russia beat Slovakia 3:0 and now lead by a full point. Also: pictures from a Chess Fidelity promotion.

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Turin 2006: After round seven

Armenia increased its lead over the Rest of the World to a full point, with a 3:1 victory over the Netherlands. The secret weapon of the Armenians is Gabriel Sargissian, who has scored 6/7 on board four. Russia beat Belarus by the same score, and now is in second place, a point behind the Armenians. The points were brought in by Vladimir Kramnik, who won in 18 moves, Peter Svidler and Alexander Morozevich (Bareev lost). India lost to Ukraine, when Harikrishna was beaten by Sergey Karjakin and all other games drawn.


Armenia (left) vs the Netherlands (right)

8 Netherlands (NED) Rtg
1:3
3 Armenia (ARM) Rtg
GM Sokolov Ivan 2676
0-1
GM Aronian Levon 2756
GM Tiviakov Sergey 2669
½-½
GM Akopian Vladimir 2706
GM Van Wely Loek 2655
½-½
GM Asrian Karen 2646
GM L'ami Erwin 2565
0-1
GM Sargissian Gabriel 2612


Belarus (left) vs Russia (right)

1 Russia (RUS) Rtg
3:1
19 Belarus (BLR) Rtg
GM Kramnik Vladimir 2729
1-0
GM Aleksandrov Aleksej 2634
GM Svidler Peter 2743
1-0
GM Fedorov Alexei 2614
GM Morozevich Alexander 2730
1-0
GM Azarov Sergei 2592
GM Bareev Evgeny 2701
0-1
GM Dydyshko Viacheslav 2550


Ukraine (left) vs India (right)

2 India (IND) Rtg
1½:2½
4 Ukraine (UKR) Rtg
GM Anand Viswanathan 2803
½-½
GM Ivanchuk Vasyl 2731
GM Sasikiran Krishnan 2692
½-½
GM Volokytin Andrei 2660
GM Harikrishna P 2680
0-1
GM Karjakin Sergey 2661
GM Sandipan Chanda 2550
½-½
GM Elyanov Pavel 2665


Sweden (left) vs USA (right)

7 USA (USA) Rtg
2:2
31 Sweden (SWE) Rtg
GM Nakamura Hikaru 2664
½-½
GM Agrest Evgenij 2570
GM Ibragimov Ildar 2637
0-1
GM Berg Emanuel 2539
GM Kaidanov Gregory 2603
1-0
GM Hillarp-Persson Tiger 2524
GM Akobian Varuzhan 2575
½-½
IM Carlsson Pontus 2433

Standings after seven rounds

Rk. Sd Team
Gms
+
=
TB1
TB2
TB3
1 3 Armenia 7 6 1 0 21.0 122.5 13
2 1 Russia 7 5 1 1 20.0 124.0 11
3 18 Cuba 7 5 1 1 19.5 113.0 11
4 30 Uzbekistan 7 4 2 1 19.0 118.5 10
5 4 Ukraine 7 5 2 0 19.0 116.5 12
6 17 Georgia 7 6 0 1 19.0 116.0 12
7 20 Czech Republic 7 5 2 0 19.0 115.0 12
8 8 Netherlands 7 5 1 1 18.5 123.5 11
9 7 USA 7 6 1 0 18.5 118.5 13
10 14 Germany 7 4 0 3 18.5 115.0 8
11 25 Denmark 7 5 1 1 18.5 113.0 11
12 31 Sweden 7 4 2 1 18.5 112.5 10
13 5 France 7 4 3 0 18.5 108.5 11
14 12 China 7 4 1 2 18.0 118.5 9
15 10 Bulgaria 7 4 2 1 18.0 116.5 10
16 19 Belarus 7 6 0 1 18.0 113.0 12
17 22 Greece 7 5 0 2 18.0 113.0 10
18 2 India 7 4 1 2 18.0 112.5 9
19 35 Philippines 7 3 3 1 18.0 105.0 9
20 32 Slovenia 7 4 2 1 17.5 111.0 10
21 26 Brazil 7 5 0 2 17.0 116.5 10
22 6 Israel 7 4 2 1 17.0 115.0 10
23 11 Spain 7 4 2 1 17.0 114.5 10
24 21 Poland 7 4 0 3 17.0 113.0 8
25 36 Slovakia 7 5 0 2 17.0 112.0 10
26 24 Norway 7 6 0 1 17.0 109.5 12
27 16 Hungary 7 4 1 2 17.0 109.0 9
28 9 Azerbaijan 7 4 1 2 17.0 105.0 9
29 37 Vietnam 7 4 1 2 17.0 102.5 9

Women's section

In the Women's section Russia beat Slovakia 3:0, with Alexandra Kosteniuk, Nadezhda Kosintseva and Ekaterina Kovaleskaya at the guns. The Russian lead has increased to a full point after Ukraine defeated Romania by 2½:½. USA beat India which was resting Koneru Humpy.


Russia (left) vs Slovakia (right) in round seven

16 Slovakia (SVK) Rtg
0:3
1 Russia (RUS) Rtg
WGM Repkova Eva 2346
0-1
GM Kosteniuk Alexandra 2540
IM Hagarova Zuzana 2377
0-1
IM Kosintseva Nadezhda 2469
WFM Borosova Zuzana 2210
0-1
IM Kovalevskaya Ekaterina 2460


Romaina (left) vs Ukraine (right)

2 Ukraine (UKR) Rtg
2½:½
11 Romania (ROM) Rtg
WGM Zhukova Natalia 2425
1-0
IM Foisor Cristina Adela 2392
IM Lahno Katerina 2468
½-½
WGM Bogza Adina Maria 2297
WGM Ushenina Anna 2397
1-0
WGM Calotescu Ana Cristina 2325


German (left) vs Columbia (right)

46 Colombia (COL) Rtg
0:3
8 Germany (GER) Rtg
WIM Ortiz Nadya K. 2184
0-1
IM Paehtz Elisabeth 2438
  Franco Angela 2076
0-1
IM Kachiani-Gersinska, K 2421
WFM Franco Beatriz 2048
0-1
WGM Juergens Vera 2330


China (left) vs Bulgaria (right)

10 Bulgaria (BUL) Rtg
1½:1½
6 China (CHN) Rtg
GM Stefanova Antoaneta 2502
½-½
WGM Zhao Xue 2423
WGM Djingarova Emilia 2319
½-½
WGM Wang Yu 2390
WGM Velcheva Maria 2279
½-½
WFM Hou Yifan 2298


India (left) vs USA (right)

5 USA (USA) Rtg
2½:½
9 India (IND) Rtg
WGM Zatonskih Anna 2433
½-½
WGM Harika Dronavalli 2358
IM Krush Irina 2437
1-0
WGM Swathi Ghate 2262
WGM Goletiani Rusudan 2371
1-0
WIM Gomes Mary Ann 2239

Standings after seven rounds (Women)

Rk. Sd Team
Gms
+
=
TB1
TB2
TB3
1 1 Russia 7 6 0 1 17.5 92.5 12
2 2 Ukraine 7 7 0 0 16.5 88.5 14
3 5 USA 7 6 1 0 15.5 90.0 13
4 4 Hungary 7 5 0 2 15.0 92.0 10
5 3 Georgia 7 5 2 0 15.0 88.0 12
6 17 Slovenia 7 4 2 1 14.5 88.0 10
7 10 Bulgaria 7 5 2 0 14.5 85.0 12
8 6 China 7 4 1 2 14.0 93.0 9
9 23 Vietnam 7 3 2 2 14.0 83.0 8
10 25 Latvia 7 5 0 2 14.0 69.0 10
11 11 Romania 7 5 0 2 13.5 92.0 10
12 9 India 7 4 2 1 13.5 90.5 10
13 16 Slovakia 7 5 1 1 13.5 90.0 11
14 8 Germany 7 3 3 1 13.5 86.5 9
15 15 France 7 4 0 3 13.5 86.0 8
16 7 Armenia 7 4 2 1 13.5 84.0 10
17 34 Estonia 7 4 0 3 13.0 88.0 8
18 32 Belarus 7 3 2 2 13.0 84.0 8
19 26 Cuba 7 4 2 1 13.0 78.0 10
20 18 Netherlands 7 4 1 2 13.0 78.0 9
21 12 Poland 7 5 0 2 12.5 87.5 10
22 20 Israel 7 4 1 2 12.5 86.5 9
23 14 Greece 7 4 2 1 12.5 85.0 10
24 24 Spain 7 4 1 2 12.5 85.0 9
25 27 Ecuador 7 4 1 2 12.5 80.0 9
26 19 Serbia Montenegro 7 3 2 2 12.5 78.5 8
27 28 Argentina 7 4 2 1 12.5 78.0 10
28 33 Switzerland 7 3 1 3 12.5 73.0 7

Report: Frederic Friedel, pictures: Natalia Straub


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The Chess Fidelity ticket: Georges Makropoulos (2nd from left), Kirsan Ilyumzhinov and Zurab Azmaiparashivili


A press conference with Kirsan and translator Polina


A Kalmyk dance troupe, with President Ilyumzhinov and ex FIDE President Campomanes (standing, second from right)


The President and his troupe


A Kalmykian dance number


The men with great vigor


Songs from the Buddhist republic in central Asia


Rivals: Bessel Kok (middle) being shown around the Chess Fidelity stand by Campomanes and Ilyumzhinov


Bessel and Kirsan, viewing the pictures of Kalmykia

Pictures by Karsten Straub


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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