Olympiad R8: Armenia leads by two points

5/30/2006 – The Armenian team looks quite unstoppable, demolishing Cuba 3:1. Russia could only draw against the Czech Republic 2:2, and Ukraine defeated Sweden 3:1. After the dust had settled we find Armenia two full points ahead. In the women's section Russia leads Ukraine by half a point. Meanwhile on Playchess Yasser Seirawan interviewed both presidential candidates.

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Turin 2006: After round eight

We apologise for the delay in publishing our daily reports from Turin. The move to Italy on Monday was a slightly harrowing experience, getting settled down in the Olympic Village also not without its tense moments, and then the Internet – sufficient to say there is good access in the Village, but no FTP uploads that would allow us to post our reports from where we are working. We have to wait for the next day and use the network connection that is there for our Playchess coverage. More detailed lamentation will follow on the rest day (Thursday).


Armenia (left) vs Cuba (right)

18 Cuba (CUB) Rtg
1 : 3
3 Armenia (ARM) Rtg
GM Bruzon Batista Lazaro 2652
½-½
GM Aronian Levon 2756
GM Dominguez Perez Leinier 2647
0-1
GM Akopian Vladimir 2706
GM Delgado Ramirez Neuris 2529
½-½
GM Asrian Karen 2646
GM Quezada Perez Yuniesky 2512
0-1
GM Sargissian Gabriel 2612


Russia (left) vs Czech Republic (right)

20 Czech Republic (CZE) Rtg
2 : 2
1 Russia (RUS) Rtg
GM Navara David 2658
1-0
GM Svidler Peter 2743
GM Hracek Zbynek 2593
½-½
GM Grischuk Alexander 2719
GM Babula Vlastimil 2583
0-1
GM Morozevich Alexander 2730
GM Laznicka Viktor 2551
½-½
GM Bareev Evgeny 2701


Ukraine (left) vs Sweden (right)

31 Sweden (SWE) Rtg
1 : 3
4 Ukraine (UKR) Rtg
GM Agrest Evgenij 2570
½-½
GM Ivanchuk Vasyl 2731
GM Hellsten Johan 2564
0-1
GM Karjakin Sergey 2661
GM Berg Emanuel 2539
0-1
GM Moiseyenko Alexander 2662
GM Cicak Slavko 2506
½-½
GM Efimenko Zahar 2648


Georgia (left) vs Uzbekistan (right)

30 Uzbekistan (UZB) Rtg
1½:2½
17 Georgia (GEO) Rtg
GM Kasimdzhanov Rustam 2673
½-½
GM Jobava Baadur 2646
GM Gareyev Timur 2522
1-0
GM Pantsulaia Levan 2611
IM Filippov Anton 2497
0-1
GM Gagunashvili Merab 2560
IM Kayumov Sergey 2426
0-1
GM Arutinian David 2532


India (left) vs Bulgaria (right)

10 Bulgaria (BUL) Rtg
1½:2½
2 India (IND) Rtg
GM Georgiev Kiril 2677
½-½
GM Anand Viswanathan 2803
GM Cheparinov Ivan 2635
0-1
GM Sasikiran Krishnan 2692
GM Delchev Aleksander 2640
1-0
GM Ganguly Surya Shekhar 2578
GM Spasov Vasil 2578
0-1
GM Sandipan Chanda 2550


Norway (left) vs Poland (right)

21 Poland (POL) Rtg
1½:2½
24 Norway (NOR) Rtg
GM Macieja Bartlomiej 2584
½-½
GM Carlsen Magnus 2646
GM Kempinski Robert 2586
0-1
GM Agdestein Simen 2594
GM Bartel Mateusz 2554
1-0
GM Johannessen Leif Erlend 2559
IM Czarnota Pawel 2529
0-1
GM Lie Kjetil A. 2493

Standings after eight rounds

Rk. Sd Team
Gms
+
=
TB1
TB2
TB3
1 3 Armenia 8 7 1 0 24.0 153.5 15
2 1 Russia 8 5 2 1 22.0 161.0 12
3 4 Ukraine 8 6 2 0 22.0 149.5 14
4 12 China 8 5 1 2 21.5 153.5 11
5 17 Georgia 8 7 0 1 21.5 153.0 14
6 7 USA 8 7 1 0 21.5 149.0 15
7 5 France 8 5 3 0 21.5 145.0 13
8 20 Czech Republic 8 5 3 0 21.0 151.5 13
9 14 Germany 8 5 0 3 21.0 150.5 10
10 30 Uzbekistan 8 4 2 2 20.5 156.5 10
11 18 Cuba 8 5 1 2 20.5 152.5 11
12 2 India 8 5 1 2 20.5 147.0 11
13 36 Slovakia 8 6 0 2 20.0 147.5 12
14 32 Slovenia 8 5 2 1 20.0 144.5 12
15 34 Turkey 8 4 2 2 20.0 139.0 10
16 8 Netherlands 8 5 1 2 19.5 163.5 11
17 25 Denmark 8 5 1 2 19.5 152.5 11
18 10 Bulgaria 8 4 2 2 19.5 152.0 10
19 51 Iran 8 4 0 4 19.5 151.5 8
20 19 Belarus 8 6 0 2 19.5 150.0 12
21 31 Sweden 8 4 2 2 19.5 148.0 10
22 22 Greece 8 5 0 3 19.5 145.0 10
23 24 Norway 8 7 0 1 19.5 143.0 14
24 23 Moldova 8 4 1 3 19.5 141.5 9
25 28 Croatia 8 4 2 2 19.5 141.0 10

Women's section


USA (left) vs Russia (right)

1 Russia (RUS) Rtg
1½:1½
5 USA (USA) Rtg
IM Kosintseva Tatiana 2489
1-0
WGM Zatonskih Anna 2433
IM Kosintseva Nadezhda 2469
0-1
IM Krush Irina 2437
IM Kovalevskaya Ekaterina 2460
½-½
WGM Goletiani Rusudan 2371


Ukraine (left) vs Hungary (right)

4 Hungary (HUN) Rtg
1:2
2 Ukraine (UKR) Rtg
IM Hoang Thanh Trang 2487
1-0
IM Lahno Katerina 2468
IM Madl Ildiko 2387
0-1
IM Yanovska-Gaponenko Inna 2430
IM Vajda Szidonia 2403
0-1
WGM Ushenina Anna 2397


Slovenia (left) vs Vietnam (right)

23 Vietnam (VIE) Rtg
2 : 1
17 Slovenia (SLO) Rtg
WGM Nguyen Thi Thanh An 2317
½-½
WGM Muzychuk Anna 2418
WGM Hoang Thi Bao Tram 2349
1-0
WGM Srebrnic Ana 2302
WFM Le Thanh Tu 2239
½-½
WFM Novak Ksenija 2182


Blugaria (left) vs Georgia (right)

3 Georgia (GEO) Rtg
1½:1½
10 Bulgaria (BUL) Rtg
IM Khurtsidze Nino 2426
½-½
GM Stefanova Antoaneta 2502
IM Dzagnidze Nana 2454
0-1
WGM Voiska Margarita 2314
IM Javakhishvili Lela 2410
1-0
WGM Djingarova Emilia 2319

Standings after seven rounds (Women)

Rk. Sd Team
Gms
+
=
TB1
TB2
TB3
1 1 Russia 8 6 1 1 19.0 122.5 13
2 2 Ukraine 8 8 0 0 18.5 117.0 16
3 5 USA 8 6 2 0 17.0 119.5 14
4 6 China 8 5 1 2 17.0 119.0 11
5 3 Georgia 8 5 3 0 16.5 114.5 13
6 4 Hungary 8 5 0 3 16.0 123.0 10
7 10 Bulgaria 8 5 3 0 16.0 116.5 13
8 23 Vietnam 8 4 2 2 16.0 109.0 10
9 7 Armenia 8 5 2 1 15.5 111.0 12
10 17 Slovenia 8 4 2 2 15.5 111.0 10
11 8 Germany 8 4 3 1 15.5 108.5 11
12 11 Romania 8 5 1 2 15.0 116.0 11
13 15 France 8 4 1 3 15.0 113.5 9
14 32 Belarus 8 4 2 2 15.0 110.5 10
15 13 Lithuania 8 5 0 3 15.0 110.0 10
16 12 Poland 8 6 0 2 15.0 109.5 12
17 26 Cuba 8 5 2 1 15.0 105.0 12
18 9 India 8 4 2 2 14.5 118.5 10
19 16 Slovakia 8 5 1 2 14.5 117.0 11
20 14 Greece 8 5 2 1 14.5 111.0 12
21 20 Israel 8 5 1 2 14.5 110.5 11
22 31 Kazakhstan 8 5 0 3 14.5 108.5 10
23 36 Croatia 8 4 2 2 14.5 104.0 10

Report: Frederic Friedel, pictures: Natalia Straub


Photo report


Colleagues and friends: GMs Suat Atalik (Turkey) and Nigel Short (England)


Gata Kamsky of the US obviously supports the Right Move campaign


16-year-old Magnus Carlsen playing on board one for Norway


Elisabeth Pähtz of Germany with a little mascot friend


Anna Muzychuk, 16, on board one for Slovenia


Kirsan Ilyumzhinov with arbiter, organiser and trainer Alexander Bach


In the Playchess Studio Yasser Seirawan interviews both candidates for FIDE President:
Kirsan Ilyumzhinov and Bessel Kok. If you missed Yasser's extraordinary coverage you
can watch the interviews and commentary offline. Instructions are here.

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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