Tromso 04: Azerbaijan!

by Alejandro Ramirez
8/5/2014 – The Azerbaijani teams has triumphed over France with a key victory by Shakhriyar Mamedyarov over Maxime Vachier-Lagrave. With draws on the other boards the Azeris have good reason to celebrate. Some surprises occurred in the Women's section; Indonesia annihilated Armenia while Iran did the same with Slovakia, and they now move to 15.5/16 board points. Indepth analysis.

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Round Four

Olympiad Tromsø 2014 - Round 4 midnight report by GM Daniel King

Round 4 on 2014/08/05 at 14:00
Bo. 3 France (FRA) Rtg - 8 Azerbaijan (AZE) Rtg 1½:2½
1.1 GM Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime 2768 - GM Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar 2743 0 - 1
1.2 GM Bacrot, Etienne 2720 - GM Radjabov, Teimour 2724 ½ - ½
1.3 GM Fressinet, Laurent 2708 - GM Mamedov, Rauf 2659 ½ - ½
1.4 GM Tkachiev, Vladislav 2624 - GM Safarli, Eltaj 2649 ½ - ½
Bo. 29 Serbia (SRB) Rtg - 16 Czech Republic (CZE) Rtg 2½:1½
2.1 GM Ivanisevic, Ivan 2613 - GM Navara, David 2716 ½ - ½
2.2 GM Perunovic, Milos 2602 - GM Laznicka, Viktor 2676 0 - 1
2.3 GM Markus, Robert 2602 - GM Hracek, Zbynek 2634 1 - 0
2.4 GM Sedlak, Nikola 2554 - GM Petr, Martin 2530 1 - 0
Bo. 14 Norway (NOR) Rtg - 15 Poland (POL) Rtg 2½:1½
3.1 GM Carlsen, Magnus 2877 - GM Wojtaszek, Radoslaw 2735 1 - 0
3.2 GM Agdestein, Simen 2630 - GM Gajewski, Grzegorz 2659 ½ - ½
3.3 GM Hammer, Jon Ludvig 2628 - GM Duda, Jan-Krzysztof 2576 ½ - ½
3.4 GM Lie, Kjetil A. 2528 - GM Bartel, Mateusz 2640 ½ - ½
Bo. 1 Russia (RUS) Rtg - 7 China (CHN) Rtg 2 : 2
4.1 GM Kramnik, Vladimir 2760 - GM Wang, Yue 2718 ½ - ½
4.2 GM Grischuk, Alexander 2795 - GM Ding, Liren 2742 ½ - ½
4.3 GM Svidler, Peter 2751 - GM Yu, Yangyi 2668 ½ - ½
4.4 GM Karjakin, Sergey 2786 - GM Ni, Hua 2666 ½ - ½
Bo. 11 Netherlands (NED) Rtg - 9 Israel (ISR) Rtg 2 : 2
5.1 GM Giri, Anish 2745 - GM Gelfand, Boris 2753 1 - 0
5.2 GM Tiviakov, Sergei 2664 - GM Rodshtein, Maxim 2671 0 - 1
5.3 GM Van Wely, Loek 2662 - GM Sutovsky, Emil 2624 ½ - ½
5.4 GM Van Kampen, Robin 2638 - GM Postny, Evgeny 2651 ½ - ½
Bo. 18 Bulgaria (BUL) Rtg - 32 Romania (ROU) Rtg 2½:1½
6.1 GM Topalov, Veselin 2772 - GM Lupulescu, Constantin 2625 1 - 0
6.2 GM Cheparinov, Ivan 2681 - GM Parligras, Mircea-Emilian 2574 0 - 1
6.3 GM Iotov, Valentin 2553 - GM Jianu, Vlad-Cristian 2579 1 - 0
6.4 IM Dimitrov, Radoslav 2461 - GM Vajda, Levente 2561 ½ - ½
Bo. 33 Uzbekistan (UZB) Rtg - 12 Germany (GER) Rtg 2 : 2
7.1 GM Kasimdzhanov, Rustam 2700 - GM Naiditsch, Arkadij 2709 1 - 0
7.2 GM Filippov, Anton 2615 - GM Meier, Georg 2646 0 - 1
7.3 GM Dzhumaev, Marat 2510 - GM Fridman, Daniel 2639 1 - 0
7.4 FM Tillyaev, Ulugbek 2367 - GM Baramidze, David 2612 0 - 1
Bo. 26 Turkey (TUR) Rtg - 20 Italy (ITA) Rtg 3½: ½
8.1 GM Solak, Dragan 2632 - GM Caruana, Fabiano 2801 ½ - ½
8.2 GM Esen, Baris 2589 - GM David, Alberto 2565 1 - 0
8.3 GM Yilmaz, Mustafa 2569 - GM Vocaturo, Daniele 2587 1 - 0
8.4 GM Ipatov, Alexander 2614 - GM Dvirnyy, Danyyil 2530 1 - 0
Bo. 21 Georgia (GEO) Rtg - 46 Mexico (MEX) Rtg 2½:1½
9.1 GM Jobava, Baadur 2713 - GM Leon Hoyos, Manuel 2517 1 - 0
9.2 GM Mchedlishvili, Mikheil 2618 - GM Hernandez Guerrero, Gilberto 2519 0 - 1
9.3 GM Pantsulaia, Levan 2581 - IM Ibarra Chami, Luis Fernando 2467 1 - 0
9.4 GM Nigalidze, Gaioz 2542 - CM Torres Rosas, Luis Carlos 2351 ½ - ½
Bo. 44 Belgium (BEL) Rtg - 51 Switzerland (SUI) Rtg 2½:1½
10.1 GM Winants, Luc 2545 - GM Pelletier, Yannick 2578 ½ - ½
10.2 GM Michiels, Bart 2535 - GM Gallagher, Joseph G. 2473 1 - 0
10.3 IM Ringoir, Tanguy 2508 - IM Georgiadis, Nico 2448 ½ - ½
10.4 IM Docx, Stefan 2491 - IM Kurmann, Oliver 2423 ½ - ½
Bo. 49 Kazakhstan (KAZ) Rtg - 45 Moldova (MDA) Rtg 2½:1½
11.1 GM Ismagambetov, Anuar 2531 - GM Bologan, Viktor 2654 1 - 0
11.2 GM Kostenko, Petr 2461 - GM Svetushkin, Dmitry 2547 0 - 1
11.3 GM Khusnutdinov, Rustam 2470 -   Cerbulenco, Liviu 2203 1 - 0
11.4 IM Aitbayev, Aslan 2425 - GM Sanduleac, Vasile 2396 ½ - ½
Bo. 13 Cuba (CUB) Rtg - 19 India (IND) Rtg 2½:1½
12.1 GM Dominguez Perez, Leinier 2760 - GM Sethuraman, S.P. 2590 ½ - ½
12.2 GM Bruzon Batista, Lazaro 2664 - GM Sasikiran, Krishnan 2669 ½ - ½
12.3 GM Quesada Perez, Yuniesky 2649 - GM Adhiban, B. 2619 ½ - ½
12.4 GM Ortiz Suarez, Isan Reynaldo 2603 - GM Lalith, Babu M.R. 2565 1 - 0
Bo. 48 Paraguay (PAR) Rtg - 31 Vietnam (VIE) Rtg ½ :3½
13.1 GM Bachmann, Axel 2644 - GM Le, Quang Liem 2710 0 - 1
13.2 GM Delgado Ramirez, Neuris 2602 - GM Nguyen, Ngoc Truong Son 2634 ½ - ½
13.3 GM Cubas, Jose Fernando 2455 - IM Nguyen, Duc Hoa 2501 0 - 1
13.4 FM Latorre, Matias 2277 - IM Nguyen, Huynh Minh Huy 2507 0 - 1
Bo. 10 England (ENG) Rtg - 23 Latvia (LAT) Rtg 3 : 1
14.1 GM Adams, Michael 2740 - GM Shirov, Alexei 2709 1 - 0
14.2 GM Short, Nigel D 2665 - GM Kovalenko, Igor 2650 0 - 1
14.3 GM Howell, David W L 2650 - GM Neiksans, Arturs 2572 1 - 0
14.4 GM Sadler, Matthew D 2653 - GM Miezis, Normunds 2524 1 - 0
Bo. 55 Bangladesh (BAN) Rtg - 2 Ukraine (UKR) Rtg 1 : 3
15.1 GM Rahman, Ziaur 2523 - GM Ivanchuk, Vassily 2744 ½ - ½
15.2 GM Abdulla, Al-Rakib 2522 - GM Ponomariov, Ruslan 2717 ½ - ½
15.3 GM Hossain, Enamul 2421 - GM Eljanov, Pavel 2723 0 - 1
15.4 GM Murshed, Niaz 2453 - GM Moiseenko, Alexander 2707 0 - 1
Bo. 35 Argentina (ARG) Rtg - 25 Greece (GRE) Rtg 2½:1½
16.1 GM Peralta, Fernando 2574 - GM Banikas, Hristos 2644 ½ - ½
16.2 GM Mareco, Sandro 2574 - GM Papaioannou, Ioannis 2641 ½ - ½
16.3 GM Felgaer, Ruben 2564 - GM Mastrovasilis, Dimitrios 2608 ½ - ½
16.4 GM Flores, Diego 2562 - GM Mastrovasilis, Athanasios 2526 1 - 0
Bo. 24 Croatia (CRO) Rtg - 59 Mongolia (MGL) Rtg 3½: ½
17.1 GM Saric, Ivan 2671 - GM Batchuluun, Tsegmed 2513 1 - 0
17.2 GM Stevic, Hrvoje 2606 - IM Battulga, Namkhai 2411 ½ - ½
17.3 GM Palac, Mladen 2563 - GM Gundavaa, Bayarsaikhan 2501 1 - 0
17.4 GM Kozul, Zdenko 2608 - IM Munkhgal, Gombosuren 2418 1 - 0
Bo. 69 Ecuador (ECU) Rtg - 40 Denmark (DEN) Rtg 2½:1½
18.1 GM Matamoros Franco, Carlos S. 2525 - GM Palo, Davor 2562 ½ - ½
18.2 FM Guerra Tulcan, Lenin 2374 - GM Rasmussen, Allan Stig 2522 1 - 0
18.3 IM Mieles Palau, Daniel 2374 - GM Aagaard, Jacob 2525 ½ - ½
18.4 IM Santos Flores, Alberto 2291 - IM Andersen, Mads 2477 ½ - ½
Bo. 79 South Africa (RSA) Rtg - 6 United States of America (USA) Rtg 1 : 3
19.1 IM Solomon, Kenny 2378 - GM Nakamura, Hikaru 2787 0 - 1
19.2 IM Steel, Henry Robert 2399 - GM Kamsky, Gata 2706 1 - 0
19.3 IM Kobese, Watu 2333 - GM Onischuk, Alexander 2659 0 - 1
19.4 IM Gluckman, David 2236 - GM Shankland, Samuel L 2624 0 - 1
Bo. 75 Portugal (POR) Rtg - 5 Hungary (HUN) Rtg ½ :3½
20.1 IM Dias, Paulo 2416 - GM Leko, Peter 2740 ½ - ½
20.2 IM Ferreira, Jorge Viterbo 2413 - GM Balogh, Csaba 2637 0 - 1
20.3 IM Rocha, Sergio 2392 - GM Almasi, Zoltan 2690 0 - 1
20.4   Santos, Hugo Lima 2266 - GM Polgar, Judit 2676 0 - 1

The most important result of the day was Shakhriyar Mamedyarov's win against Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, and with Black! With three draws on the remaining boards this gave the edge to Azerbaijan against France. MVL blundered in time pressure:

[Event "41st Olympiad Tromso 2014 Open"] [Site "Tromsø"] [Date "2014.08.05"] [Round "4"] [White "Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime"] [Black "Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar"] [Result "0-1"] [ECO "E68"] [WhiteElo "2768"] [BlackElo "2743"] [SetUp "1"] [FEN "8/5p1p/3q1bpk/Pp6/1PpRB1Q1/6PP/2N2n2/6K1 b - - 0 33"] [PlyCount "31"] [EventDate "2014.??.??"] [EventCountry "NOR"] [WhiteTeam "Frankreich"] [BlackTeam "Aserbeidschan"] [WhiteTeamCountry "FRA"] [BlackTeamCountry "AZE"] {A tense position after a fascinating game. Mamedyarov helf the advantage almost straight out of the opening, but the defining moment really came here.} 33... Bxd4 34. Qh4+ $2 (34. Qf4+ $1 Qxf4 35. gxf4 Ba7 $8 {and Black is up a pawn but this is not an endgame that can be won. Draw is the most likely scenario.}) 34... Kg7 35. Bxg6 $5 {Very clever, but insufficient.} Ng4+ $1 { Clever back! The knight goes to g4 because now White cannot take on d4.} 36. Kf1 hxg6 37. Nxd4 Qxd4 38. Qxg4 Qd3+ {for now there are equal pawns, but Black's c-pawn is more dangerous as in many lines it queens with check.} 39. Qe2 Qxg3 40. a6 Qxh3+ 41. Kg1 Qg3+ 42. Kf1 Qc3 43. Qa2 Qh3+ 44. Kg1 c3 {the extra pawns now make all the difference. Both the c and a-pawns will queen, but the endgame will be hopeless for MVL.} 45. Qa1 Qg4+ 46. Kf1 Qf3+ 47. Kg1 Qe3+ 48. Kf1 Kh7 {Azerbaijan goes 8/8 in the Olympiad!} 0-1

Big Shakh gave Azerbaijan the win and the temporary tournament lead

Maxime Vachier-Lagrave couldn't find his way through complications in time-trouble

A A highly anticipated match happened on the second board as Norway faced Poland, which meant Carlsen vs. Wojtaszek

Can you find why 29...Qb6 was a deadly error in the game Carlsen-Wojtaszek? Solution further down.

Carlsen won a critically important game, as his victory over Wojtaszek
was what ultimately won Norway the match over Poland

The problem with 29...Qb6 is the following:

[Event "41st Olympiad Tromso 2014 Open"] [Site "Tromsø"] [Date "2014.08.05"] [Round "4"] [White "Carlsen, Magnus"] [Black "Wojtaszek, Radoslaw"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "B26"] [WhiteElo "2877"] [BlackElo "2735"] [SetUp "1"] [FEN "2rq1r2/p3npk1/3p2p1/1b4P1/1p1PPN2/5R2/PP3QB1/4R1K1 b - - 0 29"] [PlyCount "8"] [EventDate "2014.??.??"] [EventCountry "NOR"] [WhiteTeam "Norwegen"] [BlackTeam "Polen"] [WhiteTeamCountry "NOR"] [BlackTeamCountry "POL"] 29... Qb6 $6 (29... Rh8 $16) 30. Bh3 $1 Rcd8 31. Be6 $1 {The threat of Bxf7 is nearly unstoppable, while the Bishop itself is taboo!} Be8 32. Nd5 (32. Rh3 { going for Checkmate was another way to end the game.}) 32... Nxd5 33. Bxd5 { Black is absolutely helpless against moving the rook from f3 and Qf6 checkmate. } 1-0

Serbia was able to narrowly beat the Czech Republic 2.5-1.5 as Markus converted a long endgame against Hracek on board three, the last game to finish.

In the Netherlands vs. Israel Rodshtein's win over Tiviakov gave Israel a 2-1 lead with the last game remaining being Giri vs. Gelfand.

Bulgaria had a very even match against Romania, despite their board three's demolition of his opponent:

[Event "41st Olympiad Tromso 2014 Open"] [Site "Tromsø"] [Date "2014.08.05"] [Round "4"] [White "Iotov, Valentin"] [Black "Jianu, Vlad-Cristian"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "D37"] [WhiteElo "2553"] [BlackElo "2579"] [PlyCount "45"] [EventDate "2014.??.??"] [EventCountry "NOR"] [WhiteTeam "Bulgarien"] [BlackTeam "Rumänien"] [WhiteTeamCountry "BUL"] [BlackTeamCountry "ROU"] 1. d4 d5 2. Nf3 Nf6 3. c4 e6 4. Nc3 Be7 5. Bf4 {A quiet start to the game doesn't always mean the game will remain so!} O-O 6. e3 Nbd7 7. c5 {This line was once considered the most critical test of the set-up Black has chosen. Nowadays 7.Be2 is more popular at the top level.} Nh5 (7... c6 {is also possible and leads to completely different type of games.}) 8. Be5 f6 9. Bg3 Nxg3 {Black eliminates the bishop before it can move to h4, but now White has an open h-file to work with.} 10. hxg3 b6 11. Bd3 f5 $6 {The wrong way of shutting down White's attack.} (11... h6 {was much stronger, since it doesn't give White an extra target. It does however look risky as more light-squares are being weakened.}) 12. g4 $1 {Of course! Now Black's position is difficult to defend.} bxc5 13. gxf5 c4 14. fxe6 Nf6 15. Bxh7+ $1 {Black must have missed this move.} Nxh7 16. Qc2 Nf6 17. Ng5 (17. Qf5 {was also strong.}) 17... Bb4 18. Qg6 {Black is helpless against the threat of Nf7 and Rh8 checkmate.} Bxe6 { Pure desperation, after this Iotov will have more material and a free attack.} 19. Nxe6 Qd7 20. Nxf8 Rxf8 21. Rh4 Qb5 22. Rb1 Qa5 23. Ke2 1-0

A couple of boards further down Turkey absolutely smashed Italy 3.5-0.5, a great result for the Turks as only their top board "conceded" a draw against Caruana. Georgia beat Mexico by the slimmest of margins while Cuba did the same with India.

The match between China and Russia was quite close... and at one moment it seemed that Russia's chances were hopeless. Kramnik spoilt a beautiful position against Wang Yue and he had to be happy with a draw. Meanwhile, with draws on boards three and four it all came down to Grischuk against Ding Liren. In a very strange decision, when the Chinese player was a up a full two pawns (!) he decided to go into an opposite colored bishop endgame.

This may have seemed winning for him when he entered the endgame, but it certainly was not simple at all! Eventually Grischuk created some type of fortress and the game ended when Grischuk claimed a three-fold repetition.

Ponomariov's Ukraine dispatched Bangladesh, despite Ivanchuk drawing in 15 moves.

ALe Quang Liem's game was the last to finish in Vietnam's victory over Paraguay

Standings

Rk. SNo Team  Pts   TB2   TB3 
1 8 Azerbaijan 8 51.0 12.5
2 18 Bulgaria 8 47.5 12.5
3 29 Serbia 8 47.0 13.0
4 1 Russia 7 59.0 13.5
5 11 Netherlands 7 53.0 12.5
6 33 Uzbekistan 7 47.0 11.5
7 7 China 7 45.0 12.0
8 9 Israel 7 45.0 12.0
9 26 Turkey 7 43.5 12.5
10 49 Kazakhstan 7 43.5 12.0
11 21 Georgia 7 42.5 12.5
12 2 Ukraine 7 42.0 12.0
13 31 Vietnam 7 39.5 13.5
14 10 England 7 39.0 12.0
15 14 Norway 7 37.5 10.0
16 44 Belgium 7 36.5 12.0
17 13 Cuba 7 34.5 12.5
18 12 Germany 6 44.0 12.0
19 24 Croatia 6 44.0 11.5
20 3 France 6 43.0 12.0

Women's Section

Round 4 on 2014/08/05 at 14:00
Bo. 21 Iran (IRI) Rtg - 18 Slovakia (SVK) Rtg 3½: ½
1.1 WGM Pourkashiyan, Atousa 2352 - IM Repkova, Eva 2358 ½ - ½
1.2 WGM Khademalsharieh, Sarasadat 2324 - IM Stockova, Zuzana 2383 1 - 0
1.3 WIM Hejazipour, Mitra 2269 - WGM Kochetkova, Julia 2338 1 - 0
1.4 WIM Hakimifard, Ghazal 2232 - WFM Gazikova, Veronika 2034 1 - 0
Bo. 38 Norway (NOR) Rtg - 27 Czech Republic (CZE) Rtg 1 : 3
2.1 WIM Bjerke, Silje 2189 - WIM Havlikova, Kristyna 2215 ½ - ½
2.2 WGM Dolzhikova, Olga 2166 - WIM Olsarova, Karolina 2237 0 - 1
2.3 WGM Koskela, Niina 2213 - WGM Sikorova, Olga 2289 ½ - ½
2.4 WIM Hagesather, Ellen 2182 - WIM Olsarova, Tereza 2271 0 - 1
Bo. 1 China (CHN) Rtg - 22 Azerbaijan (AZE) Rtg 3½: ½
3.1 GM Hou, Yifan 2661 - WGM Mamedjarova, Zeinab 2229 1 - 0
3.2 WGM Ju, Wenjun 2559 - WGM Mammadova, Gulnar 2334 ½ - ½
3.3 WGM Tan, Zhongyi 2468 - WGM Mamedjarova, Turkan 2274 1 - 0
3.4 WGM Guo, Qi 2453 - WIM Ibrahimova, Sabina 2263 1 - 0
Bo. 23 Indonesia (INA) Rtg - 10 Armenia (ARM) Rtg 3½: ½
4.1 WGM Sukandar, Irine Kharisma 2396 - GM Danielian, Elina 2490 1 - 0
4.2 WGM Aulia, Medina Warda 2397 - IM Mkrtchian, Lilit 2453 ½ - ½
4.3 WIM Sihite, Chelsie Monica Ignesias 2206 - IM Galojan, Lilit 2275 1 - 0
4.4 WFM Citra, Dewi Ardhiani Anastasia 2128 - WGM Kursova, Maria 2313 1 - 0
Bo. 12 Germany (GER) Rtg - 2 Russia (RUS) Rtg 1½:2½
5.1 IM Paehtz, Elisabeth 2464 - GM Gunina, Valentina 2524 0 - 1
5.2 WGM Melamed, Tatjana 2364 - GM Kosteniuk, Alexandra 2531 0 - 1
5.3 WGM Ohme, Melanie 2301 - WGM Girya, Olga 2484 1 - 0
5.4 WGM Hoolt, Sarah 2318 - WGM Pogonina, Natalija 2479 ½ - ½
Bo. 16 Netherlands (NED) Rtg - 4 Georgia (GEO) Rtg 2 : 2
6.1 GM Peng, Zhaoqin 2391 - GM Khotenashvili, Bela 2494 0 - 1
6.2 WIM Haast, Anne 2324 - IM Javakhishvili, Lela 2478 1 - 0
6.3 WGM Muhren, Bianca 2314 - IM Melia, Salome 2475 ½ - ½
6.4 IM Lanchava, Tea 2276 - IM Batsiashvili, Nino 2435 ½ - ½
Bo. 13 Hungary (HUN) Rtg - 19 Cuba (CUB) Rtg 3 : 1
7.1 GM Hoang, Thanh Trang 2485 - WGM Ordaz Valdes, Lisandra Teresa 2345 ½ - ½
7.2 IM Madl, Ildiko 2347 - WGM Marrero Lopez, Yaniet 2324 ½ - ½
7.3 IM Gara, Anita 2327 - WGM Vigoa Apecheche, Yanira 2317 1 - 0
7.4 WGM Gara, Ticia 2321 - WGM Arribas Robaina, Maritza 2291 1 - 0
Bo. 43 Philippines (PHI) Rtg - 11 Spain (ESP) Rtg 0 : 4
8.1 WIM Camacho, Chardine Cheradee 2214 - IM Vega Gutierrez, Sabrina 2395 0 - 1
8.2 WFM Frayna, Janelle Mae 2205 - IM Alexandrova, Olga 2424 0 - 1
8.3   Fronda, Jan Jodilyn 2098 - IM Matnadze, Ana 2385 0 - 1
8.4   Bernales, Christy Lamiel 2055 - WIM Aranaz Murillo, Amalia 2314 0 - 1
Bo. 14 Bulgaria (BUL) Rtg - 8 Poland (POL) Rtg 1½:2½
9.1 GM Stefanova, Antoaneta 2505 - GM Socko, Monika 2470 1 - 0
9.2 WGM Videnova, Iva 2342 - WGM Zawadzka, Jolanta 2398 0 - 1
9.3 WGM Nikolova, Adriana 2325 - WGM Bartel, Marta 2359 ½ - ½
9.4 WGM Djingarova, Emilia 2303 - WIM Kulon, Klaudia 2301 0 - 1
Bo. 30 Colombia (COL) Rtg - 17 Kazakhstan (KAZ) Rtg 1 : 3
10.1 WIM Rodriguez Rueda, Paula Andrea 2368 - WGM Nakhbayeva, Guliskhan 2336 0 - 1
10.2 WIM Rivera Banquez, Ingris 2210 - WGM Saduakassova, Dinara 2375 0 - 1
10.3 WIM Franco Valencia, Angela 2186 - WGM Abdumalik, Zhansaya 2333 1 - 0
10.4 WIM Castrillon Gomez, Melissa 2168 - WIM Dauletova, Gulmira 2252 0 - 1
Bo. 5 India (IND) Rtg - 15 Serbia (SRB) Rtg 1½:2½
11.1 GM Harika, Dronavalli 2521 - WGM Vojinovic, Jovana 2312 1 - 0
11.2 IM Sachdev, Tanya 2418 - WGM Stojanovic, Andjelija 2297 0 - 1
11.3 WGM Gomes, Mary Ann 2352 - WIM Rakic, Marija 2323 0 - 1
11.4 WGM Padmini, Rout 2318 -   Velikic, Adela 2145 ½ - ½
Bo. 3 Ukraine (UKR) Rtg - 33 Turkey (TUR) Rtg 3 : 1
12.1 GM Muzychuk, Anna 2555 - WGM Yildiz, Betul Cemre 2296 1 - 0
12.2 IM Muzychuk, Mariya 2530 - WGM Ozturk, Kubra 2291 ½ - ½
12.3 GM Ushenina, Anna 2487 - WIM Isgandarova, Khayala 2190 ½ - ½
12.4 IM Gaponenko, Inna 2379 - WCM Cemhan, Kardelen 2019 1 - 0
Bo. 39 England (ENG) Rtg - 40 Belarus (BLR) Rtg ½ :3½
13.1 IM Houska, Jovanka 2401 - IM Ziaziulkina, Nastassia 2407 ½ - ½
13.2 WIM Maroroa, Sue 2120 - FM Stetsko, Lanita 2261 0 - 1
13.3   Kalaiyalahan, Akshaya 2016 -   Nevioselaya, Maria 2032 0 - 1
13.4 WFM James, Ann-Marie 2095 -   Revo, Tatiana 2023 0 - 1
Bo. 9 France (FRA) Rtg - 55 ICCD (ICCD) Rtg 4 : 0
14.1 IM Milliet, Sophie 2385 - WCM Mucha, Annegret 2008 1 - 0
14.2 WGM Guichard, Pauline 2375 -   Myronenko, Natalya 1942 1 - 0
14.3 IM Collas, Silvia 2316 - WIM Gerasimova, Olga 2045 1 - 0
14.4 WIM Congiu, Mathilde 2318 -   Marcinkeviciene, Egle 1675 1 - 0
Bo. 20 Vietnam (VIE) Rtg - 77 Malaysia (MAS) Rtg 3 : 1
15.1 WIM Nguyen, Thi Mai Hung 2307 - WFM Bakri, Alia Anin Azwa 1964 1 - 0
15.2 WIM Hoang, Thi Nhu Y 2269 - WCM Tan, Li Ting 1945 1 - 0
15.3 WGM Hoang, Thi Bao Tram 2329 - WCM Azman Hisham, Nur Nabila 1916 1 - 0
15.4   Luong, Phuong Hanh 2171 - WFM Azman Hisham, Nur Najiha 1886 0 - 1
Bo. 42 Switzerland (SUI) Rtg - 59 Bangladesh (BAN) Rtg 3½: ½
16.1 WIM Seps, Monika 2236 - WIM Shamima, Akter Liza 2147 1 - 0
16.2 WGM Hund, Barbara 2153 - WFM Khan, Nazrana 2001 1 - 0
16.3 WIM Heinatz, Gundula 2169 - WIM Hamid, Rani 1995 1 - 0
16.4 WFM Stoeri, Laura 2123 - WFM Sultana, Sharmin Shirin 1984 ½ - ½
Bo. 50 Brazil (BRA) Rtg - 6 Romania (ROU) Rtg 1 : 3
17.1 WIM Feliciano Ebert, Vanessa 2226 - IM Foisor, Cristina-Adela 2404 1 - 0
17.2 WIM Terao, Juliana Sayumi 2222 - WGM L'ami, Alina 2446 0 - 1
17.3 WIM Chaves, Joara 2026 - IM Bulmaga, Irina 2354 0 - 1
17.4 WIM Ribeiro, Regina 2000 - WGM Cosma, Elena-Luminita 2327 0 - 1
Bo. 87 Uruguay (URU) Rtg - 35 Croatia (CRO) Rtg 1 : 3
18.1 WIM Colombo, Camila 2107 - WGM Golubenko, Valentina 2269 1 - 0
18.2 WFM De Leon, Patricia 1921 - WIM Franciskovic, Borka 2318 0 - 1
18.3   De San Vicente, Sabrina 1687 - WIM Jelica, Mara 2184 0 - 1
18.4   Costa, Anaclara 1658 - WFM Purgar, Ivona 2102 0 - 1
Bo. 24 Argentina (ARG) Rtg - 44 Moldova (MDA) Rtg 3 : 1
19.1 IM Lujan, Carolina 2367 - WIM Baciu, Diana 2294 1 - 0
19.2 WGM Amura, Claudia 2282 - IM Petrenko, Svetlana 2205 0 - 1
19.3 WIM Fernandez, Maria Florencia 2218 -   Hincu, Olga 2027 1 - 0
19.4 WIM Zuriel, Marisa 2235 -   Gitu, Paula-Alexandra 1815 1 - 0
Bo. 41 Bosnia & Herzegovina (BIH) Rtg - 36 Lithuania (LTU) Rtg 1½:2½
20.1 WFM Dimitrijevic, Aleksandra 2293 - WGM Daulyte, Deimante 2386 0 - 1
20.2 WIM Boric, Elena 2196 - WIM Zaksaite, Salomeja 2170 0 - 1
20.3 WFM Dengler, Dijana 2070 -   Batkovskyte, Dominyka 2117 ½ - ½
20.4   Jacimovic, Sara 2032 -   Vanagaite, Giedre 2032 1 - 0

Surprises, surprises in the Women's section! Indonesia demolished the strong team of Armenia with a 3.5-0.5 score. While Iran continues to be on a roll.

Repkova (left) managed the only draw in the match between Iran and Slovakia. The Iranians now have amassed an amazing 15.5/16! China had no problems beating Azerbaijan, led by Hou Yifan who dispatched Zeinab Mamedjarova.

Diana Real Pereyra won her game, but Italy took the match 2.5-1.5 against Mexico

The Canadian team has a unique combination of experience and youth. Yuanling Yuan is their first board, a student at Yale University and an entrepeneur. Yuanling was Canada's only win today.

The Cuban team is spearheaded by Lisandra Teresa Ordaz Valdes, but they lost to Hungary

Russia's Olga Girya lost against Melanie Ohme from Germany,
but her teammates picked up the slack and Russia won 2.5-1.5

Standings

Rk.   Team  Pts   TB2   TB3   TB4 
1
 
China 8 63.0 14.5 18.00
2
 
Indonesia 8 52.0 14.0 16.00
3
 
Hungary 8 46.0 14.0 14.00
4
 
Russia 8 46.0 13.0 16.00
5
 
Iran 8 45.5 15.5 12.00
6
 
Georgia 7 47.0 12.5 17.00
7
 
Netherlands 7 47.0 11.0 19.00
8
 
Spain 7 46.0 12.0 16.00
9
 
Ukraine 7 44.0 12.0 17.00
10
 
Serbia 7 40.0 11.0 15.00
11
 
Poland 7 37.5 10.5 16.00
12
 
Kazakhstan 7 35.0 11.5 14.00
13
 
France 6 49.0 12.5 18.00
14
 
Romania 6 47.5 11.0 19.00
15
 
Belarus 6 44.5 13.0 16.00
16
 
Germany 6 43.0 11.0 17.00
17
 
United States of America 6 39.0 12.0 17.00
18
 
Switzerland 6 39.0 12.0 14.00
19
 
Cuba 6 39.0 11.0 18.00
20
 
Israel 6 38.0 12.5 14.00
21
 
Argentina 6 38.0 12.0 14.00
22
 
Armenia 6 38.0 11.5 18.00
23
 
Croatia 6 36.0 11.0 16.00
24
 
Greece 6 35.0 11.0 15.00
25
 
Vietnam 6 34.0 11.0 14.00

Photos by Alejandro Ramirez and Pascal Simon


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