Tromso 05: Shocks

by Alejandro Ramirez
8/6/2014 – Kramnik absolutely crushed Topalov. Mamedyarov had destroyed Ivanisevic's position within the first hour. Yet none of these were decisive for the matches. Iotov surprised Karjakin, an opponent 200 points higher rated, and beat him without problems drawing the match. Perunovic tied the Serbia-Azerbaijan match by beating Radjabov. Speaking of Serbia, their women's team beat Ukraine!

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Round Five

Olympiad Tromsø 2014 - Round 5 midnight report by GM Daniel King

Br. 8 Azerbaijan (AZE) Elo - 29 Serbia (SRB) Elo 2 : 2
1.1 GM Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar 2743 - GM Ivanisevic, Ivan 2613 1 - 0
1.2 GM Radjabov, Teimour 2724 - GM Perunovic, Milos 2602 0 - 1
1.3 GM Mamedov, Rauf 2659 - GM Markus, Robert 2602 ½ - ½
1.4 GM Guseinov, Gadir 2613 - GM Sedlak, Nikola 2554 ½ - ½
Br. 1 Russia (RUS) Elo - 18 Bulgaria (BUL) Elo 2 : 2
2.1 GM Kramnik, Vladimir 2760 - GM Topalov, Veselin 2772 1 - 0
2.2 GM Svidler, Peter 2751 - GM Cheparinov, Ivan 2681 ½ - ½
2.3 GM Karjakin, Sergey 2786 - GM Iotov, Valentin 2553 0 - 1
2.4 GM Nepomniachtchi, Ian 2714 - GM Rusev, Krasimir 2548 ½ - ½
Br. 4 Armenia (ARM) Elo - 14 Norway (NOR) Elo 2½:1½
3.1 GM Aronian, Levon 2805 - GM Carlsen, Magnus 2877 ½ - ½
3.2 GM Sargissian, Gabriel 2686 - GM Agdestein, Simen 2630 1 - 0
3.3 GM Movsesian, Sergei 2672 - GM Hammer, Jon Ludvig 2628 ½ - ½
3.4 GM Akopian, Vladimir 2655 - GM Johannessen, Leif Erlend 2528 ½ - ½
Br. 7 China (CHN) Elo - 11 Netherlands (NED) Elo 2 : 2
4.1 GM Wang, Yue 2718 - GM Giri, Anish 2745 ½ - ½
4.2 GM Ding, Liren 2742 - GM L'Ami, Erwin 2631 ½ - ½
4.3 GM Yu, Yangyi 2668 - GM Van Wely, Loek 2662 ½ - ½
4.4 GM Wei, Yi 2638 - GM Van Kampen, Robin 2638 ½ - ½
Br. 2 Ukraine (UKR) Elo - 33 Uzbekistan (UZB) Elo 1½:2½
5.1 GM Ivanchuk, Vassily 2744 - GM Kasimdzhanov, Rustam 2700 0 - 1
5.2 GM Ponomariov, Ruslan 2717 - GM Filippov, Anton 2615 ½ - ½
5.3 GM Eljanov, Pavel 2723 - GM Dzhumaev, Marat 2510 1 - 0
5.4 GM Korobov, Anton 2680 - IM Vakhidov, Jahongir 2471 0 - 1
Br. 9 Israel (ISR) Elo - 13 Cuba (CUB) Elo 1½:2½
6.1 GM Gelfand, Boris 2753 - GM Dominguez Perez, Leinier 2760 ½ - ½
6.2 GM Rodshtein, Maxim 2671 - GM Bruzon Batista, Lazaro 2664 0 - 1
6.3 GM Smirin, Ilia 2656 - GM Quesada Perez, Yuniesky 2649 1 - 0
6.4 GM Sutovsky, Emil 2624 - GM Ortiz Suarez, Isan Reynaldo 2603 0 - 1
Br. 49 Kazakhstan (KAZ) Elo - 26 Turkey (TUR) Elo 3 : 1
7.1 GM Ismagambetov, Anuar 2531 - GM Solak, Dragan 2632 ½ - ½
7.2 GM Kotsur, Pavel 2559 - GM Esen, Baris 2589 1 - 0
7.3 GM Kostenko, Petr 2461 - GM Can, Emre 2529 1 - 0
7.4 GM Khusnutdinov, Rustam 2470 - GM Ipatov, Alexander 2614 ½ - ½
Br. 21 Georgia (GEO) Elo - 44 Belgium (BEL) Elo 3 : 1
8.1 GM Jobava, Baadur 2713 - GM Winants, Luc 2545 1 - 0
8.2 GM Mchedlishvili, Mikheil 2618 - GM Michiels, Bart 2535 ½ - ½
8.3 GM Pantsulaia, Levan 2581 - IM Ringoir, Tanguy 2508 ½ - ½
8.4 GM Nigalidze, Gaioz 2542 - IM Docx, Stefan 2491 1 - 0
Br. 31 Vietnam (VIE) Elo - 10 England (ENG) Elo 2 : 2
9.1 GM Le, Quang Liem 2710 - GM Adams, Michael 2740 0 - 1
9.2 GM Nguyen, Ngoc Truong Son 2634 - GM Jones, Gawain C B 2665 1 - 0
9.3 IM Nguyen, Duc Hoa 2501 - GM Howell, David W L 2650 ½ - ½
9.4 IM Nguyen, Huynh Minh Huy 2507 - GM Sadler, Matthew D 2653 ½ - ½
Br. 12 Germany (GER) Elo - 57 Qatar (QAT) Elo 2 : 2
10.1 GM Naiditsch, Arkadij 2709 - GM Al-Modiahki, Mohamad 2549 1 - 0
10.2 GM Meier, Georg 2646 - GM Al-Sayed, Mohammed 2505 ½ - ½
10.3 GM Nisipeanu, Liviu-Dieter 2689 - GM Zhu, Chen 2461 ½ - ½
10.4 GM Baramidze, David 2612 - IM Nezad, Husein Aziz 2365 0 - 1
Br. 54 FYROM (MKD) Elo - 24 Croatia (CRO) Elo 1 : 3
11.1 GM Nedev, Trajko 2484 - GM Saric, Ivan 2671 0 - 1
11.2 GM Colovic, Aleksandar 2487 - GM Palac, Mladen 2563 ½ - ½
11.3 GM Mitkov, Nikola 2500 - GM Kozul, Zdenko 2608 ½ - ½
11.4 GM Bogdanovski, Vlatko 2426 - GM Zelcic, Robert 2548 0 - 1
Br. 3 France (FRA) Elo - 35 Argentina (ARG) Elo 3½: ½
12.1 GM Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime 2768 - GM Peralta, Fernando 2574 1 - 0
12.2 GM Bacrot, Etienne 2720 - GM Mareco, Sandro 2574 ½ - ½
12.3 GM Edouard, Romain 2680 - GM Flores, Diego 2562 1 - 0
12.4 GM Tkachiev, Vladislav 2624 - GM Perez Ponsa, Federico 2541 1 - 0
Br. 16 Czech Republic (CZE) Elo - 34 Sweden (SWE) Elo 3 : 1
13.1 GM Navara, David 2716 - GM Grandelius, Nils 2571 ½ - ½
13.2 GM Laznicka, Viktor 2676 - GM Agrest, Evgenij 2595 1 - 0
13.3 GM Hracek, Zbynek 2634 - GM Hillarp Persson, Tiger 2549 1 - 0
13.4 GM Babula, Vlastimil 2549 - GM Berg, Emanuel 2554 ½ - ½
Br. 58 Norway 2 (NOR2) Elo - 28 Slovenia (SLO) Elo 2½:1½
14.1 IM Urkedal, Frode 2500 - GM Lenic, Luka 2659 ½ - ½
14.2 IM Elsness, Frode 2477 - GM Beliavsky, Alexander G 2618 0 - 1
14.3 IM Hansen, Torbjorn Ringdal 2450 - GM Borisek, Jure 2569 1 - 0
14.4 IM Tari, Aryan 2440 - GM Sebenik, Matej 2537 1 - 0
Br. 32 Romania (ROU) Elo - 109 Nicaragua (NCA) Elo 3 : 1
15.1 GM Lupulescu, Constantin 2625 - FM Garcia, Ricardo Nca 2215 1 - 0
15.2 GM Parligras, Mircea-Emilian 2574 -   Ortiz, Marcos 2214 0 - 1
15.3 GM Nevednichy, Vladislav 2554 - IM Madrigal, Mariano 2156 1 - 0
15.4 GM Vajda, Levente 2561 - FM Medrano, Randall 2116 1 - 0
Br. 66 Scotland (SCO) Elo - 42 Bosnia & Herzegovina (BIH) Elo 1½:2½
16.1 GM McNab, Colin A 2441 - GM Predojevic, Borki 2604 0 - 1
16.2 IM Greet, Andrew N 2431 - GM Dizdarevic, Emir 2522 1 - 0
16.3 FM Tate, Alan 2347 - GM Stojanovic, Dalibor 2503 ½ - ½
16.4 IM McKay, Roderick M 2349 - IM Kadric, Denis 2473 0 - 1
Br. 39 Iran (IRI) Elo - 47 Lithuania (LTU) Elo 2½:1½
17.1 GM Ghaem Maghami, Ehsan 2594 - GM Sulskis, Sarunas 2544 ½ - ½
17.2 GM Moradiabadi, Elshan 2598 - GM Rozentalis, Eduardas 2606 ½ - ½
17.3 IM Idani, Pouya 2499 - IM Beinoras, Mindaugas 2402 1 - 0
17.4 GM Toufighi, Homayoon 2424 - IM Pileckis, Emilis 2447 ½ - ½
Br. 37 Canada (CAN) Elo - 6 USA Elo 2 : 2
18.1 GM Kovalyov, Anton 2622 - GM Nakamura, Hikaru 2787 ½ - ½
18.2 GM Hansen, Eric 2593 - GM Onischuk, Alexander 2659 ½ - ½
18.3 GM Sambuev, Bator 2528 - GM Akobian, Varuzhan 2653 1 - 0
18.4 IM Hambleton, Aman 2458 - GM Shankland, Samuel L 2624 0 - 1
Br. 27 Belarus (BLR) Elo - 41 Austria (AUT) Elo 2½:1½
19.1 GM Zhigalko, Sergei 2678 - GM Ragger, Markus 2644 1 - 0
19.2 GM Aleksandrov, Aleksej 2595 - GM Shengelia, David 2556 ½ - ½
19.3 GM Kovalev, Vladislav 2532 - IM Kreisl, Robert 2432 ½ - ½
19.4 GM Stupak, Kirill 2514 - IM Diermair, Andreas 2447 ½ - ½
Br. 5 Hungary (HUN) Elo - 17 Spain (ESP) Elo 2½:1½
20.1 GM Leko, Peter 2740 - GM Vallejo Pons, Francisco 2698 ½ - ½
20.2 GM Balogh, Csaba 2637 - GM Anton Guijarro, David 2624 1 - 0
20.3 GM Almasi, Zoltan 2690 - GM Salgado Lopez, Ivan 2620 1 - 0
20.4 GM Rapport, Richard 2704 - GM Illescas Cordoba, Miguel 2618 0 - 1

Huge results! Vladimir Kramnik showed some amazing class as he beat his archnemesis Veselin Topalov. After the usual lack of handshake between them Russia vs. Bulgaria seemed to be going well for the Russians for some time. Big Vlad's game was very impressive:

Vladimir Kramnik played a great game against Topalov

[Event "41st Olympiad Tromso 2014 Open"] [Site "Tromsø"] [Date "2014.08.06"] [Round "5"] [White "Kramnik, Vladimir"] [Black "Topalov, Veselin"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "E06"] [WhiteElo "2760"] [BlackElo "2772"] [PlyCount "97"] [EventDate "2014.??.??"] [EventCountry "NOR"] [WhiteTeam "Russia"] [BlackTeam "Bulgaria"] [WhiteTeamCountry "RUS"] [BlackTeamCountry "BUL"] 1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nf3 d5 4. Nc3 Be7 5. g3 O-O 6. Bg2 Nbd7 {Not the most common treatment of the Nc3 Catalan, but Black is trying to find ways not to get into a dry but worse position.} (6... dxc4 7. Ne5 Nc6 8. Bxc6 bxc6 9. Nxc6 Qe8 10. Nxe7+ Qxe7 11. Qa4 {has not been to everyone's liking. In this variation Nc3 is superior to 0-0.}) 7. Qd3 Nb6 $5 {Provoking c5!} 8. c5 Nbd7 9. O-O c6 10. b4 b6 11. Bf4 a5 12. a3 Ba6 13. Qc2 Nh5 14. Bd2 Nhf6 15. Bf4 Nh5 16. Bd2 Nhf6 17. Rfe1 Bc4 18. Bf4 Nh5 19. Be3 Nhf6 20. Bf4 Nh5 21. Be3 Nhf6 22. h3 h6 23. Nd2 Ba6 24. f4 $5 {The sign that there will be a true fight. White prevents e5, thus binding Black, but he creates some weaknesses in his own position.} bxc5 25. bxc5 Nxc5 26. dxc5 d4 27. Bf2 dxc3 28. Qxc3 Nd5 29. Qc2 Bf6 30. e4 $1 (30. Rad1 Nc3 31. Ne4 Nxd1 32. Rxd1 Qe7 {gives White compensation, but it is not as strong as the game continuation.}) 30... Bxa1 31. exd5 Qf6 32. d6 $1 {Kramnik goes for the power of his pawns as opposed to going for the direct approach.} (32. dxe6 Bd4 (32... fxe6 33. Ne4 Qb2 34. Qd1 {surprisingly traps the bishop!}) 33. exf7+ Rxf7 34. Ne4 {is also better for White.}) 32... Qc3 (32... Bd4 33. Nf3 $1 Bxf2+ 34. Kxf2 $16) 33. Qd1 $1 {It is important to keep that bishop as uncomfortable as possible.} Bb2 34. Bxc6 Rad8 35. Nb1 $1 { A very good move! The queen now doesn't have as many squares as it would wish.} Qf6 36. Qd2 Rb8 37. Be4 e5 38. Nc3 $1 Qe6 (38... exf4 39. Nd5 Qg5 40. Qxf4 $18 {looks close to hopeless with the passed pawns rolling down the board.}) 39. Nd5 Qxh3 40. Bg2 Qh5 41. d7 {White is down the exchange, but with his superior piece coordination and extremely strong pawns it is clear that the game will be won by White.} exf4 42. Qxf4 {Kramnik,V (2760)-Topalov,V (2772) Tromsø 2014 [Robot 11]} Bxa3 43. Qxb8 $1 {Of course; the pawn on d7 is unstoppable without the rooks.} Rxb8 44. Re8+ Kh7 45. Rxb8 Qd1+ 46. Kh2 Qh5+ 47. Bh3 Qf3 48. d8=Q Qxf2+ 49. Bg2 {A great win by Kramnik.} 1-0

Topalov was bailed out by his time this time

However things were not so simple. Valentin Iotov was here to have a say in the result of the match:

[Event "41st Olympiad Tromso 2014 Open"] [Site "Tromsø"] [Date "2014.08.06"] [Round "5"] [White "Karjakin, Sergey"] [Black "Iotov, Valentin"] [Result "0-1"] [ECO "B01"] [WhiteElo "2786"] [BlackElo "2553"] [Annotator "Ramirez, Alejandro"] [SetUp "1"] [FEN "1k5r/pp1r1p2/4pp2/1PpPb3/PqP4p/4RB1P/Q4PP1/5R1K b - - 0 26"] [PlyCount "17"] [EventDate "2014.??.??"] [EventCountry "NOR"] [WhiteTeam "Russia"] [BlackTeam "Bulgaria"] [WhiteTeamCountry "RUS"] [BlackTeamCountry "BUL"] 26... exd5 {Karjakin has played a good game and holds a slight advantage, but here he starts making strange decisions.} 27. Rd3 $2 {Karjakin must have realized Bxd5 is dangerous and panicked.} (27. Qe2 $1 Rhd8 28. Bxd5 Qxa4 29. Re4 $14) (27. Bxd5 Rxd5 28. cxd5 Qf4 29. Rxe5 $1 fxe5 $14 {this is still good for White.}) 27... Rhd8 $1 {at this point, however, it is impossible to take on d5!} (27... d4 28. a5 $13) 28. Rc1 (28. Bxd5 Rxd5 29. Rxd5 Rxd5 30. cxd5 Qf4 31. g3 Qf3+ 32. Kg1 hxg3 {and the attack is obviously decisive.}) 28... dxc4 { Black is now two pawns up and the rest is easy for Iotov.} 29. Rxd7 Rxd7 30. Qc2 c3 31. Rd1 Qb2 32. Be4 Rd2 33. Rxd2 cxd2 34. Qd1 Qd4 {A huge upset and a super important victory for Bulgaria.} 0-1

In board one Mamedyarov completely annihilated Ivanisevic. He was so winning that he blundered a piece and still had an easy victory over the board. Radjabov however fell to Perunovic and with draws in boards three and four Serbia was able to hold Azerbaijan to a draw.

Ivanisevic was lost after about an hour of play

Nakamura could only draw Kovalyov and USA is currently down 2-1 against Canada awaiting on the game where Shankland is pushing against Hambleton

Carlsen was able to hold Aronian after suffering down a pawn, but with Sargissian's win over Agdestein it was the Armenians that took the match 2.5-1.5.

Kasimdzhanov was given a nice gift from Ivanchuk: a full piece and a full point with it. This opened the door for Uzbekistan to take a very surprising victory against Ukraine! In another maybe slighter surprise Cuba is having a great tournament and they beat Israel as every game was won by White in that match, except for Gelfand-Dominguez which was a draw.

Germany was held to another surprise today as they were unable to beat Qatar.

Le Quangliem lost to Adams, but with Nguyen's win against Jones the match evened out

Vallejo's Spain lost to Hungary, despite his draw against Leko

Ding Liren vs. L'Ami was one of the four draws in the match China vs. Netherlands

Women's Section

Br. 23 Indonesia (INA) Elo - 1 China (CHN) Elo ½ :3½
1.1 WGM Sukandar, Irine Kharisma 2396 - GM Hou, Yifan 2661 0 - 1
1.2 WGM Aulia, Medina Warda 2397 - WGM Ju, Wenjun 2559 0 - 1
1.3 WIM Sihite, Chelsie Monica Ignesias 2206 - GM Zhao, Xue 2508 ½ - ½
1.4 WFM Citra, Dewi Ardhiani Anastasia 2128 - WGM Tan, Zhongyi 2468 0 - 1
Br. 112 Barbados (BAR) Elo - 38 Norway (NOR) Elo 0 : 4
2.1 WCM Blackman, Katrina 1627 - WIM Sahl, Sheila Barth 2216 0 - 1
2.2   Murray, Donna 1454 - WGM Dolzhikova, Olga 2166 0 - 1
2.3 WCM Ramsay, Sheena 1579 - WGM Koskela, Niina 2213 0 - 1
2.4   Nurse, Lydia 1364 - WIM Hagesather, Ellen 2182 0 - 1
Br. 13 Hungary (HUN) Elo - 21 Iran (IRI) Elo 2½:1½
3.1 GM Hoang, Thanh Trang 2485 - WGM Pourkashiyan, Atousa 2352 1 - 0
3.2 IM Madl, Ildiko 2347 - WGM Khademalsharieh, Sarasadat 2324 ½ - ½
3.3 IM Gara, Anita 2327 - WIM Hejazipour, Mitra 2269 ½ - ½
3.4 WGM Papp, Petra 2274 - WFM Asgarizadeh, Minoo 2147 ½ - ½
Br. 2 Russia (RUS) Elo - 4 Georgia (GEO) Elo 2½:1½
4.1 GM Lagno, Kateryna 2540 - GM Dzagnidze, Nana 2550 ½ - ½
4.2 GM Gunina, Valentina 2524 - GM Khotenashvili, Bela 2494 1 - 0
4.3 GM Kosteniuk, Alexandra 2531 - IM Javakhishvili, Lela 2478 ½ - ½
4.4 WGM Pogonina, Natalija 2479 - IM Melia, Salome 2475 ½ - ½
Br. 11 Spain (ESP) Elo - 16 Netherlands (NED) Elo 1½:2½
5.1 IM Vega Gutierrez, Sabrina 2395 - GM Peng, Zhaoqin 2391 1 - 0
5.2 IM Alexandrova, Olga 2424 - WIM Haast, Anne 2324 0 - 1
5.3 IM Matnadze, Ana 2385 - WIM Schut, Lisa 2317 ½ - ½
5.4 WIM Aranaz Murillo, Amalia 2314 - WGM Muhren, Bianca 2314 0 - 1
Br. 15 Serbia (SRB) Elo - 3 Ukraine (UKR) Elo 3 : 1
6.1 IM Bojkovic, Natasa 2425 - GM Muzychuk, Anna 2555 ½ - ½
6.2 WGM Vojinovic, Jovana 2312 - IM Muzychuk, Mariya 2530 1 - 0
6.3 WGM Stojanovic, Andjelija 2297 - GM Ushenina, Anna 2487 1 - 0
6.4 WIM Rakic, Marija 2323 - GM Zhukova, Natalia 2468 ½ - ½
Br. 8 Poland (POL) Elo - 17 Kazakhstan (KAZ) Elo 3 : 1
7.1 GM Socko, Monika 2470 - WGM Nakhbayeva, Guliskhan 2336 ½ - ½
7.2 WGM Zawadzka, Jolanta 2398 - WGM Saduakassova, Dinara 2375 ½ - ½
7.3 WGM Szczepkowska-Horowska, Karina 2380 - WGM Abdumalik, Zhansaya 2333 1 - 0
7.4 WIM Kulon, Klaudia 2301 - WIM Davletbayeva, Madina 2289 1 - 0
Br. 9 France (FRA) Elo - 12 Germany (GER) Elo 3 : 1
8.1 GM Sebag, Marie 2480 - IM Paehtz, Elisabeth 2464 ½ - ½
8.2 IM Milliet, Sophie 2385 - WGM Schleining, Zoya 2369 ½ - ½
8.3 WGM Guichard, Pauline 2375 - WGM Melamed, Tatjana 2364 1 - 0
8.4 IM Collas, Silvia 2316 - WGM Ohme, Melanie 2301 1 - 0
Br. 40 Belarus (BLR) Elo - 6 Romania (ROU) Elo 1½:2½
9.1 IM Ziaziulkina, Nastassia 2407 - IM Peptan, Corina-Isabela 2422 ½ - ½
9.2 FM Stetsko, Lanita 2261 - WGM L'ami, Alina 2446 1 - 0
9.3   Nevioselaya, Maria 2032 - IM Bulmaga, Irina 2354 0 - 1
9.4   Kaliadzich, Maryia 2020 - WGM Cosma, Elena-Luminita 2327 0 - 1
Br. 22 Azerbaijan (AZE) Elo - 7 USA Elo 1½:2½
10.1 WGM Mammadova, Gulnar 2334 - GM Krush, Irina 2474 1 - 0
10.2 WIM Abdulla, Khayala 2286 - IM Zatonskih, Anna 2466 ½ - ½
10.3 WGM Mamedjarova, Turkan 2274 - WGM Abrahamyan, Tatev 2366 0 - 1
10.4 WIM Ibrahimova, Sabina 2263 - WGM Nemcova, Katerina 2315 0 - 1
Br. 35 Croatia (CRO) Elo - 42 Switzerland (SUI) Elo 1½:2½
11.1 WGM Golubenko, Valentina 2269 - WIM Seps, Monika 2236 ½ - ½
11.2 WIM Franciskovic, Borka 2318 - WIM Heinatz, Gundula 2169 ½ - ½
11.3 WIM Jelica, Mara 2184 - WFM De Seroux, Camille 2129 ½ - ½
11.4 WFM Deur Saric, Zrinka 2113 - WFM Stoeri, Laura 2123 0 - 1
Br. 19 Cuba (CUB) Elo - 27 Czech Republic (CZE) Elo 2½:1½
12.1 WGM Ordaz Valdes, Lisandra Teresa 2345 - WIM Havlikova, Kristyna 2215 ½ - ½
12.2 WGM Pina Vega, Sulennis 2270 - WIM Olsarova, Karolina 2237 ½ - ½
12.3 WGM Vigoa Apecheche, Yanira 2317 - WGM Sikorova, Olga 2289 ½ - ½
12.4 WGM Arribas Robaina, Maritza 2291 - WIM Olsarova, Tereza 2271 1 - 0
Br. 26 Israel (ISR) Elo - 18 Slovakia (SVK) Elo 1 : 3
13.1 IM Klinova, Masha 2312 - IM Repkova, Eva 2358 ½ - ½
13.2 WIM Shvayger, Yuliya 2275 - IM Stockova, Zuzana 2383 0 - 1
13.3 WIM Vasiliev, Olga 2276 - WGM Kochetkova, Julia 2338 ½ - ½
13.4 IM Borsuk, Angela 2198 - WFM Machalova, Veronika 2214 0 - 1
Br. 24 Argentina (ARG) Elo - 32 Greece (GRE) Elo 1 : 3
14.1 IM Lujan, Carolina 2367 - WGM Botsari, Anna-Maria 2299 0 - 1
14.2 WGM Amura, Claudia 2282 - WFM Tsolakidou, Stavroula 2240 1 - 0
14.3 WIM Fernandez, Maria Florencia 2218 - WGM Makropoulou, Marina 2218 0 - 1
14.4 WIM Martinez, Ayelen 2121 - WFM Markantonaki, Haritomeni 2180 0 - 1
Br. 36 Lithuania (LTU) Elo - 10 Armenia (ARM) Elo 1 : 3
15.1 WGM Daulyte, Deimante 2386 - GM Danielian, Elina 2490 ½ - ½
15.2 WIM Zaksaite, Salomeja 2170 - IM Mkrtchian, Lilit 2453 0 - 1
15.3 WFM Domarkaite, Laima 2160 - IM Galojan, Lilit 2275 0 - 1
15.4   Batkovskyte, Dominyka 2117 - WGM Kursova, Maria 2313 ½ - ½
Br. 28 Mongolia (MGL) Elo - 20 Vietnam (VIE) Elo 2 : 2
16.1 IM Munguntuul, Batkhuyag 2410 - WIM Nguyen, Thi Mai Hung 2307 1 - 0
16.2 WGM Batchimeg, Tuvshintugs 2346 - WIM Hoang, Thi Nhu Y 2269 0 - 1
16.3 WFM Bayarmaa, Bayarjargal 2109 - WGM Hoang, Thi Bao Tram 2329 1 - 0
16.4 WFM Lkhamsuren, Uuganbayar 2125 - IM Pham, Le Thao Nguyen 2331 0 - 1
Br. 31 Italy (ITA) Elo - 49 Venezuela (VEN) Elo 3 : 1
17.1 IM Zimina, Olga 2327 - IM Sanchez Castillo, Sarai Carolina 2207 1 - 0
17.2 FM Brunello, Marina 2281 - WIM Rovira Contreras, Tairu Manuela 2076 1 - 0
17.3 IM Sedina, Elena 2291 - WIM Montilla, Jorcerys 2118 ½ - ½
17.4 WFM Messina, Roberta 2042 - WIM Varela La Madrid, Tilsia Carolin 2008 ½ - ½
Br. 37 Slovenia (SLO) Elo - 47 Estonia (EST) Elo 1½:2½
18.1 WGM Srebrnic, Ana 2251 - WCM Narva, Mai 2205 0 - 1
18.2 WGM Krivec, Jana 2259 - WIM Tsiganova, Monika 2094 1 - 0
18.3 WFM Kolaric, Spela 2043 - WCM Narva, Triin 2068 ½ - ½
18.4 WFM Novak, Ksenija 2074 - WIM Fomina, Tatyana 2216 0 - 1
Br. 74 Paraguay (PAR) Elo - 30 Colombia (COL) Elo 1 : 3
19.1 WFM Vargas, Gabriela 2112 - WIM Franco Valencia, Beatriz Irene 2210 ½ - ½
19.2 WIM Perez Rodriguez, Jennifer 2211 - WIM Rivera Banquez, Ingris 2210 0 - 1
19.3   Perez, Dalila 1791 - WIM Franco Valencia, Angela 2186 ½ - ½
19.4 WCM Avalos, Leticia 1687 - WIM Castrillon Gomez, Melissa 2168 0 - 1
Br. 34 Austria (AUT) Elo - 5 India (IND) Elo 0 : 4
20.1 WFM Exler, Veronika 2189 - GM Harika, Dronavalli 2521 0 - 1
20.2 WFM Newrkla, Katharina 2135 - IM Karavade, Eesha 2392 0 - 1
20.3 WFM Novkovic, Julia 2131 - WGM Gomes, Mary Ann 2352 0 - 1
20.4   Hapala, Elisabeth 2083 - WGM Padmini, Rout 2318 0 - 1

 

Lisa Schut drew Anna Matnadze and the Netherlands beat Spain

It seems as it was clear who had the better mascot...

Iran was finally stopped on its trackas as Hungary took them out. A very important victory by Hoang Than Trang against Pourkashiyan gave the Hungarians the win. Serbia took out Ukraine in one of the many surprises of the day. Meanwhile Russia barely edged out Georgia with a last minute win by Gunina.

Between Hou Yifan...

...Ju Wenjun...

...and Tan Zhongyi China was able to demolish Indonesia 3.5-0.5

Anna Ushenina's Ukraine surprisingly fell to Serbia

Today is the classical Bermuda Party; probably the biggest social event in the chess world. Many players will go there to celebrate their results or drown their sorrows and catch up with people that they only see a few times a year, and usually under very stressful circumstances.

Photos by Alejandro Ramirez


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All you need to know about the Olympiad

  • Full information on the games, the venue, the atmosphere and what's happening on and off the chessboard – 68 pages in PDF, 45 MB in size.
  • All practical details you need to know before and after your arrival, including information about money, the climate, arriving at Oslo and Tromsø Airports, lost or delayed luggage, check-in at the hotels, the accreditation desk, information offices and the opening ceremony.

All ChessBase reports on the 2014 Olympiad in Tromsø




Grandmaster Alejandro Ramirez has been playing tournament chess since 1998. His accomplishments include qualifying for the 2004 and 2013 World Cups as well as playing for Costa Rica in the 2002, 2004 and 2008 Olympiads. He currently has a rating of 2583 and is author of a number of popular and critically acclaimed ChessBase-DVDs.
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semprun semprun 8/6/2014 11:38
Wonderful coverage. Many thx and great Job danny king..
Steven E DuCharm Steven E DuCharm 8/6/2014 08:39
I nominate Fischer,Morphy,Pillsbury,Reshevsky,and Marshall as coach for the next Olympiad
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