Tromso 06: Two top Olympiad

by Alejandro Ramirez
8/8/2014 – Six teams entered the sixth round of the Open section with 9/10, but only two teams moved to 11/12. Cuba thrashed Kazakhstan while Azerbaijan did the same to Georgia and they will face each other in a very important match in round seven. Bulgaria meanwhile could only draw against Serbia. Russia almost drew Uzbekistan, but they squeezed a win at the end. Report of round six.

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Round Six

Olympiad Tromsø 2014 - Round 6 midnight report by GM Daniel King

Round 6 on 2014/08/08 at 14:00
Bo. 8 Azerbaijan (AZE) Rtg - 21 Georgia (GEO) Rtg 3½: ½
1.1 GM Mamedyarov, Shakhriyar 2743 - GM Jobava, Baadur 2713 1 - 0
1.2 GM Radjabov, Teimour 2724 - GM Mchedlishvili, Mikheil 2618 ½ - ½
1.3 GM Mamedov, Rauf 2659 - GM Nigalidze, Gaioz 2542 1 - 0
1.4 GM Safarli, Eltaj 2649 - GM Shanava, Konstantine 2563 1 - 0
Bo. 29 Serbia (SRB) Rtg - 18 Bulgaria (BUL) Rtg 2 : 2
2.1 GM Ivanisevic, Ivan 2613 - GM Topalov, Veselin 2772 0 - 1
2.2 GM Perunovic, Milos 2602 - GM Cheparinov, Ivan 2681 ½ - ½
2.3 GM Markus, Robert 2602 - GM Iotov, Valentin 2553 ½ - ½
2.4 GM Indjic, Aleksandar 2539 - IM Dimitrov, Radoslav 2461 1 - 0
Bo. 20 Italy (ITA) Rtg - 14 Norway (NOR) Rtg 1 : 3
3.1 GM Caruana, Fabiano 2801 - GM Carlsen, Magnus 2877 0 - 1
3.2 GM David, Alberto 2565 - GM Hammer, Jon Ludvig 2628 0 - 1
3.3 GM Vocaturo, Daniele 2587 - GM Johannessen, Leif Erlend 2528 1 - 0
3.4 GM Brunello, Sabino 2560 - GM Lie, Kjetil A. 2528 0 - 1
Bo. 13 Cuba (CUB) Rtg - 49 Kazakhstan (KAZ) Rtg 3½: ½
4.1 GM Dominguez Perez, Leinier 2760 - GM Ismagambetov, Anuar 2531 ½ - ½
4.2 GM Bruzon Batista, Lazaro 2664 - GM Kotsur, Pavel 2559 1 - 0
4.3 GM Quesada Perez, Yuniesky 2649 - GM Kostenko, Petr 2461 1 - 0
4.4 GM Ortiz Suarez, Isan Reynaldo 2603 - IM Aitbayev, Aslan 2425 1 - 0
Bo. 33 Uzbekistan (UZB) Rtg - 1 Russia (RUS) Rtg 1½:2½
5.1 GM Kasimdzhanov, Rustam 2700 - GM Kramnik, Vladimir 2760 1 - 0
5.2 GM Filippov, Anton 2615 - GM Grischuk, Alexander 2795 0 - 1
5.3 GM Dzhumaev, Marat 2510 - GM Svidler, Peter 2751 ½ - ½
5.4 IM Vakhidov, Jahongir 2471 - GM Nepomniachtchi, Ian 2714 0 - 1
Bo. 42 Bosnia & Herzegovina (BIH) Rtg - 3 France (FRA) Rtg 2 : 2
6.1 GM Predojevic, Borki 2604 - GM Vachier-Lagrave, Maxime 2768 ½ - ½
6.2 GM Dizdarevic, Emir 2522 - GM Bacrot, Etienne 2720 ½ - ½
6.3 GM Stojanovic, Dalibor 2503 - GM Fressinet, Laurent 2708 ½ - ½
6.4 IM Kadric, Denis 2473 - GM Tkachiev, Vladislav 2624 ½ - ½
Bo. 24 Croatia (CRO) Rtg - 72 Indonesia (INA) Rtg 3 : 1
7.1 GM Saric, Ivan 2671 - GM Megaranto, Susanto 2527 ½ - ½
7.2 GM Stevic, Hrvoje 2606 - IM Farid, Firman Syah 2400 1 - 0
7.3 GM Kozul, Zdenko 2608 -   Ali Lutfi, Muhammad 2339 1 - 0
7.4 GM Zelcic, Robert 2548 - CM Setyaki, Azarya Jodi 2186 ½ - ½
Bo. 7 China (CHN) Rtg - 38 Egypt (EGY) Rtg 3½: ½
8.1 GM Wang, Yue 2718 - GM Amin, Bassem 2627 ½ - ½
8.2 GM Ding, Liren 2742 - IM Ezat, Mohamed 2466 1 - 0
8.3 GM Yu, Yangyi 2668 - GM Adly, Ahmed 2589 1 - 0
8.4 GM Ni, Hua 2666 - GM El Gindy, Essam 2486 1 - 0
Bo. 31 Vietnam (VIE) Rtg - 5 Hungary (HUN) Rtg 1 : 3
9.1 GM Le, Quang Liem 2710 - GM Leko, Peter 2740 ½ - ½
9.2 GM Nguyen, Ngoc Truong Son 2634 - GM Balogh, Csaba 2637 ½ - ½
9.3 IM Nguyen, Duc Hoa 2501 - GM Almasi, Zoltan 2690 0 - 1
9.4 IM Nguyen, Huynh Minh Huy 2507 - GM Polgar, Judit 2676 0 - 1
Bo. 11 Netherlands (NED) Rtg - 39 Iran (IRI) Rtg 3 : 1
10.1 GM Giri, Anish 2745 - GM Moradiabadi, Elshan 2598 ½ - ½
10.2 GM L'Ami, Erwin 2631 - IM Idani, Pouya 2499 ½ - ½
10.3 GM Tiviakov, Sergei 2664 - GM Toufighi, Homayoon 2424 1 - 0
10.4 GM Van Kampen, Robin 2638 - GM Golizadeh, Asghar 2490 1 - 0
Bo. 58 Norway 2 (NOR2) Rtg - 16 Czech Republic (CZE) Rtg 1 : 3
11.1 IM Urkedal, Frode 2500 - GM Navara, David 2716 0 - 1
11.2 IM Hansen, Torbjorn Ringdal 2450 - GM Laznicka, Viktor 2676 ½ - ½
11.3 IM Tari, Aryan 2440 - GM Hracek, Zbynek 2634 0 - 1
11.4   Salomon, Johan 2353 - GM Babula, Vlastimil 2549 ½ - ½
Bo. 10 England (ENG) Rtg - 4 Armenia (ARM) Rtg 1½:2½
12.1 GM Adams, Michael 2740 - GM Aronian, Levon 2805 ½ - ½
12.2 GM Jones, Gawain C B 2665 - GM Sargissian, Gabriel 2686 ½ - ½
12.3 GM Short, Nigel D 2665 - GM Movsesian, Sergei 2672 0 - 1
12.4 GM Sadler, Matthew D 2653 - GM Akopian, Vladimir 2655 ½ - ½
Bo. 32 Romania (ROU) Rtg - 27 Belarus (BLR) Rtg 3 : 1
13.1 GM Lupulescu, Constantin 2625 - GM Zhigalko, Sergei 2678 1 - 0
13.2 GM Parligras, Mircea-Emilian 2574 - GM Zhigalko, Andrey 2580 ½ - ½
13.3 GM Jianu, Vlad-Cristian 2579 - GM Kovalev, Vladislav 2532 1 - 0
13.4 GM Vajda, Levente 2561 - GM Stupak, Kirill 2514 ½ - ½
Bo. 44 Belgium (BEL) Rtg - 12 Germany (GER) Rtg 1½:2½
14.1 GM Winants, Luc 2545 - GM Naiditsch, Arkadij 2709 ½ - ½
14.2 GM Michiels, Bart 2535 - GM Meier, Georg 2646 ½ - ½
14.3 IM Ringoir, Tanguy 2508 - GM Fridman, Daniel 2639 ½ - ½
14.4 FM Vandenbussche, Thibaut 2411 - GM Nisipeanu, Liviu-Dieter 2689 0 - 1
Bo. 19 India (IND) Rtg - 45 Moldova (MDA) Rtg 3½: ½
15.1 GM Negi, Parimarjan 2645 - GM Bologan, Viktor 2654 1 - 0
15.2 GM Sasikiran, Krishnan 2669 - GM Svetushkin, Dmitry 2547 ½ - ½
15.3 GM Adhiban, B. 2619 - IM Hamitevici, Vladimir 2467 1 - 0
15.4 GM Lalith, Babu M.R. 2565 -   Cerbulenco, Liviu 2203 1 - 0
Bo. 23 Latvia (LAT) Rtg - 26 Turkey (TUR) Rtg 3 : 1
16.1 GM Shirov, Alexei 2709 - GM Solak, Dragan 2632 1 - 0
16.2 GM Kovalenko, Igor 2650 - GM Esen, Baris 2589 ½ - ½
16.3 GM Neiksans, Arturs 2572 - GM Yilmaz, Mustafa 2569 ½ - ½
16.4 IM Kantans, Toms 2496 - GM Ipatov, Alexander 2614 1 - 0
Bo. 2 Ukraine (UKR) Rtg - 51 Switzerland (SUI) Rtg 3½: ½
17.1 GM Ivanchuk, Vassily 2744 - GM Pelletier, Yannick 2578 1 - 0
17.2 GM Ponomariov, Ruslan 2717 - GM Gallagher, Joseph G. 2473 1 - 0
17.3 GM Eljanov, Pavel 2723 - IM Georgiadis, Nico 2448 ½ - ½
17.4 GM Moiseenko, Alexander 2707 - IM Kurmann, Oliver 2423 1 - 0
Bo. 9 Israel (ISR) Rtg - 37 Canada (CAN) Rtg 2 : 2
18.1 GM Gelfand, Boris 2753 - GM Kovalyov, Anton 2622 ½ - ½
18.2 GM Smirin, Ilia 2656 - GM Hansen, Eric 2593 0 - 1
18.3 GM Sutovsky, Emil 2624 - IM Gerzhoy, Leonid 2473 1 - 0
18.4 GM Postny, Evgeny 2651 - GM Sambuev, Bator 2528 ½ - ½
19.1 GM Wojtaszek, Radoslaw 2735 - GM Granda Zuniga, Julio E 2663 ½ - ½
19.2 GM Gajewski, Grzegorz 2659 - GM Cordova, Emilio 2629 ½ - ½
19.3 GM Duda, Jan-Krzysztof 2576 - GM Cori, Jorge 2630 1 - 0
19.4 GM Bartel, Mateusz 2640 - GM Cruz, Cristhian 2553 ½ - ½
Bo. 25 Greece (GRE) Rtg - 57 Qatar (QAT) Rtg 1½:2½
20.1 GM Banikas, Hristos 2644 - GM Al-Modiahki, Mohamad 2549 ½ - ½
20.2 GM Papaioannou, Ioannis 2641 - GM Al-Sayed, Mohammed 2505 ½ - ½
20.3 GM Mastrovasilis, Dimitrios 2608 - GM Zhu, Chen 2461 ½ - ½
20.4 GM Halkias, Stelios 2544 - IM Nezad, Husein Aziz 2365 0 - 1

Russia was on the verge of being surprised by Uzbekistan! With three White wins in the match it was all down to the game Dzhumaev-Svidler. The Uzbekistani player had Svidler completely crushed, winning in every variation. However he somehow kept making it more and more complicated on himself until they reached a relatively unclear endgame.

Kasimdzhanov has good reasons to smile: an important win against Kramnik! Marin will be annotating this for our follow-up report. Kasimdzhanov is currently 3-0 against 2700s in this tournament. He has defeated Naiditsch, Ivanchuk and Kramnik.

Rustam Kasimdzhanov analysing his win over Kramnik with Daniel King in the ChessBase studio

Meanwhile Serbia and Bulgaria split the point. Bulgaria's secret weapon Valentin Iotov was finally stopped and he now "only" has 5.5/6 rather than a perfect score. Topalov outplayed Ivanisevic for Bulgaria's win while Indjic beat Dimitrov for Serbia.

Caruana had a very pleasant position against Carlsen; but somehow he managed to confuse himself and after a series of bad moves he not only let Carlsen equalize, he found his position was just full of weaknesses he could not hold on to. Carlsen takes a surprising win considering the position out of the opening and helps his team beat Italy 3-1. Marin will be annotating the Caruana vs. Carlsen game later today.

Sargissian somehow managed to hold on in a lost endgame, giving Armenia the 2.5-1.5 edge over England

Radjabov was Azerbaijan's only draw in the annihilation of Georgia 3.5-0.5. Mamedyarov destroyed Jobava after the Georgian player played a really ridiculous opening and found himself lost after only a few moves of chess. With wins by Mamedov and Safarli Azerbaijan clings on to their lead.

Dominguez is Cuba's top board and today they had a clean win against Kazakhstan. They play Azerbaijan tomorrow to determine who will lead after round seven.

In this match Cuba received an early gift:

[Event "41st Olympiad Tromso 2014 Open"] [Site "Tromsø"] [Date "2014.08.08"] [Round "6"] [White "Quesada Perez, Yuniesky"] [Black "Kostenko, Petr"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "C11"] [WhiteElo "2649"] [BlackElo "2461"] [Annotator "Ramirez Alvarez,Alejandro"] [SetUp "1"] [FEN "r5k1/5ppp/q3p3/1b1pP3/1p1B1PP1/rP2R3/P2Q3P/1KR5 w - - 0 27"] [PlyCount "11"] [EventDate "2014.??.??"] [EventCountry "NOR"] [WhiteTeam "Cuba"] [BlackTeam "Kazakhstan"] [WhiteTeamCountry "CUB"] [BlackTeamCountry "KAZ"] 27. Rc2 Bf1 28. f5 $1 {So far the game has been very complex. Black has strong pressure on the a-file but it is not so clear what to do next. If he manages to incorporate his bishop into the attack it would be lethal, but Quesada is doing a beautiful job of keeping it at bay. Kostenko thinks he finds a clever way to bring the bishop into the game.} Bh3 $4 {A horrible blunder!} (28... h6 $1 {preparing Bh3 would have kept Black very much alive.} 29. Rg3 Bh3 $1 $13) 29. Rxh3 $1 {Black was relying on the Qf1+ trick, but it backfires.} exf5 ( 29... Qf1+ 30. Qc1 Qxh3 31. Rc8+ {and there is back rank mate.}) 30. Qd3 {with a free piece the rest is very easy for the Cuban player.} Qa5 (30... Qxd3 31. Rxd3 fxg4 32. Bc5 {is hopeless.}) 31. Qxf5 h6 32. e6 {a devastating loss and so early in the round! Most games were still tense when Kostenko was forced to resign.} 1-0

In slightly lower boards Croatia edged out Indonesia while China crushed Egypt. France had a surprisingly tough time against Bosnia & Herzegovina and that match is still unclear at the time of this article being published.

The Netherlands somehow beat Iran even though at some point it looked like 2-2 would be the best the Dutch could hope for. Hungary beat Vietnam with another important win by Judit Polgar who is playing very well (except for one lucky win against Venezuela!).

Rk. Team  Pts   TB2 
1 Azerbaijan 11 127.0
2 Cuba 11 112.0
3 Russia 10 118.0
4 China 10 117.0
5 Serbia 10 116.5
6 Netherlands 10 114.5
7 Czech Republic 10 107.5
8 Croatia 10 107.5
9 Bulgaria 10 105.0
10 Hungary 10 103.0
11 Armenia 10 101.0
12 Romania 10 90.0
13 France 9 119.5
14 India 9 107.5
15 Uzbekistan 9 104.5
16 Germany 9 101.5
17 Poland 9 98.0
18 Norway 9 93.5
19 Bosnia & Herzegovina 9 92.0
20 Ukraine 9 90.0

Women's Section

Round 6 on 2014/08/08 at 14:00
Bo. 1 China (CHN) Rtg - 13 Hungary (HUN) Rtg 3 : 1
1.1 GM Hou, Yifan 2661 - GM Hoang, Thanh Trang 2485 1 - 0
1.2 WGM Ju, Wenjun 2559 - IM Madl, Ildiko 2347 ½ - ½
1.3 GM Zhao, Xue 2508 - IM Gara, Anita 2327 1 - 0
1.4 WGM Tan, Zhongyi 2468 - WGM Gara, Ticia 2321 ½ - ½
Bo. 49 Venezuela (VEN) Rtg - 38 Norway (NOR) Rtg 0 : 4
2.1 IM Sanchez Castillo, Sarai 2207 - WIM Sahl, Sheila Barth 2216 0 - 1
2.2 WIM Rovira Contreras, Tairu 2076 - WIM Bjerke, Silje 2189 0 - 1
2.3 WFM Gutierrez Salazar, Leonela 2096 - WGM Koskela, Niina 2213 0 - 1
2.4 WIM Montilla, Jorcerys 2118 - WIM Hagesather, Ellen 2182 0 - 1
Bo. 15 Serbia (SRB) Rtg - 2 Russia (RUS) Rtg ½ :3½
3.1 IM Bojkovic, Natasa 2425 - GM Lagno, Kateryna 2540 0 - 1
3.2 WGM Vojinovic, Jovana 2312 - GM Gunina, Valentina 2524 ½ - ½
3.3 WGM Stojanovic, Andjelija 2297 - GM Kosteniuk, Alexandra 2531 0 - 1
3.4 WIM Rakic, Marija 2323 - WGM Girya, Olga 2484 0 - 1
Bo. 16 Netherlands (NED) Rtg - 8 Poland (POL) Rtg 1 : 3
4.1 WIM Haast, Anne 2324 - GM Socko, Monika 2470 0 - 1
4.2 WIM Schut, Lisa 2317 - WGM Zawadzka, Jolanta 2398 0 - 1
4.3 WGM Muhren, Bianca 2314 - WGM Szczepkowska-Horowska, Karina 2380 1 - 0
4.4 IM Lanchava, Tea 2276 - WGM Bartel, Marta 2359 0 - 1
Bo. 18 Slovakia (SVK) Rtg - 9 France (FRA) Rtg 1 : 3
5.1 IM Repkova, Eva 2358 - GM Sebag, Marie 2480 0 - 1
5.2 IM Stockova, Zuzana 2383 - IM Milliet, Sophie 2385 0 - 1
5.3 WGM Kochetkova, Julia 2338 - IM Collas, Silvia 2316 ½ - ½
5.4 WFM Machalova, Veronika 2214 - WIM Congiu, Mathilde 2318 ½ - ½
Bo. 21 Iran (IRI) Rtg - 32 Greece (GRE) Rtg 2 : 2
6.1 WGM Pourkashiyan, Atousa 2352 - WGM Botsari, Anna-Maria 2299 ½ - ½
6.2 WGM Khademalsharieh, Sarasadat 2324 - WFM Tsolakidou, Stavroula 2240 1 - 0
6.3 WIM Hejazipour, Mitra 2269 - WIM Pavlidou, Ekaterini 2170 ½ - ½
6.4 WIM Hakimifard, Ghazal 2232 - WFM Markantonaki, Haritomeni 2180 0 - 1
Bo. 31 Italy (ITA) Rtg - 23 Indonesia (INA) Rtg 1½:2½
7.1 IM Zimina, Olga 2327 - WGM Sukandar, Irine Kharisma 2396 0 - 1
7.2 FM Brunello, Marina 2281 - WGM Aulia, Medina Warda 2397 ½ - ½
7.3 IM Sedina, Elena 2291 - WIM Sihite, Chelsie Monica Ignesias 2206 1 - 0
7.4 WFM Messina, Roberta 2042 - WFM Citra, Dewi Ardhiani Anastasia 2128 0 - 1
Bo. 7 USA) Rtg - 47 Estonia (EST) Rtg 3 : 1
8.1 GM Krush, Irina 2474 - WCM Narva, Mai 2205 ½ - ½
8.2 IM Zatonskih, Anna 2466 - WIM Tsiganova, Monika 2094 1 - 0
8.3 WGM Abrahamyan, Tatev 2366 - WCM Narva, Triin 2068 ½ - ½
8.4 WGM Foisor, Sabina-Francesca 2252 - WIM Fomina, Tatyana 2216 1 - 0
Bo. 6 Romania (ROU) Rtg - 42 Switzerland (SUI) Rtg 4 : 0
9.1 IM Peptan, Corina-Isabela 2422 - WIM Seps, Monika 2236 1 - 0
9.2 IM Foisor, Cristina-Adela 2404 - WGM Hund, Barbara 2153 1 - 0
9.3 IM Bulmaga, Irina 2354 - WFM De Seroux, Camille 2129 1 - 0
9.4 WGM Cosma, Elena-Luminita 2327 - WFM Stoeri, Laura 2123 1 - 0
Bo. 10 Armenia (ARM) Rtg - 19 Cuba (CUB) Rtg 2½:1½
10.1 GM Danielian, Elina 2490 - WGM Marrero Lopez, Yaniet 2324 1 - 0
10.2 IM Mkrtchian, Lilit 2453 - WGM Pina Vega, Sulennis 2270 1 - 0
10.3 IM Galojan, Lilit 2275 - WGM Vigoa Apecheche, Yanira 2317 0 - 1
10.4 WGM Kursova, Maria 2313 - WGM Arribas Robaina, Maritza 2291 ½ - ½
Bo. 4 Georgia (GEO) Rtg - 25 Latvia (LAT) Rtg 3 : 1
11.1 GM Dzagnidze, Nana 2550 - WGM Reizniece-Ozola, Dana 2278 1 - 0
11.2 IM Javakhishvili, Lela 2478 - WGM Rogule, Laura 2347 1 - 0
11.3 IM Melia, Salome 2475 - WGM Berzina, Ilze 2247 1 - 0
11.4 IM Batsiashvili, Nino 2435 - WIM Skinke, Katrina 2217 0 - 1
Bo. 30 Colombia (COL) Rtg - 61 Belgium (BEL) Rtg 3½: ½
12.1 WIM Rodriguez Rueda, Paula Andrea 2368 - WFM Goossens, Hanne 2178 ½ - ½
12.2 WIM Franco Valencia, Beatriz Irene 2210 - WFM Morozova, Iuliia 2060 1 - 0
12.3 WIM Rivera Banquez, Ingris 2210 -   Barbier, Wiebke 1944 1 - 0
12.4 WIM Castrillon Gomez, Melissa 2168 -   Dierckens, Sarah 1873 1 - 0
Bo. 5 India (IND) Rtg - 11 Spain (ESP) Rtg 2 : 2
13.1 GM Harika, Dronavalli 2521 - IM Vega Gutierrez, Sabrina 2395 1 - 0
13.2 IM Karavade, Eesha 2392 - IM Alexandrova, Olga 2424 0 - 1
13.3 WGM Gomes, Mary Ann 2352 - IM Matnadze, Ana 2385 0 - 1
13.4 WGM Padmini, Rout 2318 - WIM Hernandez Estevez, Yudania 2258 1 - 0
Bo. 3 Ukraine (UKR) Rtg - 14 Bulgaria (BUL) Rtg 3 : 1
14.1 GM Muzychuk, Anna 2555 - GM Stefanova, Antoaneta 2505 ½ - ½
14.2 IM Muzychuk, Mariya 2530 - WGM Videnova, Iva 2342 1 - 0
14.3 GM Zhukova, Natalia 2468 - WGM Nikolova, Adriana 2325 1 - 0
14.4 IM Gaponenko, Inna 2379 - WGM Voiska, Margarita 2279 ½ - ½
Bo. 20 Vietnam (VIE) Rtg - 29 Sweden (SWE) Rtg 2 : 2
15.1 WIM Nguyen, Thi Mai Hung 2307 - GM Cramling, Pia 2500 0 - 1
15.2 WIM Hoang, Thi Nhu Y 2269 - WIM Agrest, Inna 2235 1 - 0
15.3 WGM Hoang, Thi Bao Tram 2329 - WFM Frisk, Ellinor 2257 0 - 1
15.4   Luong, Phuong Hanh 2171 -   Bengtsson, Jessica 1933 1 - 0
Bo. 17 Kazakhstan (KAZ) Rtg - 28 Mongolia (MGL) Rtg 2½:1½
16.1 WGM Nakhbayeva, Guliskhan 2336 - IM Munguntuul, Batkhuyag 2410 ½ - ½
16.2 WGM Saduakassova, Dinara 2375 - WGM Batchimeg, Tuvshintugs 2346 ½ - ½
16.3 WGM Abdumalik, Zhansaya 2333 - WFM Bayarmaa, Bayarjargal 2109 ½ - ½
16.4 WIM Dauletova, Gulmira 2252 - WFM Lkhamsuren, Uuganbayar 2125 1 - 0
Bo. 45 Canada (CAN) Rtg - 40 Belarus (BLR) Rtg 1 : 3
17.1 WIM Yuan, Yuanling 2241 - IM Ziaziulkina, Nastassia 2407 0 - 1
17.2 WIM Khoudgarian, Natalia 2136 - FM Stetsko, Lanita 2261 0 - 1
17.3 WFM Botez, Alexandra 2089 -   Nevioselaya, Maria 2032 1 - 0
17.4 WCM Zhou, Qiyu 2109 -   Revo, Tatiana 2023 0 - 1
Bo. 64 Iceland (ISL) Rtg - 26 Israel (ISR) Rtg ½ :3½
18.1 WGM Ptacnikova, Lenka 2273 - WIM Shvayger, Yuliya 2275 0 - 1
18.2   Thorsteinsdottir, Hallgerdur 1982 - WIM Vasiliev, Olga 2276 0 - 1
18.3   Finnbogadottir, Tinna Kristin 1915 - IM Borsuk, Angela 2198 0 - 1
18.4   Kristinardottir, Elsa Maria 1839 - WIM David Glaz, Ilana 2200 ½ - ½
Bo. 27 Czech Republic (CZE) Rtg - 33 Turkey (TUR) Rtg 1½:2½
19.1 WIM Havlikova, Kristyna 2215 - WGM Yildiz, Betul Cemre 2296 0 - 1
19.2 WIM Olsarova, Karolina 2237 - WGM Ozturk, Kubra 2291 0 - 1
19.3 WGM Sikorova, Olga 2289 - WIM Isgandarova, Khayala 2190 1 - 0
19.4   Novosadova, Kristyna 2174 - WIM Topel, Zehra 2156 ½ - ½
Bo. 37 Slovenia (SLO) Rtg - 48 Ecuador (ECU) Rtg 2½:1½
20.1 WGM Srebrnic, Ana 2251 - WGM Heredia Serrano, Carla 2168 ½ - ½
20.2 WGM Krivec, Jana 2259 - WFM Bosch Garcia, Jacqueline 2173 ½ - ½
20.3 WFM Kolaric, Spela 2043 - WFM Romero Echeverria, Abigail 2098 1 - 0
20.4 WFM Unuk, Laura 2221 - WIM Moncayo Romero, Evelyn 2119 ½ - ½

China continues rolling the opposition as they had simply no problems winning against Hungary. Hou Yifan crushed her opponent, Hoang Tranh Trang:

[Event "41st Olympiad Tromso 2014 Women"] [Site "Tromsø"] [Date "2014.08.08"] [Round "6"] [White "Hou, Yifan"] [Black "Hoang, Thanh Trang"] [Result "*"] [ECO "C14"] [WhiteElo "2661"] [BlackElo "2485"] [Annotator "Ramirez Alvarez, Alejandro"] [PlyCount "63"] [EventDate "2014.??.??"] [EventCountry "NOR"] [WhiteTeam "China"] [BlackTeam "Ungarn"] [WhiteTeamCountry "CHN"] [BlackTeamCountry "HUN"] 1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 Nf6 4. Bg5 Be7 5. e5 Nfd7 6. h4 $5 {The Alekhine-Chatard gambit against the Classical French has never been fully refuted and it is still quite playable. That being said there are a couple of lines that should give Black interesting play.} c5 7. Bxe7 Kxe7 (7... Qxe7 {is another line and it leads to completely different positions.}) 8. Nf3 Qb6 $6 { This is likely already a mistake.} (8... a6 {is probably more to the point, covering b5 at least.}) 9. Qd2 Nc6 10. O-O-O cxd4 11. Nb5 h6 12. Qf4 a6 13. Nbxd4 {it is clear that something went wrong here for Black. She doesn't have enough pressure in the center and her king is stuck on e7 for the rest of the game. All Hou Yifan has to do is angle her attack towards it.} Nc5 14. g4 Ne4 15. Qe3 Qa5 16. a3 {White simply controls the c6 knight and takes her time. Bd3 will come at some point, kicking out the knight from e4.} Bd7 17. Bd3 Nc5 18. g5 Nxd4 19. Nxd4 hxg5 $2 {This just helps fuel White's attack.} 20. Qxg5+ Kf8 21. Rhg1 Nxd3+ (21... g6 22. Qf6 {is devastating.}) 22. Rxd3 Rh7 23. Rf3 Ke8 24. Qf4 $1 {Surprisingly it is impossible to defend f7!} g6 25. h5 $1 {The point; the pawn is taboo.} Qc5 (25... Rxh5 26. Qxf7+ $18) (25... g5 26. Qxg5 $18) (25... gxh5 26. Rg8+ $18) 26. hxg6 fxg6 27. Rxg6 Bc8 28. Rg8+ Kd7 29. Nxe6 Qa5 30. b4 Rh1+ 31. Kb2 Qb6 32. Qf7+ {A devastating loss for the ex European Champion.} *

Hungary's #1 had no chance against the World Champion

China's Tan Zhongyi asking last minute help from their coach, Yu Shaoteng

Krush helped America's win against Estonia

Russia disposed of Serbia without a problem 3.5-0.5 and should play a really strong team tomorrow. With Poland's and France's victories it seems as there will be very top matches in round seven. Greece and Iran had a very tough match and they split the point. Indonesia pulled off a miracle and somehow beat Italy 3-1 after their first board, Irene Sukandar, took advantage of a horrible blunder by Olga Zimina.

[Event "41st Olympiad Tromso 2014 Women"] [Site "Tromsø"] [Date "2014.08.08"] [Round "6"] [White "Zimina, Olga"] [Black "Sukandar, Irine Kharisma"] [Result "0-1"] [ECO "A13"] [WhiteElo "2327"] [BlackElo "2396"] [SetUp "1"] [FEN "6k1/1R5p/3q2p1/2n2p2/1pPNp3/3rP1P1/4QPKP/8 w - - 0 57"] [PlyCount "12"] [EventDate "2014.??.??"] [EventCountry "NOR"] [WhiteTeam "Italien"] [BlackTeam "Indonesien"] [WhiteTeamCountry "ITA"] [BlackTeamCountry "INA"] 57. Rxb4 {White is a clear pawn up and has the better position due to Black's exposed king.} f4 $6 {Sheer desperation.} 58. gxf4 Rxd4 59. exd4 Nd3 60. c5 Qxf4 61. Rb7 $4 {Maybe without sensing the threat ZImina completely blunders the game, and the match.} (61. Rb1 $1 $18 {and Black has absolutely nothing.}) 61... Qg5+ $1 62. Kf1 Qc1+ {A terrible turn of events. Kg2 runs into Nf4+ and there is very little better. Indonesia takes the match 2.5-1.5.} 0-1

Alina l'Ami took a break from winning games for Romania to go back to her photography passion

Vojinovic is Serbia's second board; and they have had an amazing tournament so far, despite today's bad defeat against Russia.

Tomorrow will feature the incredibly anticipated match between Russia and China. Kateryna Lagno (most likely, unless Russia decides to rest her) will be playing with the White pieces against Hou Yifan.

Marie Sebag beat Repkova and gave France the win before the third board even finished

Lisa Schut's Netherlands fell to the higher rated Polish team

Rk. Team  Pts   TB2 
1 China 12 147.0
2 Russia 12 123.0
3 Poland 11 110.0
4 France 10 115.5
5 Romania 10 115.5
6 Hungary 10 114.5
7 Indonesia 10 110.0
8 United States of America 10 101.0
9 Armenia 10 97.0
10 Georgia 9 116.0
11 Colombia 9 100.5
12 Iran 9 97.5
13 Netherlands 9 96.0
14 Serbia 9 95.0
15 Greece 9 93.0
16 Ukraine 9 91.0
17 Kazakhstan 9 86.5
18 Belarus 8 103.0
19 Israel 8 98.0
20 Spain 8 93.5

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King sacrifice King sacrifice 8/9/2014 12:35
In the result list of the Open Israel and Poland are mixed as an 8 vs 8 match...
NMcrazyim5 NMcrazyim5 8/8/2014 08:25
Where could we watch the interviews with Shirov, Short and Henrik Carlsen?
charles kiley charles kiley 8/8/2014 07:55
Odd, Daniel King is pictured with Henrik Carlsen, not Shirov.
gaffeur gaffeur 8/8/2014 07:28
If I'm not mistaken, you have not been linking the official website of the olympiad either here or in the previous few reports. It's extremely distasteful in my opinion.
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