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39th Chess Olympiad Khanty-Mansiysk 2010 (8)

No change at the top, Ukraine 1st, Russia 2nd

Kramnik, unbeaten in 52 Olympiad games. Ivanchuk 6/6, result, draw. Photo © 2010

Kramnik, unbeaten in 52 Olympiad games. Ivanchuk 6/6, result, draw. Photo © 2010 | http://www.europe-echecs.com

The 2-2 draw between Russia and Ukraine meant there wasn't a big change at the top of the standings of the Olympiad. Three rounds and a lot can still change but it is in Ukraine's hands.

Kramnik vs Ivanchuk. Photo © 2010 Europe-Echecs.

There was deadlock between the Immovable Rock (Kramnik undefeated in 52 Olympiad games) and the Irresistible Force (Ivanchuk on 6/6 at this Olympiad) and a draw between the leaders Ukraine and second placed Russia I. This will no doubt suit Ukraine better. Sergey Karjakin beat Pavel Eljanov but Zahar Efimenko leveled things up.

Teimour Radjabov. Photo © 2010 Albran.

There was a draw in the second match too with Reimour Radjabov beating Zoltan Almasi but Csaba Balogh equalised with a win against Gadir Guseinov.

Georgia moved 3rd with a narrow win over Belarus. Armenia got back in the mix with a win over Poland. The USA and China drew 2-2 with Hikaru Nakamura losing his second game in a row. France probably finished the chances of Russia medalling twice by beating the second team 2.5-1.5.

Luke McShane looks almost as tired as I am. Photo © 2010 Albran.

Lower down England drubbed a weakened Germany side 3.5-0.5 but the limits of their ambitions are surely to live up to their 12th seeding. Short was missing as he was campaigning in the failed Karpov FIDE Presidential campaign.

Veselin Topalov is slightly under-performing. Photo © 2010 Albran.

In my regular big beasts watch, Boris Gelfand beat Loek van Wely, Alexei Shirov beat Emanuel Berg, Magnus Carlsen ground down Diego Flores with black and Veselin Topalov couldn't beat Wesley So with white.

No stopping the Russian ladies who have a 3 point lead. Photo © 2010 Albran.

39th Olympiad Men Khanty-Mansiysk (RUS), 21 ix - 3 x 2010

Round 8 (of 11) Pairings

  • RUS1 2 : 2 UKR
  • HUN 2 : 2 AZE
  • POL 1½ : 2½ ARM
  • USA 2 : 2 CHN
  • GEO 2½ : 1½ BLR
  • FRA 2½ : 1½ RUS2
  • IRI 1 : 3 CUB
  • EST 2 : 2 RUS3
  • ISR 3 : 1 NED
  • SRB 2 : 2 SVK
  • AUS 1½ : 2½ CZE
  • KGZ 1½ : 2½ BRA
  • ESP 3½ : ½ SWE
  • VIE 2 : 2 GRE
  • ENG 3½ : ½ GER
  • CRO 3 : 1 MNE
  • IND 3 : 1 TKM
  • BUL 2½ : 1½ PHI
  • ARG ½ : 3½ NOR
  • DEN 0 : 4 ITA
  • MGL 1½ : 2½ CAN
  • IRL ½ : 3½ COL
  • LAT 2 : 2 SLO
  • BIH 1½ : 2½ KAZ
  • INA 1½ : 2½ MEX
  • POR 1 : 3 CHI
  • MKD 2 : 2 RUS5
  • ISL 3½ : ½ PER
  • LUX 1 : 3 TJK
  • EGY 3½ : ½ YEM
  • FAI 1½ : 2½ ALB
  • VEN 1 : 3 AUT
  • 75 matches
39th Olympiad Men Khanty-Mansiysk (RUS), 21 ix - 3 x 2010
Leading Round 8 (of 11) Standings:
Rk.SNoTeamTeamGames + = -TB1TB2TB3TB4
12UkraineUKR862014202,023,076,00
21Russia 1RUS1861113202,021,082,00
320GeorgiaGEO861113197,023,575,00
47AzerbaijanAZE861113189,022,572,00
55HungaryHUN861113185,519,583,00
66ArmeniaARM861113185,021,075,00
710FranceFRA853013183,520,072,00
83ChinaCHN852112197,522,074,00
99United States of AmericaUSA852112172,521,074,00
1018CubaCUB852112171,521,067,00
1111IsraelISR852112168,521,569,00
1215PolandPOL843111198,521,574,00
1317Czech RepublicCZE851211190,021,575,00
1416SpainESP851211174,521,072,00
1535BelarusBLR851211170,021,571,00
1614Russia 3RUS3843111166,518,578,00
1721SerbiaSRB851211160,521,072,00
1819IndiaIND851211160,520,072,00
1928CroatiaCRO843111160,519,573,00
2030ItalyITA851211158,519,573,00
2123NorwayNOR851211158,019,570,00
2257ColombiaCOL843111157,020,564,00
238BulgariaBUL851211156,521,564,00
2412EnglandENG851211156,020,068,00
2522SlovakiaSVK843111155,519,569,00
2624BrazilBRA851211155,021,069,00
2753CanadaCAN843111139,020,063,00
2848EstoniaEST851211139,019,566,00
294Russia 2RUS2850310181,521,576,00
3027VietnamVIE842210158,518,578,00
3125GreeceGRE834110157,520,069,00
3233UzbekistanUZB850310157,520,067,00
163 teams

39th Olympiad Women Khanty-Mansiysk (RUS), 21 ix - 3 x 2010

Round 8 (of 11) Pairings

  • IND ½ : 3½ RUS1
  • SRB 2½ : 1½ GEO
  • HUN 2 : 2 BUL
  • RUS2 3 : 1 USA
  • CHN 3½ : ½ BLR
  • GER 1 : 3 UKR
  • RUS3 ½ : 3½ CUB
  • SVK 2 : 2 GRE
  • CRO 2½ : 1½ PER
  • ARM 2½ : 1½ ISR
  • ROU 3 : 1 IRI
  • SLO 1½ : 2½ POL
  • ESP 2 : 2 FRA
  • UZB 3½ : ½ INA
  • MGL 1½ : 2½ LAT
  • SUI 1½ : 2½ COL
  • KAZ 4 : 0 SCO
  • ECU ½ : 3½ AZE
  • MEX ½ : 3½ SWE
  • PHI 0 : 4 VIE
  • CZE 2 : 2 ARG
  • LTU 4 : 0 AUS
  • ITA 2 : 2 ISL
  • BRA 1 : 3 ENG
  • IBCA 1½ : 2½ EST
  • MNE 2 : 2 AUT
  • TKM 2½ : 1½ TJK
  • NZL 1 : 3 BIH
  • NOR 1½ : 2½ CAN
  • 58 matches
39th Olympiad Women Khanty-Mansiysk (RUS), 21 ix - 3 x 2010
Leading Round 8 (of 11) Standings:
Rk.SNoTeamTeamGames + = -TB1TB2TB3TB4
11Russia 1RUS1880016241,025,080,00
217SerbiaSRB861113185,023,071,00
35Russia 2RUS2853013182,520,572,00
42ChinaCHN860212204,522,580,00
54GeorgiaGEO860212202,522,581,00
63UkraineUKR860212199,522,081,00
718CubaCUB860212196,523,572,00
89HungaryHUN852112178,520,081,00
98IndiaIND860212173,521,075,00
1012BulgariaBUL852112171,018,579,00
1127CroatiaCRO852112155,519,072,00
127ArmeniaARM851211180,021,073,00
1314RomaniaROU851211174,021,573,00
1433UzbekistanUZB851211168,522,070,00
156United States of AmericaUSA851211163,520,075,00
1621GreeceGRE851211159,020,571,00
1715SlovakiaSVK851211157,521,571,00
1810PolandPOL851211157,520,569,00
1922LatviaLAT851211151,019,571,00
2016GermanyGER834110160,020,073,00
2137KazakhstanKAZ850310157,521,067,00
2211FranceFRA842210153,520,565,00
2340ColombiaCOL850310149,020,561,00
2455SwedenSWE850310146,020,068,00
2526AzerbaijanAZE850310146,019,071,00
2636Russia 3RUS3850310140,519,569,00
2741LithuaniaLTU850310137,520,562,00
2825SpainESP842210135,019,564,00
2924VietnamVIE850310132,019,564,00
3035PeruPER850310125,518,563,00
3139EnglandENG842210122,520,555,00
3234BelarusBLR850310118,018,064,00
129 teams

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