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39th Chess Olympiad Khanty-Mansiysk 2010 (10)

Ukraine take a one point lead over Russia into the final Round

A Grischuk win just about kept Russia in contention. However it is all now in Ukraine's hands.

A Grischuk win just about kept Russia in contention. However it is all now in Ukraine's hands. | http://www.theweekinchess.com

The 10th round saw the Ukraine keep their one point advantage with a 3.5-0.5 win over France. Vassily Ivanchuk returned to winning ways on top board. The Russia I team kept their chances alive with a narrow 2.5-1.5 win over China. The Russian women have already won the title, they won 3.5-0.5 today and have won all their matches. Both World Number One Magnus Carlsen and two Veselin Topalov lost again today.

Ivanchuk returned to winning ways against Maxime Vachier-Lagrave in Round 10. Photo © 2010 Europe-Echecs.

Vassily Ivanchuk started with 6/6 before drawing against Kramnik and losing against Mamedyarov, today he moved to 7.5/9 with a win against Maxime Vachier-Lagrave. Ivanchuk is top of the standings for the Board 1 Gold Medal ahead of Levon Aronian, Ivan Sokolov and Ian Neponiachtchi. Emil Sutovsky heads that for board two, Viltaly Teterov for Board 3, Sergey Karjakin Board 4 and Mateusz Bartel Board 5. I haven't done the detailed calculations but it seems to me a draw in the final match against Israel on Sunday ought to win the title for them.

Alexander Grischuk won the match for Russia. Photo © 2010 Albran.

Russia I stayed in touch with a win over China. Three draws and a win for Alexander Grischuk saw off the challenge of China.

Israel beat the United States 3-1 with wins for Emil Sutovsky against Gata Kamsky and Victor Mikhalevski against Yuri Shulman. Spain beat Georgia by the same margin with a win for Alexei Shirov against Baadur Jobava.

Anish Giri. Photo © 2010 Albran.

Poland beat Serbia, defending champions Armenia are probably out of the medals but won 2.5-1.5 over the Czech Republic with Levon Aronian beating David Navara. Hungary, who rested Judit Polgar, beat Belarus 3-1.

Loek van Wely and Nigel Short. Photo © 2010 Albran.

England drew 2-2 against the Netherlands with all games drawn.

Russia 4 beat Norway 3-1 and Magnus Carlsen lost his third game of the event to Sanan Sjugirov who was born the year Kirsan Ilyumzhinov took power in Kalmykia and is the star of their chess development program. It does have to be said that Carlsen's mind looked elsewhere as he dropped the entire position with a surprisingly weak move which was not at all difficult to refute.

Bulgarian lost 3-1 to Slovakia with Sergei Movsesian defeating Veselin Topalov who also did not play at all well.

In some ways it is a shame that the women's event takes place alongside the men's. Of course I'm not suggesting it shouldn't but on the other hand it does get washed away in the sheer volume of games played. Russia I have won the title with a 100% match record including a 10th Round 4-0 win against Bulgarians.

Laurent Fressinet. Photo © 2010 Albran.

Vladimir Kramnik. Photo © 2010 Albran.

Luke McShane, even more tired than the other day. Photo © 2010 Albran.

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

Round 10 (of 11) Pairings

  • UKR 3½ : ½ FRA
  • CHN 1½ : 2½ RUS1
  • USA 1 : 3 ISR
  • ESP 3 : 1 GEO
  • SRB 1 : 3 POL
  • CZE 1½ : 2½ ARM
  • HUN 3 : 1 BLR
  • ITA 2 : 2 AZE
  • CHI 1 : 3 RUS2
  • GRE 2½ : 1½ EST
  • EGY 1½ : 2½ CUB
  • ENG 2 : 2 NED
  • RUS3 3½ : ½ COL
  • BRA 2½ : 1½ CRO
  • MNE 2 : 2 VIE
  • RUS4 3 : 1 NOR
  • SVK 3 : 1 BUL
  • AUT 2½ : 1½ KGZ
  • SLO 2½ : 1½ GER
  • SUI 1 : 3 IND
  • PHI 2 : 2 ARG
  • CAN 2 : 2 KAZ
  • DEN 3 : 1 QAT
  • SWE 4 : 0 TJK
  • TUR 2 : 2 UZB
  • ISL 2 : 2 LAT
  • IRI 2½ : 1½ MEX
  • ALB ½ : 3½ PER
  • PAK ½ : 3½ MDA
  • NZL 1 : 3 BEL
  • RSA 2 : 2 JOR
  • SCO 1 : 3 BIH
  • 75 matches
39th Olympiad Men Khanty-Mansiysk (RUS), 21 ix - 3 x 2010
Leading Round 10 (of 11) Standings:
Rk.SNoTeamTeamGames + = -TB1TB2TB3TB4
12UkraineUKR1082018322,529,0118,00
21Russia 1RUS11081117321,526,0130,00
311IsraelISR1072116295,027,0116,00
415PolandPOL1063115288,527,5113,00
55HungaryHUN1071215286,524,0129,00
66ArmeniaARM1071215286,025,0121,00
716SpainESP1071215285,526,5113,00
810FranceFRA1063115267,523,0127,00
94Russia 2RUS21070314296,527,0119,00
103ChinaCHN1062214292,026,0121,00
117AzerbaijanAZE1062214290,526,0121,00
1230ItalyITA1062214274,524,5122,00
1314Russia 3RUS31054114271,524,0120,00
149United States of AmericaUSA1062214259,524,5118,00
1518CubaCUB1062214258,025,0113,00
1625GreeceGRE1054114246,525,0104,00
1717Czech RepublicCZE1061313279,526,0114,00
1820GeorgiaGEO1061313268,526,0118,00
1935BelarusBLR1061313253,025,0113,00
2013NetherlandsNED1053213250,521,5123,00
2112EnglandENG1053213245,524,0110,00
2222SlovakiaSVK1053213245,524,0110,00
2321SerbiaSRB1061313244,024,5116,00
2424BrazilBRA1061313237,524,5110,00
2519IndiaIND1061313236,524,0112,00
2629SloveniaSLO1053213229,023,5109,00
2734SwedenSWE1053213225,522,5109,00
2845AustriaAUT1061313222,525,599,00
2952Russia 4RUS41061313213,026,090,00
3044DenmarkDEN1061313210,024,0100,00
3137PhilippinesPHI1052312238,524,5100,00
3248EstoniaEST1052312232,023,0113,00
163 teams

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

Round 10 (of 11) Pairings

  • RUS1 4 : 0 BUL
  • IND 1 : 3 CHN
  • GEO 2 : 2 UKR
  • SRB 1 : 3 RUS2
  • ARM 1 : 3 POL
  • CUB 2½ : 1½ LAT
  • AZE 3 : 1 HUN
  • PER 0 : 4 USA
  • GRE 2 : 2 RUS3
  • COL 1½ : 2½ VIE
  • CRO 2½ : 1½ MGL
  • ROU 2½ : 1½ BLR
  • ARG 2½ : 1½ KAZ
  • IRI 2 : 2 SVK
  • EST ½ : 3½ GER
  • SLO 2½ : 1½ UZB
  • ITA 2½ : 1½ TUR
  • MNE 0 : 4 FRA
  • CZE 2 : 2 NED
  • ECU 3½ : ½ SWE
  • BRA ½ : 3½ ESP
  • MDA 2½ : 1½ POR
  • ENG 2½ : 1½ CAN
  • LTU 3½ : ½ ALB
  • TPE ½ : 3½ IBCA
  • PHI 1½ : 2½ INA
  • AUS 3½ : ½ MEX
  • EGY 0 : 4 ISR
  • NOR 2½ : 1½ TKM
  • 58 matches
39th Olympiad Women Khanty-Mansiysk (RUS), 21 ix - 3 x 2010
Leading Round 10 (of 11) Standings:
Rk.SNoTeamTeamGames + = -TB1TB2TB3TB4
11Russia 1RUS110100020370,031,5122,00
22ChinaCHN1080216315,028,5121,00
33UkraineUKR1071215326,527,5129,00
44GeorgiaGEO1071215321,027,0128,00
55Russia 2RUS21063115287,025,0117,00
610PolandPOL1071215273,027,5107,00
718CubaCUB1070314291,027,5115,00
86United States of AmericaUSA1062214279,026,0117,00
98IndiaIND1070314272,524,5128,00
1026AzerbaijanAZE1070314259,525,5112,00
1112BulgariaBUL1062214240,021,5125,00
1224VietnamVIE1070314221,024,5101,00
1327CroatiaCRO1062214216,022,0110,00
1417SerbiaSRB1061313276,525,5124,00
157ArmeniaARM1061313261,524,5115,00
1616GermanyGER1045113257,525,5112,00
1714RomaniaROU1061313250,525,0111,00
1821GreeceGRE1053213242,024,5109,00
1936Russia 3RUS31061313223,024,0104,00
2013SloveniaSLO1061313223,021,5110,00
2128ArgentinaARG1053213201,522,0102,00
2230ItalyITA1061313201,020,5102,00
2315SlovakiaSVK1052312262,525,0116,00
2411FranceFRA1052312261,526,0107,00
259HungaryHUN1052312256,522,0132,00
2640ColombiaCOL1060412236,524,5102,00
2729IranIRI1044212232,023,0112,00
2825SpainESP1052312227,024,5101,00
2922LatviaLAT1052312219,523,0109,00
3042MoldovaMDA1052312218,524,599,00
3141LithuaniaLTU1060412216,024,599,00
3239EnglandENG1052312209,524,596,00
116 teams

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