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World Chess Olympiad/ World Team Chess

Post by prashanthm » Fri Aug 08, 2014 11:52 am

No Anand & Hari in Indian team tihs time around, but the Indian team has been holding well so far...

Started off at 19 in the ranking list and is 26th after 5 rounds with 3 wins, 1 draw and 1 loss...
Loss against Cuba 1.5-2.5 and draw against Italy... All wins have been comprehensive with a scoreline of 3.5-0.5

Results so far.....

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Round 1
Bo.	105	  Syria (SYR)	Rtg	-	19	  India (IND)	Rtg	½ :3½
18.1	IM	Iyti, Basher	2263	-	GM	Negi, Parimarjan	2645	½ - ½
18.2		Omrani, Hasan	2085	-	GM	Sethuraman, S.P.	2590	0 - 1
18.3		Akhras, Khaled	2246	-	GM	Adhiban, B.	2619	0 - 1
18.4	FM	Al-Tarbosh, Ward	2272	-	GM	Lalith, Babu M.R.	2565	0 - 1

Round 2 
Bo.	19	  India (IND)	Rtg	-	37	  Canada (CAN)	Rtg	3½: ½
26.1	GM	Negi, Parimarjan	2645	-	GM	Kovalyov, Anton	2622	1 - 0
26.2	GM	Sethuraman, S.P.	2590	-	GM	Hansen, Eric	2593	½ - ½
26.3	GM	Sasikiran, Krishnan	2669	-	IM	Gerzhoy, Leonid	2473	1 - 0
26.4	GM	Adhiban, B.	2619	-	GM	Sambuev, Bator	2528	1 - 0

Round 3 on 2014/08/04 at 14:00
Bo.	20	  Italy (ITA)	Rtg	-	19	  India (IND)	Rtg	2 : 2
6.1	GM	Caruana, Fabiano	2801	-	GM	Negi, Parimarjan	2645	1 - 0
6.2	GM	David, Alberto	2565	-	GM	Sethuraman, S.P.	2590	0 - 1
6.3	GM	Vocaturo, Daniele	2587	-	GM	Sasikiran, Krishnan	2669	½ - ½
6.4	GM	Brunello, Sabino	2560	-	GM	Adhiban, B.	2619	½ - ½

Round 4 
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

Round 5 
Bo.	19	  India (IND)	Rtg	-	53	  Montenegro (MNE)	Rtg	3½: ½
23.1	GM	Negi, Parimarjan	2645	-	GM	Djukic, Nikola	2521	1 - 0
23.2	GM	Sethuraman, S.P.	2590	-	GM	Blagojevic, Dragisa	2505	1 - 0
23.3	GM	Sasikiran, Krishnan	2669	-	GM	Drasko, Milan	2437	1 - 0
23.4	GM	Adhiban, B.	2619	-	GM	Kosic, Dragan	2486	½ - ½

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Re: 2014 Chess Olympiad, Tromso

Post by prashanthm » Fri Aug 08, 2014 11:53 am

Round 6 against Moldova will start in 15 mins...

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Round 6 
Bo.	19	  India (IND)	Rtg	-	45	  Moldova (MDA)	Rtg	0 : 0
15.1	GM	Negi, Parimarjan	2645	-	GM	Bologan, Viktor	2654	
15.2	GM	Sasikiran, Krishnan	2669	-	GM	Svetushkin, Dmitry	2547	
15.3	GM	Adhiban, B.	2619	-	IM	Hamitevici, Vladimir	2467	
15.4	GM	Lalith, Babu M.R.	2565	-		Cerbulenco, Liviu	2203	

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Re: 2014 Chess Olympiad, Tromso

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Re: 2014 Chess Olympiad, Tromso

Post by prashanthm » Fri Aug 08, 2014 12:03 pm

On the women's side, India started off 5th, but is down at 24th now..... with a loss to Serbia and draw with Kazakhstan.... Padmini Rout and Harika being the better performers so far....

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Round 1 
Bo.	73	  New Zealand (NZL)	Rtg	-	5	  India (IND)	Rtg	0 : 4
5.1	CM	Milligan, Helen	1938	-	IM	Sachdev, Tanya	2418	0 - 1
5.2	WIM	Meyer, Marany	2064	-	IM	Karavade, Eesha	2392	0 - 1
5.3	WFM	Gao, Judy	1947	-	WGM	Gomes, Mary Ann	2352	0 - 1
5.4	WFM	Tsoi, Nicole	1787	-	WGM	Padmini, Rout	2318	0 - 1

Round 2 
Bo.	5	  India (IND)	Rtg	-	56	  Denmark (DEN)	Rtg	3½: ½
6.1	GM	Harika, Dronavalli	2521	-	WFM	De Blecourt, Sandra	2122	1 - 0
6.2	IM	Sachdev, Tanya	2418	-	WFM	Guindy, Esmat	2074	½ - ½
6.3	IM	Karavade, Eesha	2392	-		Olsen, Miriam F	2019	1 - 0
6.4	WGM	Gomes, Mary Ann	2352	-	WFM	Stolberg-Rohr, Thomine	1960	1 - 0

Round 3 
Bo.	17	  Kazakhstan (KAZ)	Rtg	-	5	  India (IND)	Rtg	2 : 2
10.1	WGM	Nakhbayeva, Guliskhan	2336	-	GM	Harika, Dronavalli	2521	½ - ½
10.2	WGM	Saduakassova, Dinara	2375	-	IM	Sachdev, Tanya	2418	½ - ½
10.3	WGM	Abdumalik, Zhansaya	2333	-	IM	Karavade, Eesha	2392	1 - 0
10.4	WIM	Davletbayeva, Madina	2289	-	WGM	Padmini, Rout	2318	0 - 1

Round 4 
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

Round 5 
Bo.	34	  Austria (AUT)	Rtg	-	5	  India (IND)	Rtg	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

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Re: 2014 Chess Olympiad, Tromso

Post by prashanthm » Fri Aug 08, 2014 12:03 pm

Round 6 against Spain in a couple of minutes.....

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Round 6 
Bo.	5	  India (IND)	Rtg	-	11	  Spain (ESP)	Rtg	0 : 0
13.1	GM	Harika, Dronavalli	2521	-	IM	Vega Gutierrez, Sabrina	2395	
13.2	IM	Karavade, Eesha	2392	-	IM	Alexandrova, Olga	2424	
13.3	WGM	Gomes, Mary Ann	2352	-	IM	Matnadze, Ana	2385	
13.4	WGM	Padmini, Rout	2318	-	WIM	Hernandez Estevez, Yudania	2258	

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Re: 2014 Chess Olympiad, Tromso

Post by prashanthm » Fri Aug 08, 2014 3:44 pm

Another 3.5-0.5 victory for the men's team....... :clap:

Good comeback by Lalith who was almost a pawn down at one point of time... Negi was slightly down as well on the computer, but managed to win it. Adhiban was winning it from the start, Sasi had a chance, but didn't pursue it further.....

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Round 6 
Bo.	19	  India (IND)	Rtg	-	45	  Moldova (MDA)	Rtg	2½ : 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

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Re: 2014 Chess Olympiad, Tromso

Post by prashanthm » Fri Aug 08, 2014 3:55 pm

On the women's side, the match against Spain seems to be heading towards a draw after Mary Ann lost. Harika & Padmini are winning, while Eesha is losing.....

Update 1: Harika wins... So, it's 1-1

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Round 6 
Bo.	5	  India (IND)	Rtg	-	11	  Spain (ESP)	Rtg	1 : 1
13.1	GM	Harika, Dronavalli	2521	-	IM	Vega Gutierrez, Sabrina	2395	1 - 0
13.2	IM	Karavade, Eesha	2392	-	IM	Alexandrova, Olga	2424	
13.3	WGM	Gomes, Mary Ann	2352	-	IM	Matnadze, Ana	2385	0 - 1
13.4	WGM	Padmini, Rout	2318	-	WIM	Hernandez Estevez, Yudania	2258	

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Re: 2014 Chess Olympiad, Tromso

Post by prashanthm » Fri Aug 08, 2014 6:00 pm

On the women's side, the match against Spain seems to be heading towards a draw after Mary Ann lost. Harika & Padmini are winning, while Eesha is losing.....

Update 1: Harika wins... So, it's 1-1
Update 2: Eesha is completely lost, hoping for a Padmini win.....
Update 3: Yes, 2-2 it is....

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Round 6 
Bo.	5	  India (IND)	Rtg	-	11	  Spain (ESP)	Rtg	1 : 1
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	

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Re: 2014 Chess Olympiad, Tromso

Post by sameerph » Sun Aug 10, 2014 5:07 am

Both Indian teams had thumping wins yesterday.

Open: Qatar (9) lost to India (11) 1-3 (Mohammad Al-Modiahki drew with Parimarjan Negi; Mohammad Al-Sayed lost to S.P. Sethuraman; Zhu Chen lost to K. Sasikiran; Husein Aziz Nezad drew with B. Adhiban);

Women: Netherlands (9) lost to India (10) 0.5-3.5 (Peng Zhaoqin drew with D. Harika; Anne Haast lost to Tania Sachdev; Bianca Muhren lost to Mary Ann Gomes; Tea Lanchava lost to Padmini Rout);

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Re: 2014 Chess Olympiad, Tromso

Post by Saniapower » Sun Aug 10, 2014 9:04 pm

Indian women defeated Indonesia 3-1 today in round 8. Mary Ann Gomes & Padmini Rout won their respective games while Tania & Harika drew.
In the Open section India drew with Armenia. Sasikiran, Parimarjan Negi, Sethuraman & Adhiban all drew their games.

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Re: 2014 Chess Olympiad, Tromso

Post by prashanthm » Mon Aug 11, 2014 11:17 pm

Round 9 Update

Topsy-Turvy round for the Indian Men today against Argentina, all draws, but not without drama.....

Sethuraman could've won it with a huge advantage, but couldn't convert....
Adhiban could've lost, but survived...

In the 9th place now, after 9 rounds of play.... Good performance so far......

Next up against Germany.... :goodluck:

Indian women had a tough match against 3rd seed Ukraine and lost a close match, owing to the loss of Tania to Mariya on the 2nd board......

In 15th position now....

Next up against Switzerland..... :goodluck:

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Re: 2014 Chess Olympiad, Tromso

Post by prashanthm » Wed Aug 13, 2014 12:29 am

Round 10 Update

Awesome win for Indian Men against Germany...., courtesy of a win by Sasi with black pieces on the 3rd board against Nisi. Sethuraman had a slight advantage on the 2nd board with white, but didn't press on. Pari finished a solid draw against Naiditsch on the top board... Adhiban, with white pieces, on the 4th board tried hard for a win for 127 moves in a R+N vs. R ending...

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Round 10
Bo.	12	  Germany (GER)	-	19	  India (IND)	1½:2½
8.1	GM	Naiditsch, Arkadij	-	GM	Negi, Parimarjan	½ - ½
8.2	GM	Meier, Georg	-	GM	Sethuraman, S.P.	½ - ½
8.3	GM	Nisipeanu, Liviu-Dieter	-	GM	Sasikiran, Krishnan	0 - 1
8.4	GM	Baramidze, David	-	GM	Adhiban, B.	½ - ½
They are in a tied 3rd position after the penultimate round, 8th position when the tie-break scores are considered....

Tomorrow is a rest day....

In the final round, they'll face Uzbekistan, the best we could have asked for. Uzbekistan is the lowest seeded team in this point group and are propelled by Kasim on the top board, who should be the major hurdle.
India could yet finish with their best placing in an Olympiad to date beating the 6th placed finish almost a decade (IIRC) back...
Hell, they even have a shot at the Bronze medal if....

- India wins against Uzbekistan
- Poland loses or draws against China
- Ukraine loses or draws against Hungary
- France-Russia is a draw
- USA loses or draws against Azerbaijan

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Re: 2014 Chess Olympiad, Tromso

Post by prashanthm » Wed Aug 13, 2014 12:34 am

Indian women's team completed an almost comprehensive win against Switzerland in the penultimate round and is in the 10th position (seeded 5th)

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Bo.	42	  Switzerland (SUI)	Rtg	-	5	  India (IND)	Rtg	½ :3½
9.1	WIM	Seps, Monika	2236	-	GM	Harika, Dronavalli	2521	0 - 1
9.2	WGM	Hund, Barbara	2153	-	IM	Sachdev, Tanya	2418	½ - ½
9.3	WIM	Heinatz, Gundula	2169	-	IM	Karavade, Eesha	2392	0 - 1
9.4	WFM	Stoeri, Laura	2123	-	WGM	Padmini, Rout	2318	0 - 1
In the final round, they're up against the 6th seeded Romania. They still have a chance of finishing in the Top-10...

Padmini Rout on the 5th Board is in line for a Board Prize Gold.... :goodluck:

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Re: 2014 Chess Olympiad, Tromso

Post by prashanthm » Thu Aug 14, 2014 12:07 pm

Final Round Update

Sasi has a significant advantage white on Board 3....
Negi is slightly better with white on Board 1 and Adhiban is slightly worse with Black on Board 4...

Update: Sasi continues to be better... Negi has a significant advantage against Kasim now... Adhiban looks like losing.... :goodluck:

- India wins against Uzbekistan - On Course
- Poland loses or draws against China - Lost 2nd board and losing on 3rd board, On Course
- Ukraine loses or draws against Hungary - Looks tough as Hungary is probably losing the 4th board
- France-Russia is a draw - All the boards equal so far, On Course
- USA loses or draws against Azerbaijan - USA losing on Boards 1 & 3, On Course

Update 2: Sasi almost winning now and Adhiban almost losing... Negi's advantage against Kasim is going to be crucial now..., But Sethu is getting a slight edge on Board 2 with black now...

- India wins against Uzbekistan - On Course
- Poland loses or draws against China - Lost 2nd board and losing on 3rd board, On Course
- Ukraine loses or draws against Hungary - Hungary's 4th board is slowly clawing back towards equal
- France-Russia is a draw - Kramnik slightly better but nothing significant, all the other boards equal so far, On Course
- USA loses or draws against Azerbaijan - USA completely lost on Board 1, and is significantly worse on Board 3, On Course

Update 3: First time control at the 40th move is reached....
Sasi winning now.... Adhiban almost losing... Negi's advantage against Kasim slightly slipped at the 40th move, but he is still better and is going to be crucial in the overall outcome..., Sethu is equal...

- India wins against Uzbekistan - On Course
- Poland loses or draws against China - Lost 2nd board and losing on 3rd board, On Course
- Ukraine loses or draws against Hungary - Draws on Board 1 & 3, Hungary is losing on Board 2 now :damn:
- France-Russia is a draw - Kramnik winning now :damn: , all the other boards equal so far,
- USA loses or draws against Azerbaijan - USA completely lost on Board 1, and is significantly worse on Board 3, On Course

India could still finish in Top-6 if they win this...... :goodluck:

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Bo.	19	  India (IND)	Rtg	-	33	  Uzbekistan (UZB)	Rtg	0 : 0
6.1	GM	Negi, Parimarjan	2645	-	GM	Kasimdzhanov, Rustam	2700	
6.2	GM	Sethuraman, S.P.	2590	-	GM	Filippov, Anton	2615	
6.3	GM	Sasikiran, Krishnan	2669	-	GM	Dzhumaev, Marat	2510	
6.4	GM	Adhiban, B.	2619	-	IM	Vakhidov, Jahongir	2471	

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Re: 2014 Chess Olympiad, Tromso

Post by prashanthm » Thu Aug 14, 2014 2:47 pm

Final Round Update

Final Update

Hell yeah, India win 3.5-0.5... Sasi wins, Negi manages to take home his advantage and the icing on the cake is a win for Sethu and a draw (from losing position) for Adhiban...

- India wins against Uzbekistan - Check
- Poland loses or draws against China - Check
- Ukraine loses or draws against Hungary - Draw, Check
- France-Russia is a draw - Kramnik didn't win, but Nepo did on the 4th board, Not in our favor :-(
- USA loses or draws against Azerbaijan - Naka lost to Mamedyarov, Check

Possible 4th place... :clap:
Sasi could have a shot at the board prize..... :goodluck:

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Bo.	19	  India (IND)	Rtg	-	33	  Uzbekistan (UZB)	Rtg	3.5 : 0.5
6.1	GM	Negi, Parimarjan	2645	-	GM	Kasimdzhanov, Rustam	2700	 1 - 0
6.2	GM	Sethuraman, S.P.	2590	-	GM	Filippov, Anton	2615	1 - 0
6.3	GM	Sasikiran, Krishnan	2669	-	GM	Dzhumaev, Marat	2510	 1 - 0
6.4	GM	Adhiban, B.	2619	-	IM	Vakhidov, Jahongir	2471	0.5 - 0.5

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