Tuesday, 21 September 2010

2010 Chess Olympiad

The 2010 Chess Olympiad has started in Khanty-Mansiysk, Siberia. The official website is overloaded, well what can you expect from Siberians/Russians, eh? Nothing like the German efficiency two years ago where every game was broadcasted!! Live games are found here with Rybka 4's analyses and results are here and here.

Games can now be re-played here by clicking on the result of the individual game.

It seems there were a lot of "upset" draws eg, IM Sam Collins (Elo 2431) holding GM Alexander Grischuk (Elo 2760) with Black on Bd 1 of the Russia 1 vs Ireland match and Malaysian No 1 player IM Mas Hafizulhelmi (Elo 2422) with White holding English No 1 GM Michael Adams (Elo 2728).

The only GM to fall, I think, is one of my favourite palyers, Swedish GM Tiger Hillarp Persson (Elo 2517) losing to Surinam's CM Dewperkash Gajadin (Elo 2179) on Bd 2 of their match.

Both Australian teams began well with a 4-0 clean sweep of their opposition. A great induction especially for the Women Team's Bd 4 player ACT teenager/junior Emma Guo.

Here are the Australian Olympiad Open team's Rd 1 games against Bahrain which we won 4-0:

(show chess board)(hide chess board)


(show chess board)(hide chess board)


(show chess board)(hide chess board)


(show chess board)(hide chess board)


And here are the Australian Olympiad Women Team's games against Nigeria which we won 4-0 including a 14-moves miniature on Bd 3 by WIM Biljana Dekic:

(show chess board)(hide chess board)


(show chess board)(hide chess board)


(show chess board)(hide chess board)


(show chess board)(hide chess board)


Tonight: Australia Open plays the Mighty Armenia! (2006 and 2008 Gold Medallists) (RtgAvg=2698) who struggled a bit against Costa Rica last night dropping two draws. Australia Women plays Slovakia (RtgAvg=2349) who defeated Malaysia last night.

No comments: