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🏆 36th Olympiad (2004)

Player: Merab Gagunashvili

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Xu Jun vs M Gagunashvili  ½-½28200436th OlympiadD17 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
2. J Borisek vs M Gagunashvili  ½-½61200436th OlympiadB41 Sicilian, Kan
3. M Gagunashvili vs J Arizmendi Martinez  0-143200436th OlympiadE67 King's Indian, Fianchetto
4. M Gagunashvili vs B Predojevic  ½-½33200436th OlympiadD97 Grunfeld, Russian
5. Y Quesada Perez vs M Gagunashvili  1-039200436th OlympiadB07 Pirc
6. Z Varga vs M Gagunashvili  1-085200436th OlympiadB33 Sicilian
7. V Zvjaginsev vs M Gagunashvili  ½-½45200436th OlympiadA09 Reti Opening
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Oct-31-04  milanez: i forgot he played in ECC Cup where he gained 5.3 pts. That makes it a loss of 17.7 pts for new Elo list.
Oct-31-04  milanez: Top gainers among players rated 2500+(current rating/ELO gain)

Jobava (GEO)- 2614 (+28)
Vaganian (ARM)- 2640 (+25)
Karjakin (UKR)- 2576 (+23)
Ivanchuk (UKR)- 2705 (+20)
Guseinov (AZE)- 2552 (+22)
Bluvshtein (CAN)- 2502 (+21)
Lazaro (CUB)- 2637 (+20)
Georgiev (MKD)- 2512 (+20)

and top..let's call them losers..

Stevic (CRO)- 2539 (-23)
Ostenstad (NOR)- 2506 (-22)
Almasi (HUN)- 2650 (-22)
Stanojoski (MKD)- 2506 (-20)
Hebden (ENG)- 2550 (-20)
Mcshane (ENG)- 2629 (-20)
Nisipeanu (ROM)- 2687 (-20)
Rozentalis (LTU)- 2595 (-19)
Dervishi (ALB)- 2502 (-18)
AGrest (SWE)- 2604 (-18)
Olafsson (ISL)- 2531 (-16)
Dautov (GER)- 2626 (-16)
Short (ENG)- 2687 (-15)

Nov-01-04
Premium Chessgames Member
  refutor: <ruylopez9000> oh but they do...let's look at the FIDE tournaments of the recent quarter

onischuk http://www.fide.com/ratings/tourarc... 9th Pacific Coast Open, World Open

shabalov
http://www.fide.com/ratings/tourarc... World Open, 2004 National Open, CCA-Internet Club, 2004 Chicago Open

goldin http://www.fide.com/ratings/tourarc... World Open, Chicago Open

kaidanov
http://www.fide.com/ratings/tourarc... Chicago Open

novikov
http://www.fide.com/ratings/tourarc... Montreal International, Chicago Open, World Open

gulko
http://www.fide.com/ratings/card.ph...
no events

so basically the preparation was a bunch of open American tournaments, with the exception of novikov who played in the montreal international. i am honestly shocked that they did so well, without a steady diet of strong opposition. those are just the FIDE rated tournaments, check out the http://www.uschess.org for other events

Nov-01-04  samikd: <milanez> Unless there are mistakes the top gainer, BY FAR, seems to be India's Surya Sekhar Ganguly 2559-2660 (+101 !!!!)
Samik
Nov-01-04
Premium Chessgames Member
  acirce: <samikd> The site gives Ganguly's gain as 12.3 points. 2660 is his performance rating. It is virtually impossible to gain 101 points in a 14-round event
Nov-01-04  arifattar: Anand pleased with India’s performance

Mallorca (Spain): V Anand has rated India’s performance as good in the 36th Chess Olympiad but at the same time agreed that “it could have been better’’. Leading the Indian team after 12 years, the world rapid champion also feels that the Indians are ready to move in the big league after their best-ever fifth-place finish. “We did not lose a single match by more than 1.5-2.5 that itself proves (that performace was good),’’ Anand said. “Perhaps we could have done better when we notice the disparity in number of winning positions we failed to convert and number of losing positions that we drew or won,’’ he added. According to Anand, had India recorded some more wins with bigger margins they could have finished inside the medal bracket. “Perhaps not winning by bigger margins made the difference. If we look at teams like Ukraine and Armenia they scored many 4-0 or 3.5-0.5 victories, we did that only twice,’’ he said. On his personal experience here, Anand said he was pleased. “I played 11 games in all and I scored plus five (five victories and six draws), I am also adding a few rating points which is good.’’ Anand, who rested against Cuba in round 10 which the Indians eventually lost and could never recover thereafter, explained: “I wanted to take one rest in last five rounds as I had already played quite a few games, the question was when? And we decided that the 10th round was the best as I could regroup myself and play in the final four matches.’’ On the other hand, Ukraine’s top board player Vassily Ivanchuk laid the foundation of his team’s triumph by winning the first six games. Also the Ukrainian played in the first 12 games for his team and only took one rest in the penultimate round when things had already gone Ukraine’s way. “Ivanchuk lives on Planet Ivanchuk,’’ Anand quickly pointed out. “It is hard to emulate him, just three days before Olympiad he lost around 15 points in an event and here he was just winning.’’ When asked whether he will be available for future, Olympiads, Anand said it Olympiad takes place only once in two years so it was too early to commit. Agencies

Nov-02-04
Premium Chessgames Member
  Gypsy: <chessgames.com> It looks like most of the games of the women's side of the Olympiad are still missing. Do you plan to import them?
Nov-03-04  machess: dismal showing again by the philippine team!
Nov-03-04  clocked: nice troll
Nov-03-04
Premium Chessgames Member
  chessgames.com: Gypsy and others: <It looks like most of the games of the women's side of the Olympiad are still missing. Do you plan to import them?> The problem is that a lot of the women's games got mixed into THIS page instead of the women's section. E.g., what's Kosteniuk vs Zsuzsa Polgar, 2004 doing here? We're working to fix this.

You are right, however, there are many women's games that are not imported, because the players in question are not in the database yet and these games take longer to import. Look for more games soon on the page 36th Olympiad, Women (2004). Thanks.

Nov-03-04  niemzo: greece finished eleventh! much higher than the elo system predicted
Nov-03-04
Premium Chessgames Member
  Gypsy: Thank you <chessgames.com>.
Nov-03-04  ruylopez900: <arifattar> It would be nice if Anand continually went to the Olympiads, and if Russia had Kasparov and Kramnik playing as well, maybe have a Russia A and a Russia B like they had for Spain (though I realize its because Spain were the hosts).
Nov-04-04
Premium Chessgames Member
  OlimpBase: Please try this link: http://www.olimpbase.org/2004/2004t... to learn what performed ELO achieved by all the teams. It is interesting to compare final rankings with performed ELO table. (also many other interesting stats like most drawn games, best Buchholz etc)
Nov-05-04  Darion: how do i get in a tornament
Nov-06-04  ruylopez900: <darion> You cannot play on this website. It is just a database for players to check out GM games, talk about them and discuss the game in general. sites where you can play chess include:

www.playchess.com (need chessbase software)
www.freechess.org
www.net-chess.com

Enjoy

Nov-10-04  Giancarlo: I'm not at all surprised by the win of the Ukraine team, they've always been at the top of the chess podium. They have lots of talent.
Nov-10-04
Premium Chessgames Member
  notyetagm: Anyone know who won the Brilliancy Prize for the best game at the Calvia Olympiad? If you could, please email me the answer at gmnotyet@yahoo.com. Thanks for all responses.
Nov-14-04
Premium Chessgames Member
  OlimpBase: AFAIK no best game prize has been awarded.
Dec-04-04  Knight13: Not much games have been kibitzed.
Dec-05-04  yoozum: maybe you should kibitz on all of them for good measure.
Dec-05-04  iron maiden: Don't give him any ideas.
Dec-05-04  yoozum: 3296 games...
that will grant him the coveted # 2 spot; still a few thousand away from acirce :-)
Dec-06-04  Knight13: I ain't kibitzing on all these games, man. That'll be boring since I've already did at Paul Michel's place.
Dec-22-04  trestor aleostro: <machess: dismal showing again by the philippine team!> Considering that the Philippine team was seeded 40 and finished 19th out of 128 teams (with 422.5 tiebreak points but sharing 12th-20th places with 32 game points), I don't think it's "dismal showing" at all. The Filipinos finished higher than China (seeded 16th) which placed 24th, England (seeded 6th) which ended up at 30th place, and Hungary (seeded 15th and outpointed 1.5-2.5 by the Philippines in the last round) which wound up at 31st.

Prior to the Olympics, the team announced that the goal was to finish in the top 10. By scoring 32 points, it's fair to say they missed that goal by a mere half point as 32.5 was good for 9th-11th. I'd say it was a fine performance and far from dismal. machess, consider it a gentle rebuke.

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