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🏆 37th Chess Olympiad (2006)

  PARTICIPANTS (sorted by highest achieved rating; click on name to see player's games)
Magnus Carlsen, Levon Aronian, Wesley So, Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, Viswanathan Anand, Vladimir Kramnik, Hikaru Nakamura, Alexander Grischuk, Teimour Radjabov, Alexander Morozevich, Sergey Karjakin, Vassily Ivanchuk, Boris Gelfand, Peter Svidler, Leinier Dominguez Perez, Pentala Harikrishna, Pavel Eljanov, Gata Kamsky, Vugar Gashimov, Michael Adams, Wang Yue, Alexey Shirov, David Navara, Radoslaw Wojtaszek, Etienne Bacrot, Le Quang Liem, Evgeny Ilgizovich Bareev, Arkadij Naiditsch, Viktor Antonovich Bologan, Baadur Aleksandrovich Jobava, Bu Xiangzhi, Alexander Moiseenko, Zoltan Almasi, Andrei Volokitin, Ni Hua, Francisco Vallejo Pons, Krishnan Sasikiran, Laurent Fressinet, Lazaro Bruzon Batista, Rustam Mashrukovich Kasimdzhanov, Loek van Wely, Vladimir Eduardovich Akopian, Ivan Cheparinov, Nigel Short, Alexander Beliavsky, Rauf Mamedov, Zahar Efimenko, Liviu Dieter Nisipeanu, Ferenc Berkes, Ivan Sokolov, Sergei Vladimirovich Rublevsky, Viktor Laznicka, Emil Davidovich Sutovsky, Ilya Yulyevich Smirin, Gabriel Sargissian, Alexander Onischuk, Peter Heine Nielsen, Julio Ernesto Granda Zuniga, Sergei Tiviakov, Viktor Korchnoi, Kiril Dimitrov Georgiev, Gregory Kaidanov, Mikhail Gurevich, Joel Lautier, Christian Bauer, Timur Gareyev, Artur Yusupov, Aleksej Gennadyevich Aleksandrov, Mateusz Bartel, Andrei Istratescu, Zoltan Gyimesi, Varuzhan Eduardovich Akobian, Eduardo Patricio Iturrizaga Bonelli, Robert Markus, Csaba Balogh, Surya Shekhar Ganguly, Daniel Grigoryevich Fridman, Aleksander Petkov Delchev, Boris Avrukh, Gadir Guseinov, Sergei Azarov, Giorgi Kacheishvili, Bartosz Socko, Ngoc Truongson Nguyen, Giovanni Portilho Vescovi, Luka Lenic, Alexei Dmitriyevich Fedorov, Zhong Zhang, Alexander Yuryevich (Nenashev) Graf, Chanda Sandipan, Tomi Nyback, Axel Bachmann Schiavo, Emilio Cordova, Yuniesky Quesada Perez, Borki Predojevic, Bartlomiej Macieja, Alexandr Hilario Takeda dos Santos Fier, Ioannis Papaioannou, Rafael Duailibe Leitao, Jan Gustafsson, Erwin L'Ami, Viorel Iordachescu, Zbynek Hracek, Farrukh Amonatov, Eduardas Leovich Rozentalis, Mircea-Emilian Parligras, Zhang Pengxiang, Robert Kempinski, Hristos Banikas, Karen Asrian, Andrei Sokolov, Jonathan Speelman, Gilberto Milos, Friso Nijboer, Miguel Illescas Cordoba, Johann Hjartarson, Ahmed Adly, Ildar Rifkatovich Ibragimov, Zdenko Kozul, Smbat Gariginovich Lputian, Valerij Filippov, Vasilios Kotronias, Simen Agdestein, Suat Atalik, Utut Adianto, Zhao Jun, Ehsan Ghaem Maghami, Vasif Durarbayli, Levente Vajda, Fernando Peralta, Victor Markovich Mikhalevski, Neuris Delgado Ramirez, Dimitrios Mastrovasilis, Levan Pantsulaia, Hichem Hamdouchi, Andrey Zhigalko, Emanuel Berg, Arturs Neiksans, Diego Flores, Merab Gagunashvili, Ruben Felgaer, Yannick Pelletier, Tamaz Gelashvili, Alberto David, Dmitry Svetushkin, Artashes Navasardovich Minasian, Mladen Palac, Mark Paragua, Lubomir Ftacnik, Tiger Hillarp Persson plus 710 more players

 page 1 of 146; games 1-25 of 3,626  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. W Elliott vs Filippov 0-118200637th Chess OlympiadC97 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin
2. Grischuk vs R Kozlov 1-059200637th Chess OlympiadB31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation
3. K Kuderinov vs Morozevich 0-156200637th Chess OlympiadB47 Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation
4. Bareev vs A Ismagambetov 1-053200637th Chess OlympiadE38 Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 4...c5
5. D Issabayev vs Rublevsky 0-157200637th Chess OlympiadD10 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
6. Efimenko vs M Pribeanu 1-023200637th Chess OlympiadB12 Caro-Kann Defense
7. P Dukaczewski vs Karjakin 0-131200637th Chess OlympiadB87 Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin with ...a6 and ...b5
8. A Volokitin vs V I Berlinsky 1-045200637th Chess OlympiadC11 French
9. P Aderito vs L E Johannessen 0-139200637th Chess OlympiadE06 Catalan, Closed, 5.Nf3
10. K Lie vs E Campos 1-067200637th Chess OlympiadA15 English
11. C Domingos vs E J Gausel 0-157200637th Chess OlympiadA56 Benoni Defense
12. R Djurhuus vs A Sousa  0-141200637th Chess OlympiadE77 King's Indian
13. Ganguly vs J Elbilia ½-½26200637th Chess OlympiadC41 Philidor Defense
14. K Asrian vs R Prasca Sosa 0-135200637th Chess OlympiadC03 French, Tarrasch
15. G Sargissian vs O Soto Paez 1-047200637th Chess OlympiadE21 Nimzo-Indian, Three Knights
16. Alexander Hernandez vs A Minasian  0-130200637th Chess OlympiadB06 Robatsch
17. Lautier vs O Zambrana 1-021200637th Chess OlympiadD47 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
18. M Vachier-Lagrave vs J Cueto Chajtur ½-½64200637th Chess OlympiadC41 Philidor Defense
19. A Obodchuk vs Sutovsky  0-128200637th Chess OlympiadD85 Grunfeld
20. B Avrukh vs S Mikheev 1-037200637th Chess OlympiadA10 English
21. P Garbett vs I R Ibragimov ½-½37200637th Chess OlympiadC17 French, Winawer, Advance
22. R J Dive vs Akobian  ½-½57200637th Chess OlympiadA18 English, Mikenas-Carls
23. J A Nilssen vs Tiviakov 0-145200637th Chess OlympiadE20 Nimzo-Indian
24. Nijboer vs M Poulsen 1-018200637th Chess OlympiadC41 Philidor Defense
25. J Rodgaard vs E van den Doel  0-160200637th Chess OlympiadA28 English
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  tud: Just one modest opinion, chess needs a westerner to find sponsorship and money from big companies, Dell, Microsoft, Oracle... Is Kirsan the right guy - I doubt very much. He comes up with a match after 6 years of onoffs just before the elections. Money grow in West - that's the right direction to wake up chess again. Kasparov is right.
Jun-06-06  JOHNNY YORK: How did Carlsen end up doing? I know he was in the race for a medal, did he get one?
Jun-06-06  Stella Mar: I pitty russia!But Im still a morozevich fanatic!
Jun-06-06  chaarl: <chessmoron "what's the best tactical game?"> Try this one from Aronian: I Sokolov vs Aronian, 2006
Jun-06-06  notyetagm: Anyone know where to find an official announcement for the medals? Thanks.
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  sisyphus: <Dionyseus: ... here's the biggest rating increases from this Olympiad>

And in the "agony of defeat" category, Elena Nuritdinova of Tajikistan loses 60.5 points from her 2087 rating after scoring 5/13 on board 1.

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  pawn to QB4: <what's the best tactical game?>. This was lots of fun too: V Petkov vs T Hillarp Persson, 2006
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  pawn to QB4: ...and in a different category, here's the Faroe Islands' board 4 leading them to an upset draw v Latvia, check out the final position of White's King. V Samolins vs H Simonsen, 2006
Jun-06-06  Chopin: I'm amazed that Russia didn't win a metal.
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  Xaurus: <Dionyseus>
Are you able to make a list of the players with the largest elo-gains for those who use a 10 K?
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  keypusher: <pawn to QB4> thanks for pointer to Petkov v. Hillarp game -- amazing!!

All honor to the Faroe Islands, too.

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  offramp: Well done to Armenia! Here is a picture of an English-Armenian Lodge summons.
Jun-07-06  Marvol: <Ezzy: Ezzy: I was looking for Queen sacrifices in the Olympiad games (...) but to find a game in the Olympiad with this theme was a treat. I just love that mate!>

Here is one that didn't make it to the end, from the women's Olympiad: Bosboom-Lanchava vs Z Bayaraa, 2006. But the idea was there!

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  Ezzy: <Marvol: Here is one that didn't make it to the end, from the women's Olympiad:> Excellent find!

I personally have been in the position once with a chance to play that mate, but my opponent saw it and thwarted the attack.

Thanks for posting that game. Once again, great find!

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  Ezzy: <Chopin: I'm amazed that Russia didn't win a metal.> Absolutely incredible. Totally unheard of.

Thousands of chessbucks will have been lost on this one result.

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  pawn to QB4: Here's one possible explanation of their relative failure, which a) Vlad and co can use for the folks back home and b) is my bid for Saddest Kibitzer on Chessgames, given the math involved:

TPR of the various teams, average per game:
1. Armenia 2712. 2. China 2695. 3. Russia 2689. 4. USA 2659 5. Israel 2641. 6. France 2631. 7. Hungary 2629.

There you go - they can blame the strength of the oppo and, if necessary, the selectors: without Rublevsky's 5 games at 2424 it's 2716, which will do for my team in the Sheffield League next year.

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  percyblakeney: <Anyone know where to find an official announcement for the medals?>

As usual most of the board medals go to unknown players because of the system of deciding the medals through win percentage. The gold for 2nd reserves was for example won by Brunei's Pg Mohd Omar Ak Hirawan (2335), who performed much below his rating (2210) after only playing untitled opponents.

The first board gold was won by Tanveer Mohyuddin Gillani (2279) from Pakistan after a 2316 performance. 2nd board was won by a player from Andorra, 3rd by a Uruguayan, and 1st reserve by a Yemen player. The only gold won by a top player was 4th board, through China's Wang Yue. Among the women only unknown players competing for IBCA, Luxembourg, Yemen and Belarus took the gold medals.

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  percyblakeney: Nothing wrong with first board gold winner Gillani, who did well against weak opposition, but in the previous Olympiad he ran into two 2500+ players, losing these miniatures:

T Gillani vs Baburin, 2004

L Dominguez vs T Gillani, 2004

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  percyblakeney: ...and this is one of the games that gave the winner gold at the 3rd board :-)

No Saleh vs Amimah Awat, 2006

Jun-08-06  fromoort: From <The Olympiad victory, as it turned out this week, was marred by a violent dispute between some of the Armenian players and a member of England’s national chess team, Danny Gormally. Reports in the British press said Gormally punched Aronian as the latter danced with an attractive female player from Australia at a chess party in Turin. The English grandmaster is said to have been fond of the 19-year-old Arianne Caoili and attacked Aronian out of jealousy.

Aronian’s team-mates reportedly confronted and hit Gormally the next morning, before they were told that England captain Allan Beardsworth apologized to Defense Minister Serzh Sarkisian, the Armenian Chess Federation chairman who was with the Armenian players throughout the two-week tournament. Gormally was promptly sent home and is now expected to face disciplinary action by the English Chess Federation.

“I have spoken to several people who were there, and there is no doubt that Danny was in the wrong,” London’s “The Times” newspaper quoted Beardsworth as saying on Wednesday.

Sarkisian and Armenian team members said nothing about the incident on their return from Italy. Aronian, who spends most of his time in Germany, did not fly back to Yerevan with them for what friends described as family reasons.

“Aronian is a lovely guy and at the very peak of his national sport. I have been told that he is treated like David Beckham at home,” Beardsworth said, referring to England’s most famous soccer star.>

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  acirce: <Aronian’s team-mates reportedly confronted and hit Gormally the next morning>

I've wondered what happened to these idiots. Why weren't they sent home as well? I wouldn't be surprised if the Defense Minister approved of this behaviour.

Jun-08-06  fromoort: Well, it's not unexpected behavior...similar to what we see in football matches when one player hits another of the opposing team. Of course, I'm not approbating this behavior, just pointing out that it's a predicatable reaction.
Jun-08-06  s4life: <acirce: <Aronian’s team-mates reportedly confronted and hit Gormally the next morning>

I've wondered what happened to these idiots. Why weren't they sent home as well? I wouldn't be surprised if the Defense Minister approved of this behaviour.>

If they hit him, they deserve the same punishment Gormally is gonna get for this...

Jun-08-06  TIMER: <Percyblakeney> <Brunei's Pg Mohd Omar Ak Hirawan (2335), who performed much below his rating (2210) after only playing untitled opponents.>

That is wrong. He scored 6.5/7 and 4/4 against the rated players gains him nearly 9 points. Counting the 350 point rule his performance rating would be over 2400. The 350 point rule is used in ratings, you are never expected to score more than 89%. The 350 point rule is important for rating averages when there are big differences.

For example if Anand draws with a 2800 and then beats a 1600, he has not underperformed, yet that site would give him less than a 2400 performance with 75% against 2200 average! The 350 point rule means he even gains a point, 75% against average counting as about 2625 actually gives him an effective performance of over 2800.

Jun-08-06  TheGladiator: <TIMER> what you say about the 350 point rule is true for rating calculation. It's not true for performance ratings, though. When caclulating TPR for a specific player, this player's rating have no influence on the TPR.

I'd like to add that IMHO calculating performance rating based on games against unrated players makes little or no sense, so such games should be excluded to give a meaningful estimate on performance.

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