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Women's Olympiad (2008)

  PARTICIPANTS (sorted by highest achieved rating; click on name to see player's games)
Yifan Hou, Anna Muzychuk, Tatiana Kosintseva, Zhao Xue, Nadezhda Kosintseva, Nana Dzagnidze, Maia Chiburdanidze, Kateryna Lahno, Antoaneta Stefanova, Ju Wenjun, Pia Cramling, Alexandra Kosteniuk, Anna Zatonskih, Marie Sebag, Victoria Cmilyte, Dronavalli Harika, Elina Danielian, Hoang Thanh Trang, Tan Zhongyi, Natalia Pogonina, Monika Socko, Lilit Mkrtchian, Anna Ushenina, Irina Krush, Almira Skripchenko, Lela Javakhishvili, Natalia Zhukova, Elisabeth Paehtz, Yelena Dembo, Inna Gaponenko, Eva Moser, Yang Shen, Ekaterina Korbut, Batkhuyag Munguntuul, Iweta Radziewicz Rajlich, Corina-Isabela Peptan, Zhaoqin Peng, Alisa Maric, Ketino Kachiani-Gersinska, Natascha Bojkovic, Sopiko Khukhashvili, Dagne Ciuksyte, Maia Lomineishvili, Claudia Noemi Amura, Eva Repkova, Tania Sachdev, Natalia Zdebskaja, Jovanka Houska, Masha Klinova, Zuzana Hagarova, Regina Pokorna, Ildiko Madl, Le Thao Nguyen Pham, Rusudan Goletiani, Elena Sedina, Mary Ann Gomes, Jana Jackova, Sophie Milliet, Joanna Majdan-Gajewska, Carolina Lujan, Szidonia Vajda, Nisha Mohota, Jolanta Zawadzka, Martha Lorena Fierro Baquero, Sabrina Vega Gutierrez, Silvia Collas, Deimante Daulyte, Marta Michna, Olga Zimina, Irina Bulmaga, Angela Borsuk, Irine Kharisma Sukandar, Irina Chelushkina, Lilit Galojan, Melanie Ohme, Monica Calzetta Ruiz, Ghate Swathi, Zeinab Mamedjarova, Katerina Nemcova, Nelly Aginian, Betul Cemre Yildiz, Guliskhan Nakhbayeva, Oleiny Linares Napoles, Tatev Abrahamyan, Anna Sharevich, Lisandra Teresa Ordaz Valdes, Mariya Sergeyeva, Jovana Vojinovic, Elena Luminita Radu Cosma, Dinara Saduakassova, Atousa Pourkashiyan, Andjelija Stojanovic, Anna-Maria Botsari, Emilia Djingarova, Yuanling Yuan, Katerina Rohonyan, Naira Agababean, Laura Rogule, Eva Kulovana, Jana Krivec, Elitsa Raeva, Nafisa Muminova, Anna Rudolf, Carmen Voicu-Jagodzinsky, Sulennis Pina Vega, Alina Motoc, Svetlana Petrenko, Hoang Thi Bao Tram, Petra Schuurman, Elvira Berend, Yaniet Marrero Lopez, Margarita Voiska, Maritza Arribas Robaina, Natalija Popova, Sarah Hoolt, Thanh Tu Le, Iosefina Paulet, Marta Przezdziecka, Sarai Sanchez Castillo, Judith Fuchs, Marlies Bensdorp, Ana Benderac, Lisa Schut, Maria Velcheva, Veronika Schneider, Turkan Mamedjarova, Mirjana Medic, Marina Brunello, Valeriya I Gansvind, Ilze Berzina, Elena Boric, Borka Franciskovic, Mairelys Delgado Crespo, Ana Srebrnic, Marsel Efroimski, Lenka Ptacnikova, Olga Gerasimova, Valentina Golubenko, Marina Makropoulou, Kubra Ozturk, Nadezhda Azarova, Vesna Rozic, Arianne Caoili, Olga Vasiliev, Kieu Thien Kim Le, Ljilja Drljevic, Altanulzii Enkhtuul, Ekaterini Fakhiridou, Bella Igla, Natalia Pares Vives plus 387 more players

 page 1 of 95; games 1-25 of 2,357  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. Kosteniuk vs Z Mamedjarova 1-023 2008 Women's OlympiadC80 Ruy Lopez, Open
2. T Mamedjarova vs T Kosintseva 0-129 2008 Women's OlympiadE32 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
3. N Kosintseva vs K Isgandarova  1-032 2008 Women's OlympiadC11 French
4. N Kazimova vs Korbut  0-150 2008 Women's OlympiadA30 English, Symmetrical
5. C Lujan vs Lahno  ½-½40 2008 Women's OlympiadC53 Giuoco Piano
6. N Zhukova vs C Amura  ½-½43 2008 Women's OlympiadD53 Queen's Gambit Declined
7. M Zuriel vs A Ushenina  ½-½40 2008 Women's OlympiadB12 Caro-Kann Defense
8. I Gaponenko vs M de los Angeles Plazaola  ½-½41 2008 Women's OlympiadB30 Sicilian
9. Yifan Hou vs V Golubenko  1-029 2008 Women's OlympiadC18 French, Winawer
10. M Medic vs Zhao Xue 0-127 2008 Women's OlympiadE39 Nimzo-Indian, Classical, Pirc Variation
11. Yang Shen vs B Franciskovic  1-066 2008 Women's OlympiadE38 Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 4...c5
12. M Jelica vs Ju Wenjun  ½-½66 2008 Women's OlympiadB62 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer
13. J Houska vs N Dzagnidze  ½-½47 2008 Women's OlympiadE15 Queen's Indian
14. L Javakhishvili vs D Ciuksyte  0-137 2008 Women's OlympiadE06 Catalan, Closed, 5.Nf3
15. I Lauterbach vs M Lomineishvili  0-159 2008 Women's OlympiadA13 English
16. S Khukhashvili vs M Grigoryan  1-034 2008 Women's OlympiadB14 Caro-Kann, Panov-Botvinnik Attack
17. M Sebag vs S Petrenko  1-064 2008 Women's OlympiadB56 Sicilian
18. K Smokina vs S Collas  ½-½31 2008 Women's OlympiadE38 Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 4...c5
19. S Milliet vs E Partac  1-028 2008 Women's OlympiadB25 Sicilian, Closed
20. I Bulmaga vs M Leconte  ½-½50 2008 Women's OlympiadC04 French, Tarrasch, Guimard Main line
21. E Sedina vs E Danielian  ½-½41 2008 Women's OlympiadE54 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Gligoric System
22. L Mkrtchian vs O Zimina  1-037 2008 Women's OlympiadA29 English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto
23. E Ambrosi vs N Aginian  0-141 2008 Women's OlympiadC11 French
24. L Galojan vs M Brunello  1-044 2008 Women's OlympiadD68 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, Classical
25. A Zatonskih vs J Vojinovic 1-066 2008 Women's OlympiadE62 King's Indian, Fianchetto
 page 1 of 95; games 1-25 of 2,357  PGN Download
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Nov-25-08
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  SwitchingQuylthulg: As far as I can tell, what's happening is this: http://schachlive.dresden2008.de/li...

If Peng wins, Ukraine takes the gold. If Kosintseva holds a draw, Georgia takes the gold!

Nov-25-08  percyblakeney: Very tough on Poland to play so well with their comparatively low rated team and miss the medal with a small margin. They made the mistake to win their first matches and finished with eight top ten ranked opponents in a row. If Zawadzka just had taken that repetition draw iinstead of trying to win the game and the gold...
Nov-25-08  Alphastar: <SwitchingQuylthulg> I assume this is because of sonneborn-berger and similar kind of points?
Nov-25-08  percyblakeney: It's clearer with the individual gold, Chiburdanidze scored +6 -0 =3 and performed way over 2700.
Nov-25-08
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  SwitchingQuylthulg: <Alphastar> Yes. According to my calculations (which could be wrong), if Netherlands get a draw out of this, then Ukraine gets a Sonneborn-Berger of 410 versus 409.5 for Georgia (0.5 point difference!) but if Russia wins 2.5-1.5, then Georgia wins the tie-break fight 411.5 to 406.5.
Nov-25-08
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  SwitchingQuylthulg: (By the way, if my calculations <are> wrong, then Georgia will win anyway.)
Nov-25-08
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  SwitchingQuylthulg: Well, it doesn't matter if my calculations were right or wrong: the game was drawn, Georgia takes the gold, and I pocket 5500 chessbucks for predicting that ;-)
Nov-25-08
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  SwitchingQuylthulg: My calculations were right and have been confirmed:

<1 4 GEO Georgia GEO 11 8 2 1 18 411,5

2 2 UKR Ukraine UKR 11 7 4 0 18 406,5>

Ukrainian women were the only team (open or female) to survive without a single loss, but that wasn't enough.

Nov-25-08
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  virginmind: congratulations georgia. heh, the romanians drew their match with the golden medalists...
Nov-25-08  karoaper: Congratulations to Georgia, Ukraine, and US. So US wins both bronzes. Great result. Also, Maia Chiburdanidze needs to be awarded a Georgian medal of heroism
Nov-25-08
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  virginmind: congratulations to motoc alina who took 3rd place at board 5 (with 8 points out of 11) and to paulet iozefina who is placed fourth at board 4 (with 6.5 out of 9)!

romania final ranked 11th (initially seeded 16th) - not bad result all things considered.

Nov-25-08  percyblakeney: Poland would have given over 900 times the money if they had kept the lead they had before the final round. Impressive result by especially Joanna Majdan. She faced opponents ranked well above her in the last six games, and scored 5.5/6. She played in all the 11 rounds, won 9 games, and gained close to 70 points.
Nov-25-08  Astardis: I'm quite happy for Maia. Finishing this Olympiad with a rating performance of 2715 is quite a statement. Congratulations!
Nov-25-08  Bratek: <Percyblakeney>Indeed .Very impressive.Joanna Majdan won a gold medal on fourth board with Rp 2621.Its second best Rating perfornance after Cziburdanidze.She is a player to be watched.
Nov-26-08  eremite: At 1974 Olympiad Georgian women (Gaprindashvili and Alexandria) have won the tie-break match vs Romanian team. Obviously rapid tie-break should be played for a case of Dresden too.
Nov-28-08  hellopolgar: i am not trying to be rude...but i thought Maia Chiburdanidze was a male player when i looked at a recent picture of her. how stupid of me to not know what the ex-world champion looks like! or maybe her appearance is different from when she was the world champion?

you be the judge...

today:

http://www.greekchess.com/euro2007/...

30 years ago:

http://batgirl.atspace.com/MaiaChib...

Nov-28-08
Premium Chessgames Member
  tud: Georgian women have shown the world that they could have made a difference in the women World Cup.
Nov-28-08  Ladolcevita: Its really a pity that Chiburdanidze didnt participate in World Championship this year....
Nov-29-08  percyblakeney: <Its really a pity that Chiburdanidze didnt participate in World Championship this year....>

Yep, at the same time she could prepare very well for the Olympiad, after almost not playing at all in 2008. Kosteniuk and Hou Yifan have had very tough schedules also after the World Championship, and underperformed here.

Nov-29-08  Ladolcevita: <percyblakeney>
right,form is an important consideration
Dec-01-08  Everyone: btw who became Miss Olympia ?
Dec-04-08
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  tud: Chiburdanidze?
Dec-09-08  Everyone: n00b cheese tud
Dec-10-08
Premium Chessgames Member
  tud: OK, I will go with Kosteniuk or the georgian Lela or Arakhamia Grant. But I still admire Maia for helping the Georgian team pay back for the Women World Championship absence. Just admire, not more..

Apr-21-12
Premium Chessgames Member
  waustad: Wow, two of my faves went +7 here, Pia Cramling and Eva Moser.
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