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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, Ju Wenjun, Tatiana Kosintseva, Zhao Xue, Nadezhda Kosintseva, Nana Dzagnidze, Alexandra Kosteniuk, Maia Chiburdanidze, Kateryna Alexandrovna Lahno, Antoaneta Stefanova, Pia Cramling, Viktorija Cmilyte, Dronavalli Harika, Anna Vitalyevna Zatonskih, Marie Sebag, Tan Zhongyi, Elina Danielian, Hoang Thanh Trang, Natalia Pogonina, Monika (Bobrowska) Socko, Lilit Mkrtchian, Irina Krush, Anna Ushenina, Almira Fyodorovna Skripchenko, Lela Javakhishvili, Natalia Zhukova, Elisabeth Paehtz, Dinara Saduakassova, Yelena Dembo, Shen Yang, Inna Gaponenko, Eva Moser, Deimante Cornette, Ekaterina Korbut, Batkhuyag Munguntuul, Iweta Radziewicz Rajlich, Corina-Isabela Peptan, Zhaoqin Peng, Alisa Maric, Ketino Georgiyevna Kachiani-Gersinska, Natascha Bojkovic, Sopiko Khukhashvili, Dagne Ciuksyte, Jolanta Zawadzka, Sarah Hoolt, Maia Lomineishvili, Claudia Noemi Amura, Alina L'Ami, Eva Repkova, Tania Sachdev, Natalia Zdebskaja, Jovanka Houska, Masha Vladimirovna Klinova, Irine Kharisma Sukandar, Regina Pokorna, Sabrina Vega Gutierrez, Irina Bulmaga, Ildiko Madl, Le Thao Nguyen Pham, Elena Sedina, Rusudan Goletiani, Jana Jackova, Mary Ann Gomes, Sophie Milliet, Joanna Majdan-Gajewska, Olga Zimina, Carolina Lujan, Szidonia Lazarne Vajda, Nisha Mohota, Lisandra Teresa Ordaz Valdes, Martha Lorena Fierro Baquero, Hoang Thi Bao Tram, Silvia (Aleksieva) Collas, Marta (Zielinska) Michna, Angela Borsuk, Irina Chelushkina, Zuzana Stockova, Lilit Galojan, Melanie Lubbe, Monica Calzetta Ruiz, Ghate Swathi, Zeinab Mamedjarova, Katerina Nemcova, Marina Brunello, Nelly Aginian, Betul Cemre Yildiz, Guliskhan Nakhbayeva, Anna Sharevich, Tatev Abrahamyan, Oleiny Linares Napoles, Mariya Sergeyeva, Jovana Rapport, Hanna-Marie Klek, Elvira Bayakhmetovna Berend, Elena Luminita Radu Cosma, Atousa Pourkashiyan, Andjelija Stojanovic, Anna-Maria Botsari, Filiz Osmanodja plus 437 more players.

 page 1 of 34; games 1-25 of 840  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. I Emhemed vs A P Fernandez Sanchez  0-1472008Women's OlympiadD10 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
2. S Cormican vs E Uusitupa  0-1382008Women's OlympiadA07 King's Indian Attack
3. G Ui Laighleis vs S Rautanen 0-1582008Women's OlympiadA41 Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6)
4. G Sukhu vs M Kaydanovich  0-1442008Women's OlympiadD02 Queen's Pawn Game
5. R Ram vs N Zykina 0-1272008Women's OlympiadB00 Uncommon King's Pawn Opening
6. Mak Kit Shu vs D Citra  0-1212008Women's OlympiadB50 Sicilian
7. N Rio da Silva vs I K Sukandar  0-1262008Women's OlympiadB20 Sicilian
8. Wang Hsin Jung vs D Munoz  0-1352008Women's OlympiadD60 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense
9. I-Chen Chen vs M De La Cruz  0-1412008Women's OlympiadB42 Sicilian, Kan
10. Rie Iwaki vs S Fridthjofsdottir  0-1472008Women's OlympiadC11 French
11. E Nakagawa vs L Ptacnikova 0-1492008Women's OlympiadD20 Queen's Gambit Accepted
12. N Arosemena vs T Debowska  0-1352008Women's OlympiadB20 Sicilian
13. B Hallaeva vs A Safar 0-1502008Women's OlympiadB01 Scandinavian
14. J Rattan-Chung vs V Ramos Gazola  0-1382008Women's OlympiadB31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation
15. L A Guiseppi vs V Feliciano Ebert  0-1322008Women's OlympiadB23 Sicilian, Closed
16. M Rojas vs N Khan  0-1322008Women's OlympiadB31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation
17. M Sciortino vs A Shyngys Kyzy  0-1422008Women's OlympiadD00 Queen's Pawn Game
18. B Mudongo vs R Pasku  0-1462008Women's OlympiadB07 Pirc
19. G Sebetso vs A Driza  0-1402008Women's OlympiadC47 Four Knights
20. F Reis vs H Lang 0-1492008Women's OlympiadC55 Two Knights Defense
21. Amira Abdulgader vs C Da Bosco  0-1442008Women's OlympiadD10 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
22. E B Oviedo Castillo vs P De Leon  0-1352008Women's OlympiadD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
23. B Cruz vs N Silva  0-1542008Women's OlympiadB40 Sicilian
24. Cheri Ann Parris vs J Wilson  0-1772008Women's OlympiadC11 French
25. C Howard vs S G Cooke 0-1382008Women's OlympiadC01 French, Exchange
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  SwitchingQuylthulg: As far as I can tell, what's happening is this:

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.
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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.
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  SwitchingQuylthulg: (By the way, if my calculations <are> wrong, then Georgia will win anyway.)
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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 ;-)
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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  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  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!
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  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...


30 years ago:

Nov-28-08  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  tud: Chiburdanidze?
Dec-09-08  Everyone: n00b cheese tud
Dec-10-08  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  waustad: Wow, two of my faves went +7 here, Pia Cramling and Eva Moser.
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