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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, Antoaneta Stefanova, Kateryna Alexandrovna Lahno, 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, Zhaoqin Peng, Corina-Isabela Peptan, 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, Tatev Abrahamyan, Anna Sharevich, 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 41; games 1-25 of 1,013  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Kosteniuk vs Z Mamedjarova 1-0232008Women's OlympiadC80 Ruy Lopez, Open
2. N Kosintseva vs K Isgandarova  1-0322008Women's OlympiadC11 French
3. Yifan Hou vs V Golubenko  1-0292008Women's OlympiadC18 French, Winawer
4. Shen Yang vs B Franciskovic  1-0662008Women's OlympiadE38 Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 4...c5
5. S Khukhashvili vs M Grigoryan  1-0342008Women's OlympiadB14 Caro-Kann, Panov-Botvinnik Attack
6. M Sebag vs S Petrenko  1-0642008Women's OlympiadB56 Sicilian
7. S Milliet vs E Partac  1-0282008Women's OlympiadB25 Sicilian, Closed
8. L Mkrtchian vs O Zimina  1-0372008Women's OlympiadA29 English, Four Knights, Kingside Fianchetto
9. L Galojan vs M Brunello  1-0442008Women's OlympiadD68 Queen's Gambit Declined, Orthodox Defense, Classical
10. A Zatonskih vs J Rapport 1-0662008Women's OlympiadE62 King's Indian, Fianchetto
11. I Madl vs M Sergeyeva  1-0322008Women's OlympiadB91 Sicilian, Najdorf, Zagreb (Fianchetto) Variation
12. M Socko vs A Kopinits  1-0332008Women's OlympiadB30 Sicilian
13. J Novkovic vs I Rajlich  1-0742008Women's OlympiadB03 Alekhine's Defense
14. J Zawadzka vs H Mira  1-0962008Women's OlympiadC78 Ruy Lopez
15. M Fierro vs A Maric  1-0462008Women's OlympiadC10 French
16. N Bojkovic vs R Vasquez Ramirez  1-0212008Women's OlympiadB50 Sicilian
17. I Chelushkina vs C Heredia Serrano  1-0422008Women's OlympiadA00 Uncommon Opening
18. A Stefanova vs E Hagesaether 1-0202008Women's OlympiadB06 Robatsch
19. S Bjerke vs E Djingarova  1-0452008Women's OlympiadB47 Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation
20. M Voiska vs K Tjolsen  1-0322008Women's OlympiadA36 English
21. J Krivec vs Anna Wagener 1-0332008Women's OlympiadB47 Sicilian, Taimanov (Bastrikov) Variation
22. V Rozic vs G Bakalarz 1-0432008Women's OlympiadD03 Torre Attack (Tartakower Variation)
23. N Muminova vs E Cosma  1-0662008Women's OlympiadC02 French, Advance
24. C Voicu-Jagodzinsky vs O Sabirova  1-0392008Women's OlympiadC50 Giuoco Piano
25. A L'Ami vs H Tohirjonova  1-0332008Women's OlympiadA65 Benoni, 6.e4
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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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