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1998 Chess Olympiad
Compiled by chessmoron
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Where: Elista, Russia
When: 26th September - 13th October 1998

MEN TEAM PERFORMANCE:

No.--Team--------Code--Pts---Buch----WIN--DRAW---
LOST

1.---Russia "A"--RUS---35---394.0---11-----1----1
2.-United States-USA---34---394.0----8-----4----1
3.----Ukraine----UKR---32---394.0----7-----4----
-2

MEN'S BEST PERFORMANCE:

No.-----------Name---------Code---ELOp
1.GM Azmaiparashvili, Zurab-GEO---2804
2.---GM Topalov, Veselin----BUL---2797
3.-GM Morozevich, Alexander-RUS---2776

WOMEN TEAM PERFORMANCE:

No.--Team--------Code--Pts---Buch----WIN--DRAW---
LOST
1.---China-------CHN---29----299.5----9----3-----
-1
2.---Russia "A"--RUS---27----295.0---10----2-----1
3.---Georgia-----GEO---27----289.5---11----0-----
-2

WOMEN'S BEST PERFORMANCE:

No.-----------Name---------Code---ELOp
1.-------WGM Wang Lei------CHN----2618
2.--WGM S.-Dianchenko, T---RUS----2611
3.--GM Chiburdanidze, Maia-GEO----2598

Svidler's bad sac cost game
Svidler vs Topalov, 1998 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 22 moves, 0-1

Tragedy in Elista
M Taleb vs A Kakageldyev, 1998 
(E81) King's Indian, Samisch, 127 moves, 0-1

Can you spell W-I-E-R-D
Miles vs Vaisser, 1998 
(A80) Dutch, 21 moves, 1/2-1/2

Oral vs G Borgo, 1998 
(B40) Sicilian, 56 moves, 1-0

White fails to refute
Movsesian vs Illescas Cordoba, 1998 
(C48) Four Knights, 44 moves, 0-1

Self-Trapped
Azmaiparashvili vs Kasimdzhanov, 1998 
(D10) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 27 moves, 1-0

Kasim's 20. Nb7??
Kasimdzhanov vs Smirin, 1998 
(E97) King's Indian, 25 moves, 0-1

Rare Case: Rook have upper hand against 2 minor pieces
J Ye vs Seirawan, 1998 
(C03) French, Tarrasch, 49 moves, 0-1

Unusual material imbalance
R Meessen vs O Adu, 1998 
(E86) King's Indian, Samisch, Orthodox, 7.Nge2 c6, 57 moves, 0-1

This is why Kasparov is the best
Gheorghiu vs Kasparov, 1988 
(E88) King's Indian, Samisch, Orthodox, 7.d5 c6, 36 moves, 0-1

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