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🏆 44th Olympiad (2022)

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Magnus Carlsen, Fabiano Caruana, Levon Aronian, Wesley So, Shakhriyar Mamedyarov, Anish Giri, Leinier Dominguez Perez, Pentala Harikrishna, Michael Adams, Alexey Shirov, Jan-Krzysztof Duda, David Navara, Radoslaw Wojtaszek, Baadur Jobava, Sam Shankland, Vidit Santosh Gujrathi, Francisco Vallejo Pons, Andrei Volokitin, Anton Korobov, Krishnan Sasikiran, Laurent Fressinet, Luke McShane, David Howell, Maxim Rodshtein, Rauf Mamedov, Liviu-Dieter Nisipeanu, Ferenc Berkes, David Anton Guijarro, Gabriel Sargissian, Ilia Smirin, Jon Ludvig Hammer, Bassem Amin, Markus Ragger, Yuriy Kuzubov, Tamir Nabaty, Baskaran Adhiban, Ivan Saric, Parham Maghsoodloo, Jorden van Foreest, Nils Grandelius, Hrant Melkumyan, Mateusz Bartel, Gawain Jones, Evgeny Postny, Robert Markus, Eduardo Iturrizaga Bonelli, Surya Shekhar Ganguly, Georg Meier, Volodymyr Onyshchuk, Abhijeet Gupta, Gadir Guseinov, Kacper Piorun, Ivan Ivanisevic, Nijat Abasov, Mikheil Mchedlishvili, Sethuraman P Sethuraman, Viktor Erdos, Maxime Lagarde, Constantin Lupulescu, Axel Bachmann, Emilio Cordova, Rinat Jumabayev, Alexandr Fier, Murtas Kazhgaleyev, Erwin L'Ami, Zbynek Hracek, Mircea-Emilian Parligras, Matthias Bluebaum, Hristos Banikas, Aleksandar Indjic, Robert Hovhannisyan, Milos Perunovic, Dragan Solak, Samvel Ter-Sahakyan, Benjamin Bok, Zdenko Kozul, Tamas Banusz, Mustafa Yilmaz, Ahmed Adly, Aryan Tari, Nodirbek Abdusattorov, Vasif Durarbayli, Fernando Peralta, Dimitrios Mastrovasilis, Neuris Delgado Ramirez, M Amin Tabatabaei, Levan Pantsulaia, Eric Hansen, Marin Bosiocic, Emanuel Berg, Sunilduth Lyna Narayanan, Jules Moussard, Isan Reynaldo Ortiz Suarez, Bogdan-Daniel Deac, Diego Flores, Yannick Pelletier, Tamaz Gelashvili, Sarin Nihal, Matthieu Cornette, Tiger Hillarp Persson plus 817 more players. Chess Event Description
44th Olympiad (2022)

Name: 44th Olympiad Type: Teams compete in an 11-round Swiss tournament. Format: - Teams consist of four players and one reserve. - Each team has a captain, who can also be one of the players. Time Control: Time control is 90 minutes for the first 40 moves, followed by 30 minutes for the rest of the game with an 30-second increment beginning from move one. Site: Chennai, India Event Date: July 29th - August 9th 2022

<Standings after Round 9> 08.07.2022

TiB = TieBreak
Mp = match points

Rank Team Games Mp TiB1 TiB2 TiB3 1 Uzbekistan 9 16 302.5 28.5 101 2 India2 9 15 286.5 27.5 101 3 Armenia 9 15 242.5 23 105 4 India 9 14 278 24.5 104 5 Netherlands 9 14 266 25.5 100 6 Azerbaijan 9 14 252.5 24 98 7 Turkey 9 14 248 25.5 96 8 Iran 9 14 246.5 24 100 9 United States of America 9 14 235.5 21.5 107 10 Serbia 9 14 213 23 92 11 France 9 13 244 24 98 12 Czech Republic 9 13 240 26 87 13 Spain 9 13 238.5 24.5 95 14 England 9 13 237.5 23.5 98 15 Ukraine 9 13 227 24 90 16 Israel 9 13 226.5 24.5 93 17 Germany 9 13 224.5 22.5 99 18 Italy 9 13 223.5 24 94 19 Hungary 9 13 219.5 24 88 20 Moldova 9 13 219 23.5 95 21 Lithuania 9 13 194 22 89 22 Georgia 9 12 222 25.5 89 23 India3 9 12 220.5 22 94 24 Greece 9 12 217.5 23.5 94 25 Kazakhstan 9 12 216.5 22.5 92


 page 1 of 132; games 1-25 of 3,299  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. S Masango vs Erigaisi  0-138202244th OlympiadD02 Queen's Pawn Game
2. S L Narayanan vs E T Mushore  1-033202244th OlympiadA18 English, Mikenas-Carls
3. V S Gujrathi vs R Makoto  1-049202244th OlympiadE97 King's Indian
4. J Zhemba vs Sasikiran 0-139202244th OlympiadB62 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer
5. D Silva vs Aronian ½-½41202244th OlympiadB51 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
6. V Dias vs Dominguez Perez  0-130202244th OlympiadB92 Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation
7. J L Hammer vs A El Jawich  1-033202244th OlympiadE66 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Yugoslav Panno
8. So vs S Miguel 1-042202244th OlympiadE48 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 O-O 5.Bd3 d5
9. D Anton Guijarro vs T Kett  1-038202244th OlympiadA21 English
10. Urkedal vs A Kassis  1-023202244th OlympiadA57 Benko Gambit
11. Shirov vs G Toczek 1-027202244th OlympiadC41 Philidor Defense
12. Shankland vs Domingos Junior 1-053202244th OlympiadE17 Queen's Indian
13. J L B Blackburn vs F Vallejo Pons  0-145202244th OlympiadE91 King's Indian
14. A Bullen vs Santos Latasa  0-166202244th OlympiadD02 Queen's Pawn Game
15. F Khairallah vs J Christiansen ½-½25202244th OlympiadC00 French Defense
16. R Mamedov vs A Nassr  1-042202244th OlympiadB40 Sicilian
17. V Durarbayli vs Massinas Djabri  1-032202244th OlympiadB92 Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation
18. Malek Koniahli vs W Moranda  0-147202244th OlympiadD41 Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch
19. S Mansour vs J van Foreest  0-132202244th OlympiadE61 King's Indian
20. Aram Chekh Adm Khedr vs Wojtaszek  0-157202244th OlympiadB85 Sicilian, Scheveningen, Classical
21. M Aboudi vs B Bok  0-134202244th OlympiadD44 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
22. K Bengherabi vs N Abasov  0-161202244th OlympiadB91 Sicilian, Najdorf, Zagreb (Fianchetto) Variation
23. G Kaloust vs A Tari  0-130202244th OlympiadE04 Catalan, Open, 5.Nf3
24. K Piorun vs A Altorky  1-040202244th OlympiadB01 Scandinavian
25. L'Ami vs A Ahmad 1-083202244th OlympiadB11 Caro-Kann, Two Knights, 3...Bg4
 page 1 of 132; games 1-25 of 3,299  PGN Download
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  Sally Simpson: Well I'm glad we all agree that Bobby Fischer was not using computer assistance when he won the USA Ch. 11-0.

With cheating paranoia at an all time peak please rest assured Metro that ‘D.’ will have been searched, scanned, examined by doctors and dentists, hypnotized, x-rayed and for good measure dipped in the Ganges.

The lad is playing the better games of chess. It happens from time to time, a player goes on a wild run and because it defies rating expectation the number fanatics are baffled and come up with all kinds of excuses as to why the numbers failed. (the keyword is’ expectation’ – not 100% fact.)

I wonder how your ‘must be cheating table’ would have reacted to; Banja Luka (1979) the winner of that event never had a rating.

Or here: GLC Chess Challenge (1986) where the 2nd lowest rated IM won an all play all tournament containg 12 GM’s

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  Teyss: Hi Sally, 👍 Kasparov 🤔 ... Does ring a bell. Apparently he became a politician later on.

<It appears some killjoy arbiter stepped in and declared the game void because they were messing about, it is scored as 0-0> That's a funny one, never seen a 0-0 game before. Obviously these fellows wanted to draw asap and since it's not allowed before move 30, went for threefold without being subtle about it. Not very smart, there are plenty of openings where it's possible. The arbiter probably thought they agreed beforehand, somewhat like

On another topic, note the organisers' effort to avoid another shortpantsgate or similar: "Regulations - Dress code - With your help, we’re looking forward to making this Olympiad not only the biggest in numbers but also the most elegant. We are happy to announce that the most stylish teams wearing the best uniforms will get special awards."

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  moronovich: <That's a funny one, never seen a 0-0 game before.>

Well, there once was an Anand- Svidler game, which ended 0-0.As Svidler was a gentleman and allowed Anand to give mate as he castled short.0-0.

I think wife and yours truly also have had a few clashes with the same result ;)

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  perfidious: Believe there was actually a game in one of Fischer's US title wins which was scored a double forfeit.

As to a game ending with castling and resignation, I booked a win that way as Black in a King's Gambit in the 1980s.

Aug-07-22  fabelhaft: Drawmaraju Gukesh
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  Sally Simpson: There have been a few 0-0...sorry nil-nil results.

This position;

click for larger view

It is the famous 13 move stalemate. The players were Elisabeth Paehtz,and Raj Tischbierek, Berlin 2009.

I do not know if this double defaulted (the game is not here.) but I know of similar joke games that have been nil-nil.

The Paehtz - Tischbierek game is here (we should have it)

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  Teyss: <moronovich> LOL on both points.

For memo the game is Anand vs Svidler, 1999. Reminiscent of a classic: Morphy vs A Morphy, 1850

As for clashes you'll have to explain how you manage because ours generally end 1-0 at my expense.

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  perfidious: <Geoff>, I had to check to see whether there was even a game which also began 1.d4 d6 2.Qd2 here: to my surprise, there was already a game identical to Paehtz-Tischbierek in this DB: Bennett Schnabel vs R Schnabel, 2019.
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  moronovich: <As for clashes you'll have to explain how you manage because mine generally end 1-0 at my expense.>

Well that is a heck of a question, so here is a few tips from an oldtimer.

1: Play a little stupid, eventually paired with hearingproblems.

2. Invite her to a dance and tell her how wonderfull she is.

3. Simulate there is a burglar in the garden.

4. Take a little walk round the house.

5. Tell here there is always a slight chance she may be right about something.

6. Call it a draw.

7.Listen carefully to what she says, despite the whole fort is shaking.

8. Victory is when peace settles.

Cheers ! Et bonne chance....

p.s. Some of them work better than others ;)

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  Gypsy: Ouch: Americans are playing as if they were members of the current administration.

More seriously: Great on paper, but all out of form? (Ok, So is holding his standard, more or less. But the rest!?)

Aug-07-22  nok: Gukesh knows he was found out on CG and didn't dare to cheat against Fathead.


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  Sally Simpson: Hi Perfidious,

A good find. They really should be double defaulted as there was obviously pre-game chit-chat going on but often they are last round games with no hope of a prize and the players want to catch a train home and nobody really cared.

In the old days long before electronic boards these joke games were written down on two score sheets in the canteen before the game and placed in the PGN box before the last round had began!

Of course others have tried to compose a brilliancy between them to pick up and split the brilliancy prize. This must have has worked sometime n the past on a few occasions. I know of a few 'iffy' ones.

And I know of one lad who won a genuine brilliancy prize in one tournament and entered it for the brillo prize in a later tournament as well. All he did was change his opponents name and the date. (his nerve failed him and he later withdrew it. I was wanting him to leave it in to see what happens. )

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  Sally Simpson: Hi Nok,

I thought Nepo was 'Fat Head.'

It all gets rather confusing. Calsen is Justin, Nepo I thought was 'Fat Head' and the h-pawn is 'Harry.'

Is it just the white h-pawn that is called 'Harry' or can the Black h-pawn be 'Harry as well. If not why not?

Aug-07-22  PhilFeeley: Can anyone explain to me the various TB codes? I know TB1 is match points and TB3 is game points, so what are TB2 and TB4?
Aug-07-22  stone free or die: <PhilF> I think this link might provide some technical details about the tb's (maybe too technical):

It in turn refers this ChessBase article, which might be a better starting point:

(I realize not a direct answer to your question though...)

Aug-07-22  Olavi: <PhilFeeley> From the FIDE handbook, TB1-TB3 = TB2-TB4:

TB1 – sum of ISi of the opponents the team was paired with (even if the match was not played); excluding the opponent that scored the lowest number of adjusted match points, or the round. If the team is not paired for a round, or has a forfeit loss, or has a pairing-allocated bye, then this round shall be used as the cut. If there is a tie for the lowest number of adjusted match points, then the lowest ISi among the tied teams shall be used as the cut. Each ISi is determined as GPi x AMPi,
GPi is the number of game points scored in a match against opponent “i”, AMPi is the adjusted number of match points of opponent “i” after the application of Article IV.

TB2 – number of game points scored

TB3 – sum of the adjusted match points of the opponents the team was paired with (even if the match was not played); excluding the opponent that scored the lowest number of adjusted match points.

Aug-07-22  PhilFeeley: <stone free or die> Thanks anyway. That will help.
Aug-07-22  PhilFeeley: <Olavi> Wow. No wonder I can't figure them out. Thanks.
Aug-07-22  Olavi: <PhilFeeley> Sorry, I left Article IV out:

Score Adjustments in Tie-Break Calculations

GP = Game points scored (no adjustment)

AMP (adjusted match points) is the adjusted number of match points scored by the team, FMP (final match points) is the final number of match points scored by the team (i.e. the score in the standings), UR (unpaired rounds) is the number of rounds in which the team is not paired after the last round in which it was included in the pairings. Receiving a pairing-allocated bye counts as “included in the pairings.”

Aug-07-22  Atterdag: <metatron2>

<metatron2: <Atterdag>, I'm <not> accusing Gukesh in anything, and I'm certainly not on a "wild goose chase".

I am suspicious though, as I'm always when things seems too strange.>

I have to confess that I see this (and your two longs posts) as a self contradiction, but you know better, I'm sure.

Aug-07-22  Olavi: But basically TB2 is simply that if you tie Belgium 2-2, you receive 2 x Belgium's match points over the Olympiad. And then the sum of all 11 opponents.
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  Teyss: A shame Gukesh's transmitter was out of order for his game against Mamedyarov. One side was proposing an exchange, duly accepted by the other... and then reversed.

Probably Gukesh didn't want to push his luck (one needs some to achieve that performance, even with talent) and Mamedyarov with Black, having a decent tournament (+3 =2, off 3 games) didn't want to test how lucky the kid is. They passed the 30 move mark, fiddled for a few extra moves to be polite and then focused on their next pairings against Uzbekistan and Armenia, no less.

Can't blame them, only three rounds left and the results of the first ten teams are very close.

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  Sally Simpson: 'TB1' has been and always will be 'Thunderbirds One.' Scott, the pilot calls it 'TB1' in the episode "Pit of Peril" first aired in 1965.

Have you seen this vid from the event and head scanning before the games.

What are they scanning for inside a head.

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  MissScarlett: I realised the final round on Tuesday would be starting early to incorporate the closing ceremony, but not 5 hours early! Watching chess at 5.30 am is inhuman.
Aug-07-22  Atterdag: Thanks for the link, Geoff.

I thought this was a prank and that someone would step in and tell the players they were in a hidden camera show. That can't be the new reality in tournaments, can it?

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