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🏆 Calvia Olympiad (2004)

  PARTICIPANTS (sorted by highest achieved rating; click on name to see player's games)
Magnus Carlsen, Levon Aronian, Shakhriyar Mamedyarov, Viswanathan Anand, Alexander Grischuk, Teimour Radjabov, Alexander Morozevich, Sergey Karjakin, Vassily Ivanchuk, Boris Gelfand, Peter Svidler, Ruslan Ponomariov, Leinier Dominguez Perez, Pentala Harikrishna, Pavel Eljanov, Wang Hao, Vugar Gashimov, Michael Adams, Wang Yue, Alexey Shirov, Sergei Movsesian, David Navara, Baadur Jobava, Victor Bologan, Bu Xiangzhi, Zoltan Almasi, Alexander Moiseenko, Andrei Volokitin, Francisco Vallejo Pons, Krishnan Sasikiran, Laurent Fressinet, Lazaro Bruzon Batista, Rustam Kasimdzhanov, Loek van Wely, Vladimir Akopian, Luke McShane, Ivan Cheparinov, Nigel Short, Aleksey Dreev, Alexander G Beliavsky, Rauf Mamedov, Liviu Dieter Nisipeanu, Ferenc Berkes, Ivan Sokolov, Emil Sutovsky, Ilia Smirin, Alexander Khalifman, Gabriel Sargissian, Alexander Onischuk, Peter Heine Nielsen, Julio Ernesto Granda Zuniga, Sergei Tiviakov, Viktor Korchnoi, Gregory Kaidanov, Kiril Georgiev, Vadim Zvjaginsev, Joel Lautier, Timur Gareyev, Ye Jiangchuan, Jan Timman, Michael Roiz, Zurab Azmaiparashvili, Aleksej Aleksandrov, Michal Krasenkow, Zoltan Gyimesi, Robert Markus, Eduardo Iturrizaga Bonelli, Surya Shekhar Ganguly, Daniel Fridman, Aleksander Delchev, Boris Avrukh, Gadir Guseinov, Sergei Azarov, Giorgi Kacheishvili, Bartosz Socko, Rafael Vaganian, Zviad Izoria, Alexei Fedorov, Zhong Zhang, Constantin Lupulescu, Axel Bachmann, Alexander Graf, Tomi Nyback, Sandipan Chanda, Yuniesky Quesada Perez, Emilio Cordova, Xu Jun, Kamil Miton, Borki Predojevic, Alexandr Fier, Bartlomiej Macieja, Jan Gustafsson, Ioannis Papaioannou, Anton Filippov, Viorel Iordachescu, Mircea-Emilian Parligras, Eduardas Rozentalis, Zbynek Hracek, Robert Kempinski, Jonathan Speelman plus 687 more players.

 page 1 of 139; games 1-25 of 3,458  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. V Akopian vs Z Izoria  1-0332004Calvia OlympiadE12 Queen's Indian
2. E Dearing vs A Kovacevic  0-1452004Calvia OlympiadA34 English, Symmetrical
3. Z Rahman vs F Khairallah  1-0362004Calvia OlympiadD12 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
4. Jobava vs Aronian  ½-½252004Calvia OlympiadE11 Bogo-Indian Defense
5. T Gelashvili vs Lputian  0-1322004Calvia OlympiadD58 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tartakower (Makagonov-Bondarevsky) Syst
6. Navara vs Van Wely  0-1652004Calvia OlympiadB31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation
7. Smirin vs N Delgado Ramirez  ½-½372004Calvia OlympiadB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
8. Barsov vs Pelletier  ½-½252004Calvia OlympiadE32 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
9. R Zelcic vs Pavasovic  0-1472004Calvia OlympiadC45 Scotch Game
10. V Arapovic vs D Zagorskis  ½-½412004Calvia OlympiadB52 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
11. A Shukuraliev vs F Hernandez Basante  ½-½332004Calvia OlympiadB32 Sicilian
12. L Valdes vs V Ilinsky  1-0422004Calvia OlympiadA09 Reti Opening
13. N Zilberman vs B Gonzalez  ½-½352004Calvia OlympiadA80 Dutch
14. A Ramirez Alvarez vs E Moldobaev  1-0632004Calvia OlympiadE55 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Gligoric System, Bronstein Variation
15. A Mongiello vs M Y Yeo 0-1262004Calvia OlympiadB20 Sicilian
16. S Wilkinson vs Wei Ming Kevin Goh  0-1322004Calvia OlympiadC45 Scotch Game
17. P Chan vs F Jackson  1-0432004Calvia OlympiadD43 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
18. Shaobin vs Daryl Allen  1-0392004Calvia OlympiadD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
19. D Furneau vs A Almeida Saenz  0-1422004Calvia OlympiadB23 Sicilian, Closed
20. R E Espinosa Flores vs B Hoareau 1-0412004Calvia OlympiadC77 Ruy Lopez
21. R Constance vs J Gonzalez Garcia  0-1272004Calvia OlympiadB27 Sicilian
22. I Karkanaqe vs R Ngarambe  1-0282004Calvia OlympiadA46 Queen's Pawn Game
23. Hernandez Guerrero vs P Valentin  1-0362004Calvia OlympiadB23 Sicilian, Closed
24. E Niyontegereje vs L Rama  0-1432004Calvia OlympiadC46 Three Knights
25. L Shytaj vs F Mutabazi 1-0212004Calvia OlympiadB07 Pirc
 page 1 of 139; games 1-25 of 3,458  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
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Oct-31-04  milanez: i forgot he played in ECC Cup where he gained 5.3 pts. That makes it a loss of 17.7 pts for new Elo list.
Oct-31-04  milanez: Top gainers among players rated 2500+(current rating/ELO gain)

Jobava (GEO)- 2614 (+28)
Vaganian (ARM)- 2640 (+25)
Karjakin (UKR)- 2576 (+23)
Ivanchuk (UKR)- 2705 (+20)
Guseinov (AZE)- 2552 (+22)
Bluvshtein (CAN)- 2502 (+21)
Lazaro (CUB)- 2637 (+20)
Georgiev (MKD)- 2512 (+20)

and top..let's call them losers..

Stevic (CRO)- 2539 (-23)
Ostenstad (NOR)- 2506 (-22)
Almasi (HUN)- 2650 (-22)
Stanojoski (MKD)- 2506 (-20)
Hebden (ENG)- 2550 (-20)
Mcshane (ENG)- 2629 (-20)
Nisipeanu (ROM)- 2687 (-20)
Rozentalis (LTU)- 2595 (-19)
Dervishi (ALB)- 2502 (-18)
AGrest (SWE)- 2604 (-18)
Olafsson (ISL)- 2531 (-16)
Dautov (GER)- 2626 (-16)
Short (ENG)- 2687 (-15)

Nov-01-04  refutor: <ruylopez9000> oh but they do...let's look at the FIDE tournaments of the recent quarter

onischuk http://www.fide.com/ratings/tourarc... 9th Pacific Coast Open, World Open

shabalov
http://www.fide.com/ratings/tourarc... World Open, 2004 National Open, CCA-Internet Club, 2004 Chicago Open

goldin http://www.fide.com/ratings/tourarc... World Open, Chicago Open

kaidanov
http://www.fide.com/ratings/tourarc... Chicago Open

novikov
http://www.fide.com/ratings/tourarc... Montreal International, Chicago Open, World Open

gulko
http://www.fide.com/ratings/card.ph...
no events

so basically the preparation was a bunch of open American tournaments, with the exception of novikov who played in the montreal international. i am honestly shocked that they did so well, without a steady diet of strong opposition. those are just the FIDE rated tournaments, check out the http://www.uschess.org for other events

Nov-01-04  samikd: <milanez> Unless there are mistakes the top gainer, BY FAR, seems to be India's Surya Sekhar Ganguly 2559-2660 (+101 !!!!)
Samik
Nov-01-04  acirce: <samikd> The site gives Ganguly's gain as 12.3 points. 2660 is his performance rating. It is virtually impossible to gain 101 points in a 14-round event
Nov-01-04  arifattar: Anand pleased with India’s performance

Mallorca (Spain): V Anand has rated India’s performance as good in the 36th Chess Olympiad but at the same time agreed that “it could have been better’’. Leading the Indian team after 12 years, the world rapid champion also feels that the Indians are ready to move in the big league after their best-ever fifth-place finish. “We did not lose a single match by more than 1.5-2.5 that itself proves (that performace was good),’’ Anand said. “Perhaps we could have done better when we notice the disparity in number of winning positions we failed to convert and number of losing positions that we drew or won,’’ he added. According to Anand, had India recorded some more wins with bigger margins they could have finished inside the medal bracket. “Perhaps not winning by bigger margins made the difference. If we look at teams like Ukraine and Armenia they scored many 4-0 or 3.5-0.5 victories, we did that only twice,’’ he said. On his personal experience here, Anand said he was pleased. “I played 11 games in all and I scored plus five (five victories and six draws), I am also adding a few rating points which is good.’’ Anand, who rested against Cuba in round 10 which the Indians eventually lost and could never recover thereafter, explained: “I wanted to take one rest in last five rounds as I had already played quite a few games, the question was when? And we decided that the 10th round was the best as I could regroup myself and play in the final four matches.’’ On the other hand, Ukraine’s top board player Vassily Ivanchuk laid the foundation of his team’s triumph by winning the first six games. Also the Ukrainian played in the first 12 games for his team and only took one rest in the penultimate round when things had already gone Ukraine’s way. “Ivanchuk lives on Planet Ivanchuk,’’ Anand quickly pointed out. “It is hard to emulate him, just three days before Olympiad he lost around 15 points in an event and here he was just winning.’’ When asked whether he will be available for future, Olympiads, Anand said it Olympiad takes place only once in two years so it was too early to commit. Agencies

Nov-02-04
Premium Chessgames Member
  Gypsy: <chessgames.com> It looks like most of the games of the women's side of the Olympiad are still missing. Do you plan to import them?
Nov-03-04  machess: dismal showing again by the philippine team!
Nov-03-04  clocked: nice troll
Nov-03-04
Premium Chessgames Member
  chessgames.com: Gypsy and others: <It looks like most of the games of the women's side of the Olympiad are still missing. Do you plan to import them?> The problem is that a lot of the women's games got mixed into THIS page instead of the women's section. E.g., what's Kosteniuk vs Zsuzsa Polgar, 2004 doing here? We're working to fix this.

You are right, however, there are many women's games that are not imported, because the players in question are not in the database yet and these games take longer to import. Look for more games soon on the page 36th Olympiad, Women (2004). Thanks.

Nov-03-04  niemzo: greece finished eleventh! much higher than the elo system predicted
Nov-03-04
Premium Chessgames Member
  Gypsy: Thank you <chessgames.com>.
Nov-03-04  ruylopez900: <arifattar> It would be nice if Anand continually went to the Olympiads, and if Russia had Kasparov and Kramnik playing as well, maybe have a Russia A and a Russia B like they had for Spain (though I realize its because Spain were the hosts).
Nov-04-04
Premium Chessgames Member
  OlimpBase: Please try this link: http://www.olimpbase.org/2004/2004t... to learn what performed ELO achieved by all the teams. It is interesting to compare final rankings with performed ELO table. (also many other interesting stats like most drawn games, best Buchholz etc)
Nov-05-04  Darion: how do i get in a tornament
Nov-06-04  ruylopez900: <darion> You cannot play on this website. It is just a database for players to check out GM games, talk about them and discuss the game in general. sites where you can play chess include:

www.playchess.com (need chessbase software)
www.freechess.org
www.net-chess.com

Enjoy

Nov-10-04  Giancarlo: I'm not at all surprised by the win of the Ukraine team, they've always been at the top of the chess podium. They have lots of talent.
Nov-10-04  notyetagm: Anyone know who won the Brilliancy Prize for the best game at the Calvia Olympiad? If you could, please email me the answer at gmnotyet@yahoo.com. Thanks for all responses.
Nov-14-04
Premium Chessgames Member
  OlimpBase: AFAIK no best game prize has been awarded.
Dec-04-04  Knight13: Not much games have been kibitzed.
Dec-05-04  yoozum: maybe you should kibitz on all of them for good measure.
Dec-05-04  iron maiden: Don't give him any ideas.
Dec-05-04  yoozum: 3296 games...
that will grant him the coveted # 2 spot; still a few thousand away from acirce :-)
Dec-06-04  Knight13: I ain't kibitzing on all these games, man. That'll be boring since I've already did at Paul Michel's place.
Dec-22-04  trestor aleostro: <machess: dismal showing again by the philippine team!> Considering that the Philippine team was seeded 40 and finished 19th out of 128 teams (with 422.5 tiebreak points but sharing 12th-20th places with 32 game points), I don't think it's "dismal showing" at all. The Filipinos finished higher than China (seeded 16th) which placed 24th, England (seeded 6th) which ended up at 30th place, and Hungary (seeded 15th and outpointed 1.5-2.5 by the Philippines in the last round) which wound up at 31st.

Prior to the Olympics, the team announced that the goal was to finish in the top 10. By scoring 32 points, it's fair to say they missed that goal by a mere half point as 32.5 was good for 9th-11th. I'd say it was a fine performance and far from dismal. machess, consider it a gentle rebuke.

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