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2004 Chess Olympiad
Compiled by chessmoron
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Where: Calvią, Spain
When: 14th - 30th October 2004

MEN TEAM PERFORMANCE:
No.--Team--------Code--Pts---Buch----WIN--DRAW--- LOST
1.---Ukraine-----UKR---39½---459.0---10-----4---- -0
2.--Russia-------RUS---36½---460.0---11-----0---- -3
3.---Armenia-----ARM---36½---459.0----8-----4---- -2

MEN'S BEST PERFORMANCE:
No.-----------Name---------Code---ELOp
1.-----GM Jobava, Baadur----GEO---2842
2.---GM Anand, Viswanathan--IND---2824
3.----GM Ivanchuk, Vasyl----UKR---2819

WOMEN TEAM PERFORMANCE:
No.--Team--------Code--Pts---Buch----WIN--DRAW--- LOST
1.---China-------CHN---31----345.0---11---1------ -2 2.-United States-USA---28----350.5---10---3------1 3.---Russia------RUS---27½---346.0---9----3------ -2

WOMEN'S BEST PERFORMANCE:
No.-----------Name---------Code---ELOp
1.----GM Polgar, Zsuzsa----USA----2622
2.-------GM Xie, Jun-------CHN----2597
3.------WGM Zhao, Xue------CHN----2596

Sacrifice gone wild
T Sakelsek vs P Corbin, 2004 
(C40) King's Knight Opening, 24 moves, 0-1

Trap and fail
W Kobese vs Sutovsky, 2004 
(B87) Sicilian, Fischer-Sozin with ...a6 and ...b5, 19 moves, 0-1

Aronian stunning 32 ... Qxg3+!!
S A Iuldachev vs Aronian, 2004 
(B25) Sicilian, Closed, 32 moves, 0-1

Leitmotif
Gelfand vs Kiril D Georgiev, 2004 
(E00) Queen's Pawn Game, 25 moves, 1-0

Ivanchuck's complexity
Morozevich vs Ivanchuk, 2004 
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 30 moves, 0-1

White's {Q} vs Black's double {B} and passed {P} and won
P Ricardi vs N V Pedersen, 2004 
(A13) English, 52 moves, 1-0

Shirov's best game in Olympiad
Shirov vs Fressinet, 2004 
(D45) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 28 moves, 1-0

Graf ready to pounce
A Graf vs R Felgaer, 2004 
(A57) Benko Gambit, 30 moves, 1-0

31. Nd7+ into a beauty
A Rodriguez Vila vs Z Kozul, 2004 
(B56) Sicilian, 32 moves, 1-0

Experience over Youth
Vaganian vs Ponomariov, 2004 
(A35) English, Symmetrical, 51 moves, 1-0

Aronian's sacrifice plan
Shabalov vs Aronian, 2004 
(C89) Ruy Lopez, Marshall, 47 moves, 0-1

Stunning game with Rook sac
B Socko vs Karjakin, 2004 
(B91) Sicilian, Najdorf, Zagreb (Fianchetto) Variation, 31 moves, 0-1

Blunder haunts Korchnoi
Morozevich vs Korchnoi, 2004 
(C77) Ruy Lopez, 13 moves, 1-0

Deep Technical Ending
L Dominguez vs Van Wely, 2004
(B33) Sicilian, 90 moves, 1-0

Tasteful ending by Vallejo-Pons
F Vallejo Pons vs Mamedyarov, 2004 
(B04) Alekhine's Defense, Modern, 45 moves, 1-0

Georgiev capitalize Radjabov's 31st move.
Kiril D Georgiev vs Radjabov, 2004 
(E60) King's Indian Defense, 58 moves, 1-0

Useless Rook sac turned Chucky into a winner
Ivanchuk vs Navara, 2004 
(B89) Sicilian, 29 moves, 1-0

Chucky's refusal to draw
J Moreno Carnero vs Ivanchuk, 2004 
(C01) French, Exchange, 50 moves, 0-1

Anand's risky move turn to a win
Macieja vs Anand, 2004 
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 39 moves, 0-1

Positional Queen sac
Sasikiran vs Krasenkow, 2004 
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 31 moves, 1-0

Queenside attack in full force
Karjakin vs J Radulski, 2004 
(C99) Ruy Lopez, Closed, Chigorin, 12...cd, 41 moves, 1-0

Svidler's courageous effort to sac rook to gain win
Svidler vs Sutovsky, 2004 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 31 moves, 1-0

Strong attack and black fell apart
I A Nataf vs B Ostenstad, 2004 
(C15) French, Winawer, 29 moves, 1-0

Far-sighted, positional exchange sacrifice.
G Hernandez Guerrero vs Kotronias, 2004 
(B31) Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation, 52 moves, 0-1

Suspenseful?
Y Quesada Perez vs M Gagunashvili, 2004
(B07) Pirc, 39 moves, 1-0

Missed chances from both sides but Beliavesky pulls it off
J Rowson vs Beliavsky, 2004 
(E32) Nimzo-Indian, Classical, 51 moves, 0-1

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