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2000 Chess Olympiad
Compiled by chessmoron
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Where: Istanbul, Turkey
28th October - 12th November 2000

MEN TEAM PERFORMANCE:

No.--Team--------Code--Pts---Buch----WIN--DRAW--- LOST
1.---Russia------RUS---38----457.5----8-----4---- -2 2.---Germany-----GER---37----455.5---10-----2---- -2
3.---Ukraine-----UKR---35---457.5----8-----5---- -1

MEN'S BEST PERFORMANCE:

No.-----------Name---------Code---ELOp
1.-GM Morozevich, Alexander-RUS---2804
2.---GM Topalov, Veselin----BUL---2797
3.----GM Dautov, Rustem-----GER---2788

WOMEN TEAM PERFORMANCE:

No.--Team--------Code--Pts---Buch----WIN--DRAW--- LOST
1.---China-------CHN---32----347.0----10---4----- -0
2.---Georgia-----GEO---31----350.5----11---2----- -1
3.---Russia------RUS---28---353.5----8----4----- -2

WOMEN'S BEST PERFORMANCE:

No.-----------Name---------Code---ELOp
1.-------WGM Zhu Chen------CHN----2641
2.---IM Galliamova, Alisa--RUS----2617
3.---WGM Khurtsidze, Nino--GEO----2612

Men that J Polgar beat easily
Judit Polgar vs Smirin, 2000 
(B09) Pirc, Austrian Attack, 22 moves, 1-0

If 28...Bxe6, then 29.Ng5+!
Movsesian vs C Bauer, 2000 
(C65) Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense, 33 moves, 1-0

Tough Rook vs Bishop ending
Leko vs Beliavsky, 2000
(C92) Ruy Lopez, Closed, 112 moves, 1/2-1/2

Cute queen sac but not a good sac
G Vescovi vs Sakaev, 2000 
(B90) Sicilian, Najdorf, 49 moves, 0-1

Many pieces hanging and no one looked
Shirov vs Van Wely, 2000 
(B81) Sicilian, Scheveningen, Keres Attack, 25 moves, 1-0

RV: Take care of it plz!
Dautov vs Lputian, 2000
(D31) Queen's Gambit Declined, 42 moves, 1-0

Xu Jun's error-less B vs B ending
Xu Jun vs P H Nielsen, 2000
(D44) Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav, 62 moves, 1-0

Midgame Disaster
P Van der Sterren vs Dautov, 2000
(D15) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 67 moves, 0-1

16. Rxd4!!
O Ganbold vs H Banikas, 2000 
(B40) Sicilian, 29 moves, 1-0

Explosive Ending
Ivanchuk vs Leko, 2000 
(D79) Neo-Grunfeld, 6.O-O, Main line, 61 moves, 1-0

Leko had less material but draw somehow
Topalov vs Leko, 2000
(B33) Sicilian, 87 moves, 1/2-1/2

Gelfand vs Shirov, 2000 
(E92) King's Indian, 41 moves, 1-0

No where to go: DRAW!
Ivanchuk vs Topalov, 2000
(A70) Benoni, Classical with 7.Nf3, 43 moves, 1/2-1/2

good knight vs bad bishop
Leko vs Khalifman, 2000 
(C18) French, Winawer, 67 moves, 1-0

One cannot let white Knight take up c6 outpost in Queen's India
Dautov vs Judit Polgar, 2000 
(E15) Queen's Indian, 47 moves, 1-0

Letting black Bishop pin the a1-h8 diagonal all along.
Vaganian vs Topalov, 2000
(A46) Queen's Pawn Game, 36 moves, 0-1

Weakening d5 on Black's 16th
Seirawan vs Damljanovic, 2000
(E12) Queen's Indian, 56 moves, 1-0

Forgot to defend King's position.
Vaganian vs Shirov, 2000
(D15) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 29 moves, 1-0

Exposed Pawn vulnerable for attack
C Rossi vs Sakaev, 2000
(B30) Sicilian, 55 moves, 0-1

Should have draw but lost by playing
M Al-Modiahki vs Baburin, 2000
(B03) Alekhine's Defense, 46 moves, 1-0

25 Nf5!
I Sokolov vs I Stohl, 2000
(D92) Grunfeld, 5.Bf4, 34 moves, 1-0

Black wins both N and P for a Rook by 20...Rxb2 21 Nxb2 Rxd2.
Krum Georgiev vs M Mitkov, 2000
(C64) Ruy Lopez, Classical, 20 moves, 0-1

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