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Armenia Sole Chief In Open, India In Girls’s, Gukesh 6/6 On High Board

Armenia Sole Chief In Open, India In Girls’s, Gukesh 6/6 On High Board


GMs Samvel Ter-Sahakyan and Robert Hovhannisyan scored essential wins to allow Armenia to prevail over India 2 with a 2.5-1.5 rating and seize the lead with 12 match factors on the finish of the sixth spherical of the forty fourth FIDE Chess Olympiad. GM Fabiano Caruana scored his first victory within the event over GM Parham Maghsoodloo in a vital encounter to assist the U.S. beat Iran and bounce to second place within the standings with 11 match factors. India 2, Uzbekistan, France, India, Netherlands, Cuba, India 3, Germany, Kazakhstan, Serbia, and Peru all are tied for the third-Thirteenth with 10 match factors. 

GM Dommaraju Gukesh of India 2 scored his sixth consecutive victory, this time over GM Gabriel Sargissian, to proceed his dream run on the highest board, whereas GM Anish Giri of the Netherlands defeated GM Baadur Jobava of Georgia in a spectacularly inventive recreation 

GM Koneru Humpy and IM Vaishali R scored two essential victories in a conflict of heavyweights and helped India prevail over chess Georgia, a powerhouse in ladies’s chess, with a rating of 3-1, and take sole lead within the FIDE Girls’s Chess Olympiad. India leads the desk with 12 match factors.

Twentieth-seeded Romania continued its good present holding second-seeded Ukraine to a 2-2 draw, to be joined by Azerbaijan, which defeated Kazakhstan in a tie for 2-3 locations with 11 match factors every. Poland, Ukraine, Armenia, Bulgaria, Israel, Georgia, Vietnam, and the Netherlands are tied for fourth-Eleventh with 10 match factors.

WIM Miruana-Daria Lehaci (2193) of Romania collected the purpose when her opponent, IM Iulija Osmak (2420) of Ukraine, blundered a bit in a drawish ending, to allow her group to carry Ukraine to a draw.

Olympiad Camaraderie

Chess is a person sport, however we as people love to attach with the world. We’ve rivals in our countrymen, with whom we struggle over the chessboard since childhood, however after we play as a group, we discover prompt camaraderie with one anotherin any case, all of us share a standard love for the sport. We gown up related, or put on our uniforms, and really feel a pleasure in preventing our opponents collectively, sitting subsequent to one another. Olympiad can be place the place we meet associates whom we don’t meet usuallyin truth, we meet a few of them solely at Olympiads! Even for individuals who do not play on the olympiad, teams of individuals working on the place forge friendshipstwo weeks are a very long time in life, in any case.

Males in blue! The united statesteam earlier than the beginning of the sixth spherical. Picture: Maria Emelianova/Chess.com.
Hats off to these attires! The Denmark ladies group. Picture: Maria Emelianova/Chess.com
The Mozambique ladies group with these lovely headgears! Picture: Stev Bonhage/FIDE.
Two arrays of lovely contrasts. Picture: Stev Bonhage/FIDE.
Two arrays {of professional} class: India vs. Uzbekistan. Picture: Maria Emelianova/Chess.com.
Tales, items, options, writeups, columns, experiences and gossip! The press heart. Picture: Lennart Ootes/FIDE.
The large volunteer drive on the olympiad is among the foremost motive for its clean working. Picture: Stev Bonhage/FIDE.
Spectacular safety particulars on the venue. Picture: Stev Bonhage/FIDE.

Open Part

Gukesh’s win over Sargissian was as soon as once more achieved in his trademark sharp model, which is our Recreation of the Day:

Game of the Day

Ter-Sahakyan’s win over GM Baskaran Adhiban was achieved by way of concentrated play within the heart, a outstanding positional victory:

GM Samvel Ter-Sahakyan: a vital win with the black items enabling his group to surge forward. Picture: Madelene Belinki/FIDE.

Younger GM Raunak Sadhwani got here well-armed for the struggle, displaying deep preparation in a Ruy Lopez Berlin Protection. However Hovhannisyan progressively outplayed him a rook and opposite-colored bishops endgame:

Hovhannisyan: probing play. Picture: Maria Emelianova/Chess.com.

The younger Uzbekistan group held India to a 2-2 draw. All of it started effectively for India with a fluent win on the highest board by GM Pentala Harikrishna towards GM Nodirbek Abdusattorov, who appeared to be in prime kind main as much as this recreation:

However younger GM Shamsiddin Vokhidov equalized the scores with a drawn-out win over Indian GM Krishnan Sasikiran.

Giri performed a ravishing tactical onslaught over Jobava:

How did Anish arrive at 21.Re6 in his thought course of? He got here up with an excellent perception: “… I feel it was a thematic concept on this pawn construction. On this specific place, after he takes my rook, I’m left solely with the items I would like…”

And was it significantly satisfying that he did it to Jobaava?! “[Giggles] No, probably not! Not satisfying—I do suppose that inventive gamers, who like sacrifices, they typically play worse towards such sacrifices! They do not prefer to be … on the defensive aspect. So, in that sense, it really works higher towards gamers like Jobava, Shirov, Mamedyarov … the attacking sorts.”

Giri-Jobaava: Easy methods to play towards the attacking sorts! Picture: Maria Emelianova/Chess.com.

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Girls’s Part

Within the heavyweight conflict on the highest board, Humpy appeared to get into some difficulties within the opening towards GM Nana Dzagnidze:

After I requested her within the press convention if one thing went improper along with her preparation and if she anticipated the opening, Humpy was forthright: “No, probably not. Yesterday, she performed the Benoni with Vantika [Agrawal]. So we thought she won’t repeat it … it was fairly a shock. It was a sensible resolution to go for this Bf4 line… I imagine as a substitute of [14.]Qb3 I ought to have began… with direct [14.]Bh2.”

Koneru Humpy: forthright. Picture: Lennart Ootes/FIDE.

Younger IM R.Vaishali as soon as once more got here up with a outstanding idea on the board towards IM Lela Javakhishvili:

Osmak misplaced to Lehaci when she stretched it too far when making an attempt to win a drawish ending:

See full outcomes right here.

The forty fourth FIDE Chess Olympiad and Girls’s Chess Olympiad are over-the-board group occasions the place nationwide chess federations compete in classical video games for gold medals, trophies, and the title of strongest chess nation on the earth. The occasion consists of an 11-round Swiss event the place every participant from a nationwide group performs towards one other participant from the opposing nationwide group. Groups obtain “recreation factors” for profitable or drawing video games and “match factors” for profitable or drawing a match. Groups with probably the most match factors for every part turn out to be the champions of their part, with a 3rd award going for the group with probably the most factors from each sections mixed.

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