Tromso Olympiad Recap: Rd. 4

Welcome to the fourth edition of the Olympiad Recap here at LifeZugzwang. I realized yesterday that I will not be able to cover the last few rounds of the Olympiad due to a scheduled and much needed vacation to French Canada.

Unlike yesterday I didn’t see any games that I thought were worthy of mentioning outside of the upsets that I found. What I did find was the totally awesome photo of Igor Kovalenko you see in the header (credit: Anastasiya Karlovich). I figured out who it was by examining the “via” on his shirt and looking up Latvia’s players on the Google.

As far as the team results go Azerbaijan with the help of Mamedyarov managed to move into first place after defeating a tough French team. Serbia, Russia and the Netherlands remain in the top five and we welcome Bulgaria as the newcomer to the list.

Top 5 Teams:

Rank SNo Country Games + = TB1 TB2
1 8 Azerbaijan 4 4 0 0 8 12.5
2 18 Bulgaria 4 4 0 0 8 12.5
3 29 Serbia 4 4 0 0 8 13
4 1 Russia 4 3 1 0 7 13.5
5 11 Netherlands 4 3 1 0 7 12.5

Team Upsets:

  1. Azerbaijan defeats France 2.5-1.5
  2. Serbia defeats the Czech Republic 2.5-1.5
  3. Uzbekistan draws Germany
  4. Turkey defeats Italy 3.5-0.5
  5. Argentina defeats Greece 2.5-1.5

Rivalries:

Games Played Country Name Rating Score Country Name Rating
47 ENG Adams 2740 19.5 – 27.5 LAT Shirov 2709
17 AZE Radjabov 2724 11.5 – 5.5 FRA Bacrot 2720
16 FRA Vachier-Lagrave 2768 6.0 – 10.0 AZE Mamedyarov 2743
11 ISR Gelfand 2753 3.5 – 4.5 NED Giri 2745
10 NED Van Wely 2662 5.0 – 5.0 ISR Sutovsky 2624
4 CZE Navara 2716 2.0 – 2.0 SRB Ivanisevic 2613
4 CZE Hracek 2634 2.5 – 1.5 SRB Markus 2602
4 RUS Kramnik 2760 3.0 – 1.0 CHN Wang, Yue 2718
4 GER Naiditsch 2709 0.5 – 3.5 UZB Kasimdzhanov 2700

I’m adding a new section this time that will continue throughout the postings which is the perfect score/most points section. This section will make the transition to most points after the last player’s perfect streak is broken.

Perfect Scores:

Ranking Games Country Title Name Rating Score % Board
1 4 AUS GM Ragger 2644 4.0/4.0 100 1
2 4 ROU GM Parligras 2574 4.0/4.0 100 2
3 4 UZB GM Dzhumaev 2510 4.0/4.0 100 3
4 4 USA GM Onischuk 2659 4.0/4.0 100 3
5 4 BUL GM Iotov 2553 4.0/4.0 100 3
6 4 SLO GM Borisek 2569 4.0/4.0 100 3
7 4 YEM FM Al-Hadarani 2254 4.0/4.0 100 4
8 4 ENG GM Sadler 2653 4.0/4.0 100 5
9 4 UKR GM Moiseenko 2707 4.0/4.0 100 5

  2 comments for “Tromso Olympiad Recap: Rd. 4

  1. August 7, 2014 at 6:36 am

    Love these articles. On the Rd4 report, however, on upset No.1, White is mating in two moves…the result can’t be right. I think I saw something similar in round 5 as well. Keep it up!

    • Josh
      August 7, 2014 at 9:17 am

      Yes, white is mating in 2 moves, I mistakenly had the names reversed in the header (I fixed it, so it should be fine now). In the game the information was correct; thank you for pointing this out, glad you’re enjoying these!

      I fixed the last post as well, numerous mistakes in that one. In my haste to get these out I’ve been a bit sloppy, thank god today is the rest day.

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