Tromso Olympiad Recap: Rd. 6

Hello everyone, this is probably going to be my last update on the Olympiad. I’ve had a lot of fun bringing you the upsets and the latest news regarding the Olympiad. It’s been quite challenging and quite entertaining, but alas vacation is calling and I need to answer.

As far as the chess for this round goes I want to give a shout out to my main man Rustam Kasimdzhanov who is playing beautifully and beat Ivanchuk AND Kramnik back to back.

Top 5 Teams:

Rank SNo Country Games + = - TB1 TB2
1 8 Azerbaijan 6 5 1 0 11 127.0
2 13 Cuba 6 5 1 0 11 112.0
3 1 Russia 6 4 2 0 10 118.0
4 7 China 6 4 2 0 10 117.0
5 29 Serbia 6 4 2 0 10 116.5

Team Upsets:

  1. Serbia drew with Bulgaria
  2. Bosnia & Herzegovina drew France
  3. Romania defeated Belarus 3-1
  4. Canada drew with Israel
  5. Qatar defeated Greece 2.5 – 1.5

Rivalries:

Games Played Country Name Rating Score Country Name Rating
24 NOR Carlsen 2877 16.0 – 8.0 ITA Caruana 2801
14 ARM Aronian 2805 8.5 – 5.5 ENG Adams 2740
10 AZE Mamedyarov 2743 5.5 – 4.5 GEO Jobava 2713
9 ARM Movsesian 2672 6.5 – 2.5 ENG Short 2665
7 UKR Ivanchuk 2744 6.0 – 1.0 SUI Pelletier 2578
6 HUN Leko 2740 2.5 – 3.5 VIE Le Quang Liem 2710

Perfect Scores:

Gm’s Iotov and Svetushkin finally drew and our favorite under dog Lee lost so it is now only Moiseenko and Shankland who remain perfect (although they’ve each only played 5 games out of a possible 6). I added a few more names to the list because although they’re currently two games behind the feat is still quite impressive.

Ranking Games Country Title Name Rating Score % Board Perf.
1 5 UKR GM Moiseenko 2707 5.0/5.0 100 5 3185
2 5 USA GM Shankland 2624 5.0/5.0 100 5 3108
3 4 SLO GM Beliavsky 2618 4.0/4.0 100 2 3114
4 4 HUN GM Polgar 2676 4.0/4.0 100 5 3099
5 4 PLE IM Michel Yunis 2311 4.0/4.0 100 5 2599

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