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