Chess Olympiad, Round 1
Several higher ranked teams won with 2.5-1.5 score in the open section.
Russia (1) – Switzerland
Ukraine (2) – Vietnam
China (3) – Philippines
United States (10) – Iceland
India (13) – Canada
Russia’s lone victory came from GM Morozevich. Playing in board 3 with white pieces he reached this position against GM Florian.
From this seemingly innocuous position black loses two pawns and the game in just seven moves.
18…Rab8? 19.Rb6! 19…Bd7?? 20.Re3! Nf4 21.Ra3 Ne2+ 22.Kf1 Nd4 23.Nxd4 exd4 24.Rxa5 Be6 25.Bd3