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Chess Olympiad, Round 1

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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.

game1_1

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

game2_3
Loses c5 or b7.

1-0

Full round 1 open results
Full round 1 women results

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Written by Ramesh

November 13, 2008 at 9:44 pm

Posted in Chess

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