China wins Double Gold in Batumi Olympiad

Photo: Lana Afandiyeva

43rd Olympiad Batumi 2018 Open & Women

India had a disappointing finish at the 43rd Chess Olympiad with the Open team finishing sixth and the women’s team ending their campaign at eighth spot. The final day ended dramatically. China won in both sections—among open and women.  On the second place is the USA, the defending Champions of the previous Olympiad in Baku 2016. Russia secured third place. In the women’s, Chinese team successfully defended their title. Ukraine and Georgia secured second and third place respectively

The Indian Open team played out a 3-2 win against the Netherlands in 10th and penultimate round, while the women recovered some lost ground to beat Peru 3-1 after facing some anxious moments on the top boards.

Photo: Niklesh Jain/ ChessBase India

Going to the final round, Indian team drew all the four games. On the top board, five-time World Champion Vishwanathan Anand, after a day of rest, drew with Jan-Krzysztof Duda in a short game that ended in 25 moves.

Similarly, P Harikrishna, Vidit Gujrathi and B Adhiban drew their games against Radoslaw Wojtaszek, Kacper Piorun and Jackek Tomczak respectively.

Photo: Niklesh Jain/ ChessBase India

In the women’s section, top rated Koneru Humpy was rested against Mongolia and Padmini Rout played on the fourth board.

On the top board, Harika Dronavalli drew with  Munguntuul Batkhuyag after a marathon 72 moves.

Playing with white pieces Tania Sachdev beat Nomin-Erdene Davaademberel while Eesha Karavade drew with Turmunkh Munkhzul. On the fourth board, Padmini Rout defeated Dulamsuren Yanjindulam in 65 moves.

The 44th Olympiad will take place in Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia 2020.

Final Ranking after 11 Rounds – Open

Rk. SNo Team Team Games   +   =   –  TB1  TB2  TB3  TB4
1 3
China CHN 11 8 2 1 18 372,5 28,5 149
2 1
United States of America USA 11 8 2 1 18 360,5 29,0 147
3 2
Russia RUS 11 8 2 1 18 354,5 29,0 144
4 11
Poland POL 11 7 3 1 17 390,0 28,0 158
5 9
England ENG 11 8 1 2 17 340,0 27,5 142
6 5
India IND 11 7 2 2 16 388,0 29,0 156
7 27
Vietnam VIE 11 6 4 1 16 379,5 30,5 138
8 8
Armenia ARM 11 7 2 2 16 371,0 27,5 152
9 7
France FRA 11 7 2 2 16 366,0 28,5 153
10 6
Ukraine UKR 11 7 2 2 16 337,0 26,0 152

Final Ranking after 11 Rounds – Women

Rk. SNo Team Team Games   +   =   –  TB1  TB2  TB3  TB4
1 3
China CHN 11 7 4 0 18 407,0 30,5 153
2 2
Ukraine UKR 11 7 4 0 18 395,5 30,0 154
3 4
Georgia 1 GEO1 11 7 3 1 17 375,0 28,0 153
4 1
Russia RUS 11 7 2 2 16 379,5 30,5 146
5 13
Hungary HUN 11 7 2 2 16 372,0 29,5 141
6 12
Armenia ARM 11 7 2 2 16 366,0 27,0 155
7 10
United States of America USA 11 7 2 2 16 359,5 27,5 152
8 5
India IND 11 6 4 1 16 352,5 29,5 142
9 14
Georgia 2 GEO2 11 7 2 2 16 351,5 28,5 142
10 11
Azerbaijan AZE 11 6 4 1 16 347,5 28,5 145

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