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Re: Batumi Olympiad

Post by JustinHorton » Fri Oct 05, 2018 12:52 pm

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Meanwhile Jennifer Wu has finally lost, and it looks like Irina Krush is going the same way.
Now both Muzychuks have won, Ukraine are 3-0 and unless something extraordinary happens in this game they will win the gold medals.
Something extraordinary has happened
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Re: Batumi Olympiad

Post by Christopher Kreuzer » Fri Oct 05, 2018 1:03 pm

It is possible that of the 20 games in the top five matches of the last round of the Open, there will be 19 draws and one decisive result (Nepo beating Bacrot). That is quite a forest of draws!

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Re: Batumi Olympiad

Post by Mick Norris » Fri Oct 05, 2018 1:06 pm

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Does Gawain's result affect our tie-break?

(Computer thinks he is totally lost now after 55...Kg7.)
It will affect the tiebreak in absolute terms, but relative to Poland, with whom we are now tied on 17 points, they will quite deservedly finish above us (Duda has played Karjakin, MVL, Ivanchuk, Shak, Aronian, Caruana, Ding & Vishy in successive rounds; he's earned a rest)

It might matter if Czech Republic beat Ukraine (or even vice versa) though I assume a drawn match is more likely there
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Re: Batumi Olympiad

Post by JustinHorton » Fri Oct 05, 2018 1:07 pm

Ukraine's hopes for gold now resting on the ability to hold a draw in a pawn-down ending of the last remaining Russian
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Re: Batumi Olympiad

Post by JustinHorton » Fri Oct 05, 2018 1:12 pm

Bizarre goings-on in Gawain's game too
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Re: Batumi Olympiad

Post by Christopher Kreuzer » Fri Oct 05, 2018 1:13 pm

Czech Republic might now beat Ukraine. Anyone bothering to try and calculate anything?

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Re: Batumi Olympiad

Post by Thomas Rendle » Fri Oct 05, 2018 1:15 pm

6th as it stands, 5th if that's 2-2.

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Re: Batumi Olympiad

Post by Thomas Rendle » Fri Oct 05, 2018 1:16 pm

If you're trying to beat someone much higher rated than you don't get down to the increment!

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Re: Batumi Olympiad

Post by JustinHorton » Fri Oct 05, 2018 1:16 pm

Kosteniuk is throwing it away
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Re: Batumi Olympiad

Post by Thomas Rendle » Fri Oct 05, 2018 1:26 pm

Kosteniuk back to holding (maybe it was never actually lost) and 2-2 looking likely in UKR-CZE

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Re: Batumi Olympiad

Post by Jonathan Rogers » Fri Oct 05, 2018 1:27 pm

Mick Norris wrote:
Fri Oct 05, 2018 1:06 pm
Christopher Kreuzer wrote:
Fri Oct 05, 2018 12:48 pm
Does Gawain's result affect our tie-break?

(Computer thinks he is totally lost now after 55...Kg7.)
It will affect the tiebreak in absolute terms, but relative to Poland, with whom we are now tied on 17 points, they will quite deservedly finish above us (Duda has played Karjakin, MVL, Ivanchuk, Shak, Aronian, Caruana, Ding & Vishy in successive rounds; he's earned a rest)

It might matter if Czech Republic beat Ukraine (or even vice versa) though I assume a drawn match is more likely there
Well yes, to judge by opposition, only occasionally do England and Poland seem to have been playing in the same event.

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Re: Batumi Olympiad

Post by JustinHorton » Fri Oct 05, 2018 1:32 pm

Apparently there's a threefold claim from Kosteniuk, not sure how
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Re: Batumi Olympiad

Post by Christopher Kreuzer » Fri Oct 05, 2018 1:34 pm

I think the two games in the Czechs versus Ukrainians both ended in wins, resulting in 2-2. That 'forest of draws' now has three wins from 20 games. And England seem to have finished fifth? What was the previous best result before that? (Both Olympiad and Euro Teams.)

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Re: Batumi Olympiad

Post by Christopher Kreuzer » Fri Oct 05, 2018 1:35 pm

Mick Norris wrote:
Fri Oct 05, 2018 1:06 pm
Duda has played Karjakin, MVL, Ivanchuk, Shak, Aronian, Caruana, Ding & Vishy in successive rounds; he's earned a rest
His own private super-GM training tournament! :D

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Re: Batumi Olympiad

Post by Simon Brown » Fri Oct 05, 2018 1:38 pm

Sorry to be slow here, but do we know who has won?

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