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44th Chess Olympiad 2022 R5: Gukesh and Adhiban keep India 2 at the top

by Shahid Ahmed - 03/08/2022

India 2 registered their fifth consecutive win of 44th Chess Olympiad. Spain lost to them 1.5-2.5. Gukesh and Adhiban scored the key victories for the team, Nihal drew and Praggnanandhaa lost. Armenia is the only other who is at the exact same score 10/10. Naturally they will face each other in the sixth round before the rest day. India 1 got back to winning ways, thanks to Arjun Erigaisi's win which helped them beat Romania 2.5-1.5. In the Women's section, India 2 defeated France 2.5-1.5. Once again, IM Tania Sachdev's win proved to be very important for the team. India 2 lost to Georgia 1-3. Round 6 starts today at 3 p.m. IST. Photo: FIDE/Stev Bonhage

India 2 and Armenia are Perfect 10

Azerbaijan lost to Cuba 1.5-2.5 when GM Rauf Mamedov and GM Vasif Durarbayli went down against GM Carlos Daniel Albornoz Cabrera and GM Luis Ernesto Quesada Perez. Uzbekistan and Netherlands whitewashed Slovakia and Canada respectively, something which is not so common in the fifth round at the top boards. India 3 bounced back after a loss to beat Chile 2.5-1.5, while India 3 Women were held to a draw by Brazil 2-2. Poland and USA lost to Romania and Peru 1.5-2.5 respectively.

India 2 is in the lead with Armenia | Photo: FIDE/Stev Bonhage

Arjun Erigaisi ensured the win for India 1 | Photo: FIDE/Lennart Ootes

44th Chess Olympiad 2022 Official logo | Photo: Official site

Open: India 1 - Romania: 2.5-1.5

GM Arjun Erigaisi (2689) scored the sole victory for the team against GM Mircea-Emilian Parligras (2576). The win helped India 1 beat Romania. GM Harikrishna, GM Vidit and GM Narayanan drew their respective games.

Arjun - Parligras

Position after 39...b5

39...b5 allows White to bring the king into the action 40.Ke4 Nd5 41.Bh3 Nxc3+ 42.Kf5 Nd4+ 43.Kxg5+ and it's over for Black.

Final moments: Arjun Erigaisi vs Mircea-Emilian Parligras | Video: ChessBase India
"This is the first time I have helped Team India win at the Olympiad" - Arjun Erigaisi | Video: ChessBase India
"We players stay fresh, and they do all the computer work!" - P Harikrishna | Video: ChessBase India

India 1 - Romania: 2.5-1.5

India 1 is back on winning track | Photo: FIDE/Stev Bonhage

Spain - India 2: 1.5-2.5

GM D Gukesh (2684) and GM B Adhiban (2598) scored the wins for India 2. GM Praggnanandhaa (2648) suffered his first loss of the event. GM Nihal Sarin (2651) drew with GM David Anton Guijarro (2667).

Shirov - Gukesh

Position after 27...e5

White had to play the counter-intuitive 28.fxe5 dxe5 29.Rf1 to keep things in balance. 29.f5 actually locked things up for White. Black created passed pawns in the center which were absolutely menacing.

Gukesh won his fifth consecutive game of the event | Photo: FIDE/David Llada

This win moved Gukesh to India #3 and World #27 with a live rating of 2714.1

For the first time in five years, someone else apart from Vishy Anand, Harikrishna and Vidit is in top 3 | Source: 2700chess.com

Adhiban - Iturrizaga

Position after 38.Bc6

What Black should not do here is exchange the bishops at c6 as that helps White. That is exactly what he did 38...Bxc6 39.dxc6 the pawn reached one step closer to the promotion square. 39...Ne6 40.Qe5 Nc7 41.Qxc7 Qxe3+ 42.Kh2 Qe8 43.Qd6 Qc8 44.Bxf6 gxf6 45.Qd7 Black resigned.

B Adhiban scores his third consecutive win of the event | Photo: FIDE/Lennart Ootes

Spain - India 2: 1.5-2.5

Chile - India 3: 1.5-2.5

GM Sethuraman S P (2623) and GM Abhimanyu Puranik (2612) scored wins for the team. GM Surya Sekhar Ganguly (2608) drew his game. GM Karthikeyan Murali (2613) suffered his first loss of the event.

Chile - India 3: 1.5-2.5

Sethuraman is the top scorer for India 3 so far - 4/5 | Photo: FIDE/Lennart Ootes

Women: India 1 - Hungary: 2.5-1.5

IM Vaishali R (2442) was completely winning against IM Anastasia Savina (2377). However, she missed her opportunity and Savina escaped with a draw. IM Tania Sachdev (2399) defeated WIM Andreea Navrotescu (2373) comfortably to register India's fifth win of the event.

France - India 1: 1.5-2.5

IM Tania Sachdev is the top performer 4.5/5 for India 1 Women | Photo: Niklesh Jain

India 2 - Georgia: 1-3

WGM Vantika Agrawal (2371) and IM Padmini Rout (2374) survived completely lost positions against GM Nana Dzagnidze (2531) and GM Nino Batsiashvili (2466). It did not prove to be enough as IM Soumya Swaminathan (2335) and WGM Divya Deshmukh (2319) lost their games.

India 2 - Georgia: 1-3

India 3 - Brazil: 2-2

WGM Nandhidhaa P V (2312) scored the sole full point for the team. IM Eesha Karavade (2339) and WGM Pratyusha Bodda (2310) drew their respective games, although Pratyusha missed a winning combination.

India 3 - Brazil: 2-2

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Video Gallery

Round 5 summary of the Chess Olympiad 2022 | Video: ChessBase India
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This father and son duo sit next to each other at the Olympiad - Ziaur Rahman and Zia Tahsin | Video: ChessBase India
Vishy Anand on the Indian youngsters, Olympiad 2022 and the FIDE elections | Video: ChessBase India
Press Officer of the Chess Olympiad 2022 - IM Michael Rahal predicts Spain vs India 2 | Video: ChessBase India
Team Spain arrives in a light mood before facing the unbeaten India 2 | Video: ChessBase India
Photoshoot of India 2 Open | Video: ChessBase India
Magnus Carlsen watches the Indian young guns in action | Video: ChessBase India
The Unbeaten India 2 arrives for Round 5 | Video: ChessBase India
How is Magnus today? | Video: ChessBase India
Nandhidhaa scores the sole win for India 3 Women against Georgia | Round 4 | Video: ChessBase India
Like a careful Guardian Harika Dronavalli watches games of her teammates | Video: ChessBase India
Brian Cottle - Judge of a Court, debuts for Saint Vincent and Grenadines | Video: ChessBase India
"This is the best Olympiad out of the 10 I have attended" - Mehrdad Pahlevanzadeh | Video: ChessBase India
The flag down confusion between Anish Giri and Eric Hansen | Video: ChessBase India
A revenue of Rs. 40 lacs (US $51,000) has been raised through the sale of tickets | Video: ChessBase India
WIM Svitlana Demchenko - Medical Science student and Author of ChessBase DVDs | Video: ChessBase India

Schedule

Everyday round starts at 3 p.m. IST from 29th July to 8th August 2022. The final round on 9th August starts 10 a.m. IST. Rest day is on 4th August 2022.

Replay Round 5 Open games

Replay Round 5 Women games

Round 5 Open results

No.SNo TeamTeamPts.MPRes.:Res.MPPts.TeamTeam SNo
12
INDIndia *)12½7:712RomaniaROU
20
24
ESPSpain138:815India 2IND
11
310
ENGEngland138:812½ArmeniaARM
12
422
ISRIsrael148:711United States of AmericaUSA
1
515
FRAFrance13½72:2711½PolandPOL
5
66
AZEAzerbaijan127:713CubaCUB
32
713
IRIIran11½73:1713TurkeyTUR
21
814
UZBUzbekistan1374:0712SlovakiaSVK
34
97
NEDNetherlands1264:0712½CanadaCAN
44
1041
SLOSlovenia1261:3611GermanyGER
9
1142
CHIChile116:611India 3IND
16
1217
CROCroatia11½63:1610½IcelandISL
43
1318
CZECzech Republic12½6:½611½MongoliaMGL
45
1446
INAIndonesia116:610½SerbiaSRB
23
1524
GEOGeorgia12½6:½612½ParaguayPAR
47
1648
MDAMoldova1262:2611½GreeceGRE
25
1726
ITAItaly11½6:½69UruguayURU
49
1850
BELBelgium1062:2613AustraliaAUS
29
1930
ARGArgentina1362:2612½ColombiaCOL
51
2052
PHIPhilippines11½6:6SwedenSWE
31

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Round 6 Open pairings

No.SNo TeamTeamPts.MPRes.:Res.MPPts.TeamTeam SNo
111
IND2India 217½10:1015ArmeniaARM
12
214
UZBUzbekistan179:915IndiaIND
2
31
USAUnited States of America13½9:914½IranIRI
13
432
CUBCuba15½9:814½SpainESP
4
55
POLPoland13½8:813SerbiaSRB
23
67
NEDNetherlands168:816GeorgiaGEO
24
79
GERGermany148:815ItalyITA
26
810
ENGEngland14½8:813AustriaAUT
33
936
SUISwitzerland12½8:815½FranceFRA
15
1016
IND3India 313½8:814½LithuaniaLTU
35
1137
PERPeru13½8:814½CroatiaCRO
17
1240
KAZKazakhstan158:816Czech RepublicCZE
18
1352
PHIPhilippines148:815½IsraelISR
22
1429
AUSAustralia157:714NorwayNOR
3
1534
SVKSlovakia127:713½AzerbaijanAZE
6
168
UKRUkraine157:715ArgentinaARG
30
1719
HUNHungary13½7:714MontenegroMNE
39
1820
ROURomania13½7:712½CanadaCAN
44
1921
TURTurkey147:714MoldovaMDA
48
2025
GREGreece13½7:712BelgiumBEL
50

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Round 5 Women results

No.SNo TeamTeamPts.MPRes.:Res.MPPts.TeamTeam SNo
15
FRAFrance13½8:813India *)IND
1
22
UKRUkraine13½82:2813½AzerbaijanAZE
6
311
IND2India 21381:3812GeorgiaGEO
3
44
POLPoland148:812RomaniaROU
20
510
KAZKazakhstan1273:1712CubaCUB
14
68
GERGermany11½63:1713MongoliaMGL
28
77
USAUnited States of America116:612½PeruPER
31
832
INAIndonesia1361:3613½ArmeniaARM
9
912
HUNHungary116:½612½SwedenSWE
34
1033
COLColombia11½62:2613SpainESP
13
1138
IRIIran12½61:3613BulgariaBUL
15
1216
IND3India 310½62:2611½BrazilBRA
36
1339
PHIPhilippines11½6:611NetherlandsNED
17
1418
SRBSerbia11½63:1611ArgentinaARG
40
1541
TURTurkey126½:610½IsraelISR
19
1642
LTULithuania11½6:611EnglandENG
21
1722
SVKSlovakia1062:2610CroatiaCRO
43
1823
CZECzech Republic106:½611FinlandFIN
45
1946
UZBUzbekistan126½:610VietnamVIE
24
2025
ITAItaly11½61:3612DenmarkDEN
47

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Round 6 Women pairings

No.SNo TeamTeamPts.MPRes.:Res.MPPts.TeamTeam SNo
11
INDIndia *)15½10:1015GeorgiaGEO
3
220
ROURomania14½10:915½UkraineUKR
2
36
AZEAzerbaijan15½9:915KazakhstanKAZ
10
418
SRBSerbia14½8:815½PolandPOL
4
517
NEDNetherlands13½8:815FranceFRA
5
619
ISRIsrael148:814½GermanyGER
8
721
ENGEngland13½8:816½ArmeniaARM
9
823
CZECzech Republic13½8:814India 2IND2
11
924
VIEVietnam13½8:814½HungaryHUN
12
1015
BULBulgaria168:815PeruPER
31
1147
DENDenmark158:715SpainESP
13
1214
CUBCuba137:713½ColombiaCOL
33
1335
AUSAustralia137:712½India 3IND3
16
1436
BRABrazil13½7:712SlovakiaSVK
22
1543
CROCroatia127:715SloveniaSLO
26
1627
GREGreece14½7:711½EgyptEGY
44
1748
NORNorway13½7:714MongoliaMGL
28
1829
SUISwitzerland137:711½ParaguayPAR
67
1930
ESTEstonia137:713½BelgiumBEL
49
207
USAUnited States of America12½6:612VenezuelaVEN
58

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