Friday, October 29, 2004

36th Chess Olympiad Round 14 Results

The last round of the 36th Chess Olympiad was played today.
Men's Results
Women's Results
All the games (ChessBase file download)
Round Bulletin (PDF download)


Ukraine beat France 3-1, wrapping up the gold. Russia beat China 3-1 and Armenia beat Georgia 3.5-0.5, tying these two teams for second place at 36.5 points. Israel, which was fourth coming into the last round, managed only a 2-2 tie with Cuba, taking them out of the running for a medal. The United States, which were tied with India and Cuba for fifth place coming into the last round, managed a 3.5-0.5 win over Norway but because of the strong results by Ukraine, Russia and Armenia, this was not good enough to close the gap and they ended in fourth place behind the medal winners. (India was taken out of the running when they managed only a 2.5-1.5 win over Bulgaria.)

The tiebreaker for each team was the total number of points scored by the teams they played against. This tiebreak decided silver and bronze between Russia and Armenia by a single point)

Gold: Ukraine – 39.5
Silver: Russia – 36.5 (460)
Bronze: Armenia – 36.5 (459)

Fourth place: United States – 35


China beat Slovakia 2-1. United States beat Vietnam 2.5-0.5 to take sole possession of second place, since Russia only managed a 2-1 victory over France (which was in fifth place coming into the last round), which tied them for third place with Georgia, which beat Ukraine 2.5-0.5. On tiebreaks, Russia took the bronze medal over Georgia.

Gold: China – 31
Silver: United States – 28
Bronze: Russia – 27.5 (346)

Fourth place: Georgia – 27.5 (339)

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