|39th Chess Olympiad: Khanty-Mansiysk 2010|
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|39th Chess Olympiad
(see all-time tournament summary)
|Date:||20th September - 4th October 2010|
|Venue:||Tennis Sport Development Center|
|Tournament Director:||Mr. Valey Bovaev (RUS)|
|Chief Arbiter:||IA Sava Stoisavljević (SRB)|
|Teams participating:||148 (incl. Senegal did no arrive)|
|Players participating:||741 (incl. 242 GMs, 123 IMs, 88 FMs, 2 WIMs and 33 CMs)|
|Games played:||3240 (15 games were forfeited)|
|Competition format:||Four board eleven round Swiss.|
|Final order decided by:||1. Match points; 2. Deducted Berger; 3. Game points; 4. Deducted sum of match points (see explanations)|
|Time control:||40 moves in 90 minutes, then 30 minutes for the rest of the game; 30 sec. increment from move 1|
|Other websites:||Official results
FIDE coverage (pretty modest)
The Chess Drum coverage
Mig Greengard's daily blog (just a few posts)
Chessgames.com (a lot of user commentary)
|Downloadable game file:||10olm.zip|
See links above for extensive reports, game analyses, photos and much more.
|1.||GM Ivanchuk, Vasyl||UKR||2890|
|2.||GM Aronian, Levon||ARM||2888|
|3.||GM Nepomnyaschy, Yan||RUS2||2821|
|1.||GM Sutovsky, Emil||ISR||2895|
|2.||GM Almási, Zoltán||HUN||2801|
|3.||GM Wang Hao||CHN||2783|
|1.||GM Teterev, Vitaly||BLR||2853|
|2.||GM Eljanov, Pavel||UKR||2737|
|3.||GM Rublevsky, Sergei||RUS3||2727|
|1.||GM Karjakin, Sergei||RUS||2859|
|2.||GM Efimenko, Zahar||UKR||2783|
|3.||GM Giri, Anish||NED||2730|
|1.||GM Bartel, Mateusz||POL||2706|
|2.||GM Babula, Vlastimil||CZE||2668|
|3.||IM Stupak, Kirill||BLR||2660|
|no.||country||∑ MP||∑ dSB||∑ pts||∑ dSMP|
This trophy is awarded to the country with best combined score
Category prizes are awarded in separate categories
In the first round, the Yemen team refused to play against Israel from political reasons. The similiar political frictions grew during 1972 Olympiad when then-communist Albania (ruled by Hodxa) refused to play Israel and were subsequently forfeited.
Three French players were caught in a scheme at this tournament to use a computer program to decide moves. Their plan involved one player, Cyril Marzolo, following the tournament at home and using the computer program to decide the best moves. He would send the moves by SMS to another player, Arnaud Hauchard, who would then stand or sit at various tables as a signal to the player, Sebasian Feller, to make a certain move. Sebastian Feller and Cyril Marzolo were given five year suspensions for this. Arnaud Hauchard was given a lifetime suspension. None of the other players on the French team knew of this or were involved. Feller, however, was not divested of hist gold medal for top performance at board #5.
Due to financial arguments top German players did not show up. Seriously weakened team of Germany came in poor 64th, just below the team of physically impaired players (IPCA) led by German GM Luther, a 4-time German Olympiad team member.
Brema Bah of Mali scored a perfect 7/7, but it was still not enough to get individual medal at his board.
FM Jan Rooze of Belgium, 63, was last seen at the Olympiads twice before: in 1968 and 1976. The 34-year gap between two consecutive appearances makes it all-time record.
Team of Jersey comprised of three Poles (Rosenbeiger, Mazurkiewicz, Belzo) and English-born Paul Wojciechowski, obviously bearing Polish name. The four were accompanied by Tito Kahn from Bangladesh. A "pure" Polish squad appearaed 2, 6 and 11.