After losing in the nine round, Aronian beat Ivanisevic and Akopian did his job too and Armenia, with a 3:1 victory against Serbia, recovered the top of the chart sharing it with Ukraine that beat Israel with a 2.5:1.5.
Until this round the performance of Veselin Topalov was outstanding. His loss to Alexei Shirov ended his winning streak.
Shirov,A – Topalov,V (B12)
1. e4 c6 2. d4 d5 3. e5 Bf5 4. Nc3 e6 5. g4 Bg6 6. Nge2 c5 7. h4 h5 8. Nf4
Bh7 9. Nxh5 Nc6 10. dxc5 Bxc5 11. Bg2 Kf8 12. Bf4 Rc8 13. Bg3 Nge7 14. Nf4
Bd4 15. Qe2 Qb6 16. Nd3 Bxd3 17. cxd3 Bxe5 18. Bxe5 Nxe5 19. Qxe5 Qxb2 20.
Rb1 Qxc3+ 21. Qxc3 Rxc3 22. Rxb7 g6 23. Kd2 Ra3 24. Rc1 Rxa2+ 25. Ke3 d4+
26. Kf4 Rh7 27. Rcc7 Nd5+ 28. Bxd5 exd5 29. f3 a5 30. h5 gxh5 31. g5 Rg2
32. Kf5 Re2 33. Rc8+ Re8 34. Rxe8+ Kxe8 35. Kf6 h4 36. g6 Rh6 37. Rxf7 1-0
Russia defeated England 3:1 and Armenia beat Azerbaijan 2.5:1.5 and those are the leader nations with 11pts. Germany got a 2:2 against Ukranie and with Ukranie, India, Israel, France, China and Romania are the followers with 10pts
Kramnik,V (2772) – Short,N (2642)
38th Olympiad [D02]
1. d4 Nc6 2. Nf3 d5 3. c4 Bg4 4. Nc3 e6 5. cxd5 exd5 6. Bf4 Bd6 7. Bg3 Nge7
8. e3 Qd7 9. a3 O-O 10. Bd3 a6 11. Bxd6 Bxf3 12. Qxf3 Qxd6 13. Qg3 Rfd8 14.
b4 g6 15. Na4 Nc8 16. Rc1 Ra7 17. O-O b5 18. Qxd6 Rxd6 19. Nc3 N6e7 20.
Bxb5 axb5 21. Nxb5 Rda6 22. Nxa7 Rxa7 23. Rc5 Nb6 24. Ra1 Kf8 25. a4 Ke8
26. a5 Nc4 27. Ra2 f5 28. Kf1 Kd7 29. Ke2 Nd6 30. b5 Nc4 31. Ra4 Kd8 32. a6
Nb6 33. Ra1 Nec8 34. h3 h5 35. g4 hxg4 36. hxg4 fxg4 37. Rg1 Ne7 38. Rxg4
Na4 39. Rh4 c6 40. Rh8+ Kc7 41. Rc2 Nb6 42. Rh7 Kb8 43. bxc6 Rc7 44. Kf3
Ka7 45. Ra2 Nbc8 46. Rb2 Kxa6 47. Rh1 1-0
The 38th Olympiad is taking place in Dresden Germany from November 12th to 25th, 2008. 156 teams from 152 nations with most of the top players in the world are participating in this event.
The surprise of the third round was the victory of Norway against China with 2.5:1.5.
Armenia and Germany are the leaders of the table and in the women’s section Hungary and Armenia are at the top.
The World Chess Blitz Championship took place from November 7th to 8th in Almaty, Republic of Kazakhstan. Sixteen players, including Ivanchuk, Svidler, Grischyk, Radjabov and Mamedyarov; participated in it.
But the surprise was that none of those top players was the winner but the young cuban GM Lenier Dominguez Perez.
Is it a surpise? If you take in consideration that in this tournamet were participating Anatoly Karpov, Vassily Ivanchuk, Teimour Radjabov and Magnus Carlsen, you’ll think that the american GM Nakamura wasn’t the favourite at first sight. But he beated them all playing an excellent chess and arise as the Cap d’Adge winner.
Nakamura,Hikaru (2704) – Ivanchuk,Vassily (2786) [E15]
Trophee CCAS FRA Finale Cap Agde FRA (14.2), 01.11.2008
1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nf3 b6 4.g3 Ba6 5.Qc2 Bb4+ 6.Bd2 Be7 7.Bg2 0-0 8.0-0 c6 9.Bf4 d5 10.Nbd2 Nbd7 11.Rfc1 c5 12.Qa4 Bb7 13.Ne5 cxd4 14.cxd5 Nxe5 15.Bxe5 Bxd5 16.Qxd4 Bc5 17.Bxf6 Bxd4 18.Bxd8 Rfxd8 19.Bxd5 Rxd5 20.Rc2 Rad8 21.Rac1 h6 22.Nf3 Bf6 23.e4 R5d7 24.b3 g5 25.h3 Kg7 26.Kf1 Bd4 27.b4 Bf6 28.Ke2 h5 29.g4 hxg4 30.hxg4 Be7 31.a3 a5 32.bxa5 bxa5 33.a4 Bd6 34.Rd1 Be7 35.Rxd7 Rxd7 36.Ne5 Rd4 37.Rc4 Rxc4 38.Nxc4 Bb4 39.Ne5 Bc3 40.Nc6 f5 41.Kd3 Be1 42.f3 Kf6 43.Kc4 fxe4 44.fxe4 Bd2 45.e5+ Kf7 46.Kc5 Ke8 47.Kd6 Kf7 48.Nd8+ Ke8 49.Nxe6 Bb4+ 50.Kd5 Bd2 51.Ke4 Ke7 1-0