Istanbul Olympiad Top 20 performing players

The best players sorted according Rp,Pts,games,%,board (Final Ranking after 11 Rounds) – Open

No. Name Rtg Team Rp Pts. Games % Bo.
1 GM Mamedyarov Shakhriyar 2729 Azerbaijan 2880 8.5 10 85.0 3
2 GM Navara David 2691 Czech Republic 2869 9.5 11 86.4 2
3 GM Aronian Levon 2816 Armenia 2849 7.0 10 70.0 1
4 GM Wojtaszek Radoslaw 2717 Poland 2844 7.5 10 75.0 1
5 GM Filippov Anton 2617 Uzbekistan 2820 6.5 8 81.3 2
6 GM Radjabov Teimour 2788 Azerbaijan 2813 6.5 9 72.2 1
7 GM Akopian Vladimir 2687 Armenia 2803 7.5 10 75.0 3
8 GM Kamsky Gata 2746 United States Of America 2796 8.5 11 77.3 2
9 GM Nakamura Hikaru 2778 United States Of America 2794 6.0 9 66.7 1
10 GM Le Quang Liem 2693 Vietnam 2787 8.0 10 80.0 1
11 GM Dominguez Perez Leinier 2725 Cuba 2786 7.5 10 75.0 1
12 GM Karjakin Sergey 2785 Russia 2784 7.0 10 70.0 3
13 GM Jakovenko Dmitry 2722 Russia 2783 7.0 9 77.8 5
14 GM Kramnik Vladimir 2797 Russia 2781 5.0 9 55.6 1
15 GM Amonatov Farrukh 2610 Tajikistan 2780 8.5 10 85.0 1
16 GM Ivanchuk Vassily 2769 Ukraine 2775 6.0 10 60.0 1
17 GM Ponomariov Ruslan 2734 Ukraine 2769 7.0 10 70.0 2
18 GM Ding Liren 2695 China 2764 7.5 10 75.0 3
19 GM Short Nigel 2698 England 2761 7.5 10 75.0 3
20 GM Wang Hao 2726 China 2761 6.0 10 60.0 1

My thoughts about the recent Olympiad 2012

Hi all

I don’t know about you lot, but I really enjoyed the last Olympiad just gone. Some brilliant play from Aronian, Kramnik, Ivanchuk and others as expected. The race was tense until the very final round, where China on the verge of winning the event, had to face the mighty Ukraine team – and losing this match meant that Ukraine came 3rd, and China 4th.

Really I would like to go over some key interesting games from the Women’s Olympiad soon as well.

There is so much instructive and fun chess material in these games, to yet explore, and I hope to continue my explorations in the coming days and weeks.

Best wishes
K