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44th Chess Olympiad 2022 R10: Indian Women eye the Gold, Men fight for a medal

by Shahid Ahmed - 08/08/2022

India 1 Women bounced back strong by absolutely dominating Kazakhstan with a resounding 3.5-0.5 victory. A win against USA in the final round earns them gold, while a draw will leave their fate on others' hands. In the Open section, India 2 drew with Uzbekistan 2-2 and Iran lost to India 1 by a minimum margin 1.5-2.5. Uzbekistan and Armenia shared the lead 17/20, followed by India 2, India 1 and USA at 16/20 each. India 1 and 2 would hope both the leaders lose their respective games and either of them win their respective matches to win the Gold. The final round in the Open sections are - Germany vs India 2, India vs USA and for the Women, they just need to best USA too. Round 11 starts tomorrow at 10 a.m. IST. Photo: Aditya Sur Roy

India dominates Kazakhstan to regain sole lead in the Women

India has the opportunity to shatter American dreams in both Open and Women sections. While Indian Women have the best chance for Gold, the second and third team have outside chances too for winning a medal. In the Open section, both India 1 and 2 must win against Germany and USA to keep their medal hopes alive and hope everything else just works out in their favor.

Tania Sachdev continues her career best run 8/10 | Photo: Aditya Sur Roy

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

Open: India 2 - Uzbekistan: 2-2

Reigning World Rapid champion, Nodirbek Abdusattorov brought an end to D Gukesh's unbeaten run. Although Gukesh was winning for the better part of the game, still the Uzbek managed to persevere a tough position.

Gukesh - Abdusattorov

Position after 27...Rc8

White already had a great advantage in the first 25 moves of the game. After 27...Rc8 it only magnified. 28.Qh5 is recommended by the computer, against which Black does not have any good defense. Eventually Gukesh blundered his knight in time pressure in an extremely complicated queen and knight vs queen and bishop endgame with both sides having connected passed pawns on opposite flank.

Final moments: Gukesh vs Abdusattorov | Video: ChessBase India
It took a world champion to stop the mighty Gukesh | Video: ChessBase India

Gukesh-Abdusattorov battle is something we are going to see many times in the years to come | Photo: Aditya Sur Roy

Nodirbek Yakubboev - Nihal Sarin: 0.5-0.5 | Photo: Aditya Sur Roy

Praggnanandhaa - Sindarov

Position after 45.Rxf6

The endgame is winning for White, there is no doubt about it. However, White must execute the correct technique. Try to think like Praggnanandhaa and make sure Black cannot escape with a draw.

Final Moments: Praggnanandhaa vs Javokhir Sindarov | Video: ChessBase India
Praggnanandhaa delivers again! | Video: ChessBase India

Praggnanandhaa scored an emphatic victory over Sindarov | Photo: Aditya Sur Roy

Adhiban played an explosive game to draw with Jakhongir Vakhidov | Photo: Aditya Sur Roy

India 2 - Uzbekistan: 2-2

Iran - India 1: 3-1

Vidit Gujrathi scored his first win of the event against M Amin Tabatabaei.

Vidit - Tabatabaei

Position after 39...Kh7

40.g6+ is completely winning here. The reason is 40...Kxg6 is met by 41.f3 which traps the rook. The only exfil left would be via Rg5 which means 41...Rg3+ 42.Kf2 Rg5 43.Rg4 and it's over. Vidit utilized the same idea by first going 40.f3. Black delayed taking the g-pawn. However, the outcome remained unchanged.

Harikrishna pats Vidit on the back after he beats Tabatabaei | Video: ChessBase India

Vidit Gujrathi's first win of the event turns out to be an important one for India 1 | Photo: Aditya Sur Roy

Narayanan - Daneshvar

Position after 35...Ne6

S L Narayanan made his intentions clear early in the game by pushing his h-pawn to h6 on 17th move. Later his opponent made a positional mistake 35...Ne6 which allowed White to get substantial advantage 36.Qf3 Qc3 37.Nd7 Kg8 38.Qb7.

Position after 82.g6

After a fantastic king manuever to a3 where it found its safe haven, Narayanan made a beautiful finish 82.g6.

GM S L Narayanan has been consistent for over two years and today he delivered when his team needed him the most | Photo: Aditya Sur Roy

Iran was no match for India 1 | Photo: Aditya Sur Roy

Iran - India 1: 1.5-2.5

Women: India 1 - Kazakhstan: 3.5-0.5

GM Koneru Humpy, IM Tania Sachdev and IM Bhakti Kulkarni completely dominated their opponents GM Zhansaya Abdumalik, WIM Xeniya Balabayeva and IM Guliskhan Nakhbayeva.

Tania - Xeniya

Position after 25.Nxe6

In an already winning position, Tania found a beautiful finish 25.Nxe6 fxe6 26.Rxe6 Kf7 27.Bxd5 Qxd5 28.Re7+ Kg6 29.Re5 Qf3 30.Rxb5 Rh5 31.h4 and Black resigned.

IM Bhakti Kulkarni scored her fourth win of the event after a six-game break | Photo: Aditya Sur Roy
Humpy's win raises the chance for an Olympiad Gold | Video: ChessBase India

India 1 - Kazakhstan: 3.5-0.5

Netherlands - India 2: 1-3

Apart from WGM Vantika Agrawal, IM Padmini Rout, WGM Mary Ann Gomes and WGM Divya Deshmukh won their respective games to beat Netherlands.

Netherlands - India 2: 1-3

India 3 - Sweden: 3-1

WGM Nandhidhaa P V and WIM Sahithi Varshini once again scored the wins to ensure the team beats Sweden and have an outside chance for a team medal.

WGM Nandhidhaa P V continues her fantastic form 8.5/10 | Photo: Aditya Sur Roy

India 3 decimated Sweden 3-1 | Photo: Aditya Sur Roy

India 3 - Sweden: 3-1

Replay the live stream

Replay Chess Olympiad 2022 Round 10 Live commentary by IM Sagar Shah and guests | Video: ChessBase India

Video Gallery

Round 10 summary of the Chess Olympiad 2022 | Video: ChessBase India
Dedication Level - 100! Meet Supriya Bhat and the ChessBase India Stall at the Olympiad 2022 | Video: ChessBase India
Starting moments of Round 10 - India 1 vs Kazakhstan | Video: ChessBase India
Vishy Anand joins the ChessBase India Live Commentary in Round 10 | Video: ChessBase India
Vishy Anand tries to speak Hindi at the Hindi ChessBase India Commentary | Video: ChessBase India
Magnus Carlsen watches the Indian Boards | Video: ChessBase India
Praggnanandhaa watching his Sister's Game | Video: ChessBase India
Magnus Carlsen is Happy Today! | 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 10 Open games

Replay Round 10 Women games

Round 10 Open results

No.SNo TeamTeamPts.MPRes.:Res.MPPts.TeamTeam SNo
111
IND2India 2 *)27½152:21628½UzbekistanUZB
14
26
AZEAzerbaijan24141:31523ArmeniaARM
12
31
USAUnited States of America21½143:11425½TurkeyTUR
21
413
IRIIran2414:1424½IndiaIND
2
523
SRBSerbia23142:21425½NetherlandsNED
7
64
ESPSpain24½13:1326Czech RepublicCZE
18
719
HUNHungary24132:21324UkraineUKR
8
89
GERGermany22½133:11324½IsraelISR
22
910
ENGEngland23½133:11324ItalyITA
26
1015
FRAFrance24132:21322LithuaniaLTU
35
113
NORNorway2312:1323½MoldovaMDA
48
125
POLPoland2212:1220½SwedenSWE
31
1316
IND3India 322122:21221SlovakiaSVK
34
1417
CROCroatia23121:31222½KazakhstanKAZ
40
1537
PERPeru20½122:21225½GeorgiaGEO
24
1643
ISLIceland2112:1223½GreeceGRE
25
1728
BRABrazil22122:21222½CanadaCAN
44
1850
BELBelgium19½11:1122RomaniaROU
20
1951
COLColombia25½11½:1123½DenmarkDEN
27
2054
ALBAlbania2111½:1122AustraliaAUS
29

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Round 11 Open pairings

No.SNo TeamTeamPts.MPRes.:Res.MPPts.TeamTeam SNo
19
GERGermany25½15:1629½India 2 *)IND
11
212
ARMArmenia2617:1527SpainESP
4
314
UZBUzbekistan30½17:1527½NetherlandsNED
7
42
INDIndia2716:1624½United States of AmericaUSA
1
548
MDAMoldova2615:1526½EnglandENG
10
66
AZEAzerbaijan2514:1525SerbiaSRB
23
721
TURTurkey26½14:1424½PolandPOL
5
88
UKRUkraine2614:1424LithuaniaLTU
35
913
IRIIran25½14:1426HungaryHUN
19
1025
GREGreece2614:1426FranceFRA
15
1140
KAZKazakhstan25½14:1324India 3IND
16
1234
SVKSlovakia2313:1327½Czech RepublicCZE
18
1336
SUISwitzerland23½13:1325½IsraelISR
22
1438
EGYEgypt24½13:1327½GeorgiaGEO
24
1526
ITAItaly2513:1322½PeruPER
37
1627
DENDenmark2713:1326MontenegroMNE
39
1728
BRABrazil2413:1324½SloveniaSLO
41
1829
AUSAustralia25½13:1323½ChileCHI
42
1944
CANCanada24½13:1324½CubaCUB
32
2033
AUTAustria2313:1322BelgiumBEL
50

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Round 10 Women results

No.SNo TeamTeamPts.MPRes.:Res.MPPts.TeamTeam SNo
11
INDIndia *)24½15:½1525KazakhstanKAZ
10
23
GEOGeorgia24152:21527PolandPOL
4
38
GERGermany2514:1425UkraineUKR
2
49
ARMArmenia26140:41424½AzerbaijanAZE
6
57
USAUnited States of America25½133:11426IndonesiaINA
32
617
NEDNetherlands21½131:31325India 2IND2
11
714
CUBCuba2213:1320SlovakiaSVK
22
828
MGLMongolia24132:21324½BulgariaBUL
15
916
IND3India 322½133:11324SwedenSWE
34
1012
HUNHungary22½12:½1223½ItalyITA
25
1113
ESPSpain25123:11223½PeruPER
31
1218
SRBSerbia22½123:11223IranIRI
38
1319
ISRIsrael22½123:11221ArgentinaARG
40
1420
ROURomania2112:1219½CroatiaCRO
43
1521
ENGEngland20½12:1224½CanadaCAN
56
165
FRAFrance22113:11122AustriaAUT
37
1723
CZECzech Republic2111:1123BrazilBRA
36
1839
PHIPhilippines22½113:11121VietnamVIE
24
1926
SLOSlovenia24½11:1122LithuaniaLTU
42
2047
DENDenmark20111:31122GreeceGRE
27

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Round 10 Women pairings

No.SNo TeamTeamPts.MPRes.:Res.MPPts.TeamTeam SNo
11
INDIndia *)2817:1528½United States of AmericaUSA
7
22
UKRUkraine27½16:1629PolandPOL
4
36
AZEAzerbaijan28½16:1626GeorgiaGEO
3
410
KAZKazakhstan25½15:1525½India 3IND3
16
522
SVKSlovakia22½15:1528India 2IND2
11
632
INAIndonesia2714:1426½GermanyGER
8
743
CROCroatia2214:1426ArmeniaARM
9
821
ENGEngland2314:1426HungaryHUN
12
913
ESPSpain2814:1425½SerbiaSRB
18
1015
BULBulgaria26½14:1425½IsraelISR
19
115
FRAFrance2513:1426MongoliaMGL
28
1239
PHIPhilippines25½13:1323½CubaCUB
14
1335
AUSAustralia2513:1322½NetherlandsNED
17
1434
SWESweden2513:1323½Czech RepublicCZE
23
1527
GREGreece2513:1324½EstoniaEST
30
1650
LATLatvia2213:1324½LithuaniaLTU
42
1757
CHIChile2613:1222½RomaniaROU
20
1825
ITAItaly2412:1222½MexicoMEX
54
1931
PERPeru24½12:1224½SingaporeSGP
55
2038
IRIIran2412:1221½PortugalPOR
59

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