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44th Chess Olympiad 2022 R3: India 2 scores a hat-trick of 4-0, Italy no.1 Vocaturo holds Carlsen

by Shahid Ahmed - 01/08/2022

All six Indian teams maintain their winning streak. In the Open section, India 2 is yet to concede even a half point. They won all three of their matches 4-0. In Round 3, Gukesh, Nihal, Praggnanandhaa and Raunak all teenagers faced Switzerland. Praggnanandhaa persevered a completely lost position and managed to win against Yannick Pelletier on time. Although he was not happy about it. Harikrishna and Arjun Erigaisi scored important wins to ensure India 1 beats Greece. Among the Women, Vaishali and Bhakti's wins propelled India 1 to beat England. Harika Dronavalli who is expecting, played her first game at 44th Chess Olympiad 2022. Round 4 starts today at 3 p.m. IST. Photo: FIDE/Lennart Ootes

Italy beats Norway: 3-1

The biggest upset coming out of the third round is certainly Italy beating Norway convincingly 3-1. Italy did not conceded a single loss and Norway did two. Italy no.1 GM Daniele Vocaturo played solid to draw with the world champion and world no.1 Magnus Carlsen.

Spectators witnessing India 2 live in action in person | Photo: FIDE/Lennart Ootes

GM Daniele Vocaturo used his Captain GM Loek van Wely's advice well against Magnus Carlsen | Photo: FIDE/Lennart Ootes

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

Open: India 1 - Greece: 3-1

GM Pentala Harikrishna (2720) scored a fantastic victory over GM Dimitrios Mastrovasilis (2599) by destroying his kingside. GM Arjun Erigaisi (2689) was the other victor for India 1 against GM Nikolaos Theodorou (2575). GM Vidit Gujrathi (2714) and GM Krishnan Sasikiran (2638) drew their games against GM Nikolaos Theodorou (2575) and IM Evgenios Ioannidis (2459) respectively.

Harikrishna - Dimitrios

Position after 24.Bxh6!

23...Na8 was a too deep of a maneuever which invited trouble. White happily accepted the invitation with 24.Bxh6! gxh6 25.Nf6+ Kg7 26.Qg4+ Kh8 now comes the next sacrifice 27.Bxd5 exd5 runs into 29.Nh5+ Kh7 30.Qf5+ Kh8 31.Nf6+-. 27...Bd3 was played in the game 28.Nh5+ Kh7 29.Be4+ and it's over for Black.

Moldova - India 1: 0.5-3.5

Harikrishna scored an emphatic win | Photo: Niklesh Jain

GM Arjun Erigaisi bounced back with a win after a draw in the previous round | Photo: Niklesh Jain

India 2 - Estonia: 4-0

GM D Gukesh (2684), GM Nihal Sarin (2651) GM R Praggnanandhaa (2648) and GM Raunak Sadhwani (2611) scored a victory each. Out of them, Praggnanandhaa was completely lost against Switzerland no.4, GM Yannick Pelletier (2551).

Pelletier - Praggnanandhaa

Position after 40...Ne4

White had a decisive advantage for the better part of the game. One of the best chances was after 40...Ne4. 41.Bh5 would have left Black with little to no choice. Thankfully, he opted for 41.Bxd6. After missing several opportunities, White went on to lose the game on time.

Praggnanandhaa is sad after his opponent loses on time! | Video: ChessBase India

Switzerland - India 2: 0-4

India 2 scored a hat-trick of whitewashes | Photo: Niklesh Jain

Mexico - India 3: 0.5-3.5

GM Sethuraman S P (2623) and GM Abhijeet Gupta (2627) scored important victories for the team against GM Hannes Stefansson (2541) and GM Gudmundur Kjartansson (2448) respectively to earn their team a victory against Iceland.

India 3 - Iceland: 3-1

India 3 en route their victory over Iceland | Photo: Niklesh Jain

Women: England - India 1: 1-3

IM Vaishali R (2442) and IM Bhakti Kulkarni (2373) scored important wins against WGM Katarzyna Toma (2303) and FM Akshaya Kalaiyalahan (2158). IM Tania Sachdev (2274) had a decisive advantage WIM Lan Yao (2274). However, she was unable to make the most out of it.

England - India 1: 1-3

GM Harika Dronavalli who is expecting, drew her game with England no.1 woman IM Jovanka Houska | Photo: Shahid Ahmed

IM Bhakti Kulkarni in action | Photo: Aditya Sur Roy

IM Vaishali R played the queen ending quite well | Photo: Niklesh Jain

Indonesia - India 2: 1-3

WGM Vantika Agrawal (2371) and IM Soumya Swaminathan (2335) scored the key victories for India 2 against IM Irine Kharisma Sukandar (2373) and Fariha Mariroh (1839). IM Padmini Rout (2374) was completely winning against IM Medina Warda Aulia (2374), unfortunately the former missed her opportunity and her opponent escaped with a draw.

Indonesia - India 2: 1-3

WGM Vantika Agrawal scored her third consecutive win | Photo: Aditya Sur Roy

IM Soumya Swaminathan won an equal endgame | Photo: Aditya Sur Roy

India 3 - Austria: 2.5-1.5

WGM Nandhidhaa P V got a walk over. WGM Pratyusha Bodda (2310) defeated WFM Elisabeth Hapala (2113). IM Eesha Karavade (2339) was held to a draw by WIM Katharina Newrkla (2265).

Singapore - India 3: 1-3

WGM Pratyusha Bodda en route her victory over WFM Elisabeth Hapala | Photo: Aditya Sur Roy

Italy - Norway: 3-1

GM Lorenzo Lodici (2553) and GM Franceso Sonis (2543) had won their games against GM John Ludvig Hammer (2638) and GM Johan-Sebastian Christiansen (2593) respectively. Italy no.1 GM Daniele Vocaturo (2616) was up against the world no.1 and world champion, Magnus Carlsen (2864). He had a solid position and managed to hold a draw.

Italy no.1 Daniele Vocaturo draws with World Champion Magnus Carlsen | Italy 3 - Norway 1 | Video: ChessBase India
Dutch legend Loek van Wely on sharing valuable advice to face Carlsen | Video: ChessBase India
Magnus Carlsen not happy after Norway loses to Italy 3-1 | Video: ChessBase India

Italy - Norway: 3-1

Italy quite possibly scored the biggest win in the Olympiads against Norway in presence of the world champion, Magnus Carlsen | Photo: Aditya Sur Roy

Poland is in great spirits after the arrival of their top player - Jan-Krzysztof Duda | Photo: Shahid Ahmed

Replay the live stream

Replay Chess Olympiad 2022 Round 3 Live commentary by IM Sagar Shah and Samay Raina | Video: ChessBase India

Video Gallery

Round 3 Preview of Indian teams of the Chess Olympiad 2022 | Video: ChessBase India
Harika Dronavalli with child, enters the hall leading the India 1 Women's Team| Video: ChessBase India
Magnus Carlsen enters the playing hall on the third day! | Video: ChessBase India
The most awaited line-up of the Chennai Chess Olympiads 2022 | Video: ChessBase India
Magnus in a very happy mood before the game | Video: ChessBase India
Magnus Carlsen plays the Caro–Kann | Video: ChessBase India
Jorden van Foreest chilling before the start of round three | Video: ChessBase India
Anish Giri not impressed after he watched Magnus Carlsen's game | Video: ChessBase India
Magnus Carlsen checks Anish Giri's game in between his game | Video: ChessBase India
Round 3 in a Glimpse | Video: ChessBase India
Chess Olympiad Restaurant - Food and its cost! | Video: ChessBase India
Mango is mango of my dream - WFM and Artist Mariya Yugina | 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 3 Open games

Replay Round 3 Women games

Round 3 Open results

No.SNo TeamTeamPts.MPRes.:Res.MPPts.TeamTeam SNo
12
INDIndia *)43:14GreeceGRE
25
224
GEOGeorgia841:346United States of AmericaUSA
1
326
ITAItaly43:14NorwayNOR
3
44
ESPSpain43:14BrazilBRA
28
529
AUSAustralia4:47PolandPOL
5
66
AZEAzerbaijan743:148ArgentinaARG
30
731
SWESweden640:44NetherlandsNED
7
88
UKRUkraine842:248CubaCUB
32
933
AUTAustria74:47GermanyGER
9
1010
ENGEngland74:4LithuaniaLTU
35
1136
SUISwitzerland740:448India 2IND
11
1212
ARMArmenia74:46EgyptEGY
38
1339
MNEMontenegro841:34IranIRI
13
1414
UZBUzbekistan843:14SloveniaSLO
41
1542
CHIChile40:44FranceFRA
15
1616
IND3India 343:14IcelandISL
43
1718
CZECzech Republic4:48CanadaCAN
44
1845
MGLMongolia42:247HungaryHUN
19
1920
ROURomania4:46IndonesiaINA
46
2063
BULBulgaria41:348TurkeyTUR
21

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Round 4 Open pairings

No.SNo TeamTeamPts.MPRes.:Res.MPPts.TeamTeam SNo
115
FRAFrance11½6:610½India *)IND
2
21
USAUnited States of America96:611UzbekistanUZB
14
316
IND3India 36:610½SpainESP
4
45
POLPoland6:610RomaniaROU
20
521
TURTurkey116:610AzerbaijanAZE
6
622
ISRIsrael11½6:610½NetherlandsNED
7
723
SRBSerbia106:6EnglandENG
10
811
IND2India 2126:610½ItalyITA
26
912
ARMArmenia6:6AustriaAUT
33
1044
CANCanada10½6:6IranIRI
13
1134
SVKSlovakia5:510UkraineUKR
8
1232
CUBCuba105:59HungaryHUN
19
133
NORNorway4:5MongoliaMGL
45
149
GERGermany4:4IrelandIRL
59
1560
FAIFaroe Islands74:48CroatiaCRO
17
1661
MKDNorth Macedonia74:49Czech RepublicCZE
18
1762
MEXMexico4:49GeorgiaGEO
24
1825
GREGreece4:4BulgariaBUL
63
1927
DENDenmark94:48LatviaLAT
64
2028
BRABrazil4:4BangladeshBAN
65

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Round 3 Women results

No.SNo TeamTeamPts.MPRes.:Res.MPPts.TeamTeam SNo
121
ENGEngland741:34India *)IND
1
22
UKRUkraine744:04SlovakiaSVK
22
323
CZECzech Republic64:4GeorgiaGEO
3
44
POLPoland43:146VietnamVIE
24
525
ITAItaly41:348FranceFRA
5
66
AZEAzerbaijan84:47GreeceGRE
27
728
MGLMongolia843:147United States of AmericaUSA
7
88
GERGermany743:147SwitzerlandSUI
29
930
ESTEstonia74:48ArmeniaARM
9
1010
KAZKazakhstan743:148PeruPER
31
1132
INAIndonesia841:34India 2IND2
11
1212
HUNHungary43:148ColombiaCOL
33
1334
SWESweden843:148SpainESP
13
1414
CUBCuba42:247AustraliaAUS
35
1536
BRABrazil840:44BulgariaBUL
15
1616
IND3India 374:47AustriaAUT
37
1738
IRIIran84½:47NetherlandsNED
17
1818
SRBSerbia4:4PhilippinesPHI
39
1965
ECUEcuador40:44IsraelISR
19
2020
ROURomania74:48KyrgyzstanKGZ
79

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Round 4 Women pairings

No.SNo TeamTeamPts.MPRes.:Res.MPPts.TeamTeam SNo
11
INDIndia *)10½6:6HungaryHUN
12
215
BULBulgaria11½6:611UkraineUKR
2
33
GEOGeorgia96:6India 3IND3
16
417
NEDNetherlands10½6:610½PolandPOL
4
55
FRAFrance116:610SerbiaSRB
18
619
ISRIsrael6:610½AzerbaijanAZE
6
720
ROURomania6:610GermanyGER
8
828
MGLMongolia116:610KazakhstanKAZ
10
911
IND2India 210½6:6EstoniaEST
30
1014
CUBCuba5:611SwedenSWE
34
1135
AUSAustralia95:48United States of AmericaUSA
7
129
ARMArmenia4:4IrelandIRL
51
1313
ESPSpain94:47MexicoMEX
54
1452
MASMalaysia4:48EnglandENG
21
1522
SVKSlovakia4:49SingaporeSGP
55
1656
CANCanada4:4Czech RepublicCZE
23
1724
VIEVietnam74:4ChileCHI
57
1858
VENVenezuela4:4ItalyITA
25
1959
PORPortugal4:4SloveniaSLO
26
2027
GREGreece4:48BoliviaBOL
60

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