Baku 2016 Chess Olympiad Live Updates

Check out the latest happenings in Baku, Azerbaijan, as the 42nd Chess Olympiad progresses.




deuts September 6, 201611:16 am

Perhaps, the biggest upset of Round 4 was when Ukraine, the 5th seed, defeated the number 1 team, Russia.

deuts September 6, 201611:23 am

Still in Round 4, the Netherlands (seed no. 11) crushed England (seed no.6)

wesleyfan September 6, 201611:26 am

As the United States drew all their games against the Czech Republic, Wesley So with a rating of 2782 drew against GM Zbynek Hracek with a rating of 2591.

wesleyfan September 6, 201611:29 am

If anyone knows how to compute for the tiebreak called “Olympiad-Sonneborn-Berger-Tie-Break”, kindly leave a message in the comments below. Please explain how was this computed.

deuts September 6, 201611:33 am

With the defeat in Round 4, Russia is currently at 14th place. They’re facing the 43rd seed, Egypt, in Round 5. It should be an easy round for Russia in Round 5 eh?

deuts September 6, 201611:37 am

Download all the PGN games of this Olympiad: Open | Women

deuts September 6, 201611:46 am

Which match up are you looking forward to in the next rounds?

pinoychesser September 6, 20161:08 pm

How come Ino Sadorra played 1 game only so far in 4 rounds of Baku 2016 Chess Olympiad?

I wonder what’s the arrangements they’ve made?

deuts September 6, 20161:10 pm

With Torre, Pinoys can’t go wrong vs Nigeria

pinoychesser September 6, 20161:16 pm

GM Wesley So played 3 games so far, with 2.5 points.

wesleyfan September 6, 20161:18 pm

Check out the playing schedule of Baku 2016 Chess Olympiad:

wesleyfan September 6, 20161:21 pm

Check out the playing schedule of Baku 2016 Chess Olympiad:

deuts September 6, 20165:04 pm

Board pairings for Round 5 are available: pairings round5

deuts September 6, 20165:12 pm

Here’s Philippines vs. South Africa board match ups in Round 5:

deuts September 6, 201611:08 pm

Wesley So won his game in Round 5 against Serbia.

deuts September 6, 201611:09 pm

The Netherlands wins by a slight margin against Belarus in Round 5

deuts September 6, 201611:10 pm

China appears to be winning its game against Ukraine. Let’s see.

deuts September 6, 201611:13 pm

Eugene Torre wins again in Round 5 against South Africa!

deuts September 6, 201611:15 pm

Philippines Women are winning in their match against Algeria in round5 baku2016

deuts September 7, 20167:01 am

Ukraine once again was victorious, this time against the defending champion, China!

deuts September 7, 20169:25 am

Did you know? The Philippines (Open) will face the team of the world champion, norway?

deuts September 7, 201610:07 am

What do you miss about the Philippine team in Istanbul 2012 Chess Olympiad?

deuts September 7, 20162:43 pm

Interview with Olympiad youngest player here.

deuts September 12, 201610:20 pm

Wesley So and Sam Shankland won their respective games for Team USA in Round 10 against Georgia.

deuts September 12, 201610:34 pm

Is it gonna be a sweep for Team Philippines Open in round 10 against Scotland?

deuts September 12, 201610:37 pm

Sergey Karjakin lost to Pentala Harikrishna in Round 10 Open

deuts September 12, 201610:38 pm

It appears like the Russia-India matchup in Round 10 Open is gonna be a draw.

deuts September 13, 20167:59 pm

GM Eugene Torre needs to win in Round 11 to even the score against Australia!

deuts September 13, 20167:59 pm

China wins the title in the Women section! Congrats to China! It’s their first.

deuts September 14, 20163:22 pm

The United States bags the gold in the Open Section.

deuts September 14, 20163:22 pm

I have to close this live blog now. Baku Chess Olympiad is finally over!


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7 thoughts on “Baku 2016 Chess Olympiad Live Updates”

  1. Many opponents of Eugene Torre in board 3 of the Baku 2016 Olympiad are surprised that despite his average ELO rating due to inactivity, he is able to match with higher rated GMs. They probably don’t know that he was once in a candidate’s match during his younger days. His experience equals that of a superGM.

  2. After 2 succesive loses to Italy and Spain in the ongoing Baku chess olympiad, the PHL’s ranking went down from 19th to 50th. It’s target of finishing at the top ten for the 3 remaining games is now a big doubt.

  3. The PHL slides down farther from 50th to 56th in team ranking despite a draw with Argentina with 2 more rounds remaining in the Baku chess olympiad 2016. It’s because of losses in board 2 and 4 in the previous rounds. Kudos to GMs Sadorra and Torre for keeping us afloat. If not for them, we are now in the bottom rankings.

  4. Despite a 4-0 win against Scotland in the 10th round, the PHL team managed to climb only from 56th to 53rd in Team rankings in the ongoing Baku Chess Olympiad. They will meet Australia in the 11th and last round. China and Vietnam are way ahead of us in team ranking. This reflects how chess developments in these 2 countries have surpassed us producing 7 superGMs 4 of whom are now playing for China and 1 superGM playing 1st board with Vietnam. We have also produced 1 superGM in the person of GM Wesley So but unfortunately he now plays for the US team which is cinched to take the gold medal at Baku 2016 Chess Olympiad.

  5. I’m confident that GM Wesley So will achieve the ELO rating level of 2800 within this year from the way he is playing. There are only 4 GMs in the world who have achieved and surpassed this fete, Carlsen, Kramnik, LaGrave and Caruana. Hopefully, So will be the 5th judging from his live ELO rating of 2792 surpassing GM Nakamura, his teammate of team US.

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