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Baku 2016 Chess Olympiad Board Prizes Winners

At the conclusion of Baku 2016 Chess Olympiad, here are the Board Prizes winners for the Open Section. Board Prizes are awarded to top players in each board in terms of rating performance, not winning percentage nor game points.

Replay all the games of Baku 2016 Chess Olympiad (Open).

42nd Chess Olympiad Board Prizes Winners – Open


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Board 1 Winners – Open

Rk.NameRtgTeamRpPts.%Games
1GMJobava Baadur2665Georgia29268,080,010
2GMDominguez Perez Leinier2720Cuba28397,575,010
3GMCaruana Fabiano2808United States28387,070,010
 

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Philippines Women Team Pulls an Upset Against the 4th Seed Georgia in Round 2 of Baku 2016 Chess Olympiad

The Philippines Women Team in Baku 2016 Chess Olympiad pulled an upset against the 4th seed, Georgia, in Round 2.

The Philippines had an average rating of 2148 vs. Georgia that had an average rating of 2470. That’s 321 average rating difference. See the match-up and the individual games results below.

GEO vs. PHI - Round 2 Baku 2016 Chess Olympiad (Women)

Bo.4Georgia (GEO)Rtg-46Philippines (PHI)Rtg1½:2½
5/1GMDzagnidze, Nana (w)2522-WIMFrayna, Janelle Mae (b)2281½ - ½
5/2GMKhotenashvili, Bela (b)2463-WIMFronda, Jan Jodilyn (w)21280 - 1
5/3IMBatsiashvili, Nino (w)2474-Bernales, Christy Lamiel (b)20651 - 0
5/4IMMelia, Salome (b)2419-WIMSecopito, Catherine (w)21190 - 1

This win boosted the team’s ranking to No. 29 after 2 rounds. (See here)

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In Round 3, the Philippines’ Women team will be up against the 5th seed, India. Can they pull another upset this time?

Tough Matches for Philippines in Round 2 of Baku 2016 Chess Olympiad

After winning all their 8 games in Round 1 for both Open and Women Section, the Philippine team are up against much tougher opponents in Round 2.Replay »

The Open Section team will be up against the 39th seed, Paraguay. The match up follows:

Philippines vs. Paraguay - Round 2 Baku 2016 Chess Olympiad Open

Bo.53Philippines (PHI)Rtg39Paraguay (PAR)Rtg
35/1GMSadorra, Julio Catalino (w)2560GMDelgado Ramirez, Neuris (b)2618
35/2GMGomez, John Paul (b)2492GMBachmann, Axel (w)2641
35/3GMTorre, Eugenio (w)2447GMCubas, Jose Fernando (b)2470
35/4GMBarcenilla, Rogelio (b)2455GMFranco Ocampos, Zenon (w)2496

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