Baku 2016 Chess Olympiad (Open): Round 5 Results, Ranking after Round 5, and Round 6 Team Pairings

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Open – Round 5 Results

Even without its perennial top board, Vassily Ivanchuk, who preferred to play in a draughts tournament rather than chess, Ukraine are toppling down top teams, Russia in Round 4, and now the defending champion, China, in Round 5.

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Philippines vs. Nigeria; Round 3 – Baku 2016 Chess Olympiad (Open)

It was third straight win for GM Eugenio Torre on his stint so far in Baku 2016 Chess Olympiad, as the Philippines beat Nigeria (3-1) in Round 3.

On the 4th board, however, IM Paulo Bersamino wasn’t successful in holding his game against the much lower rated player, CM Adeyinka Adesina.

Philippines vs. Paraguay Round 2 Results – Baku 2016 Chess Olympiad

Asia’s first Grandmaster, GM Eugene Torre, never failed to deliver so far in two rounds of Baku 2016 Chess Olympiad. He won his game anew, this time in Round 2 against GM Jose Fernando Cubas of Paraguay in Board 3 of their match.

Sadly, that was the only win for Philippine team in Round 2 of Open Section. Julio Catalino Sadorra drew his game in Board 1. The rest lost their games.[replay]

PHI vs. PAR - R2 Results

Bo.53Philippines (PHI)Rtg-39Paraguay (PAR)Rtg1½:2½
35/1GMSadorra, Julio Catalino (w)2560-GMDelgado Ramirez, Neuris (b)2618½ - ½
35/2GMGomez, John Paul (b)2492-GMBachmann, Axel (w)26410 - 1
35/3GMTorre, Eugenio (w)2447-GMCubas, Jose Fernando (b)24701 - 0
35/4GMBarcenilla, Rogelio (b)2455-GMFranco Ocampos, Zenon (w)24960 - 1

Check out Eugene Torre’s interview with Susan Polgar after the Round 1 games below:

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)

Replay the games below: [replay]

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

Baku 2016 Chess Olympiad Rankings after Round 1

Except for the unlikely turnout of 2-2 in the Bulgaria (headed by no other than Veselin Topalov) against the 110th seed, Sudan, every other results seems to be according to their rankings.

Replay all the Round 1 games: Open | Women.


Thus the rankings after Round follow: