Armenia Retains Olympiad Mens Title Print
Wednesday, 26 November 2008 16:14

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Armenia defend their title at the Chess Olympiad

Photos and results from Armenia's road to gold medal in the Chess Olympiad 2008

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The team of Armenia have won the Chess Olympiad in Dresden! After 11 rounds of fighting games, the team of Armenia successfully defended in Dresden their gold medal from Turin 2006, collecting a total of 19 match points. They have collected 31 points from 44 games, with only two individual defeats.

Expect full report about teams performances, board standing, and details later today on Chessdom.com!

Here are all the results and photos from Armenia's way to the Chess Olympiad 2008 gold.

 

The road to the Chess Olympiad gold

9 Armenia (ARM) - 44 Italy (ITA) 4 : 0

GM Aronian Levon 2757 - GM Caruana Fabiano 2640 1 - 0
GM Akopian Vladimir 2679 - GM Godena Michele 2517 1 - 0
GM Sargissian Gabriel 2642 - IM Shytaj Luca 2472 1 - 0
GM Petrosian Tigran L 2629 - IM Brunello Sabino 2455 1 - 0

26 Moldova (MDA) - 9 Armenia (ARM) 1 : 3

GM Bologan Viktor 2682 - GM Aronian Levon 2757 ½ - ½
GM Svetushkin Dmitry 2588 - GM Akopian Vladimir 2679 ½ - ½
GM Khruschiov Alexey 2499 - GM Sargissian Gabriel 2642 0 - 1
GM Sanduleac Vasile 2443 - GM Petrosian Tigran L 2629 0 - 1

9 Armenia (ARM) - 72 Faroe Islands (FAI) 4 : 0

GM Akopian Vladimir 2679 - IM Ziska Helgi Dam 2416 1 - 0
GM Sargissian Gabriel 2642 - FM Olsen Heini 2376 1 - 0
GM Petrosian Tigran L 2629 - IM Rodgaard John 2383 1 - 0
GM Minasian Artashes 2541 - Poulsen Martin 2281 1 - 0

2 Ukraine (UKR) - 9 Armenia (ARM) 2 : 2

GM Ivanchuk Vassily 2786 - GM Aronian Levon 2757 ½ - ½
GM Karjakin Sergey 2730 - GM Akopian Vladimir 2679 ½ - ½
GM Efimenko Zahar 2680 - GM Sargissian Gabriel 2642 ½ - ½
GM Volokitin Andrei 2659 - GM Petrosian Tigran L 2629 ½ - ½

9 Armenia (ARM) - 20 Netherlands (NED) 2½:1½

GM Aronian Levon 2757 - GM Van Wely Loek 2618 ½ - ½
GM Akopian Vladimir 2679 - GM Smeets Jan 2604 ½ - ½
GM Sargissian Gabriel 2642 - GM Stellwagen Daniel 2605 1 - 0
GM Petrosian Tigran L 2629 - GM L'Ami Erwin 2610 ½ - ½

4 Azerbaijan (AZE) - 9 Armenia (ARM) 1½:2½

GM Radjabov Teimour 2752 - GM Aronian Levon 2757 ½ - ½
GM Mamedyarov Shakhriyar 2731 - GM Akopian Vladimir 2679 0 - 1
GM Gashimov Vugar 2703 - GM Sargissian Gabriel 2642 ½ - ½
GM Mammadov Rauf 2631 - GM Petrosian Tigran L 2629 ½ - ½

9 Armenia (ARM) - 1 Russia (RUS) 2½:1½

GM Aronian Levon 2757 - GM Kramnik Vladimir 2772 ½ - ½
GM Akopian Vladimir 2679 - GM Svidler Peter 2727 ½ - ½
GM Sargissian Gabriel 2642 - GM Grischuk Alexander 2719 1 - 0
GM Petrosian Tigran L 2629 - GM Jakovenko Dmitry 2737 ½ - ½

7 France (FRA) - 9 Armenia (ARM) ½ :3½

GM Bacrot Etienne 2705 - GM Aronian Levon 2757 ½ - ½
GM Vachier-Lagrave Maxime 2716 - GM Akopian Vladimir 2679 0 - 1
GM Fressinet Laurent 2676 - GM Sargissian Gabriel 2642 0 - 1
GM Tkachiev Vladislav 2664 - GM Petrosian Tigran L 2629 0 - 1

9 Armenia (ARM) - 8 Israel (ISR) 1½:2½

GM Aronian Levon 2757 - GM Gelfand Boris 2719 0 - 1
GM Akopian Vladimir 2679 - GM Roiz Michael 2677 ½ - ½
GM Sargissian Gabriel 2642 - GM Avrukh Boris 2657 1 - 0
GM Petrosian Tigran L 2629 - GM Rodshtein Maxim 2609 0 - 1

22 Serbia (SRB) - 9 Armenia (ARM) 1 : 3

GM Ivanisevic Ivan 2658 - GM Aronian Levon 2757 0 - 1
GM Solak Dragan 2595 - GM Akopian Vladimir 2679 0 - 1
GM Perunovic Milos 2580 - GM Sargissian Gabriel 2642 ½ - ½
GM Vuckovic Bojan 2561 - GM Petrosian Tigran L 2629 ½ - ½

3 China (CHN) - 9 Armenia (ARM) 1½:2½

GM Wang Yue 2736 - GM Aronian Levon 2757 ½ - ½
GM Bu Xiangzhi 2714 - GM Akopian Vladimir 2679 ½ - ½
GM Ni Hua 2710 - GM Sargissian Gabriel 2642 ½ - ½
GM Li Chao B 2622 - GM Petrosian Tigran L 2629 0 : 1

 
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