02 October 2018

The Organizers of the 43rd Chess Olympiad awarded the “Games of the Day” for Round 7.

The winner in the Women’s section is Zhansaya Abdumalik of Kazakhstan. Here is her win:

Claudia Amura (Argentina) - Zhansaya Abdumalik 

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 d5 4.Nf3 Bg7 5.cxd5 Nxd5 6.e3 0–0 7.Bc4 Nxc3 8.bxc3 Nc6 9.Ba3 Na5 10.Bd3 b6 11.0–0 c5 12.dxc5 Bb7 13.Rc1 Qc7 14.cxb6 axb6 15.c4 Rfd8 16.Qc2 Bxf3 17.gxf3 Nc6 18.Qb3  

18…Rxd3 19.Qxd3 Ne5 20.Qb3 Nxf3+ 21.Kg2 Qc6 22.e4 Nh4+ 23.Kh3 Qxe4 24.f3 Qf4 25.Rc2 Be5 26.Rg1 Nxf3 27.Rg4 Qh6+ 0–1


In the Open section, Tiger Hillarp Persson (of Sweden) is the winner with a truly brilliant attacking game that included an impressive and rarely seen King maneuver.  

Tiger Hillarp Persson - Tomas Laurusas (Lithuania)


1.Nf3 d5 2.g3 Nf6 3.Bg2 g6 4.c4 c6 5.b3 Bg7 6.Bb2 0–0 7.0–0 a5 8.Nc3 Ne4 9.Na4 Bxb2 10.Nxb2 Nd7 11.d3 Nef6 12.d4 b6 13.Rc1 Bb7 14.Nd3 Rc8 15.Nfe5 Nxe5 16.dxe5 Nd7 17.Qd2 dxc4 18.Rxc4 Nxe5 19.Rh4 h5 20.Rd1 Nxd3 21.Qh6 Qd6 22.Rxd3 Qf6 23.Be4 Ba6 24.Re3 Qg7 25.Qg5 Rcd8 26.Qxe7 Rd1+ 27.Kg2 Qa1 28.Bxc6 Rg1+ 29.Kf3 Qf1 30.Kf4 Qxf2+ 31.Kg5 Kg7 (If 31...Rc1 32.Rf4 Qxh2 33.Kh6 Rxc6 34.Qxf7+! Rxf7 35.Re8+)

32.Rf4 Qxh2 33.Qf6+ Kh7 34.Qxg6+! Kh8 35.Kh6 1–0