Every day, after each round of the 43rd Chess Olympiad, on behalf of the Organizers of the 43rd Chess Olympiad the judging committee, led by GM Susan Polgar (along with GM Maia Chiburdanidze and IM Sagar Shah), awarded prizes (one in the Open and one Women’s Olympiad) for the “Games of the Round”.
Also the “Games of the Olympiad” were voted on today.
The winner in the Women’s section is Aleksandra Goryachkina of Russia. Here is her win from round 11:
Shen Yang (China) – Aleksandra Goryachkina
1.d4 d5 2.Nf3 Nf6 3.c4 c6 4.e3 Bf5 5.Nc3 e6 6.Nh4 Bg6 7.Nxg6 hxg6 8.Rb1 Qc7 9.g3 Nbd7 10.c5 e5 11.b4 a6 12.Be2 Be7 13.a4 Nf8 14.Bb2 e4 15.b5 Ne6 16.bxa6 bxa6 17.Ba3 Nd7 18.Qb3 Rb8 19.Qc2 Rxb1+ 20.Qxb1 0–0 21.Qc2 Qc8 22.Qd2 Bd8 23.Na2 a5 24.Nc1 f5 25.Nb3 Qb7 26.Qc3 Nf6 27.Bc1 g5 28.Bd2 f4 29.gxf4 gxf4 30.h3 Bc7 31.Kd1 Rb8 32.Kc2 f3 33.Bf1
33…Nxc5 34.dxc5 Be5 35.Ba6 Qxa6 36.Qxe5 Qd3+ 37.Kc1 Qxb3 38.Qa1 d4 39.exd4 e3 40.Bxe3 Rb4 41.Rg1 Rc4+ 0–1
In the Open section, Tiger Hillarp Persson (of Sweden) is the winner with a truly brilliant attacking game (from round 7) 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