GM Hoang at the Istanbul Olympiad 2012

GM Hoang led the Hungarian Womens Team at the recent Olympiad. 12th seeded Hungary finished 17th.

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Bo. Name                          Rtg FED      Pts.    Games Rp
1 GM Hoang Thanh Trang 2464 HUN 6.0      10      2476
2 WGM Gara Ticia            2385 HUN 6.5      10      2320
3 WGM Rudolf Anna         2289 HUN 5.0       8       2231
4 IM Gara Anita                 2306 HUN 3.5       7       2144
5 WGM Papp Petra           2302 HUN 6.5       9       2226

Rk. SNo     Team Team Games     + = –      TB1 TB2 TB3 TB4
1 2 Russia             RUS 11            8 3 0      19 450.0 33.0 155.00
2 1 China              CHN 11           8 3 0      19 416.0 31.5 154.00
3 4 Ukraine           UKR 11           7 4 0      18 408.5 30.5 154.00
4 6 India                IND 11           8 1 2       17 336.0 28.0 148.00
5 10 Romania        ROU 11          8 0 3      16 313.5 28.5 129.00
6 8 Armenia           ARM 11         8 0 3      16 313.0 26.5 140.00
7 14 France           FRA 11           7 1 3      15 347.5 29.0 147.00
8 3 Georgia           GEO 11           6 3 2      15 344.0 28.5 144.00
9 26 Iran                IRI 11             7 1 3      15 339.0 31.0 132.00
10 5 United States USA 11           6 3 2      15 326.0 29.5 133.00
11 9 Germany      GER 11            7 1 3      15 316.0 27.0 144.00
12 22 Kazakhstan KAZ 11           6 3 2      15 309.0 27.0 138.00
13 21 Mongolia      MGL 11         7 1 3      15 308.0 28.0 134.00
14 36 Belarus           BLR 11         6 3 2     15 292.0 28.5 121.00
15 7 Poland           POL 11           6 2 3      14 336.5 27.5 151.00
16 13 Bulgaria       BUL 11           6 2 3      14 316.5 27.5 136.00
17 12 Hungary      HUN 11          6 2 3      14 303.0 27.5 129.00  

Here is a nice positional game  

Hoang Thanh Trang (2464) – Pham Le Thao Nguyen (2393) [D23]
40th Olympiad Women Istanbul TUR (2.18), 29.08.2012
This game can be examined under the following themes

  • Space advantage
  • Bishop pair
  • Infiltration
  • Open file

Critical Position 1
Black is suffering from a lack of space and is slowly getting squeezed. How to continue? Is there a tactic?

White to play
    

Critical Position 2
White has made some progress. Black has an isolated pawn, White has increased the space advantage on the kingside and is pressing on the d-file. But what is next? More slow building? Is there a tactical blow?  

White to Play

   

 

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Posted on October 26, 2012, in Istanbul Olympiad 2012. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

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