Chess olympiads Tkatchiev quotforfeitsquot

  

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Thibault de Vassal    (2008-12-03)
Chess olympiads, Tkatchiev "forfeits"

After the case of Ivanchuk on doping, a new unexplained and undercovered (actually completely missed by the official websites - FIDE, federations, olympiads site...) case at the Olympiads !

France just lost 1,5-2,5 to Azerbaijan, Vladislav Tkatchiev just did not arrive to the board !! .. while the France team has 5 players for 4 boards... One full point lost. No explanation, nothing, maybe a conflict in the team. I hope there will be more information about it. To be continued.


Thibault de Vassal    (2008-12-03 11:52:54)
Armenia wins the Olympiads

Round 11 results :

Bo. 7 France (FRA) Rtg - 4 Azerbaijan (AZE) Rtg 1,5 : 2,5

6.1 GM Bacrot Etienne 2705 - GM Radjabov Teimour 2752 -
6.2 GM Vachier-Lagrave Maxime 2716 - GM Mamedyarov Sh. 2731 -
6.3 GM Fressinet Laurent 2676 - GM Gashimov Vugar 2703 -
6.4 GM Tkachiev Vladislav 2664 - GM Huseynov Gadir 2650 0-1


Final results after round 11 :

Rk. Team Code Games + = - TB1 TB2 TB3 TB4

1 Armenia ARM 11 9 1 1 19 400,5 152,0 31,0
2 Israel ISR 11 8 2 1 18 377,5 149,0 28,0
3 USA USA 11 8 1 2 17 362,0 146,0 29,0
4 Ukraine UKR 11 7 3 1 17 348,5 163,0 25,5
5 Russia RUS 11 7 2 2 16 375,0 156,0 27,0
6 Azerbaijan AZE 11 7 2 2 16 359,5 147,0 29,0
7 China CHN 11 7 2 2 16 357,5 150,0 27,0
8 Hungary HUN 11 7 2 2 16 341,5 140,0 27,5
9 Vietnam VIE 11 7 2 2 16 340,0 137,0 29,0
10 Spain ESP 11 7 2 2 16 337,5 142,0 27,5

22 France FRA 11 6 2 3 14 295,0 147,0 25,0


Thibault de Vassal    (2008-12-09 19:06:06)
Vladislav Tkachiev apologizes...

.. in french, for missing the last round in Olympiads in this video from Europe Echecs :

http://www.europe-echecs.com/actualites/actualites-vladislav-tkachiev-s-explique-1692.html

In brief, "an accident, the stress was too big", he apologizes to all french players and the federation.

Quite strange anyway.