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A bad start for Gara - two pawns down and no compensation against Mkrtchian.
Highly unbalanced positions in the Ukraine - Russia match at the Women's Section - each side will try their best in this prestigious encounter.
Mikheil Mchedashvili of Georgia
Sargissian`s 14...c6 is risky. d6 was more solid.
Sharp match between Hungary and Armenia in the Women Section. Petra Papp is attacking with long castle and g2-g4 against Paulsen structure.
Armenia goes for a medal
Relax before the game
Maxime Vachier-Lagrave - Svidler. Maxime went for h2-h4-h5 - it is just in his style.
Giri - Grischuk from 8th round. A Russian player was happy to escape to draw
Sargissian chose solid 12...Ne8, instead of 12...Bxd4 with a pawn for a compensation.
Muzychuk - Kosteniuk. An interesting clash in the Catalan.
Greece and Italy should both be glad with the pairings. Greece actually may get medal with win and some other lucky results.
A big chance for both Czechs and Georgians. Whoever wind is going to get really high place. Sharp openings.
Do I remember a theory?
Zbynek Hracek of Czech Republic
Major game of Poland- Lithuania match is Socko- Cmilite. Viktoria has been playing well and Monika should neutralize the strongest point of Lithuanian team. Calm line of Najdorf: 7.Nf3.
Guseinov refuses the berlin wall and position is symmetrical and quite simple. Sargissian is positionally very solid so it would be tough to break through. Meanwhile Rajabov is playing vs. rare line of The Slav: 5...Bf5.
Lilit Galojan from Armenia
In open section Russia unexpectedly has still chance for silver. If they manage to do so it will be probably most lucky silver medal for Russia. But they have to deserve it by winning with a high score against France.