Olympiad Round 8.

So what happened to round 7? Well, I was tired and there was a free day and a friend of mine invited me to go on a sightseeing tour, so… they cancelled round 7. Also, Sweden had the greatest go success ever when Fredrik Blomback took the bronze at the European Go Congress in Vatra Dornei, Romania. On the road to the 3rd place he won against three professionals, so I had to celebrate it properly, by going through his games. I would have posted links to them here, if it was not for the annoying fact that the games were not properly reported; that some moves were wrong, and that I do not want you to think that Fredrik played any less great than he actually did. The ever entertaining Benjamin Drean-Guenaizia won the title by winning against Artem Kachanovskyi in the final. Through the link you can watch both the bronze match and the final.

So, Olympiad, Chennai, today. In the open, Sweden managed to win against Zambia, which was kind of expected although Zambia has performed very well so far in the tournament. The Swedish women were up against the higher rated Israelis, and although Pia Cramling were the one to finish the match in Swedens favour, it was Inna’s game that was most impressive: