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The shortest and longest decisive games of the 2022 Chess Olympiad (R1-R4)

With four played rounds at the 2022 Chess Olympiad in Chennai, we saw many interesting games so far. Masterpieces, blunders, zeitnots, nerve-wracking games with countless turnovers – it’s all part of chess… Pia Cramling won her round 2 game after only 9 moves of play, and Lela Javakhishvili won the round 4 game in 12 moves. However, those weren’t the “record-breakers”. The shortest game (in matter of the number of moves) finishing with mate happened in the Women’s section and lasted only five moves. See the game below

Latest from the Olympiad: Round 4 results (open section) / Round 4 results (women’s section) / Round 5 team pairings

Speaking about the longest game of the Olympiad so far, it was played in the Open section and lasted 123 moves. The Queens’ endgame finished in favor of GM Robert Hovhannisyan who had Black pieces against Abdelrahman Hesham. Hovhannisyan was the hero of the Armenian team in the Round 3 match as he brought them a narrow 2.5-1.5 victory over Egypt. See the game below

Replay all the 2022 Olympiad games (women’s section) / Replay the games (open section)

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