As reported in the previous post, the combination of Ukraine's drawn match with Israel and Russia 1's failing to defeat Spain(!) let Ukraine escape with the Olympic championship. It's too bad that they needed to get lucky in that way, as they led throughout and were the deserving victors. Who knew that it would come down to Svidler losing his only game of the event, and with White against the 2595-rated Ivan Salgado?
Russia 1 did at least manage to draw Spain thanks to Kramnik's blowing out Shirov, and the team took clear second. In third was Israel, beating out Hungary (who defeated Poland 2.5-1.5) on tiebreaks.
Board prizes were determined by TPRs, and here's how that went:
1. Ivanchuk (UKR) 2890
2. Aronian (ARM) 2888
3. Nepomniachtchi (RUS 2) 2821
1. Sutovsky (ISR) 2895 (Best TPR of the event!)
2. Almasi (HUN) 2801
3. Wang Hao (CHN) 2783
1. Teterev (BEL) 2853
2. Eljanov (ARM) 2737 (Below his actual rating of 2761, ironically.)
3. Rublevsky (RUS 3) 2727
1. Karjakin (RUS 1) 2859
2. Efimenko (UKR) 2783
3. Giri (NED) 2730
"Board 5": (Top reserve)
1. Feller (FRA) 2708
2. Bartel (POL) 2706
3. Babula (CZE) 2668
For the curious among you, Topalov's TPR was 2629 and Carlsen's was 2664, which not only wasn't in the top 20 for board 1 players, it was only good enough for #3 in the Class of 1990 competition. He was well behind Karjakin and Nepomniachtchi, but did surpass Vachier-Lagrave's disappointing 2642 TPR.
There seems to have been a parallel competition limited to female players, and it was won by Russia 1 (led by the Kosintseva sisters, world citizen Kosteniuk, erstwhile women's world championship finalist Galliamova, and Gunina) with a perfect team score of 22-0. China came in second with 18 points, and traditional powerhouse Georgia came in third with 16, beating five other countries (including the US) on tiebreak.