Armenia Are World Team Champions

Armenia Are World Team Champions

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Jul 26, 2011, 10:49 AM |
24 | Chess Event Coverage

Armenian Flag.jpgArmenia clinched the title of World Team Champions with a 2-2 draw against Ukraine in the final round in Ningbo.

The hosts China beat Hungary 2½-1½ to secure the silver medal position, with Ukraine claiming bronze.

Reigning champions Russia finished outside the medals after losing 2½-1½ to India in the final round.

Hungary placed in 5th, while the US beat Israel 2½-1½ to finish in 6th place. Azerbaijan ended with a consolation win against Egypt to finish 7th after a disappointing competition.

The top prize for the best individual performance went to Wang Yue of China, who achieved a 7/9 score.

Alexander Moiseenko of Ukraine and Wang Hao of China came second and third.

The final round results:

 India
2½-1½  Russia
 Harikrishna Pentala 2669 0 - 1  Grischuk Alexander 2746
 Sasikiran Krishnan 2681 1 - 0  Nepomniachtchi Ian 2711
 Ganguly Surya Shekhar 2627 1 - 0  Svidler Peter 2739
 Negi Parimarjan 2642 ½ - ½  Vitiugov Nikita 2733
 Hungary
1½-2½  China
 Leko Peter 2717 ½ - ½  Wang Hao 2718
 Almasi Zoltan 2726 0 - 1  Wang Yue 2709
 Polgar Judit 2699 0 - 1  Li Chao B 2669
 Balogh Csaba 2643 1 - 0  Yu Yangyi 2672
 Azerbaijan
2½-1½  Egypt
 Radjabov Teimur 2744 1 - 0  Adly Ahmed 2631
 Gashimov Vugar 2760 1 - 0  Amin Bassem 2609
 Mamedyarov Shakhriyar 2765 0 - 1  Shoker Samy 2475
 Guseinov Gadir 2625 ½ - ½  Ezat Mohamed 2430
 Ukraine
2-2  Armenia
 Ivanchuk Vassily 2768 ½ - ½  Aronian Levon 2805
 Eljanov Pavel 2697 ½ - ½  Movsesian Sergei 2700
 Efimenko Zahar 2706 ½ - ½  Akopian Vladimir 2667
 Moiseenko Alexander 2715 ½ - ½  Sargissian Gabriel 2663
 Israel
1½-2½  USA
 Sutovsky Emil 2700 ½ - ½  Kamsky Gata 2741
 Roiz Michael 2669 ½ - ½  Onischuk Alexander 2675
 Smirin Ilya 2676 ½ - ½  Seirawan Yasser 2635
 Postny Evgeny 2618 0 - 1  Hess Robert 2609

 

The final standings:

1  Armenia * 2 2 2 2 14 22.5
2  China * 2 3 13 22.5
3  Ukraine 2 * 2 12 19.5
4  Russia 2 2 * 3 3 1 4 3 10 21.0
5  Hungary 1 * 2 2 3 10 19.5
6  USA 2 ½ 1 2 * 3 10 18.5
7  Azerbaijan 2 2 3 * 3 2 9 19.0
8  India 1 2 1 1 * 7 15.5
9  Israel ½ 0 ½ 2 * 3 5 13.0
10  Egypt ½ ½ 1 1 ½ 1 * 0 9.0

 

The top individual performances:


 Name  Team Elo Pts Gms
1  Wang Yue  China 2709 7.0 9
2  Moiseenko Alexander  Ukraine 2715 6.0 8
3  Wang Hao  China 2718 6.0 9
4  Movsesian Sergei  Armenia 2700 6.0 9
5  Nepomniachtchi Ian  Russia 2711 6.0 9
6  Akopian Vladimir  Armenia 2667 6.0 9
7  Grischuk Alexander  Russia 2746 5.5 8
8  Kamsky Gata  USA 2741 5.5 9
9  Radjabov Teimur  Azerbaijan 2744 5.5 9
10  Leko Peter  Hungary 2717 5.5 9

 

Armenia (right) drew their match with Ukraine to take the Gold Medal. Ukraine took Bronze.

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China (right) beat Hungary to take the Silver Medal

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Russia suffered a surprise loss to India and finished in fourth place

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Pictures from the FIDE website. More here.

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