Armenia Defeat India, Extend Lead In Ningbo

Armenia Defeat India, Extend Lead In Ningbo

SonofPearl
SonofPearl
Jul 23, 2011, 9:58 AM |
25 | Chess Event Coverage

The Armenian team extended their lead at the World Team Championships in Ningbo, China, after beating India in round six.

Lev Aronian's sparkling victory against Pentala Harikrishna on top board was enough to take the match 2½-1½.

Armenia's nearest rivals failed to keep pace with them. Russia and Ukraine finished deadlocked at 2-2, and Hungary drew with the US team, thanks to a win by Yasser Seirawan against Judit Polgar - on her birthday!

Israel and Azerbaijan also ended all square at 2-2, but China hammered Egypt 3½-½ to stay in the top half with three rounds remaining.  Egypt have yet to win or draw a match.

The full results in round six:

 Russia
2-2  Ukraine
 Karjakin Sergey 2788 ½ - ½  Ivanchuk Vassily 2768
 Grischuk Alexander 2746 ½ - ½  Eljanov Pavel 2697
 Nepomniachtchi Ian 2711 ½ - ½  Efimenko Zahar 2706
 Vitiugov Nikita 2733 ½ - ½  Moiseenko Alexander 2715
 Israel
2-2  Azerbaijan
 Sutovsky Emil 2700 0 - 1  Radjabov Teimur 2744
 Smirin Ilya 2676 ½ - ½
 Gashimov Vugar 2760
 Postny Evgeny 2618 1 - 0  Mamedov Rauf 2679
 Nabaty Tamir 2584 ½ - ½  Mamedyarov Shakhriyar 2765
 USA
2-2  Hungary
 Kamsky Gata 2741 ½ - ½  Leko Peter 2717
 Shulman Yuri 2617 0 - 1  Almasi Zoltan 2726
 Seirawan Yasser 2635 1 - 0  Polgar Judit 2699
 Hess Robert 2609 ½ - ½  Balogh Csaba 2643
 Armenia
2½-1½  India
 Aronian Levon 2805 1 - 0  Harikrishna Pentala 2669
 Movsesian Sergei 2700 ½ - ½  Sasikiran Krishnan 2681
 Akopian Vladimir 2667 ½ - ½  Ganguly Surya Shekhar 2627
 Sargissian Gabriel 2663 ½ - ½  Negi Parimarjan 2642
 Egypt
½-3½  China
 Adly Ahmed 2631 0 - 1  Wang Hao 2718
 Amin Bassem 2609 0 - 1  Wang Yue 2709
 Shoker Samy 2475 ½ - ½  Li Chao B 2669
 Ezat Mohamed 2430 0 - 1  Ding Liren 2654

 

FIDE are covering the championships here, and a live relay of the games (starting at 15:00 local time in Ningbo) can be found at the official Chinese site here. Games remain available for replay at the live link until the start of the next round.

The teams score 2 points for a match win, 1 for a draw, and 0 for a loss. The first tie-break is board points scored.

The standings after six rounds:


 Team M-Pts B-Pts
1  Armenia 10 16.0
2  Russia 8 14.0
3  Hungary 8 13.5
4  China 7 14.5
5  Ukraine 7 12.5
6  Azerbaijan 6 13.0
7  USA 6 12.0
8  Israel 5 10.0
9
 India 3 9.5
10  Egypt 0 5.0

 

Aronian employs the loud shirt gambit to good effect...

Lev Aronian_Rd6.JPG

 

 

Sergey Karjakin drew against Vassily Ivanchuk

Sergey Karjakin_rd6.jpg

 

 

Judit Polgar's birthday was spoilt by Yasser Seirawan

Polgar_Seirawan_Rd6.jpg

 

 

Teimour Radjabov crushed Emil Sutovsky with the black pieces

Teimour Radjabov_Rd6.JPG

 

 

18 year-old Ding Liren was among the winners as China beat Egypt

Ding Liren_Rd6.JPG

 

 

Happy birthday Judit!

Judit Polgar birthday 2011.jpg

 

Pictures from the FIDE website. More here.

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