Armenia Extend Lead In Ningbo

Armenia Extend Lead In Ningbo

SonofPearl
SonofPearl
Jul 24, 2011, 10:43 AM |
11 | Chess Event Coverage

The Armenian team extended their lead in the World Team Championships with a 2½-1½ victory over Hungary, thanks to a win from Sergei Movsesian against Zoltan Almasi.

In fact, every match in round seven was decided by this close scoreline.

Russia lost out to China, with Wang Hao (pictured) beating Sergey Karjakin on top board.

The US team achieved a surprise victory over Azerbaijan, thanks to wins from Gata Kamsky and another from the man of the moment - Yasser Seirawan!

The results in round seven:

 China
2½-1½  Russia
 Wang Hao 2718 1 - 0  Karjakin Sergey 2788
 Wang Yue 2709 ½ - ½  Grischuk Alexander 2746
 Li Chao B 2669 ½ - ½  Nepomniachtchi Ian 2711
 Yu Yangyi 2672 ½ - ½  Svidler Peter 2739
 India
2½-1½  Egypt
 Harikrishna Pentala 2669 1 - 0  Amin Bassem 2609
 Sasikiran Krishnan 2681 ½ - ½  El Gindy Essam 2510
 Ganguly Surya Shekhar 2627 1 - 0  Shoker Samy 2475
 Gopal G.N. 2576 0 - 1  Ezat Mohamed 2430
 Hungary
1½-2½  Armenia
 Leko Peter 2717 ½ - ½  Aronian Levon 2805
 Almasi Zoltan 2726 0 - 1  Movsesian Sergei 2700
 Polgar Judit 2699 ½ - ½  Akopian Vladimir 2667
 Balogh Csaba 2643 ½ - ½  Sargissian Gabriel 2663
 Azerbaijan
1½-2½  USA
 Radjabov Teimur 2744 0 - 1  Kamsky Gata 2741
 Gashimov Vugar 2760 ½ - ½  Onischuk Alexander 2675
 Mamedov Rauf 2679 1 - 0  Shulman Yuri 2617
 Mamedyarov Shakhriyar 2765 0 - 1  Seirawan Yasser 2635
 Ukraine
2½-1½  Israel
 Ivanchuk Vassily 2768 1 - 0  Sutovsky Emil 2700
 Eljanov Pavel 2697 0 - 1  Roiz Michael 2669
 Moiseenko Alexander 2715 1 - 0  Postny Evgeny 2618
 Areshchenko Alexander 2682 ½ - ½  Nabaty Tamir 2584

 

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 seven rounds:


 Team M-Pts B-Pts
1  Armenia 12 18.5
2  China 9 17.0
3  Ukraine 9 15.0
4  Russia 8 15.5
5  Hungary 8 15.0
6
 USA 8 14.5
7  Azerbaijan 6 14.5
8  India 5 12.0
9  Israel 5 11.5
10  Egypt 0 6.5

 

Zoltan Almasi (pictured) lost to Sergey Movsesian as Armenia beat Hungary

Zoltan_Almasi_rd7.jpg

 

 

Sergey Karjakin lost to Wang Hao as China beat Russia

Karjakin_Wang_Hao_rd7.jpg

 

 

Azerbaijan lost to the US, with Gata Kamsky among the winners

Azerbaijan_US_Rd7.JPG

 

 

 

Ukraine beat Israel to move into bronze medal position

Ukraine_Israel_Rd7.jpg

 

 

 

Pictures from the FIDE website. More here.

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