Azerbaijan Beat Russia In Ningbo

Azerbaijan Beat Russia In Ningbo

SonofPearl
SonofPearl
Jul 20, 2011, 1:32 PM |
6 | Chess Event Coverage

Leaders Russia tumbled to a surprise 3-1 defeat to Azerbaijan in round four of the World Team Chess Championships in Ningbo, China.

Vugar Gashimov (pictured) beat Alexander Grischuk, and Gadir Guseinov beat Peter Svidler.  Russia's loss was very costly, dropping them to fourth in the standings.

Armenia took over the lead thanks to a 3½-½ demolition of bottom seeds Egypt.

Ukraine's poor form continued as they lost 2½-1½ to Hungary thanks to a Peter Leko win against Vassily Ivanchuk.

India also edged Israel 2½-1½, while the US team slumped to a 3½-½ loss to China.

The results in round four:

 Russia
1-3  Azerbaijan
 Karjakin Sergey 2788 ½ - ½  Radjabov Teimur 2744
 Grischuk Alexander 2746 0 - 1  Gashimov Vugar 2760
 Nepomniachtchi Ian 2711 ½ - ½  Mamedyarov Shakhriyar 2765
 Svidler Peter 2739 0 - 1  Guseinov Gadir 2625
 Ukraine
1½-2½  Hungary
 Ivanchuk Vassily 2768 0 - 1  Leko Peter 2717
 Eljanov Pavel 2697 ½ - ½  Almasi Zoltan 2726
 Efimenko Zahar 2706 ½ - ½  Polgar Judit 2699
 Moiseenko Alexander 2715 ½ - ½  Balogh Csaba 2643
 Israel
1½-2½
 India
 Sutovsky Emil 2700 0 - 1
 Harikrishna Pentala 2669
 Roiz Michael 2669 ½ - ½  Sasikiran Krishnan 2681
 Smirin Ilya 2676 ½ - ½  Ganguly Surya Shekhar 2627
 Nabaty Tamir 2584 ½ - ½  Gopal G.N. 2576
 USA
½-:3½  China
 Kamsky Gata 2741 ½ - ½  Wang Hao 2718
 Onischuk Alexander 2675 0 - 1  Wang Yue 2709
 Shulman Yuri 2617 0 - 1  Li Chao B 2669
 Seirawan Yasser 2635 0 - 1  Yu Yangyi 2672
 Armenia
3½- ½  Egypt
 Movsesian Sergei 2700 1 - 0  Adly Ahmed 2631
 Akopian Vladimir 2667 1 - 0  Amin Bassem 2609
 Sargissian Gabriel 2663 ½ - ½  Shoker Samy 2475
 Hovhannisyan Robert 2556 1 - 0  Ezat Mohamed 2430

 

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 four rounds:

1  Armenia 6 11.0
2  Azerbaijan 5 9.5
3  China 5 9.5
4  Russia 5 9.0
5  Hungary 5 8.0
6  Ukraine 4 8.0
7  Israel 4 7.5
8  India 3 7.0
9  USA 3 7.0
10  Egypt 0 3.5

 

Vugar Gashimov overcame Alexander Grischuk

Vugar_Gashimov_Rd4.JPG

 

 

 

Sergey Movsesian beat Adly Ahmed as Armenia crushed Egypt

Movsesian_AdlyAhmed_Rd4.jpg

 

 

 

Peter Leko (right) beat Vassily Ivanchuk to give Hungary the win

Ivanchuk_Leko_Rd4.JPG

 

 

The US team (left) lost heavily to the hosts, China

US_versus_China-Rd4.JPG

 

 

 

Pictures from the FIDE website. More here.

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