Russia and USA Lead WTC

Russia and USA Lead WTC

SonofPearl
SonofPearl
Jan 10, 2010, 1:14 PM |
23 | Chess Event Coverage

hikaru_nakamura-2.jpgThe World Team Championships are providing many exciting games and matches, with Russia and the USA leading after six rounds.

Russia crushed Turkey in round five, while Armenia were held by India.  The US team scored a narrow win over Israel, helped by a truly spectacular game from Hikaru Nakamura (pictured) who utterly destroyed the World Cup winner, Boris Gelfand.

Nakamura won again in round six as the US team kept pace with Russia, who edged past India. In contrast, the powerful Armenian team lost again, this time to Greece.

The match results in round 5 and 6:

ROUND 5

INDIA 2 - 2 ARMENIA
RUSSIA 3½ - ½ TURKEY
EGYPT 1 - 3 AZERBAIJAN
ISRAEL 1½ - 2½ USA
BRAZIL 1 - 3 GREECE
ROUND 6

ARMENIA 1 - 3 GREECE
USA 3 - 1 BRAZIL
AZERBAIJAN 2 - 2 ISRAEL
TURKEY 2 - 2 EGYPT
INDIA 1½ - 2½ RUSSIA


The standings after round 6:


Team P W D L MP

RUSSIA 6 5 0 1 10 15½

USA 6 5 0 1 10 15½

AZERBAIJAN 6 3 1 2 7 13½

ARMENIA 6 3 1 2 7 13

ISRAEL 6 3 1 2 7 13

INDIA 6 3 1 2 7 12½

GREECE 6 3 0 3 6 13

EGYPT 6 1 1 4 3 9

BRAZIL 6 1 0 5 2 9
10 
TURKIYE 6 0 1 5 1 6

 

 

 

 

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