Russia Grab Lead As Armenia Falter In Ningbo

Russia Grab Lead As Armenia Falter In Ningbo

SonofPearl
SonofPearl
Jul 18, 2011, 10:50 AM |
12 | Chess Event Coverage

Russia scored their second consecutive 3-1 match victory to take the lead in the World Team Chess Championships in Ningbo, China.

Ian Nepomniachtchi (pictured) beat Judit Polgar to record his second win, and Alexander Grischuk beat Zoltan Almasi.

Armenia were held to a draw by the US, thanks to Gata Kamsky upsetting an over-adventurous Lev Aronian on top board.

Azerbaijan scored a 3-1 win against India courtesy of wins from Teimour Radjabov and Shakhriyar Mamedyarov to take third spot.

Elsewhere, Israel beat Egypt as expected, winning 3-1, but hosts China upset Ukraine thanks to a win from Ding Liren on the bottom board.

The full results in round two:

 Russia
3-1  Hungary
 Karjakin Sergey 2788 ½ - ½  Leko Peter 2717
 Grischuk Alexander 2746 1 - 0  Almasi Zoltan 2726
 Nepomniachtchi Ian 2711 1 - 0  Polgar Judit 2699
 Vitiugov Nikita 2733 ½ - ½  Balogh Csaba 2643
 Azerbaijan
3-1  India
 Radjabov Teimur 2744 1 - 0  Harikrishna Pentala 2669
 Gashimov Vugar 2760 ½ - ½  Sasikiran Krishnan 2681
 Mamedyarov Shakhriyar 2765 1 - 0  Ganguly Surya Shekhar 2627
 Guseinov Gadir 2625 ½ - ½  Negi Parimarjan 2642
 Ukraine
1½-2½  China
 Ivanchuk Vassily 2768 ½ - ½  Wang Hao 2718
 Eljanov Pavel 2697 ½ - ½  Wang Yue 2709
 Efimenko Zahar 2706 ½ - ½  Li Chao B 2669
 Areshchenko Alexander 2682 0 - 1  Ding Liren 2654
 Israel
3-1  Egypt
 Sutovsky Emil 2700 1 - 0  Adly Ahmed 2631
 Smirin Ilya 2676 ½ - ½  Amin Bassem 2609
 Postny Evgeny 2618 ½ - ½  Shoker Samy 2475
 Nabaty Tamir 2584 1 - 0  Ezat Mohamed 2430
 USA
2-2  Armenia
 Kamsky Gata 2741 1 - 0  Aronian Levon 2805
 Onischuk Alexander 2675 0 - 1  Movsesian Sergei 2700
 Shulman Yuri 2617 ½ - ½  Akopian Vladimir 2667
 Seirawan Yasser 2635 ½ - ½  Sargissian Gabriel 2663

 

The official website (in Chinese) is here, and a live relay of the games (starting at 15:00 local time in Ningbo) can be found here. The 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 two rounds:


 Team M-Pts  B-Pts
1  Russia 4 6.0
2  Armenia 3 5.5
3  Azerbaijan 3 5.0
4  China 3 4.5
5  Ukraine 2 4.0
6  Israel 2 3.5
7
 India 1 3.0
8  Hungary 1 3.0
9  USA 1 3.0
10  Egypt 0 2.5

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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