Russia Draw Armenia, Keep Lead In Ningbo

Russia Draw Armenia, Keep Lead In Ningbo

SonofPearl
SonofPearl
Jul 19, 2011, 9:34 AM |
17 | Chess Event Coverage

In the third round of the World Team Chess Championships in Ningbo, China, the Russian team drew with rivals Armenia to hold on to their early lead.

Despite Sergey Karjakin's loss to Lev Aronian on top board, a win for Peter Svidler on board 4 levelled the match.

Ukraine moved up to third place by narrowly beating India 2½-1½ thanks to a win from Alexander Moiseenko (pictured), who had been rested in the previous match loss to China.

Hungary earned their first match win by beating Azerbaijan thanks to Judit Polgar's defeat of Rauf Mamedov.

The US team also earned their first match win, beating Egypt by a convincing 3½-½ score.

Finally, Israel edged out the hosts 2½-1½ when Tamir Nabaty overcame Ding Liren on board 4.

The results in round three:

 Armenia
2-2  Russia
 Aronian Levon 2805 1 - 0  Karjakin Sergey 2788
 Movsesian Sergei 2700 ½ - ½  Grischuk Alexander 2746
 Akopian Vladimir 2667 ½ - ½  Nepomniachtchi Ian 2711
 Sargissian Gabriel 2663 0 - 1  Svidler Peter 2739
 Egypt
½ -3½  USA
 Adly Ahmed 2631 ½ - ½  Kamsky Gata 2741
 Amin Bassem 2609 0 - 1  Onischuk Alexander 2675
 El Gindy Essam 2510 0 - 1  Seirawan Yasser 2635
 Shoker Samy 2475 0 - 1  Hess Robert 2609
 China
1½-2½  Israel
 Wang Hao 2718 ½ - ½  Sutovsky Emil 2700
 Wang Yue 2709 ½ - ½  Roiz Michael 2669
 Yu Yangyi 2672 ½ - ½  Smirin Ilya 2676
 Ding Liren 2654 0 - 1  Nabaty Tamir 2584
 India
1½-2½  Ukraine
 Harikrishna Pentala 2669 ½ - ½  Ivanchuk Vassily 2768
 Sasikiran Krishnan 2681 ½ - ½  Eljanov Pavel 2697
 Negi Parimarjan 2642 ½ - ½  Efimenko Zahar 2706
 Gopal G.N. 2576 0 - 1  Moiseenko Alexander 2715
 Hungary
2½-1½  Azerbaijan
 Leko Peter 2717 ½ - ½  Radjabov Teimur 2744
 Almasi Zoltan 2726 ½ - ½  Gashimov Vugar 2760
 Polgar Judit 2699 1 - 0  Mamedov Rauf 2679
 Balogh Csaba 2643 ½ - ½  Mamedyarov Shakhriyar 2765

 

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 three rounds:


 Team M-Pts B-Pts
1  Russia 5 8.0
2  Armenia 4 7.5
3  Ukraine 4 6.5
4  Israel 4 6.0
5  Azerbaijan 3 6.5
6  USA 3 6.5
7  China 3 6.0
8  Hungary 3 5.5
9  India 1 4.5
10  Egypt 0 3.0

 

Lev Aronian got back to winning ways in round three

Lev Aronian_Rd3.JPG

 

 

 

Alexander Moiseenko helped Ukraine to a win against India

Alexander Moiseenko_Rd3.JPG

 

 

Judit makes a friend before the start of her third round game

Judit Polgar_Rd3.JPG

 

 

 

 

 

Pictures from the FIDE website. More here.

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