Russia Regain Lead In WTC

Russia Regain Lead In WTC

SonofPearl
SonofPearl
Jan 13, 2010, 12:32 AM |
9 | Chess Event Coverage

Lev_Aronian3_cropped.jpgWith just one round remaining of the World Team Championships, the Russian team swept back into the lead with a crushing win against Egypt. 

The US team narrowly lost to Armenia, with Hikaru Nakamura losing to world #5 ranked Lev Aronian (pictured).  Nakamura tried the King's Indian that had previously proved so devastating against Boris Gelfand, but Aronian did not suffer the same fate.

Russia will take on Israel in the final round, with the USA facing Azerbaijan.  The gold medal is still up for grabs!

The results in round 8:

ARMENIA 2½ - 1½ UNITED STATES
Aronian Levon 1 - 0 Nakamura Hikaru
Akopian Vladimir ½ : ½ Onischuk Alexander
Pashikian Arman ½ : ½ Shulman Yuri
Petrosian Tigran L ½ : ½ Akobian Varuzhan
AZERBAIJAN 3 - 1 GREECE
Gashimov Vugar ½ : ½ Kotronias Vasilios
Radjabov Teimour 1 - 0 Banikas Hristos
Mamedyarov Shakhriyar 1 - 0 Halkias Stelios
Mamedov Rauf ½ : ½ Mastrovasilis Athanasios
TURKEY 1½ - 2½ BRAZIL
Haznedaroglu Kivanc 1 - 0 Vescovi Giovanni
Yilmaz Mustafa 0 - 1 Leitao Rafael
Can Emre ½ : ½ Fier Alexandr
Esen Baris 0 - 1 Lima Darcy
INDIA 2½ - 1½ ISRAEL
Sasikiran Krishnan ½ : ½ Gelfand Boris
Harikrishna P ½ : ½ Roiz Michael
Ganguly Surya Shekhar 1 - 0 Postny Evgeny
Arun Prasad S ½ : ½ Rodshtein Maxim
RUSSIA 3½ - ½ EGYPT
Grischuk Alexander ½ : ½ Amin Bassem
Jakovenko Dmitry 1 - 0 Ezat Mohamed
Malakhov Vladimir 1 - 0 Abdelnabbi Imed
Vitiugov Nikita 1 - 0 Sarwat Walaa

 

The standings after round 8:


Team P W D L MP
1 RUSSIA 8 6 1 1 13 21
2 USA 8 6 0 2 12 19½
3 AZERBAIJAN 8 5 1 2 11 20
4 INDIA 8 5 1 2 11 17½
5 ARMENIA 8 4 2 2 10 17½
6 ISRAEL 8 3 1 4 7 16
7 GREECE 8 3 0 5 6 15½
8 BRAZIL 8 2 0 6 4 12
9 EGYPT 8 1 1 6 3 11
10 TURKEY 8 1 1 6 3 10

 

 

 

 

 

 

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