USA and Armenia Lead World Team Champs

USA and Armenia Lead World Team Champs

SonofPearl
SonofPearl
Jan 9, 2010, 8:18 AM |
13 | Chess Event Coverage

Alexander_Grischuk.jpgThe World Team Championships is held every four years, and since the last event was held in Israel in 2005, this is technically the 2009 championship despite it now being 2010.  Hmmm...

Moving swiftly on...after four rounds of the World Team Championships the joint leaders are Armenia and the USA.  Both have 6 match points and 10 board points. 

The matches have certainly been unpredictable so far, with perhaps the biggest upset being Russia's loss to Greece in round two.

Some of the best games so far are below, including a remarkable win by Alexander Grischuk (pictured) against Vugar Gashimov in the crucial match between Russia and Azerbaijan.  Just look where his King ended up! Surprised

The match results for rounds 1-4:

ROUND 1

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

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

TURKEY ½ - 3½ ARMENIA
INDIA 2½ - 1½ AZERBAIJAN
RUSSIA 3 - 1 USA
EGYPT 2½ - 1½ GREECE
ISRAEL 2½ - 1½ BRAZIL
ROUND 4

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


Which makes the standings after four rounds:


Team P W D L MP BP

ARMENIA 4 3 0 1 6 10
 2 
USA 4 3 0 1 6 10

RUSSIA 4 3 0 1 6

ISRAEL 4 3 0 1 6

INDIA 4 3 0 1 6 9

AZERBAIJAN 4 2 0 2 4

GREECE 4 1 0 3 2 7

BRAZIL 4 1 0 3 2 7

EGYPT 4 1 0 3 2 6
10 
TURKEY 4 0 0 4 0


All the games and live coverage can be found at the official site.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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