USA In Sole Lead At WTC

USA In Sole Lead At WTC

SonofPearl
SonofPearl
Jan 12, 2010, 11:48 AM |
6 | Chess Event Coverage

The US team defeated Greece in round 7 of the World Team Championship in Bursa, Turkey, and Russia drew with Armenia thereby leaving the US team in an unexpected lead with just two rounds to go.

The whole US team has done well, but Hikaru Nakamura is having an outstanding tournament.  He rode his luck a little today after a strange choice of the Petroff Defence, but was tactically alert as always to take advantage when the opportunity presented itself.

A determined Hikaru Nakamura continues his hot streak (pic from the official site)

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The hosts also managed their first match win by beating the strong Israeli team and so climbed off the bottom of the standings.

The results in round 7:

RUSSIA 2 - 2 ARMENIA
Grischuk Alexander ½ : ½ Aronian Levon
Morozevich Alexander 0 - 1 Akopian Vladimir
Tomashevsky Evgeny 1 - 0 Sargissian Gabriel
Malakhov Vladimir ½ : ½ Pashikian Arman
EGYPT 1½ - 2½ INDIA
Adly Ahmed ½ : ½ Sasikiran Krishnan
Amin Bassem ½ : ½ Harikrishna P
Abdel Razik Khaled 0 - 1 Geetha Narayanan Gopal
Sarwat Walaa ½ : ½ Adhiban B
ISRAEL 1½ - 2½ TURKEY
Smirin Ilia 1 - 0 Erdogdu Mert
Sutovsky Emil 0 - 1 Yilmaz Mustafa
Postny Evgeny ½ : ½ Can Emre
Rodshtein Maxim 0 - 1 Esen Baris
BRAZIL ½ - 3½ AZERBAIJAN
Vescovi Giovanni 0 - 1 Radjabov Teimour
Fier Alexandr ½ : ½ Guseinov Gadir
Milos Gilberto 0 - 1 Mamedyarov Shakhriyar
Diamant Andre 0 - 1 Mamedov Rauf
GREECE 1½ - 2½ USA
Kotronias Vasilios 0 - 1 Nakamura Hikaru
Papaioannou Ioannis ½ : ½ Onischuk Alexander
Banikas Hristos ½ : ½ Shulman Yuri
Halkias Stelios ½ : ½ Akobian Varuzhan


The standings after round 7:


Team P W D L MP

 USA 7 6 0 1 12 18

 RUSSIA 7 5 1 1 11 17½

 AZERBAIJAN 7 4 1 2 9 17

 INDIA 7 4 1 2 9 15

 ARMENIA 7 3 2 2 8 15

 ISRAEL 7 3 1 3 7 14½

 GREECE 7 3 0 4 6 14½

 EGYPT 7 1 1 5 3 10½

 TURKEY 7 1 1 5 3
10 
 BRAZIL 7 1 0 6 2

 

 

 

 

 

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