World Teams: Russia leads after three rounds

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Armenia takes early lead at World Team ChampionshipRussia is leading the World Team Championship in Ningbo, China after three rounds. After today's clash with Armenia ended in a 2-2 tie, the Russians have one match point more than Armenia, Ukraine and Israel. Nepomniachtchi beats Polgar in round 2

General info

The World Team Championship takes place July 15-26 in Ningbo, China. China, Ukraine, Israel, Hungary, Azerbaijan, India, USA, Egypt and Armenia play. Each team consists of five players, one reserve and one coach/captain. The zero tolerance rule for appearing at the board is in effect, as well as a rule against draws before move thirty. The championship is a round-robin of nine rounds. The time control is 90 minutes for 40 moves plus 30 minutes to finish the game with 30 seconds increment starting from move 1. There is one rest day, on Friday, July 22nd. More info here.

Rounds 2-3

In the second round Russia took over the lead from Armenia, thanks to a 3-1 victory over Hungary. Karjakin and Leko drew a Ruy Lopez but on second board Grischuk beat Almasi from the black side of a Caro-Kann Advance. Nepomniachtchi defeated Polgar with a nice king's attack in a Rauzer Sicilian.

Nepomniachtchi-Polgar Ningbo, 2011

World Team Championship

31. Bxa6 bxa6 32. Nxa6 Qa5 33. Nb5 Bd8 34. Rb3 Bb6 35. Nxd6 Ne5 36. Nxe8 Rxe8 37. Rd6 Ka7 38. Rdxb6 Qxb6 39. Rxb6 Kxb6 40. a4 Rc8 41. Qb5+ 1-0

Armenia were held 2-2 by the USA, with a big role for Kamsky who beat Aronian with White on top board. (It was a fantastic fight that shouldn't be missed in the viewer below.) Movsesian won for the Armenians, against Onischuk. Ukraine lost 1.5-2.5 to China thanks to Ding Liren's win against Areshchenko on four.

In the third round on Tuesday Russia maintained their lead. The big clash with Armenia ended in 2-2: on four Svidler beat Sargissian but on top board Aronian bounced back with a good win against Karjakin to level the score.

The big match Armenia vs Russia with Aronian vs Karjakin on top board

The big match Armenia vs Russia with Aronian vs Karjakin on top board



Photos © WGM Gu Xiaobing, more here



Again Ding Liren played the only decisive game for his team but this time the Chinese talent surprisingly lost to Israel's board four Tamir Nabaty. Moiseenko decided the India-Ukraine match with a win against Gopalo and Polgar did the same for Hungary, beating Azerbaijan's Mamedov.

Games rounds 2-3



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World Team Championship 2011 | Round 2 Results
Bo. 10 Russia Rtg - 6 Hungary Rtg 3 : 1
1.1 GM Karjakin Sergey 2788 - GM Leko Peter 2717 ½ - ½
1.2 GM Grischuk Alexander 2746 - GM Almasi Zoltan 2726 1 - 0
1.3 GM Nepomniachtchi Ian 2711 - GM Polgar Judit 2699 1 - 0
1.4 GM Vitiugov Nikita 2733 - GM Balogh Csaba 2643 ½ - ½
Bo. 7 Azerbaijan Rtg - 5 India Rtg 3 : 1
2.1 GM Radjabov Teimur 2744 - GM Harikrishna Pentala 2669 1 - 0
2.2 GM Gashimov Vugar 2760 - GM Sasikiran Krishnan 2681 ½ - ½
2.3 GM Mamedyarov Shakhriyar 2765 - GM Ganguly Surya Shekhar 2627 1 - 0
2.4 GM Guseinov Gadir 2625 - GM Negi Parimarjan 2642 ½ - ½
Bo. 8 Ukraine Rtg - 4 China Rtg 1½:2½
3.1 GM Ivanchuk Vassily 2768 - GM Wang Hao 2718 ½ - ½
3.2 GM Eljanov Pavel 2697 - GM Wang Yue 2709 ½ - ½
3.3 GM Efimenko Zahar 2706 - GM Li Chao B 2669 ½ - ½
3.4 GM Areshchenko Alexander 2682 - GM Ding Liren 2654 0 - 1
Bo. 9 Israel Rtg - 3 Egypt Rtg 3 : 1
4.1 GM Sutovsky Emil 2700 - GM Adly Ahmed 2631 1 - 0
4.2 GM Smirin Ilya 2676 - GM Amin Bassem 2609 ½ - ½
4.3 GM Postny Evgeny 2618 - IM Shoker Samy 2475 ½ - ½
4.4 GM Nabaty Tamir 2584 - IM Ezat Mohamed 2430 1 - 0
Bo. 1 USA Rtg - 2 Armenia Rtg 2 : 2
5.1 GM Kamsky Gata 2741 - GM Aronian Levon 2805 1 - 0
5.2 GM Onischuk Alexander 2675 - GM Movsesian Sergei 2700 0 - 1
5.3 GM Shulman Yuri 2617 - GM Akopian Vladimir 2667 ½ - ½
5.4 GM Seirawan Yasser 2635 - GM Sargissian Gabriel 2663 ½ - ½



World Team Championship 2011 | Round 3 Results
Bo. 2 Armenia Rtg - 10 Russia Rtg 2 : 2
1.1 GM Aronian Levon 2805 - GM Karjakin Sergey 2788 1 - 0
1.2 GM Movsesian Sergei 2700 - GM Grischuk Alexander 2746 ½ - ½
1.3 GM Akopian Vladimir 2667 - GM Nepomniachtchi Ian 2711 ½ - ½
1.4 GM Sargissian Gabriel 2663 - GM Svidler Peter 2739 0 - 1
Bo. 3 Egypt Rtg - 1 USA Rtg ½ :3½
2.1 GM Adly Ahmed 2631 - GM Kamsky Gata 2741 ½ - ½
2.2 GM Amin Bassem 2609 - GM Onischuk Alexander 2675 0 - 1
2.3 GM El Gindy Essam 2510 - GM Seirawan Yasser 2635 0 - 1
2.4 IM Shoker Samy 2475 - GM Hess Robert 2609 0 - 1
Bo. 4 China Rtg - 9 Israel Rtg 1½:2½
3.1 GM Wang Hao 2718 - GM Sutovsky Emil 2700 ½ - ½
3.2 GM Wang Yue 2709 - GM Roiz Michael 2669 ½ - ½
3.3 GM Yu Yangyi 2672 - GM Smirin Ilya 2676 ½ - ½
3.4 GM Ding Liren 2654 - GM Nabaty Tamir 2584 0 - 1
Bo. 5 India Rtg - 8 Ukraine Rtg 1½:2½
4.1 GM Harikrishna Pentala 2669 - GM Ivanchuk Vassily 2768 ½ - ½
4.2 GM Sasikiran Krishnan 2681 - GM Eljanov Pavel 2697 ½ - ½
4.3 GM Negi Parimarjan 2642 - GM Efimenko Zahar 2706 ½ - ½
4.4 GM Gopal G.N. 2576 - GM Moiseenko Alexander 2715 0 - 1
Bo. 6 Hungary Rtg - 7 Azerbaijan Rtg 2½:1½
5.1 GM Leko Peter 2717 - GM Radjabov Teimur 2744 ½ - ½
5.2 GM Almasi Zoltan 2726 - GM Gashimov Vugar 2760 ½ - ½
5.3 GM Polgar Judit 2699 - GM Mamedov Rauf 2679 1 - 0
5.4 GM Balogh Csaba 2643 - GM Mamedyarov Shakhriyar 2765 ½ - ½



World Team Championship 2011 | Round 3 Standings
Rk. SNo Team Matches + = - TB1 TB2 TB3
1 10 Russia 3 2 1 0 5 8.0 0
2 2 Armenia 3 1 2 0 4 7.5 0
3 8 Ukraine 3 2 0 1 4 6.5 0
4 9 Israel 3 2 0 1 4 6.0 0
5 7 Azerbaijan 3 1 1 1 3 6.5 0
6 1 USA 3 1 1 1 3 6.5 0
7 4 China 3 1 1 1 3 6.0 0
8 6 Hungary 3 1 1 1 3 5.5 0
9 5 India 3 0 1 2 1 4.5 0
10 3 Egypt 3 0 0 3 0 3.0 0



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