Chess24 Sopiko Scotch

8th World Team Championship 2011 (8)

Armenia two points clear of China and Ukraine with a round to go

Shakhriyar Mamedyarov won for Azerbaijan against Gabriel Sargissian of Armenia. Photo © Gu Xiaobing.

Shakhriyar Mamedyarov won for Azerbaijan against Gabriel Sargissian of Armenia. Photo © Gu Xiaobing. | http://ningbo2011.fide.com

Armenia had their lead reduced to two points after drawing 2-2 with Azerbaijan in a lively match where Mamedyarov's win for Azerbaijan was equalised by Vladimir Akopian in the final game to finish. This means a draw against final round opponents Ukraine will give them the title, Ukraine in turn can catch them by beating them but only a 4-0 win will allow them to over-take. Closer are China who will need to beat Hungary in the final round by a big score for a chance. Final Round 9 play starts at 3am UK time.

Armenia 2-2 Azerbaijan

Aronian and Radjabov shake hands at the start of the Armenia - Azerbaijan Match

Aronian and Radjabov shake hands at the start of the Armenia - Azerbaijan Match. Photo © Gu Xiaobing FIDE World Team Championship 2011

With the threat of conflict between Azerbaijan and Armenia in the air the chess matches between bitter rivals Armenia and Azerbaijan are always covered by the wider media in their countries and are always tense affairs. Levon Aronian looked to get a little something out of the opening against Teimour Radjabov but in the end it didn't amount to too much. Vugar Gashimov - Sergei Movsesian was likewise drawn. Shakhriyar Mamedyarov looked to have let Gabriel Sargissian off the hook after an early big advantage but then Sargissian blundered with 36...Kg6 rather than 36...Rd5 and lost because his rook could no longer stop the d-pawn. This left Vladimir Akopian having to try and salvage a point for Armenia by converting an advantage against Rauf Mamedov which he did so in a nervy looking finish from both players.

Shakhriyar Mamedyarov

Shakhriyar Mamedyarov won for Azerbaijan. Photo © Gu Xiaobing FIDE World Team Championship 2011

Russia 4-0 Israel

Russia completed the only 4-0 win of the event so far in beating Israel. Alexander Grischuk beat Michael Roiz but only reached a decisive position late in the ending. things went similarly for Nepomniachtchi's win against Ilya Smirin. Peter Svidler beat Evgeny Postny on bottom board.

Ukraine 2.5-1.5 USA

Gata Kamsky

Gata Kamsky. Photo © Gu Xiaobing FIDE World Team Championship 2011

Ukraine scored a narrow victory over the US. Gata Kamsky only just held on against Vassily Ivanchuk who was close to winning at one stage. Zagar Efimenko drew against Alexander Onischuk. Yasser Seirawan was quite lucky to draw against Alexander Moiseenko. Alexander Areshchenko who started the event with two losses finally won a game beating Robert Hess.

China 3-1 India

Wang Hao - Pentala Harikrishna

Wang Hao - Pentala Harikrishna. Photo © Gu Xiaobing FIDE World Team Championship 2011

Hosts China beat India 3-1 to move into second place with wins from Wang Hao over Pentala Harikrishna and Wang Yue over Krishnan Sasikiran. The other games were drawn.

Hungary 3-1 Egypt

Judit Polgar

Judit Polgar. Photo © Gu Xiaobing FIDE World Team Championship 2011

Hungary beat Egpyt with wins for Zoltan Almasi and Judit Polgar and draws in the games Amin Bassem against Peter Leko and Mohamed Ezat and Viktor Erdos.

8th World Teams Ningbo CHN Sun 17th Jul 2011 - Wed 27th Jul 2011
Round 8 (of 9) Standings:
RkTeam12345678910TB1TB2TB3
1Armenia * 2221320.50
2China * 231120.00
3Ukraine * 21117.50
4Russia22 * 331431019.50
5Hungary1 * 2231018.00
6USA2½12 * 3816.00
7Azerbaijan223 * 32716.50
8India1211 * 513.00
9Israel½0½2 * 3511.50
10Egypt½½11½1 * 07.50
8th World Teams Ningbo CHN Sun 17th Jul 2011 - Wed 27th Jul 2011
Round 8 on 2011/07/25 at 15:00
Bo.10 RussiaRtg-9 IsraelRtg4 : 0
1.1GMGrischuk Alexander2746-GMRoiz Michael26691 - 0
1.2GMNepomniachtchi Ian2711-GMSmirin Ilya26761 - 0
1.3GMSvidler Peter2739-GMPostny Evgeny26181 - 0
1.4GMVitiugov Nikita2733-GMNabaty Tamir25841 - 0
Bo.1 USARtg-8 UkraineRtg1½:2½
2.1GMKamsky Gata2741-GMIvanchuk Vassily2768½ - ½
2.2GMOnischuk Alexander2675-GMEfimenko Zahar2706½ - ½
2.3GMSeirawan Yasser2635-GMMoiseenko Alexander2715½ - ½
2.4GMHess Robert2609-GMAreshchenko Alexander26820 - 1
Bo.2 ArmeniaRtg-7 AzerbaijanRtg2 : 2
3.1GMAronian Levon2805-GMRadjabov Teimur2744½ - ½
3.2GMMovsesian Sergei2700-GMGashimov Vugar2760½ - ½
3.3GMAkopian Vladimir2667-GMMamedov Rauf26791 - 0
3.4GMSargissian Gabriel2663-GMMamedyarov Shakhriyar27650 - 1
Bo.3 EgyptRtg-6 HungaryRtg1 : 3
4.1GMAmin Bassem2609-GMLeko Peter2717½ - ½
4.2GMEl Gindy Essam2510-GMAlmasi Zoltan27260 - 1
4.3IMShoker Samy2475-GMPolgar Judit26990 - 1
4.4IMEzat Mohamed2430-GMErdos Viktor2613½ - ½
Bo.4 ChinaRtg-5 IndiaRtg3 : 1
5.1GMWang Hao2718-GMHarikrishna Pentala26691 - 0
5.2GMWang Yue2709-GMSasikiran Krishnan26811 - 0
5.3GMLi Chao B2669-GMGanguly Surya Shekhar2627½ - ½
5.4GMDing Liren2654-GMNegi Parimarjan2642½ - ½

View the games on this Page

Download the PGN from this page

vs

NIC Magazine 8 2017


Chess and Bridge Shop


Chess.com Pro-League


American Chess Magazine 4


ChessBase Ad 5 MyGames


Ginger GM - Chess Grandmaster Simon Williams


Contact Mark Crowther (TWIC) if you wish to advertise here.


The Week in Chess Magazine

Send a £30 donation via Paypal and contact me via email (Email Mark Crowther - mdcrowth@btinternet.com) I'll send you an address for a cbv file of my personal copy of every issue of the games in one database. Over 2 million games.

Read about 20 years of TWIC.

Read about issue 1200.

TWIC 1210 15th January 2018 - 2206 games

Read TWIC 1210

Download TWIC 1210 PGN

Download TWIC 1210 ChessBase


.