2015

Cuba going strong in World Team Chess Championship

Cuba defeated Egypt in round four of the FIDE World Team Chess Championship to remain on the top of the crosstable with 7 match points.

China and Ukraine won against Armenia and Israel respectively to maintain close distance one point behind the leader.

The host Armenia and defending champion Russia (without Vladimir Kramnik) are struggling to find the form, sharing the 7th place with two points each. Full results below.

Replay games with analysis / Official website

FIDE World Team Chess Championship

Round 4 results:

India – Hungary 2½:1½
GM Harikrishna, P. 2731 IND – GM Leko, Peter 2713 HUN ½ – ½
GM Sethuraman, S.P. 2634 IND – GM Erdos, Viktor 2612 HUN ½ – ½
GM Sasikiran, Krishnan 2654 IND – GM Almasi, Zoltan 2698 HUN ½ – ½
GM Vidit, Santosh Gujrathi 2630 IND – GM Rapport, Richard 2710 HUN 1 – 0

Russia – USA 2 : 2
GM Grischuk, Alexander 2794 RUS – GM Shankland, Samuel L 2661 USA ½ – ½
GM Karjakin, Sergey 2757 RUS – GM Onischuk, Alexander 2665 USA ½ – ½
GM Tomashevsky, Evgeny 2745 RUS – GM Akobian, Varuzhan 2622 USA 1 – 0
GM Jakovenko, Dmitry 2744 RUS – GM Naroditsky, Daniel 2640 USA 0 – 1

Armenia – China ½ :3½
GM Aronian, Levon 2770 ARM – GM Ding, Liren 2751 CHN ½ – ½
GM Sargissian, Gabriel 2674 ARM – GM Yu, Yangyi 2724 CHN 0 – 1
GM Movsesian, Sergei 2665 ARM – GM Bu, Xiangzhi 2681 CHN 0 – 1
GM Melkumyan, Hrant 2651 ARM – GM Wei, Yi 2703 CHN 0 – 1

Egypt – Cuba 1 : 3
GM Amin, Bassem 2634 EGY – GM Dominguez Perez, Leinier 2729 CUB ½ – ½
GM Shoker, Samy 2482 EGY – GM Bruzon Batista, Lazaro 2691 CUB 0 – 1
IM Ezat, Mohamed 2479 EGY – GM Quesada Perez, Yuniesky 2629 CUB 0 – 1
IM Farahat, Ali 2389 EGY – GM Ortiz Suarez, Isan Reynaldo 2612 CUB ½ – ½

Israel – Ukraine 1½:2½
GM Gelfand, Boris 2747 ISR – GM Ponomariov, Ruslan 2713 UKR ½ – ½
GM Sutovsky, Emil 2628 ISR – GM Ivanchuk, Vassily 2731 UKR 0 – 1
GM Rodshtein, Maxim 2667 ISR – GM Eljanov, Pavel 2733 UKR 1 – 0
GM Postny, Evgeny 2636 ISR – GM Moiseenko, Alexander 2697 UKR 0 – 1

Round 4 standings:

1. Cuba – 7
2-3. Ukraine and China – 6
4-5. Israel and India – 5
6. Hungary – 4
7-9. Russia, USA and Armenia – 2
10. Egypt – 1

Round 5 pairings:

Ukraine – India
Cuba – Israel
China – Egypt
USA – Armenia
Hungary – Russia

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