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  • #16
    World Teams 2019

    March 13, 2019

    Round Eight


    Sweden-Russia 0.5-3.5
    India-USA 2-2
    Iran-Azerbaijan 2-2
    Egypt-Kazakhstan 2.5-1.5
    China-England 3-1


    1 Russia 21
    2 India 20.5
    3 England 17.5
    4 China 18.5
    5 USA 17.5
    6 Iran 17
    7 Azerbaijan 14
    8 Kazakhstan 13
    9 Sweden 10
    10 Egypt 11

    Final Round Pairings


    Results (Women)

    Egypt-Kazakhstan 0.5-3.5
    Armenia-Georgia 2-2
    Russia-Hungary 4-0
    India-Ukraine 1.5-2.5
    China-USA 3-1


    1 China 23
    2 Russia 24
    3 Ukraine 20
    4 Georgia 21
    5 India 18
    6 Kazakhstan 15.5
    7 USA 12.5
    8 Armenia 14
    9 Hungary 9.5
    10 Egypt 2.5

    Final Round Pairings


    So far, Goryachkina of Russia has seven wins and just one draw – with Anna Ushenina of Ukraine.

    Round 8, Mar. 13
    Adhiban, B. – Swiercz, Dariusz
    E4 Catalan, open

    1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nf3 d5 4.g3 dxc4 5.Bg2 c5 6.O-O Nc6 7.Ne5 Bd7 8.Nxc4 cxd4 9.Bf4 Be7 10.Nd6+ Kf8 11.Nxb7 Qb6 12.Nd6 Qc5 13.b4 Qxb4 14.a3 Qc5 15.Qb3 Qh5 16.Qc4 Nd5 17.Bf3 Qh3 18.Bg2 Qh5 19.Bf3 Qg6 20.Bxd5 exd5 21.Qxd5 Qe6 22.Qxe6 Bxe6 23.Rc1 Na5 24.Nd2 g5 25.Be5 f6 26.Bxd4 Bxd6 27.Bxf6 Rg8 28.Ne4 Kf7 29.Rc3 Nc4 30.Nxd6+ Nxd6 31.Be5 Nc4 32.Rf3+ Ke8 33.Bd4 a5 34.a4 Rb8 35.Rc1 Rb4 36.Ra1 Rb7 37.Bc3 Rf8 38.Rd3 Rff7 39.f3 Rfd7 40.g4 Kf7 41.Rxd7+ Bxd7 42.Rd1 Be6 43.Kf2 Rb3 44.Be1 Ra3 45.Rd8 Rxa4 46.Rh8 Kg6 47.Re8 Bf7 48.Rc8 Ra3 49.Ra8 Kf6 50.Kg3 a4 51.h4 gxh4+ 52.Kxh4 Ke6 53.f4 Ra1 54.f5+ Kd5 55.Bb4 h6 56.Rf8 Rh1+ 57.Kg3 Rb1 58.Be7 Rb7 59.Bf6 Nd6 60.Rd8 Kc6 61.Be5 Rb3+ 62.Kh4 Nc4 63.Bg7 a3 64.Bxh6 a2 65.Bg7 Ne3 66.Rd3 Rxd3 67.exd3 Kd5 68.Bb2 Kd6 69.Kg5 Ke7 70.Kf4 Nd5+ 71.Kg5 Nb4 72.Kh6 Nxd3 73.Ba1 Kf8 74.g5 Kg8 75.g6 Be8 76.f6 Nb4 77.Kg5 Nc2 78.Bb2 Ne3 79.f7+ Bxf7 80.gxf7+ Kxf7 81.Kf4 Nc4 82.Ba1 Ke6 83.Ke4 Nd2+ 84.Kd3 Nb3 85.Kc3 Nxa1 86.Kb2 Ke5 87.Kxa1 Kd4 88.Kxa2 1/2-1/2

    Position after 71.Kg5 Kf8 for Black is the best reply


    - Incredible how Adhiban saved the game!

    Round 8, Mar. 13
    Sevian, Samuel – Sasikiran, Krishnan
    C88 Ruy Lopez, Closed, anti-Marshall

    1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.O-O Be7 6.Re1 b5 7.Bb3 O-O 8.a4 b4 9.d3 d6 10.a5 Be6 11.Bxe6 fxe6 12.Nbd2 Qe8 13.c3 Rb8 14.d4 bxc3 15.bxc3 exd4 16.cxd4 Nb4 17.Qb3 Nh5 18.Qxe6+ Kh8 19.Rb1 Nf4 20.Qc4 Qg6 21.g3 d5 22.exd5 Bd6 23.Ba3 Nh3+ 24.Kf1 Qh5 25.Rb3 Nxd5 26.Rxb8 Rxb8 27.Bxd6 cxd6 28.Qxa6 Rd8 29.Qc6 Nhf4 30.gxf4 Nxf4 31.Re4 Qf5 32.Re8+ 1-0

    Round 8, Mar. 13
    Maghsoodloo, Parham – Naiditsch, Arkadij
    A13 English Opening, Agincourt variation

    1.Nf3 d5 2.c4 e6 3.g3 dxc4 4.Qa4+ Bd7 5.Qxc4 c5 6.Bg2 Bc6 7.b3 Be7 8.Bb2 Nf6 9.O-O O-O 10.d3 Nbd7 11.Nbd2 Rc8 12.e4 Ng4 13.h3 Bf6 14.d4 Nh6 15.Qe2 Nb6 16.Qe3 cxd4 17.Nxd4 Bxd4 18.Bxd4 f5 19.Bc5 Rf7 20.Bxb6 axb6 21.Nc4 fxe4 22.Rad1 Qf8 23.Bxe4 Nf5 24.Bxf5 exf5 25.Nd6 Re7 26.Qg5 h6 27.Qg6 Be8 28.Qxf5 Qxf5 29.Nxf5 Re5 30.Nd4 Ra5 31.Rd2 Rca8 32.Re1 Bd7 33.a4 Rd5 34.g4 h5 35.f3 hxg4 36.fxg4 b5 37.axb5 Bxb5 38.Red1 Ra3 39.Kf2 Be8 40.h4 Bf7 41.b4 Rd6 42.Nf3 Rxd2+ 43.Rxd2 Kf8 44.Kg3 Rb3 45.Rd4 b5 46.Kf4 Bc4 47.Ne5 Kg8 48.Nc6 Kh7 49.h5 Rb1 50.Rd7 Be2 51.Kg5 Rg1 52.Ne5 Rh1 53.Re7 Bd1 54.Ng6 Bb3 55.Nh4 Kh8 56.Nf5 1-0

    Round 8, Mar. 13
    Ding Liren – Adams, Michael
    A07 Reti, King’s Indian Attack

    1.Nf3 d5 2.g3 Nf6 3.Bg2 c5 4.O-O g6 5.d4 cxd4 6.Nxd4 Bg7 7.Nb3 O-O 8.Nc3 e6 9.e4 Nc6 10.exd5 exd5 11.Bg5 h6 12.Be3 Re8 13.Qd2 Ng4 14.Bc5 Be6 15.Nxd5 Bxb2 16.Rad1 Bxd5 17.Bxd5 Qg5 18.Qxg5 hxg5 19.c4 Rac8 20.h3 Nf6 21.Be3 g4 22.Bg2 gxh3 23.Bxh3 Rc7 24.Kg2 Ne5 25.c5 Kg7 26.Bf4 Rce7 27.Rd2 Ba3 28.Rd4 Nc6 29.Ra4 Bb4 30.Bd6 Re2 31.Nd4 Nxd4 32.Rxb4 Nc2 33.Rxb7 Ne3+ 34.Kf3 Nxf1 35.Bxf1 Rc2 36.Bb5 Re6 37.Rxa7 Ne4 38.Bd7 Rxf2+ 39.Ke3 Rff6 40.Bxe6 Rxe6 41.Bc7 Nxc5+ 42.Kd4 Na6 43.Be5+ Kf8 44.a3 Ke8 45.Kd5 Nc5 46.a4 Nd7 47.Bc7 Nf6+ 48.Kc4 Rc6+ 49.Kb5 Rc2 50.a5 Kd7 51.Be5+ Ke6 52.Rc7 Ra2 53.Bxf6 Kxf6 54.a6 Rb2+ 55.Kc6 Ra2 56.a7 Kg5 57.Rxf7 Kg4 58.Rg7 g5 59.Kb7 1-0

    Round 8, Mar. 13
    Wei, Yi – Howell, David
    A15 English Opening

    1.Nf3 Nf6 2.c4 b6 3.g3 Bb7 4.Bg2 g6 5.d4 Bg7 6.O-O e6 7.Bf4 d6 8.Qc2 O-O 9.Nc3 Nc6 10.Rad1 Qe7 11.Rfe1 Nxd4 12.Nxd4 Bxg2 13.Kxg2 e5 14.Be3 exd4 15.Bxd4 c6 16.Qd3 Rfe8 17.Qf3 Rac8 18.e4 Nd7 19.b3 Nc5 20.h4 h5 21.Qe3 Rcd8 22.Bxg7 Kxg7 23.b4 Nd7 24.b5 Rc8 25.bxc6 Rxc6 26.Nd5 Qe6 27.Qc3+ f6 28.Qa3 a5 29.Rd4 Ne5 30.Qb3 Rec8 31.Rc1 Nd7 32.Qb5 Rc5 33.Qa6 Qf7 34.Nf4 R5c6 35.Rxd6 Nc5 36.Rxc6 Nxa6 37.Rxc8 Qb7 38.Re8 Kf7 39.Rd8 Qxe4+ 40.f3 Qe7 41.Rcd1 Nc5 42.Rh8 Ne6 43.Rh7+ Ng7 44.Rd2 Qe8 45.Rd8 Qa4 46.Kh3 Qc6 47.Rhh8 Ne6 48.Rh7+ Ng7 49.Kh2 g5 50.hxg5 fxg5 51.Nxh5 Qxf3 52.Rxg7+ Ke6 53.Rxg5 Qf2+ 54.Kh3 Qf1+ 55.Kh4 Qxc4+ 56.Nf4+ Ke7 57.Rgd5 Qxa2 58.Kg5 Qa4 59.Ng6+ 1-0

    From the EC Forum:

    Russia have won gold with a round to spare, so will be interesting to see how they approach the match with India

    England need to beat Sweden for a guaranteed bronze, and silver if India don't beat Russia

    If India draw with Russia, then China would need to win 4-0 to catch them on both match points and board points


    • #17
      Originally posted by Egidijus Zeromskis View Post

      Is he a new Korchnoi? :)
      We can only hope! 30 more years of Vishy Anand's play? - very nice!


      • #18
        World Teams 2019

        March 15, 2019

        Round Nine


        England-Sweden 3.5-0.5
        Kazakhstan-China 1.5-2.5
        Azerbaijan-Egypt 2.5-1.5
        USA-Iran 3-1
        Russia-India 2.5-1.5

        Final Standings

        1 Russia 23.5
        2 England 21
        3 China 21
        4 India 22
        5 USA 20.5
        6 Iran 18
        7 Azerbaijan 16.5
        8 Kazakhstan 14.5
        9 Sweden 10.5
        10 Egypt 12.5

        Results (Women)

        USA-Egypt 2.5-1.5
        Ukraine-China 0.5-3.5
        Hungary-India 2-2
        Georgia-Russia 2-2
        Kazakhstan-Armenia 3-1

        Final Standings (Women)

        1 China 26.5
        2 Russia 26
        3 Georgia 23
        4 Ukraine 20.5
        5 Kazakhstan 18.5
        6 India 20
        7 USA 15
        8 Armenia 15
        9 Hungary 11.5
        10 Egypt 4

        England Grabs Silver At World Team Chess Championship

        Peter Doggers

        England today defeated Sweden at the World Team Championship in Astana, Kazakhstan to claim the silver medals ahead of China and behind Russia, who had already secured gold on Wednesday.

        China, already sure of gold as well, also won its last match in the women's section and finished ahead of Russia and Georgia.

        Open section:

        With the gold medals already firmly in Russia's pockets, today's fight was about which team would be best of the rest. That became England.

        The team, which qualified by virtue of its excellent fifth place at the 2018 Batumi Olympiad, scored one of its best ever achievements at team events, more than a generation after winning three silver medals at Olympiads in the 1980s. Back in the day, the star team included e.g. Nigel Short, Tony Miles, John Nunn, Jon Speelman and Murray Chandler, and finished right behind the untouchable Soviet Union in 1984, 1986 and 1988 and won bronze in 1990.

        Round 9, Mar. 14
        Grischuk, Alexander – Sethuraman, S.P.
        D38 QGD, Ragozin variation

        1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nf3 d5 4.Nc3 Bb4 5.cxd5 exd5 6.Bg5 h6 7.Bh4 O-O 8.e3 Bf5 9.Qb3 Bxc3+ 10.Qxc3 g5 11.Bg3 Ne4 12.Qxc7 Qxc7 13.Bxc7 Nc6 14.Bb5 Rfc8 15.Bxc6 bxc6 16.Ba5 Rab8 17.b4 Nd6 18.Nd2 Nb7 19.Nb3 Bc2 20.Nc5 Nxc5 21.dxc5 Re8 22.a4 Bf5 23.O-O-O Re4 24.Rd4 Rxd4 25.exd4 Bd7 26.Kd2 Re8 27.Bc7 f6 28.f3 a6 29.g4 Kg7 30.Rc1 Re6 31.h3 Kf7 32.Bg3 Be8 33.Bf2 Bd7 34.Be3 Kg7 35.f4 gxf4 36.Bxf4 Kg6 37.Be3 Kg7 38.Ke2 Kg6 39.Kf2 Be8 40.Ke2 Bd7 41.Kf3 Be8 42.Kf2 Bd7 43.Ke2 Be8 44.Kd3 Bd7 45.Bd2 Kg7 46.Bf4 Kg6 47.Bg3 Kg5 48.Be1 Be8 49.Bd2+ Kg6 50.Rf1 Kg7 51.h4 Bd7 52.g5 fxg5 53.hxg5 h5 54.Bf4 Kg6 55.Be5 Be8 56.Ke3 Kxg5 57.Rg1+ Kh6 58.Rg8 Re7 59.Kf4 Rf7+ 60.Kg3 Re7 61.Kh4 Re6 62.Rh8+ Kg6 63.Rxh5 Re7 64.Rg5+ Kf7 65.Kg4 Ke6 66.Rg8 Kf7 67.Rh8 Kg6 68.Rf8 Bd7+ 69.Kg3 Be8 70.b5 axb5 71.axb5 cxb5 72.c6 b4 73.c7 Bd7 74.c8=Q Bxc8 75.Rxc8 Rb7 76.Kf4 b3 77.Rg8+ Kh7 78.Rg1 b2 79.Rb1 Kg6 80.Ke3 Kf5 81.Kd3 Rb5 82.Kc3 Rb7 83.Rxb2 Rh7 84.Re2 Re7 85.Kb4 1-0

        Position after White’s 60.Kg3 (then 60..Re7?)


        The Iranian team had to rush to their plane – Maghsoodloo, Idani and Tabatabaei all lost, but the amazing Firouzja beat Lenderman.

        Round 9, Mar. 14
        Firouzha, Alireza – Lenderman, Aleksandr
        C42 Petrov, Classical Attack

        1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nf6 3.Nxe5 d6 4.Nf3 Nxe4 5.d4 d5 6.Bd3 Bf5 7.O-O Be7 8.Re1 Nc6 9.Nbd2 Nxd2 10.Qxd2 Bxd3 11.Qxd3 O-O 12.c3 Qd7 13.Bf4 Rfe8 14.Re2 Bd6 15.Bxd6 Rxe2 16.Qxe2 Qxd6 17.Re1 g6 18.h4 h5 19.b4 Rf8 20.Ng5 a5 21.b5 Na7 22.g3 Nc8 23.Nh3 Qf6 24.Nf4 Nb6 25.Qd3 Rd8 26.Re5 Kf8 27.Qe2 a4 28.Re3 Kg7 29.Re7 Kf8 30.Rxc7 Re8 31.Qf3 Re4 32.Kg2 Qf5 33.Rxb7 Nc4 34.Nd3 1-0

        Round 9, Mar. 14
        Swiercz, Dariusz – Maghsoodloo, Parham
        C50 Giuoco Piano

        1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bc4 Bc5 4.d3 Nf6 5.O-O a6 6.c3 d6 7.Bb3 Ba7 8.Re1 h6 9.Nbd2 Nh5 10.Nf1 Qf6 11.Ne3 Bxe3 12.fxe3 Qg6 13.Rf1 Nf6 14.Nh4 Qg5 15.Nf3 Qg6 16.Nh4 Qg5 17.Nf5 Bxf5 18.Rxf5 Qg6 19.Rf3 O-O 20.Bd2 Nd7 21.Rg3 Qh7 22.Qg4 Nc5 23.Bc2 Rae8 24.b4 Ne6 25.Rf1 Ncd8 26.Bb3 Kh8 27.Be1 c6 28.Rgf3 f6 29.Rf5 Nc7 30.Bg3 Re7 31.h4 Nf7 32.Qf3 Rfe8 33.c4 c5 34.Be1 Ne6 35.a3 Rf8 36.Bd1 Nfd8 37.Qg3 b5 38.Bb3 Rfe8 39.Qg4 Nf8 40.Qe2 Nd7 41.a4 a5 42.cxb5 cxb4 43.Qc2 Ne6 44.Bxe6 Rxe6 45.Qc7 Nc5 46.Qxa5 Nxd3 47.b6 g6 48.Rxf6 Rxf6 49.Rxf6 Nxe1 50.Qxb4 Qb7 51.Qxe1 Qxb6 52.Rxg6 Kh7 53.h5 Rf8 54.Kh2 Qb7 55.Qh4 Qa7 56.Qg4 Qf7 57.Rxd6 1-0

        Round 9, Mar. 14
        Adams, Michael – Grandelius, Nils
        B51 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky Attack

        1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.Bb5+ Nd7 4.a4 e6 5.Nc3 a6 6.Be2 b6 7.d4 cxd4 8.Qxd4 Bb7 9.O-O Ngf6 10.Rd1 Be7 11.Be3 O-O 12.e5 Bxf3 13.exd6 Bxe2 14.Nxe2 Nd5 15.dxe7 Qxe7 16.Nc3 Nxe3 17.Qxe3 Rfd8 18.Nd5 Qf8 19.Nxb6 Nxb6 20.Qxb6 Rdb8 21.Qd4 Rb4 22.Qe5 Qc8 23.Rd2 f6 24.Qe2 Rxb2 25.Rad1 Kh8 26.h3 h6 27.Rd6 Rab8 28.R1d2 R2b6 29.Rd7 R6b7 30.R7d6 Rb6 31.c4 Rxd6 32.Rxd6 e5 33.Qe4 a5 34.Rd5 Qc7 35.g3 Rc8 36.c5 Qb8 37.Qf5 Qb7 38.Rd6 Qc7 39.c6 Qb8 40.h4 Qc7 41.Qe6 Kh7 42.h5 Qb8 43.Rd7 Qb1+ 44.Kh2 Rf8 45.Qg4 Rg8 46.c7 Qb6 47.Rxg7+ 1-0

        Comment on the article - Congrats to the British, but did you ever see a more pathetic looking group of Grandmasters than that photo at the head of this article? It looks like they pulled six homeless guys off the street and dressed them in fancy jackets. The ladies teams are much easier on the eyes.

        - Those guys should negotiate BREXIT