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World Team Championship (2010)

  PARTICIPANTS (sorted by highest achieved rating; click on name to see player's games)
Levon Aronian, Hikaru Nakamura, Shakhriyar Mamedyarov, Alexander Grischuk, Teimour Radjabov, Alexander Morozevich, Boris Gelfand, Pentala Harikrishna, Vugar Gashimov, Dmitry Jakovenko, Evgeny Tomashevsky, Nikita Vitiugov, Vladimir Malakhov, Krishnan Sasikiran, Vladimir Akopian, Maxim Rodshtein, Emil Sutovsky, Ilya Smirin, Gabriel Sargissian, Alexander Onischuk, Rauf Mamedov, Baskaran Adhiban, Ray Robson, Michael Roiz, Evgeny Postny, Varuzhan Akobian, Bassem Amin, Surya Shekhar Ganguly, Tigran Levonovich Petrosian, Gadir Guseinov, Arman Pashikian, Giovanni Portilho Vescovi, Alexandr Hilario Takeda dos Santos Fier, Rafael Duailibe Leitao, Yury Shulman, Hristos Banikas, Gilberto Milos, Ioannis Papaioannou, Ahmed Adly, Vasilios Kotronias, Robert Lee Hess, Dimitrios Mastrovasilis, Mustafa Yilmaz, Nidjat Mamedov, Geetha Narayanan Gopal, Stelios Halkias, Baris Esen, Emre Can, Subramanian Arun Prasad, Athanasios Mastrovasilis, Darcy Gustavo Machado Vieira Lima, Andre Diamant, Mert Erdogdu, Kivanc Haznedaroglu, Burak Firat, Mohamed Ezat, Imed Abdelnabbi, Khaled Abdel Razik, Walaa Sarwat

 page 1 of 8; games 1-25 of 179  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Grischuk vs G Vescovi 1-0522010World Team ChampionshipE15 Queen's Indian
2. K Haznedaroglu vs Nakamura 0-1332010World Team ChampionshipB62 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer
3. Onischuk vs M Yilmaz 1-0502010World Team ChampionshipD10 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
4. E Can vs Y Shulman 1-0432010World Team ChampionshipC03 French, Tarrasch
5. Akobian vs B Esen 1-0522010World Team ChampionshipD45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
6. Sasikiran vs Kotronias  ½-½332010World Team ChampionshipD34 Queen's Gambit Declined, Tarrasch
7. I Papaioannou vs Ganguly  ½-½372010World Team ChampionshipD27 Queen's Gambit Accepted, Classical
8. G N Gopal vs H Banikas  ½-½712010World Team ChampionshipB98 Sicilian, Najdorf
9. S Halkias vs S Arun Prasad 0-1562010World Team ChampionshipD11 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
10. T L Petrosian vs R Mamedov  ½-½542010World Team ChampionshipB27 Sicilian
11. Mamedyarov vs A Pashikian 1-0292010World Team ChampionshipD44 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
12. Akopian vs Radjabov ½-½172010World Team ChampionshipE94 King's Indian, Orthodox
13. Leitao vs Morozevich ½-½322010World Team ChampionshipD39 Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin, Vienna Variation
14. Tomashevsky vs A H T dos Santos Fier  ½-½452010World Team ChampionshipE84 King's Indian, Samisch, Panno Main line
15. G Milos vs V Malakhov  ½-½322010World Team ChampionshipC67 Ruy Lopez
16. E Postny vs K Abdel Razik  1-0452010World Team ChampionshipD30 Queen's Gambit Declined
17. M Ezat vs Sutovsky 0-1312010World Team ChampionshipD97 Grunfeld, Russian
18. Smirin vs B Amin  ½-½582010World Team ChampionshipC82 Ruy Lopez, Open
19. A Adly vs M Roiz  ½-½362010World Team ChampionshipD79 Neo-Grunfeld, 6.O-O, Main line
20. V Gashimov vs Aronian ½-½252010World Team ChampionshipC84 Ruy Lopez, Closed
21. G Vescovi vs A Adly  ½-½372010World Team ChampionshipD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
22. B Amin vs Leitao  0-1282010World Team ChampionshipA07 King's Indian Attack
23. I Abdelnabbi vs A Diamant  ½-½382010World Team ChampionshipA15 English
24. Kotronias vs Jakovenko  0-1432010World Team ChampionshipC67 Ruy Lopez
25. Morozevich vs I Papaioannou 0-1252010World Team ChampionshipA18 English, Mikenas-Carls
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Jan-13-10  Refused: < VishyFan: List of Best Performers: Shak - 2950
Vitiugov - 2939
Nakamura - 2851
Onischuk - 2809
Radja - 2808
Ganguly - 2804>

Do you happen to know the performances of Aronian, Grischuk and Morozevich.

I guess Aronian and Grischuk performed solid (in the sense of achieving more or less their expected score, maybe with a draw too many (esp. Grischuk)).

But Moros performance must be compared to the expectactions for a player of his quality quite horrible. I would really like to know how many rating points he dropped there.

Jan-13-10
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  swordfish: <I guess Aronian and Grischuk performed solid (in the sense of achieving more or less their expected score, maybe with a draw too many (esp. Grischuk)).>

Got to hand it to Grischuk, though he had perhaps the most memorable game of the event, his king walk against Gashimov.

Jan-13-10  Refused: yep, but in one of the later rounds (I think it was against Egypt), Grischuk had a better position than his opponent and he made a draw. If he wanted to, he probably could have scored more points.

Anyway, what I meant with a draw to many, was Grischuk and Aronian probably performed more or less what could be expected from there rating and skill but they both probably dropped some points there.

It's hard for the high rated players in such a field to maintain or improve their rating. GMs likesay Vescovi simply do not have a 2700 rating, so Vescovi (no bashing intended) needs less points to maintain his rating (of course getting the required points is far from being an easy task).

Jan-13-10
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  shalgo: <Do you happen to know the performances of Aronian, Grischuk and Morozevich.>

All of the performance ratings are available at:

http://wtcc2009.tsf.org.tr/componen...

Aronian - 2789
Grischuk - 2797
Morozevich - 2516 (ouch!)

Other notable performances, good and bad:

Malakhov - 2771
Akopian - 2762
Gashimov - 2560
Petrosian - 2460
Vescovi - 2362

Jan-13-10  Refused: Wow, did not expect Grischuk be around 2800 with his performance, so even an improvement. thought he was a bit too draw happy in some rounds.

Aronian, hum, more or less performance=rating.

Moros performance indeed ouch.

Thank you

Jan-13-10  SetNoEscapeOn: According to chess.liverating.org, Moro dropped 17 points in this event. Live, he's now #27 in the world.
Jan-13-10  hellopolgar: <SetNoEscapeOn> moro is very unstable, even more unstable than the good old ivanchuk, so it will not surprise me if he bounces back very soon with a brilliant performance somewhere else.
Jan-13-10  Chessforeva: 3D for all games: http://chessforeva.appspot.com/C0_p...
Jan-13-10
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  visayanbraindoctor: <Grischuk had a better position than his opponent and he made a draw.> Grischuk just came off winning the Russian championship, and must be tired. After his unbelievable fighting King win against Gashimov, he deserves complete bed rest.(",)

No one seems to have noticed, but GM Vitiugov started with a draw against Greece, a match-up that Russia lost, and then won his last 5 consecutive games! Malakhov also scored heavily. Vitiugov and Malakhov were Russia's main point men.

Some one high up in the Russian government must have requested the Dubna director to temporarily loan the nuclear physicist GM to the Russian chess team.(",)

Their team members, except for the out-of-form Moro, were also consistently performing well; Grischuk, Jakovenko, and Tomashevsky all were +2.

Jan-13-10
Premium Chessgames Member
  Gypsy: Below is the table of net Elo points gained or lost by each team. It can incidentally serve as a measure of how each team performed with respect to the total talent and match-ups at the board.

(1) Russia +11
(2) USA +19
(3) India +28
(4) Azerbaijan -1
(5) Armenia -4
(6) Greece +20
(7) Israel -35
(8) Brazil -43
(9) Egypt -3
(10) Turkey +7

(The points were probably rounded off. Therefore they do not add up to zero.)

Jan-13-10  redwhitechess: So in World context, the current standing is :

1.Europe
2.North America
3.Asia

fair enough. good for India (China must be heartbreak now to see this result). India just won the Asian team title weeks ago, with Sasikiran and Ganguly also part of the team. Can compared to Azeri who also won their European title with the similar line up (?).

Jan-13-10  kurtrichards: <...good for India...> Yes. Considering that Team India has no 2700+ player in their roster landing at 3rd place in the just concluded WTC was really a feat to be proud of.

Team India

Pentala Harikrishna 2672
Krisnan Sasikiran 2664
Surya Ganguly 2654
G.N.Gopal 2593

Reserve

S.Arun Prasad 2570
B. Adhiban 2486

Coach Lev Psakhis 2538

Congratulations!

Jan-13-10  Refused: <visayanbraindoctor: <Grischuk had a better position than his opponent and he made a draw.> Grischuk just came off winning the Russian championship, and must be tired. After his unbelievable fighting King win against Gashimov, he deserves complete bed rest.(",)>

Granted.
But generally speaking I sometimes wish Grischuk had worked a bit harder on his chess career, he is such an incredible talent, if he really wanted to (or had wanted to) he could be among the top 5 or top 7 players in the world.

A fine example for that he used to rely a bit too much on his pure talent was that WCC Tournament in '07. He played some games back then like he had little to none opening preparation (esp. with the black pieces).

Jan-13-10  kurtrichards: Why is it that Mamedyarov won the gold medal in board 4 when seven of his nine games were played in board 3? The only occasion where he played board 4 was in round 3 against Gopal. Against Onischuk in round 9, Mamedyarov played board 2. In Team Azerbaijan, the board 4 player is Rauf Mamedov and Mamedyarov is the board 3 player. I need an answer. Anyone?
Jan-13-10  esticles: <kurtrichards> The Azerbaijan team description is wrong; he is in fact their Board 4 player. <http://wtcc2009.tsf.org.tr/componen...;

Board prizes are based on which board they are officially, not which board they play in individual games. Players must stay in the same order for each match, so each player will move up a board every time a higher board sits out. (Note that the 1st and 2nd Alternates are considered Boards 5 and 6, even though there are only 4 boards per match).

Jan-14-10  ahmadov: Congratulations to all the winners, both teams and individuals!
Jan-14-10
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  acirce: Feels very good to see Russia win something again.
Jan-14-10  ahmadov: <Gypsy: Below is the table of net Elo points gained or lost by each team.>

Good statistics, <Gypsy>! I am most surprised at the figure for Brazil...

Jan-14-10  kurtrichards: <The Azerbaijan team description is wrong; he is in fact their Board 4 player.> Thanks <esticles>.
Jan-14-10  VishyFan: <Gypsy: Below is the table of net Elo points gained or lost by each team. It can incidentally serve as a measure of how each team performed with respect to the total talent and match-ups at the board. (1) Russia +11
(2) USA +19
(3) India +28
(4) Azerbaijan -1
(5) Armenia -4
(6) Greece +20
(7) Israel -35
(8) Brazil -43
(9) Egypt -3
(10) Turkey +7

(The points were probably rounded off. Therefore they do not add up to zero.)> Wow, nice figures. This means that India was the team that stretched most towards the positive side :)

Jan-14-10  SetNoEscapeOn: <esticles: <kurtrichards> The Azerbaijan team description is wrong; he is in fact their Board 4 player. <http://wtcc2009.tsf.org.tr/componen...;

At one point (in the Olympiads?) wasn't there a rule that said that boards must be in rating order, unless the difference is less than 50 points? I liked that rule.

<Granted.
But generally speaking I sometimes wish Grischuk had worked a bit harder on his chess career, he is such an incredible talent, if he really wanted to (or had wanted to) he could be among the top 5 or top 7 players in the world.>

He's actually #7 right now (live). Remember that he also won Linares last year; the moment you are waiting for might have already arrived.

Jan-14-10  Refused: The top 5 are atm
Anand, Aronian, Carlsen, Kramnik and Topalov (alphabetical order). They are imho currently the real Super GMs who are WC callibre and who are capable of topping the rating list. No offense to Gelfand or others who are very strong GMs of their own, but those 5 are just outstanding.

And I think from his pure talent Grischuk could've been in the same league as the top 5 by now (or at least pretty close to them). But as I mentioned above I don't think Grischuk is there atm.

Jan-14-10
Premium Chessgames Member
  HeMateMe: A good point by Mig Greengard:

"Russia's match score of +7 =1 -1 was complemented by 24 board points, which also led all teams. <I prefer board points over match points> for the first and have whined about the change in the Olympiad to match point scoring. Match points do emphasize the team aspect, but I always enjoyed the swings and drama created by board point scoring."

It was always fun, in the last round or two, watching the strategy for accumlating board pts, when board pts determined the winner. A player with an even, drawish game would be ordered by the teams coach to go for a win, because a draw would not get a certain medal for a team. this made for some odd games near the end, some real struggles.

Just realized, Naka quietly went 6/8 and won gold medal on Board one. Not too shabby, maybe he can build on that for corus.

Jan-15-10  Midas Touch: A sterling gold performance by Naka and Shak!
Congratulations!
Apr-04-10  kramputz: <Jan-06-10 Davolni: <HEHATEME> WHERE THE HELL DO YOU COME FROM WITH THIS NONSENSE??> You sound like a commie. Liberalism is a mental disorder.

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