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🏆 World Chess Team Championship (2011)

  PARTICIPANTS (sorted by highest achieved rating; click on name to see player's games)
Levon Aronian, Shakhriyar Mamedyarov, Alexander Grischuk, Teimour Radjabov, Sergey Karjakin, Vassily Ivanchuk, Ding Liren, Peter Svidler, Ian Nepomniachtchi, Pentala Harikrishna, Pavel Eljanov, Peter Leko, Gata Kamsky, Vugar Gashimov, Yu Yangyi, Li Chao, Wang Yue, Wang Hao, Sergei Mushegovic Movsesian, Nikita Vitiugov, Judit Polgar, Alexander Moiseenko, Zoltan Almasi, Alexander Areshchenko, Krishnan Sasikiran, Vladimir Eduardovich Akopian, Rauf Mamedov, Zahar Efimenko, Emil Davidovich Sutovsky, Ilya Yulyevich Smirin, Gabriel Sargissian, Alexander Onischuk, Bassem Amin, Tamir Nabaty, Michael Roiz, Evgeny Postny, Surya Shekhar Ganguly, Csaba Balogh, Parimarjan Negi, Gadir Guseinov, Yasser Seirawan, Viktor Erdos, Yury Markovich Shulman, Ahmed Adly, Robert Hovhannisyan, Robert Lee Hess, Geetha Narayanan Gopal, Essam El Gindy, Samy Shoker, Mohamed Ezat

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Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Efimenko vs B Amin  ½-½782011World Chess Team ChampionshipC77 Ruy Lopez
2. Areshchenko vs S Shoker 0-1282011World Chess Team ChampionshipB07 Pirc
3. Wang Hao vs Radjabov  ½-½362011World Chess Team ChampionshipE99 King's Indian, Orthodox, Taimanov
4. V Gashimov vs Wang Yue 0-1432011World Chess Team ChampionshipA28 English
5. Li Chao vs R Mamedov ½-½602011World Chess Team ChampionshipE70 King's Indian
6. Mamedyarov vs Yu Yangyi 1-0482011World Chess Team ChampionshipE39 Nimzo-Indian, Classical, Pirc Variation
7. Harikrishna vs Leko ½-½442011World Chess Team ChampionshipE01 Catalan, Closed
8. Z Almasi vs Sasikiran 0-1852011World Chess Team ChampionshipC95 Ruy Lopez, Closed, Breyer
9. Ganguly vs Judit Polgar 0-1602011World Chess Team ChampionshipB46 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
10. C Balogh vs G N Gopal  ½-½692011World Chess Team ChampionshipC64 Ruy Lopez, Classical
11. E El Gindy vs A Moiseenko 0-1382011World Chess Team ChampionshipE04 Catalan, Open, 5.Nf3
12. Y Shulman vs Svidler ½-½332011World Chess Team ChampionshipD85 Grunfeld
13. Kamsky vs Karjakin ½-½232011World Chess Team ChampionshipC65 Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense
14. I Nepomniachtchi vs Onischuk  1-0372011World Chess Team ChampionshipC45 Scotch Game
15. Vitiugov vs R Hess 1-0232011World Chess Team ChampionshipE21 Nimzo-Indian, Three Knights
16. Aronian vs Sutovsky 1-0382011World Chess Team ChampionshipD85 Grunfeld
17. M Roiz vs Movsesian  ½-½352011World Chess Team ChampionshipE32 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
18. Akopian vs E Postny 1-0572011World Chess Team ChampionshipC96 Ruy Lopez, Closed
19. T Nabaty vs G Sargissian  0-1672011World Chess Team ChampionshipC67 Ruy Lopez
20. A Adly vs Ivanchuk 0-1432011World Chess Team ChampionshipA46 Queen's Pawn Game
21. Sutovsky vs A Adly  1-0542011World Chess Team ChampionshipB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
22. Efimenko vs Li Chao  ½-½702011World Chess Team ChampionshipC43 Petrov, Modern Attack
23. Ivanchuk vs Wang Hao ½-½592011World Chess Team ChampionshipB56 Sicilian
24. Y Shulman vs Akopian  ½-½302011World Chess Team ChampionshipE11 Bogo-Indian Defense
25. B Amin vs Smirin  ½-½472011World Chess Team ChampionshipA07 King's Indian Attack
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  polarmis: An article mainly on the pressures faced by the "favourites" at the World Team Championship. Seriously, if you read all the press the Russian team get (and mainly generated by e.g. their captain...) you'd be desperately looking for an invitation to another tournament to use as an excuse to miss the team event!

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  alekhinist: Kamsky is doing well in this tournament and is steadily increasing his rating. The luckless Nakamura on the other hand still can't win a game and is slowly losing rating points. Another win by Kamsky and a loss by Naka and Kamsky will again be the top US player (live rating). I do like Naka but either he's hit a plateau or the Tata Steel victory was a fluke.
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  dangerhump: <alekhinist> I don't want to spam the WCTC page with too much off topic conversation but I will comment on Nakamura briefly. I think he's neither hit a ceiling nor was the Tata Steel victory a fluke. As I outlined on the Naka page before Dortmund; I don't believe that he has been studying and preparing for top level chess tournaments as he should be. In fact, prior to Dortmund his preparation was to play in the World Series of Poker event. Not that even that in and of itself is a problem; it's when you combine it with his overall lack of drive to study and prepare.
Premium Chessgames Member For those interested in live chess action, we are featuring Kamsky vs Ivanchuk, 2011 right now at our broadcast page. Non-premium members can watch.

Later this morning (8:00am USA/Eastern) we will show the top board from Biel, Carlsen vs Pelletier, 2011.

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  ARMENIA: Just I had imagined...

Armenia losing to Azerbaijan.

Well, I knew the boys wanted to keep the last round worthy of following:)

Jul-25-11  Jack Bauer: <Armenia> Don't count your chickens before they're hatched.
Jul-25-11  Beholder: Nabaty - Vitiugov 0-1 in 24 moves.
Jul-25-11  Beholder: Shoker - Polgar 0-1 in 25 moves. Great kingside attack by Judith.
Jul-25-11  Beholder: Shoker is just an IM but he did beat Ukranian Champ Areschenko and drew several very strong GMs, so he's definitely not a patzer.
Jul-25-11  Hovik2009: if the boys wanted to lose to Azerbaijan for keeping things heated up, then they are pussies and no more!

that is my humble opinion though...

Jul-25-11  Beholder: Svidler - Postny 1-0, that's already 2:0 in Russia vs Israel.
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  ahmadov: Well, Armenia can still draw this against Azerbaijan if Akopian wins against Mamedov...
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  ahmadov: By the way, Mamed is treating Sargsyan like a cat playing with a mouse... :-)
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  ahmadov: <Hovik2009: if the boys wanted to lose to Azerbaijan for keeping things heated up, then they are pussies and no more!> Well, nobody loses deliberately at this type of events... Even though I think it is premature to claim the Azeris are winning...
Jul-25-11  Hovik2009: yes it is most probably 2-2 tie, remarkable effort by Azerbaijani team for breaking the Armenian hot winning streak
Jul-25-11  Hovik2009: I think is the best for Sargissian to resign now and don't shame himself after he missed simple saving move 33...Rd3! after Mamed was playing fast and reckless in a winning position before time control.

Akopian is winning also in a good position, I wonder why he is thinking so long, plan is simple , make Gadir play ...f6 eventually and invade the back rank with the rooks

Jul-25-11  Beholder: Smirin - Nepo 0-1, that's 3:0 in Russia-Israel, with Grischuk in a better endgame vs Roiz in the 4th game.

There's a Russian saying that goes something like "to swing one's fists after the brawl is over", that is, a useless show of force when time for decisive action is already over.

Exactly like it is now, a bit late for Russia to start wiping the floor with everyone after two match losses in a row.

Jul-25-11  Hovik2009: Israel without Gelfand is just another 2nd rate MiddleEastern team, they got whitewashed 4-0 against Russia, really embarrassing performance for Olympiad medal winner!
Jul-25-11  Hovik2009: Akopian is torturing Mamedov and Armenian fans allover to the outer limits, he is winning in last 20 moves but he is reluctant to play quickly
Jul-25-11  Beholder: Grischuk - Roiz 1-0, that makes it 4:0 in Russia vs Israel.
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  ahmadov: Well, we could win this match with Armenians, but we missed it... Anyway, good games we have watched today..
Jul-25-11  Blunderdome: Radjabov's draw with Aronian was interesting.
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  parmetd: Is Russia's 4-0 over Israel the first 4-0 of the event?
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  kevinatcausa: So if I understand the standings correctly Ukraine needs both to score 3.5-0.5 or better against Armenia to have a chance of winning and not have China win by any sort of margin, as their narrow victories over teams at the bottom of the table are hurting their tiebreaks.

That round 1 Areshchenko-Shoker game could even prove to be the difference...

Jul-25-11  Blunderdome: <parmetd> yes
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