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World Team Chess Championship (2017)

  PARTICIPANTS (sorted by highest achieved rating; click on name to see player's games)
Ding Liren, Peter Svidler, Ruslan Ponomariov, Ian Nepomniachtchi, Li Chao, Radoslaw Wojtaszek, Yu Yangyi, Nikita Vitiugov, Wei Yi, Alexander Moiseenko, Anton Korobov, Krishnan Sasikiran, Alexander Areshchenko, Maxim Matlakov, Sergei Zhigalko, Vladimir Fedoseev, Alexander Onischuk, Jan-Krzysztof Duda, Vidit Santosh Gujrathi, Baskaran Adhiban, Ray Robson, Samuel Shankland, Aleksej Aleksandrov, Mateusz Bartel, Jeffery Xiong, Varuzhan Akobian, Parimarjan Negi, Kacper Piorun, Grzegorz Gajewski, Alexei Fedorov, Martyn Kravtsiv, Dragan Solak, Vladislav Kovalev, Alexander Areshchenko, Wen Yang, Mustafa Yilmaz, Aryan Tari, Emre Can, Murali Karthikeyan, Kirill Stupak, Frode Olav Olsen Urkedal, Vahap Sanal, Muhammed Batuhan Dastan, Frode Elsness, Johan Salomon, Adham Fawzy, Imed Abdelnabbi, Lars Oskar Hauge, Moheb Ameir, Abdelrahman Hesham, Ali Frhat

Chessgames.com Chess Event Description
World Team Chess Championship (2017)

The 11th World Team Chess Championship takes place in Khanty-Mansiysk 17th to 26th June 2017. Also see World Team Chess Championship (Women) (2017).

Official Site http://ugra2017.fide.com/

Teams & Players http://ugra2017.fide.com/teams/

 page 1 of 4; games 1-25 of 100  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Ding Liren vs S Zhigalko  ½-½412017World Team Chess ChampionshipA13 English
2. A Hesham vs I Nepomniachtchi  ½-½382017World Team Chess ChampionshipD70 Neo-Grunfeld Defense
3. N Vitiugov vs Adham Fawzy  1-0432017World Team Chess ChampionshipE16 Queen's Indian
4. Moheb Ameir vs M Matlakov  0-1292017World Team Chess ChampionshipB31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation
5. V Fedoseev vs A Frhat  1-0632017World Team Chess ChampionshipE46 Nimzo-Indian
6. D Solak vs Ponomariov  ½-½732017World Team Chess ChampionshipB51 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
7. A Korobov vs M Yilmaz  ½-½232017World Team Chess ChampionshipD35 Queen's Gambit Declined
8. E Can vs A Moiseenko  ½-½182017World Team Chess ChampionshipE04 Catalan, Open, 5.Nf3
9. M Kravtsiv vs M B Dastan  ½-½312017World Team Chess ChampionshipB51 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
10. L O Hauge vs J Xiong  ½-½302017World Team Chess ChampionshipC53 Giuoco Piano
11. Akobian vs F Elsness  1-0682017World Team Chess ChampionshipD38 Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin Variation
12. F Urkedal vs Onischuk  ½-½542017World Team Chess ChampionshipE15 Queen's Indian
13. V Kovalev vs Yu Yangyi  0-1392017World Team Chess ChampionshipC42 Petrov Defense
14. Wei Yi vs A Aleksandrov 1-0522017World Team Chess ChampionshipA45 Queen's Pawn Game
15. K Stupak vs Li Chao  0-1292017World Team Chess ChampionshipD11 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
16. V S Gujrathi vs R Wojtaszek 1-0272017World Team Chess ChampionshipA14 English
17. J Duda vs B Adhiban 1-0662017World Team Chess ChampionshipD45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
18. M Karthikeyan vs K Piorun  0-1392017World Team Chess ChampionshipC65 Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense
19. M Bartel vs Negi  ½-½812017World Team Chess ChampionshipC65 Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense
20. S Shankland vs A Tari  ½-½202017World Team Chess ChampionshipC50 Giuoco Piano
21. A Frhat vs L O Hauge  1-0242017World Team Chess ChampionshipC07 French, Tarrasch
22. R Wojtaszek vs S Shankland 1-0252017World Team Chess ChampionshipE60 King's Indian Defense
23. Onischuk vs J Duda  ½-½232017World Team Chess ChampionshipD30 Queen's Gambit Declined
24. K Piorun vs Robson  ½-½322017World Team Chess ChampionshipB22 Sicilian, Alapin
25. J Xiong vs M Bartel  ½-½542017World Team Chess ChampionshipD00 Queen's Pawn Game
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Jun-19-17
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  Pedro Fernandez: << botvinnik64>: Anyone, Poland brought their A Team as did China minus Ding; Russia, Ukraine and USA have strong teams, but so many other tourneys to play in...I think China should take this one.> A rational conclusion my dear <B64>, (please, let use this acronym referring to you if you let me). But China team is a young Team and I'm afraid Russia could impose their experience, I'm not sure though. Greetings my dear lady!
Jun-20-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  whiteshark: Day two of the FIDE World Team Championships saw a lot of hard-fought games with the favorites not always getting their way.

After a surprise draw against Ukraine, <Turkey> was able to hold Russia to a draw as well, and it was not for lack of effort on the Russians' part. <China> overcame India in a match that could have gone either way. ... Large illustrated report with many games analyzed by GM Alex Yermolinsky. http://en.chessbase.com/post/fide-w...

Jun-20-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  Pedro Fernandez: Yeah <Sharky>, what a surprise, greetings!
Jun-20-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  tamar: India crushed USA 3.5-0.5 today

Adhihan continued his comeback against Akobian finding the devilish 14...Rxf3!


click for larger view

15 Bxf3 Qf8! 16 Ke2 (avoids 16...Bb4 and 16...Qxf3, now what?) 16...b4 17 Qc4 Qxf3+! 18 Kxf3 Ne5+

Jun-20-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  whiteshark: <World Teams Rd. 2-3: Only Poland are perfect>

The <Polish men’s team> has the only 100% score in either section of the 2017 World Team Championship, with Radek Wojtaszek making up for his first round defeat by crushing Sam Shankland in Round 2.

Behind them are China and Russia on 5/6, with China drawing the USA and Russia held by the unbeaten Turkish team. Russia's hopes of overall victory were boosted by Ian Nepomniachtchi demolishing Anton Korobov to beat Ukraine.

chess24 report: https://chess24.com/en/read/news/wo...

Greetings <Pedro Fernandez>!

Jun-20-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  botvinnik64: Turkey takes down Poland - amazing. Meanwhile the 3 1/2 - 1/2 win of India over USA is a bit of a shock given the lopsided score, but not necessarily the final result.
Jun-20-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  Sally Simpson: "Poland brought their A Team as did China minus Ding..."

But Ding Liren is playing, (so far 3 draws). Is there another Ding, a stronger Ding. I dink we should be told.

USA have a ready made excuse with the three top guns missing. No pressure there, the lads should just settle down and enjoy themselves.

Norway have no such excuse, Carlsen is only man not ¾ of a team. (under current form Norway may be better off without him :) )

Jun-20-17  fisayo123: I'm not really surprised by Turkey's performance so far. They've been a solid team for a while and now have some promising talents coming through. Vahap Sanal, Batuhan Dastan, Ali Marandi. They play good chess. Turkey also has Alexander Ipatov, a top 100 player who I believe is currently schooling in the United States and is not present here.
Jun-20-17  JohnBoy: Robson and Xiong out of top 100. Brutal day for the yanks.
Jun-20-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  botvinnik64: Sally S:
I stand corrected, thanks: Ding is with the Chinese delegation. They look to be in cruise control. Only Turkey can stop them! (We'll see.)
Jun-20-17
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  PawnSac: It sure would be nice if CG could post a list of the teams. The individual players are above, but this is a TEAM match, so team lists and stats would be helpful.
Jun-20-17
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  tamar: http://ugra2017.fide.com/teams/
Jun-20-17
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  botvinnik64: tamar:
thanks!
Jun-21-17  paavoh: @PawnSac: <It sure would be nice if CG could post a list of the teams.> Your wish came true, the link is shown above.
Jun-21-17  Troller: <USA have a ready made excuse with the three top guns missing. No pressure there, the lads should just settle down and enjoy themselves.

Norway have no such excuse, Carlsen is only man not ¾ of a team. (under current form Norway may be better off without him :) )>

Norway is also missing their three top players, like the US, in fact as can be seen below the US brings a stronger team country-wise than Norway.

Country-ranked players for each team:

China: 1-2-3-4-13
Russia: 4-5-7-10-12
Ukraine: 3-4-6-7-8
India: 3-4-5-6-12
Poland: 1-2-4-5-7
USA: 4-6-7-8-9
Belarus: 1-2-3-5-6
Turkey: 2-3-4-5-8
Norway: 4-5-7-10-14
Egypt: 6-7-8-9-13

China is the only team to bring top-4, but Belarus, Poland and Turkey (although without Ipatov) clearly are taking this seriously as well. Ukraine and the US are bringing only top-10 players, but are missing top-2 and top-3 respectively. India is almost the same. Russia, Norway and especially Egypt (but why??) are bringing the comparatively weakest teams.

Jun-21-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  whiteshark: R4:

Day four saw a few astonishing results in the Open section that none could foresee. The <Turkish team,> which came as one of the lowest rated in the field, faced Poland, hitherto resting on a perfect 3/3. The Turks had done excellent, drawing two top teams, but in round four, they <defeated Poland in a big upset.> Still, the biggest surprise had to be <India’s crushing 3.5-0.5 win over the USA> with some inspired chess. Here is the illustrated report with GM analysis.

http://en.chessbase.com/post/fide-w...

Jun-21-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  cro777: Big wheel keep on turning … Turkey’s rolling on the World Team Championship continues.

Turkey – China 2-2 (Four draws)

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DC1BAR9...

These names are worthy of being noticed (from left to right in the photo):

GM’s Dragan Solak, Mustafa Yilmaz, Vahap Sanal, Emre Can and Muhammed Batuhan Dastan.

GM Michał Krasenkow, the coach of the Turkish team, is a Polish chess grandmaster (born in Moscow and emigrated to Poland), a chess trainer and writer. He has made major contributions to several areas of opening theory.

Jun-21-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  keypusher: <cro777> Looks like a young team. Is Suat Atalik not active anymore? Is he not strong enough?
Jun-21-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  botvinnik64: Atalik active; not sure why he's not here.
Krasnekow is no stranger to top flight chess: I remember he won the NY Open many years ago (in the 90's?) against a very strong field. I think he was robbed of everything as soon as he disembarked from his flight back in Europe - really horrible. An opening theoretician, I followed his work in the English systems with the early g4 spike. Quite interesting. Great to see his students succeed!
Jun-21-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  cro777: <keypusher> Suat Atalik (age 53), the first Turkish grandmaster, is still active. He is currently playing at the Silver lake Open 2017 in Serbia.

http://www.chess-results.com/tnr267...

As far as this championship is concerned, the younger players Sanal (age 19) and Dastan (age 20) have been given a chance.

Jun-21-17  nok: <Suat Atalik (...) is still active. He is currently playing at the Silver lake Open 2017 in Serbia.> Do you work for the NSA or something?
Jun-21-17  I Like Fish:

hello...
where can i...
join team white...

Jun-21-17  Nf8: <Country-ranked players for each team: China: 1-2-3-4-13
Russia: 4-5-7-10-12
Ukraine: 3-4-6-7-8
India: 3-4-5-6-12
Poland: 1-2-4-5-7
USA: 4-6-7-8-9
Belarus: 1-2-3-5-6
Turkey: 2-3-4-5-8
Norway: 4-5-7-10-14
Egypt: 6-7-8-9-13

China is the only team to bring top-4, but Belarus, Poland and Turkey (although without Ipatov) clearly are taking this seriously as well. Ukraine and the US are bringing only top-10 players, but are missing top-2 and top-3 respectively. India is almost the same. Russia, Norway and especially Egypt (but why??) are bringing the comparatively weakest teams.>

I think Russia, the US & India are taking this quite seriously as well, at least at the level of the federations. In the case of the US, nos. 1-3 & 5 are simply unavailable (So, Caruana & Nakamura due to conflicting schedules with Altibox Norway & the Grand Tour, Kamsky retired from the national team a few years ago). Same for Russia's nos. 1-3; whereas their "10" & "12" (Matlakov & Fedoseev) are actually 6 & 9 according to live ratings, and were last-minute replacements for Jakovenko & Inarkiev probably because they're considered as "hot" players in good form - they've just finished the European Championship with great results (Matlakov won it), and Fedoseev is having a very good year in general (gained about 50 rating points in the last half year). Of course, Russia also has the luxury of several 2700+ players at a similar level to choose from - at least rating-wise, the difference between their no.6 and no.10 is very small, whereas the difference between USA's no.3 & no.4 is huge. And in India, Anand doesn't want to play in the national team for a very long time (his last time was 2006, I believe).

Jun-21-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  PhilFeeley: Re: <Suat Atalik>: If you check his <CG> page you'll find that he was banned by the Turkish Chess Federation in 2012 for petty reasons. He's never played for any of their teams since.
Jun-22-17
Premium Chessgames Member
  ketchuplover: You don't win by resigning for your country. You win by making the other poor dumb bastard resign for his country!
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