|World Team Chess Championship (2019)|
The FIDE World Team Championship 2019 took place from 5 to 14 March in Astana, Kazakhstan in the Astana International Campus (AIC), which is part of the Astana International Financial Centre. The World Team Championship is a biennial round-robin tournament reserved for ten teams, which were selected through various paths. (1) Matches took place on four boards, with 2 match points for a win and 1 for a draw.
Players received 90 minutes for 40 moves, followed by 30 minutes to the end of the game, with a 30-second increment starting from move 1.
No draw offers allowed until after move 30. Russia won with 16 match points (MP), ahead of England (13 points) and China (12 points). (2)
Official website: http://wteams.astana2019.fide.com/e.... Chessbase: https://en.chessbase.com/post/world... TWIC: http://theweekinchess.com/chessnews...
Rating average: 2631. Chief arbiter: Anastasia Sorokina
01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 MP Pts
1 Russia * 2 2½ 2½ 2½ 2½ 2 3 3½ 3 16 23½
2 England 2 * 1 2 2 3 2½ 2½ 3½ 2½ 13 21
3 China 1½ 3 * 2 1½ 2½ 3½ 2½ 2½ 2 12 21
4 India 1½ 2 2 * 2 2 2 3½ 3½ 3½ 11 22
5 USA 1½ 2 2½ 2 * 3 1 2 3½ 3 11 20½
6 Iran 1½ 1 1½ 2 1 * 2 2½ 3½ 3 8 18
7 Azerbaijan 2 1½ ½ 2 3 2 * 2 1 2½ 8 16½
8 Kazakhstan 1 1½ 1½ ½ 2 1½ 2 * 3 1½ 4 14½
9 Sweden ½ ½ 1½ ½ ½ ½ 3 1 * 2½ 4 10½
10 Egypt 1 1½ 2 ½ 1 1 1½ 2½ 1½ * 3 12½
Previous event: World Team Chess Championship (2017). See also World Team Chess Championship (Women) (2019).
(1) https://www.fide.com/component/cont... Initial list of qualifiers. (2) http://chess-results.com/tnr421064....
| page 1 of 8; games 1-25 of 180
|1. B Adhiban vs N Grandelius
||1-0||31||2019||World Team Chess Championship||C50 Giuoco Piano|
|2. Ding Liren vs R Mamedov
||1-0||54||2019||World Team Chess Championship||D12 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav|
|3. G Guseinov vs Yu Yangyi
|| ||0-1||92||2019||World Team Chess Championship||C69 Ruy Lopez, Exchange, Gligoric Variation|
|4. Wei Yi vs E Safarli
|| ||1-0||86||2019||World Team Chess Championship||A15 English|
|5. N Abasov vs Bu Xiangzhi
|| ||½-½||34||2019||World Team Chess Championship||D52 Queen's Gambit Declined|
|6. Adams vs R Jumabayev
|| ||0-1||50||2019||World Team Chess Championship||C07 French, Tarrasch|
|7. A Ismagambetov vs McShane
|| ||½-½||55||2019||World Team Chess Championship||C65 Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense|
|8. D Howell vs D Makhnyov
|| ||1-0||32||2019||World Team Chess Championship||C65 Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense|
|9. P Kostenko vs G Jones
|| ||0-1||63||2019||World Team Chess Championship||C50 Giuoco Piano|
|10. Z Izoria vs A Hesham
|| ||1-0||48||2019||World Team Chess Championship||D31 Queen's Gambit Declined|
|11. Adham Fawzy vs Onischuk
|| ||½-½||57||2019||World Team Chess Championship||C78 Ruy Lopez|
|12. S Sevian vs A Adly
|| ||½-½||31||2019||World Team Chess Championship||B29 Sicilian, Nimzovich-Rubinstein|
|13. E Blomqvist vs Sasikiran
|| ||½-½||22||2019||World Team Chess Championship||B53 Sicilian|
|14. Ganguly vs Axel Smith
||1-0||32||2019||World Team Chess Championship||C77 Ruy Lopez|
|15. L Johansson vs S P Sethuraman
|| ||0-1||45||2019||World Team Chess Championship||A37 English, Symmetrical|
|16. P Maghsoodloo vs Karjakin
|| ||½-½||34||2019||World Team Chess Championship||E10 Queen's Pawn Game|
|17. I Nepomniachtchi vs P Idani
|| ||½-½||60||2019||World Team Chess Championship||A13 English|
|18. M A Tabatabaei vs D Andreikin
|| ||½-½||40||2019||World Team Chess Championship||E15 Queen's Indian|
|19. V Artemiev vs A Firouzja
||1-0||37||2019||World Team Chess Championship||A49 King's Indian, Fianchetto without c4|
|20. B Amin vs D Swiercz
|| ||0-1||33||2019||World Team Chess Championship||C53 Giuoco Piano|
|21. G Jones vs E Safarli
|| ||1-0||66||2019||World Team Chess Championship||A14 English|
|22. Karjakin vs B Amin
|| ||1-0||47||2019||World Team Chess Championship||E98 King's Indian, Orthodox, Taimanov, 9.Ne1|
|23. A Adly vs Grischuk
|| ||½-½||11||2019||World Team Chess Championship||D79 Neo-Grunfeld, 6.O-O, Main line|
|24. D Andreikin vs Adham Fawzy
|| ||½-½||34||2019||World Team Chess Championship||E06 Catalan, Closed, 5.Nf3|
|25. A Hesham vs V Artemiev
|| ||0-1||36||2019||World Team Chess Championship||D78 Neo-Grunfeld, 6.O-O c6|
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|Mar-12-19|| ||offramp: Chessbase reckons that Adams's game is now ∓, so it has improved! Hopefully he can draw.|
|Mar-12-19|| ||offramp: Hesham v Jones is a rook ending. White has a rook and a b-pawn. Jones has a rook, a b-pawn, and a g- and h-pawn. It looks easily won.|
|Mar-12-19|| ||offramp: At move 50 the Adly-McShane game looks like a certain draw.|
|Mar-12-19|| ||offramp: Baseem Amin missed a win against Adams at move 48!|
|Mar-12-19|| ||offramp: England won 2½-1½. It'll be a while till we see the leader board.|
|Mar-12-19|| ||devere: Karjakin benched against USA and Russia wins the match 2 1/2 -- 1 1/2|
|Mar-12-19|| ||offramp: This seems to be the current standings after round 7/9.|
1 Russia 12 17½
2 England 11 16½
3 India 10 18½
4 USA 8 15½
5 China 8 15½
6 Iran 7 15
7 Azer 5 12
8 Kazakh 4 11½
9 Sweden 4 9½
10 Egypt 1 8½
|Mar-13-19|| ||OrangeTulip: Why is the world elite not participating in their country teams?
And what a crappy official website!|
|Mar-13-19|| ||fisayo123: <OrangeTulip> This is actually one of the best organized team tournaments in a while. The Kazakh chess federation have done a fantastic job. Instead of moaning why not just enjoy the chess and the games played by the great players on show?|
|Mar-13-19|| ||Tabanus: The organizers are using http://chess-results.com/tnr421064....|
|Mar-13-19|| ||sonia91: Russia wins with a round to spare after beating Sweden 3.5-0.5. Their last victory of this event was in 2013 in Antalya, Turkey.|
|Mar-13-19|| ||sonia91: <fisayo123: [...] The Kazakh chess federation have done a fantastic job.> I fully agree. They organised the whole thing in only 6 weeks.|
<scchess>, <Sokrates>, <OrangeTulip> The new FIDE administration had to sort out the mess left by the old one, which should have announced this event one year ago or so. Since all year was basically already booked for other competition, the new FIDE administration had to set the date of the World Teams at the last minute, nevertheless they managed to found a venue. With that premise and taking account of the tight schedules of the top players, no matter which month this event had taken place, many of them could not have participated.
|Mar-13-19|| ||boz: Good reporting Sonia.|
|Mar-13-19|| ||Everett: Adams having a tough time, it seems.|
|Mar-14-19|| ||Chessinfinite: Standingsafter Rd8 at the Team Championships (top5)-|
Congrats to Russia for the Championship win( with rd to spare)!
|Mar-14-19|| ||offramp: <Everett: Adams having a tough time, it seems.>|
Yes, but today he managed to beat Grandelius in the Battle of the Mad Hairstyles. England is currently 3-0 up against Norway with only McShane - Blomqvist still going, and it looks level.
That is a good result!
|Mar-14-19|| ||Sokrates: Hi, <sonia91> ... <The new FIDE administration had to sort out the mess left by the old one, ...>|
Undoubtedly! :-) Thanks for the clarification - they are sort of excused, so I have to modify my "ridiculous". I hope this was an exception and next year's WTCC will avoid the calamity.
|Mar-14-19|| ||Diademas: <offramp: England is currently 3-0 up against Norway with only McShane - Blomqvist still going, and it looks level.|
That is a good result!>
I think you're confusing Norway with Sweden. You should probably not take a vacation in Scandinavia in the near future. It's not safe for you there now.
|Mar-14-19|| ||goodevans: From the official website http://wteams.astana2019.fide.com/e...|
<The English national team creates a sensation at the World Team Chess Championship 2019 in Astana. Thanks to a steady high-level performance throughout the event, the men squad lead by coach Malcolm Pein earns the silver medal behind Russia...
Luke McShane earned the individual gold medal on the second board with 6 points in 9 games.>
|Mar-14-19|| ||offramp: <Diademas> I’m very good with flags but all Danelaw countries, including England, have the same plain cross on a plain background and I often mix them up.|
I was recently on Christiana island in Copenhagen and I was trying to buy scones, jam, baked beans, tea, toad in the hole and loads of spotted dick. I thought I was in an English village!
|Mar-14-19|| ||offramp: I am really pleased with that silver medal. I believe <GoodEvans> is as well. That was tough, there were no easy matches, no bouncings up and down.|
McShane is an old paddy and I love the guy. What is his Patroen number?
|Mar-14-19|| ||Diademas: <offramp: I was recently on Christiana island in Copenhagen and I was trying to buy scones, jam, baked beans, tea, toad in the hole and loads of spotted dick. I thought I was in an English village!>|
Hmmm, I think the reason for your confusion may have had another reason.. ;)
<Famous for its main drag, known as Pusher Street, where hash and skunk weed is sold openly from permanent stands, it nevertheless does have rules forbidding 'hard drugs', such as cocaine, amphetamine, ecstasy and heroin. >
|Mar-14-19|| ||HeMateMe: why would you go all the way to Denmark for cans of baked beans? we'll send you all you want if tariffs are dropped.|
|Mar-14-19|| ||SometimesGood: <fisayo123: <OrangeTulip> This is actually one of the best organized team tournaments in a while. The Kazakh chess federation have done a fantastic job. Instead of moaning why not just enjoy the chess and the games played by the great players on show?> absolutely agree. They did a great job. I am sure they had a very nice cultural program too. Astana is a marvel.|
|Mar-14-19|| ||SometimesGood: Even though Bibisara lost the last round - no consequences for KZ won 3-1, she got 5/9, the best result for KZ team. She wouldn't have a chance to play for Russia, too much competition there. Good job, girl!|
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