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World Chess Team Championship 2005
Compiled by chessmoron
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Where: Beer Sheva, Israel
When: 31st October - 11th November 2005

MEN TEAM PERFORMANCE:
No.--Team--------Code--Pts----WIN--DRAW--LOST
1.-----Russia----RUS---22------8-----0----0
2.-----China-----CHN---21-----6-----0----2
3.----Armenia----ARM---18-----4-----3----1

Cost China the Gold
Ni Hua vs Morozevich, 2005 
(B22) Sicilian, Alapin, 58 moves, 0-1

Gelfand's position was no good at all but he blundered to lose
Gelfand vs Svidler, 2005 
(D85) Grunfeld, 34 moves, 0-1

B+B is usually ample reward for sacrificed R but not this time
Aronian vs Ivanchuk, 2005 
(E67) King's Indian, Fianchetto, 55 moves, 1-0

Black Rook trapped in the corner and left undefended.
I Ibragimov vs L Pantsulaia, 2005
(B12) Caro-Kann Defense, 70 moves, 1-0

Both Kings were exposed to major piece attack.
Eljanov vs Morozevich, 2005 
(D17) Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, 46 moves, 1/2-1/2

Shortest decisive game in tournament
B Avrukh vs Huang Qian, 2005 
(E94) King's Indian, Orthodox, 18 moves, 1-0

Black first sacrificed Queen then underpromoted.
Shen Yang vs Zhou Jianchao, 2005 
(B92) Sicilian, Najdorf, Opocensky Variation, 114 moves, 0-1

Bu Xiangzhi vs Jobava, 2005 
(D38) Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin Variation, 57 moves, 1-0

That is what we call a mortal back rank attack.
Ivanchuk vs Onischuk, 2005 
(D56) Queen's Gambit Declined, 54 moves, 1-0

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