Chengdu R7: Couldn't keep up!

by Alejandro Ramirez
4/27/2015 – All the top teams had a tough match ahead of them. Georgia passed their test: thanks to Arabidze's win they were able to score a 2.5-1.5 victory against the strong India squad. Ukraine was a slight favorite against China, but the Chinese team were trying to win to keep in gold medal contention, a 2-2 draw was the result. Meanwhile, the resilient team of Kazakhstan held Russia to a draw.

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The city of Chengdu in China is hosting the Women's World Chess Team Championship from April 18th to 28. The organizers are Chinese Chess Association, FIDE World Chess Federation, with the support of Board and Card Administrative Center of General Administration of Sport of China and Chengdu Municipal Government.

The best teams of the world will participate in the coming championship, among which the previous event's Women’s World Team Champion, the three highest-placed teams in the FIDE Olympiad prior to the event, the four Continental Champions, a team from the organizing federation, a team to be nominated by FIDE President. The ten countries are: China, Russia, Ukraine, USA, India, Poland, Armenia, Georgia, Egypt and Kazakhstan. Every team consists of five players and the team-winner will be determined in a round-robin event after 9 rounds. Time control is 90 minutes per 40 moves and thirty minutes until the end of the game plus 30 seconds increment per move.

This year's participants are Kazakhstan, India, China, USA, Ukraine, Russia, Georgia, Armenia, Poland and Egypt.

Round Seven

Name
Res.
Name
Georgia
2.5-1.5
India
Armenia
2.0-2.0
USA
China
2.0-2.0
Ukraine
Russia
2.0-2.0
Kazakhstan
Egypt
1.0-3.0
Poland

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7.1 4 GEORGIA   2½ - 1½ 10 INDIA  
1 GM Khotenashvili Bela 2513 ½ : ½ GM Koneru Humpy 2581
2 IM Javakhishvili Lela 2481 ½ : ½ GM Harika Dronavalli 2492
3 IM Arabidze Meri 2374 1 : 0 WGM Padmini Rout 2446
4 IM Melia Salome 2459 ½ : ½ WGM Soumya Swaminathan 2347

Solid! A draw by Bela against the highest rated player in the tournament

Wow, was this an important match - and did Georgia come through! They increased their lead with a huge victory over India - a team that was a favorite to win this tournament before the first round but has disappointed greatly. The big win came in the form of Arabidze's win against Padmini Rout. A incredibly complicated Grunfeld finished abruptly when White's d-pawn queened in the middlegame with decisive effect.

Georgia with a huge win over India

7.2 5 ARMENIA   2 - 2 3 UNITED STATES OF AMERICA  
1 GM Danielian Elina 2488 ½ : ½ WGM Abrahamyan Tatev 2301
2 IM Mkrtchian Lilit 2442 ½ : ½ WGM Nemcova Katerina 2279
3 IM Galojan Lilit 2277 ½ : ½ WGM Foisor Sabina-Francesca 2235
4 WGM Kursova Maria 2290 ½ : ½ FM Melekhina Alisa 2235

Lilit Galojan from Armenia

A nice draw for the US-players, who were out-rated on almost every board. They had problems in a few games, but pulled through and held the draw in all of them.

Tatev Abrahamyan was definitely worse, but she defended well and held the draw

7.3 6 CHINA   2 - 2 2 UKRAINE  
1 GM Ju Wenjun 2557 ½ : ½ GM Muzychuk Anna 2552
2 WGM Tan Zhongyi 2487 0 : 1 IM Muzychuk Mariya 2526
3 WGM Lei Tingjie 2444 1 : 0 GM Ushenina Anna 2486
4 WGM Ding Yixin 2434 ½ : ½ GM Zhukova Natalia 2471

The higher rated Muzychuk: Anna

A tough match. The ratings indicated that Ukraine was the very slight favorite, but China needed to win to keep their chances of a gold medal alive. That did not come close to happening after Mariya Muzychuk's victory over Tan Zhongyi. Lei Tingjie struck back for the Chinese team and the match ended with a 2-2 draw.

Ding Yixin turned turned 24 today!

7.4 7 RUSSIA   2 - 2 1 KAZAKHSTAN  
1 GM Gunina Valentina 2532 1 : 0 WGM Abdumalik Zhansaya 2411
2 GM Kosteniuk Alexandra 2529 0 : 1 WGM Saduakassova Dinara 2393
3 WGM Goryachkina Aleksandra 2473 ½ : ½ WIM Dauletova Gulmira 2201
4 WGM Girya Olga 2464 ½ : ½ WIM Davletbayeva Madina 2231

Gumlira Dauletova from Kazakhstan

Valentina Gunina converted a position that simply looked like a disaster

On paper this looks like a disaster. Russia was hoping to keep up the pressure on Georgia by winning against a Kazakhstan team that is not as strong as some of the top teams. In reality, Russia can count their blessings. Yes, Kosteniuk was winning against Saduakassova and ended up losing, but Abdumalik had a crushing position against Gunina and lost and Davletbayeva also had the win in hand against Girya but could not convert. The 2-2 split was about as good as it got for Russia.

"Sorry, you did what?!"

First move made in Gunina vs. Abdumalik

7.5 8 EGYPT   1 - 3 9 POLAND  
1 WIM Moaataz Ayah 2022 0 : 1 GM Socko Monika 2463
2 WIM Wafa Shahenda 2118 0 : 1 WGM Szczepkowska-Horowska Karina 2414
3 WIM Sherif Amina 1971 0 : 1 WGM Bartel Marta 2350
4 WGM Wafa Shrook 2058 1 : 0 WGM Kulon Klaudia 2310

Wafa Shrook with more surprises and more losses for Egypt.

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Standings

Rank Team MP Pts.
1 GEORGIA 13 19½
2 RUSSIA 11 19
3 CHINA 9 17
4 UKRAINE 8 15
5 ARMENIA 7 14
6 INDIA 6 15½
7 KAZAKHSTAN 6 12
8 POLAND 5 13
9 UNITED STATES OF AMERICA 5 12
10 EGYPT 0 3

Matches won give two points, draws one point and losses zero points.

Photos by Liu Yunpeng & Anatasiya Karlovich

Schedule

Round 1 - April 19, 15:00 Beijing

Name
Res.
Name
Kazakhstan
2.5-1.5
India
Ukraine
0.5-3.5
Poland
USA
3.0-1.0
Egypt
Georgia
2.0-2.0
Russia
Armenia
1.0-3.0
China

Round 2 - April 20, 15:00 Beijing

Name Res. Name
India
2.0-2.0
China
Russia
2.0-2.0
Armenia
Egypt
0.0-4.0
Georgia
Poland
2.0-2.0
USA
Kazakhstan
0.5-3.5
Ukraine

Round 3 - April 21, 15:00 Beijing

Name Res. Name
Ukraine
2.0-2.0
India
USA
2.0-2.0
Kazakhstan
Georgia
2.5-1.5
Poland
Armenia
3.0-1.0
Egypt
China
1.0-3.0
Russia

Round 4 - April 22, 15:00 Beijing

Name Res. Name
India
1.5-2.5
Russia
Egypt
0.0-4.0
China
Poland
1.5-2.5
Armenia
Kazakhstan
1.0-3.0
Georgia
Ukraine
3.0-1.0
USA

Round 5 - April 23, 15:00 Beijing

Name Res. Name
USA
3.0-1.0
India
Georgia
2.5-1.5
Ukraine
Armenia
2.0-2.0
Kazakhstan
China
3.0-1.0
Poland
Russia
4.0-0.0
Egypt

Round 6 - April 25, 15:00 Beijing

Name
Res.
Name
India
4.0-0.0
Egypt
Poland
3.5-0.5
Russia
Kazakhstan
2.0-2.0
China
Ukraine
2.5-1.5
Armenia
USA
1.0-3.0
Georgia

Round 7 - April 26, 15:00 Beijing

Name
Res.
Name
Georgia
2.5-1.5
India
Armenia
2.0-2.0
USA
China
2.0-2.0
Ukraine
Russia
2.0-2.0
Kazakhstan
Egypt
1.0-3.0
Poland

Round 8 - April 27, 15:00 Beijing

Name
Res.
Name
India
-
Poland
Kazakhstan
-
Egypt
Ukraine
-
Russia
USA
-
China
Georgia
-
Armenia

Round 9 - April 28, 11:00 Beijing

Name
Res.
Name
Armenia
-
India
China
-
Georgia
Russia
-
USA
Egypt
-
Ukraine
Poland
-
Kazakhstan

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Topics Chengdu, Women

Grandmaster Alejandro Ramirez has been playing tournament chess since 1998. His accomplishments include qualifying for the 2004 and 2013 World Cups as well as playing for Costa Rica in the 2002, 2004 and 2008 Olympiads. He currently has a rating of 2583 and is author of a number of popular and critically acclaimed ChessBase-DVDs.
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