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8/25/2007 – China continues to dominate the team match. After dropping round four with 4.0:6.0 the Far East players fought back to win round five with a 5.5:4.5 score (women: 4.0:1.0) and take an overall five-point lead at half time. With five rounds to go (Saturday is a free day) anything can happen. We bring you results, games, pictures and a new idea for Robin Williams.
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Nizhniy Novgorod: China vs Russia Chess Match


Nizhniy Novgorod, formally known as Gorky, is the fourth largest city in Russia (after Moscow, St. Petersburg, and Novosibirsk). The population is 1.3 million and the city is the economic and cultural center of the vast Volga-Vyatka economic region. [Map by Google Maps]


"Good Morning, Nizhniy Novgorod!" says the official web site. A new blockbuster for Robin Williams?


Good morning Great Leader Vladimir Ilyich! Yes, we know the way to the tournament.


The playing venue is one of the "hangars " at the back

Results

Round 04 (Thursday, 23.08.2007)
1
Wang Yue
1-0
Tomashevsky, E 1
Kosintseva, T
1-0
Huang Qian
2
Inarkiev, E
1-0
Bu Xiangzhi 2
Ruan Lufei
1-0
Kosintseva, N
3
Ni Hua
0-1
Timofeev, A 3
Kovalevskaya, E
1-0
Wang Yu A.
4
Alekseev, E
½-½
Wang Hao 4
Shen Yang
1-0
Tairova, E
5
Zhang Pengxiang
½-½
Jakovenko, D 5
Korbut, E
1-0
Zhao Xue
Round 05 (Friday, 24.08.2007)
1
Timofeev, A
½-½
Wang Yue 1
Wang Yu A.
½-½
Kosintseva, T
2
Ni Hua
0-1
Alekseev, E 2
Kovalevskaya, E
0-1
Shen Yang
3
Tomashevsky, E
½-½
Bu Xiangzhi 3
Huang Qian
1-0
Kosintseva, N
4
Wang Hao
½-½
Jakovenko, D 4
Tairova, E
0-1
Zhao Xue
5
Inarkiev, E
1-0
Zhang Pengxiang 5
Ruan Lufei
½-½
Korbut, E

Score

   1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9 10 Score
Russia men 2.5 2.0 2.0 3.0 3.5           13.0
Russia women 2.0 0.5 3.0 3.0 1.0            9.5
Russia total 4.5 2.5 5.0 6.0 4.5           22.5
 
China men 2.5 3.0 3.0 2.0 1.5           12.0
China women 3.0 4.5 2.0 2.0 4.0           15.5
China total 5.5 7.5 5.0 4.0 5.5           27.5

Picture gallery

The Russian language web site reports are unusual in that they are spiced with a liberal helping of humour. If you have any knowledge of the language you are urged to visit the site to enjoy this important development. It would appear to be the doing of a photo journalist named Ilya Odesskiy.


Artem Timofeev and Evgeny Alekseev with a chess fan


Deputy chief arbiter Andrey Kostrov photographing not Timofeev but Tatiana Kosintseva


Worthy of the crown: Tatiana Kosintseva

Korbut,E (2445) - Zhao Xue (2500) [C77]
IV RUS-CHN Match Nizhniy Novgorog RUS (4), 23.08.2007
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.Bxc6 dxc6 6.d3 Nd7 7.Nbd2 Bd6 8.Nc4 0-0 9.Bd2 Re8 10.h4 c5 11.h5 b5 12.Ne3 c4 13.Nh4 cxd3 14.Nef5 Nf6 15.cxd3 h6 16.Qf3 Bf8 17.Qg3 Kh8 18.0-0-0 c5 19.Bc3 Nxh5 20.Qh2 Nf6 21.f3 Qc7 22.g4 g6 23.g5 Nh5 24.f4 hxg5 25.Nf3 gxf4??

26.Rdg1. Easily winning, but later Ekaterina and her trainer Mikhail Kobalia discovered the forced mate 26.Qxh5+ gxh5 27.Rxh5+ Bh6 28.Rxh6+ Kg8 29.Rg1+ Kf8 30.Rh8# (see picture below). 26...Bxf5 27.exf5 Kh7 28.Ng5+ Kg7 29.Ne4 Be7 30.Qxh5 Rh8 31.Rxg6+ 1-0.


Ekaterina Korbut and trainer Mikhail Kobalia analysing in the above diagram position


Nice game, Katya. You were mating in the final position anyway.

Photos by Ilya Odesskiy

All results Nizhniy Novgorod, 19–31.08.2007

Round 01 (Monday, 20.08.2007)
1
Ni Hua
1-0
Tomashevsky, E 1
Kovalevskaya, E
½-½
Huang Qian
2
Jakovenko, D
½-½
Wang Yue 2
Zhao, Xue
1-0
Kosintseva, T
3
Zhang Pengxiang
0-1
Alekseev, E 3
Korbut, E
½-½
Shen Yang
4
Timofeev, A
½-½
Bu Xiangzhi 4
Wang, Yu A.
½-½
Kosintseva, N
5
Wang, Hao
½-½
Inarkiev, E 5
Tairova, E
½-½
Ruan Lufei
Round 02 (Tuesday, 21.08.2007)
1
Alekseev, E
1-0
Wang Yue 1
Shen Yang
1-0
Kosintseva, T
2
Bu Xiangzhi
1-0
Jakovenko, D 2
Kosintseva, N
0-1
Zhao Xue
3
Inarkiev, E
½-½
Ni Hua 3
Ruan Lufei
½-½
Kovalevskaya, E
4
Wang Hao
1-0
Timofeev, A 4
Tairova, E
0-1
Wang Yu A.
5
Tomashevsky, E
½-½
Zhang Pengxiang 5
Huang Qian
1-0
Korbut, E
Round 03 (Wednesday, 22.08.2007)
1
Jakovenko, D
½-½
Ni Hua 1
Zhao Xue
1-0
Kovalevskaya, E
2
Wang Yue
½-½
Inarkiev, E 2
Kosintseva, T
½-½
Ruan Lufei
3
Timofeev, A
0-1
Zhang Pengxiang 3
Wang Yu A.
½-½
Korbut, E
4
Bu Xiangzhi
½-½
Alekseev, E 4
Kosintseva, N
1-0
Shen Yang
5
Tomashevsky, E
½-½
Wang Hao 5
Huang Qian
0-1
Tairova, E
Round 04 (Thursday, 23.08.2007)
1
Wang Yue
1-0
Tomashevsky, E 1
Kosintseva, T
1-0
Huang Qian
2
Inarkiev, E
1-0
Bu Xiangzhi 2
Ruan Lufei
1-0
Kosintseva, N
3
Ni Hua
0-1
Timofeev, A 3
Kovalevskaya, E
1-0
Wang Yu A.
4
Alekseev, E
½-½
Wang Hao 4
Shen Yang
1-0
Tairova, E
5
Zhang Pengxiang
½-½
Jakovenko, D 5
Korbut, E
1-0
Zhao Xue
Round 05 (Friday, 24.08.2007)
1
Timofeev, A
½-½
Wang Yue 1
Wang Yu A.
½-½
Kosintseva, T
2
Ni Hua
0-1
Alekseev, E 2
Kovalevskaya, E
0-1
Shen Yang
3
Tomashevsky, E
½-½
Bu Xiangzhi 3
Huang Qian
1-0
Kosintseva, N
4
Wang Hao
½-½
Jakovenko, D 4
Tairova, E
0-1
Zhao Xue
5
Inarkiev, E
1-0
Zhang Pengxiang 5
Ruan Lufei
½-½
Korbut, E
Round 06 (Sunday, 26.08.2007)
1
Tomashevsky, E
Ni Hua 1
Huang Qian
Kovalevskaya, E
2
Wang Yue
Jakovenko, D 2
Kosintseva, T
Zhao Xue
3
Alekseev, E
Zhang Pengxiang 3
Shen Yang
Korbut, E
4
Bu Xiangzhi
Timofeev, A 4
Kosintseva, N
Wang Yu A.
5
Inarkiev, E
Wang Hao 5
Ruan Lufei
Tairova, E
Round 07 (Monday, 27.08.2007)
1
Wang Yue
Alekseev, E 1
Kosintseva, T
Shen Yang
2
Jakovenko, D
Bu Xiangzhi 2
Zhao Xue
Kosintseva, N
3
Ni Hua
Inarkiev, E 3
Kovalevskaya, E
Ruan Lufei
4
Timofeev, A
Wang Hao 4
Wang Yu A.
Tairova, E
5
Zhang Pengxiang
Tomashevsky, E 5
Korbut, E
Huang Qian
Round 08 (Tuesday, 28.08.2007)
1
Ni Hua
Jakovenko, D 1
Kovalevskaya, E
Zhao Xue
2
Inarkiev, E
Wang Yue 2
Ruan Lufei
Kosintseva, T
3
Zhang Pengxiang
Timofeev, A 3
Korbut, E
Wang Yu A.
4
Alekseev, E
Bu Xiangzhi 4
Shen Yang
Kosintseva, N
5
Wang Hao
Tomashevsky, E 5
Tairova, E
Huang Qian
Round 09 (Wednesday, 29.08.2007)
1
Tomashevsky, E
Wang Yue 1
Huang Qian
Kosintseva, T
2
Bu Xiangzhi
Inarkiev, E 2
Kosintseva, N
Ruan Lufei
3
Timofeev, A
Ni Hua 3
Wang Yu A.
Kovalevskaya, E
4
Wang Hao
Alekseev, E 4
Tairova, E
Shen Yang
5
Jakovenko, D
Zhang Pengxiang 5
Zhao Xue
Korbut, E
Round 10 (Thursday, 30.08.2007)
1
Wang Yue
Timofeev, A 1
Kosintseva, T
Wang Yu A.
2
Alekseev, E
Ni Hua 2
Shen Yang
Kovalevskaya, E
3
Bu Xiangzhi
Tomashevsky, E 3
Kosintseva, N
Huang Qian
4
Jakovenko, D
Wang Hao 4
Zhao Xue
Tairova, E
5
Zhang Pengxiang
Inarkiev, E 5
Korbut, E
Ruan Lufei

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