Chengdu R6: Georgia, Russia keep winning

by Alejandro Ramirez
4/26/2015 – Both Russia and Georgia won their matches today, increasing their lead. Russia had no problems defeating Poland 3.5-0.5, and Georgia also had few difficulties in overcoming USA. Meanwhile it was the Chinese team that disappointed; they were unable to keep pace and drew every game in their match against Kazakhstan. It seems hard for them to win with only three rounds left.

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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 the 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 Six

Name
Res.
Name
India
4.0-0.0
Egypt
Poland
0.5-3.5
Russia
Kazakhstan
2.0-2.0
China
Ukraine
2.5-1.5
Armenia
USA
1.0-3.0
Georgia
6.1 10 INDIA   4 - 0 8 EGYPT  
1 GM Koneru Humpy 2581 1 : 0 WIM Moaataz Ayah 2022
2 WGM Padmini Rout 2446 1 : 0 WIM Wafa Shahenda 2118
3 WGM Soumya Swaminathan 2347 1 : 0 WIM Sherif Amina 1971
4 WGM Gomes Mary Ann 2354 1 : 0 WGM Wafa Shrook 2058

India did what India had to do.

6.2 9 POLAND   ½ - 3½ 7 RUSSIA  
1 GM Socko Monika 2463 0 : 1 GM Gunina Valentina 2532
2 WGM Zawadzka Jolanta 2422 0 : 1 GM Kosteniuk Alexandra 2529
3 WGM Szczepkowska-Horowska Karina 2414 ½ : ½ WGM Pogonina Natalija 2456
4 WGM Bartel Marta 2350 0 : 1 WGM Goryachkina Aleksandra 2473

Definitely no questions asked. The only game that was questionable was Kosteniuk-Zawadzka, in which the Polish player had an almost winning advantage, but she misplayed it badly and ended up losing against a strong attack.

Poland had no chance...

... against team Russia.

6.3 1 KAZAKHSTAN   2 - 2 6 CHINA  
1 WGM Abdumalik Zhansaya 2411 ½ : ½ GM Ju Wenjun 2557
2 WGM Saduakassova Dinara 2393 ½ : ½ IM Shen Yang 2459
3 WGM Nakhbayeva Guliskhan 2329 ½ : ½ WGM Lei Tingjie 2444
4 WIM Dauletova Gulmira 2201 ½ : ½ WGM Ding Yixin 2434

A big blow for the Chinese team. They were favorite on every single board and not one of them managed to win. They are still in third place, but this is not what they were looking for.

Some inspiration: looking at the pandas once more

Four draws is an unusual result, and a bad one for China today

6.4 2 UKRAINE   2½ - 1½ 5 ARMENIA  
1 IM Muzychuk Mariya 2526 ½ : ½ GM Danielian Elina 2488
2 GM Ushenina Anna 2486 ½ : ½ IM Mkrtchian Lilit 2442
3 GM Zhukova Natalia 2471 ½ : ½ IM Galojan Lilit 2277
4 IM Gaponenko Inna 2384 1 : 0 WGM Kursova Maria 2290

Natalia Zhukova drew Lilit Galojan

Gaponenko came huge for Ukraine here in this narrow victory. She was able to beat Kursova who played quite strangely with a quick and unnecessary g4 advance in an otherwise normal structure.

Maria Kursova lost to Inna Gaponenko in the decisive game of the match

6.5 3 UNITED STATES OF AMERICA   1 - 3 4 GEORGIA  
1 WGM Abrahamyan Tatev 2301 0 : 1 GM Khotenashvili Bela 2513
2 WGM Nemcova Katerina 2279 ½ : ½ IM Javakhishvili Lela 2481
3 WIM Ni Viktorija 2188 0 : 1 IM Arabidze Meri 2374
4 FM Melekhina Alisa 2235 ½ : ½ IM Batsiashvili Nino 2473

Georgia was simply the stronger team, outplaying America on their black boards. Khotenashvili keeps leading her team towards victory.

A little pre-game chat

No problem for Georgia, who keeps their lead with only three rounds left

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Standings

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

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
0.5-3.5
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
-
India
Armenia
-
USA
China
-
Ukraine
Russia
-
Kazakhstan
Egypt
-
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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