World Team Championship Round 9

3/14/2019 – The FIDE World Team Championship 2019 takes place from March 5th to 14th in Astana, Kazakhstan. Ten teams compete in a round-robin tournament with matches played on four boards. Teams earn 2 match points for a win and 1 for a draw. Games, standings and commentary by GM Evgeny Miroshnichenko & WGM Anna Burtasova. | Photo: David Llada

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Round 9

The Open and Women's World Team Championships took place on March 4th-14th in Kazakhstan's capital, Astana. Both events were nine-round single round robin tournaments.

In the open section Russia clinched first place after just eight rounds. England edged past China for the silver medal and the latter took bronze.

In the Women's, China were the clear front-runners, and also sealed victory with a round to spare. The silver went clearly to the Russians and Georgia grabbed the bronze with more board points than Ukraine, who finished fourth.

Games and commentary

Players receive 90 minutes for 40 moves, followed by 30 minutes to the end of the game, with a 30-second increment starting from move one. No draw offers are allowed until after move 30.

Open

Russia  2½ : 1½  India
 

Commentary by Evgeny Miroshnichenko & Anna Burtasova

England  3½ : ½  Sweden
 
USA  3 : 1  Iran
 
Kazakhstan  1½ : 2½  China
 
Azerbaijan  2½ : 1½  Egypt
 

Results

Round 1 on 2019/03/05 at 15.00
No. Team Team Res. : Res.
1   India   Sweden : ½
2   Iran   Russia :
3   Egypt   United States of America 1 : 3
4   China   Azerbaijan : ½
5   England   Kazakhstan :
Round 2 on 2019/03/06 at 15.00
No. Team Team Res. : Res.
1   Sweden   Kazakhstan 1 : 3
2   Azerbaijan   England :
3   United States of America   China :
4   Russia   Egypt 3 : 1
5   India   Iran 2 : 2
Round 3 on 2019/03/07 at 15.00
No. Team Team Res. : Res.
1   Iran   Sweden : ½
2   Egypt   India ½ :
3   China   Russia :
4   England   United States of America 2 : 2
5   Kazakhstan   Azerbaijan 2 : 2
Round 4 on 2019/03/08 at 15.00
No. Team Team Res. : Res.
1   Sweden   Azerbaijan 3 : 1
2   United States of America   Kazakhstan 2 : 2
3   Russia   England 2 : 2
4   India   China 2 : 2
5   Iran   Egypt 3 : 1
Round 5 on 2019/03/09 at 15.00
No. Team Team Res. : Res.
1   Egypt   Sweden :
2   China   Iran :
3   England   India 2 : 2
4   Kazakhstan   Russia 1 : 3
5   Azerbaijan   United States of America 3 : 1
Round 6 on 2019/03/11 at 15.00
No. Team Team Res. : Res.
1   Sweden   United States of America ½ :
2   Russia   Azerbaijan 2 : 2
3   India   Kazakhstan : ½
4   Iran   England 1 : 3
5   Egypt   China 2 : 2
Round 7 on 2019/03/12 at 15.00
No. Team Team Res. : Res.
1   China   Sweden :
2   England   Egypt :
3   Kazakhstan   Iran :
4   Azerbaijan   India 2 : 2
5   United States of America   Russia :
Round 8 on 2019/03/13 at 15.00
No. Team Team Res. : Res.
1   Sweden   Russia ½ :
2   India   United States of America 2 : 2
3   Iran   Azerbaijan 2 : 2
4   Egypt   Kazakhstan :
5   China   England 3 : 1

Women

Ukraine  ½ : 3½  China
 
Georgia  2 : 2  Russia
 
USA  2½ : 1½  Egypt
 
Hungary  2 : 2  India
 
Kazakhstan  3 : 1  Armenia
 

Results

No. Team Team Res. : Res.
1   Armenia   Egypt 4 : 0
2   Russia   Kazakhstan 3 : 1
3   India   Georgia 2 : 2
4   China   Hungary : ½
5   United States of America   Ukraine 2 : 2
Round 2 on 2019/03/06 at 15.00
No. Team Team Res. : Res.
1   Egypt   Ukraine 0 : 4
2   Hungary   United States of America 1 : 3
3   Georgia   China :
4   Kazakhstan   India 2 : 2
5   Armenia   Russia ½ :
Round 3 on 2019/03/07 at 15.00
No. Team Team Res. : Res.
1   Russia   Egypt 4 : 0
2   India   Armenia :
3   China   Kazakhstan :
4   United States of America   Georgia ½ :
5   Ukraine   Hungary 3 : 1
Round 4 on 2019/03/08 at 15.00
No. Team Team Res. : Res.
1   Egypt   Hungary :
2   Georgia   Ukraine 2 : 2
3   Kazakhstan   United States of America :
4   Armenia   China :
5   Russia   India : ½
Round 5 on 2019/03/09 at 15.00
No. Team Team Res. : Res.
1   India   Egypt 4 : 0
2   China   Russia :
3   United States of America   Armenia 3 : 1
4   Ukraine   Kazakhstan 2 : 2
5   Hungary   Georgia 1 : 3
Round 6 on 2019/03/11 at 15.00
No. Team Team Res. : Res.
1   Egypt   Georgia ½ :
2   Kazakhstan   Hungary :
3   Armenia   Ukraine :
4   Russia   United States of America :
5   India   China :
Round 7 on 2019/03/12 at 15.00
No. Team Team Res. : Res.
1   China   Egypt 4 : 0
2   United States of America   India 0 : 4
3   Ukraine   Russia 2 : 2
4   Hungary   Armenia 2 : 2
5   Georgia   Kazakhstan : ½

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kygrexx kygrexx 3/15/2019 01:49
Silver medalists England certainly surprised everyone.
VVI VVI 3/14/2019 01:14
Sloppy performance by Sasikiran from India - very inconsistent.
macauley macauley 3/5/2019 11:40
@ashishchess - Not sure what you mean.
ashishchess ashishchess 3/5/2019 10:59
India vs India Blunder ??
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