Flawless China retain World Team Championship
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Flawless China retain World Team Championship

The Chinese men’s team didn’t lose a single game in Khanty-Mansiysk on their way to retaining the World Team Championship title. Russia only lost one, but that defeat for Vladimir Fedoseev at the hands of Li Chao meant Russia had to settle for silver medals. Poland’s bronze was their best team performance since 1939, while Turkey stunned the world with their ability to compete with the top teams. In the women’s section Russia won their first World Teams title in style, finishing three match points clear of China.




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  • Interviews Feb 5, 2017 | 10:46 PM 3

    Andreikin on his Wijk aan Zee debut

    Dmitry Andreikin, born in the same year as Magnus Carlsen, turned 27 today. The talented Russian grandmaster’s career has followed an oddly low-profile trajectory, illustrated by his appearance in the Tata Steel Masters this year...

  • Interviews Jan 6, 2017 | 1:59 PM 42

    Svidler on Carlsen-Karjakin, computers & more

    There’s a week to go until the chess year kicks off in earnest on Saturday 14th January in Wijk aan Zee, with Peter Svidler commentating on the first seven rounds here on chess24. In a recent in-depth Russian interview the 7-time...

  • Interviews Jan 4, 2017 | 6:42 PM 8

    Jorden van Foreest on his career so far

    Jorden van Foreest is a name we’re going to be hearing a lot about in the years to come! In 2016 he became Dutch Champion at the age of 17 and also crossed 2600 on the rating list. Chess has been in his family for six generations ...

  • Interviews Dec 22, 2016 | 2:50 PM 9

    Andreikin on his European Blitz triumph

    Dmitry Andreikin is the European Blitz Champion after scoring an unbeaten 22/26 in the tournament held in Tallinn, Estonia on the 17-18 December. In an interview for the Russian Chess Federation website he talks about how the tou...

  • Interviews Dec 3, 2016 | 12:06 PM 68

    Karjakin and Kasparov lock swords after match

    Garry Kasparov was almost alone in failing to praise Sergey Karjakin after the World Championship match, describing the challenger as “drab”. In an interview for Radio Svoboda Kasparov went on to say that it would have been a deb...

  • Interviews Nov 10, 2016 | 8:29 PM 72

    Carlsen: “I’ll punch him until he finally knocks over”

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  • Interviews Nov 7, 2016 | 8:41 AM 4

    Artemiev: "Organisers are only interested in high ratings"

    18-year-old Vladislav Artemiev is the highest-rated Russian junior, the World Junior Championship runner-up and, after a spectacular win in the recent Russian Blitz Championship, the third highest rated blitz player in the world ...

  • Interviews Oct 11, 2016 | 2:27 PM 67

    Karjakin: "If Carlsen wants to beat me he needs to show the best play of his life"

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  • Interviews Sep 20, 2016 | 8:21 AM 14

    Richard Rapport: “I don’t really have any support”

    At 20 years old Hungary’s Richard Rapport is the world’s top junior, rated 2752 and world no. 16. He suffered at the Baku Olympiad, though, both from possible food poisoning and over the board, where he lost four games and 23 rat...

  • Interviews Sep 18, 2016 | 3:27 PM 14

    Korobov: “I decided to return to this factory”

    Anton Korobov was a vital part of the Ukrainian team that came within a whisker of winning the 2016 Baku Olympiad. The 31-year-old scored 7/9 for a 2771 rating performance, and this interview was given after his match-winning vic...

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