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 Mar 20, 2014 | 1:19 PM 0

    Carlsen: "Kramnik's play was too emotional"

    In a ten-minute YouTube video World Champion Magnus Carlsen gives his views on the Candidates Tournament after Round 6. He explains how impressed he is with Anand so far, that Aronian was the only potential run-away winner and that ...

  • Interviews Mar 20, 2014 | 3:00 AM 0

    Carlsen: "My chess strength and knowledge is in my bones"

    Highlights from the World Champion's visit to the Reddit community's "Ask Me Anything" interview forum.

  • Reports Mar 19, 2014 | 8:10 PM 1

    Candidates, Rd 6: Topalov's revenge

    Anand is still the sole leader of the Candidates after Aronian let a gilt-edged chance to join him slip in Round 6. The real drama, however, saw Topalov win a one-sided encounter against his arch-enemy Kramnik, while Svidler suff...

  • Reports Mar 18, 2014 | 10:21 PM 1

    Candidates, Rd 5: Svidler wins comedy of errors

    Svidler pulled off an unlikely win against Topalov in Round 5 of the Candidates, despite stumbling into an opening ambush. Anand could only draw a game he dominated against Andreikin, but kept the sole lead after Kramnik fell just ...

  • Reports Mar 17, 2014 | 10:56 PM 0

    Candidates, Rd 4: Aronian downs Svidler

    Levon Aronian is right back in the mix after taking full advantage of Peter Svidler’s enormous will-to-win in Round 4 of the Candidates Tournament in Khanty-Mansiysk. Vladimir Kramnik was the only Russian to escape the day unscathed...

  • Opinion Mar 17, 2014 | 12:46 PM 0

    Sutovsky on the Candidates so far

    GM Emil Sutovsky has written a fascinating progress report after the first three rounds of the Candidates Tournament gave us some clues as to the form of the players. He spots danger signs for Kramnik, thinks Svidler is ready to ...

  • Features Mar 17, 2014 | 2:26 AM 2

    Winners and Losers: The European Championship

    The European Individual Championship in Yerevan came to an end last Friday with likeable Russian Alexander Motylev finishing a clear point ahead of the field. Our look back at some of the event’s winners and losers includes how Moty...

  • Reports Mar 15, 2014 | 7:44 PM 0

    Candidates, Rd 3: Anand leads, Kramnik escapes

    Vishy Anand snatched sole lead in the Candidates after making quick work of Shakhriyar Mamedyarov in Round 3. Elsewhere Veselin Topalov and Levon Aronian exchanged tactical blows, while Peter Svidler and Vladimir Kramnik played t...

  • Reports Mar 14, 2014 | 8:34 PM 1

    Candidates, Rd 2: We have lift-off!

    If Round 1 was a nervy opening to the 2014 Candidates Tournament, Round 2 simply exploded into life. There were three wins for White, with Peter Svidler and Vladimir Kramnik in particular playing beautiful games. The only draw, To...

  • chess24 Mar 14, 2014 | 11:12 AM 76

    Predict the Candidates!

    The Candidates Tournament has begun, with live commentary here on chess24! Are you good at making predictions? We hope so! To add a little to the excitement of the Candidates Tournament we’re giving away prizes – two premium accou...

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