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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  • Reports May 12, 2017 | 8:57 AM 3

    Jobava stops Short, leads TePe Sigeman

    The newly revived TePe Sigeman Tournament started with two very entertaining rounds. Nigel Short got off to a good start with a win over Erik Blomqvist, but went on to lose against second seed Baadur Jobava in Round 2. Blomqvist, me...

  • Reports May 9, 2017 | 6:47 PM 2

    Russian Teams 5-6: Giri wins as Siberia take title

    Vladimir Kramnik and Shakhriyar Mamedyarov were rested as Anish Giri led Siberia-Sirius to victory in the 2017 Russian Team Championship. The favourites did it with a round to spare after 5:1 wins against two weaker teams, with A...

  • Reports May 7, 2017 | 12:00 AM 12

    Russian Teams 3-4: Mamedyarov on fire

    Shakhriyar Mamedyarov is up 20 rating points to world no. 7 after his three wins in three for Siberia-Sirius propelled the Russian Team Championship favourites to the only 100% score after four rounds. It looks unlikely anyone ca...

  • General May 4, 2017 | 4:24 PM 5

    Sigeman returns after 3 year hiatus

    Even long-established tournaments sometimes vanish, and that's what appeared to have happened to the Sigeman Chess Tournament in Sweden, which last took place in 2014 after more than 20 years as a fixture on the chess calendar. But ...

  • Reports May 3, 2017 | 6:10 PM 0

    Russian Teams 1-2: From Shamkir to Sochi

    Shakhriyar Mamedyarov and Vladimir Kramnik had barely finished the Gashimov Memorial in Shamkir when they headed to Sochi for the Russian Team Championship. In Round 2 Shak beat the reigning Russian Champion while Vlad was held t...

  • Reports May 1, 2017 | 10:08 AM 24

    Shamkir 9: Shak triumphs, Kramnik snatches 2nd

    Shakhriyar Mamedyarov retained his Gashimov Memorial title after an anticlimactic final round in Shamkir. His game against Veselin Topalov raced to a draw, meaning only Wesley So could force a playoff if he beat Harikrishna with ...

  • Reports Apr 30, 2017 | 7:43 AM 5

    Shamkir 7-8: Mamedyarov rocked by Wojtaszek

    Shakhriyar Mamedyarov stumbled into a ferocious attack from Radek Wojtaszek in the penultimate round of Shamkir Chess 2017, but even after that loss he still leads by half a point going into the final round. He has the white piec...

  • Reports Apr 29, 2017 | 9:01 PM 13

    Baden-Baden claim 11th Bundesliga in 12 years

    Baden-Baden have won the 2016-7 German Chess League with two rounds to spare, after the team that boasts Caruana, MVL, Aronian and Anand among its ranks won its 13th match in 13 this season. Sunday’s showdown with 2016 winners So...

  • Reports Apr 28, 2017 | 8:41 AM 19

    Shamkir 6: A bad day for Russia

    Just three days ago Russian ex-World Champion Vladimir Kramnik was ahead of Wesley So in the world no. 2 spot. Now, after losing first to So and now to Shakhriyar Mamedyarov, he trails Wesley by a whopping 14.4 rating points and ...

  • Reports Apr 26, 2017 | 8:25 PM 18

    Shamkir 3-5: Mamedyarov leads, So back at no. 2

    Shakhriyar Mamedyarov won a lost position against Pavel Eljanov in Round 3 of the Gashimov Memorial to snatch the lead, and has held on to it ever since. Vladimir Kramnik won a great game against Harikrishna with a rook sacrifice...


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