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 Apr 25, 2017 | 12:55 PM 10

    7 conclusions from the GRENKE Chess Classic

    Levon Aronian won the 2017 GRENKE Chess Classic by a full 1.5 points, but his triumph was tinged with regret after he managed to blow a position a full piece up against Fabiano Caruana in the last round – he was somewhat lucky ev...

  • Reports Apr 23, 2017 | 12:10 PM 3

    Shamkir 1-2: So’s streak ends, Eljanov leads

    Wesley So’s 67-game unbeaten streak was ended by Shakhriyar Mamedyarov as the 2017 Gashimov Memorial got off to a spectacular start in Shamkir on Friday. Time was a big factor, as Wesley failed to adjust to the lack of increments...

  • Reports Apr 22, 2017 | 7:45 AM 5

    GRENKE Classic 6: Aronian wins with round to spare

    Levon Aronian won a fourth game in a row to reach 5/6 and claim the 2017 GRENKE Chess Classic with a round to spare. He used the power of the bishop pair to beat Hou Yifan, while Fabiano Caruana was unable to convert an extra paw...

  • Reports Apr 21, 2017 | 9:23 AM 6

    GRENKE Classic 5: Magnus wins but Levon leads

    Magnus Carlsen has finally won a game in the 2017 GRENKE Chess Classic, taking full advantage of a blunder as early as move 5 by Georg Meier. That put Magnus back in the hunt for 1st place, but his chances suffered a blow when Le...

  • Reports Apr 20, 2017 | 10:21 AM 2

    GRENKE Classic 4: Aronian takes over

    Levon Aronian won his second game in a row to take a half point lead into the final three rounds of the 2017 GRENKE Chess Classic. His victim was 19-year-old Matthias Bluebaum, who made an opening blunder that condemned him to a ...

  • Reports Apr 18, 2017 | 9:28 AM 7

    GRENKE Classic 3: Magnus gets out of jail

    “In such a position it’s about surviving one move at a time”, said World Champion Magnus Carlsen after staring defeat in the face against women’s no. 1 Hou Yifan. Once again that was the only draw, as Levon Aronian beat Maxime Va...

  • Reports Apr 17, 2017 | 10:17 AM 2

    Zurich Challenge 4-7: Naka & Nepo lead before blitz

    Hikaru Nakamura and Ian Nepomniachtchi jockeyed with each other for the lead and ended tied on 10/14 going into Monday’s final blitz round-robin at the Zurich Chess Challenge. Only a point behind them is Vishy Anand, who scored t...

  • Reports Apr 17, 2017 | 6:15 AM 7

    GRENKE 2: Magnus-Lev thriller | 100% Hou Yifan

    Women’s world no. 1 Hou Yifan leads the men’s nos. 1, 3, 5 and 9 by a full point after only two rounds of the 2017 GRENKE Chess Classic. Hou Yifan beat Georg Meier, while Magnus Carlsen and Levon Aronian played a draw that was “p...

  • Reports Apr 16, 2017 | 8:17 AM 8

    GRENKE Classic 1: Caruana and MVL toppled

    Hou Yifan and Arkadij Naiditsch pulled off sensational wins in the first round of the 2017 GRENKE Chess Classic to knock Fabiano Caruana and Maxime Vachier-Lagrave out of the 2800 club. There were surprises everywhere, with Magnu...

  • Reports Apr 15, 2017 | 7:23 AM 2

    Zurich Challenge 2-3: Svidler blows race wide open

    Peter Svidler stopped Hikaru Nakamura’s charge on Friday as he turned the tables to win their Round 3 encounter. He starred off the chessboard as well, contributing over an hour of commentary to the live broadcast on a day that l...

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