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 14, 2017 | 8:13 AM 5

    Zurich Challenge 1: Kramnik & Nakamura strike

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  • Reports Apr 13, 2017 | 12:29 PM 2

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  • Reports Apr 11, 2017 | 1:30 AM 37

    Wesley So is the 2017 US Champion

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  • Reports Apr 10, 2017 | 10:59 AM 13

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  • Reports Apr 9, 2017 | 11:50 AM 8

    US Championship 10: Three-way fight

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  • Reports Apr 8, 2017 | 12:09 PM 13

    US Champs 9: So's masterpiece, Fabi & Naka crash

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  • Reports Apr 7, 2017 | 11:52 AM 5

    US Championship 8: Akobian catches So

    Wesley So drew against Hikaru Nakamura in Round 8 of the US Championship, allowing Varuzhan Akobian to catch him in the lead by bringing Yaroslav Zherebukh crashing back down to earth. Fabiano Caruana also saw his fortunes turn as...

  • Reports Apr 6, 2017 | 11:33 AM 1

    US Championship 7: Zherebukh stuns Caruana

    23-year-old Yaroslav Zherebukh has joined Wesley So in the US Championship lead after outplaying world no. 3 and defending champion Fabiano Caruana. Elsewhere it was the day of the veterans, with Alexander Shabalov simply needing...

  • Reports Apr 5, 2017 | 11:40 AM 9

    US Championship 6: So’s close shave

    Wesley So came within a move or two of defeat against Varuzhan Akobian but escaped with a draw that extended his unbeaten streak to 62 games and kept him as sole leader of the US Championship with five rounds to go. Fabiano Carua...

  • Reports Apr 4, 2017 | 2:03 PM 7

    Wang Hao wins Sharjah as show moves to Dubai

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