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China, Uzbekistan To Play For Gold In World Team Chess Championship

China, Uzbekistan To Play For Gold In World Team Chess Championship


China and Uzbekistan reached the ultimate of the World Team Chess Championship in Jerusalem. The two nations defeated Spain and India respectively, within the second match on Thursday, after each first matches had led to a 2-2 tie. The closing and the battle for third place start on Friday, November 25, beginning at 5 a.m. PT / 14:00 CET.

2022 FIDE World Team Chess Championship Live Games

After profitable their sensational gold on the Chennai Olympiad, the younger gamers from Uzbekistan are as soon as once more displaying the chess world that they’re the actual deal. Playing with out GM Nodirbek Abdusattorov however nonetheless coached by Ivan Sokolov (who gave an insightful interview with Chess.com after Chennai) the Uzbeks are taking part in for the highest medals additionally in Jerusalem.

Facing India within the first of two matches within the semifinals, the rating was 2-2 with attracts on boards one and two, GM S.L. Narayanan beating GM Shamsiddin Vokhidov on three and GM Jakhongir Vakhidov profitable towards GM S.P. Sethuraman on 4. It was a tricky loss for Sethuraman, who was a lot better out of the opening as his opponent performed a considerably dodgy accelerated Dragon.

India Uzbekistan World Teams 2022
The first match between India and Uzbekistan. Photo: Maria Emelianova/Chess.com.

The second match was received 2.5-1.5 by the Uzbeks. On the highest board, GM Nodirbek Yakubboev defeated GM Vidit Gujrathi however Narayanan received once more. With a draw on board 4, Uzbekistan’s second win, scored by Sindarov, was decisive. His recreation with Nihal noticed a reasonably end:

Sindarov Nihal World Teams 2022
Javokhir Sindarov (left) vs. Nihal Sarin, with Ivan Sokolov watching. Photo: Maria Emelianova/Chess.com.
Vakhidov Sasikiran World Teams 2022
Jakhongir Vakhidov attracts his recreation to safe a spot within the closing and is congratulated by captain Ivan Sokolov. Photo: Maria Emelianova/Chess.com.

China’s match has been much more spectacular, taking into consideration that they did not even carry a single one among their high eight rated gamers to Israel. While anger over the Chinese authorities’s harsh Covid guidelines grows again dwelling, a lot of the Chinese gamers in Jerusalem are taking part in with face masks.

Their first match with Spain was a 2-2 as nicely, with wins for GM David Anton vs. GM Xu Xiangyu and GM Li Di vs. GM Miguel Santos. In the second match, China received each of their white video games and drew their black video games to set a 3-1 victory on the scoreboard. A vital recreation was GM Bai Jinshi‘s win over GM Alexei Shirov and sure, there was hearth on the board from the beginning! 

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The begin of the second match between China and Spain. Photo: Maria Emelianova/Chess.com.

The FIDE World Team Championship takes place November 19-26, 2022, in Jerusalem, Israel. The format is a round-robin for groups with 5 rounds, adopted by a knockout with the highest eight finishers. The time management is 45 minutes for your entire recreation plus a 10-second increment beginning on transfer one.

Uzbekistan chess team
Will Uzbekistan rating the double this yr and win each the Olympiad and the World Teams? Photo: Maria Emelianova/Chess.com.

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