Uzbekistan and China proceed to carry out exceptionally, knocking out Ukraine and Poland. Spain defeated the powerhouse Azerbaijan crew. India pulled forward of France in a riveting blitz playoff.
The semifinals start on Thursday, November 24, beginning at 5 a.m. PT / 14:00 CET.
The Uzbekistan crew is once more placing on a sensational efficiency, proving that the gold medal on the Olympiad was not a fluke.
India gained the primary spherical, however France struck again within the subsequent to ship the match right into a blitz playoff. GMs Nihal Sarin and Srinath Narayanan each got here by means of with victories to clinch the match for India. With simply seconds on the clock in a pointy place, Nihal―one of the vital resourceful blitz gamers there may be―labored his magic to show a fair place right into a victory.
Narayanan confirmed outstanding foresight to simplify right into a successful pawn-down king and pawn ending.
Despite Azerbaijan’s robust end within the earlier stage, Spain knocked out them out in a detailed match, drawing the primary spherical and successful the second by one level. GMs Miguel Santos and David Anton helped their crew edge forward with victories over GM Rauf Mamedov and GM Teimour Radjabov. Anton gained his win by turning a fair two bishop and rook ending right into a tactical skirmish.
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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 complete recreation plus a 10-second increment beginning on transfer one.