With one spherical to go within the pool stage, the Netherlands and the United States are in peril of lacking out within the subsequent rounds of the World Team Chess Championship. The two groups are presently not among the many high 4 of their respective swimming pools. China and Uzbekistan are the present leaders of their respective swimming pools and are already sure of reaching the knockout.
In our first report it was identified that the U.S. did not ship its strongest attainable staff to Israel, however that’s the case for extra international locations. Without any of their strongest eight gamers on ranking, China remains to be doing fairly nicely, with two 3-1 and two 3.5-0.5 wins to this point. In the third spherical, they beat the robust Ukrainian staff with two attracts and two wins on the decrease boards.
GM Bai Jinshi defeated GM Andrei Volokitin on board three after the latter had dominated the sport, saved on urgent, spoiled a very successful place, after which over-pressed:
The similar spherical noticed an unbelievable oversight within the sport between Spain’s GM David Anton and GM Jules Moussard from a match that resulted in 2-2. France may have received the match as a full rook was hanging for one transfer, missed by each the gamers and the commentators:
Playing with out GM Viswanathan Anand, who is without doubt one of the commentators in Jerusalem, India scored an vital win towards Azerbaijan with GM Vidit Gujrathi‘s win towards GM Shakhriyar Mamedyarov deciding the match. It was a sport that might simply have seen the other consequence:
In the fourth spherical, China additionally routed the Netherlands 3.5-0.5 to safe victory within the pool with a spherical to spare, whereas the Dutch squad is nearly eradicated as they play the robust Ukrainians, whereas Spain, the one staff they might theoretically catch, faces South Africa.
In Pool B, nothing has been determined but whereas Olympic gold winner Uzbekistan is trying good once more. Our Game of the Day is the highest board from the Poland-Azerbaijan match, which resulted in 2-2:
The U.S. is in final place in Pool B, after a 2.5-1.5 loss to the house nation. Cuba-born GM Yuniesky Quesada was a chunk up for a pawn towards GM Evgeny Postny however as a result of all pawns had been on one facet of the board, it was all the time a draw.
Pool A Round 4 Standings
Pool B Round 4 Standings
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 all the sport plus a 10-second increment beginning on transfer one.
World Team Championship Begins In Jerusalem, Played With Rapid Time Control