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Egypt hold China to a draw

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Egypt draw with China

Egypt hold China to a draw in round six of the World Teams Championship in Astana, Kazakhstan.

Adly Ahmed set the ball rolling with a dramatic win against Yi Wei on board 2. You will recall Adly has had winning chances in at least two earlier rounds but only drew in both cases.

This time he made no mistake!

Pouya Idani of Iran in action against Adly Ahmed of Egypt. Photo credit David Llada.
Pouya Idani of Iran in action against Adly Ahmed of Egypt during an earlier round. Photo credit David Llada.

Yi Wei v Adly Ahmed

Ahmed Adly presents his instructive game http://bit.ly/2O04Hsf.

Hua Ni defeated Abdelnabbi on board 4 which left board 1 and 3 to be the deciding games.

Bassem Amin held one of Liren Ding who is one of China’s best players to a dramatic draw.

Bassem Amin in action against Sweden in an earlier round. Photo credit David Llada.
Bassem Amin in action against Sweden in an earlier round. Photo credit David Llada.

Bassem Amin v Liren Ding

19 year old Adham Fawzy of Egypt who currently has 2 GM norms. Photo credit David Llada.
19 year old Adham Fawzy of Egypt who currently has 2 GM norms. Photo credit David Llada.

Adham Fawzy on the other hand punched way above his weight when he held the powerful Xiangzhi Bu to a draw. Bu is rated 270 Elo points above Fawzy who is the current Africa Junior Champion.

Adham Fawzy v Xiangzhi Bu

Open section

Sergey Karjakin of Russia crashed to a second consecutive loss, this time to Arkady Naiditsch of Azerbaijan on board 1.

Arkady Naiditsch of Azerbaijan (left) versus Sergey Karjakin of Russia. Photo credit David Llada.
Arkady Naiditsch of Azerbaijan (left) versus Sergey Karjakin of Russia. Photo credit David Llada.

Nepomniachtchi won on board 2 against Mamedov while board 3 and 4 ended up in a draw. The final score was a 2-2 draw.

Sergey Karjakin v Akady Naiditsch

Akady Naiditsch post match interview http://bit.ly/2TGKlJT.

This draw was a big disappointment for Russia, but it still leaves them in the lead with ten match points. India & England are in second place with nine match points each.

India defeated Kazakhstan 3.5-1.5. Sweden lost to the USA 3.5-1.5.

England defeated the young Iranian team 3-1.  Firouza’s game was one of the highlights of the day with a dramatic King march against well know chess author Jonathan Speelman.

Jonathan Speelman of England. One of his books is titled 'Best Chess Games 1970-1980' published by Unwin Publications. Photo credit David Llada.
Jonathan Speelman of England. One of his books is titled ‘Best Chess Games 1970-1980’ published by Unwin Publications. Photo credit David Llada.

Jonathan Speelman v Alireza Firouzja

Ladies section

Egypt lost 0.5-3.5 to Georgia in their encounter.

China is still on cruise control with another victory against India 2.5-1.5.

The charming Kateryna Lagno of Russia who is the highest rated player in the Ladies section. Photo credit David Llada.
The charming Kateryna Lagno of Russia who is the highest rated player at 2559 in the Ladies section. Photo credit David Llada.

Famous boxer launches the 6th round of the World Team Championships

Serik Sapiyev who is the Chairman of the Sports Committee in Kazakhstan made the first symbolic move for Zhansaya Abdumalik in the match Kazakhstan-Hungary.

He is also the Olympic Champion 2012 in boxing.

Serik Sapiyev making the ceremonial first move for former World Junior Champion Zhansaya Abdumalik of Kazakhstan.
Serik Sapiyev making the ceremonial first move for former World Junior Champion Zhansaya Abdumalik of Kazakhstan.

“It is the first time I am making the opening move”, Sapiyev said.   “I feel very excited that it happens to also be at the World Teams Championship and doing it for our fantastic champion Zhansaya”.

Serik Sapiyev praised the quality of the organisation of the World Championship.

“I played chess a little bit as a kid, and it helped me a lot for boxing”, the Olympic champion said.

Rest day

Player on the rest day went on a tour of Astana.

Valentina Gunina & Olga Griya both of Russia enjoying the sights of Astana. Photo credit Dastan Kapaev.
Valentina Gunina (left) & Olga Griya both of Russia enjoying the sights of Astana. Photo credit Dastan Kapaev.
Sights of Astana. Photo credit Dastan Kapaev.
Sights of Astana. Photo credit Dastan Kapaev.
Team Egypt from left to right : WIM Eman Elansary , WIM Tanseem Ehab , WGM Shrook Wafa , WGM Shahenda Wafa , WIM Ayah Moataz. Photo credit Dastan Kapaev.
Team Egypt enjoying the sights of Astana on the rest day. From left to right : WIM Eman Elansary , WIM Tanseem Ehab , WGM Shrook Wafa , WGM Shahenda Wafa , WIM Ayah Moataz. Photo credit Dastan Kapaev.

Links

Standings & Results.

Day 1 report – World Team Chess Championship.

Day 2 report – World Team Chess Championship.

Day 3 report – World Team Chess Championship.

Day 4 report – World Team Chess Championship.

Day 5 report – World Teams Chess Championship.

World Team Championship Website.

Start of World Team Championship Championship.