World Team Championship Day 2
High drama at the World Team Championship Day 2 going on in Astana, Kazakhstan when the USA obtained a shock win over China in the Men’s section.
Abhiban B v Parham Maghsoodloo
The young Iranian team managed to draw against India. Adhiban defeated World Junior Chess Champion Parham Maghsoodloo.
In the Ladies section, Russia beat Armenia with a comfortable 3.5 – 0.5 win.
Egypt in the Men’s section faced the powerful Russian squad today. They drew two games and lost 2 to go down fighting.
GM Sergey Karjakin faced GM Bassem Amin in a Kings Indian game. Amin pawn storm on the King’s side might have looked scary but, Sergey managed to pull out a win.
Bassem Amin v Sergey Karjakin
Hesham on the other hand had a difficult position in his game against Artemiev before he blundered in move 35.
Hesham Abdelrahman v Vladislav Artemiev
The ladies lost 4-0 to one of the best teams in the world Ukraine.
Men’s Standings after Round 2
1-3. USA, Russia, England – 4
4. India – 3
5-6. China, Kazakhstan – 2
7. Iran – 1
8-10. Egypt, Azerbaijan, Sweden – 0.
Standings after Round 2:
1-2. Russia, China – 4
3-4. Ukraine, USA – 3
5-6. Armenia, India – 2
7-8. Georgia, Kazakhstan – 1
9-10. Hungary, Egypt – 0.
GM Sergey Karjakin on his game against GM Bassem Amin.
Video of Day 2 by Dastan Kapaev.
Standings & Results.
World Team Chess Championship Day 1 report.
World Team Championship Website.
Start of World Team Championship Championship.