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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.

The playing hall of the World Team Championship Day 2. Photo credit Dastan Kapaev.
The playing hall of the World Team Championship Day 2. Photo credit Dastan Kapaev.

In the Ladies section, Russia beat Armenia with a comfortable 3.5 – 0.5 win.

Team Egypt

Egypt in the Men’s section faced the powerful Russian squad today.  They drew two games and lost 2 to go down fighting.

Before the start. From left GM Bassem Amin, GM Adly Ahmed and IM Fawzy Adham and GM Hesham Abdelrahman.
Before the start. From left GM Bassem Amin, GM Adly Ahmed and IM Fawzy Adham and GM Hesham Abdelrahman. Photo credit Dastan Kapaev.

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.

GM Bassem Amin v GM Sergey Karjakin of Russia. Photo credit Dastan Kapaev.
GM Bassem Amin v GM Sergey Karjakin of Russia. Photo credit Dastan Kapaev.

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

IM Fazwy Adham & GM Hesham Abdelrahman wait for the start. Photo credit Dastan Kapaev.
IM Fazwy Adham & GM Hesham Abdelrahman wait for the start. Photo credit Dastan Kapaev.

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.

Videos

GM Sergey Karjakin on his game against GM Bassem Amin.

Video of Day 2 by Dastan Kapaev.

Links

Standings & Results.

World Team Chess Championship Day 1 report.

World Team Championship Website.

Start of World Team Championship Championship.