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Armenia power ahead

Levon Aronian was on target as the Armenians edged past India 2½-1½. They now have a clear point advantage as their closest rivals all drew on another day of tight matches. Hungary and Russia are in equal second place.

The sixth round results:

      Russia       Ukraine   2 : 2
1.1 GM Karjakin Sergey 2788 GM Ivanchuk Vassily 2768 ½-½ 
1.2 GM Grischuk Alexander 2746 GM Eljanov Pavel 2697 ½-½
1.3 GM Nepomniachtchi Ian 2711 GM Efimenko Zahar 2706 ½-½
1.4 GM Vitiugov Nikita 2733 GM Moiseenko Alexander 2715 ½-½
      Israel       Azerbaijan   2 : 2
2.1 GM Sutovsky Emil 2700 GM Radjabov Teimur 2744 0-1
2.2 GM Smirin Ilya 2676 GM Gashimov Vugar 2760 ½-½
2.3 GM Postny Evgeny 2618 GM Mamedov Rauf 2679 1-0
2.4 GM Nabaty Tamir 2584 GM Mamedyarov Shakhriyar 2765 ½-½
      USA       Hungary   2 : 2
3.1 GM Kamsky Gata 2741 GM Leko Peter 2717 ½-½ 
3.2 GM Shulman Yuri 2617 GM Almasi Zoltan 2726 0-1
3.3 GM Seirawan Yasser 2635 GM Polgar Judit 2699 1-0
3.4 GM Hess Robert 2609 GM Balogh Csaba 2643 ½-½
      Armenia       India   2½-1½
4.1 GM Aronian Levon 2805 GM Harikrishna Pentala 2669 1-0
4.2 GM Movsesian Sergei 2700 GM Sasikiran Krishnan 2681 ½-½
4.3 GM Akopian Vladimir 2667 GM Ganguly Surya Shekhar 2627 ½-½ 
4.4 GM Sargissian Gabriel 2663 GM Negi Parimarjan 2642 ½-½ 
      Egypt       China   ½-3½ 
5.1 GM Adly Ahmed 2631 GM Wang Hao 2718 0-1
5.2 GM Amin Bassem 2609 GM Wang Yue 2709 0-1
5.3 IM Shoker Samy 2475 GM Li Chao B 2669 ½-½ 
5.4 IM Ezat Mohamed 2430 GM Ding Liren 2654 0-1

The standings after round 6:


So Armenia are ahead by a full point with three rounds to go. However Russia and Hungary in equal second have a slightly easier run-in than the leaders.

The Schedule:

Rounds 1-5: 17th to 21st of July

Rest day: 22nd of July

Rounds 6-9 23rd to 26th of July

The first eight rounds will start at 3pm local time (GMT + 8 hours i.e. 9am in Paris, 8am in London, 3am in New York)

The final round will start 5 hours earlier (10 am local time, 4am in Paris etc).

The official site: http://chess.sport.org.cn

Live games: http://live.chinaqiyuan.com/chess2.html

A few rules specific to this competition:

The time limit will be 40 moves in 90 minutes, plus 30 mins KO, with an increment of 30 seconds per move. Draws of less than 30 moves (by mutual consent) are forbidden.


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