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Armenia well clear

Peter Leko against Levon Aronian © official site
A narrow victory over Hungary, due to Movsesian's scrappy victory, has enabled Armenia to go three points clear. Wang Hao beat Sergey Karjakin in a double-edged fight, thus enabling the home fans to see the Chinese beat Russia. The USA beat Azerbaijan, including a notable board four victory for 50-year-old Yasser Seirawan over Shakhriyar Mamedyarov.

Round 7 summary:

      China       Russia   2½ : 1½
1.1 GM Wang Hao 2718 GM Karjakin Sergey 2788 1-0
1.2 GM Wang Yue 2709 GM Grischuk Alexander 2746 ½-½ 
1.3 GM Li Chao B 2669 GM Nepomniachtchi Ian 2711 ½-½ 
1.4 GM Yu Yangyi 2672 GM Svidler Peter 2739 ½-½ 
      India       Egypt   2½ :1½
2.1 GM Harikrishna Pentala 2669 GM Amin Bassem 2609 1-0
2.2 GM Sasikiran Krishnan 2681 GM El Gindy Essam 2510 ½-½ 
2.3 GM Ganguly Surya Shekhar 2627 IM Shoker Samy 2475 1-0
2.4 GM Gopal G.N. 2576 IM Ezat Mohamed 2430 0-1
      Hungary       Armenia   1½ : 2½  
3.1 GM Leko Peter 2717 GM Aronian Levon 2805 ½-½
3.2 GM Almasi Zoltan 2726 GM Movsesian Sergei 2700 0-1
3.3 GM Polgar Judit 2699 GM Akopian Vladimir 2667 ½-½ 
3.4 GM Balogh Csaba 2643 GM Sargissian Gabriel 2663 ½-½ 
      Azerbaijan       USA   1½ : 2½ 
4.1 GM Radjabov Teimur 2744 GM Kamsky Gata 2741 0-1
4.2 GM Gashimov Vugar 2760 GM Onischuk Alexander 2675 ½-½ 
4.3 GM Mamedov Rauf 2679 GM Shulman Yuri 2617 1-0
4.4 GM Mamedyarov Shakhriyar 2765 GM Seirawan Yasser 2635 0-1
      Ukraine       Israel   2½ : 1½ 
5.1 GM Ivanchuk Vassily 2768 GM Sutovsky Emil 2700 1-0
5.2 GM Eljanov Pavel 2697 GM Roiz Michael 2669 0-1
5.3 GM Moiseenko Alexander 2715 GM Postny Evgeny 2618 1-0
5.4 GM Areshchenko Alexander  2682  GM  Nabaty Tamir  2584  ½-½ 

The standings after round 7:

Rank Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Points Tie-break
1 Armenia  *    2 2   12 18.5
2 China  *    2   9 17.0
3 Ukraine    *  2   9 15.0
4 Russia 2 2  *  3 3 1     3 8 15.5
5 Hungary   1  *  2 2   8 15.0
6 USA 2 ½   1 2  *  3   8 14.5
7 Azerbaijan   2 3  *  3 2   6 14.5
8 India     2 1 1  *  5 12.0
9 Israel ½   ½   2  *  3 5 11.5
10 Egypt ½ ½ 1   ½   1  *  0 6.5

The champions are not yet decided as neither Ukraine nor Azerbaijan will do them any favours, however the Armenians are getting close!

There are five other teams fighting for silver and bronze.
 

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


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