Surprises after round 2 of World Team Championship Print
Thursday, 07 January 2010 01:11
Two rounds of the World Team Championship have already been played in Bursa and the first surprises are already a fact. The highest rated team of Russia was defeated by the 128 ELO average lower team of Greece in round 2.

The Olympic Champions of Armenia were also taken down in round 1 and are two match points behind the leaders.

 

Azerbaijan and USA are the only teams with full match points and are leading the competition. Here are all the results and standings.

 

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WTCC standings

1 UNITED STATES 4 MP 6 GP
2 AZERBAIJAN 4 MP 5½ GP
3 ISRAEL 2 MP 4½ GP
4 RUSSIA 2 MP 4 GP
5 GREECE 2 MP 4 GP
6 ARMENIA 2 MP 4 GP
7 BRAZIL 2 MP 4 GP
8 INDIA 2 MP 3½ GP
9 EGYPT 0 MP 2½ GP
10 TURKIYE 0 MP 2 GP


Round 1 results

 

1 AZERBAIJAN 2½ - 1½ 10 ARMENIA

GM Gashimov Vugar 2759 ½ : ½ GM Aronian Levon 2781
GM Radjabov Teimour 2733 ½ : ½ GM Akopian Vladimir 2678
GM Mamedyarov Shakhriyar 2741 1 : 0 GM Pashikian Arman 2647
GM Mamedov Rauf 2640 ½ : ½ GM Petrosian Tigran L 2627


2 TURKIYE 1 - 3 9 UNITED STATES

GM Haznedaroglu Kivanc 2498 0 : 1 GM Nakamura Hikaru 2708
IM Yilmaz Mustafa 2478 0 : 1 GM Onischuk Alexander 2670
IM Can Emre 2442 1 : 0 GM Shulman Yuri 2624
IM Esen Baris 2513 0 : 1 GM Akobian Varuzhan 2628


3 INDIA 2½ - 1½ 8 GREECE

GM Sasikiran Krishnan 2653 ½ : ½ GM Kotronias Vasilios 2599
GM Ganguly Surya Shekhar 2654 ½ : ½ GM Papaioannou Ioannis 2625
GM Geetha Narayanan Gopal 2584 ½ : ½ GM Banikas Hristos 2608
GM Arun Prasad S 2567 1 : 0 GM Halkias Stelios 2566


4 RUSSIA 2½ - 1½ 7 BRAZIL

GM Grischuk Alexander 2736 1 : 0 GM Vescovi Giovanni 2660
GM Morozevich Alexander 2732 ½ : ½ GM Leitao Rafael 2620
GM Tomashevsky Evgeny 2705 ½ : ½ GM Fier Alexandr 2601
GM Malakhov Vladimir 2716 ½ : ½ GM Milos Gilberto 2618


5 EGYPT 1 - 3 6 ISRAEL

GM Adly Ahmed 2591 ½ : ½ GM Roiz Michael 2657
GM Amin Bassem 2544 ½ : ½ GM Smirin Ilia 2668
IM Ezat Mohamed 2471 0 : 1 GM Sutovsky Emil 2657
IM Abdel Razik Khaled 2468 0 : 1 GM Postny Evgeny 2648

 

 

Round 2 results

 

2.1 10 ARMENIA 2½ - 1½ 6 ISRAEL

1 GM Aronian Levon 2781 1 : 0 GM Gelfand Boris 2761
2 GM Akopian Vladimir 2678 ½ : ½ GM Roiz Michael 2657
3 GM Sargissian Gabriel 2680 ½ : ½ GM Smirin Ilia 2668
4 GM Petrosian Tigran L 2627 ½ : ½ GM Rodshtein Maxim 2622


2.2 7 BRAZIL 2½ - 1½ 5 EGYPT
1 GM Vescovi Giovanni 2660 ½ : ½ GM Adly Ahmed 2591
2 GM Leitao Rafael 2620 1 : 0 GM Amin Bassem 2544
3 GM Fier Alexandr 2601 ½ : ½ IM Abdel Razik Khaled 2468
4 GM Diamant Andre 2497 ½ : ½ IM Abdelnabbi Imed 2448


2.3 8 GREECE 2½ - 1½ 4 RUSSIA

1 GM Kotronias Vasilios 2599 0 : 1 GM Jakovenko Dmitry 2730
2 GM Papaioannou Ioannis 2625 1 : 0 GM Morozevich Alexander 2732
3 GM Banikas Hristos 2608 1 : 0 GM Tomashevsky Evgeny 2705
4 GM Mastrovasilis Athanasios 2510 ½ : ½ GM Vitiugov Nikita 2692


2.4 9 UNITED STATES 3 - 1 3 INDIA

1 GM Nakamura Hikaru 2708 1 : 0 GM Sasikiran Krishnan 2653
2 GM Onischuk Alexander 2670 1 : 0 GM Harikrishna P 2672
3 GM Shulman Yuri 2624 ½ : ½ GM Ganguly Surya Shekhar 2654
4 GM Akobian Varuzhan 2628 ½ : ½ GM Arun Prasad S 2567


2.5 1 AZERBAIJAN 3 - 1 2 TURKIYE

1 GM Gashimov Vugar 2759 1 : 0 IM Erdogdu Mert 2513
2 GM Guseinov Gadir 2614 ½ : ½ IM Yilmaz Mustafa 2478
3 GM Mamedyarov Shakhriyar 2741 1 : 0 IM Can Emre 2442
4 GM Mamedov Nidjat 2610 ½ : ½ FM Firat Burak 2413

 
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