Armenia seeking to hold off field

Armenia has garnered great success in the past several years in team play and hope to continue the trend today as the 2011 World Team tournament goes into its final four rounds. The Olympiad champions from 2006 and 2008, Armenia has always had tremendous team chemistry which helps when trust is needed in crucial moments. As this point, they are the only undefeated team with only two board losses. They battle India in round six.

Russia and Hungary trail by a point with each team having arrived at seven points in different way. Russia has won by big scores while Hungary won closes matches against strong opposition. The top five teams will have key matches and the standings could change from round-to-round. Should be an exciting finish!

Games: PGN (all rounds)
Drum Coverage: https://www.thechessdrum.net/blog/2011/07/15/2011-world-team-championship-ningbo-china/
Official Site, https://ningbo2011.fide.com/
Photos by Fan Lulu, https://sports.sina.com.cn/chess/
China Chess Blog, https://blog.sina.com.cn/chessnews/

Daaim Shabazz

Dr. Daaim Shabazz is the creator and webmaster of The Chess Drum. He serves as a tenured faculty member of Global Business & Marketing at Florida A&M University in Tallahassee, Florida, USA. He holds an MBA in Marketing and a doctorate in International Affairs & Development. He has served the journalist community for more than 30 years and still competes in tournaments occasionally.

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