China, Georgia win World Teams!

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China and Georgia won the World Team and World Women’s Team tournaments respectively, both with a clean sheet of no defeats. The Ukraine and host Armenia took silver and bronze… for the women, Russia and China. The winning teams were led by China’s Wei Yi’s 7/9 on board #4 and Georgia’s Bela Khotenashvili with 7.5/9 and at 2699 performance.

China has now won both the Olympiad and World Team titles and now have seven players over 2700. The future is bright for Chinese chess as the women remain a dominant force as well. Georgia had traditionally dominated women’s events, but this was the first title since winning the 2008 Olympiad in Dresden. They are certainly back in form and will head into the 2016 Olympiad (Baku, Azerbaijan) with momentum.

Drum Coverage: https://www.thechessdrum.net/blog/2015/04/21/2015-world-team-championships-in-progress/

2015 World Team Championship
April 18th-29th, 2015 (Tsaghkadzor, Armenia)
FINAL STANDINGS
Rank Team Gam. + = MP Pts.
1 China 9 6 3 0 15 23
2 Ukraine 9 5 2 2 12 21
3 Armenia 9 5 1 3 11 18
4 Russia 9 4 2 3 10 20½
5 USA 9 4 2 3 10 19½
6 Hungary 9 2 5 2 9 17
7 Israel 9 3 2 4 8 18½
8 Cuba 9 3 1 5 7 16½
9 India 9 3 1 5 7 16
10 Egypt 9 0 1 8 1 10
Official Site

Teams receive two points for a match win, one for a draw and zero for a loss

Medal Standings (Open)

GOLD-China

SILVER-Ukraine

BRONZE-Armenia

CHINA

2015 World Women’s Team Championship
April 18th-29th 2015 (Chengdu, China)
FINAL STANDINGS
Rank Team Gam. + = MP Pts.
1 GEORGIA 9 8 1 0 17 25
2 RUSSIA 9 6 3 0 15 25
3 CHINA 9 4 3 2 11 22
4 INDIA 9 4 2 3 10 22
5 UKRAINE 9 4 2 3 10 20
6 KAZAKHSTAN 9 2 5 2 9 17½
7 ARMENIA 9 2 3 4 7 16
8 POLAND 9 2 2 5 6 15½
9 UNITED STATES OF AMERICA 9 1 3 5 5 13
10 EGYPT 9 0 0 9 0 4
Official Site

Teams receive two points for a match win, one for a draw and zero for a loss

Medal Standings (Women)

GOLD-Georgia

SILVER-Russia

BRONZE-China

GEORGIA

2 Comments

  1. Good day Chessdrummers! just arrived at the Buffalo Public Library and got a chance to read IM Donaldson’s article on this event, is he sayin becuz the U.S. team were seeded 9th that they were happy coming in 4? Congratulations to the Chinese Team as well!!!

  2. Mornin Drummers! UM down here again thought i might get a lil action on this Donaldson article from so of the heads here. Maybe the U.S.C.F. will KNOW what he means by all this! Im Ultramodern so it doesnt translate too well with me , so ill call them today and ask! OH, ULTRATHANKS!!!

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