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Thursday, January 7, 2010

2010 World Team Chess Championship:round 3 results and standings, round 4 pairings

Here are the results of the third round of the 2010 World Team Chess Championship which was played today (Thursday, January 7,2010):



Round 3 on 2010/01/07 at 15:00


3.1
2
TURKIYE

½ - 3½
10
ARMENIA

1
IM
Erdogdu Mert
2513
½ : ½
GM
Aronian Levon
2781
2
IM
Yilmaz Mustafa
2478
0 : 1
GM
Akopian Vladimir
2678
3
IM
Can Emre
2442
0 : 1
GM
Sargissian Gabriel
2680
4
IM
Esen Baris
2513
0 : 1
GM
Pashikian Arman
2647
3.2
3
INDIA

2½ - 1½
1
AZERBAIJAN

1
GM
Sasikiran Krishnan
2653
1 : 0
GM
Gashimov Vugar
2759
2
GM
Harikrishna P
2672
½ : ½
GM
Radjabov Teimour
2733
3
GM
Ganguly Surya Shekhar
2654
1 : 0
GM
Guseinov Gadir
2614
4
GM
Geetha Narayanan Gopal
2584
0 : 1
GM
Mamedyarov Shakhriyar
2741
3.3
4
RUSSIA

3 - 1
9
UNITED STATES

1
GM
Grischuk Alexander
2736
½ : ½
GM
Nakamura Hikaru
2708
2
GM
Morozevich Alexander
2732
½ : ½
GM
Onischuk Alexander
2670
3
GM
Malakhov Vladimir
2716
1 : 0
GM
Shulman Yuri
2624
4
GM
Vitiugov Nikita
2692
1 : 0
GM
Akobian Varuzhan
2628
3.4
5
EGYPT

2½ - 1½
8
GREECE

1
GM
Adly Ahmed
2591
1 : 0
GM
Kotronias Vasilios
2599
2
GM
Amin Bassem
2544
1 : 0
GM
Papaioannou Ioannis
2625
3
IM
Abdel Razik Khaled
2468
½ : ½
GM
Banikas Hristos
2608
4
IM
Sarwat Walaa
2386
0 : 1
GM
Mastrovasilis Dimitrios
2571
3.5
6
ISRAEL

2½ - 1½
7
BRAZIL

1
GM
Gelfand Boris
2761
1 : 0
GM
Vescovi Giovanni
2660
2
GM
Sutovsky Emil
2657
½ : ½
GM
Leitao Rafael
2620
3
GM
Postny Evgeny
2648
½ : ½
GM
Fier Alexandr
2601
4
GM
Rodshtein Maxim
2622
½ : ½
GM
Milos Gilberto
2618




These results mean the following standings exist after 3 rounds of play:

Rank after round 3


Rank
Team
Gam.
+
=
-
MP
Pts.
1
ARMENIA
3
2
0
1
4

2
RUSSIA
3
2
0
1
4
7
3
ISRAEL
3
2
0
1
4
7
4
AZERBAIJAN
3
2
0
1
4
7
5
UNITED STATES
3
2
0
1
4
7
6
INDIA
3
2
0
1
4
6
7
GREECE
3
1
0
2
2

8
BRAZIL
3
1
0
2
2

9
EGYPT
3
1
0
2
2
5
10
TURKIYE
3
0
0
3
0



Here are the pairings for the fourth round of the Championship:

Round 4 on 2010/01/08 at 15:00


No.
SNo.
Team
Res.
Team
SNo.
1
10
ARMENIA
-
BRAZIL
7
2
8
GREECE
-
ISRAEL
6
3
9
UNITED STATES
-
EGYPT
5
4
1
AZERBAIJAN
-
RUSSIA
4
5
2
TURKIYE
-
INDIA
3

Source:http://wtcc2009.tsf.org.tr/

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