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Round 2- Russian still running hot
Monday, 18 July 2011

"Yinzhou Cup" 2011 World Team Chess championship today continues round 2 in Ningbo New Century Grand Hotel,China. The defending champion Russia team holds another 3-1 win over Hungary team , taking consective triumphs. China team 2.5-1.5 win over Ukraine, Azerbaijan 3-1 wins India team, Israel team 3-1 win over Eygpt team, and the U.S.team 2-2 draws with Armenia Team.

Russian superstar Sergey Karjakin2788 comes across prestigious gentleman player Peter Leko2717 in round 2 competition.Wearing brown casual dress, Karjakin moves very fast, while Peter Leko in blue suit and thinking the game very hard .Two players start game as Ruy Lopez, Karjakin makes 28.g4!? to close all road, and eventually lead the game to draw.

Compared with Karjakin, Ian Nepomniachtchi plays more aggressive towards "alien girl" Judit Polgar. Maybe keeping the heart to give his opponent a blow, Ian completed each step then can not wait to leave the seat and check his teammates situation. At move 32, Polgar run into time panic,has only 40 seconds on clock to finish eight moves while Ian is attacking furiously. Manage to get through 40 moves, the situation is already crack down for black. Watching Russian star Alexander Grischuck wining another game, Judit Polgar reluctantly return to her seat and signed to surrender.

China team met with Olympic champion Ukraine today, and top seed player Wang Hao had some tough time toward "uncrowned king" Ivanchuk. Two players in the Sicilian Defense battle , Ivanchuk took very considerable advantage of the situation but failed to hold, and Wang Hao gradually regained the equal position.Grandmaster Li Chao also in tough position but successfully defended to draw, while teenager Ding Liren broke the standoff and won his game at 4th broad, helping Chinese team eventually beat strong Ukraine with 2.5-1.5.

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