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Round 3- Russian Draws With Armenian And Still On The Top
Wednesday, 20 July 2011

  "Yinzhou Cup" 2011 World Team Chess Championship continues to battle round 3 on July19. In a dramatic showdown, the two-time Olympic championship winner Armenian team 2-2 draws with defending champion Russia Team. China team 1.5-2.5 lost to the Israeli team. The U.S.A team takes a great triumph over Egypt team with 3.5-0.5. Hungary team 2.5-1.5 beat Azerbaijan, while Ukraine beat the Indian team with 2.5-1.5.
   Taking Armenia team seriously, defending champion Russian team sent out all major line-up, and soon broad 2 and broad 3 players Alexander Grischuk and Ian Nepomniachtchi drawed the game. As 4th broader, Peter Svidler grasped the chance when his opponent in time panic and made a unbelivable mistake, to broke the balance position and took down one critical point. The extremely heavy pressure fell on "Armenia's silver bullet", top player Levon Aronian. But he successfully kept one-pawn advantage from opening to the ending, tortured Russian superstar Sergey Karyakin for five hours and won the game ultimately, helping Armenia team avoid taste of defeat.
   The last round game winner, Chinese team teenager Ding Liren lost this round to Israel player Tamir Nabaty. Two players starts as French defense, Tamir Nabaty played questionable move16.c4?! and let Ding Liren seize the opportunity to sloven black's problem with Ba6!. But then young Chinese soldier judged the position with some seriously wrong thought, to make 31...Rc8? lost control over the line, and this time Tamir Nabaty didn't let the chance pass away again. Seeing the inevitable defeat, Ding Liren congratulated his opponent by shaking hand, and that valuable victory helped Israel Team finally beat the China team with 2.5 - 1.5.

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