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World Chess Team Championship opening ceremony was held in Yinzhou
Sunday, 17 July 2011

"Yinzhou Cup" 2011 World Chess Team Championship opening ceremony was held in New Century Grand Hotel Ningbo.

The FIDE President Kirsan Ilyumzhinov, seven The FIDE Vice President and other dignitaries attended the opening ceremony tonight. In addition to the host Chinese team, Russia (winner 2009), Ukraine (Olympiad 2010), Israel (Olympiad 2010), Hungary (Olympiad 2010), Azerbaijan (Europe qualifier), India (Asia qualifier), USA (America's qualifier), Egypt (African qualifier) and Armenia (FIDE President's nomination) also participated in the tournament

U.S. player, Indian player and the Chinese players Wang Yue sing at the opening ceremony. Their performance was greeted by applause. The FIDE President Kirsan Ilyumzhinov gave high evaluation of 2800 rating points to Indian chess player Gopal G.N. for his beautiful song. Followed the draw is fantastic that Representatives of each team set their number by selected a fan. Ivanchuk Vassily from Ukraine waved his fan gracefully after his drawing, which attracted guests laugh.
Round 1 on 2011/07/17 at 15:00
No. SNo. Team Res. Team SNo.
1. 1 USA - Russia 10
2. 2 Armenia - Israel 9
3. 3 Egypt - Ukraine 8
4. 4 China - Azerbaijan 7
5. 5 India - Hungary 6

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