Chess World Cup: Azerbaijan takes 2nd place

In Jerusalem, the team of the World Chess World Championship with the participation of 12 teams, including Azerbaijan.


Today, our team, which defeated yesterday, the national teams of Uzbekistan and the USA, played with India and Poland. Azerbaijani chess players lost 1.5: 2.5 to the Indians. Shahriyar Mammadyarov yielded to Santosh Gudzhrati with white figures. The remaining three parties ended in a draw.

In the 4th round, Azerbaijan tied with Poland – 2: 2. This time, Teimur Rajbov had already lost. Black he lost to Radoslav Voitskayu. Vugar Asadley defeated Igor Yanik on the fourth board, and Rauf Mammadov and Aydin Suleimanla tied.

Before the final 5th round of the group tournament, the Azerbaijani team with 5 points takes 2nd place, second only to Uzbekistan (6 points). Israel and India have 4 points each, Poland has 3 points, the United States has 2.

Tomorrow in the last round, Azerbaijan will play with Israel, Uzbekistan – with Poland, the USA – with India.

The draw guarantees our team to go to the quarterfinals, and the defeat under certain circumstances may omit Shakhriyar Mammadyarov and KO to the 5th position and leave the playoffs overboard.

In group “A” after 4 rounds, China confidently leads, who won all four matches. 5 points for France and Ukraine, 4 points with Spain, 2 for the Netherlands, but South Africa has no points.

Recall, according to the regulations of the World Cup, time control – 45 minutes plus 10 seconds for each move made. According to the results of the group stage, the four best teams will go to the quarterfinals.