SIMPLECHESS

Another big surprise in Bursa!

India are playing without Anand, but nevertheless beat the (recently at least) all-conquering Azerbaijani team.
With the US losing to Russia all ten teams have already lost at least one match from their first three.

The third round results were as follows:

India 2.5-1.5 Azerbaijan

(Average ratings: IND 2641 AZE 2712) Sasikiran 1-0 Gashimov

Harikrishna 0.5-0.5 Radjabov

Ganguly 1-0 Guseinov

Geetha 0-1 Mamedyarov

Turkey 0.5-3.5 Armenia

Russia 3-1 USA

Israel 2.5-1.5 Brazil

Egypt 2.5-1.5 Greece

A great result for the Egyptians. Maybe the Greeks did too much celebrating last night?

A curiosity is that nine matches have ended 2.5-1.5, but as yet there are none that have been drawn 2-2.

Only one player has 3/3, Mamedyarov of Azerbaijan.

Standings after three rounds:

RankingCountryWinsDrawsLossesMatch pointsGame points
1Armenia20147.5
2=Azerbaijan20147
2=Israel20147
2=Russia20147
2=USA20147
6India20146
7=Greece10225.5
7=Brazil10225.5
9Egypt10225
10Turkey00302.5

Obviously the leader board is close at the moment, with Armenia just getting their nose ahead of the pack largely due to their third round demolition of the hosts.

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