SIMPLECHESS

It's all Greek to me!

Ioannis Papaioannou has won two games so far in Bursa, against Morozevich (when Greece beat Russia 2.5-1.5 in round 2) and Akopian in Greece's 3-1 victory.
Definitely a big match player!

What a tournament for Greece! After the shock of beating Russia now they have managed to defeat Armenia and by the comfortable score of 3-1.

Here are the details.

Armenia 1-3 Greece

1Levon Aronian27810.5-0.5Vasilios Kotronias2599
2Vladimir Akopian26780-1Ioannis Papaioannou2625
3Gabriel Sargissian26800.5-0.5Hristos Banikas2608
4Tigran L Petrosian26270-1Stellos Halkias2566

The average ratings were Armenia 2692 and Greece 2600.

United States 3-1 Brazil

Nakamura continues his excellent tournament with another win.

Azerbaijan 2-2 Israel

A tight match with four draws, Mamedyarov and Sutovsky playing out an astonishing draw.

Mamedyarov, top scorer with 5.5/6
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Turkey 2-2 Egypt

Turkey are off the mark winning on boards three and four.

India 1.5-2.5 Russia

Three draws and a win by Vitiugov.

Russia and the USA are now neck-and-neck some way ahead of the chasing pack of four.

RankCountry+=-Match (Game) pts.
1=Russia501 10 (15.5)
1=USA501 10 (15.5)
3Azerbaijan312 7 (13.5)
4=Armenia312 7 (13)
4=Israel312 7 (13)
6India312 7 (12.5)
7Greece303 6 (13)
8Egypt114 3 (9)
9Brazil105 2 (9)
10Turkey015 1 (6)

Russia rating average (over top four) 2729

BoardTitleNameRatingWinsDrawsLossesPercentage
1GMAlexander Grischuk273622075
2GMDmitry Jakovenko273013062.5
3GMAlexander Morozevich273212240
4GMEvgeny Tomashevsky270511150
5GMVladimir Malakhov271622075
6GMNikita Vitiugov269231087.5

Match points 10

Game points 15.5

Azerbaijan rating average 2718

BoardTitleNameRatingWinsDrawsLossesPercentage
1GMVugar Gashimov275912333.3
2GMTeimour Radjabov273314060
3GMGadir Guseinov261401125
4GMShakhriyar Mamedyarov274151091.7
5GMRauf Mamedov264001216.7
6GMNidjat Mamedov261011075

Match points 7

Game points 13.5

Armenia rating average 2697

BoardTitleNameRatingWinsDrawsLossesPercentage
1GMLevon Aronian278123158.3
2GMVladimir Akopian267823158.3
3GMGabriel Sargissian268014060
4GMArman Pashikian264711150
5GMTigran L Petrosian262703137.5
6GMTigran Kotanjian2537

Match points 7

Game points 13

Israel rating average 2686

BoardTitleNameRatingWinsDrawsLossesPercentage
1GMBoris Gelfand276112240
2GMMichael Roiz265704050
3GMIlia Smirin266803137.5
4GMEmil Sutovsky265732080
5GMEvgeny Postny264812066.6
6GMMaxim Rodshtein262203050

Match points 7

Game points 13

Sutovsky, Israel's highest scorer
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USA rating average 2658

BoardTitleNameRatingWinsDrawsLossesPercentage
1GMHikaru Nakamura270841090
2GMAlexander Onischuk267042083.3
3GMYuri Shulman262402225
4GMVaruzhan Akobian262822160
5GMRobert L Hess257210150
6IMRay Robson257002050

Match points 10

Game points 15.5

India rating average 2641

BoardTitleNameRatingWinsDrawsLossesPercentage
1GMKrishnan Sasikiran265332166.6
2GMPentala Harikrishna267212240
3GMShekhar Ganguly Surya265414060
4GMGopal Geetha Narayanan258402133.3
5GMSubramanian Arun Prasad256712150
6IMBaskaran Adhiban251101050

Match points 7

Game points 12.5

Brazil rating average 2625

BoardTitleNameRatingWinsDrawsLossesPercentage
1GMGiovanni Vescovi266002416.7
2GMRafael Leitao262014060
3GMAlexandr Fier260105141.7
4GMGilberto Milos261804140
5GMAndre Diamant249701125
6GMDarcy Lima2481

Match points 2

Game points

Greece rating average 2601

BoardTitleNameRatingWinsDrawsLossesPercentage
1GMVasilios Kotronias259903230
2GMIoannis Papaioannou262522160
3GMHristos Banikas260824066.7
4GMStellos Halkias256621162.5
5GMDimitrios Mastrovasilis257111075
6GMAthanasios Mastrovasilis251001125

Match points 6

Game points 13

Banikas, unbeaten on board three
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Egypt rating average 2519

BoardTitleNameRatingWinsDrawsLossesPercentage
1GMAhmed Adly259132166.7
2GMBassem Amin254422250
3IMMohamed Ezat24710030
4IMKhaled Abdel Razik246802225
5IMImed Abdelnabbi244802133.3
6IMWalaa Sarwat23860020

Match points 3

Game points 9

Turkey rating average 2501

BoardTitleNameRatingWinsDrawsLossesPercentage
1GMKivanc Haznedanglu249801312.5
2IMMert Erdogdu251301410
3IMMustafa Yilmaz247801312.5
4IMEmre Can244220250
5IMBaris Esen251301312.5
6FMBurak Firat241312066.7

Match points 1

Game points 6

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