SIMPLECHESS

Aronian leads the Armenians to top spot

Levon Aronian
The Armenian team had a particularly good opening day with their 3½-½ thrashing of Israel. The champions Russia, and the high-ranking Ukrainians also opened their account with victories. The Franco-Egyptian Samy Shoker's win over Alexander Areshchenko was the individual exploit of the day.

Here are the round 1 results:

Match/board Title   USA Rating vs. Title   Russia Rating 1-3
1.1 GM Kamsky Gata 2741 - GM Karjakin Sergey 2788 ½-½
1.2 GM Onischuk Alexander 2675 - GM Nepomniachtchi Ian 2711 0-1
1.3 GM Shulman Yuri 2617 - GM Svidler Peter 2739 ½-½
1.4 GM Hess Robert 2609 - GM Vitiugov Nikita 2733 0-1
      Armenia   -     Israel   3½-½
2.1 GM Aronian Levon 2805 - GM Sutovsky Emil 2700 1-0
2.2 GM Movsesian Sergei 2700 - GM Roiz Michael 2669 ½-½
2.3 GM Akopian Vladimir 2667 - GM Postny Evgeny 2618 1-0
2.4 GM Sargissian Gabriel 2663 - GM Nabaty Tamir 2584 1-0
      Egypt   -     Ukraine   1½-2½
3.1 GM Adly Ahmed 2631 - GM Ivanchuk Vassily 2768 0-1
3.2 GM Amin Bassem 2609 - GM Efimenko Zahar 2706 ½-½
3.3 GM El Gindy Essam 2510 - GM Moiseenko Alexander 2715 0-1
3.4 IM Shoker Samy 2475 - GM Areshchenko Alexander 2682 1-0
      China   -     Azerbaijan   2-2
4.1 GM Wang Hao 2718 - GM Radjabov Teimur 2744 ½-½
4.2 GM Wang Yue 2709 - GM Gashimov Vugar 2760 1-0
4.3 GM Li Chao B 2669 - GM Mamedov Rauf 2679 ½-½
4.4 GM Yu Yangyi 2672 - GM Mamedyarov Shakhriyar 2765 0-1
      India   -     Hungary   2-2
5.1 GM Harikrishna Pentala 2669 - GM Leko Peter 2717 ½-½
5.2 GM Sasikiran Krishnan 2681 - GM Almasi Zoltan 2726 1-0
5.3 GM Ganguly Surya Shekhar 2627 - GM Polgar Judit 2699 0-1
5.4 GM Gopal G.N.  2576  - GM Balogh Csaba  2643  ½-½ 
Rank Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10  TB1   TB2   TB3
1 Armenia  *                  2 3.5 0
2 Russia    *              3   2 3.0 0
3 Ukraine      *              2 2.5 0
4-7 China        *      2       1 2.0 1
4-7 India          *  2         1 2.0 1
4-7 Hungary         2  *          1 2.0 1
4-7 Azerbaijan       2      *        1 2.0 1
8 Egypt              *      0 1.5 0
9 USA   1              *    0 1.0 0
10 Israel ½                  *  0 0.5 0

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