Saturday, September 25, 2010

Russia crushes the US, Judit saves Hungary again

In a key matchup in round 4, the U.S. fought valiantly but at the end, they were no match for the powerful Russia super A team. Kramnik failed to convert a "near winning" position against Nakamura and the game ended in a draw. However, the super solid Kamsky and Onischuk were not able to equalize. This gives Russia A a 3-1 match win against the U.S.

1. W Kramnik, Vladimir ½-½ Nakamura, Hikaru
2. B Grischuk, Alexander 1-0 Kamsky, Gata
3. W Karjakin, Sergey 1-0 Onischuk, Alexander
4. B Malakhov, Vladimir ½-½ Shulman, Yuri

Another key matchup was Hungary vs. China. Leko, Almasi, and Berkes drew Wang Yue, Wang Hao, and Li Chao. The lone decisive game was Judit's win over Bu to give Hungary a 2.5 - 1.5 match win against the powerful Chinese team

1. W Leko, Peter ½-½ Wang, Yue
2. B Almasi, Zoltan ½-½ Wang, Hao
3. W Polgar, Judit 1-0 Bu, Xiangzhi
4. B Berkes, Ferenc ½-½ Li, Chao B

Vietname continues its incredible streak by crushing Estonia 3.5 - 0.5! Russia B team also crushed India 3-1. Armenia got by Russia C by a 2.5 - 1.5 score.

The other big news is Georgia beating Norway 3-1 with Jobava beating Carlsen on board 1. More updates soon when full results come in!
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