Grischuk triumphs for the third time as champion with Russia

Grischuk triumphs for the third time as champion with Russia

The team of Russia – Vladimir Kramnik, Alexander Grischuk, Sergey Karjakin, Ian Nepomniachtchi, and Nikita Vitiugov – is the World Team Chess Champion 2013. With 15 match points (7 wins, 1 draw, 1 loss), the team of Russia takes the gold medal. The other medals were divided on first tiebreak of game points, as China and Ukraine both finished with 14 match points (7 wins, 0 draws, 2 losses). Silver is for China with 23 match points, bronze is for Ukraine with 22 match points.

This is the fourth World Team Championship title for Russia. Besides the one in 2013, they have won the gold in 1997, 2005, and 2010. This is the first time Kramnik, Karjakin, and Nepomniachtchi are part of the winning team, for Vitiugov this is a second title, while it is the third title for Grischuk.

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Board medals were also awarded at the closing ceremony. Here is a photo report by press officer A. Karlovich. Scroll down for final standings by teams and boards.

 

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 Chief Arbiter Anastasia Sorokina presented the awards to successful players
on reserve board

1. Varuzhan Akobian 2. Yu Yangyi 3. Nikita Vitiugov
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 The member of Appeals Committee Mr. Petr Pisk presented the awards
to successful players on fourth board

1. Ian Nepomniachtchi 2. Xiangzhi Bu 3. Yuriy Kryvoruchko
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 On the third board
1. Daniel Fridman 2. Alexander Onischuk 3. Yue Wang

 

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 On the second board
1. Anton Korobov 2. Sergey Karjakin 3. Ding Liren
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The best players on first board received their awards
from TCF Vice President Mr. Askin Keles

1. Levon Aronian 2. Hikaru Nakamura 3. Vassily Ivanchuk
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 Ukrainian Team
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China
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 Russia
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 During the Russian National Anthem
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 Captains; Xu Yun, Yury Dokhoian ve Olexandr Sulypa

 

Final standings (teams)

Rank Team Gam. + = MP Pts. Res. SB.
1 Russia 9 7 1 1 15 23 0 126,50
2 China 9 7 0 2 14 22 0 114,00
3 Ukraine 9 7 0 2 14 21 0 119,00
4 United States of America 9 4 2 3 10 20½ 0 82,00
5 Armenia 9 4 2 3 10 20 0 79,50
6 Netherlands 9 4 1 4 9 17 0 69,75
7 Germany 9 4 0 5 8 17 0 59,50
8 Azerbaijan 9 3 1 5 7 18 0 48,50
9 Turkey 9 1 1 7 3 12 0 19,75
10 Egypt 9 0 0 9 0 0 0,00

 

Final standing (boards)

Board 1
Rank Name Rtg Team % Pts. Games ratP
1 GM Aronian Levon 2801 Armenia 75 6 8 2896
2 GM Nakamura Hikaru 2786 United States of America 64,3 7 2817
3 GM Ivanchuk Vassily 2731 Ukraine 62,5 5 8 2805
Board 2
Rank Name Rtg Team % Pts. Games ratP
1 GM Korobov Anton 2713 Ukraine 68,8 8 2801
2 GM Karjakin Sergey 2756 Russia 68,8 8 2785
3 GM Ding Liren 2711 China 62,5 5 8 2745
Board 3
Rank Name Rtg Team % Pts. Games ratP
1 GM Fridman Daniel 2600 Germany 64,3 7 2794
2 GM Onischuk Alexander 2672 United States of America 62,5 5 8 2738
3 GM Wang Yue 2725 China 58,3 6 2728
Board 4
Rank Name Rtg Team % Pts. Games ratP
1 GM Nepomniachtchi Ian 2721 Russia 78,6 7 2858
2 GM Bu Xiangzhi 2683 China 71,4 5 7 2844
3 GM Kryvoruchko Yuriy 2701 Ukraine 57,1 4 7 2675
Board 5
Rank Name Rtg Team % Pts. Games ratP
1 GM Akobian Varuzhan 2625 United States of America 66,7 4 6 2716
2 GM Yu Yangyi 2668 China 64,3 7 2691
3 GM Vitiugov Nikita 2741 Russia 58,3 6 2689

 

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