World Team Championship: Russia Struggling

After two rounds of the 2013 World Chess Team Championship in Antalya, Turkey, a perfect bell curve of results have unfolded. Three sqauds – Germany, Azerbaijan and Ukraine – have won both of their matches, while an equal number of teams – Turkey, Netherlands and Egypt – are all 0/2.

The four remaining teams are all on the scoreboard. Armenia has a win and draw, the United States and China both have a win and a loss, and the biggest surprise – top-seeded Russia has only 0.5/2.