In Khanty-Mansiysk ended the team world chess championship. Israel failed to win the right to play in this tournament.
Champions were teams of China (men’s championship) and Russia (women).
In the last round, the Chinese defeated the poles 2,5:1,5 and become Champions regardless of the results of the competition. The Russians won a remarkable victory over the Americans, 4:0, but failed to overtake the leader.
For the first time in 78 years the men’s team of Poland won a team medal — became the bronze medalist of the championship (the last time the team was on the podium at the Olympics in 1939).
It should be noted that according to experts, many teams due to the bad graphics of the competition was made by FIDE in Khanty-Mansiysk is not the strongest squads.
Final results. China 16, Russia 15, Poland 12, India 11, Turkey 10, Ukraine, Belarus, US — 8, Norway 2, Egypt 0.
In the women’s tournament, the Russian team was the strongest of all. In the second place the national team of China. The third — the team of Georgia, on additional indicators bypassed the teams from India and Ukraine.
Final standings. Russia 16 points, 13 China, Georgia, India, Ukraine — 12, Poland 9, USA 6, Vietnam, Azerbaijan — 5, Egypt 0.
Interesting analysis of the tournament in his Facebook was made by the President of the Association of chess professionals and one of the strongest grandmasters of Israel’s Emil Sutovsky.