China completed in first place in pool A of the World Group Championship with an undefeated 9 factors. There was a three-way tie for second between France, Spain, and Ukraine, all of which qualify for the knockout stage.
Uzbekistan topped pool B, outscoring Azerbaijan by tiebreaks. India and Poland completed in third and fourth to attain the ultimate qualification spots.
The quarterfinals start on Wednesday, November 23, beginning at 5 a.m. PT / 14:00 CET.
China’s board 5, GM Li Di, has proved to be their secret weapon, scoring 4.5 out of 5 rounds―the best particular person rating of any participant in both pool. He attained their solely victory of the spherical vs. GM Maxime Lagarde, gaining better exercise in a double rook ending and organising a mating internet.
This win secured the crew draw, sustaining China’s undefeated rating. Their board 4, GM Bai Jinshi, has additionally achieved one of many highest scores of the occasion to date with 4 factors―exhibiting how crew matches are sometimes received as a consequence of dependable decrease boards.
On the opposite aspect of China vs. France, GM Jules Moussard defeated GM Xu Xiangyu with impressed endgame play. Can you discover his profitable thought?
GM Shakhriyar Mamedyarov received a captivating sport vs. GM Maxim Rodshtein to assist Azerbaijan’s crew victory.
Though the Netherlands missed out on qualifying for the knockout, our Recreation of the Day is GM Jorden Van Foreest’s board one victory vs. GM Vasyl Ivanchuk.
This extraordinary sport could also be remembered as an unfinished murals or one of many nice comebacks in chess, relying on who writes it and who reads it.
Pool A Spherical 5 Standings
Pool B Spherical 5 Standings
The FIDE World Group Championship takes place November 19-26, 2022, in Jerusalem, Israel. The format is a round-robin for groups with 5 rounds, adopted by a knockout with the highest eight finishers. The time management is 45 minutes for the whole sport plus a 10-second increment beginning on transfer one.