Uzbekistan and China proceed to carry out exceptionally, knocking out Ukraine and Poland. Spain defeated the powerhouse Azerbaijan crew. India pulled forward of France in a riveting blitz playoff.
The semifinals start on Thursday, November 24, beginning at 5 a.m. PT / 14:00 CET.
China defeated Poland with key victories by GM Lu Shanglei and GM Bai Jinshi in spherical one. Bai gained vs. GM Mateusz Bartel with a artful counterattack. Can you discover it?
The Uzbekistan crew is once more placing on a sensational efficiency, proving that the gold medal on the Olympiad was not a fluke.
India gained the primary spherical, however France struck again within the subsequent to ship the match right into a blitz playoff. GMs Nihal Sarin and Srinath Narayanan each got here by way of with victories to clinch the match for India. With simply seconds on the clock in a pointy place, Nihal―some of the resourceful blitz gamers there may be―labored his magic to show a good place right into a victory.
Narayanan confirmed exceptional foresight to simplify right into a successful pawn-down king and pawn ending.
Regardless of Azerbaijan’s sturdy end within the earlier stage, Spain knocked out them out in an in depth match, drawing the primary spherical and successful the second by one level. GMs Miguel Santos and David Anton helped their crew edge forward with victories over GM Rauf Mamedov and GM Teimour Radjabov. Anton gained his win by turning a good two bishop and rook ending right into a tactical skirmish.
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The FIDE World Crew 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 complete recreation plus a 10-second increment beginning on transfer one.