27 September 2018
Russian Women's Team Defeats Israel in Round 4 of World Chess Olympiad in Batumi
Russian men lose to Poland.
Photo by Vladimir Barsky
On October 27, the fourth round of the 43rd World Chess Olympiad was played in Batumi.
In the open event, the Russian national team lost to Poland 1.5-2.5. Ian Nepomniachtchi won, Sergey Karjakin made a draw, while Vladimir Kramnik and Dmitry Jakovenko lost.
Azerbaijan, Poland, China, the USA, Armenia, Czech Republic, and Ukraine are leading with 8 match points. Russia is two points behind.
The Russian women's team won the match against Israel 3-1. Valentina Gunina and Olga Girya won, while Alexandra Kosteniuk and Natalija Pogonina drew their games.
China, the USA, Ukraine, Mongolia, Armenia, and Georgia 1 have scored 8 match points. Russia is trailing by 2 points.
In round 5, the Russian men's team will play with Peru, while the Russian women's team's opponent will be Germany.
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