By Edward Winter
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We may expect an exciting race for the Gold between China and Russia. Report by Alon Greenfeld Copyright (c) 2005 Israeli Chess Federation. Created By Makor Tikshoret INC. 5; Russia follows suit vs. Armenia; Georgia turns the tables and wins 3:1 against Cuba; USA disposes of China women. In the beginning it could have been argued that they defeated the weakest teams. Afterwards one could claim that Israel, their first strong victim, is out of form. But now there is no other explanation but their sheer strength.
On the third board Ni Hua sacrificed a pawn and seized the initiative. The position was unclear but Mchedlishvili played inaccurately and got into trouble. Qf3! Black's main weakness is d7 and the best way to attack it is by swapping queens. Ke2 Nb2 34. Nxe6! Rxh7 and Black resigned. He is losing the whole house. NewsId=50 (2 of 11)11/11/05 19:58:49 WCC Israel 2005 News Gagunashvili (Georgia) – Zhang Zhong (China) White has a decisive advantage on the queenside so Black must attack his opponent's king without delay.
He is losing the whole house. NewsId=50 (2 of 11)11/11/05 19:58:49 WCC Israel 2005 News Gagunashvili (Georgia) – Zhang Zhong (China) White has a decisive advantage on the queenside so Black must attack his opponent's king without delay. 34…e4! The immediate 34…Nxh3? would have been refuted by 35. Qe1! Ne6 etc. fxe4 Nxg2) Nxh3! 36. Kh1 Qf4! Kg1 Qg3+ 49. Kh1 49…Qc3! The easiest win: the rook has no refuge. Rb1 Qd3 51. Kg1 Qd4+, White resigned. Despite their great results the Chinese are still far away from winning the championship.
A Chessplaying Statesman by Edward Winter