Report օf the Eighth Round


The World Team Chess Championship is coming to its end in Tsaghkadzor. In the 8th round one of the leaders of the tournament, the team of Ukraine, slipped losing the game to the team of the USA with the score 1.5 : 2.5. Shankland defeated Ivanchuk and provided the Americans with victory. Another leader of the tournament, the team of China, taking advantage of the Ukrainians' misprint took victory over the team of Cuba with the score 1 : 3. The team of Russia took victory over the Egyptians with the large score 0.5 : 3.5. The team of Armenia took victory over the Indian team. Hrant Melkumyan playing over the 4th board gave victory to the team.

The match Israel - Hungary ended in peace with the score 2 : 2.
Before the last round the team of China with scored 13 points is solely leading the tournament table. Ukraine has 11 points, Armenia has 9 points. The other teams have lower points. In the last round will meet China - India, USA - Cuba, Hungary - Ukraine, Russia - Israel and Armenia - Egypt.

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