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Round 6 : Russia is Back!

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The top seeds took the leading spot back from Armenia after sweeping them off by a 4-0 win. India won against Philippines narrowly with 2.5-1.5 while Turkey-A went down to Azerbaijan with a crucial 3-1 loss. Russia is leading the field with 17.5 points while Philippines and India are sharing 2-3.places. Georgia, Armenia and England are sharing 4-6.places with 15.5 points.

Full-report below.


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Russia completed its comeback after its early second-round loss to India by sweeping off Armenia who had been leading for some rounds. Shimanov sacrificed a piece to gain a long term initiative which paid off after Ter-Sahakyan erred. In the game between Bodnaruk and Vardanian, the queen seems to be trapped but after 22.Qe8 Re8 23.Re8 Ka7 24.Bb3 it is exactly the other way and black is lost. On the fourth board Iljuishenok outplayed Tamazyan in the ending to complete the 4-0 victory.








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India gained a narrow but important 2.5-1.5 victory against Philippines thanks to the wins of Sethuraman and Shyam on the second and third boards and Wesley So's win against Adhiban was not sufficient.




Azerbaijan won a 3-1 victory against Turkey-A sinking the dreams of the home country to gain the first team medal in Under 16 Olmypiad. Yılmaz won a pawn against one of the two grandmasters in the event, Safarli but lost in the later stages of the games despite keeping his winning position. White decided to take dangerous pawn in Durarbeyli-Fırat game which seemed to work after black did squeeze a major advantage from the position. Yılmazyerli blundered in an equal endgame against Mammadov and then lost while the only full score of the Turkish team was on fourth board scored by Oğulcan Kanmazalp with a nice piece sacrifice on g4.

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Georgia won comfortably against Switzerland with 3.5-0.5, the only draw conceded on the second board by Janiashvili against Rosenthal.

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England sweeped off Turkey-C with 4-0 to join the top places while Slovakia was another team to sweep off Turkey-B.

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Turkey-Mersin won narrowly with 2.5-1.5 against Syria while Turkey Girls-A drew with Sri Lanka.

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Switzerland-B


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Greece-Bosnia Herzegovina

Greece won 2.5-1.5 against Bosnia Herzegovina while Switzerland-B defeated İSEM with the same score. South Africa-A won against their compatriots, South Africa-B with 3-1 while Australia won 3-1 against Albania. On the final board Turkey-Girls-B won 2.5 1.5 against Kenya.

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Albania-Australia

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Kenya-Turkey Girls-B


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IM Alexander Shimanov, the first board of Russia



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Pascua Haridas from Philippines

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Adnan Khlefa from Syria

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Esat Bağlan (ISEM)

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Nico Georgiadis (Switzerland-B)

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Callum Kilpatrick (England)

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IM Sethuraman from India

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IM Sundar Shyam again hailing from India




 
 Turkish Chess Federation 2008