USA upsets China!
A much lower rated USA team surprised China in round 2, delivering the defending champions their first loss at the 2019 World Team Championship in Astana. Congratulations!
The other match results were more or less normal. Kudos to England for narrowly defeating Azerbaijan, a team of the same strength. India drew with Iran, another team of more or less the same level.
Adhiban does it again!
The Indian team could only draw with Iran, but the game of the day no doubt was played by Adhiban, crushing Maghsoodloo in 31 moves.
Although the first part of the game raises more questions than answers, the Iranian grandmaster’s imprecisions in defence allowed the Indian to show , once more, his remarkable tactical skills. Enjoy!
gm Adhiban – gm Maghsoodloo
Astana 6.3.2019 (1-0)