FIDE World Team Championship Underway
No Surprises in Round 1
From today until the 14th in Astana (Kazakhistan) is taking place the World Team Championships. Ten teams play an all-play-all competition to determine the strongest team.
The past two competitions (2015 and 2017) saw China win. This year China is also the big favourite. (There is also a parallel women’s competition; Georgia won in 2015 and Russia in 2017)
Adhiban plays great game in round 1
gm Adhiban – gm Grandelius
Rd.1 5.3.2019 (1-0)
A brilliant finish! Of course, the opening is nothing special for White, but Adhiban’s middlegame play was creative, forceful and of the very highest level.