Armenia Upsets Ukraine

Armenia upset Olympiad champion Ukraine 2.5-1.5 after 3 rounds of the World Team Championship in Beer Sheva–Israel. Russia beat Georgia 2.5 to 1.5 to maintain solo lead with 8 points. Armenia trails in second with 7.5 points in a tie with China (Men) who beat Cuba 3.5-0.5.

Levon Aronian of Armenia beat Vassily Ivanchuk of Ukraine on top board for their respective teams. Aronian won the Rook for Knight exchange on the 15th move. He forced a Queen swap on the 40th move and won the Rook vs. Bishop ending on the 55th move.

Standings after 3 Rounds are Russia; China (Men); Armenia; Israel; Cuba; USA; Ukraine; Georgia; China (Women).


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