Armenia and the United States drew 2:2 in round four of the World Team Championship in Beer Sheva–Israel–putting Armenia in third place with 9.5 points. Russia beat Olympiad champion Ukraine 2.5:1.5 to maintain a slim lead with 10.5 points. The Chinese Men’s team beat host Israel 2.5:1.5 to trail a half point behind. The Chinese Women’s team held Georgia to a 2:2 draw
Team standings after four rounds are Russia–China (Men)–Armenia–Israel–USA–Georgia–Ukraine–Cuba–China (Women).