Russia has won the World Team Chess Championship 2013 with a solid performance. Here is a game from the last round that nearly gave Russia the jitters towards the end, but all credit to Vladimir Kramnik to keep pushing for a win and Mohamed Ezat of Egypt to keep the score down to a draw. An exciting big fight, worth-a-watch chess game. Read a full report, on Chess Blog, about Russia winning the World Team Chess Championship 2013 in Antalya, Turkey this week.


Kramnik, Vladimir – Ezat, Mohamed

Result: 1/2-1/2
Site: ANTALYA
Date: 2013.12.05
[…] 1.♘f3 ♘f6 2.g3 d5 3.♗g2 e6 4.O-O ♗e7 5.c4 O-O 6.b3 c5 7.♗b2 ♘c6 8.e3 b6 9.♘c3 ♗b7 10.cxd5 ♘xd5 11.♘xd5 ♕xd5 12.d4 ♖ad8 13.♘e5 ♕xg2+ 14.♔xg2 ♘xe5+ 15.f3 cxd4 16.exd4 ♘c6 17.♖c1 ♖d7 18.a3 ♖fd8 19.♕e2 ♗f6 20.b4 e5 21.d5 ♖xd5 22.♖fd1 ♘d4 23.♗xd4 exd4 24.♖c7 ♗c8 25.♖xa7 d3 26.♕e4 ♗e6 27.a4 d2 28.♕e2 ♖d4 29.♕e3 h6 30.a5 bxa5 31.bxa5 ♖d3 32.♕e2 ♗b3 33.♖a8 ♗xd1 34.♕xd3 ♖xa8 35.♕xd2 ♖d8 36.♕e3 ♗a4 37.a6 ♗c6 38.a7 ♗a8 39.♕f4 ♗g5 40.♕b8 g6 41.♕e5 ♖f8 42.h4 ♗d8 43.h5 gxh5 44.♕xh5 ♗g5 45.♔h3 ♔g7 46.f4 ♗f6 47.♕g4+ ♔h8 48.♕f5 ♔g7 49.g4 ♖d8 50.♔g3 ♖e8 51.♕c5 ♖d8 52.♕b5 ♖c8 53.g5 hxg5 54.fxg5 ♗a1 55.g6 ♗f6 56.gxf7 ♖c3+ 57.♔g4 ♔xf7 58.♕d7+ ♔f8 59.♔h5 ♖c6 60.♕d2 ♔e7 61.♕b4+ ♔d7 62.♕b5 ♗e7 63.♕d5+ ♗d6 64.♕g8 ♖c8 65.♕f7+ ♔c6 66.♕c4+ ♔b7 67.♕b5+ ♔c7 68.♕a5+ ♔c6 69.♕a6+ ♔d7 70.♔g5 ♗c6 71.♕b6 ♖f8 72.♔g6 ♖a8 73.♔f6 ♖f8+ 74.♔g7 ♖c8 75.♔f6 ♖e8 76.♔f7 ♗d5+ 77.♔g6 ♖e6+ 78.♔f5 ♖e5+ 79.♔f6 ♖e6+ 80.♔f5 ♗e4+ 81.♔g4 ♖g6+ 82.♔h5 ♖g8 83.♕b5+ ♔e6 84.♕e2 ♔f5 85.♕f2+ ♔e6 86.♕e3 ♔f5 87.♕h3+ ♔f6 88.♕h4+ ♔f5 89.♕h3+ ♔f6 90.♕h4+ ♔e5