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World Cities Team Chess Championship



21 -28 December , 2012 ,
Al -Ain, UAE
24 World city teams
The teams are made up of 4 players plus 1 reserve and 1 captain
Teams shall be divided into groups of 4 teams each. Each preliminary group shall play a single round robin.
The top two from each group advance to the Round-of-16 together with four of the best 3rd teams and shall be paired as follows

Hoogeveen (NED) are World Cities Team Champion

Hoogeveen players:

Board 1: GM Giri, Anish (2720)
Board 2: GM Sokolov, Ivan (2667)
Board 3: GM Tiviakov, Sergey (2663)
Board 4: GM Smeets, Jan (2614)


Final

Hoogeveen - Tashkent: 2.5 - 1.5


1/2 final

Tashkent - Hoogeveen: 1 - 3
Novi Sad - Baku: 0.5 - 3.5

1/4 final

Hoogeveen - Saratov : 2 - 2
Tashkent - Athens: 3 - 1
Baku - Wu Xi : 3 - 1
Novi Sad - Lund : 2.5 -1.5

1/8 final

Athens - London: 3 - 1
Tashkent - Astana : 2.5 -1.5
Dhaka - Saratov : 0.5 - 3.5
Chicago - Hogeveen : 1 - 3
Baku - Paris: 2.5 -1.5
Lyiv - Wu Xi: 2 - 2
Riga - Lund : 2 - 2
Novi Sad - Ptuj: 2 - 2




Standings of the Preliminaries after day 2
Group AGroup BGroup C
1- Lund (SWE) : 5
2- London (ENG) : 4
3- Dhaka (BAN) : 3
4- Al Ain (UAE) : 0
1-Saratov (RUS) : 6
2-Tashkent (UZB) : 3
3-Ptuj (SLO) : 2
4-Chennai (IND) : 1
1-Lviv (UKR) : 4
2-Riga (LIT) : 4
3-Athens (GRE) : 4
4-Canberra (AUS) : 0
Group DGroup EGroup F
1-Astana (KAZ) :5
2-Baku (AZE) : 5
3-Istanbul (TUR) : 2
4-Timisoara (ROM) : 0
1-Paris (FRA) : 6
2-Chicago (USA) : 4
3-Tehran (IRI) : 2
4-Kampala (UGA) : 0
1-Hoogeveen (NED) : 5
2-Novi Sad (SRB) : 4
3-Wu Xi (CHN) : 2
4-Cairo (EGY) : 1















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