Xinhua News Agency, Jerusalem, November 25 (Reporter Lu Yingxu and Wang Zhuolun) The Chinese team defeated the Uzbekistan team in the final of the 2022 FIDE Men's World Team Championship in Jerusalem on the 25th and won the championship. This is the third time the Chinese team has won the championship after 2015 and 2017.
On November 25th, Chinese team players took a group photo at the awards ceremony. Xinhua News Agency/Kini Photo Agency
In the final, there were two rounds of contests according to the competition system. In the first round, Platinum Stone defeated Shamshidin Vohidov, and the other three rounds were tied; in the second round, Li Di defeated Ortik Nigmatov, and the other three rounds were tied. The game ended in a draw again. In the end, the Chinese team won both rounds 2.5:1.5 and won the championship.
Spain won the bronze medal over India.
The Chinese Chess Team sent five players, Wen Yang, Xu Xiangyu, Bai Jinshi, Lu Shanglei and Li Di. Among them, the super master Wen Yang served as the team leader and team member, and the other four young players participated in the competition for the first time. In the group stage, they had four wins and one draw, and they advanced as the first in the group. They eliminated Poland in the quarter-finals and Spain in the semi-finals.
Wen Yang told Xinhua News Agency that the Chinese chess players participating this time are very young. This is the first time for them to participate in such a high-level competition, and it was "unexpected in their dreams" to win the championship. However, it is not surprising to achieve such a result, because the chess players trained very hard before the game.
Xu Xiangyu said that the chess players participating this time are the top players in the Olympiad and the champions of all continents. Before the game, the Chinese team was not favored, and the total points ranking was not high, but such a good result depends on a good team Cooperation, "each of us is trying our best to play every move and every battle well."
FIDE Director-General Sutovsky said at the awards ceremony that the Chinese team's appearance in the international arena is "amazing", "their level is still maintained so well".
(Editors in charge: Yan Meng, Xu Xiangli)
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