Standing – Rank – Country – Points
China tied against Russia. Tatiania Kosintseva, Russia’s most talented young female player according to Kasparov continues to carry Russia with the only team win. This opened the door for Ukraine to move into 1st with a crushing 2.5-.5 win over the US. Georgia crushed Hungary 2.5-.5 to move into 3rd place. Bulgaria and Armenia crushed Vietnam and Germany 2.5-.5 to move into contention for medals. The US dropped all the way to 7th.
Standings after 9 rounds (overall)
Armenia continued its winning way by defeating a very tough Ukraine. Russia continued to fall further back by losing to France (now in 3rd place). China shocked Georgia 4-0 to move into clear 2nd and just 1 point behind Armenia. The US is now 3 full points behind be tying the Czech Republic. Armenia is now the clear favorite to capture the Gold medal.