After 5 rounds, the top seed Russian team has emerged as the sole leader.

In the key Round 4 matches, top seed Russia outplayed 4th seed China (1) 3-1; 2nd seed India won against 5th seed Australia (1) with the same score while 3rd seed Hungary was held to a draw by 6th seed USA (2).

In Round 5, 7th seed Turkey held the Indians to a draw while the Russians edged the Americans 2.5-1.5.

Standing for the anthems of China & FIDE at the Opening Ceremony

FIDE General Secretary Ignatius Leong delivering FIDE’s speech

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