Baku, September 4, AZERTAC
In the second round of the Baku Chess Olympiad the top rated teams continued scoring high victories.
Russia, Azerbaijan, Poland and India were crushing against Turkmenistan, FYROM, UAE and Costa Rica respectively.
USA dropped half a point to Scotland, as McNab held Shankland, and Belgian hope Nicola Capone drew the Chinese superstar Wei Yi.
Indonesia snatched 1,5 points against England, while Zambia took the same number of points from Moldova and Faroe Islands made two draws against the favoured Bulgaria.
Iran and Georgia, Slovakia and Greece, Mongolia and Finland tied their matches.
World champion Magnus Carlsen entered the competition helping his Norway to score a narrow victory against Bangladesh.
Azerbaijan 2 crushed the solid team of Lithuania 3,5-0,5, but Azerbaijan 3 lost by the same score to the experienced Belarus.
In the Women section China and Russia were convincing against Montenegro and Ecuador respectively.
Philippines stunned Georgia, one of the main contenders for the gold medal. WIMs Fronda and Secopito were victorious and WIM Frayna held a draw on the top board.
India defeated Brazil 3-1, but WIM Terao shocked the Grand Prix winner Harika Dronavalli.
USA signed a narrow 2,5-1,5 win against Norway, the same result that Azerbaijan achieved against Mexico. Same score yet again as Azerbaijan 2 beat the higher rated Mongolia.
Azerbaijan 3 narrowly lost to Turkey 1,5-2,5.