18.08.2004 Our chess players were defeated by Chinese!
The match between the teams of Russia and China, which took place in Moscow, resulted the day before yesterday in the defeat of the host team with the score 34,5 : 37,5.
Though on man's chess boards Russians were stronger than their opponents (20,5 : 15,5) and juniors had a draw (9:9), Celestial chess players won skunked our girls (5:13).
The best result in the match had young Russian chess player J.Nepomnjashciy (5 of 6). Chinawoman Zhao Xue scored 4,5. Our townsman K.Sakaev had an ordinary result having scored 50 % of points, Malisheva had a poor result (1 of 6).

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