International News Today - July 27, 2011

In the World Team Championsaip, Armenia secured the gold medal yesterday with a 2-2 tie with Ukraine. apparently the games were close in 3 with Armenia having an advantage in the 4th when the whole "deal" was made. China passed Ukraine for silver by winning their match from Hungary. Top individual performance was put in by Wang Yue (CHN).

After 7 rounds in Biel, Carlesn is still hot, but Morozevich remains only 3 points behind (13 to 10). Carlsen has white today against Moorozevich, in what could be the biggest game ot the tournament.

In Dortmund, the second half starts today with Kramnik showing a blistering pace in the first half with score of 4.5/5, Second is Le Quang Liem (VIE) with 3.

-FM