The 2013 FIDE World Chess Team Championship kicked off yesterday in the Turkish seaside town of Antalya.
In 1st round action, Armenia played to a 2-2 draw with Russia.
This year's championship is a single round robin among ten teams - Armenia, Russia, USA, Germany, Turkey, Azerbaijan, China, Ukraine, Holland, and Egypt.
In other first round play, Germany beat Egypt 2.5-1.5. Azerbaijan beat Turkey, China beat Holland, and Ukraine beat the USA, by the same score,
Today’s matches are Egypt-Armenia, USA-Russia, China-Ukraine, Azerbaijan-Holland, and Germany-Turkey.
The championship ends on December 6.