Russian team takes gold at FIDE World Championships in Astana

The Russian men’s team have won the World Team Championship for the first time since 2013.

The Russian men’s team defeated India in the final round (2.5-1.5). Alexander Grischuk vanquished his opponent while all other games were drawn. The Russians became world champions in the men’s team competitions on Wednesday with a round to spare having scored 16 points on the aggregate. England came in second (13) and China took the bronze (12).