Today the qualificatin round finished. Total score is following,
1 Japan1 19points
2 Estonia1 19points
3 China 19points
4 C-Taipei 18.5points
-------------------------- so far will go to upper class.
5 Japan2 14.5points
6 Russia 12.5points
7 Estonia2 5.5points
8 UA & AZ 4points
7round was the critical round.Japan2 lost all games and Russia also got 1 point.
Both team was not successful.
On the other hand, top 4 is interesting. Nakamura lost against Taimla. Japan2 has got only 2 points. Nakamura was not so bad situation, but his playing was not aggressive but passive from the middle of the game. He might be afraid young Taimla because he lost last year.
The RIF regulation says that the score of each other in the same group will bring to the final. So now Japan is advantages to get 7 points from 12. China has 6, others have 5.5 points before the final RR.
I hope Japan would be a winner, however, lost of wonderful games will be shown.
Don't miss it!