The 5th round was a day of big score defeats
The central encounter between leading China and Olympic champions from Russia turned up as a huge disappointment for the latter – China won 4-0! The Chinese team remains ahead of the field with 10 match points.
Runner up India crushed Vietnam 4-0 to occupy the second rank just one match point below the leader.
Georgia celebrated a victory over Greece 3-1, Ukraine scored 4-0 against RSA and Armenia left only half a point on the Turkish side of a score sheet with 3,5-0,5 win.
After 5 rounds China is in the lead with 10 points, India stays second with 9. Georgia has 7 points; Russia – 6; Ukraine – 5; Armenia, Vietnam, Turkey - 4; Greece – 1; RSA - 0.
There is a free day on the 23rd of December and the tournament will continue on the 24th with 4 rounds to go.
You can find the pictures of round 5 in the Photo Gallery.