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Friday, September 11, 2009

CHINA is 2 times women's world team champion!

The women's world chess championship 2009 came to its end. After a very exciting last round, where China could only achieve a draw against the outsider of the tournament, the team of Vietnam. Russia, after winning 3-1 against China-2, caught up China by match points. Ukraine after a very dramatic match by some miracle also managed to win their match against Armenia 2,5 to 1,5 and also caught up China by match points.

So 3 teams shared first place by match points - China, Russia and Ukraine, both with 12 match points. But individual team points are decisive. So China took gold with 21,5 points. Russia won silver medals with 21 points and Ukraine took bronze medals with 20,5 points. The full table of results can be found here.

The best player of the championship according to points and to the percentage was Russia's Valentina Gunina (on the photo below) with 6,5 points out of 8 (81,3%).

The best player of the championship according to perfomance was Russia's Nadezhda Kosintseva (on the photo below) with a perfomance of 2608!

Congratulations to the teams and all the players for a very interesting and hard-fought championship!

Posted by: Alexandra Kosteniuk
Women's World Chess Champion

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  • At September 11, 2009 at 4:18 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    It seems Gunina who did 6.5 out of 8 actually achieved 6.5 out of 7 since she forfeited her first game by arriving late. That's all the more impressive.


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