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Sunday, December 25, 2011

China leads women's world team chess championship after round 6

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Hello everyone,

The Chinese are leading the women's world chess championship after Round 6 with a sterling performance. They beat Greece in the sixth round. It is commendable that Greek players made two draws with white (and from the position of strength): Marina Makropoulou against Ju Wenjun on the second board and Ekaterini Pavlidou vs. Tan Zhongyi on the fourth.

The Chinese are now 3 match points ahead of India who lost to Russia in a tough encounter.Humpy Koneru – Nadezhda Kosintseva and Harika Dronovalli – Tatiana Kosintseva ended in draws. However, Russia clinched the match on the lower boards: Valentina Gunina won against Tania Sachdev and Natalia Pogonina against Soumya Swaminathan. Russia celebrated 3-1 victory to join Georgia on the third rank.

Team standings after 6 rounds: China – 12; India – 9; Georgia, Russia – 8; Ukraine, Armenia, Vietnam – 6; Turkey – 4; Greece – 1; RSA – 0.

You can find more great photos and information at the Turkish Chess federation's WWTC official website.

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