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Monday, December 26, 2011

Women world team chess championship R7: China leads with two rounds to go

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Hello everyone,

The Chinese team has shown some bulldozer chess going through to the seventh round with a comfortable lead in the women's world team chess championship currently on in Mardin, Turkey. China defeated Georgia in the 7th round and lead with perfect match-point score. Ju Wenjun won against Lela Javakhishvili on the second board and Zhao Xue won against Bela Khotenashvili on the third.

Greece put up a strong resistance against India. Yelena Dembo drew with Humpy Koneru and so did boards 3 and 4 but Harika beat Marina Makropoulou to help them win. Russia won against Turkey 3-1 but second board from Turkey Kubra Ozturk earned her necessary rating points to become a Grandmaster by winning against Tatiana Kosintseva. Ukraine beat Armenia 2.5-1.5 while Vietnam beat South Africa. 

Standings after round 7: China – 14; India – 11; Russia – 10; Ukraine, Vietnam, Georgia – 8; Armenia – 6; Turkey – 4; Greece – 1; RSA – 0.

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