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Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Astana Chess: Ukraine, China, Russia - Top Three at Women's World Team Chess Championship 2013

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Hi everyone, 

Photo: Anastasiya Karlovich (Click on photo to access official tournament website of the Astana Women's World Team Chess Championship 2013)

Congratulations to the Ukraine team (Kateryna Lahno, Anna Ushenina, Mariya Muzychuk, Natalia Zhukova and Inna Gaponenko) for winning the gold at the Astana Women's World Team Chess Championship 2013 with a very steady performance. The premier chess event for women concluded in Kazakhstan with the final round played today.

China and Russia were right behind Ukraine and picked up the silver and bronze respectively. The final round witnessed Ukraine drawing their match with Russia and securing the silver. After six rounds, Ukraine had climbed to the top of the table and maintained that lead right till the end. China outplayed India with 2,5-1,5 score in the final round to secure the silver medal. Ju Wenjun defeated Eesha Karavade while other games finished in draws. Georgia won a tough match to beat Kazakhstan in the last round, but could only make it to the fourth place in the standings. 

Here are the final team standings and board standings. Stay tuned for some great photos from the closing ceremony and a personal post by the 12th Women's World Chess Champion Alexandra Kosteniuk on her personal blog www.chessqueen.com. Chess Queen™ Kosteniuk did well to pick up the bronze medal (and precious rating points) on Board 2 with a rating performance of 2502. Also for Russia, IM Valentina Gunina won the bronze medal on Board 1 and WGM Olga Girya obtained the gold medal on Board 5. Also read a nice report on Russia's performance in Lenta.ru (Google translate link so don't worry if you don't know Russian.) Access the official website of the Women's World Team Chess Championship 2013 at this Fide link.

Final Standings



Team
Match Pt
Game Pt
1
UKRAINE
16
24½
2
CHINA
15
25½
3
RUSSIA
13
24
4
GEORGIA
12
21½
5
INDIA
9
18
6
USA
8
15½
7
KAZAKHSTAN
6
15½
8
ROMANIA
6
14½
9
FRANCE
4
12
10
TURKEY
1
9



Board standings


Board 1


Name Rtg Team % Pts. G RatP
1 WGM Ju Wenjun 2505 CHN 77,8 7 9 2651
2 GM Lahno Kateryna 2547 UKR 68,8 8 2579
3 IM Gunina Valentina 2505 RUS 62,5 5 8 2547
4 WGM N Guliskhan 2344 KAZ 61,1 9 2537
5 GM Dzagnidze Nana 2554 GEO 56,3 8 2466
6 IM K Eesha Sanjay 2387 IND 43,8 8 2423
7 IM Millet Sophie 2401 FRA 35,7 7 2327
8 IM Zatonskih Anna 2474 USA 31,3 8 2300
9 IM Foisor C Adela 2401 ROM 28,6 2 7 2290
10 WGM Yildiz B Cemre 2341 TUR 18,8 8 2200
Board 2


Name Rtg Team % Pts. G RatP
1 IM Krush Irina 2448 USA 77,8 7 9 2607
2 GM Ushenina Anna 2477 UKR 75 6 8 2588
3 GM Kosteniuk Alexandra 2495 RUS 64,3 7 2502
4 WGM Bulmaga Irina 2354 ROM 62,5 5 8 2481
5 IM Khotenashvili Bela 2499 GEO 56,3 8 2429
6 WGM Ozturk Kubra 2252 TUR 55,6 5 9 2447
7 WGM Huang Qian 2476 CHN 50 7 2393
8 WIM Dauletova Gulmira 2265 KAZ 42,9 3 7 2355
9 WGM Maisuradze Nino 2330 FRA 18,8 8 2144
Board 3


Name Rtg Team % Pts. G RatP
1 WGM Tan Zhongyi 2471 CHN 77,8 7 9 2570
2 IM Muzychuk Mariya 2479 UKR 68,8 8 2503
3 IM JavaKhishvilli Lela 2464 GEO 64,3 7 2444
4 WGM Pogonina Natalija 2475 RUS 64,3 7 2444
5 WGM Padmini Rout 2316 IND 41,7 6 2328
6 WGM C Elena Luminita 2336 ROM 35,7 7 2286
7 WGM Saduakassova Dinara 2353 KAZ 35,7 7 2226
8 WGM Safranska Anda 2328 FRA 25 6 2221
9 WGM Abrahamyan Tatev 2300 USA 25 6 2141
10 WCM Cemhan Kardelen 2025 TUR 18,8 8 2124
Board 4


Name Rtg Team % Pts. G RatP
1 GM Zhukova Natalia 2471 UKR 75 6 8 2500
2 WGM Guo Qi 2435 CHN 75 6 8 2499
3 WGM Gomes Mary Ann 2387 IND 72,2 9 2508
4 IM Galliamova Alisa 2459 RUS 58,3 6 2414
5 IM Khurtsidze Nino 2437 GEO 57,1 4 7 2323
6 IM Collas Silvia 2282 FRA 50 7 2359
7 WGM Foisor Sabina 2323 USA 28,6 2 7 2219
8 WGM Lami Alina 2353 ROM 28,6 2 7 2182
9 WIM Davletbayeva Madina 2272 KAZ 21,4 7 2102
10 WFM Sop Selen 2028 TUR 8,3 ½ 6 1976
Board 5


Name Rtg Team % Pts. G RatP
1 WGM Girya Olga 2440 RUS 81,3 8 2522
2 IM Melia Salome 2419 GEO 66,7 4 6 2484
3 WGM Swaminathan S 2283 IND 62,5 5 8 2400
4 WIM Abdumalik Zansaya 2187 KAZ 50 3 6 2383
5 WGM Voicu-Jagodzinsky 2281 ROM 42,9 3 7 2238
6 WIM Ni Viktorija 2263 USA 41,7 6 2256
7 WIM Benmesbah Natacha 2266 FRA 37,5 3 8 2239
8 WCM Kaya Emel 1995 TUR 10 ½ 5 1973



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2 Comments:

  • At March 12, 2013 at 11:53 AM , Anonymous Amrit Puri, Knights Chess Club, New Delhi said...

    Congratulations - Good event. Somehow I always feel women's chess is no less exciting than men's these days. :)

     
  • At March 12, 2013 at 12:12 PM , Anonymous Alexis Cochran, NZ said...

    Surely that was a super warm-up for the Candidates beginning Friday. My congrats to Ukraine China Russia.

     

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