The Women’s World Chess Team Championship will take place from 2nd-12th March at the Duma Hotel in Astana, Kazakhstan.
Astana will gather around 50 best chess players from ten countries: China, Russia, Ukraine, USA, India, France, Turkey, Georgia, Romania and Kazakhstan.
Every team consists of five players and the team-winner will be determined in a round-robin event after 9 games. Time control is 90 minutes per 40 moves and thirty minutes until the end of the game plus 30 seconds increment per move.
The opening ceremony of the 2013 Women Team Chess Championship took place at the Duman Hotel. In a traditional opening ceremony, the audience enjoyed dances, welcome messages by officials, and the drawing of lots.
Games will be live on Chessdom.com starting daily at 10:00 CET.