Chess News

Ukraine holds Russia at the start of the Women Team Chess Championship

China takes the lead

world women chess

Ukraine

Ukraine brought the first surprise at the start of the Women Team World Chess Championship. They managed to hold to a draw the team of Russia, after last minute inclusion IM Inna Gaponenko defeated IM Kovalevskaya. Earlier victory by Nadezhda Kosintseva against Zhukova, and draws in Ushenina – Tatiana Kosintseva and Zdebska – Romanko left the match point split.

The medalist from the ETCC 2007, Poland, brought down the hopes for the first places of the team of USA. Early victory by IM Rajlich against IM Krush gave Poland the lead, and after securing draws on the other boards they emerged among the leaders.

Georgia seem to be in a jet lag, as they barely clinched victory against the 300 ELO points lower team of Vietnam. The match started with a loss of IM Khukhashvili against WFM Hoang Thi Nhu Y, and the top rated Georgian GM Dzagnidze was held to a draw by WGM Hoang Thi Bao Tram. It was IM Javakhishvili and IM Lomineishvili who had to apply full concentration to win the 2 points with black, that gave the minimal victory to Georgia.

Poland and Georgia are sharing secing position right after China A, who took the temporary first position after defeating their fellow compatriots from China B with 3:1 score. WIM Zhang Xiaowen proved again she is a top talent of China by holding GM Zhao Xue.

world women chess

India with a difficult match

In the last encounter of the day, India and Armenia put up a very interesting fight. India took the early lead with WGM Karavade defeating WGM Galojan. However, Armenia turned around the match after IM Mkrtchian and WGM Aginian won their games against IM Schadev and WGM Mary Ann Gomes respectively. It was IM Harika Dronavalli who saved the day for India by defeating IM Danielian on board 1.

Here are the full results of the day. Games can be followed daily at the official site.

Poland – USA 2½:1½

IM Rajlich Iweta 2465 – IM Krush Irina 2458 1 – 0
WGM Zawadzka Jolanta 2414 – IM Zatonskykh Anna 2462 ½ – ½
IM Dworakowska Joanna 2345 – IM Goletiani Rusudan 2391 ½ – ½
WGM Majdan Joanna 2361 – WFM Abrahamian Tatev 2275 ½ – ½

Vietnam – Georgia 1½:2½

WGM Hoang Thi Bao Tram 2265 – GM Dzagnidze Nana 2535 ½ – ½
WIM Pham Le Thao Nguyen 2301 – IM Javakhishvili Lela 2472 0 – 1
WFM Hoang Thi Nhu Y 2114 – IM Khukhashvili Sopiko 2451 1 – 0
WFM Pham Bich Ngoc 2145 – IM Lomineishvili Maia 2378 0 – 1

China Two – China One 1 : 3

WIM Zhang Xiaowen 2391 – GM Zhao Xue 2542 ½ – ½
IM Wang Yu A 2380 – WGM Shen Yang 2453 0 – 1
WFM Ding Yixin 2321 – Ju Wenjun 2443 ½ – ½
Wang Xiaohui 2223 – WGM Huang Qian 2424 0 – 1

Ukraine – Russia 2 : 2

IM Ushenina Anna 2448 – IM Kosintseva Tatiana 2536 ½ – ½
WGM Zhukova Nataliya 2457 – IM Kosintseva Nadezhda 2493 0 – 1
IM Gaponenko Inna 2438 – IM Kovalevskaya Ekaterina 2436 1 – 0
WGM Zdebska Natalia 2410 – IM Romanko Marina 2453 ½ – ½

India – Armenia 2 : 2

IM Dronavalli Harika 2474 – IM Danielian Elina 2489 1 – 0
IM Sachdev Tania 2405 – IM Mkrtchian Lilit 2468 0 – 1
WGM Karavade Eesha 2391 – WGM Galojan Lilit 2326 1 – 0
WGM Mary Ann Gomes 2396 – WGM Aginian Nelli 2307 0 – 1

Chessdom is dedicated to professional and independent coverage of chess news and events from all over the globe! Join us for live chess games, interviews, video and photo reports, and social media reactions. Follow the development of the strongest chess software, which affects all chess today, via the Top Chess Engine Championship with its 24/7 live broadcast with chat.

Copyright © 2007-2021 Chessdom.com

To Top