The central encounter of the fifth round of the Women World Team Chess Championship between the leading China and Olympic champions from Russia turned to be a huge disappointment for the latter as China won with the crushing 4-0!
The Chinese team remains ahead of the field with 10 match points.
Runner up India walked past Vietnam with a perfect 4-0 to occupy the second rank just one match point behind the leader.
Georgia celebrated a victory over Greece 3-1, Ukraine scored 4-0 against RSA and Armenia left only half a point on the Turkish side of a score sheet with a 3,5-0,5 win.
After 5 rounds China is in the lead with 10 points, India stays second with 9. Georgia has 7 points; Russia – 6; Ukraine – 5; Armenia, Vietnam, Turkey – 4; Greece – 1; RSA – 0.
There is a free day on the 23rd of December and the tournament will continue on Saturday with four rounds to go.
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Report and photos courtesy of the Turkish Chess federation. WWTC official website.
23rd December / Free Day Program
09:30 Departure from the hotel
10:00 Souvenir Photo in front of the Historical Governor’s Building
10:00-10:30 Sabancı Museum
10:30-11:00 Traditional Tunnels (Abbara) & Melik Mahmut Mosque
11:30-12:00 Kasımiye Madrasah
12:30-13:30 Lunch at the hotel
13:30 Departure from the hotel
14:00-15:00 Dara (Mesopotamia)
15:30-16:00 Deyrulzafaran Monastery
16:30 Return back to the hotel