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USA Upset Russia At The Women's World Team Champs

  • SonofPearl
  • on 3/10/13, 11:37 AM.

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The US team scored the upset of the day in round 7 of the Women's World Team Championships, beating Russia by a score of 2½-1½.

That unexpected result drops Russia to third in the standings, allowing China to move up to second place thanks to their 3-1 win against hosts Kazakhstan.

Ukraine cemented their position at the top thanks to a 3-1 win against Georgia, and now look odds-odd to take the title with just two rounds to go.  However, Ukraine face the US tomorrow and Russia in the final round, so they still have work to do.

The standings after 7 (of 9) rounds

# Team MP BP TB
1 UKRAINE 13 20 82.8
2 CHINA 11 19 67.8
3 RUSSIA 10 19½ 56.0
4 INDIA 9 15 46.8
5 GEORGIA 8 16 44.8
6 USA 7 12 44.8
7 ROMANIA 5 11½ 31.0
8 KAZAKHSTAN 4 11½ 20.3
9 FRANCE 2 7 11.8
10 TURKEY 1 5.8

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Valentina Gunina (left) drew with Anna Zatonskih on top board for Russia v USA

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Irina Krush beat a former world champion on board 2 (photo from earlier round)

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Natalia Pogonina's victory for Russia on board 3 was in vain...

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...due to the board 4 upset victory by Viktorija Ni of the US (right) against Olga Girya

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Women's World Champion Anna Ushenina continued her excellent form, beating Bela Khotenashvili of Georgia

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Mariya Muzychuk (right) also won her game, and Ukraine defeated Georgia 3-1

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The complete results in round 7

TURKEY 1½ - 2½ INDIA
Ozturk Kubra 2252 1 - 0 Mohota Nisha 2325
Cemhan Kardelen 2025 ½ - ½ Padmini Rout 2316
Sop Selen 2028 0 - 1 Gomes Mary Ann 2387
Kaya Emel 1995 0 - 1 Swaminathan Soumya 2283
CHINA 3 - 1 KAZAKHSTAN
Ju Wenjun 2505 ½ - ½ Nakhbayeva Guliskhan 2344
Huang Qian 2476 ½ - ½ Dauletova Gulmira 2265
Tan Zhongyi 2471 1 - 0 Saduakassova Dinara 2353
Guo Qi 2435 1 - 0 Abdumalik Zansaya 2187
FRANCE 2 - 2 ROMANIA
Millet Sophie 2401 ½ - ½ Foisor Cristina Adela 2401
Maisuradze Nino 2330 ½ - ½ Bulmaga Irina 2354
Collas Silvia 2282 ½ - ½ Cosma Elena Luminita 2336
Benmesbah Natacha 2266 ½ - ½ Voicu-Jagodzinsky Carmen 2281
GEORGIA 1 - 3 UKRAINE
Dzagnidze Nana 2554 ½ - ½ Lagno Kateryna 2547
Khotenashvili Bela 2499 0 - 1 Ushenina Anna 2477
Khurtsidze Nino 2437 0 - 1 Muzychuk Mariya 2479
Melia Salome 2419 ½ - ½ Zhukova Natalia 2471
USA 2½ - 1½ RUSSIA
Zatonskih Anna 2474 ½ - ½ Gunina Valentina 2505
Krush Irina 2448 1 - 0 Kosteniuk Alexandra 2495
Foisor Sabina 2323 0 - 1 Pogonina Natalija 2475
Ni Viktorija 2263 1 - 0 Girya Olga 2440

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More games and information can be found at the official website.

The competition features 10 national teams, with 4 players plus a reserve for each team. The format is a single round-robin from 2-12 March at a time control of 40 moves in 90 minutes, then 30 minutes to finish with a 30 second increment from the start of the game.  Games start at 15:00 local time (GMT+6) and live coverage is available at the official website.

Photos by Anastasia Karlovich at the  official website.  Games via TWIC.

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  • 21 months ago

    SonofPearl

    @ NightHawk0085 lol - thanks, corrected.

  • 21 months ago

    NightHawk0085

    "Irina Krush beat former a former"... Speaking formally here, that's one too many formers :) 

  • 21 months ago

    chesslaic

    She just has no competition, too good especially for board 2. Great performance so far - 5.5/6 and very close to 2500. Go Anna, take another world title and prove your doubters and haters wrong!

  • 21 months ago

    Lawdoginator

    Anna Ushenina looks pissed off. 

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