Women's World Team Champs Update
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After five completed rounds of the 2013 Women's World Team Championship in Kazakhstan, Russia are leading the competition, just ahead of Ukraine in second, and China in third place.
Standings After 5 Rounds
Some of the Russian Team at the opening ceremony (l to r): Valentina Gunina, coach Sergey Rublevsky, Olga Girya and Alexandra Kosteniuk
Round Three Results
|ROMANIA||2 - 2||INDIA|
|KAZAKHSTAN||1½ - 2½||UKRAINE|
|TURKEY||0 - 4||RUSSIA|
|CHINA||3½ - ½||USA|
|FRANCE||½ - 3½||GEORGIA|
Round Four Results
|INDIA||2 - 2||GEORGIA|
|USA||2 - 2||FRANCE|
|RUSSIA||2 - 2||CHINA|
|UKRAINE||2½ - 1½||TURKEY|
|ROMANIA||2 - 2||KAZAKHSTAN|
Round Five Results
|KAZAKHSTAN||1 - 3||INDIA|
|TURKEY||2 - 2||ROMANIA|
|CHINA||1 - 3||UKRAINE|
|FRANCE||½ - 3½||RUSSIA|
|GEORGIA||3½ - ½||USA|
Valentina Gunina won a spectacular game on top board for Russia versus China
Alexandra Kosteniuk also won her fourth round game, but the match was drawn 2-2
Women's world champion Anna Ushenina won her game as Ukraine defeated China 3-1 in round 5
Natalia Zhukova (left) won the lastest of several long games, playing on board 4 for Ukraine
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.