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USA Upset Russia At The Women's World Team Champs

  • SonofPearl
  • on 2013.03.10. 11:37.

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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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  • 14 hónap ezelőtt

    mastermind15937

    Zatonskih and Krush are actually Ukrainians

  • 14 hónap ezelőtt

    miry

    The Ukraine is the best. And it is very funny about USA team with girls with Slavic(Ukraine, Russian, Belorassia, and etc) names :). It seems like USSR against USSR.

  • 14 hónap ezelőtt

    MattStokes

    Anna Ushenina looks like a smart version of Penny from the Big Bang Theory.  Also, I notice the better looking the player, the more bored they look. 

  • 14 hónap ezelőtt

    Jimmykay

    to Quad6GHz and others

     

    1) Americans come with ALL sorts of names, including Norwegian ones.

    2) Not ONE of the four U.S. players were born in Russia.

  • 14 hónap ezelőtt

    SonofPearl

    @ GoodGoodChess In this competition, the tie-break score (TB in the table) is a mathematical calculation (Sonneborn-Berger in this case, I think) which is used to decide who wins if teams have the same match points (2 points for winning a match, 1 for a draw, 0 for a loss) and board points (the scores of all the players on the team each round added up).

    Other competitions (not here) might actually have a real playoff as a tie-break to decide a winner when scores are equal, where more chess games are played after the main event is finsished, usually at a faster time control.

  • 14 hónap ezelőtt

    Konstantyn

    Ukraine will win the competition. It is the strongest team there in Kazachstan.

  • 14 hónap ezelőtt

    GoodGoodChess

    What is a TieBreak Mean? Also When does it happen? What does it do? 

    Can anyone answer...

  • 14 hónap ezelőtt

    ssvsr99

    Good games.

  • 14 hónap ezelőtt

    drumdaddy

    Natalia's Rxg3 was delicious!

  • 14 hónap ezelőtt

    chuckchess

    The comments about the surprise seeing Russian names evidence a naivite about the benefits of open immigration.  Google and Chess depend on "foreign" citizens and residents.  Shout not USA, USA, but rather USA et.al.

  • 14 hónap ezelőtt

    WGM Natalia_Pogonina

    It happens.

  • 14 hónap ezelőtt

    kiokusanagy

    Call me crazy but going by the names of these women I would think this was a contest between two russian teams.

  • 14 hónap ezelőtt

    Estragon

    Nice games by Krush & Ni!

    It is a nice result to beat the powerful Russian team, while our friend Natalia still gets a win.

  • 14 hónap ezelőtt

    mastermind15937

    in fact, all letters "g" (г) in russian are pronounced "g", and in Ukrainian "h"

  • 14 hónap ezelőtt

    _valentin_

    Some but not all letters "g" in the Russian language (and I assume in Ukrainian, too -- as closely related) are pronounced "h", so that's why Katerina Lahno's name is sometimes spelled Lagno and sometimes Lahno, depending on who you ask and what they think the pronunciation/spelling correspondence is.

  • 14 hónap ezelőtt

    pulpfriction

    Come on Team India!  Come on Nisha Mohota you got to win the next game.  Pull up your socks. 

  • 14 hónap ezelőtt

    SameOldFears

    How come the American players have Russian names o_0

  • 14 hónap ezelőtt

    rorschach1985

    Good job Krush and team!! II feel bad for the Russians and wih them well in the final rouns, but go USA!!!

  • 14 hónap ezelőtt

    dzindzifan

    As much as I do love the Chess Queen, as a member of her court, Irina Krush ... you Rock!!! Nice job, great win!  USA USA USA!  

  • 14 hónap ezelőtt

    SonofPearl

    @ lbtr74aao - I think Lagno/Lahno are different transliterations of her name. FIDE now lists her as Lagno, which I assume was her choice.

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