Gold team: strong Ukrainian women in the chess world there is no one


For four months fully occupied Ukrainian chess Olympus. In December 2012 Anna Ushenina became world champion in the individual standings, and in March 2013th, along with four female partners in the national team — the winner of the World Team Championship. In Astana, the team ended the world chess championship. The tournament, from which the Ukrainian sports community was waiting for a little something, and that has riveted the attention only in the last days of the meeting, was the success of our national team. The team, which last twice won third place and bronze medals at the world championship, and in previous similar tournament two years ago, and all remained below the winners, proved that it should be to everyone. Yes there be, it is almost impossible to beat! 

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  • Chess. World Cup. Women. Semifinal matches

In the capital of Kazakhstan, Astana finished IV Team Championship Women's Chess Championship, which was attended by chess players from ten countries — Ukraine, Russia, Kazakhstan, Romania, France, USA, Georgia, Turkey, China and India.

The winner of this World Cup was the team of Ukraine in the final round tied with Russian women (2-2) and scored the final 16 points. The second event took place on the Chinese team (15 points), third — team Russia (13).

Ukrainian team at the World Team Championship in Kazakhstan were World champion Anna Ushenina, Katerina Lagno, Maria Muzichuk, Inna Yanovska-Gaponenko and Natalia Zhukova.

In Astana, our girls have not suffered a single defeat, beating teams with India (3:1), Kazakhstan (2.5-1.5), Turkey (2.5-1.5), China (3-1) France (4-0), Georgia (3-1) and the USA (2.5-1.5), and tied with teams from Romania (2-2) and Russia (2-2).

It should be noted that the present was the first victory for our team at the World Team Championships Women's Chess Championship. Earlier, Ukrainian twice took third place at the I and II World Championships. The winner of the previous three tournaments became the Chinese team.

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