China wins Women’s World Team Championship;
USA defeats Egyptian team to finish in 7th place
The Chinese women’s team dominated this year’s World Team Championship by winning on Thursday, March 14, the 10-team round-robin event in Astana, Kazakhstan. The Chinese won all nine matches, with Russia, scoring 6 match wins, 2 draws and 1 loss, ending up in 2nd place. The U.S. women’s team finished in 7th place, with a 2.5-1.5 win over Egypt in the final round. Drawing on board 1 was WGM Katerina Nemcova, losing on board 2 was WIM Carissa Yip, winning on board 3 was WGM Sabina-Fransceca Foisor and on board 4 WCM Rochelle Wu. Carissa’s loss was to 21-year-old WGM Shrook Wafa (FIDE-rated 2166), a former Women’s African chess champion.
Great news report, George, even though it wasn’t the happiest news for the American women’s chess team. Virtually every woman player that Carissa competed was titled and noted in her home country. What an experience this was for Carissa Yip!!!
Thanks for the concise reports on all 9 rounds! I’m so, so, so glad that someone did it.
China wins Women’s World Team Championship; USA defeats Egyptian team to finish in 7th place
Source: Boylston Chess Club Weblog