Gold medal goes to Ukraine. Russia secures bronze. China wins but remains second. In the ninth round of WWTC Ukraine made a draw in the match against Russia – all the games finished peacefully. After six rounds Ukrainian team climbed up on the top of the table and confidently kept leading till the end. China outplayed India with 2,5-1,5 score. Ju Wenjun defeated Eesha Karavade while other games finished in a draw. Pictures from the closing ceremony.
In the eighth round of the championship all the leaders confidently won their matches and kept the same ranks in the table. The World Champion Anna Ushenina lost the first game in the tournament against Irina Krush but Ukraine still was stronger in the match against the USA. Nataliya Zhukova and Katerina Lahno defeated their opponents and Maria Muzychuk made a draw to secure the team’s victory.
Ukraine remains on top followed by Chinese. Ukrainian team shows very stable play and won the fourth match in a row. Today Ukrainian girls outplayed Georgian team with 3:1 score. The World Champion Anna Ushenina defeated Bela Khotenashvili to gain the 5th victory in the championship. After two draws on the other boards the fate of the match depended on the game Khurtsidze-Muzychuk. In a sharp position Georgian player made a crucial mistake and let Maria Muzychuk to win the game and bring the victory to her team.
After six rounds Ukraine became the sole leader in the World Women’s Team Championship. Today women proved they play uncompromised chess once again and only 6 out of 20 games finished in a draw. Ukrainian girls, lead by GM Mikhail Brodsky, also showed great fighting spirit and crushed France with 4:0 score.