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🏆 World Team Chess Championship (Women) (2019)

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Anna Muzychuk, Mariya Muzychuk, Alexandra Kosteniuk, Kateryna Alexandrovna Lagno, Valentina Gunina, Tingjie Lei, Bela Khotenashvili, Tan Zhongyi, Elina Danielian, Nino Batsiashvili, Hoang Thanh Trang, Aleksandra Goryachkina, Olga Girya, Lilit Mkrtchian, Anna Ushenina, Lela Javakhishvili, Huang Qian, Dinara Saduakassova, Zhansaya Abdumalik, Shen Yang, Salome Melia, Inna Gaponenko, Padmini Rout, Ding Yixin, Tania Sachdev, Eesha Karavade, Bibisara Assaubayeva, Meri Arabidze, Soumya Swaminathan, Sabina-Francesca Foisor, Nataliya Buksa, Ticia Gara, Anita Gara, Katerina Nemcova, Guliskhan Nakhbayeva, Tatev Abrahamyan, Carissa Shiwen Yip, Kulkarni Bhakti, Anna M Sargsyan, Gulmira Dauletova, Julianna Terbe, Bianka Havanecz, Maria Gevorgyan, Siranush Ghukasyan, Shahenda Wafa, Shrook Wafa, Rochelle Wu, Ayah Moaataz, Eman Elansary, Tasneem Ehab Chess Event Description
World Team Chess Championship (Women) (2019)

The FIDE Women's World Team Championship 2019 took place from 5 to 14 March in Astana, Kazakhstan in the Astana International Campus (AIC), which is part of the Astana International Financial Centre. The Women's World Team Championship is a biennial round-robin tournament reserved for ten teams, which were selected through various paths. (1) Matches took place on 4 boards, with 2 match points for a win and 1 for a draw. Players received 90 minutes for 40 moves, followed by 30 minutes to the end of the game, with a 30-second increment starting from move one. No draw offers allowed until after move 30.

China won with 18 match points (MP), ahead of Russia and Georgia. (2)

Official website: Chessbase: TWIC:

01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 MP Pts 1 China * 2˝ 2˝ 3˝ 2˝ 2˝ 3 2˝ 3˝ 4 18 26˝ 2 Russia 1˝ * 2 2 3 3˝ 2˝ ˝ 4 4 14 26 3 Georgia 1˝ 2 * 2 3˝ 2 3˝ 2 3 3˝ 12 23 4 Ukraine ˝ 2 2 * 2 2˝ 2 2˝ 3 4 12 20˝ 5 Kazakhstan 1˝ 1 ˝ 2 * 2 2˝ 3 2˝ 3˝ 10 18˝ 6 India 1˝ ˝ 2 1˝ 2 * 4 2˝ 2 4 9 20 7 USA 1 1˝ ˝ 2 1˝ 0 * 3 3 2˝ 7 15 8 Armenia 1˝ ˝ 2 1˝ 1 1˝ 1 * 2 4 4 15 9 Hungary ˝ 0 1 1 1˝ 2 1 2 * 2˝ 4 11˝ 10 Egypt 0 0 ˝ 0 ˝ 0 1˝ 0 1˝ * 0 4

Rating average: 2360. Chief arbiter: Anastasia Sorokina

Previous edition: World Team Chess Championship (Women) (2017). See also World Team Chess Championship (2019)

(1) Initial list of qualifiers. (2)

 page 1 of 8; games 1-25 of 180  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. L Mkrtchian vs S Wafa 1-0452019World Team Chess Championship (Women)D37 Queen's Gambit Declined
2. Tan Zhongyi vs Hoang Thanh Trang  1-0382019World Team Chess Championship (Women)A81 Dutch
3. A Gara vs Huang Qian  0-1392019World Team Chess Championship (Women)B23 Sicilian, Closed
4. Tingjie Lei vs T Gara  1-0372019World Team Chess Championship (Women)D70 Neo-Grunfeld Defense
5. B Havanecz vs Ding Yixin  ½-½302019World Team Chess Championship (Women)D35 Queen's Gambit Declined
6. T Abrahamyan vs M Muzychuk  0-1342019World Team Chess Championship (Women)B18 Caro-Kann, Classical
7. A Ushenina vs C Yip 0-1402019World Team Chess Championship (Women)E73 King's Indian
8. S Foisor vs I Gaponenko  ½-½292019World Team Chess Championship (Women)D39 Queen's Gambit Declined, Ragozin, Vienna Variation
9. Nataliya Buksa vs Rochelle Wu ½-½642019World Team Chess Championship (Women)B90 Sicilian, Najdorf
10. S Melia vs K Bhakti  ½-½372019World Team Chess Championship (Women)B12 Caro-Kann Defense
11. P Rout vs N Batsiashvili  0-1682019World Team Chess Championship (Women)B06 Robatsch
12. M Arabidze vs S Swaminathan  0-1562019World Team Chess Championship (Women)D85 Grunfeld
13. S Wafa vs Anna M Sargsyan  0-1642019World Team Chess Championship (Women)B18 Caro-Kann, Classical
14. M Gevorgyan vs Ayah Moaataz  1-0532019World Team Chess Championship (Women)B13 Caro-Kann, Exchange
15. E Elansary vs Siranush Ghukasyan  0-1352019World Team Chess Championship (Women)D04 Queen's Pawn Game
16. Lagno vs Z Abdumalik  1-0692019World Team Chess Championship (Women)C78 Ruy Lopez
17. D Saduakassova vs Kosteniuk  ½-½602019World Team Chess Championship (Women)E34 Nimzo-Indian, Classical, Noa Variation
18. V Gunina vs B Assaubayeva  ½-½1092019World Team Chess Championship (Women)E73 King's Indian
19. G Nakhbayeva vs A Goryachkina  0-1602019World Team Chess Championship (Women)E48 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3 O-O 5.Bd3 d5
20. E Karavade vs B Khotenashvili  ½-½342019World Team Chess Championship (Women)C50 Giuoco Piano
21. Rochelle Wu vs J Terbe  1-0382019World Team Chess Championship (Women)B33 Sicilian
22. S Wafa vs A Muzychuk  0-1482019World Team Chess Championship (Women)C89 Ruy Lopez, Marshall
23. A Ushenina vs S Wafa  1-0502019World Team Chess Championship (Women)A46 Queen's Pawn Game
24. Ayah Moaataz vs I Gaponenko  0-1422019World Team Chess Championship (Women)A10 English
25. Nataliya Buksa vs E Elansary  1-0572019World Team Chess Championship (Women)B04 Alekhine's Defense, Modern
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Premium Chessgames Member Games have now been added for Rounds 1-3 of both the Open and Women's sections of the 2019 FIDE World Team Chess Championship. For news & details, see the official site at
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  sonia91: The team from the host country, Kazakhstan, had originally this line-up: 1. Zhansaya Abdumalik 2. Dinara Saduakassova 3. Guliskhan Nakhbayeva 4. Gulmira Dauletova 5. Madina Davletbayeva (team compositions submitted to FIDE: But soon afterwards, Bibisara Assaubayeva switched back to Kazakhstan (from Russia) and was included in the team, on board 3, kicking out Davletbayeva out of the team. This is also Assaubayeva's debut in the Kazakhstani national team.
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  sonia91: <WTCC Round 4 Eventful day at the World Team Championships>

<"Plenty of things happened today at the Astana International Financial Centre, at and besides the chess board. Russia and China cruise through in the women section, while all leading teams drew in the open section.

But let’s start our report by the famous “Ladies first!” The organizers celebrated women’s day by exhibiting a large bunch of roses, from which every female participant could chose to take a piece. The youngest participant of the event, American Rochelle Wu, celebrated her 13th birthday today. She received a present which will remain as a nice souvenir of her trip to Kazakhstan. ">

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  sonia91: The revelation of the championship so far is USA, which surprinsigly drew with Ukraine in rd 1 (Carissa Yip beat former women's WC Anna Ushenina with black) and beat Hungary in rd 2 (in the same round the men beat China!

In this event, both Carissa Yip and Rochelle Wu make their debut in the US team.

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  sonia91: China wins with a round to spare after beating USA 3-1. On her birthday, Lei Tingjie's win over Sabina Foisor gave the match victory and the overall victory to China.

<Lei Tingjie winning the game, match and championship on her birthday! #WTCC2019>

The last time China won this event was in 2011. For reference, China won the first three editions of the Women's World Teams, in 2007, 2009 and 2011.

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  sonia91: Tania Sachdev played only 2 games in the first two rounds, because she was ill and had to go to hospital, as she explained on her Istangram profile.
Apr-18-19  dumbgai: China absolutely destroyed the field here, winning all 9 matches.
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