Women's World Team Chess Championship 2009 Print
Tuesday, 01 September 2009 07:29
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1-12 September, Ningbo, China

Ten teams will participate in the 2009 edition of the Women's World Team Chess Championship. Top seeded is the first team of China, led by GM Yifan Hou, with average rating of 2490. Their main competition will come from Georgia, with Chiburdanidze on board 1, and Russia who come without the World Champion Alexandra Kosteniuk.

India and the USA will be led by their dynamic duos, Dronavalli - Schadev and Krush - Zatonskih respectively. The other participating teams are Ukraine, Poland, Armenia, China B, and Vietnam, who can all bring surprises at the event.

The opening ceremony is September 1st and rounds start on the next day. There will be a total of 9 rounds, round robin (each plays each). Here are the team for the event (courtesy of Chessdom.com):

China A 2490

1 GM Hou Yifan 2584
2 GM Zhao Xue 2544
3 WGM Shen Yang 2453
4 Ju Wenjun 2443
5 WGM Huang Qian 2424

Geogia 2474


1 GM Chiburdanidze, Maia 2506
2 GM Dzagnidze, Nana 2536
3 IM Javakhishvili, Lela 2470
4 IM Lomineishvili, Maia 2427
5 IM Khukhashvili, Sopiko 2430

Russia 2468

1 IM Tatiana Kosintseva 2539
2 IM Nadezhda Kosintseva 2482
3 IM Ekaterina Kovalevskaya 2436
4 IM Marina Romanko 2447
5 IM Valentina Gunina 2437

Ukraina 2444

1 IM Anna Ushenina 2478
2 WGM Natalia Zhukova 2461
3 IM Yanovska Inna 2428
4 IM Maria Muzychuk 2441
5 WGM Natalya Zdebska 2412

India 2390

1 IM Harika Dronavalli 2474
2 IM Tania Sachdev 2423
3 WGM Kruttika Nadig 2361
4 WGM Eesha Karavade 2359
5 WGM Gomes Mary Ann 2332

Poland 2378

1 IM Iweta Rajlich 2448
2 WGM Jolanta Zawadzka 2387
3 WGM Joanna Majdan 2382
4 IM Joanna Dworakowska 2345
5 WIM Karina Szczepkowska-Horowska 2327

USA 2372

1 IM Irina Krush 2458
2 IM Anna Zatonskih 2466
3 IM Rusudan Goletiani 2391
4 WIM Alisa Melekhina 2270
5 WFM Tatev Abrahamian 2273

Armenia 2372

1 IM Elina Danielian 2503
2 IM Lilit Mkrtchian 2479
3 WGM Lilit Galojan 2323
4 WGM Nelli Aginian 2322
5 WIM Siranush Andriasian 2235

China B 2356


1 Tan Zhongyi 2435
2 WIM Zhang Xiaowen 2391
3 IM Wang Yu 2380
4 WFM Ding Yixin 2343
5 Wang Xiaohui 2231

Vietnam 2177

1 WGM Hoang Thi Bao Tram 2274
2 WIM Pham Le Thao Nguyen 2314
3 WFM Hoang Thi Nhu 2119
4 WFM Pham Bich Ngoc 2105
5 WFM Vo Thi Kim Phung 2073

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