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|American Women Top Russia in World Team|
|March 10, 2013|
The US team defeated Russia 2.5-1.5 today at the Women's World Team Championships in Astana, Kazakhstan. This was a major highlight in an event which started out poorly for the American women.
Irina won her own game against former Women's World Champion GM Alexandra Kosteniuk,who will be a special guest at the upcoming SuperNationals in Nashville.
Irina now stands with a performance rating of over 2600, second on board two only to reigning Women's World Champ Anna Ushenina.
Resting in her room after this important victory, Irina told CLO: "The moment I found out Vika (Viktorija Ni) had won was my happiest moment of the tournament so far."