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March 10, 2013
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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. 
 
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Victorija Ni

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."



 
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View from the hotel



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Bargaining for camel wool
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Michael Khodarkovsky and WGMs Sabina Foisor and Tatev Abrahamyan
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Michael Khodarkovsky & Irina Krush

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Khan Shatyr, the big shopping mall in the form of a yurt (a tent)
 
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