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September 1, 2009
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The Opening Ceremony of the Women's World Team Championship, Photo Irina Krush

The World Women's Team Championship kicked off with an Opening Ceremony on September 1 in Ningbo China. Team members Irina Krush, Anna Zatonskih, Rusudan Goletiani, Tatev Abrahamyan, Alisa Melekhina and coach Gregory Kaidanov all arrived safely, according to team captain Michael Khodarkovsky, "Everybody came on-time, tired, but in a good mood." The games go from Sept.2-13 and begin at 2:30 EST in China, the middle of the night in USA. At the opening ceremony, the first board of each team was invited on stage to pick a traditional Chinese toy, which contained a hidden number. Irina picked the toy with number 10, giving Poland in the first round, with Black on boards 1 and 3. 

Update: In round one, USA lost to Poland 1.5-2.5 with boards 2-4 drawn and Irina Krush losing to Iweta Rajlich. For all games, see the official website (In Chinese, but it's easy to find the games!)


 
Tomorrow, USA will face Armenia with White on boards 1 and 3. See the full schedule on chess-results.com. Check out the team line-ups and when the tournament begins, find more information on chess-results.com and chessdom.com. Also see Irina's photo gallery from her trip to Shanghai prior to the event.

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 Khukhashvili, Sopiko 2430
5 IM Lomineishvili, Maia 2427

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

Ukraine 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 IM Joanna Dworakowska 2345
4 WGM Joanna Majdan 2382
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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