Women's World Team Begins in Astana
March 2, 2013
FIDE Senior Trainer Michael Khodorkovsky, WGM Sabina Foisor, IM Irina Krush, WGM Tatev Abrahamyan, IM Anna Zatonskih & WIM Viktorija Ni

The Women's World Team Championship begins today in Astana, Kazakhstan (March 2-13). The US team, ranked fifth (behind Ukraine, Georgia, Russia and China), includes IM Anna Zatonskih, IM Irina Krush, WGM Tatev Abrahamyan, WGM Sabina Foisor & WIM Viktorija Ni. Find photos from the opening ceremony below and full team compositions, pairings and more on the official website.

Team Captain and FIDE Senior trainer Michael Khodorkovsky told CLO that the team was honored that, "Elizabeth Millard, Deputy Chief of Mission, from the US Embassy in Kazakhstan attended the opening ceremony to support the team. She and her husband Von Millard met with us and joined for the reception following the opening ceremony."