Tuesday, September 15, 2009

controversy continued

 

China wins World Women's Team Championship
14.09.2009 – By the skin of their teeth, we might add, half a tiebreak point ahead of Russia, which took Silver, and 1.5 ahead of Ukraine, which took Bronze. In the final round the Chinese team played Vietnam, which was in last position but appeared to be winning two games against the leaders. However, both were suddenly agreed as drawn, which led to suspicion of match fixing.


Apparently there was something strange going on in the final round, as Mark Crowther of TWIC pointed out. "China met bottom placed Vietnam in the final round and drew 2-2," he writes, "but this was a hard fought draw with long games – although there have now been questions asked as to whether the match was fixed as a draw in advance. Vietnam had a big advantage on board one and a winning advantage on board four when the draws were agreed. This draw allowed them to pip Russia on tie-break. Sadly, for them, long term leaders Poland lost for a second time in row and ended up 6th."

Pham Bich Ngoc (2145) - Huang Qian (2424) [A15]
2nd WTeam w Ningbo CHN (9), 11.09.2009
1.c4 Nf6 2.g3 g6 3.Bg2 d5 4.Nf3 Bg7 5.0-0 0-0 6.cxd5 Nxd5 7.Nc3 Nb6 8.d3 c6 9.Be3 h6 10.Qd2 Kh7 11.Rac1 N8d7 12.b4 Nd5 13.Nxd5 cxd5 14.Qc2 e5 15.Qc7 d4 16.Bd2 Nb6 17.Qxd8 Rxd8 18.Rc5 f6 19.Nh4 f5 20.f4 exf4 21.gxf4 Re8 22.Kf2 Re7 23.Rg1 Be6 24.Bh3 Bf7 25.Bxf5 gxf5 26.Nxf5 Bf6 27.Nxe7 Bxe7 28.Rc7 Nd5 29.Rxb7 Be6 30.e4 dxe3+ 31.Bxe3 Bc8 32.Bd4 h5 33.Rxe7+ Nxe7 34.Rg7+ Kh6 35.Rxe7 a6 36.Re8 Kg6

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And now, three pawns up and with a decisive attack the Vietnamese girl played 37.Bc5 and offered a draw, which her Chinese opponent naturally accepted. With all games in this encounter drawn China One was able to nudge ahead of Russia (and Ukraine) to take first place. Vietnam remained in hopelessly in last place.

Ranking crosstable

Rk.

Team

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

TB1

TB2

1

China One

*

2

1

3

1

3

2

12

21.5

2

Russia

2

*

2

2

2

3

3

3

12

21.0

3

Ukraine

3

2

*

1

2

2

2

12

20.5

4

Georgia

½

3

*

3

3

3

2

11

20.0

5

Armenia

½

2

*

2

½

10

18.5

6

Poland

2

2

1

½

*

3

10

17.5

7

India

1

1

2

1

*

3

3

9

17.5

8

America

3

1

2

1

1

*

2

6

16.5

9

China Two

1

1

2

2

*

3

6

16.0

10

Vietnam

2

1

½

½

1

2

1

*

2

11.0

Individual performance

No.

Title

Name

Rtg

Team

Pts.

Gms

%

Bo.

Perf.

1

IM

Kosintseva Nadezhda

2493

Russia

6.5

9

72.2

2

2608

2

IM

Mkrtchian Lilit

2468

Armenia

6.5

9

72.2

2

2603

3

 

Tan Zhongyi

2435

China Two

5.5

8

68.8

1

2597

4

GM

Dzagnidze Nana

2535

Georgia

6.5

9

72.2

1

2580

5

WFM

Gunina Valentina

2437

Russia

6.5

8

81.3

4

2560

6

GM

Chiburdanidze Maia

2506

Georgia

4.0

7

57.1

1

2531

7

WGM

Zhukova Nataliya

2457

Ukraine

5.5

9

61.1

1

2522

8

IM

Gaponenko Inna

2438

Ukraine

5.5

8

68.8

2

2519

9

IM

Dworakowska Joanna

2345

Poland

4.5

7

64.3

3

2510

10

WGM

Karavade Eesha

2391

India

6.0

9

66.7

2

2507

11

WGM

Shen Yang

2453

China One

3.0

5

60.0

2

2504

12

WGM

Huang Qian

2424

China One

6.0

8

75.0

4

2501

13

GM

Hou Yifan

2585

China One

4.0

7

57.1

1

2498

14

GM

Zhao Xue

2542

China One

4.5

8

56.3

1

2472

15

IM

Krush Irina

2458

America

4.0

8

50.0

1

2471

16

WGM

Galojan Lilit

2326

Armenia

5.0

8

62.5

3

2470

17

IM

Dronavalli Harika

2474

India

4.5

9

50.0

1

2465

18

WIM

Melekhina Alisa

2220

America

4.0

6

66.7

3

2463

19

IM

Kosintseva Tatiana

2536

Russia

4.5

9

50.0

1

2458

20

IM

Javakhishvili Lela

2472

Georgia

4.5

8

56.3

2

2447

21

WGM

Zdebska Natalia

2410

Ukraine

4.5

7

64.3

4

2436

22

IM

Rajlich Iweta

2465

Poland

4.0

9

44.4

1

2423

23

IM

Ushenina Anna

2448

Ukraine

3.5

8

43.8

1

2420

24

WGM

Hoang Thi Bao Tram

2265

Vietnam

3.5

9

38.9

1

2412

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