27 September 2021

Team CFR Leads Pool A at FIDE World Women's Championship

Two rounds were played in Sitges.

Photo: Niki Riga / FIDE
Photo: Niki Riga / FIDE

The FIDE World Women's Team Championship started in Sitges, Spain. The twelve teams were divided into two pools of approximately equal strength. Four top teams from each pool (round-robin event of five rounds) qualify to the knockout play-off. 

Team CFR will compete in Pool A with France, Azerbaijan, India, Armenia, and Spain.

Two rounds were played on the first match day. The Russians crushed Spain 4-0 (Alexandra Kosteniuk, Kateryna Lagno, Polina Shuvalova, and Alina Kashlinskaya won their games) and then beat France 3.5-0.5 (the winners are Kateryna Lagno, Polina Polina Shuvalova, and Alina Kashlinskaya, while Aleksandra Goryachkina drew her game against Marie Sebag).

Standings after Round 2:

1. CFR - 4 match points (7.5 board points)
2-3. India, Armenia - 3 (4.5)
4. Azerbaijan - 2 (4)
5. France - 0 (2)
6. Spain - 0 (1,5). 

Team CFR will face Azerbaijan in the third round and India in the fourth. Both matches will be played on the 28th of September.

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