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China defeats Georgia in women's chess champion worlds


10:26, December 27, 2011

ANKARA, Dec. 25 (Xinhua) -- China defeated Georgia 3-1 in the seventh round of the 2011 World Women Chess Team Championship ( WWTC) on Sunday in Mardin province of southeastern Turkey.

World Champion Hou Yifan and Tan Zhongyi draw with their rivals, Zhao Xue and Ju Wenjun won another two games. So, Chinese team is in the leading position.

"Zhao Xue played a wonderful game today. She is the biggest in the team and encouraged her teammates a lot as an elder sister," said Chinese coach Yu Shaoteng, adding "Chinese team's condition is nice now. We will win the champion ahead of schedule if we can beat Ukraine tomorrow. India does not have much chance."

In other matchups, Ukraine defeated Armenia, Vietnam beat South Africa, Russia ousted Turkey, and India edged Greece.


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