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China wins women's chess champion worlds

(Xinhua)

10:41, December 28, 2011

MARDIN, Turkey, Dec. 27 (Xinhua) -- China beat India 2.5-1.5 in the last round of the 2011 World Women Chess Team Championship (WWTC) on Tuesday to win the title in Mardin province of southeastern Turkey.

Russia finished second and Georgia third.

For Chian-India match, three games ended in draws and Zhao Xue defeated Tania Sachdev on the third board.

"India wanted to make quick match draw with us, but our players hoped to fight. Zhao Xue eagered a win particularly and she made it," said China coach Yu Shaoteng.

Zhao Xue said:" I lost a game yesterday and I really want to win today."

In other matchups, Russia made a quick draw with Armenia to secure medals, Vietnam also drew with Ukraine, Greece beat South Africa and Georgia ousted Turkey.

Following are the final standings:

1. China - 16 points

2. Russia - 13 points

3. Georgia - 12 points

4-5. India, Ukraine - 11 points

6-7. Armenia, Vietnam - 9 points

8. Greece - 5 points

9. Turkey - 4 points

10. South Africa - 0 point.

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