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China defeats S. Africa in women's chess team worlds second round


08:57, December 20, 2011

ANKARA, Dec. 19 (Xinhua) -- The Chinese team defeated the South African team in the second round of the 2011 World Women Chess Team Championship (WWTC) on Monday, which started in Mardin province of southeastern Turkey on Sunday.

The top seeded Chinese team won 4:0 with the big advantage against the South Africa which is the representative of Africa. Ju Wenjun, Zhao Xue, Tan Zhongyi and Zhang Xiaowen defeated all of their rivals in the clean sweep.

Chinese coach Yu Shaoteng praised the complete victory of the Chinese players. He said: "It was an easy game, but the coming teams will be stronger. We need to pay all the attention to focus on. Thus, Hou Yifan, who is the reigning women's world chess champion, will no longer take rest in order to make the best lineup."

In other matchups, Russia defeated Ukraine, Georgia beat Armenia, Vietnam ousted Greece, and India eliminated Turkey in the second round.

For the 2011 edition held between Dec. 18-28, China has dispatched five players of Hou Yifan, Ju Wenjun, Zhao Xue, Tan Zhongyi and Zhang Xiaowen.

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