The Russian women’s team won the chess world team championship

© Fotolia / victoria Riga chess. Archival photoThe Russian women’s team won the chess world team championship© Fotolia / victoria p

Women’s team of Russia on chess, composed of Alexandra Kosteniuk, Kateryna Lagno, Valentina Gunina, Alexandra Goryachkina and Olga Girya won the team world championship held in Khanty-Mansiysk.

In the final ninth round of the Russians in the lead in the overall standings, meet with their primary chaser – Ukrainian. To win the tournament the Russian team needed was a draw. In the first game Kosteniuk played out a draw with Ukrainian Anna Ushenina and brought the Russian team victory.

The Russian women’s team for the first time in history won the team championship of the world.