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Georgian Women Beat China to Win First Ever World Championship
Bella Khotenashvili

Georgian Women Beat China to Win First Ever World Championship

Georgian women chess team became world champions after winning the final game in the World Women’s Team Chess Championship against home team China.

Georgian team scored a total of 17 points in the competition. They won every game except one against Russia in the first tour, which ended in a draw.

The Chinese were beaten 2.5 to 1.5, which ensured that Georgia were world champions for the first ever time in their history. Georgia scored 17 points in the competition and won every game except a draw against Russia.

Before gaining the world champion title, the Georgians defeated Egypt, Poland, Kazakhstan, Ukraine, the United States of America, India and Armenia. Their defeat over China saw them gain eight wins in a row.

The winning team consisted of five players; Bela Khotenashvili, Lela Javakhishvili, Salome Melia, Meri Arabidze and Nino Batsiashvili.

Before gaining the world champion title, the Georgians defeated Egypt, Poland, Kazakhstan, Ukraine, the United States of America, India and Armenia. Their defeat over China saw them gain eight wins in a row.

In 1992, 1994, 1996 and 2008, Georgia’s female team won the Chess Olympiads, a biennial chess tournament in which teams from all over the world compete. As for the World Championship tournament, the best result for the Georgian team was third place, which the team achieved in 2013 in Astana, Kazakhstan. Georgia will also host the European Woman’s Individual Championship, 2015,  in May.