Russian Chess Federation wins Women’s World Team Championship
Russia beats India
Kateryna Lagno played a big role for the Russian team, as she won both matches of the final against India and finished the event with a score of 9/10.
Lagno’s victory over Kulkarni Bhakti in the first leg against the Indians was particularly significant, as “the CFR team” won this set by the smallest margin. The game had a whole series of instructive moments regarding the correct handling of pawn movements.
Kateryna Lagno facing Kulkarni Bhakti, while behind them Aleksandra Goryachkina plays Harika Dronavalli
The second leg was then clearly won by the Russians by 3-1. In their second encounter, Aleksandra Goryachkina did not lose to Harika but contributed with a draw, while Lagno and Polina Shuvalova scored plenty of points. Shuvalova alternated with Alina Kashlinskaya on board 4.
The knockout bracket
Indians returned home with silver medals