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Team World wins Kazakhstan vs The World match 73-55

by Shahid Ahmed - 20/04/2023

Team World defeated Kazakhstan 38.5-25.5 in Blitz to win the match overall 73-55. The Junior girls, IM Nurgyul Salimova (BUL) and WFM Afruza Khamdamova (UZB) are the top scorers for team World - 6.5/8 each. Afruza also remained the only undefeated player out of the 16 in the Blitz event. The second-highest scorer of the team is GM Nana Dzagnidze (GEO) 5.5/8. GM Harika Dronavalli scored 4.5/8 and India's latest WGM Savitha Shri B 4/8. Team World's biggest margin victories were by 6.5-1.5 in match no.3 and 7. The winning team received US$ 30000, while the runner-up $20000 along with a trophy each. Harika and Savitha won $5000 and $2500 each. Photo: FIDE/Anna Shtourman

Blitz: World vs Kazakhstan: 38.5 - 25.5

Team World and Kazakhstan traded wins in the first four matches. Then World won fifth, sixth and seventh match before finishing the event with a 4-4 draw in the eighth match.

Winner: Team World - 73 | Photo: FIDE/Anna Shtourman

Runner-up: Kazakhstan - 55 | Photo: FIDE/Anna Shtourman

Team members of Kazakhstan and the World | Photo: FIDE/Anna Shtourman
Interview with GM Harika Dronavalli and WGM Savitha Shri B | Video: ChessBase India

WGM Savitha Shri B and GM Harika Dronavalli contributed 4/8 and 4.5/8 each to team World | Photo: Aditya Sur Roy

India's latest WGM Savitha Shri B with World no.1 GM Hou Yifan | Photo: Aditya Sur Roy
Venue tour | Video: ChessBase India

The playing arena | Photo: Aditya Sur Roy

GM Harika Dronavalli scored 1.5 points against GM Zhansaya Abdumalik (KAZ) in Blitz | Photo: Aditya Sur Roy

IM Nurgyul Salimova (BUL) and... | Photo: Aditya Sur Roy

WFM Afruza Khamdamova (UZB) were the top scorers for team World - 6.5/8 each | Photo: Aditya Sur Roy

The trophies | Photo: FIDE/Anna Shtourman
Replay Blitz Match 1-8 Live Commentary | Video: Kazakhstan Chess Federation
Closing Ceremony of Kazakhstan vs World | Video: Kazakhstan Chess Federation

The total prize fund is US$ 50000. The winning team receives $30000, $20000 equally shared by the women players, $10000 equally shared by the youth players. The final part of the match will take place on Wednesday, 19th April in a Blitz event. The time control will be 3 minutes + 2 seconds increment.

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Blitz Match 1-8 results

Round 1 on 2023/04/19 at 10-00
1  World  Kazakhstan:
Round 2 on 2023/04/19 at 10-25
1  Kazakhstan  World5:3
Round 3 on 2023/04/19 at 10-50
1  World  Kazakhstan:
Round 4 on 2023/04/19 at 11-15
1  Kazakhstan  World:
Round 5 on 2023/04/19 at 12-00
1  World  Kazakhstan5:3
Round 6 on 2023/04/19 at 12-25
1  Kazakhstan  World:
Round 7 on 2023/04/19 at 12-50
1  World  Kazakhstan:
Round 8 on 2023/04/19 at 13-15
1  Kazakhstan  World4:4


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