ASTANA, Kazakhstan (Panorama.am) — The Armenian national women’s team has defeated Egypt in the first round of the FIDE World Team Championship that kicked off today in Astana. The tournament has brought together the strongest national teams of 14 countries.
The leading Armenian chess player Elina Danielyan missed the starting round. Among other games, China defeated Hungary by 3,5:0,5 as of 19:00 Yerevan time. The Armenian team will face Russian in the round second of the tournament.
To note, 20 teams are participating in the tournament – 10 men’s and 10 women’s teams from China, Azerbaijan, Iran, the US, Egypt, Russia, Poland, England, India, Ukraine, Georgia, Hungary, Armenia and Kazakhstan.