Women's World Team Champs 2011
The 2011 FIDE Women's World Team Championships are underway in Mardin, Turkey.
The championships feature 10 national teams taking part in a round-robin competition from 18-27 December.
Each team has four players (and usually a reserve) and the rounds start at 15:00 local time (13:00 UTC), except the last round which is 5 hours earlier. Friday 23 December is a rest day. Live games are here.
The top seeds are China led by world champion Hou Yifan, just ahead of Russia.
After two rounds the standings were:
The US declined to field a team despite qualifying by virtue of their fifth place position in the 2010 Chess Olympiad. This was originally claimed to be due to disagreement about the regulations, but in reality seems to be a question of money.
India and Ukraine drew 2-2 in the first round
Georgia beat Armenia 2½-1½ in round two thanks to a win by Nan Dzagnidze on top board.
GM Nana Dzagnidze
Game annotations (by GM Eugeny Miroshnichenko) and pictures from the official website.