Kazakhstan vs "The World": "The World" keeps its lead

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4/19/2023 – The second day of the match between the Kazakh women's team and the World Women's Team, which is taking place in Astana in parallel with the World Championship match between Ding Liren and Ian Nepomniachtchi, ended in a 16-16 draw. The World Team is still in the lead: after two days of rapid chess, the score is 34.5 to 29.5 for the World Team. But the best player so far has been 16-year-old Kazakh Alua Nurmanova (pictured) with 7.0/8. | Photo: Alua Nurmanova at the FIDE World and Rapid Blitz Championships 2023 | Photo: Lennart Ootes

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Tuesday saw the second day of the women's match between a Kazakhstan selection and a world selection. Eight women - four top players and four juniors - per team play a double Scheveningen match with two days of rapid chess and one day of blitz chess.

On day 1 "The World" took the lead, but day 2 ended with a 16-16 tie.

The best player so far is 16-year-old Alua Nurmanova from Kazakhstan with 7.0/8. With 6.5/8 India's Savitha Shri, who is also 16, is the best player in the world's team.

Nurmanova suffered her only loss in the tournament against Savitha Shri, but was also the only player who could win against the Indian - in an interesting tactical battle.

In the overall standings, "The World" now leads with 34.5: 29.5.

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