Round 2 The Open and Women’s World Team Championships will take place on March 4th-14th in Kazakhstan’s capital, Astana. Both events will be nine-round single round robin tournaments. The open section will have Russia and China as the clear front-runners, while the women’s meeting is much harder to call in advance, with rating favourites Russia having to contend against strong squads from Ukraine, China, Georgia and India. Live games and commentary Players receive 90 minutes for 40 moves, followed by 30 minutes to the end of the game, with a 30-second increment starting from move one. No draw offers […]

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