China's women's chess team, spearheaded by grandmaster Zhao Xue,
easily took European powerhouse France 2.5-0.5 in day three's
competition of the World Chess Championships in Turin on May
Following the victory, China tied Russia at 8.5 points and moved
to the second place on the rankings, 0.5 point behind
On the men's side, the Chinese team triumphed over Slovakia
3.5-0.5 to pocket their third straight victory in the
The men's team joins Russia and Uzbekistan to top the standings
at 10.5 points.
Chinese men will face tough fourth round competitions as they
will challenge top-seeded Russia on Wednesday, while the women's
team take on second seed Ukraine.
(CRI English May 24, 2006)