By defeating the leader Poland, China one has virtually assured the title since they will face Vietnam in the final round, a team which has not won a single match. However, the battle for Silver and Bronze is still up in the air as 4 teams are tied for 2nd.

Technically speaking, 6 teams can still win clear first or tie for first as they are within 2 points from each other. The only teams which have been eliminated from medal contention are India, USA, China 2 and Vietnam.

Round 8 results:

Bo. 10 USA Rtg 9 Georgia Rtg 1 : 3
1.1 IM Krush Irina 2458 GM Chiburdanidze Maia 2506 ½ – ½
1.2 IM Goletiani Rusudan 2391 GM Dzagnidze Nana 2535 0 – 1
1.3 WIM Melekhina Alisa 2220 IM Khukhashvili Sopiko 2451 ½ – ½
1.4 WFM Abrahamian Tatev 2275 IM Lomineishvili Maia 2378 0 – 1
Bo. 1 Poland Rtg 8 China One Rtg 1½:2½
2.1 IM Rajlich Iweta 2465 GM Hou Yifan 2585 ½ – ½
2.2 WGM Zawadzka Jolanta 2414 GM Zhao Xue 2542 0 – 1
2.3 IM Dworakowska Joanna 2345 WGM Shen Yang 2453 1 – 0
2.4 WGM Majdan Joanna 2361 WGM Huang Qian 2424 0 – 1
Bo. 2 Vietnam Rtg 7 Russia Rtg 1 : 3
3.1 WGM Hoang Thi Bao Tram 2265 IM Kosintseva Tatiana 2536 0 – 1
3.2 WIM Pham Le Thao Nguyen 2301 IM Kosintseva Nadezhda 2493 ½ – ½
3.3 WFM Hoang Thi Nhu Y 2114 IM Romanko Marina 2453 ½ – ½
3.4 WFM Pham Bich Ngoc 2145 WFM Gunina Valentina 2437 0 – 1
Bo. 3 China Two Rtg 6 Armenia Rtg 1½:2½
4.1 Tan Zhongyi 2435 IM Danielian Elina 2489 1 – 0
4.2 WIM Zhang Xiaowen 2391 IM Mkrtchian Lilit 2468 0 – 1
4.3 IM Wang Yu A 2380 WGM Galojan Lilit 2326 0 – 1
4.4 Wang Xiaohui 2223 WGM Aginian Nelli 2307 ½ – ½
Bo. 4 Ukraine Rtg 5 India Rtg 2½:1½
5.1 IM Ushenina Anna 2448 IM Dronavalli Harika 2474 ½ – ½
5.2 WGM Zhukova Nataliya 2457 IM Sachdev Tania 2405 ½ – ½
5.3 IM Gaponenko Inna 2438 WGM Karavade Eesha 2391 ½ – ½
5.4 WGM Zdebska Natalia 2410 WGM Mary Ann Gomes 2396 1 – 0

Crosstable after 8 rounds:

Rk. Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 TB1 TB2
1 China One * 1 2 3 1 3 11 19,5
2 Ukraine 3 * 2 2 1 2 2 10 18,0
Russia 2 2 * 2 2 3 3 10 18,0
4 Armenia ½ 2 * 2 ½ 10 17,0
5 Poland 2 2 ½ * 3 10 16,5
6 Georgia ½ 3 * 3 3 2 9 17,0
7 India 1 2 1 1 * 3 7 14,5
8 USA 3 2 1 1 * 2 6 15,5
9 China Two 1 2 2 * 3 6 15,0
10 Vietnam Team ½ 1 ½ 1 2 1 * 1 9,0

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