Mardin: India defeated hosts Turkey in the second round of the World Women Chess Team Championship here.
Grandmaster Koneru Humpy, Women Grandmasters Padmini Rout and Soumya Swaminathan won their respective matches at the Erdoba Elegance Hotel here Monday night. International Master Tania Sachdev was held by Women International Kubra Ozturk, who is 200 elo points behind the Indian. India won 3.5-0.5 against Turkey.
In other matches, the top-seeded Chinese won 4-0 against South Africans. Ju Wenjun, Zhao Xue, Tan Zhongyi and Zhang Xiaowen made a clean sweep for China in the second round.