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China Men, Women clinch Gold. India Men get Silver, Asian Nations


26 May 2012, Kuala Lumpur – Here is the latest round-up report from Casto Abundo in China on the Asian Nations Cup Chess Championship 2012.


Round 8

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Results & Standings
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The Highlights

IM Kevin Goh
SIN 2426

Li Chao-Goh after 45...Bb6-e3 0:1

GM Le Quang Liem
VIE 2703

after 24.Nc3-d5 1:0

GM Nguyen Truong Son
VIE 2656

Kazhgalevev-Truong Son after 66...Qf4-h4+ 0:1

IM Nguyen Duc Hoa
VIE 2496

after 45.Rf5-g5+ 1:0

WIM Anjela Khegay
SIN 2184

Zhai Mo-Keghay after 42...Qd2xf2 0:1

China Men, Women clinch Gold. India Men get Silver

The Vietnam men's team receiving their Cup for winning the Asian Blitz Team Championship.

China-1 narrowly beat Singapore 2½-1½ as IM Kevin Goh upset Chinese GM Li Chao. Ding Liren and Yu Yangyi countered to give China 2 wins. The top board game between Singapore GM Zhang Zhong and Wang Yue ended in a draw after almost five hours of play..

India inched closer to the leader after crushing Mongolia 3½-½ on wins by GMs Hari Krishna, Negi and Gopal. The board 1 game between GM Sasikiran of India and IM Gundavaa was drawn.

Vietnam also smashed Kazakhstan by a similar 3½-½ slate on wins by GMs Le Quang Liem and Nguyen Truong Son and IM Nguyen Duc Hoa. Kazakhstan's IM Kiril Kuderinov held GM Dao Thien Hai to a draw on board 4 to prevent a shutout.

In other matches, China-2 blanked Hong Kong 4:0, Iran whitewashed Korea 3½-½, Iraq also crushed rival Yemen 3½-½ and Indonesia blanked Chinese Taipei 4:0.
With one round to spare, China-1 has won the gold and India the silver.
      Match points after 8 rds

15 - China
13 - India
11 - China-2
10 - Vietnam
9 - Iran, Kazakhstan, Iraq

8 - Singapore, Mongolia, Indonesia
5 - Korea, Yemen
2- Hong Kong
0 - Chinese Taipei

China-1 won the crucial match with India..
In the women’s division, China-1 beat India 3½-½ on wins by GM Zhao Xue and WGMs Ju Wenjun and Huang Qian. WGM Mary Ann Gomes saved India from a shutout by holding Ding Yixin to a draw. The victory assured China of the gold medal.

China-2 crushed Iran by a similar 3½-½ slate on wins by WGM Tan Zhongyi, Wang Jue and Guo Qi. WIM Sarasadat held IM Wang Yu to a draw to prevent a shutout.

China-3 edged Singapore 2½-1½. Indonesia surprised Kazakhstan 3:1 and Vietnam followed suit with a 3:1 score against Mongolia. Here are match points after round 8:

16 - China-1
12 - India, China-2
11  China-3
7 - Indonesia

6 - Vietnam, Iran
5 - Kazakhstan
3 - Mongolia
2 - Singapore

Final Standings Men’s Teams (After Round 9):


Final Standings Women’s Teams (After Round 9):


(Editor: Casto Abundo  Photos by Mehrdad Pahlevanzadeh)

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