Friday, May 25, 2012

China Men, Women Pull Away in Homestretch


25 May 2012, Kuala Lumpur – The round 7 report on the Asian Nations Cup Chess Championship 2012 is hot from the press, written by Casto Abundo in China.

Round 7

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GM Wang Yue
CHN 2690

Wang-Megaranto after 50.Kh4xg5 1:0

GM Li Chao
CHN 2703

Hamdani-Li after 52...f4 0:1

GM Ding LIren
CHN 2679

Ding-Muhammad after 58.a3 1:0

GM Nguyen Truong Son
VIE 2656

Nguyen TS-Hari Krishna after 41.Rh4-h8 1:0

GM Parimarjan Negi
IND 2640

Negi-Nguyen V H after 39.Qb8-c7 1:0

China Men, Women Pull Away in Homestretch

China-1 blanked Indonesia 4:0 to pull away as pacesetting India was held to another 2:2 draw, this time by Vietnam. Chinese GMs Wang Yue, Li Chao, Ding Liren and Yu Yangyi scored the shutout.


In the crucial India-Vietnam match, GM Nguyen Ngoc Truong Son of Vietnam beat GM Hari Krishna on board 2 but GM Parimarjan Negi evened the score for India on board 3 with a win over IM Nguyen Van Huy. The other two boards were drawn between GM Krishnan Sasikiran (above, right) and GM Le Quang Liem, and between GM Abhijeet Gupta and GM Dao Thein Hao on board 4.

China-2 (left) was held to a 2:2 draw by Kazakhstan. Chinese GM Zhou Jianchao beat GM Murtas Kazhgaleyev but GM Anuar Ismagambetov struck back against GM Wen Yang as the other two boards were drawn.

In other matches, Singapore outplayed Korea 3:1, Mongolia whitewashed Yemen 3½:½, Iraq outclassed Hong Kong 3:1 while Iran blanked Chinese Taipei 4:0.

China-1 is a shoo-in for the title as they face the lower half in the remaining rounds.

Match points after 7 rounds

13 - China

11 - India

9 - Kazakhstan, China-2

8 - Vietnam, Singapore, Mongollia

7 - Iran, Iraq

6 - Indonesia

5 - Korea, Yeman

2- Hong Kong

0 - Chinese Taipei

In the women’s division, China-1 (left) beat Vietnam 3:1 on wins by Zhao Xue, Ju Wenjun and Huang Qian. Vietnam’s Mai Hung beat Shen Yang on board 3 to prevent a shutout.

India (left) outclassed Singapore 3½:½ on wins by Tania Sachdev, Mary Ann Gomes and Padmini Rout. On board 1, WIM Anjela Khegay of Singapore held IM Eesha Karavade to a draw to prevent a shutout.

Kazakhstan (left) edged Mongolia 2½:1½.on wins by WIM Gulmira Dauletova and WIM Madina Davletbayeva.

In other matches, China-2 blanked Indonesia 4:0. China-3 was held to a 2:2 draw by Iran. Kazakhstan edged Mongolia 2½:1½.

Match points after Rd 7:

14 - China

12 - India

10  China-2

9 - China-3

6 - Iran

5 - Indonesia, Kazakhstan

4 - Vietnam

3 - Mongolia

2 - Singapore

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  Editor: Casto Abundo  Photos by Mehrdad Pahlevanzadeh

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