21 November 2010, Kuala Lumpur – China maintain their number one seeding by winning 2.5-1.5 against India during fourth round of team match play. The fourth board between GM Ni Hua against GM Gopal was decisive in favour of the China chess team. (Inset picture, GM Sasikiran, Krishnan of India)
The upset of the day is the win by the Philippines team over third seeded Kazakhstan with a 2.5-1.5 result in favour of the Philippines. GM Gomez John Paul on the third board was the hero for the Philippines chess team as he overcome GM Jumabayev Rinat of the Kazakhstan team.
Men’s Team Rank After Round 4, Asian Games.
China is the leading team with 4 solid wins, followed by India with 3 wins and 1 loss. And the surprise of the round is Philippines jumps three slots up to third spot by their win over Kazakhstan with 3 wins and 1 loss. Vietnam is in fourth spot after drawing their fourth round with Uzbekistan, 2-2.
Bangladesh outclassed South Korea with 4-0 win. Bangladesh rested GM Murshed Niaz and played FM Hasan Mehdi on fourth board.
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