22 November 2010, Kuala Lumpur – Here at the Asian Games, 17 countries are competing for the men’s chess gold team event at Guangzhou. During the fifth round, team Philippines continues to create an upset by beating second-seeded India with a 2.5-1.5 win. Boards 1 and Board 4 were decisive for Philippines when both GM Wesley So and GM Torre Eugenio gave important board wins against GM Harikrishna P and GM Adhiban B of India respectively.
China continued to coast to a steady win 3-1 against seventh seeded, Iran. The lower boards were decisive for China where GM Bu Xiangzhi (pix above) and GM Zhou Jianchao.
Team China is speeding ahead with 5 solid wins and a clear two points gap with 10 points at the top of the leaderboard of the men’s chess team event at the Asian Games 2010 in Guangzhou, China.
Philippines continues its rise with another major win over India and are now in second spot behind leaders China. Kyrgyzstan, the tenth seeded team also created an upset in the fifth round by beating fourth seeded, Vietnam, 3.5-0.5. The highly fancied Vietnamese, GM Le Quang Liem lost to an untitled Shukuraliev Algis of Kyrgyzstan on board 1. In fact, it was a disaster for Vietnam as they had 3 GMs and 1 IM playing against three untitled and 1 FM for the Kyrgyzstan chess team.
Meanwhile Bangladesh’s two GMs failed to deliver when they lost on boards 1 and 3 against Qatar’s chess team. Qatar won 2.5-1.5 against Bangladesh.
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