19 May 2012, Kuala Lumpur - Casto Abundo reports on the ongoing Asian Nations Cup team championships in Zao Zhuang, China.
Sheikh Sultan opened his speech: "We are pleased to have with us many of the strongest countries in Asia including defending champion India."
Fourteen teams from 13 countries are competing in the 9-round Swiss Open, namely (by seeding) China 1, India, Vietnam, China2, Kazakhstan, Iran, Singapore, Mongolia, Iraq, Yemen, Korea, Indonesia, Hong Kong and Chinese Taipei.
Ten teams from 9 countries are competing in the 9-round Round Robin Women's section, namely (by seeding) China 1, India, China 2, Vietnam, Iran, Kazakhstan, Mongolia, China 3, Indonesia, Singapore.
The three Chinese women's teams play each other in the first 3 rounds and China 3 does not win trophies
Seeded teams won as expected in the first round:
Men's: India beat Yemen 4:0 to set the pace. China-1 blanked Iraq 4:0, Vietnam shutout Korea 4:0, Iran beat Hong Kong 4:0 and Singapore blanked Chinese Taipei 4:0. China 2 was held to a draw by Mongolia while Kazakhstan beat Indonesia 3:1.
Women’s: China 1 blanked China 3 with 4:0. China 2 beat India 3:1. Kazakhstan edged Singapore 2½-1½. Iran beat Vietnam 2½-1½. Mongolia drew 2:2 with Indonesia.
Download games in pgn file for Round 1.
Visit chess-results.com for round by round results and final standings.