24 May 2012, Kuala Lumpur – Here is the latest round-up report from Casto Abundo in China on the Asian Nations Team Cup 2012.
Zhou-Sasikiran after 32.Kg1-g2 1:0
Gupta-Lou position after
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China-1 Grabs Solo Lead as China-2 Holds India to Draw
China-1 beat Iran 3:1 to grab solo lead with help from China-2 which held pacesetting India to a 2:2 draw. Li Chao and Yu Yangyi scored for China-1, beating IM Seyedjavad and GM Mahjoob, respectively. GM Ehsan Ghaem Maghami and IM Darini Puria salvaged two draws for Iran.
GM Zhou Jianchao of China-2 (right) beat GM Sasikiran (left) but GM Abhijeet Gupta evened the score for India against IM Lou Yiping. The other two boards were drawn.
Kazakhstan (above, left) beat Iraq 3:1 on wins by GMs Murtas Kazhgaleyev and Rustam Khusnutdinov. Vietnam blanked Chinese Taipei 4:0, Singapore did the same to Hong Kong. Mongolia and Indonesia drew 2:2. Korea and Yemen also drew 2:2.
The standings after 6 rounds (Match points):
In the Women’s, China-1 (above, right) blanked Singapore 4:0 on wins by WGMs Ju Wenjun, Shen Yang, Huang Qian and Ding Yixin.
India could only narrowly beat Iran 2½-1½. GM Harika Dronavalli beat WGM Atousa and three other boards were drawn.
China-2 nearly whitewashed Mongolia 3½-½ on wins by WGM Zhang Xiaowen, Wang Jue and WGM Guo Qi. IM Batkhuyag saved Mongolia from a shutout by holding WGM Tan Zhongyi to a draw.
Match points after Rd 6:
China-3 (right) vs. Indonesia
(Editor: Casto Abundo Photos by Mehrdad Pahlevanzadeh)