26 May 2012, Kuala Lumpur – Here is the latest round-up report from Casto Abundo in China on the Asian Nations Cup Chess Championship 2012. China wins Gold and India Men win Silver.
IM Kevin Goh
Li Chao-Goh after 45...Bb6-e3 0:1
GM Le Quang Liem
GM Nguyen Truong Son
Kazhgalevev-Truong Son after 66...Qf4-h4+ 0:1
IM Nguyen Duc Hoa
WIM Anjela Khegay
Zhai Mo-Keghay after 42...Qd2xf2 0:1
China Men, Women clinch Gold. India Men get Silver
The Vietnam men's team receiving their Cup for winning the Asian Blitz Team Championship.
China-1 narrowly beat Singapore 2½-1½ as IM Kevin Goh upset Chinese GM Li Chao. Ding Liren and Yu Yangyi countered to give China 2 wins. The top board game between Singapore GM Zhang Zhong and Wang Yue ended in a draw after almost five hours of play..
India inched closer to the leader after crushing Mongolia 3½-½ on wins by GMs Hari Krishna, Negi and Gopal. The board 1 game between GM Sasikiran of India and IM Gundavaa was drawn.
Vietnam also smashed Kazakhstan by a similar 3½-½ slate on wins by GMs Le Quang Liem and Nguyen Truong Son and IM Nguyen Duc Hoa. Kazakhstan's IM Kiril Kuderinov held GM Dao Thien Hai to a draw on board 4 to prevent a shutout.
In other matches, China-2 blanked Hong Kong 4:0, Iran whitewashed Korea 3½-½, Iraq also crushed rival Yemen 3½-½ and Indonesia blanked Chinese Taipei 4:0.
China-1 won the crucial match with India..
China-2 crushed Iran by a similar 3½-½ slate on wins by WGM Tan Zhongyi, Wang Jue and Guo Qi. WIM Sarasadat held IM Wang Yu to a draw to prevent a shutout.
China-3 edged Singapore 2½-1½. Indonesia surprised Kazakhstan 3:1 and Vietnam followed suit with a 3:1 score against Mongolia. Here are match points after round 8:
Final Standings Men’s Teams (After Round 9):
Final Standings Women’s Teams (After Round 9):
(Editor: Casto Abundo Photos by Mehrdad Pahlevanzadeh)