Tuesday, November 23, 2010

China Wins 4-0 Against Kyrgyzstan, Asian Games 2010

Antonio Rogelio Jr, Philippines (2573) 23 November 2010, Kuala Lumpur – At the sixth round of the Team Chess event of the Asian Games in Guangzhou, China made sure of defeating the giant-killer team, Kyrgyzstan by silencing them 4-0. Kyrgyzstan simply has no answer to the might of the Chinese team.

With this win, China are almost certain of winning the gold medal in the men’s chess team event at the 16th Asian Games.
Meanwhile Philippines who have steadily climbed the ladder convincingly defeated Uzbekistan, 3.5-0.5. Wesley So held the former World Champion, Kasimdzhanov to a draw on the first board. All remaining boards were won decisively by Philippines. GM Antonio Rogelio Jr (2573) (pix left) contributed to his team’s win on board 2. Philippines looks good for silver.

On third rank is India who won their match against Qatar 3.5-0.5. Provided they win or draw their final round 7 match tomorrow, India also looks good for the bronze medal.

Men’s Team Chess 16th Asian Games – Round 6 Results.

Men’s Chess Team Ranks, 16th Asian Games After Round 6.

Al-Jeldah, Fatima of Syria (1836)
In the women’s team event, China steadily overcomed Uzbekistan 3-1 in the sixth round of the Asian Games 2010 to head the leadership board. Boards 1 and 3 games were decisive for China where GM Hou Yifan and GM Zhao Xue were the winners. Unfortunately WIM Muminova Nafisa of Uzbekistan was at the receiving end of Hou Yifan’s adroit chess skills.

India are also on course for their silver medal when they beat their neighbours, Bangladesh, 3.5-0.5. The bronze medal is still up for grabs as both Uzbekistan and Vietnam have 4 wins and 2 losses with 8 points each.

Syria’s Al Jeldah Fatimah (pix left) beat Safa Abuganiya of Jordan for the battle of bottom teams. Syria overwhelmed Jordan, 3-1.


Women’s Team Chess 16th Asian Games – After Round 6.

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