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Wednesday, November 24, 2010

China in final of Asian Games Team Chess event

Chess news and chess trivia blog (c) Alexandra Kosteniuk, 2010

Turkmenistan face Vietnam at the 16th Asian
Games in China team chess event.

Hello Everyone,

China has qualified for the semi-final in both the men's and women's team chess event at the ongoing 16th Asian Games being held in Guangzhou, China. China beat Kyrgyzstan 4-0 to lead the table with 12 match points in the men's section.

Philippines also made it to the semifinals by beating Uzbekistan 3.5 to 0.5 with 10 match points. India remained in contention with a win over Qatar 3.5-0.5 and managed 8 match points. Iran with a victory over Iraq has 7 points.

Kyrgyzstan who where on seven points lost to China and remain on seven points. There are six teams on six points - Uzbekistan who lost to Philippines, Kazakhstan and Vietnam who drew their games, Qatar who lost to India, Bangladesh who beat Mongolia & Yemen who beat Korea. Iraq is on five, Mongolia & Korea on four, Maldives & Jordan on three match points.

In the women's section India and China have confirmed their entry into the last four with a total of 11 match points by defeating Uzbekistan and Bangladesh. While India beat Bangladesh 3.5-0.5 and China beat Uzbekistan 3-1.

Uzbekistan and Vietnam are on eight points after Vietnam beat Turkmenistan 3.5-0.5. Three teams are on six match points - Bangladesh, Iran and Syria. Mongolia and Qatar are on 5 points after signing peace among themselves, Turkmenistan is on four points, Korea on two andJordan is yet to score.

The top four teams, after seven round swiss, qualify for the semifinals in both the sections to be played on November 25 and the finals on November 26.

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