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Sunday, November 21, 2010

China leads in 16th Asian Games team chess event after four rounds

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China vs. Bangladesh at the 16th Asian Team Chess Event.
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Hello Everyone,

China is leading both in the men's and women's section at the team chess event in the 16th Asian Games being played in Guangzhou, China. You can find a live broadcast of the games at

China beat India, in the men's section, 2.5-1.5 on a win on board four by Ni Hua over G N Gopal as all three other boards were drawn.

China with 8 match points is sure to make it to one of the four semi-final berths. India is likely to get the second slot with 6 match points with the Philippines who beat Kazakhstan 2.5-1.5 on a win on third board by GM John Paul Gomez over GM Rinat Jumabayev. The other three boards were draws.

In the women's section, Bangladesh gave a tough fight to China but eventually lost 2.5-1.5. Untitled Sultana Sharmin Shirin of Bangladesh beat GM Zhao Xue on the second board. China and India are leading in the women's section.

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