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Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Chinese Shi Jiazhuang team leads Asian Cities Team Chess with perfect score after five rounds

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Yu Yangyi vs Murtas Kazhgaleyev on board 1 for Shi Jiazhuang vs Astana.

Hi everybody,

The Chinese team from the city of Shi Jiazhuang is leading at the Asian Cities Team Chess Championship after beating the Kazakhastan team of Astana in the fifth round. The event is being held in Jakarta, Indonesia. The Chinese city now has a perfect score of five in five rounds.

GM Li Chao scored the winning point on board two against GM Rinat Jumabayev as the three other boards were drawn to give the Chinese 2.5 points against 1.5. You can check the standings at, download games and see photo gallery at Asian Chess Federation site.and visit the official site.

Tehran, Astana and Jakarta teams are second with four match points each. There are six other teams at three points each.

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