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Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Bu, Munguntuul lead Asian Chess Championships

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Hello everyone,

The initial rounds are just about getting over at the Asian Chess Championships being held in the city of Mashhad in Iran.

Chinese GM Bu Xiangzhi and Indian GM Negi Parimarjan

Chinese GM Bu Xiangzhi beat GM Negi Parimarjan of India to grab sole after three rounds. In the women's section it was Batkhuyag Munguntuul of Mongolia who beat Irine Sukandar of Indonesia to take the lead. You can check the results and standings for the Open and Women's. You can download games and see photo gallery at the Asian Chess Federation site.

Six players follow with 2.5 points each including GMs Yu Tangyi and Wen Yang of China, Indian GMs Harikrishna and Krishnan Sasikiran, Iran's FM Amirreza Purramezanali and GM Rinat Jumabayev of Kazakhstan.

Batkhuyag Munguntuul of Mongolia

In the women's division, IM Harika Dronavali of India and Huang Qian of China are half a point behind the leader with 2.5 points each. Harika beat WIM Mitra Hejazipour of Iran while Huang beat Ghazal Hakimifard Ghazal of Iran.

Dronavalli Harika of India

Eight players are at 2 points each including Irine Sukandar, Nafisa Muyminova and Olgar Sabirova of Uzbekistan, Phanm Le Thao Nguyen and Nguyen Thi NMa Hung of Vietnam, Eesha Karavade and Mary Ann Gomes of India.

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