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Sunday, May 13, 2012

Asian Chess: Parimarjan Negi Wins on Tiebreak; Irene Sukandar Wins Women's Section

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Hi everyone,

Here is the latest chess news update from the Asian Continental Chess Championships that have concluded in Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam. Indian Grandmaster Parimarjan Negi has won the Asian continental chess championship despite his final round loss to A R Saleh Salem of UAE. 

Negi finished the tournament with 7 points and tied for the first place with Yu Yangyi of China. But in their direct encounter earlier in the championship, Negi had beaten Yangyi, which helped him win the gold medal.

Meanwhile, the Indian leader in the women's section, Mary Ann Gomes lost out on the gold by losing to Tan Zhongyi of China. A draw would have been enough for her to give the Indians a double. Irine Sukandar Kharisma of Indonesia won the women's section. For the record, in the men's section, Yangyi finished second, repeating his performance from last year and the third spot was bagged by Saleh on 6.5 points. In the women's section, Tan Zhongyi finished third.

Results final round open: A R Salem Saleh (Uae, 6.5) beat Parimarjan Negi (7); Le Quang Liem (Vie, 5.5) drew with Yu Yangyi (Chn, 7); Vidit Santosh Gujrathi (5.5) drew with John Paul Gomez (Phi, 5.5); Xiu Deshun (Chn, 5.5) drew with M R Venkatesh (5.5); Wen Yang (Chn, 6) beat G N Gopal (4.5); Nguyen Duc Hoa (Vie, 5) beat Abhijeet Gupta (4); B Adhiban (5) beat Farid Firman Syah (Ina, 4); Nezad Husein Aziz (Qat, 4.5) drew with S P Sethuraman (4); Deepan Chakkravarthy (4) drew ith Le Quang Long (Vie, 4); Tran Tuan Minh (Vie, 3.5) drew with N Srinath (3.5).

Women's section: Tan Zhongyi (Chn, 6.5) beat Mary Ann Gomes (6.5); Irine Sukandar Kharisma (Ina, 7) beat Eesha Karavade (5.5); Padmini Rout (5.5) lost to Wang Jue (Chn, 6.5); Le Thanh Tu (Vie, 5.5) lost to Ding Yixin (Chn, 6.5); Pham Le Thao Nguyen (vie, 5) drew with Tania Sachdev (5); Guo Qi (Chn, 5.5) beat Swathi Ghate (4.5); Ni Shiqun (Chn, 5) drew with Nisha Mohota (5); Nguyen Thi Mai Hung (Vie, 3.5) lost to B Pratyusha (4.5); Kiran Manisha Mohanty (4.5) had a bye.

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