Asian Online team chess: India women in joint lead

Indian women won all three games on Saturday to share first place with the Philippines and Iran after six rounds in the Asian Online Nations (Regions) Cup Team Championship. Started the day in eighth place after three rounds, beating Myanmar 3-5-0.5 in the fourth round, then beating Singapore 4-0 in round five and ending the day with a 3-1 win over Indonesia in the fourth round. sixth round to end a good day.

Woman Grandmaster R Vaishali and IM Padmini Rout were the best performers for India, winning all three games. Chennai-based Vaishali played on the top board, beating Irine Kharisma Sukandar with a higher rating in the match against Indonesia after pitting it against Qianyun Gong (Singapore) and Hsu Lwin May (Myanmar).

Rout won Soe Ohnmar (Myanmar), Yang Hazel Liu (Singapore) and Chelsie Monica Ignesias Sihite (Indonesia) on Saturday. India is at 10 Match Points (two points for a win, one for a draw) and shares the lead with the Philippines and Iran, who also have equal points.

The tournament will be played in the Swiss System preliminary rounds of nine rounds in both the men’s and women’s divisions with a time control of 15 minutes + 5 seconds. The eight best teams qualify for the knockout stages of quarter-finals, semi-finals and finals. Each stage is a duel of two games. Cash prizes worth $ 20,000 and gold, silver and bronze certificates as individual board prizes in the preliminary stages are up for grabs.

The men will play games on Sunday in the seventh through the ninth round with the best-placed India in fourth place. The tournament will close with the final on October 25.

News Highlights:

  • India is at 10 Match Points (two points for a win, one for a draw) and shares the lead with the Philippines and Iran, who also have equal points. The tournament will be played in the Swiss System preliminary rounds of nine rounds in both the men’s and women’s divisions with a time control of 15 minutes + 5 seconds.
  • Asian online team chess: Indian women in joint leadership
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