Asian Online team chess: India women in joint lead

In this news, we discuss the Asian Online team chess: India women in joint lead.

The Indian women won their three matches on Saturday to share first place with the Philippines and Iran after six rounds of the Asian Nations Cup team championship (regions). Starting the day in eighth place after three rounds, the top-seeded Indians beat Myanmar 3-5-0.5 in the fourth round, before beating Singapore 4-0 in the fifth round and ending the day with a 3- win. 1 over Indonesia in the sixth round to end a good day.

Female Grandmaster R Vaishali and IM Padmini Rout were the stars of India, winning all three matches. Playing at the top, Chennai-based Vaishali defeated top-rated Irine Kharisma Sukandar in the game against Indonesia after facing 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 are on 10 Match Points (two points for a win, one for a draw) and share the lead with the Philippines and Iran, who also have the same number of points.

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

The men will play in the seventh to ninth rounds on Sunday with seeded India in fourth. The tournament will end with the final on October 25.

News Highlights:

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