India, Qatar Share Lead in Asian Games Team Championship Print
Thursday, 07 December 2006 00:00
India and host Qatar share the lead with 5.5 points after two rounds of the Asian Games Chess Team Championship in Doha. India blanked Turkmenistan 3:0 while Qatar beat Indonesia 2.5-.5 to lead the 21-team field. Close behind with 5 points each are Vietnam and Uzbekistan. Visit the Asian Games website. .
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India and host Qatar share the lead with 5.5 points after two rounds of the Asian Games Chess Team Championship in Doha. India blanked Turkmenistan 3:0 while Qatar beat Indonesia 2.5-.5 to lead the 21-team field. Close behind with 5 points each are Vietnam and Uzbekistan.

The Indian team of GM`s Krishnan Sasikiran, Pentala Harikirshna and Koneru Humpy outclassed the Turkmenistan trio of IMs Meilis Annaberdiev and Mesgen Amanov and WGM Mekhri Geldyeva, respectively. Added to their first round 2.5:0.5 victory over Mongolia, the shutout brought India`s total to 5.5 points.

The Qatar team beat Indonesia with wins by the husband and wife team of GM Mohammed Al Mohdiaki and former Women`s World Champion Zhu Chen over GM Utut Adianto and WFM Irine Sukandar, respectively. The other game between Qatari IM Mohamad Al Sayed and GM Susanto Megaranto was drawn. Qatar had earlier blanked Jordan 3:0 in the first round, bringing their total to 5.5 points.

It is a close race among the top third of the field. Vietnam beat Kazakhstan 2.5:0.5 while Uzbekistan upset China 2:1 to trail close behind with 5 points each. In the third round, Qatar goes up against India while Vietnam faces Kazakhstan in the crucial matches. Visit the Asian Games website.






A bird`s eye view of the playing hall.
Results of Round 2 on 2006/12/07
2.1 6 Uzbekistan 2 - 1 2 China
1 GM Kasimdzhanov Rustam 2672 .5 : .5 GM Bu Xiangzhi 2671
2 GM Barsov Alexei 2541 .5 : .5 GM Wang Yue 2644
3 WIM Sabirova Olga 2230 1 : 0 WGM Zhao Xue 2467
2.2 3 Qatar 2.5 - .5 8 Indonesia
1 GM Al-Modiahki Mohamad 2550 1 : 0 GM Adianto Utut 2589
2 IM Al Sayed Mohamad N 2486 .5 : .5 GM Megaranto Susanto 2492
3 GM Zhu Chen 2501 1 : 0 WFM Sukandar Irine Kharisma 2239
2.3 1 India 3 - 0 10 Turkmenistan
1 GM Sasikiran Krishnan 2675 1 : 0 IM Annaberdiev Meilis 2457
2 GM Harikrishna Pentala 2674 1 : 0 IM Amanov Mesgen 2339
3 GM Koneru Humpy 2545 1 : 0 WGM Geldyeva Mekhri 2273
2.4 7 Vietnam 2.5 - .5 4 Kazakhstan
1 GM Dao Thien Hai 2557 1 : 0 GM Sadvakasov Darmen 2596
2 GM Nguyen Anh Dung 2541 1 : 0 GM Kazhgaleyev Murtas 2609
3 WGM Nguyen Thi Thanh An 2312 .5 : .5 WIM Aketaeva Dana 2312
2.5 5 Iran 1.5 - 1.5 9 Bangladesh
1 GM Ghaem Maghami Ehsan 2581 .5 : .5 IM Hossain Enamul 2503
2 GM Moradiabadi Elshan 2539 1 : 0 GM Reefat Bin-Sattar 2489
3 WIM Pourkashian Atousa 2329 0 : 1   Akter Samima 2096
2.6 21 Macau 0 - 3 11 Mongolia
1   Abelgas Rodolfo 0 0 : 1 FM Batchuluun Cegmed 2404
2   Mak Tong Kuan 0 0 : 1   Gundavaa Bayarsaihan 2237
3   Chan I Sin 0 0 : 1 WGM Mongontuul Bathuyag 2383
2.7 14 United Arab Emirates 1.5 - 1.5 17 Philippines
1 GM Talib Moosa 2365 1 : 0 IM Laylo Darwin 2448
2 IM Hassan Abdullah 2311 .5 : .5 IM Dableo Ronald 2425
3 WFM Saleh Noura Mohd 1879 0 : 1   Docena Jedara 0
2.8 19 Bahrain 2 - 1 15 Sri Lanka
1 FM Ayyad Maher 2137 1 : 0   Russell M K A 2234
2 FM Ayyad Husain Abduljalil Saleh 2003 1 : 0   Anuruddha G C 2204
3   Mutaywea Aysha 0 0 : 1   Methmali Yasoda 1895
2.9 12 Syria 3 - 0 16 Japan
1 IM Hakki Imad 2447 1 : 0   Nanjo Ryosuke 2186
2   Bakr Jwan 2335 1 : 0   Kojima Shinya 2187
3   Mir Mahmoud Afamia 1983 1 : 0   Nakagwa Emiko 1933
2.10 18 Nepal 0 - 3 13 Jordan
1   Shrest  Bilam Lal 2104 0 : 1   Samhouri Ahmed 2322
2   Surbir Lama 2095 0 : 1 FM Rimawi Bahjat  T 2308
3   Khamboo Mona Lisa 0 0 : 1 WIM Jamalia Natalia 1988

Standings after round 2
Rank Team Gam. + = - Pts.
1 India 2 2 0 0 5.5
  Qatar 2 2 0 0 5.5
3 Vietnam 2 2 0 0 5
4 Uzbekistan 2 2 0 0 5
5 China 2 1 0 1 4
6 Bangladesh 2 1 1 0 4
7 Iran 2 1 1 0 4
8 Mongolia 2 1 0 1 3.5
9 Indonesia 2 1 0 1 3.5
10 Kazakhstan 2 1 0 1 3
  Turkmenistan 2 1 0 1 3
12 Jordan 2 1 0 1 3
13 Syria 2 1 0 1 3
14 Bahrain 2 1 0 1 2.5
15 Philippines 2 0 1 1 2
16 United Arab Emirates 2 0 1 1 2
17 Sri Lanka 2 0 0 2 1.5
18 Macau 2 1 0 1 1.5
19 Palestine 2 1 0 1 1.5
20 Japan 2 0 0 2 0
21 Nepal 2 0 0 2 0
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