India wins Asian Games Gold, China gets Silver, Iran Bronze Print
Monday, 18 December 2006 00:00
India drew with Kazakhstan to tally 22.5 points for the gold, a full 5 points ahead of China who beat Bangladesh 2:1 for 17.5 points and the silver medal. Iran shocked Qatar 3:0 to jump to third place with 16.5 points and grab the bronze medal. It was a heartbreaking loss for the host who were running third going into the last round. Visit the Asian Games website. .
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By Casto Abundo, Chief Arbiter, 15th Asian Games, Doha 2006


The Indian team, from left: Krishnan Sasikiran, Koneru Humpy and Pentala Harikrishna

India drew with Kazakhstan to tally 22.5 points for the gold, a full 5 points ahead of China who beat Bangladesh 2:1 for 17.5 points and the silver medal. Iran shocked Qatar 3:0 to jump to third place with 16.5 points and grab the bronze medal. It was a heartbreaking loss for the host who were running third going into the last round.



Qatar Chess Federation President Khalifa Al Hitmi presents silver medals to the Chinese team, from left, GM Bu Xiangzhi, GM Wang Yue and WGM Zhao Xue.

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Last game to finish was on top board between GM Mohammed Al Mohdiaki of Qatar and GM Ehsan Ghaem Maghami of Iran. Everyone was watching intently as Kazakhstan and Indonesia had 16 points each.

Murtas Kazhgaleyev of Kazakhtan had beaten Pentala Harikrishna of India as the other two boards were drawn. Kazakhstan was gunning for the bronze with 16 points.

Similarly, Indonesia had beaten Uzbekistan 2.5:0.5 to climb to 16 points and hope for third place. Indonesia`s Utut Adianto held former world champion Rustam Kasimjanov to a draw as the other two Indonesians scored full points.

But GM Ehsan Maghami maneuvered in a Bishop and pawn endgame to beat GM Al Mohdiaki. First to lose for Qatar was Mohammad Al Sayed who had a completely won game against Moradiabadi of Iran. Then Atousa Purkashian won a piece in a pretty combination against Zhu Chen.



The Iran team with Honorary FIDE President Florencio Campomanes: from left, Atousa Pourkashian, Elshan Moradiabadi, Campomanes, Iranian Chess Federation President Dr. Mohammad Ebrahim Maddahi, Ehsan Ghaem Maghami, Captain IM Khosrow Harandi and FIDE Delegate Mehrdad Pahlevanzadeh.



The flags of India, China and Iran were raised accompanied by the national anthem of India. Many Indians among spectators sang their national anthem.

Final Ranking
Rank Team + = - Pts. BH. MP
1 India 8 1 0 22.5 134.5 17
2 China 6 1 2 17.5 140 13
3 Iran 4 3 2 16.5 140 11
4 Kazakhstan 5 2 2 16 135.5 12
5 Indonesia 4 2 3 16 134.5 10
6 Qatar 5 0 4 15 140.5 10
7 Bangladesh 4 2 3 14.5 126 10
8 Philippines 2 4 3 14.5 110 8
9 Uzbekistan 4 1 4 14 140 9
10 Mongolia 4 1 4 14 123.5 9
11 Turkmenistan 4 1 4 13.5 131.5 9
12 Syria 4 2 3 13.5 112 10
13 SriLanka 4 1 4 13 87.5 9
14 United Arab Emirates 3 3 3 12.5 107.5 9
15 Jordan 3 3 3 12.5 104 9
16 Vietnam 4 1 4 12 129.5 9
17 Bahrain 4 1 4 11.5 90 9
18 Palestine 2 3 4 11 88.5 7
19 Japan 3 2 4 10.5 91.5 8
20 Nepal 4 0 5 10 91 8
21 Macau 1 0 8 3 98 2

Round 9 on 2006/12/14 at 1500
9.1 1 India 1.5 - 1.5 4 Kazakhstan
1 GM Sasikiran Krishnan 2675 .5 : .5 GM Sadvakasov Darmen 2596
2 GM Harikrishna Pentala 2674 0 : 1 GM Kazhgaleyev Murtas 2609
3 GM Koneru Humpy 2545 1 : 0 WIM Aketaeva Dana 2312
9.2 9 Bangladesh 1 - 2 2 China
1 IM Hossain Enamul 2503 .5 : .5 GM Bu Xiangzhi 2671
2 GM Reefat Bin-Sattar 2489 .5 : .5 GM Wang Yue 2644
3   Akter Shamima Liza 2096 0 : 1 WGM Zhao Xue 2467
9.3 3 Qatar 0 - 3 5 Iran
1 GM Al-Modiahki Mohamad 2550 0 : 1 GM Ghaem Maghami Ehsan 2581
2 IM Al Sayed Mohamad N 2486 0 : 1 GM Moradiabadi Elshan 2539
3 GM Zhu Chen 2501 0 : 1 WIM Pourkashian Atousa 2329
9.4 8 Indonesia 2.5 - .5 6 Uzbekistan
1 GM Adianto Utut 2589 .5 : .5 GM Kasimdzhanov Rustam 2672
2 GM Megaranto Susanto 2492 1 : 0 GM Barsov Alexei 2537
3 WFM Sukandar Irine Kharisma 2239 1 : 0 WIM Sabirova Olga 2230
9.5 17 Philippines 1.5 - 1.5 10 Turkmenistan
1 IM Laylo Darwin 2448 1 : 0 IM Annaberdiev Meilis 2457
2 IM Dableo Ronald 2425 .5 : .5 IM Amanov Mesgen 2339
3   Docena Jedara 0 0 : 1 WGM Geldyeva Mekhri 2273
9.6 11 Mongolia 1.5 - 1.5 14 United Arab Emirates
1 FM Batchuluun Cegmed 2404 .5 : .5 GM Talib Moosa 2365
2   Gundavaa Bayarsaihan 2237 0 : 1 IM Hassan Abdullah 2311
3 WGM Mongontuul Bathuyag 2383 1 : 0 WFM Saleh Noura Mohd 1879
9.7 20 Palestine 1.5 - 1.5 13 Jordan
1   Tamra Attallah 2102 0 : 1   Samhouri Ahmed 2322
2   Shobaita Talal 2183 1 : 0 FM Rimawi Bahjat  T 2308
3   Jaradat Shadia 0 .5 : .5 WIM Jamalia Natalia 1988
9.8 18 Nepal 2.5 - .5 19 Bahrain
1   Shresta  Bilam Lal 2104 1 : 0 FM Ayyad Maher 2137
2   Surbir Lama 2095 1 : 0 FM Ayyad Husain Abduljalil Saleh 2003
3   Khamboo Mona Lisa 0 .5 : .5   Mutaywea Aysha 0
9.9 16 Japan .5 - 2.5 15 SriLanka
1   Nanjo Ryosuke 2186 0 : 1   Russell M K A 2234
2   Kojima Shinya 2187 .5 : .5   Anuruddha G C 2204
3   Nakagawa Emiko 1933 0 : 1   Methmali Yasoda 1895
9.10 21 Macau 0 - 3 12 Syria
1   Abelgas Rodolfo 0 0 : 1 IM Hakki Imad 2422
2   Mak Tong Kuan 0 0 : 1   Bakr Jwan 2335
3   Chan I Sin 0 0 : 1   Mir Mahmoud Afamia 1983
 
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