Already champion after round 8, China-1 continued its dominance, beating Mongolia 3½:½ to finish with 17 match points. India blanked Iraq 4:0 to cement their silver finish with 15 points. Vietnam shut out Hong Kong 4:0 to win the bronze Nations Cup. It was decided at the Technical Meeting that three teams from different countries shall win Asian Nations trophies.
The Indian men's team, from left, GMs Krishnan Sasikiran, Abhijeet Gupta, Parimarjan Negi, Hari Krishna Pentala and Gopal Narayanan.
The Vietnamese men's team, from left, GM Dao Thein Hai, IM Nguyen Duc Hoa, GM Le Quang Liem, GM Nguyen Truong Son and IM Nguyen Huy receiving their bronze Cup from Chief Arbiter Gao Zhiqian, right.
China-2 kept pace, beating Chinese Taipei by a 4:0 shutout to actually finish higher with 13 points. Iran worked hard to earn its 3½:½ victory over Kazakhstan. Singapore whitewashed Yemen by the same 3½:½ score. And Indonesia beat Korea 3:1
In the women’s division, China-1, also champion after round 8, copied their male compatriots, beating Mongolia 3½:½.
India beat China-3 by the narrow margin of 2½:1½ on the win by GM Harika as the other three boards were drawn.
China-2 blanked Singapore 4:0 to tie India at 14 points. Iran tried to land in the medal standings as they beat Kazakhstan 3:1. Iran tied Vietnam at 8 match points each but in game points tie break had 16½ game points. Vietnam won the tie with 18 game points. China-3 had higher final score of 11 match points but as decided at the Technical Meeting that three teams from different countries shall win Asian Nations trophies, the bronze Nations Cup was won by Vietnam.
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