Asian Cities Team Chess Championship 2017 Print
Thursday, 31 August 2017 08:10

Winners Rasht Team

Asian Cities Team Chess Championship 2017 - Round 9

Rasht lifts Dubai Cup

The top seeded Iranian team Rasht registered a convincing 4 – 0 victory over Dubai in the final round to clinch the Dubai Cup for Asian Cities Chess Championship with 16 match points here at KiiT University on Friday.

Host Bhubaneswar with 14 match points finished as runner up after settling for a draw with Puri in the final round encounter while Dhaka finished third with 13 match points after defeating Muscat.

Runner Up Bhubaneswar

Second Runner Up Dhaka


Rakesh Kumar Jena of Bhuaneswar won Gold on second board while Rasht team members Arash Tahbaz, Faghirnavaz Ali, Sadeh Shahin and Soozankar A M won Gold on First, Third, Fourth and Fifth boards, respectively.

Gold Medal on second Board Rakesh Kumar Jena of Bhubaneswar

In a colourful closing ceremony, Shri. Achuyuta Samanta, founder Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology and Kalinga Institute of Social Science gave away the medals and trophies to the winners in presence of Shri. Sekhar Chandra Sahu, Vice President AICF, Shri. KK Sarma, Secretary All Odisha Chess Association and Shri. Mahdi Abdulrahim, Chief Arbiter(UAE).

Chief Guest Shri. Achyuta Samanta addressing the gathering

Results Round 9

Rasht (16) beat Dubai (7) 4 – 0; Bhubaneswar (14) drew with Puri (8) 2 – 2; Muscat (7) lost to Dhaka (13) ½ - 3½ ; Penang (12) beat Bhubaneswar ‘A’ (5); Kolkata (9) drew with Cuttack (4) 2 -2 ; Chinese Taipei (6) lost to Alquds (7) 1½ -2½.

Final Standings

1 Rasht, Iran 16
2 Bhubaneswar, India 14
3 Dhaka, Bangladesh 13
4 Penang, Malaysia 12
5 Kolkata, India 9
6 Puri, India 8
7 Dubai, UAE 7
8 Muscat, Oman 7
9 Alquds, Palestine 7
10 Chinese Taipei 6
11 Bhubaneswar'A, India 5
12 Cuttack, India 4


Board Prizes    
Board 1    
Rank Name   Team
1 Tahbaz Arash   Rasht, Iran
2 Looi Xin Hao   Penang, Malaysia
3 Rahman Syed Mahfuzur   Dhaka, Bangladesh
Board 2    
Rank Name   Team
1 Rakesh Kumar Jena   Bhubaneswar, India
2 Sultan Ibrahim   Dubai, UAE
3 Wong Yinn Long   Penang, Malaysia
Board 3    
Rank Name   Team
1 Faghirnavaz Ali   Rasht, Iran
2 Sahoo Utkal Ranjan   Bhubaneswar, India
3 Islam Kh. Aminul   Dhaka, Bangladesh
Board 4    
Rank Name   Team
1 Sadeh Shahin   Rasht, Iran
2 Nayak Rajesh   Puri, India
3 Tan Jun Ying   Penang, Malaysia
Board 5    
Rank Name   Team
1 Soozankar A.M.   Rasht, Iran
2 Rahman Md. Taibur   Dhaka, Bangladesh
3 Kiran Manisha Mohanty   Bhubaneswar, India

Asian Cities Team Chess Championship 2017 - Round 8

Rasht moves closer to clinch the title

Iranian team Rasht on course to secure the Dubai Cup after an easy outing against Muscat in the penultimate round of Asian Cities Team Chess Championship at KiiT University on Thursday.

Dubai vs Puri

The top seed Iranian team not faced any resistance from their Omani rivals to register comfortable 4 – 0 victory. Host and second seed KIIT Bhubaneswar maintained their second spot on the point table after beating Cuttack 3½ - ½ . For Bhubaneswar, Rakesh Kumar Jena, Utkal Ranjan Sahoo and Kiran Manisha Mohanty produced decisive result for their team while Swayams Mishra forced to split the point with his lower rated rival Rabindra Kumar Ojha.

KISS Bhubaneswar vs Chinese Taipei

Dhaka moved to the third spot after beating Malaysian team Penang in a nail biting match that ended in narrowest victory margin. In other matches, Dubai signed peace with Puri while Kolkata overcome Alquds and KISS Bhuaneswar defeated higher seeded Chinese Taipei. For KISS, Nayak Sanjan Kumar and Manindra Karjee produced resounding victories over their higher rated rivals Wang Ting Hao and Liu Yeh Yang, respectively while Tapan Badamundi held Min Po Yen to seal the match.

Results Round 8

Rasht (14) beat Muscat (7) 4 – 0; Cuttack (3) lost to KIIT Bhubaneswar (13) ½ -3½ ; Penang (10) lost to Dhaka (11) 1½ - 2½ ; Dubai (7) drew with Puri (7) 2 - 2; Alquds (5) lost to Kolkata (8) ½ -3½ ; KISS Bhubaneswar (5) beat Chinese Taipei (6) 2½ - 1½ .

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Asian Cities Team Chess Championship 2017 - Round 7

Rasht back on sole lead; Penang held KIIT Bhubaneswar

Rasht defeated KISS Bhubaneswar without much struggle to be back at sole lead with 12 match points in the Asian Cities Chess Championship which is now underway at Kalinga Institute Industrial Technology.

It was an easy day for the Iranian team in the office as they outwitted the rivals 4-0 while overnight joint leader KIIT Bhubaneswar suffered a setback for their title hopes as they settled for a peace treaty against Malaysian team Penang and slipped to the second spot with 11 points.

In other seventh round encounters, Dhaka defeated Chinese Taipei and Kolkata lost to Muscat.

Earlier in the sixth round, Rasht defeated Chinese Taipei while KIIT Bhubaneswar outwitted Dhaka.

Results Round 7

KIIT Bhubaneswar (11) drew with Penang (10) 2 – 2; KISS Bhubaneswar (3) lost to Rasht (12) 0 -4; Dhaka (9) beat Chinese Taipei (6) 3½ - ½ ; Kolkata (6) lost to Muscat (7) 1½ - 2½ ; Alquds (5) lost to Dubai (6); Puri (6) beat Cuttack (3) 3 -1.

Arbiters Team

Chinese Taipei vs Dhaka

Dubai vs Alquds

KIIT Bhubaneswar vs Penang

KIIT Bhubaneswar vs Penang 2

Muscat vs Kolkata

Puri vs Cuttack

Rasht in action against KISS Bhubaneswar

KISS Bhubaneswar vs Rasht

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