Top seeds China 1, India draw in Asian Nations Cup Print
Sunday, 20 May 2012 05:43

The top two seeds China 1 and India played to a 2:2 draw to set the pace after 3 rounds of the Asian Nations Cup in Zao Zhuang, China. Tied for the lead are Iran and China 2 men. In the Women’s China 1 beat China 2 by 3:1 to grab solo lead of the round robin tournament.
In an all-GM battle, Wang Hao beat Sasikiran and Ding Liren beat Negi to score for China. But Hari Krishna beat GM Wang Yue and Gupta beat Yu Yangyi to even the score for India.
Visit for pairings and standings. Watch live games for the Open and the Women’s. Please look at the video report from the Opening Ceremony & Round 1 of the Asian Nations Cup 2012 in Zaozhuang, China:
Vietnam led by GM Le Quang Liem (right) vs. China 2 led by GM Zhou Weiqi

China 2 edged Vietnam 2½-1½. Games were drawn on boards 1 to 3 but GM Wen Yang scored the winning point against IM Nguyen Van Huy.
Mongolia led by IM Gundavaa Bayarsaikhan (right) vs. Iran led by GM Ehsan Ghaem Maghami

Iran also narrowly beat Mongolia 2½-1½. The winning point was scored by IM Puria Darini over FM Munkhgal Gombosuren.
Singapore shocked Indonesia 3:1 on wins by IM Kevin Goh and IM Chan Peng Kong.
Kazakhstan crushed Yemen 3½:½, Iraq blanked Chinese Taipei 4:0 while Korea shut out Hong Kong 4:0

China Women's 2 led by WGM Tan Zhongyi (right) vs. China Women's 1 led by GM Zhao Xue
In other matches in the women’s section, the young China 3 women’s team surprised Kazakhstan 3:1. India kept pace by beating Vietnam 3:1. Mongolia also beat Singapore 3:1 and Indonesia and Iran drew 2:2

Kazakhstan led by WGM Flyura Khasanova (right) vs. young China Women's 3 led by WFM Zhai Mo

Mongolian Women led by Batchimeg Tuvshintugs (right) vs. Singapore led by WIM Khegay Anjela

Four teams are tied for the lead in the Men’s. China 1 and 2, India and Iran have 5 Match Points each. Singapore and Iran follow with 4 points each. Vietnam and Mongolia have 3 points each. Indonesia, Korea, Yemen and Iraq have 2 points each. Hong Kong and Chinese Taipei are still scoreless .
In the Women’s, China 1 leads alone with 6 Match Points. Iran is in second slot with 5 points India and China 3 follow with 4 points each. Mongolia has 3 points. Vietnam, Kazakhstan, Indonesia and China 2 are tied with 2 points each. Singapore women are still scoreless.

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