Asian On-line group chess: India ladies in joint lead


File picture of R Vaishali.

Indian ladies received all their three matches on Saturday to share the highest spot with the Philippines and Iran after six rounds within the Asian On-line Nations (Areas) Cup Crew Championship.

Beginning the day in eighth place after three rounds, the top-seeded Indians routed Myanmar Three-5-Zero.5 within the fourth spherical, earlier than thrashing Singapore Four-Zero in spherical 5 and ended the day with a Three-1 win over Indonesia within the sixth spherical to spherical off an excellent day.

Lady Grandmaster R Vaishali and IM Padmini Rout had been the star performers for India, profitable all their three video games.

Taking part in on prime board, the Chennai-based Vaishali beat higher-rated Irine Kharisma Sukandar within the match in opposition to Indonesia after having put it throughout Qianyun Gong (Singapore) and Hsu Lwin Might (Myanmar).

Rout had wins over Soe Ohnmar (Myanmar), Yang Hazel Liu (Singapore) and Chelsie Monica Ignesias Sihite (Indonesia) on Saturday.

India are on 10 Match Factors (two factors for a win, one for a draw) and shared the lead with the Philippines and Iran, who even have equal variety of factors.

The match is being performed on nine-round Swiss System preliminaries in each males’s and girls’s division with a time management of 15 minutes + 5 seconds increment.

The highest eight groups will qualify to the knockout stage of quarter-finals, semi-finals and finals. Every stage will likely be a duel of two matches. Money prizes price USD 20,000 and gold, silver and bronze certificates as particular person board prizes within the preliminary phases are up for grabs.

The lads will play matches within the seventh to ninth rounds on Sunday with the top-seeded India in fourth place. The match will conclude with the finals on October 25. 

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