Asian chess: India A bag men's gold, Vietnam win women's title

Asian chess: India A bag men's gold, Vietnam win women's title

Men Chess team of India pose with Former Cricketer Madan Lal and State Finance Minister Ashim Dasgupta after winning Gold at 'Asian Team Chess Championship', in Kolkata on Monday. PTI Photo

In the women's section, overnight leaders, Vietnam crushed tail-enders Nepal 4-0 to total 11 points and get the gold.

India A men's side maintained their all-win record to finish with 14 points, well ahead of Vietnam and Iran who collected 11 each.

The Indians - represented by Krishnan Sasikiran, Surya Sekhar Ganguly, Parimarjan Negi and Deepan Chakraborty - had little difficulty in snuffing out a feeble challenge from the islanders.

Vietnam took the silver on the basis of better tie-breaking points while Iran had to be content with the bronze.

Managing 8 points, India B took the fifth spot.

The India A women, who had got a bye in the final round, ended on 10 points to take the silver.

India B women went down to Iran 3-1 to spoil their chances of getting the silver. They ended on nine match points along with Iran and were placed fourth on the tie-break losing the bronze to Iran in this section.

Results:
Men's: Sri Lanka (3) lost to India A (14); Iran (11) beat India B (8); Vietnam (11) beat Nepal (1); Bangladesh (8) beat  Singapore (4);Yemen (2) lost to Indonesia (8)
Women's: Nepal (1) lost to Vietnam (13); Iran (9) beat India B (9); Indonesia (4) lost to Singapore (6); Sri Lanka (1) lost to Bangladesh (6)

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