Asian Indoor Rapid: Bronze for Indians

 

Rapid Team category of the Ashgabat 2017 5th Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games commenced in the Chess Arena on Tuesday September 26. And India seized Bronze Medals in Men’s and Women’s section.

A few days ago, GM Sasikiran Krishnan made the nation proud by clinching the Bronze medal in the Asian Indoor Individual Chess Championship. Today the youngsters made their mark in the Men’s U-23 Rapid Team category. In the final round, India drew eventual Gold Medalist Turkmenistan Team to seize the third spot.

India Rapid U-23 Team composed of talented grandmasters Diptayan Ghosh and Karthikeyan Murali.

 

Final Ranking after 5 rounds

Rk. SNo Team Games   +   =   –  TB1  TB2  TB3  TB4  TB5
1 2 Turkmenistan 5 3 2 0 7,0 8 1 25,5 30,5
2 1 China 5 3 2 0 7,0 8 1 23,0 28,0
3 3 India 5 3 1 1 7,0 7 0 24,5 29,5
4 6 Philippines 5 3 0 2 6,5 6 0 25,0 27,0
5 10 Vietnam 5 3 0 2 6,0 6 0 25,5 27,5
6 4 Iran 5 1 3 1 5,0 5 0 24,0 28,0
7 8 Uzbekistan 5 2 1 2 5,0 5 0 24,0 28,0
8 7 Indonesia 5 2 1 2 5,0 5 0 22,0 25,5
9 5 Kazakhstan 5 2 1 2 5,0 5 0 19,0 21,0
10 9 Tajikistan 5 2 0 3 5,0 4 0 22,0 24,0
11 11 Jordan 5 1 2 2 4,0 4 0 18,5 20,5
12 14 Afghanistan 5 1 2 2 3,5 4 0 16,0 18,0
13 13 Qatar 5 0 2 3 2,0 2 0 19,0 21,0
14 12 Macau 5 0 1 4 2,0 1 0 19,5 21,5
Photo: GM R.B. Ramesh

In the Women’s Rapid Team section, IM Tania Sachdev and IM Padmini Rout tallied points with Vietnam for the third spot.

Final Ranking after 5 Rounds

Rk. SNo Team Games   +   =   –  TB1  TB2  TB3  TB4  TB5
1 3 Indonesia 5 4 1 0 8,0 9 0 23,5 31,0
2 1 China 5 4 0 1 7,5 8 0 22,0 30,0
3 4 Vietnam 5 4 0 1 6,5 8 0 18,0 26,0
4 2 India 5 3 1 1 6,5 7 0 22,0 30,0
5 5 Iran 5 2 1 2 5,5 5 1 21,0 28,5
6 6 Kazakhstan 5 2 1 2 5,5 5 1 20,5 28,5
7 7 Turkmenistan 5 2 1 2 5,0 5 0 14,0 20,5
8 11 Kyrgyzstan 5 2 1 2 5,0 5 0 13,5 20,0
9 10 Jordan 5 2 1 2 5,0 5 0 12,0 20,0
10 8 Uzbekistan 5 2 0 3 4,5 4 0 19,5 27,0
11 12 Tajikistan 5 2 0 3 4,5 4 0 18,0 24,5
12 9 Bangladesh 5 1 1 3 4,0 3 0 16,5 23,0
13 13 Thailand 5 1 0 4 2,5 2 0 14,0 19,5
14 14 Afghanistan 5 0 0 5 0,0 0 0 16,5 21,5

The Chess Arena will host four Blitz Team events for medals on Wednesday 27 September, the final day of competition.

The men’s Blitz Team, women’s Blitz Team, men’s Blitz Team U23, and women’s Blitz Team U23 will feature five rounds of blitz games (three minutes for each player, plus two seconds added for each completed move).

The top-four finishing teams in each of the four events will play finals with both losing semi-final teams to receive bronze medals.