China Pips India On Tie-Break For Title

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by Arvind Aaron

China and India tied for first place in the Asian Nations Cup that concluded at Iran on May 29, 2014. In the tie-break, China won the title having scored more regular game points which counted for tie-break.

In match points, India and China tallied 16 points. India remained the only undefeated team. China lost to India and defeated all other teams.

India had the satisfaction of defeating champions China 2.5-1.5 in the mutual encounter. In the previous edition, India and China made 2-2 with blood on all four boards with all whites winning!

India were held to 2-2draws by Iran-A and Vietnam.  Indian scorers: Sethuraman 5.5/8; Adhiban 4/7; Sasikiran 6/7; Negi 6/7; Lalith Babu 5.5/7. Final placings: 1-2. Chinna, India 16 each; 3 Vietnam 14; 4 Kazakhstan 12; 5 Iran-A 11; 6 Iran-B 9; 7-8. Jordan, Sri Lanka 5 each; 9 Iraq 2; 10 Oman 0.