India Crush Iran 3½-½
By Arvind Aaron
India maintained the lead in the Asian Nations Cup with a notable 3½-½ crushing win over fourth seed Iran in the UAE on April 3.
After six rounds., India leads with 11 match points. Top seed China are on 10 and Kazakhstan are on nine points.
India face Bangladesh in the seventh round with black on top board. Three rounds remain to be played.
The biggest scorer for the Indians is Vidit Gujrathi 5½/6. The wins over Iran came in the top three boards of Adhiban, Sethuraman and Vidit. Sasiliran drew on board four.
Second seed India is leading ahead of fancied China by beating them is going to give the Chinese sleepless nights. Chinese bastion in team events stands challenged.