Wednesday, April 27, 2011
2011 Asian Cities Chess Championship Round 5: Shi Jiazhuang, now two points ahead!
GM Li Chao scored the needed point in Board 2 winning in 60 moves of a Gruenfeld Defense,Russian System against GM Rinat Jumabayev for a 2.5 : 1.5 victory over Astana. The game's Yu Yangyi - Murtas Kazgaleyev , Wan Yunguo - Pavel Kotsur and Ismagambetov - Wang Rui all ended in a draw. Tehran ,Iran edges Palembang 2.5 : 1.5 as the seeded teams finally restored order winning against their lower rank opponents. Jakarta (seeded 5th) blanks Tarakan 4 : 0. Bangalore (6th) won against Erdenet,Mongolia while Tagaytay City from the Philippines score a 3.5 : 0.5 victory against Abu Dhabi. Abu Dhabi's Board 1 Abdulla Faisal(2275) battle GM Wesley So in a wild Sicilian game that ended in a draw after 37 moves with Faisal slightly ahead in position..So was forced to a repetition of moves as Faisal contented himself for a draw.
STANDINGS AFTER ROUND 5
10 points ------ Shi Juazhuang
8.0 points ------- Tehran ; Astana ; Jakarta
6.0 points ------ Tagaytay City ; Bangalore ; Palembang ; Yangon
Tarakan ; Mashhad
5.0 points -------- Sydney ; Edernet ; Penang
4.0 points -------- Dhubai ; Baghdad ; Hongkong ; Kathmandu
Abu Dhabi ; BandarSeri Bagawan
3.0 points ------ Sharja ; Pekanbaru ; Singapore
1.0 points ----- Seoul,South Korea ; Putrajaya
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