Shi Jianzhuang defeated Palembang 3.5: 0.5 in the eight round to clinch the 2011 Asian Chess Team Championship with still one round remaining.
Yu Yangyi ; Li Chao and Wan Yunguo give Shi Jianzhuang a two point lead over Astana. Pavel Kotsur and Kirill Kuderinov delivered the wins for Astana against Bangalore 2.5 : 1.5 to maintain its hold on second place with 14 match points , two points over Tehran and 4 points over Tagaytay City. Tehran and Tagaytay battle for third place in Thursday final round with Tehran needing only a 2:2 draw to formally take 3rd place. Host Jakarta and Palembang takes on Erdenet and Sharjah respectively both needing a win to make it to the top five.
STANDINGS AFTER ROUND 8
16.0 points Shi Jiazhuang , China
14.0 points Astana,Kazakhstan
12.0 points Tehran,Iran
10.0 points Tagaytay, Phlippines ; Mashhad,Iran
9.0 points Palembang,Indonesia ; Jakarta,Indonesia ; Yangon, Myanmar
8.0 points Bangalore,India ; Sharja, UAE ; Baghdad,Iraq ; Sydney,Australia
Abu Dhabi,UAE ; Tarakan, Indonesia ; Kathmandu,Nepal
7.0 points Dubai,UAE ; Pekanbaru,Indonesia ; Penang,Malaysia
5.0 points Hongkong ;
4.0 points Singapore ; Bandar Seri Bagawan, Brunei
3.0 points Seoul, South Korea
1.0 point Putrajaya
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