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Vietnam wins Tata Steel Asian Women Team Chess Championship 2009

Convincing victory for Vietnam women chess players

The team of Vietnam won convincingly the Tata Steel Asian Women Team Chess Championship 2009. WGM Le Thanh Tu, WIM Pham Le Thao Nguyen, WGM Nguyen Thi Thanh An, WFM Nguyen Thi Mai Hung, and WFM Hoang Thi Nhu Y brought the surprise of the event by winning 6 matches, drawing 1, and not losing a single match to claim the victory with 3 MP advantage.

Second place was for India, led by IM Harika Dronavalli, while Iran claimed the bronze over game points tiebreak with India B.

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Final standings

1 VIETNAM 13 MP 129,5 GP

2 INDIA A 10 MP 120,5 GP

3 IRAN 9 MP 118,5 GP

4 INDIA B 9 MP 89 GP

5 SINGAPORE 8 MP 74,5 GP

6 BANGLADESH 6 MP 42 GP

7 INDONESIA 4 MP 58 GP

8 SRILANKA 3 MP 12 GP

9 NEPAL 1 MP 0 GP

Results of Vietnam

Round 1
VIETNAM - BANGLADESH 3 : 1

WGM Le Thanh Tu 2344 - Khan Nazrana 1985 0 – 1

WIM Pham Le Thao Nguyen 2295 - Jahanara Haque 1548 1 – 0

WGM Nguyen Thi Thanh An 2334 - WFM Sultana Zakia 1971 1 – 0

WFM Nguyen Thi Mai Hung 2244 - Begum Masuda 1872 1 – 0

Round 2
INDIA B - VIETNAM 1 : 3

WGM Gomes Mary Ann 2384 - WGM Le Thanh Tu 2344 1 – 0

WGM Mohota Nisha 2351 - WIM Pham Le Thao Nguyen 2295 0 – 1

WIM Padmini Rout 2334 - WGM Nguyen Thi Thanh An 2334 0 – 1

CM Bhakti Kulkarni 2263 - WFM Hoang Thi Nhu Y 2150 0 – 1

Round 3
INDIA A - VIETNAM 2 : 2

IM Harika Dronavalli 2467 - WIM Pham Le Thao Nguyen 2295 1 – 0

WGM Karavade Eesha 2413 - WGM Nguyen Thi Thanh An 2334 0 – 1

IM Tania Sachdev 2399 - WFM Nguyen Thi Mai Hung 2244 1 – 0

WGM Soumya Swaminathan 2303 - WFM Hoang Thi Nhu Y 2150 0 – 1

Round 4
VIETNAM - IRAN 2½:1½

WGM Le Thanh Tu 2344 - WGM Pourkashiyan Atousa 2306 0 – 1

WIM Pham Le Thao Nguyen 2295 - WGM Paridar Shadi 2242 ½ – ½

WGM Nguyen Thi Thanh An 2334 - WIM Ghader Pour Shayesteh 2187 1 – 0

WFM Hoang Thi Nhu Y 2150 - WFM Hejazipour Mitra 2176 1 – 0

Round 5
SINGAPORE - VIETNAM ½ :3½

WFM Tay Li Jin Jeslin 2099 - WGM Le Thanh Tu 2344 0 – 1

WFM Liu Yang 2066 - WIM Pham Le Thao Nguyen 2295 0 – 1

WFM Chan Wei Yi Victoria 1924 - WGM Nguyen Thi Thanh An 2334 ½ – ½

Neo Xiuwen Christabel 1798 - WFM Nguyen Thi Mai Hung 2244 0 – 1

Round 6
VIETNAM - INDONESIA 3½: ½

WGM Le Thanh Tu 2344 - WGM Sukandar Irine Kharisma 2304 ½ – ½

WIM Pham Le Thao Nguyen 2295 - Lestari Baiq Vina 2170 1 – 0

WGM Nguyen Thi Thanh An 2334 - WFM Dewi Aa Citra 1938 1 – 0

WFM Nguyen Thi Mai Hung 2244 - WCM Sihite Chelsie Monica 1971 1 – 0

Round 7
NEPAL - VIETNAM 0 : 4

Khamboo Monalisa 0 - WGM Le Thanh Tu 2344 0 – 1

Namrata Chudal 0 - WIM Pham Le Thao Nguyen 2295 0 – 1

Ghale Tara 0 - WFM Nguyen Thi Mai Hung 2244 0 – 1

Jaiswal Bishekha 0 - WFM Hoang Thi Nhu Y 2150 0 – 1

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