Chess bits

Asian Rapid Continental: Truong Son wins gold; Tan Zhongyi tops women`s tournament

unnamed

GM Nguyen Ngoc Truong Son of Vietnam (left) and WGM Tan Zhongyi of China won the gold medals in the men`s and women`s divisions, respectively, of the 2015 Asian Rapid Open Continental Championship at the Hilton Hotel in Al Ain, UAE. Silver and bronze medals went to Indians in both divisions of this form of speed chess.

More information / Men’s games with analysis/ Women’s games with analysisYoutubeFacebookInstagram

Truong Son finished undefeated alone with 6 points out of 7 rounds. He beat IM P. Karthikeyan and GM Chanda Sandipan of India,  GM Idani Pouya of Iran, GM Gao Rui of China, GM Rustam Khusnutdinov of Kazakhstan and drew with compatriot top seed GM Le Quang Liem.

unnamed (1)Rapid chess is played with 15 minutes plus 10 second increment per move for each player. Games last an hour compared with the usual six hours for standard chess. The faster time control relies more on instinctive talent.

Six players followed with 5.5 points each, namely GM Chanda Sandipan (left), Debashish Das and Surya Shekhar Ganguly of India, IM Lin Chen of China, GM Ehsan Ghaem Maghami of Iran and Le Quang Liem.

Sandipan won the silver medal by tie break of higher average rating of opponents. He started with a loss against IM Nezad Husein Aziz of Qatar but won four straight games against IM S. Nitin of India, IM Lou Yiping of China, GM Mohammed Al Sayed of Qatar and GM Lalith Babu of India before losing to Truong Son. Sandipan`s last round was a draw with GM Zhou Jianchou of China.

Debashis Das got the bronze also after starting with a loss, against Liu Chang of China, but he rebounded with four straight wins against Bader Al Hajiri of Kuwait, IM Haridas Pascua of the Philippines, GM M.R. Venkatesh of India, FM Li Di of China. Das drew with IM Lin Chen of China before finishing with a win against GM Jahongir Vakhidov of Uzbekistan.

unnamed (2)

In the women`s division, Tan (left) won the gold medal with 6 points in a tie with Indian IM Tania Sachdev who got  silver.

Tan won the tie break by higher average rating of opponents. Harika and WGM Wang Jue of China finished with 5.5 points each but the Indian beat the Chinese in their encounter to win the tie break and the bronze medal.

Live running commentary by GM Tahir Vakhidov and WGM Zhang Jilin is watched worldwide on Youtube.

 

 

Men’s tournament final standings:

1 GM Nguyen Ngoc Truong Son VIE 2724 6
2 GM Sandipan Chanda IND 2573 5,5
3 GM Debashis Das IND 2561 5,5
4 IM Lin Chen CHN 2494 5,5
5 GM Le Quang Liem VIE 2771 5,5
6 GM Ganguly Surya Shekhar IND 2619 5,5
7 GM Ghaem Maghami Ehsan IRI 2562 5,5
8 IM Rathnakaran K. IND 2429 5
9 Xu Yinglun CHN 2463 5
10 GM Sasikiran Krishnan IND 2638 5
11 GM Zhou Jianchao CHN 2645 5
12 GM Vakhidov Jahongir UZB 2455 4,5
13 GM Lalith Babu M.R. IND 2539 4,5
14 IM Abdyjapar Asyl KGZ 2444 4,5
15 IM Lou Yiping CHN 2517 4,5
16 GM Gopal G.N. IND 2538 4,5
17 GM Khusnutdinov Rustam KAZ 2551 4,5
18 IM Al Qudaimi Basheer YEM 2429 4,5
19 GM Gupta Abhijeet IND 2609 4,5
20 FM Li Di CHN 2384 4,5
21 GM Gundavaa Bayarsaikhan MGL 2539 4,5
22 GM Idani Pouya IRI 2496 4,5
23 GM Darini Pouria IRI 2545 4
24 GM Nguyen Duc Hoa VIE 2504 4
25 GM Venkatesh M.R. IND 2452 4
26 GM Nguyen Huynh Minh Huy VIE 2446 4
27 GM Vidit Santosh Gujrathi IND 2557 4
28 GM Hossain Enamul BAN 2544 4
29 GM Rahman Ziaur BAN 2504 4
30 GM Koneru Humpy IND 2532 4
31 Utegaliyev Azamat KAZ 2437 4
32 GM Gao Rui CHN 2528 4
33 GM Kunte Abhijit IND 2475 4
34 IM Sunilduth Lyna Narayanan IND 2436 4
35 GM Batchuluun Tsegmed MGL 2508 4
36 IM Pascua Haridas PHI 2395 3,5
37 FM Tologontegin Semetey KGZ 2349 3,5
38 Liu Chang CHN 2353 3,5
39 IM Nitin S. IND 2466 3,5
40 GM Al-Sayed Mohammed QAT 2519 3,5
41 FM Bayarmandakh Balgan MGL 2225 3,5
42 GM Sethuraman S.P. IND 2528 3,5
43 GM Kostenko Petr KAZ 2549 3,5
44 GM Zhang Zhong SIN 2586 3,5
45 IM Wang Chen CHN 2524 3,5
46 IM Asgarizadeh Ahmad IRI 2329 3,5
47 GM Mollah Abdullah Al Rakib BAN 2524 3,5
48 IM Lodhi Mahmood PAK 2281 3
49 GM Sharavdorj Dashzegve MGL 2423 3
50 GM Vishnu Prasanna. V IND 2428 3
51 FM Saeed Ishaq UAE 2247 3
52 FM Abdulwahhab Ahmed Abdulsattar IRQ 2270 3
53 IM Tabatabaei M.Amin IRI 2256 3
54 Yuan Qingyu CHN 2359 3
55 Asgharzadeh M.Reza IRI 2114 3
56 IM Karthikeyan P. IND 2434 3
57 IM Iyti Basher SYR 2268 3
58 IM Chu Wei Chao CHN 2318 3
59 GM Sengupta Deep IND 2571 3
60 Xu Xiangyu CHN 2084 3
61 Maghsoodloo Parham IRI 2193 2,5
62 FM Algildah Khalid SYR 2118 2,5
63 FM Galappaththi Chinthaka Anurud SRI 2107 2,5
64 FM Byambaa Zulzaga MGL 2220 2,5
65 FM Hj Azahari Md Aliuddin BRU 2094 2,5
66 FM Xu Yi CHN 2273 2,5
67 CM Al-Hajiri Bader KUW 2122 2
68 GM Dzhumaev Marat UZB 2504 2
69 FM Ayyad Maher BRN 2255 2
70 IM Baimurzin Aitkazy KAZ 2114 2
71 Ezizov Jumamuhammet TKM 1789 2
72 Bahaa M.T. Maswada PLE 1855 2
73 GM Annageldyev Orazly TKM 2346 2
74 Nassar Marwan LIB 2043 2
75 Mamyrbay Assad KAZ 2128 2
76 CM Shrestha Keshav NEP 2154 2
77 CM Alattar Rakan JOR 2083 1,5
78 Al Houti Houd OMA 0 1
79 Bukhari Mohameed KSA 1568 1
80 Sulimani Yaser KSA 1777 1
81 IM Nezad Husein Aziz QAT 2394 0
FM Salih Akar Ali Salih IRQ 2270 0

Women’s tournament final standings:

1 WGM Tan Zhongyi CHN 2423 6
2 IM Tania Sachdev IND 2328 6
3 GM Harika Dronavalli IND 2454 5,5
4 WGM Wang Jue CHN 2419 5,5
5 WGM Lei Tingjie CHN 2436 5
6 WGM Kulkarni Bhakti IND 2294 5
7 IM Padmini Rout IND 2372 5
8 IM Khademalsharieh Sarasadat IRI 2294 5
9 WGM Nguyen Thi Mai Hung VIE 2244 4,5
10 IM Shen Yang CHN 2447 4,5
11 IM Pham Le Thao Nguyen VIE 2401 4,5
12 WGM Enkhtuul Altan-Ulzii MGL 2185 4,5
13 WIM Davletbayeva Madina KAZ 2248 4,5
14 IM Karavade Eesha IND 2406 4,5
15 WIM Le Kieu Thien Kim VIE 2226 4,5
16 IM Vijayalakshmi Subbaraman IND 2304 4
17 GM Zhu Chen QAT 2466 4
18 WGM Zhang Xiaowen CHN 2408 4
19 WGM Gomes Mary Ann IND 2355 4
20 WGM Saduakassova Dinara KAZ 2326 4
21 Hong Xing CHN 1882 4
22 Hakimifard Raana IRI 1955 3,5
23 IM Mohota Nisha IND 2262 3,5
24 WIM Otgonjargal Sengeravdan MGL 2205 3,5
25 WGM Aulia Medina Warda INA 2312 3,5
26 WGM Pourkashiyan Atousa IRI 2328 3,5
27 WGM Soumya Swaminathan IND 2321 3,5
28 Khalaji Hanieh IRI 1962 3,5
29 WGM Nguyen Thi Thanh An VIE 2246 3,5
30 WFM Li Yunshan CHN 1835 3,5
31 Liu Manli CHN 1995 3,5
32 WIM Kurbonboeva Sarvinoz UZB 2151 3
33 Chu Ruotong CHN 2048 3
34 WCM Ezizova Bagul TKM 1518 3
35 WFM Antonova Nadezhda TJK 2030 3
36 WIM Shamima Akter Liza BAN 2155 3
37 WIM Dauletova Gulmira KAZ 2205 3
38 WIM Hakimifard Ghazal IRI 2236 3
39 WIM Al-Rufaye Iman Hasan Mohammed IRQ 2127 3
40 WIM Algildah Nibal SYR 1868 3
41 WFM Boshra Alshaeby JOR 1946 2,5
42 WFM Alattar Ghayda M. JOR 1908 2,5
43 WIM Ankhchimeg Bayanmunkh MGL 2180 2,5
44 WIM Hejazipour Mitra IRI 2261 2,5
45 WFM Asgarizadeh Minoo IRI 2186 2
46 Mir Mahmoud Afamia SYR 1949 2
47 Alymbay Kyzy Aizhan KGZ 1853 2
48 WIM Al-Harmoudi Mona UAE 1745 2
49 WFM Al Dhaffari Salma UAE 1527 2
50 WIM Al-Zarouni Kholoud Essa UAE 1857 2
51 WFM Hj Azahari Siti Nur Fatimah BRU 1999 1,5
52 WIM Pratyusha Bodda IND 2103 1
53 Aseel Odeh JOR 1588 1
54 Faqeeh Aseel JM PLE 1599 1

 

Chessdom is dedicated to professional and independent coverage of chess news and events from all over the globe! Join us for live chess games, interviews, video and photo reports, and social media reactions. Follow the development of the strongest chess software, which affects all chess today, via the Top Chess Engine Championship with its 24/7 live broadcast with chat.

Copyright © 2007-2021 Chessdom.com

To Top