China is double champion of the Asian Nations Cup 2014

Iran Chess FederationThe Asian Nations Cup for men and women took place from 20th to 30th May, 2014 in the city of Tabriz, Iran.

The event was open to all chess federations in FIDE zones 3.1 to 3.7.

The Asian Nations Cup for men was a 10 team round-robin Team Championship, where each team consisted of 4 players plus 1 reserve.

China and India shared first place with 16 points each, but China emerged winner on superior tie-break score.

Vietnam, with the 2013 World blitz champion GM Le Quang Liem at the head, took the bronze with 14 points, leaving the nearest contender Kazakhstan 2 points behind.

The Asian Nations Cup for women was played in 5 rounds. The teams consisted of the same number of players (4+1), as the Men’s Section.

The last round of the event was crucial. The top seeded team of China crushed Kazakhstan 4:0 to claim the gold with total 15 points. Meanwhile, India couldn’t overplay the local team of Iran and finished equal 2:2 after the more experienced IM Eesha Karavade lost against the young talented Iranian WIM Mitra Hejazipour.

Thus India remained second with 13 points, while the team of Iran deservedly grabbed the bronze with 10.5 points.

Men’s Section games with analysis/ Women Section games with analysisOfficial website/ TCEC – Superfinal

Men’s Section final standings:

1 China 16
2 India 16
3 Vietnam 14
4 Kazakhstan 12
5 Iran A 11
6 Iran B 9
7 Jordan 5
8 Sri Lanka 5
9 Iraq 2
10 Oman 0

Women’s Section final standings:

1 China 15
2 India 13
3 Iran A 10,5
4 Kazakhstan 9
5 Vietnam 9
6 Iran B 3,5

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