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News ‘November, 2010’

Brazil Chess Championship 2010

Brazil Chess Championship 2010

The 2009 champion Giovanni Vescovi is defending the title. As he stated in a recent interview for Chessdom.com, his intention is to win more national championships. Vescovi and Gilberto Milos already have six tittles each, while Rafael Leitao was four-time champion.

Snowdrops and Oldhands – Czech Coal Chess Match 2010

Snowdrops and Oldhands – Czech Coal Chess Match 2010

Snowdrops won the match against Oldhands by 18:14. Rounds three and four were decisive, when Snowdrops gained four points advantage. Oldhands had less tournament practice in the recent year so they weren’t in optimal chess mood in the start.

16th Asian Games – China Wins Two Team Golds

16th Asian Games – China Wins Two Team Golds

For the Bronze Medal, Indian Men easily over came Iran 3.5 to 0.5, with Maghami alone drawing his game with Harikrishna of India. But the women match between Vietnam and India had to go to the sudden death after the score ended with 2 to 2 at the end of normal time control.

16th Asian Games – Team Chess Championship

16th Asian Games – Team Chess Championship

In the other Semifinal, Philippines beat India 2.5-1.5. despite their star player Wesley So losing to Harikrishna on the top board. While Krishnan Sasikiran and G.N.Gopal lost to Antonio Rogelio Jr and Torre Eugenio, Gomez John Paul drew with Ganguly.

16th Asian Games – Team Chess Championship

16th Asian Games – Team Chess Championship

There was some drama at the start of seventh round in the women section as the start time was postponed by two hours as Uzbekistan needed clarification on the pairings published for the last round. The confusion was resolved with the organising committee official also taking part in the deliberations and the rounds started without altering the pairings.

70th Italian Chess Championship

70th Italian Chess Championship

Carlos Garcia Palermo rather easily won the Grandmaster duel against Sabino Brunello, while in the other decided game of the day IM Denis Rombaldoni outplayed his colleague Pierluigi Piscopo.

16th Asian Games – Team Chess Championship

16th Asian Games – Team Chess Championship

Philippines have also moved to the semifinals by beating Uzbekistan 3.5 to 0.5 with ten match points. India kept their chances alive for a berth in the semifinals by defeating Qatar 3.5-0.5 and have eight match points. Iran with a victory over Iraq have gained two match points to have a total of seven points.

16th Asian Games – Team Chess Championship

16th Asian Games – Team Chess Championship

In the biggest upset so far in the Championship, three untitled Kyrgyzstan players shocked their highly rated Grandmaster opponents to score 3.5 to 0.5 against Vietnam and jump to third slot with 7 match points, in the men section of the 16th Asian Games being played at Gaungzhau Chess Institute, China.

16th Asian Games – Team Chess Championship

16th Asian Games – Team Chess Championship

China jumped into the lead in the Men’s section by beating India 2.5-1.5, with the lone win coming from the fourth board where GM Ni Hua beat GM G.N.Gopal. The other boards were drawn. China are on eight match points and India remain on six.

16th Asian Games – Team Chess Championship

16th Asian Games – Team Chess Championship

On the third day of the Team Championship for Men and Women in the 16th Asian Games being held at the Guangzhou Chess Institute, China and India are leading with six match points each after three rounds. Four other teams, Vietnam, Uzbekistan, Philippines and Iran are trailing behind with four match points.

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