16th Asian Games – Day Two

Four rounds of the Individual Rapid chess category played

At the end of day two and four rounds, in the 16th Asian Games being held at the Guangzhou Chess Institute, top seed GM le Quang Liem of Vietnam wrested the sole lead with a perfect score of 4/4 in the Men section & two Chinese lead in the women section with four points each.

GM Kasimdzhanov of UZB & GM Bu Xiangzhi of China are closly following Le Quang Liemande with 3.3/4 & seven others are tied for third place with 3 points which includes second seed GM Sasikiran of India.

Hou Yifan & Zhao Xue will lock horns in the fifth round after jointly leading with four points at the end of fourth round, with a clear one point lead over four others – Harika Dronavalli (IND), Pourkashiyan Atousa (IRI), Zhu Chen (QAT) & Hoang Thi Bao Tram (VIE)- who are in the second spot with three points each.

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Three rounds will be played Monday and the rapid Medalists will be known on 16th Nov, after the ninth round.

The hard working Director of the Championship Mr Ignatius Leong & the Chief Arbiter Mr Casto Abundo had to sort out seeding problems before day 2, as the Mangolian entries were changed very late.

The games start at 3PM daily and are shown live on

By Media Team

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