Quotes: US MENA   Enter Symbol: NewsLetter: Search: advanced

Three share Asian Chess lead  Join our daily free Newsletter

MENAFN - Khaleej Times - 21/04/2014
No. of Ratings : 0
Add to Mixx!



(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) Gms adhiban of india maghami of iran and yangyi of china score victories

gm ehsan ghaem maghami gm pentala harikrishna yu yangyi tan zhongyi harika dronavali and zhansaya abdumalik seen with elias khairallah hassan malallah hisham al taher shaikh saud bin abdulaziz al mualla jamal modfa and rajai al susi after the asian blitz chess championship. — supplied photos

grandmasters b. adhiban of india ehsan ghaem maghami of iran and yu yangyi of china beat their respective third round opponents to share the lead with three points each in the asian continental chess championship open division at the sharjah chess club in sharjah while in the women’s division former asian women’s champion irene sukandar of indonesia and six others are tied for the lead at 2.5 points each.

adhiban crushed the sicilian defence of compatriot g.n. gopal in a marathon 93 moves and six hours of play. adhiban had three pieces against queen and forced gopal to exchange the queen for two pieces to prevent mate.

ghaem maghami needed only 37 moves to outwit the sicilian defence of indian gm krishnan sasikiran. the iranian champion was able to advance his queenside pawns to threaten promotion. yu yangyi beat local hero salem a. r. saleh in 40 moves of another sicilian defence. the chinese master penetrated salem’s second rank with rook and queen and captured two pawns to transition to a won endgame.

four players follow a half point behind the leaders at 2.5 points each namely gms ziaur rahman of bangladesh rustam kasimdzhanov of uzbekistan and chinese gms bu xiangzhi and wen yang.

twenty three players trail at two points each in the race for five places to advance to the world cup. sixty four players from 21 countries are competing in the open division including 32 grandmasters 11 international masters and 6 fide masters.

in the women’s division tied for the lead at 2.5 points each are irene sukandar of indonesia and six others namely 13-year-old zhansaya abdumalik of kazakhstan nguyen thi thanh an of vietnam ni shiqun of china sarasadat khademalsharieh and atousa pourkashiyan of iran and gong qianyun of singapore.

sukandar beat wgm mary ann gomes of india nguyen thi beat im tania sachdev of india ni shiqun beat wfm hulkar tohirjonova gong beat hoang thi nhu of vietnam while abdumalik and khademalsharieh drew with each other. thirty two women are vying for the title and the chance to advance to the women’s world championship.

a 5000 blitz championship (five-minutes per player) was held yesterday and yu yangyi of china emerged champion with 7.5 points out of nine rounds. gms pentala harikrishna of india and ehsan ghaem maghami of iran shared second and third places in the open at 7 points each. in the women’s division tan zhongyi of china won the title undefeated with eight points followed by gm harika dronavalli of india and 13-year-old wim abdumalik zhansaya of kazakhstan in second and third with 6.5 points each.

all games are broadcast live on the official site with photo gallery daily interviews and video links. visit chess-results.com for standings and results. the tournament is open free to the public from 3pm daily at the sharjah chess club the biggest chess club in the world.


 


Khaleej Times




  MENA News Headlines
 Sep 22 2014 - HE Foreign Minister Meets UNRWA CommissionerQatar News Agency
(MENAFN - QNA) HE Foreign Minister Dr. Khalid bin Mohammed Al Attiyah met Monday at the headquarters of the State of Qatar's permanent delegation to the United Nations in New York with President of ...

 Sep 22 2014 - Minister of Foreign Affairs Meets Norwegian and Mexican Foreign MinistersQatar News Agency
(MENAFN - QNA) HE Minister of Foreign Affairs Dr. Khalid bin Mohammed Al-Attiyah met today at the headquarters of the Permanent Delegation of the State of Qatar to the United Nations HE the Foreign ...

 Sep 22 2014 - GCC Foreign Ministers Meet in New YorkQatar News Agency
(MENAFN - QNA) The Gulf Cooperation Council's (GCC) Foreign Ministers held last night a coordination meeting headed by Kuwait's First Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Sheikh Sabah ...

 Sep 22 2014 - Saudi to build solar power stations in 5 regionsMENAFN
(MENAFN) Saudi Arabia announced it is planning to build solar power stations in five regions by the end of next year, Saudi Gazette reported.The King Abdullah City for Atomic and Renewable Energy ...

 Sep 22 2014 - Bahrain airport's passenger traffic up 25 percent in AugustMENAFN
(MENAFN) Bahrain International Airport announced it registered a 25 percent increase in its passenger traffic during the month of August compared to the same month last year, Gulf Daily News ...

 Sep 22 2014 - GCC's infrastructure projects to reach USD86b by end of 2014MENAFN
(MENAFN) The value of Qatar's new infrastructure projects is expected to reach USD26.2 billion by the end of 2014, while the value of new projects across the GCC is expected to increase 77.8 percent ...

 Sep 22 2014 - UAE, US discuss ways to boost tradeMENAFN
(MENAFN) The bilateral trade and investment relations between the UAE and the US registered an increase in their non-oil trade, reaching USD26.9 billion in 2013, and the two countries are discussing ...

 Sep 22 2014 - Dubai's SKAI Holdings to invest USD600m in next 6 monthsMENAFN
(MENAFN) SKAI Holdings, the Dubai-based real estate investment firm, announced it is planning to invest USD600 million in the Dubai market over the next six months, Arabian Business reported.The ...

 Sep 22 2014 - Deyaar to start work on USD952m project in DubaiMENAFN
(MENAFN) Deyaar Development announced its new USD952 million megaproject Midtown, which is set to include a total of 27 buildings, Arabian Business reported.The project, which is expected to be ...

 Sep 22 2014 - Etihad, Air Berlin to woo the Chinese marketMENAFN
(MENAFN) Etihad Airways, the Abu Dhabi flag carrier, in collaboration with Germany's Air Berlin are planning to extend their business and target the Chinese market to promote Germany as a travel ...

more...


 






Google

Click to Apply

 
 

Middle East North Africa - Financial Network

MENAFN News Market Data Countries Tools Section  
 

Middle East North Africa - Financial Network
Arabic MENAFN

Main News
News By Industry
News By Country

IPO News
Islamic Finance News
Private Equity News

How-To Guides
Technology Section

Travel Section

Search News

Market Indices
Quotes & Charts

Global Indices
Arab Indices

US Markets Details

Commodoties

Oil & Energy

Currencies Cross Rates
Currencies Updates
Currency Converter

USA Stocks
Arab Stocks
 

Algeria 
Bahrain 
Egypt 
Iraq
Jordan 
Kuwait 
Lebanon
Morocco 
Oman 
Palestine
Qatar 
Saudi Arabia 
Syria
Tunisia 
UAE 
Yemen

Weather
Investment Game
Economic Calendar
Financial Glossary

My MENAFN
Portfolio Tracker

Voting

Financial Calculators

RSS Feeds [XML]

Corporate Monitor

Events

Real Estate
Submit Your Property

Arab Research
Buy a Research

Press Releases
Submit your PR

Join Newsletters


 
© 2000 menafn.com All Rights Reserved.  Terms of Service | Privacy Policy | Contact Us | Advertise | About MENAFN | Career Opportunities | Feedback | Help