Asian Online Nations Chess: Indian women finish on top in preliminary round, enter quarterfinals

The top-seeded Indian women recorded three wins on Monday to finish on top in Swiss system preliminaries and qualify for the quarterfinals of the Asian Online Nations(Regions) Cup Team Championship.

They will face Kyrgyzstan in the last eight after topping the preliminary phase with 16 match points(two match points for a win and 1 for a draw) ahead of the Philippines (13) and Iran (13).

On a good day for the Indians, they beat the Philippines 3-1 in round seven, Kazakhstan 2.5-1.5 in the eighth round before edging out Vietnam 2.5-1.5 in the ninth and final round.

In the fixture against the Philippines, Mary Ann Gomes and PV Nandhidhaa posted victories while R Vaishali on the top board and Padmini Rout on the second board settled for draws.


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