Sunday, March 11, 2007

Pavlodar Tops Asian Cities

The Kazakh team of Pavlodar routed their last round opposition, Calicut, 4 to nil to safely secure the Asian Cities title in Tehran, Iran. They amassed 30 game points in total, 4 points ahead of second placer Tagaytay City from the Philippines.

Tagaytay can console themselves with 2 silvers and a gold medal performance by IM Wesley So. FIDE yesterday reported that: "Asian Chess Federation president Sheikh Sultan bin Khalifah Al Nahyan approved the request of all team captains to institute a new award of medals for best performance rating on individual boards. The system takes into account the strength of the opposition unlike the traditional system of percentage score."

A good win by So against a strong GM. Let's hope he scores a few more of those.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the "blog" on doeberl cup - as a chess parent it's hard to pay entry fees, travel, accommodation etc. and not even be able to follow the tournament.... still don't know lightning results. I found your blog great -maybe the overseas players weren't dissapointing - the Aussies were just better.

Better not say who!!!!!