4th Asian Team Chess Championship: Hangzhou 1981

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Basic data

4th Asian Team Chess Championship
(see all-time tournament summary)
Date: 2nd - 11th November 2007
City: Hangzhou, China
Venue: N/A
Tournament Director: N/A
Chief Arbiter: N/A
Teams participating: 12
Players participating: 63 (incl. 2 GMs and 12 IMs)
Games played: 192
Competition format: Two stage four board round robin.
The teams were split info two preliminary groups of six. Top three teams from each preliminary group qualified to the championship final.
Final order decided by: 1. Game points; 2. Match points; 3. Berger; 4. Direct match
Time control: N/A
Downloadable game file: 81asiatch.zip
Special thanks to Tony Carpinter for providing the tournament bulletin.

Tournament review

The Philippines won the title for the fourth time at the fourth Asian Team Championship, edging China by the narrowest of margin. Taking no chances, the winning Filipino team had the services of Eugenio Torre, Rosendo Balinas, Rico Mascariñas, Lito Maninang, Ruben Rodriguez and Andrónico Yap.

The event was held in Hangzhou, China in 1981 with the Chinese team enjoying home advantage. Liu Wenzhe, Qi Jiangxuan, Liang Jinrong, Li Zunian, Ye Jiangchuan and Chen De were in the Chinese team which finished second despite beating the Philippines 2½-1½ in the final round.

The tournament was played in two stages, with six teams in two preliminary groups. The top three in each group qualified for the finals, with the results of matches between themselves carried forward.

The Philippines, Australia and Thailand qualified from the first group while China, India and Singapore advanced from the second group.

Individual medals

1st Board
no. name flag code fin. pts gms %
1. GM Torre, Eugenio The Philippines PHI A 5 6 83.3
2. IM Rogers, Ian Australia AUS A 8 68.8
3. IM Aaron, Manuel India IND A 4 7 57.1

2nd Board
no. name flag code fin. pts gms %
1. IM Parameswaran, Tiruchi India IND A 5 6 83.3
2. Watson, Bruce New Zealand NZL B 8 81.3
3. Johansen, Darryl Australia AUS A 6 8 75.0

3rd Board
no. name flag code fin. pts gms %
1. IM Liang Jinrong China CHN A 6 6 100.0
2. Toh, Joseph Malaysia MAS B 4 87.5
3. Carpinter, Anthony New Zealand NZL B 8 68.8

4th Board
no. name flag code fin. pts gms %
1. Viner, Phillip Australia AUS A 4 5 80.0
2. Li Zunian China CHN A 7 78.6
3. IM Maninang, Jesús Rafael The Philippines PHI A 6 75.0

1st Reserve Board
no. name flag code fin. pts gms %
1. Ye Jiangchuan China CHN A 6 91.7
2. Yahya, Mohd Nor Malaysia MAS B 4 5 80.0
3. Depasquale, Chris Australia AUS A 5 7 71.4

2nd Reserve Board
no. name flag code fin. pts gms %
1. Chen De China CHN A 4 87.5
2. IM Yap, Andrónico The Philippines PHI A 4 5 80.0
3. Foo Boon Poh, Paul Malaysia MAS B 4 37.5

Interesting games

The ending of this interesting game is incomplete. Anybody can help?
Qi Jingxuan (CHN) - Parameswaran, Tiruchi (IND) 0 - 1

Shortest decisive game.
Al-Magboul, Meshal (KUW) - Hon Kah Seng, Christie (HKG) 0 - 1

It is not common to see exotic Japan beat nicely Asian's first IM, legendary Aaron.
Matsumoto, Yasuji (JPN) - Aaron, Manuel (IND) 1 - 0

Lesson no. 472: never focus on pawn play until you finish piece development.
Johansen, Darryl (AUS) - Sa-ngadsup, Prakob (THA) 1 - 0

This is how 2B+N proved their ending superiority over 2N+B.
Goh Cheng Hong (SIN) - Liu Wenzhe (CHN) 0 - 1

Now focus... Last round, there are three who battle for gold.
Act 1: Torre's win puts The Philippines in front of the Chinese, but...
Liu Wenzhe (CHN) - Torre, Eugenio (PHI) 0 - 1

Act 2: had two Aussie guys scored at least one win (or two draws)
it would have paved Australia's way to the historic triumph!
Act 3: but sorry, not this time, and perhaps never... :(
Rogers, Ian (AUS) - Goh Cheng Hong (SIN) 0 - 1
Jordan, William (AUS) - Chia Chee Seng (SIN) 0 - 1