16th Asian Games (chess - women): Guangzhou 2010

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Basic data

16th Asian Games (chess - women)
(see all-time tournament summary)
Date: 18th - 26th November 2010
City: Guangzhou, China
Venue: Guangzhou Chess Institute
Tournament Director: N/A
Chief Arbiter: IA Casto Abundo (PHI)
Deputy Chief Arbiter: IA Xie Jun (CHN)
Teams participating: 12
Players participating: 56 (incl. 3 GMs, 4 IMs, 10 WGMs, 8 WIMs, 3 WFMs and 2 WCMs)
Games played: 184 (20 games were forfeited) + 3 tie-break games (match for 3rd place)
Competition format: Preliminary round: Four board seven round Swiss.
Play-offs: knock-out. Rapid tie-break in case of a tie.
Final order decided by: 1. Match points; 2. Game points; 3. Sonneborn-Berger
Time control: 90 minutes per game + 30 sec. increment per move
Official logo: Guangzhou 2010 logo
Website: http://www.gz2010.cn/en/
Interesting Websites: FIDE preview
ChessDom reports: round 1, round 2, round 3, round 4, round 5, round 6, round 7, semifinals, finals
Asian Chess Federation: previev, rounds 1-4, rounds 5-7, semifinals, finals
Downloadable game file: 10asiad-w.zip

Tournament review

The women's event of 16th Asian Games commenced with participation of 12 teams (compared to 9 in recend Asian Team Championship). India and China were big favourites and indeed won preliminary round easily, picking 6 wins each and drawing each other. The two did not meet in the grand final though, as India unexpectidely lost semifinal clash to Uzbekistan. China then beat the surprise ex-Soviet side in the final while Vietnam defeated India in tie-break in the bronze medal match.

Individual rapid event (nine round Swiss) saw China on top two spots: 1. Hou Yifan 8½; 2. Zhao Xue 7½; 3. Harika 6½ (see results).

Interesting games