October 18, 2020 10:31:59 pm
Indian males on Sunday certified for the quarterfinals of the Asian On-line Nations (Areas) Cup Crew Championship after ending sixth within the Swiss system preliminary spherical.
The highest-seeded Indians endured a day of blended fortunes, profitable one match, shedding one and drawing the opposite. They face Mongolia within the final eight stage on October 23.
Beginning the day with a 1.5-2.5 loss by the hands of the Philippines within the seventh spherical, the group led by Surya Sekhar Ganguly bounced again to outclass Bangladesh 3.5-0.5 in spherical eight earlier than settling for an exhilarating 2-2 draw towards Australia.
Within the match towards Australia, the 16-year-old Nihal Sarin offered the essential win, beating Termur Kuybokarov after B Adhiban had misplaced to Anton Smirnov. S P Sethuraman and Okay Sasikiran drew their video games.
Within the eighth spherical, Adhiban, Ganguly and Sasikiran posted victories whereas Sethuraman was held to a draw by Reffat Bin-Sattar.
The fourth-seeded Philippines group had pulled off a 2.5-1.5 win over India within the seventh spherical with Reglio Barcenilia placing it throughout Ganguly whereas Sarin, Sethuraman and Sasikiran drew their video games.
Sasikiran was the very best performer for India, profitable eight of his 9 video games whereas Sarin received 4 of his 5 and Ganguly 5 out of the seven he performed.
Iran completed on prime of the heap on the conclusion of the preliminaries with 15 Match Factors (2 MPs for a win, 1 for a draw) adopted by Philippines and Mongolia.
The event is being performed on nine-round Swiss System preliminaries in each males’s and ladies’s division with a time management of quarter-hour plus 5 seconds increment.
The highest eight groups qualify for the knockout stage of quarter-finals, semi-finals and finals. Every stage can be a duel of two matches. There are money prizes value USD 20,000 and gold, silver and bronze certificates as particular person board prizes on provide within the preliminary stage.
The ladies will play their matches within the seventh to ninth rounds on Monday with the top-seeded Indians in joint prime spot with Philippines and Iran.
The event will conclude with the finals on October 25.
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