(From IANS)

India won the Asian Nations Cup chess team championship defeating Vietnam with a convincing 3-1 margin in the final round in Abu Dhabi, the All India Chess Federation (AICF) said on Wednesday.

India lifted the Asian Nations Cup with 17 points.

India finished splendidly well against Vietnam with Grandmasters SP Sethuraman and K Sasikiran winning on second and fourth boards while B Adhiban and Vidit Santosh Gujarathi drew on first and third boards.

India lifted the Asian Nations Cup with 17 points while defending champion and top seed China finished second around with 15 points in the final round on Tuesday, AICF said in a statement.

Kazakhstan and Iran took the third and fourth places, respectively, in the nine round tournament.

The Indian team were in good form to beat all the teams-barring Mongolia enroute to the title. The Indian team drew with Mongolia, AICF said.This is the third time that India is winning this event. Read More

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