Mongolian players win the titles in the 2020 AUC Chess Women's individual and team
Khulan Enksaikhan, 25, of Mongolia scored 7.5 points out of 9 rounds to win the gold medal in the individual championship and power her team to victory in the Asian University Chess Championship.
The tournament is organized by the National University Sports Federation of Iran under the auspices of the Asian University Sports Federation in cooperation with the Asian Chess Federation.
A total of 36 female players from 11 countries competed in the 9-round Swiss System. The tournament is an individual championship combined with a team competition. The individual scores of the best three players of one country count towards their team score. Players from China, India, Indonesia, Iran, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Malaysia, Mongolia, Oman, Sri Lanka, and Thailand participated.
Khulan holds the title of FIDE Master. Women’s International Master Nur Abidah Shanti, 19, of Indonesia won the silver medal with 7 points prevailing in the tie break after having beaten third placer Nomindalai Tumurbaatar, 18, of Mongolia, who won the bronze medal also with 7 points.
Including the 5.5 scores of Ulziikhishigjargal Ochirkhuyag, the top three Mongolian girls scored a total of 20 points to garner the team crown. WFM Retno Wijayant and WIM Ummi Fisabilillah scored 5.5 points each, adding to the 7 points of Nur Abidah Shanti gave Indonesia a total of 18 points for the silver team medal. Host Iran won the bronze medal with 16 points from the 6.5 points of Kiana Arab, 5 points of Nadernia Niki, and 4.5 points of WIM Hamedi Nia Vesal. Visit chess-results.com for full final standings and to download games.
The Asian University Chess Championship (men’s division) will start next weekend from 26th to 29th December on Chess.com. Games are scheduled at 9:00 am GMT+4. A total of 48 players from 12 countries are registered for the men’s division.