Rasht wins Asian Team Chess Championship 2017
The top seeded Iranian team Rasht, registered a convincing 4–0 victory over Dubai in the final round to win Asian Cities Team Chess Championship 2017 and clinch the Dubai Cup with 16 match points. Team Bhubaneshwar finished second and Dhaka had to settle for the third spot. It was yet another feature in the cap of Kalinga Institute of Information Technology (KIIT), the premises where this world class tournament was held. We have pictures, final standings and board prize winners.
The top seeded Iranian team Rasht, registered a convincing 4–0 victory over Dubai in the final round to win Asian Cities Team Chess Championship 2017 and clinch the Dubai Cup with 16 match points.
Host Bhubaneswar with 14 match points finished as runner up after settling for a draw with Puri in the final round encounter.
Dhaka finished third with 13 match points after defeating Muscat in the final round.
There were 12 teams participating in the tournament including 5 of the host nation. The tournament was organized by Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology and All Odisha Chess Association from 25th August to 1st September 2017.
In the closing ceremony, Shri. Achyuta Samanta, founder of Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology and Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences gave away the medals and trophies to the winners in presence of Vice President of AICF, Sekhar Chandra Sahu, K K Sarma, Secretary of All Odisha Chess Association and Chief Arbiter Shri. Mahdi Abdulrahim.