Asian Nations Cup: rapid and blitz
Organized by the UAE Chess Federation, the Asian Nations Cup 2016 was held at the Novotel Abu Dhabi Al Bustan hotel with 20 countries competing for the right to represent Asia in the World Team Championship. While India won the gold in the open section and China won the women's section, the rapid and blitz tournament was a clean sweep by the Chinese. We bring a brief illustrated report covering the matters that were left unsaid.
Asian Nations Cup Rapid and Blitz
The Asian Nations Cup Chess Championship was held at the Novotel Abu Dhabi Al Bustan hotel with 20 countries competing for the right to represent Asia in the World Chess Team Championship.
After the end of the main event, a rapid and blitz tournament was also held, with a qualifying stage, separating the four top teams from the rest, and ending with a playoff for the gold.
Note: The first two rounds witnessed poor media management as the Asian Chess Federation failed to broadcast the games properly. The official website carried almost zero pictures from the tournament and such an important tournament was almost non-existent in the social media.