Asian Online Nations Cup Knockout Starts Friday

The Asian Online Nations Cup resumes 10am (UAE time GMT+4) Friday, 23rd October with the exciting quarterfinal knockout matches in both the open and the women’s divisions. Visit for team pairings and to download pgn files. Games are also broadcast on

David and Goliath matches for men pit Iran vs. Singapore, Kazakhstan vs. Philippines, Mongolia vs. India and Indonesia vs. Australia. The first named have white on boards 1 and 3, black on boards 2 and 4. There will be two matches per duel, with colors reversed for the rematch. In above photo are GM Kevin Goh of Singapore, left, and GM Idani Pouya of Iran, their top board players.

Follow twitter @Asianchess and there you can see the Bracket chart for men.

Women’s quarterfinal matches pit India vs. Kyrgyzstan, Sri Lanka vs. Philippines, Iran vs. Indonesia and Mongolia vs. Vietnam. In photo are top board players WGM R. Vaishali, left, of India and WFM Alexandra Samaganova of Kyrgyzstan. See the women’s Bracket chart.

Follow live games of your favourite teams. Here are links for Open matches.

No. Team RtgAvg Captain Team link
1 India 2609 Ganguly, Surya Shekhar
2 Kazakhstan 2516 Kotsur, Pavel
3 Iran 2516 Shafiei, Alireza
4 Philippines 2482 Torre, Eugeino
5 Austrailia 2429 Sandler, Leonid
6 Singapore 2410 Nisban, Jasmin
7 Indonesia 2321 Liem, Kristianus
8 Mongolia 2285 Bayar, Anu

Here are live game links for Women’s matches.

No. Team RtgAvg Captain Team link
1 INDIA 2284 Gomes, Mary Ann
2 INDONESIA 2224 Majella, Rudijanto
3 VIETNAM 2177 Lam, Minh Chau
4 IRAN 2097 Pourramezanali, Amirreza
5 PHILIPPINES 2035 Gonzales, Jayson
6 MONGOLIA 1980 FI Bayar, Anu
7 KYRGYZSTAN 1702 Damir, Talapker
8 SRI LANKA 1565 Ranasinghe, SD