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Asia Continental Chess Championships 2010

GM Ni Hua of China and WGM Atousa Pourkashiyan of Iran are new champions

The 2010 Asia Continental Chess Championships were held on April 21-30th in Subic, under the management of the Philippines Chess Federation. 32 Grandmasters, 23 International masters, and a total of 63 titled participants started in the men section of the Asia Continental Chess Championship.

The Asia Continental offered a large prize fund of 65 000 USD, of which 50 000 for the open group, and 15 000 for the women section.

After nine rounds of play, GM Ni Hua of China and WGM Atousa Pourkashiyan of Iran became men and women champions respectively, each collecting 7.0 points in the course of the competition.

Iran WGM Atousa Pourkashian

Atousa Pourkashiyan

Ni Hua

Ni Hua

Wesley So recovered from the unpleasant defeat imposed by the newly crowned champion, and managed to finish 2nd on the best tiebreak score. GM Abhijeet Gupta (India), GM Zhou Jianchao (China) and top-seeded GM Le Quang Liem (Vietnam) also shared the second place.

In the women championship, Chinese players lined up behind the winner from Iran and possessed next three spots. Results and standings bellow.

wesley so

Wesley So

Round 9 top results (Open):

GM GUPTA Abhijeet - GM Ni Hua ½ – ½

GM SO Wesley - GM ZHOU Jianchao ½ – ½

GM LE Quang Liem - GM DING Liren 1 – 0

GM LI Chao B - IM SETHURAMAN S P ½ – ½

GM SASIKIRAN Krishnan - GM YU Yangyi ½ – ½

ZENG Chongsheng - GM NGUYEN Ngoc Truong Son ½ – ½

GM BUI Vinh – GM ZHOU Weiqi 0 – 1

GM GHAEM MAGHAMI Ehsan - IM HARIKA Dronavalli ½ – ½

GM ANTONIO Rogelio Jr - XIU Deshun ½ – ½

GM BAKRE Tejas - GM MEGARANTO Susanto ½ – ½

WAN Yunguo - IM ADHIBAN B 1 – 0

IM KHAMRAKULOV Dzhurabek - YU Ruiyuan ½ – ½

GUNDAVAA Bayarsaikhan - GM HARIKRISHNA P 0 – 1

IM NGUYEN Huynh Minh Huy - GM GEETHA Narayanan Gopal ½ – ½

GM ZHANG Zhong - IM YANG Kaiqi 1 – 0

Final standings (Open):

1. GM Ni Hua CHN 2667 – 7.0

2-5. GM SO Wesley PHI 2665, GM GUPTA Abhijeet IND 2560, GM ZHOU Jianchao CHN 2650 and GM LE Quang Liem VIE 2689 – 6.5

6-12. GM YU Yangyi CHN 2574, ZENG Chongsheng CHN 2350, GM DING Liren CHN 2565, GM LI Chao B CHN 2613, WAN Yunguo CHN 2424, IM SETHURAMAN S P IND 2493 and GM ZHOU Weiqi CHN 2584 – 6.0

13-27. YU Ruiyuan CHN 2309, FM GOLIZADEH Asghar IRI 2454, GM BAKRE Tejas IND 2465, GM SASIKIRAN Krishnan IND 2686, FM GARCIA Jan Emmanuel PHI 2315, GM MEGARANTO Susanto INA 2527, GM GHAEM MAGHAMI Ehsan IRI 2575, GM NGUYEN Ngoc Truong Son VIE 2642, GM ANTONIO Rogelio Jr PHI 2572, IM HARIKA Dronavalli IND 2473, GM HARIKRISHNA P IND 2660, XIU Deshun CHN 2493, GM ZHANG Zhong SIN 2603, IM KHAMRAKULOV Dzhurabek UZB 2509 and GM WEN Yang CHN 2520 – 5.5 etc

Round 9 results (Women):

WGM POURKASHIYAN Atousa - WGM TAN Zhongyi ½ – ½

IM WANG Yu A - IM TANIA Sachdev ½ – ½

WGM HOANG Thi Bao Tram - WFM DING Yixin ½ – ½

WGM JU Wenjun - LKHAMSUREN Uuganbayar ½ – ½

WIM KIRAN Manisha Mohanty - WGM NGUYEN Thi Thanh An 0 – 1

WGM MEENAKSHI Subbaraman - WGM SUKANDAR Irine Kharisma 0 – 1

WIM MUMINOVA Nafisa - XU Huahua 1 – 0

SALVADOR Aices - WIM HOANG Thi Nhu Y 0 – 1

WANG Jue - WFM HAKIMIFARD Ghazal 1 – 0

WIM MENDOZA Beverly - BERNALES Christy Lamiel 0 – 1

WFM DEWI Aa Citra - SUEDE Akiko Charmaine 1 – 0

WIM PHAM Le Thao Nguyen - WFM AL-ZAROUNI Kholoud Essa 1 – 0

Round 9 final standings (Women):

1. WGM POURKASHIYAN Atousa IRI 2292 – 7.0

2-3. WFM DING Yixin CHN 2315 and IM WANG Yu A CHN 2335 – 6.5

4. WGM TAN Zhongyi CHN 2464 – 6.0

5-6. WGM SUKANDAR Irine Kharisma INA 2316 and WGM NGUYEN Thi Thanh An VIE 2309 – 5.5

7-12. LKHAMSUREN Uuganbayar MGL 2115, WGM JU Wenjun CHN 2500, IM TANIA Sachdev IND 2393, WGM HOANG Thi Bao Tram VIE 2318, WIM HOANG Thi Nhu Y VIE 2200 and WIM MUMINOVA Nafisa UZB 2338 – 5.0

13-15. WIM KIRAN Manisha Mohanty IND 2259 and WANG Jue CHN 2180, BERNALES Christy Lamiel PHI 2043 – 4.5 etc

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