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Asian Continental Championships Tournament

Sethuraman P Sethuraman7/9(+6 -1 =2)[view games]
Wei Yi6.5/9(+5 -1 =3)[view games]
Le Quang Liem6.5/9(+5 -1 =3)[view games]
Ngoc Truongson Nguyen6.5/9(+5 -1 =3)[view games]
Surya Shekhar Ganguly6.5/9(+4 -0 =5)[view games]
Lu Shanglei5.5/8(+4 -1 =3)[view games]
Vidit Santosh Gujrathi5.5/9(+4 -2 =3)[view games]
Rustam Kasimdzhanov5.5/9(+3 -1 =5)[view games]
Baskaran Adhiban5/8(+4 -2 =2)[view games]
Wen Yang4.5/8(+2 -1 =5)[view games]
Ni Hua4.5/8(+2 -1 =5)[view games]
Ehsan Ghaem Maghami4/7(+1 -0 =6)[view games]
Murtas Kazhgaleyev3.5/6(+2 -1 =3)[view games]
A R Saleh Salem3.5/7(+2 -2 =3)[view games]
Jahongir Vakhidov3/6(+2 -2 =2)[view games]
Gao Rui3/7(+2 -3 =2)[view games]
Temur Kuybokarov3/6(+2 -2 =2)[view games]
Deep Sengupta2.5/4(+2 -1 =1)[view games]
Tsegmed Batchuluun2/2(+2 -0 =0)[view games]
Yiye Wang1.5/5(+1 -3 =1)[view games]
Firman Syah Farid1.5/3(+1 -1 =1)[view games]
Jinshi Bai1.5/3(+0 -0 =3)[view games]
Chithambaram V R Aravindh1.5/4(+1 -2 =1)[view games]
Petr Kostenko1.5/4(+1 -2 =1)[view games]
Yan Fang1.5/3(+1 -1 =1)[view games]
Abhijeet Gupta1/5(+0 -3 =2)[view games]
Babu M R Lalith1/3(+1 -2 =0)[view games]
Bayarsaikhan Gundavaa1/4(+0 -2 =2)[view games]
Jingyao Tin1/3(+0 -1 =2)[view games]
(55 players total; 27 players not shown. Click here for longer list.) Chess Event Description
Asian Continental Championships (2016)

The open section of the 2016 Asian Continental Chess Championships was held in Tashkent, Uzbekistan from May 25 to June 3 as a 9-round Swiss System tournament. Sethuraman P Sethuraman placed clear first with 7.0/9, defeating Wei Yi with Black in the final round to win the championship and the $11,000 first prize. The top five players (Sethuraman, Le Quang Liem, Wei Yi, Murtas Kazhgaleyev and Deep Sengupta) qualified for the 2017 World Cup.

The following tie-break criteria were used to determine the qualifiers: 1. head-to-head score (not applicable); 2. most wins; 3. average rating of opponents, excluding the lowest and highest ratings. Tie-break criteria 4 and 5 (Buchholz minus lowest score; Median-Buchholz) were not needed.

The time control was 90 minutes for the first 40 moves and 30 minutes for the rest of the game, with a 30-second increment from move 1.

Full regulations:

Detailed results and final standings:

Women's section: Asian Continental Championships (Women) (2016)

 page 1 of 5; games 1-25 of 108  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. A Wahono vs Ngoc Truongson Nguyen  0-153 2016 Asian Continental ChampionshipsC77 Ruy Lopez
2. O Nigmatov vs Lu Shanglei  0-149 2016 Asian Continental ChampionshipsB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
3. A R Saleh Salem vs A Novita  1-067 2016 Asian Continental ChampionshipsB48 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
4. S P Sethuraman vs Arif Abdul Hafiz  1-032 2016 Asian Continental ChampionshipsD70 Neo-Grunfeld Defense
5. Yan Fang vs A Gupta  1-040 2016 Asian Continental ChampionshipsB89 Sicilian
6. Ganguly vs T Baterdene 1-034 2016 Asian Continental ChampionshipsB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
7. B Kholmirzaev vs V S Gujrathi 0-160 2016 Asian Continental ChampionshipsA45 Queen's Pawn Game
8. B Adhiban vs S Vokhidov 1-020 2016 Asian Continental ChampionshipsA46 Queen's Pawn Game
9. Alisher Begmuratov vs Ni Hua  0-133 2016 Asian Continental ChampionshipsE00 Queen's Pawn Game
10. Wei Yi vs E Alikulov  1-038 2016 Asian Continental ChampionshipsB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
11. O N Al Ali vs Kasimdzhanov 0-140 2016 Asian Continental ChampionshipsD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
12. Le Quang Liem vs A Faizulaev 1-047 2016 Asian Continental ChampionshipsE60 King's Indian Defense
13. Ngoc Truongson Nguyen vs G Munkhgal  ½-½16 2016 Asian Continental ChampionshipsE06 Catalan, Closed, 5.Nf3
14. Nodirbek Yakubboev vs A R Saleh Salem  0-175 2016 Asian Continental ChampionshipsB51 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
15. Yi Xu vs Wen Yang 0-152 2016 Asian Continental ChampionshipsC47 Four Knights
16. Lu Shanglei vs Firman Syah Farid 0-134 2016 Asian Continental ChampionshipsC78 Ruy Lopez
17. M Karthikeyan vs Wei Yi  0-139 2016 Asian Continental ChampionshipsC86 Ruy Lopez, Worrall Attack
18. A Minhazuddin vs S P Sethuraman  0-141 2016 Asian Continental ChampionshipsB51 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
19. Yiye Wang vs Ganguly  0-141 2016 Asian Continental ChampionshipsB40 Sicilian
20. V S Gujrathi vs Nguyen Huynh Minh Huy  1-056 2016 Asian Continental ChampionshipsD16 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
21. Temur Kuybokarov vs B Adhiban 1-057 2016 Asian Continental ChampionshipsB10 Caro-Kann
22. Ni Hua vs Alireza Firouzja  ½-½42 2016 Asian Continental ChampionshipsC67 Ruy Lopez
23. Kasimdzhanov vs B Gundavaa  ½-½30 2016 Asian Continental ChampionshipsB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
24. S Megaranto vs Le Quang Liem 0-187 2016 Asian Continental ChampionshipsD03 Torre Attack (Tartakower Variation)
25. S P Sethuraman vs C Aravindh  ½-½24 2016 Asian Continental ChampionshipsA22 English
 page 1 of 5; games 1-25 of 108  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
May-28-16  sonia91: Top 5 will qualify for the 2017 World Cup.
Premium Chessgames Member
  PhilFeeley: Seems like a bit of an imbalance - 23 from Europe and only 5 from Asia?
May-28-16  sonia91: <PhilFeeley> Asian players, unlike the European ones, can qualify to World Cup also through <zonal tournaments> and not only from the continental championship; e.g. Wei Yi qualified to the 2015 World Cup through the Zonal 3.5:

Same thing for the Americas and Africa. For example, a US or a Canadian player can qualify to World Cup either from their respective national championships (which are at the same time also zonal 2.1 and 2.2 tournaments respectively) or from the American Continental Championship (whose 2016 edition starts today in San Salvador:

May-28-16  Pulo y Gata: LQL still plays mean chess while working on his education. This young man knows his priorities and is truly polite and well-balanced. Excellent chess player and excellent student - there's a true achiever right there!
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  Keyser Soze: Thanks for.the info <sonia>. As expected,LQL and Yi will mop the floor together till the end.
May-31-16  Troller: <As expected,LQL and Yi will mop the floor together till the end.>

Well, after 5 rounds we have a 9-way tie for first. Possibly the World Cup tickets induce the players to a safe approach; certainly we have seen some very fast draws already. Still, LQL and Wei Yi are in the running, and they should be regarded as main favourites to qualify.

May-31-16  AzingaBonzer: After Round 6 Wei Yi and LQL are the sole leaders.
Jun-01-16  notyetagm: <CHESS-RESULTS PAGE> for Asian Continental Championships (2016):

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  AdolfoAugusto: What a game between Kasimdzhanov vs Wei Yi!

I was expecting a cautious draw, but it amazing fireworks!

Jun-02-16  MCDreamz: No FILOPINES PLAYARSS?!

Let da KABALLO FECES play den for laffs.

Jun-02-16  AzingaBonzer: Wei Yi is just destroying the field here. He's gained 13 rating points so far, and looks to be on track for more.
Jun-03-16  veerar: Ganguly beats Le Quang and Sethuraman in a winning position against Wei
Jun-03-16  veerar: Sethuraman wins the Asian Continental Championship,2016.
Jun-03-16  notyetagm: <AzingaBonzer: After Round 6 Wei Yi and LQL are the sole leaders.>

They both lost in the final Round 9.

Jun-03-16  sonia91: Curioulsy, like in the European Individual Championship (2016), also here a former FIDE world champion didn't make the cut for World Cup.
Jun-05-16  sonia91: Lu Shanglei won the Asian Blitz Championship, held on June 4:
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