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Asian Continental Championship Tournament

Sethuraman P Sethuraman7/9(+6 -1 =2)[games]
Le Quang Liem6.5/9(+5 -1 =3)[games]
Wei Yi6.5/9(+5 -1 =3)[games]
Murtas Muratovich Kazhgaleyev6.5/9(+5 -1 =3)[games]
Deep Sengupta6.5/9(+5 -1 =3)[games]
Lu Shanglei6.5/9(+5 -1 =3)[games]
Ngoc Truongson Nguyen6.5/9(+5 -1 =3)[games]
Surya Shekhar Ganguly6.5/9(+4 -0 =5)[games]
Tsegmed Batchuluun6.5/9(+4 -0 =5)[games]
Jahongir Vakhidov6/9(+5 -2 =2)[games]
Baskaran Adhiban6/9(+5 -2 =2)[games]
Alisher Begmuratov6/9(+5 -2 =2)[games]
Ehsan Ghaem Maghami6/9(+3 -0 =6)[games]
Arif Abdul Hafiz5.5/9(+5 -3 =1)[games]
Murali Karthikeyan5.5/9(+5 -3 =1)[games]
Yan Fang5.5/9(+4 -2 =3)[games]
Vidit Santosh Gujrathi5.5/9(+4 -2 =3)[games]
Chithambaram V R Aravindh5.5/9(+4 -2 =3)[games]
Petr Kostenko5.5/9(+4 -2 =3)[games]
Jingyao Tin5.5/9(+4 -2 =3)[games]
Ahmed Minhazuddin5.5/9(+4 -2 =3)[games]
Wen Yang5.5/9(+3 -1 =5)[games]
Rustam Kasimdzhanov5.5/9(+3 -1 =5)[games]
Yinglun Xu5.5/9(+3 -1 =5)[games]
Jinshi Bai5.5/9(+2 -0 =7)[games]
Rui Gao5/9(+4 -3 =2)[games]
Yiye Wang5/9(+4 -3 =2)[games]
Babu M R Lalith5/9(+4 -3 =2)[games]
Abhijeet Gupta5/9(+4 -3 =2)[games]
* (55 players total; 26 players not shown. Click here for longer list.) Chess Event Description
Asian Continental Championship (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: Crosstable:

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

 page 1 of 5; games 1-25 of 108  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. A Wahono vs Ngoc Truongson Nguyen  0-1532016Asian Continental ChampionshipC77 Ruy Lopez
2. O Nigmatov vs Lu Shanglei  0-1492016Asian Continental ChampionshipB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
3. A R Saleh Salem vs A Novita  1-0672016Asian Continental ChampionshipB48 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
4. S P Sethuraman vs Arif Abdul Hafiz  1-0322016Asian Continental ChampionshipD70 Neo-Grunfeld Defense
5. Yan Fang vs A Gupta  1-0402016Asian Continental ChampionshipB89 Sicilian
6. Ganguly vs T Baterdene 1-0342016Asian Continental ChampionshipB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
7. B Kholmirzaev vs V S Gujrathi 0-1602016Asian Continental ChampionshipA45 Queen's Pawn Game
8. B Adhiban vs S Vokhidov 1-0202016Asian Continental ChampionshipA46 Queen's Pawn Game
9. Alisher Begmuratov vs Ni Hua  0-1332016Asian Continental ChampionshipE00 Queen's Pawn Game
10. Wei Yi vs E Alikulov  1-0382016Asian Continental ChampionshipB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
11. O N Al Ali vs Kasimdzhanov 0-1402016Asian Continental ChampionshipD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
12. Le Quang Liem vs A Fayzullaev 1-0472016Asian Continental ChampionshipE60 King's Indian Defense
13. Ngoc Truongson Nguyen vs G Munkhgal  ½-½162016Asian Continental ChampionshipE06 Catalan, Closed, 5.Nf3
14. Nodirbek Yakubboev vs A R Saleh Salem  0-1752016Asian Continental ChampionshipB51 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
15. Yi Xu vs Wen Yang 0-1522016Asian Continental ChampionshipC47 Four Knights
16. Lu Shanglei vs F Firman Syah 0-1342016Asian Continental ChampionshipC78 Ruy Lopez
17. M Karthikeyan vs Wei Yi  0-1392016Asian Continental ChampionshipC86 Ruy Lopez, Worrall Attack
18. A Minhazuddin vs S P Sethuraman  0-1412016Asian Continental ChampionshipB51 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
19. Yiye Wang vs Ganguly  0-1412016Asian Continental ChampionshipB40 Sicilian
20. V S Gujrathi vs Nguyen Huynh Minh Huy  1-0562016Asian Continental ChampionshipD16 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
21. Temur Kuybokarov vs B Adhiban 1-0572016Asian Continental ChampionshipB10 Caro-Kann
22. Ni Hua vs A Firouzja  ½-½422016Asian Continental ChampionshipC67 Ruy Lopez
23. Kasimdzhanov vs B Gundavaa  ½-½302016Asian Continental ChampionshipB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
24. S Megaranto vs Le Quang Liem 0-1872016Asian Continental ChampionshipD03 Torre Attack (Tartakower Variation)
25. S P Sethuraman vs C Aravindh  ½-½242016Asian Continental ChampionshipA22 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.
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  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):

Jun-02-16  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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  Tabanus: Standings list updated. No wrong game results found. There are some missing players on lower part of list (incl. no. 28) because of 0 games. Missing games: the top three have 9 games, Kazhgaleyev 6 games, Sengupta 4 games, ... Batchuluun discriminated with only 2 games, etc.
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