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Asian Continental Tournament

Le Quang Liem7/9(+5 -0 =4)[games]
Murali Karthikeyan6.5/9(+6 -2 =1)[games]
Sethuraman P Sethuraman6.5/9(+5 -1 =3)[games]
Sunilduth Lyna Narayanan6.5/9(+6 -2 =1)[games]
Rinat Jumabayev6.5/9(+6 -2 =1)[games]
Alireza Firouzja6/9(+5 -2 =2)[games]
Abhijeet Gupta6/9(+5 -2 =2)[games]
Vidit Santosh Gujrathi6/9(+5 -2 =2)[games]
Lu Shanglei6/9(+3 -0 =6)[games]
Babu M R Lalith6/9(+4 -1 =4)[games]
Sarin Nihal6/9(+3 -0 =6)[games]
N R Vignesh5.5/9(+4 -2 =3)[games]
Chithambaram V R Aravindh5.5/9(+3 -1 =5)[games]
Ngoc Truongson Nguyen5.5/9(+2 -0 =7)[games]
Arjun Erigaisi5.5/9(+4 -2 =3)[games]
Baskaran Adhiban5.5/9(+3 -1 =5)[games]
Sandipan Chanda5.5/9(+4 -2 =3)[games]
Changren Dai5.5/9(+4 -2 =3)[games]
Deep Sengupta5.5/9(+3 -1 =5)[games]
Yan Liu5/9(+2 -1 =6)[games]
Chen Zou5/9(+4 -3 =2)[games]
Yinglun Xu5/9(+2 -1 =6)[games]
Parham Maghsoodloo5/9(+3 -2 =4)[games]
Venkataraman Karthik5/9(+2 -1 =6)[games]
Chopra Aryan5/9(+2 -1 =6)[games]
Pouya Idani5/9(+3 -2 =4)[games]
Darwin Laylo5/9(+4 -3 =2)[games]
Xiangyu Xu5/9(+2 -1 =6)[games]
Suri Vaibhav5/9(+3 -2 =4)[games]
* (74 players total; 45 players not shown. Click here for longer list.) Chess Event Description
Asian Continental (2019)

The 18th Asian Continental championship was a 9-round Swiss played in Xingtai, China 7-15 June 2019. There was no rest day. Rounds 1-8 started at 2 pm, Round 9 at 9 am local time. Time controls: 90 minutes for the first 40 moves, then 30 more minutes to the end of the game, with a 30-second increment per move from move one. Tournament director: Casto Abundo. Chief arbiter: Haroon or Rashid Md. First place prize: $11,000. The top 5 players would qualify for World Cup (2019).

Le Quang Liem won with 7/9, ahead of four players with 6.5/9.

The blitz event on June 15 (at 3 pm, immediately after the main event) was won by 14-year-old Sarin Nihal with 8/9 (


See also Asian Continental (Women) (2019)

 page 1 of 13; games 1-25 of 313  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. C R G Krishna vs Purushottam Chaulagain  1-0332019Asian ContinentalA04 Reti Opening
2. D Sengupta vs Ganzorig Amartuvshin  ½-½332019Asian ContinentalB40 Sicilian
3. Shixu B Wang vs Chopra Aryan  0-1392019Asian ContinentalE70 King's Indian
4. Yinglun Xu vs Chenxi Zhao  1-0502019Asian ContinentalA40 Queen's Pawn Game
5. Wei Chao Chu vs R Praggnanandhaa  0-1402019Asian ContinentalE04 Catalan, Open, 5.Nf3
6. Di Li vs Hongchi Peng  1-0512019Asian ContinentalB51 Sicilian, Canal-Sokolsky (Rossolimo) Attack
7. Minghui Xu vs Wan Yunguo  ½-½302019Asian ContinentalE73 King's Indian
8. Arjun Erigaisi vs Paul Srijit  ½-½372019Asian ContinentalA13 English
9. S Gupta vs Tran Tuan Minh  0-1342019Asian ContinentalB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
10. Yi Xu vs Daniel Quizon  1-0382019Asian ContinentalB41 Sicilian, Kan
11. Renjie Huang vs S Chanda  ½-½302019Asian ContinentalB80 Sicilian, Scheveningen
12. P V Vishnu vs Yuxin Song  1-0412019Asian ContinentalD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
13. Kim Yew Chan vs Yan Liu  0-1362019Asian ContinentalA04 Reti Opening
14. Zhihang Xu vs Xueqiang Guang  1-0392019Asian ContinentalB06 Robatsch
15. M Hasan vs V Karthik  ½-½392019Asian ContinentalB80 Sicilian, Scheveningen
16. Zhonghan Ma vs Albert Winkelman  ½-½342019Asian ContinentalA18 English, Mikenas-Carls
17. Adelard Bai vs Raunak Sadhwani  0-1472019Asian ContinentalD70 Neo-Grunfeld Defense
18. S P Rahul vs Zeng Chongsheng  1-0412019Asian ContinentalA15 English
19. B Lalith vs Lin Yi  ½-½302019Asian ContinentalD85 Grunfeld
20. S Kojima vs Xiangyu Xu  0-1392019Asian ContinentalA04 Reti Opening
21. V S Gujrathi vs Changren Dai 1-0292019Asian ContinentalD31 Queen's Gambit Declined
22. S Bilguun vs Le Quang Liem  ½-½642019Asian ContinentalB30 Sicilian
23. A Firouzja vs J P Gomez  1-0402019Asian ContinentalD85 Grunfeld
24. N R Vignesh vs B Adhiban  ½-½362019Asian ContinentalC50 Giuoco Piano
25. P Maghsoodloo vs Qi b Chen  1-0442019Asian ContinentalA04 Reti Opening
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Kibitzer's Corner
Jun-14-19  sonia91: Top 5 will qualify for the next World Cup, excluding those who already qualified from the 2018 edition and zonal tournaments.

Curiously, the championship is being held in China but the strongest Chinese aren't participating.

Jun-19-19  Imran Iskandar: Amazing game alert (for those who haven't seen it yet):

A Firouzja vs M Karthikeyan, 2019

Jun-20-19  Troller: <Imran Iskandar> Thank you! That is really an amazing game. Checking the clocks on chessbomb it even seems it was OTB inspiration by Black.
Premium Chessgames Member
  Tabanus: The 67-year-old Eugenio Torre ended in 59th place with 4/9. The competition is hard indeed.
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