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Saturday, May 1, 2010

Pourkashiyan wins Asian Chess Championship 2010

Chinese GM Ni Hua and Iranian WGM Atousa Pourkashiyan won the 9th Asian Individual Championships held 20-30 April 2010 in Subic Freeport, Philippines.

Ni Hua and Pourkashiyan both scored a total of 7 points out of 9 rounds to finish alone in first in their respective Open and Women's divisions.

The tournament was organized by the National Chess Federation of the Philippines (NCFP) under the auspices of FIDE and the Asian Chess Federation (ACF) and hosted by the Subic Bay Management Authority (SBMA). The top five Men qualify for the next World Cup while the Asian Women's champion qualifies for the 2012 Women's World Championship. The Asian Individual Championships are now held annually and next year's edition shall be hosted by the Iran Chess Federation.

Visit for results and final standings. See FIDE story on opening and visit Asian Chess Federation web site.

Posted by: Alexandra Kosteniuk
Women's World Chess Champion



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