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Saturday, May 5, 2012

Asian Continental Chess 2012 Begins in Vietnam

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Hi everyone,

The 11th Asian Continental Chess Championship has begun in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. More than 70 players would be playing the nine-round tournament over the next few days. The top five players in the open section would qualify for the World Chess Cup. The Asian Women's Champion would qualify for the Women's World Chess Championship. The total prize money is $65,000. You can access the official website at this link.

Top players in the open section include:
1. GM Le Quang Liem VIE 2703
2. GM Ding Liren CHN 2679
3. GM Ni Hua CHN 2673
4. GM Nguyen Ngoc Truong Son VIE 2656
5. GM So Wesley PHI 2653
6. GM Gupta Abhijeet IND 2644
7. GM Negi Parimarjan IND 2640
8. GM Yu Yangyi CHN 2626
9. GM Zhou Jianchao CHN 2609
10. GM Ghaem Maghami Ehsan IRI 2579
11. GM Zhao Jun CHN 2577
12. GM Gopal G N IND 2562
13. GM Antonio Rogelio Jr PHI 2557
14. GM Jumabayev Rinat KAZ 2556
15. GM Adhiban B IND 2555
16. GM Barbosa Oliver PHI 2550
17. GM Wen Yang CHN 2550
18. GM Sethuraman S P IND 2546
19. GM Salem A R Saleh UAE 2528
20. IM Vidit Santosh Gujrathi IND 2528
21. GM Al-Sayed Mohammed QAT 2525
22. GM Lu Shanglei CHN 2522
23. GM Paragua Mark PHI 2521
24. GM Megaranto Susanto INA 2517
25. IM Venkatesh M R IND 2517
26. IM Gundavaa Bayarsaikhan MGL 2516
27. GM Dao Thien Hai VIE 2514
28. GM Cao Sang VIE 2513
29. Yu Ruiyuan CHN 2511
30. GM Gomez John Paul PHI 2507

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