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Sunday, April 27, 2014

GM Yu Yangyi wins Asian Continental Chess 2014 in Sharjah

Hello everyone,

Chinese Grandmaster Yu Yangyi has won the Asian Continental Chess Tournament 2014 in Sharjah.

In the Open section top four games were drawn, in the last round, which was sufficient for GM Yu Yangyi to keep the first place and claim the gold medal with 7,0/9 points.

There followed four players on the shared second place with 6,5 points each. After breaking the tie, GM Adhiban B of India is awarded with the silver medal and former Asian champion GM Ni Hua of China got the bronze.

The top five players from the 2014 Asian Open Championship qualify for the 2015 World Cup. Since Yu Yangyi already qualified as reigning World Junior Champion, the next five in line are Adhiban B, Ni Hua, Kasimdzhanov Rustam (Uzbekistan), Wen Yang (China) and local star Salem A.R. Saleh (UAE).

Irene Kharishma Sukandar had already won the women's section with a round to spare.

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