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Asian Chess Championship

The Asian Chess Championship is a chess tournament open to all players from Asian chess federations (FIDE zones from 3.1 to 3.7). It's held with the Swiss system and consists in two divisions, Open and Women's, the latter of which is reserved to female players. Both sections determine the Asian champions and qualify a certain number of players for the FIDE World Cup and knockout Women's World Chess Championship respectively.

The 2007 championship was a FIDE Zone 3 qualification event for the 2007 Chess World Cup, the next stage in the 2010 World Chess Championship. Ten players were qualified for the 2007 World Cup: Zhang Pengxiang (China), Wang Hao (China), Abhijit Kunte (India), Zhao Jun (China), Susanto Megaranto (Indonesia), Wen Yang (China), Darwin Laylo (Philippines), Zhou Jianchao (China), G. N. Gopal (India), Hossain Enamul (Bangladesh).[1]

Ten players were qualified for the 2009 Chess World Cup: Ganguly Surya Shekhar (India), Zhou Weiqi (China), Yu Yangyi (China), Yu Shaoteng (China), Lê Quang Liêm (Vietnam), Rogelio Antonio, Jr. (Philippines), Hou Yifan (China), Zhou Jianchao (China), Chanda Sandipan (India), and Sasikiran Krishnan (India).

WinnersEdit

Nr Year City Winner
1 1998 Tehran   Rustam Kasimdzhanov (Uzbekistan)
2 2000 Udaipur   Xu Jun (China)
3 2001 Kolkata   Xu Jun (China)
4 2003 Doha   Krishnan Sasikiran (India)
5 2005 Hyderabad   Zhang Zhong (China)
6 2007 Cebu City   Zhang Pengxiang (China)
7 2009 Subic Bay Freeport Zone   Surya Shekhar Ganguly (India)
8 2010 Subic Bay Freeport Zone   Ni Hua (China)
9 2011 Mashhad   Pendyala Harikrishna (India)
10 2012 Ho Chi Minh City   Parimarjan Negi (India)
11 2013 Manila   Li Chao (China)
12 2014 Sharjah   Yu Yangyi (China)
13 2015 Al Ain   Salem A. R. Saleh (UAE)
14 2016 Tashkent   S.P. Sethuraman (India)
15 2017 Chengdu   Wang Hao (China)
16 2018 Makati   Wei Yi (China)
17 2019 Xingtai   Le Quang Liem (Vietnam)

Women's winnersEdit

1 1981 Hyderabad   Rohini Khadilkar (India)
2 1983 Kuala Lumpur   Rohini Khadilkar (India)
3 1985 Dhaka   Anupama Gokhale (India)
4 1987 Hyderabad   Anupama Gokhale (India)
5 1991 Bhopal   Bhagyashree Thipsay (India)
6 1996 Salem   Tamin Upi Darmayana (Indonesia)
7 1998 Kuala Lumpur   Xu Yuhua (China)
8 2000 Udaipur   Hoang Thanh Trang (Vietnam)
9 2001 Chennai   Li Ruofan (China)
10 2003 Kozhikode   Humpy Koneru (India)
11 2004 Beirut   Wang Yu (China)
12 2007 Tehran   Tania Sachdev (India)
13 2009 Subic Bay Freeport Zone   Zhang Xiaowen (China)
14 2010 Subic Bay Freeport Zone   Atousa Pourkashiyan (Iran)
15 2011 Mashhad   Harika Dronavalli (India)
16 2012 Ho Chi Minh City   Irine Kharisma Sukandar (Indonesia)
17 2013 Manila   Huang Qian (China)
18 2014 Sharjah   Irine Kharisma Sukandar (Indonesia)
19 2015 Al Ain   Mitra Hejazipour (Iran)
20 2016 Tashkent   Bhakti Kulkarni (India)
21 2017 Chengdu   Vo Thi Kim Phung (Vietnam)
22 2018 Makati   Padmini Rout (India)
23 2019 Xingtai   Dinara Saduakassova (Kazakhstan)

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