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Asia Continental Chess Championship – Round Six

Sandipan Chanda stunned top seed Krishnan Sasikiran

The 18-years old Vietnamese GM Le Quang Liem moved into the shared lead at the Asia Continental Chess Championship after beating GM Rahman Ziaur of Bangladesh in the sixth round. Liem is accompanied by Indian GM Sandipan Chanda, who caused the biggest upset of the Championship when he defeated top seed GM Krishnan Sasikiran.

“Playing black, 16th seeded Sandipan seized the initiative from the queen’s side and then created a perfect harmony among his pieces to make matters increasingly difficult for Sasikiran. A desperate Sasikiran did try to simplify the position but Sandipan retained control by some precise play involving the pair of bishops. Sandipan succeeded in picking up a couple of pawns after targeting his rival’s castled king. Eventually, a hapless Sasikiran gave up after being three pawns down and facing defeat”. Read more in The Hindu report.

In an all Vietnam derby, GM Dao Thien Hai scored against GM Tu Hoang Thong, while Chinese prodigy Yifan Hou drew her compatriot GM Yu Shaoteng. Filipino IM Richard Bitoon drew GM Anton Filippov, who somehow made it into the Championship. On the next board, Antonio Rogelio Jr won against Gupta Abhijeet with black pieces, and advanced to third place tie. Wesley So quickly demolished Gao Rui in the sharp Sicilian Naidorf.

Top ten finishers will qualify for the World Chess Cup 2009, which is taking place in Khanty Mansiysk from 20th November to 15th December.

In the Women Championship, Chinese trio – WIM Zhang Xiaowen, WFM Ding Yixin and Ju Wenjun – is holding the top with five points each. WGM Hoang Thi Bao Tram of Vietnam is alone on fourth, with 4.5 points. The defending champion IM Tania Sadchev is in the group of players with 4.0 points each.

More information on the Asia Chess Federation website.

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8th Asian Continental/Individual (Open)

Round 6 results:

GM Moradiabadi Elshan - GM Ganguly Surya Shekhar ½ – ½

GM Le Quang Liem - GM Rahman Ziaur 1 – 0

GM Sasikiran Krishnan - GM Sandipan Chanda 0 – 1

GM Yu Shaoteng - GM Hou Yifan ½ – ½

IM Bitoon Richard - GM Filippov Anton ½ – ½

GM Gupta Abhijeet - GM Antonio Rogelio Jr 0 – 1

IM Toufighi Homayoon - GM Zhou Weiqi ½ – ½

GM Dao Thien Hai - GM Tu Hoang Thong 1 – 0

GM So Wesley - Gao Rui 1 – 0

GM Mahjoob Morteza - GM Negi Parimarjan ½ – ½

GM Nguyen Ngoc Truong Son - GM Iuldachev Saidali 1 – 0

IM Al Sayed Moh Mad N - GM Gomez John Paul 1 – 0

GM Hossain Enamul - IM Nolte Rolando 1 – 0

IM Khamrakulov Dzhurabek - Ding Liren 0 – 1

GM Bui Vinh - Yu Yangyi 0 – 1

IM Dimakiling Oliver - GM Kunte Abhijit ½ – ½

GM Murshed Niaz - GM Laylo Darwin 1 – 0

GM Nguyen Anh Dung - IM Sadorra Julio Catalino 1 – 0

IM Harika Dronavalli GM Zhou Jianchao 0 – 1

GM Kazhgaleyev Murtas - GM Gonzales Jayson 1 – 0

GM Ghaem Maghami Ehsan - Xiu Deshun 0 – 1

IM Nguyen Thanh Son - GM Al-Modiahki Mohamad 0 – 1

GM Li Shilong - Pak Evgeniy 1 – 0

IM Bancod Ronald - GM Megaranto Susanto 0 – 1

FM Alhuwar Jasem - GM Paragua Mark 0 – 1

GM Deepan Chakkravarthy J - IM Irwanto Sadikin ½ – ½

FM Wahono Awam - GM Torre Eugenio 0 – 1

Wang Li - GM Villamayor Buenaventura ½ – ½

FM Novita Anjas - Gundavaa Bayarsaikhan 0 – 1

FM Vidit Santosh Gujrathi - IM Akshayraj Kore 1 – 0

Wan Yunguo - FM Abu Sufian Shakil 1 – 0

IM Hassan Abdullah - IM Mas Hafizulhelmi 1 – 0

CM Nguyen Van Huy - Elorta David 0 – 1

IM Ashwin Jayaram - Pascua Haridas 1 – 0

FM Priyadharshan K - Yu Lie 1 – 0

FM Batchuluun Tsegmed - GM Kim Alexey 1 – 0

FM Hoang Canh Huan - GM Wang Rui 0 – 1

Causo Deniel - Zhang Ziyang 0 – 1

Yang Kaiqi - Jia Haoxiang 1 – 0

Lou Yiping - Garcia Jan Emmanuel 0 – 1

Chua Aaron - Garma Edgardo 0 – 1

Olay Edgar Reggie - Celis Solomon B Iii 1 – 0

CM Nguyen Hoang Nam - bye 1

Round 7 pairings:

GM Ganguly Surya Shekhar 4½ - 5 GM Le Quang Liem

GM Sandipan Chanda 5 - 4½ GM Dao Thien Hai

GM Antonio Rogelio Jr 4½ – 4½ GM Moradiabadi Elshan

GM So Wesley 4 - 4 IM Al Sayed Moh Mad N

GM Hou Yifan 4 – 4 IM Toufighi Homayoon

GM Rahman Ziaur 4 – 4 GM Nguyen Ngoc Truong Son

GM Filippov Anton 4 – 4 GM Murshed Niaz

GM Zhou Weiqi 4 – 4 IM Bitoon Richard

Ding Liren 4 – 4 GM Hossain Enamul

Yu Yangyi 4 – 4 GM Yu Shaoteng

GM Paragua Mark 3½ – 3½ GM Sasikiran Krishnan

GM Zhou Jianchao 3½ – 3½ GM Nguyen Anh Dung

GM Kunte Abhijit 3½ – 3½ GM Kazhgaleyev Murtas

GM Negi Parimarjan 3½ – 3½ IM Dimakiling Oliver

GM Al-Modiahki Mohamad 3½ – 3½ GM Tu Hoang Thong

Gao Rui 3½ – 3½ GM Gupta Abhijeet

Xiu Deshun 3½ – 3½ GM Li Shilong

GM Megaranto Susanto 3½ – 3½ GM Mahjoob Morteza

GM Torre Eugenio 3 – 3 FM Vidit Santosh Gujrathi

GM Gomez John Paul 3 – 3 Wan Yunguo

Gundavaa Bayarsaikhan 3 – 3 IM Khamrakulov Dzhurabek

IM Irwanto Sadikin 3 - 3 GM Bui Vinh

GM Laylo Darwin 3 – 3 IM Ashwin Jayaram

GM Iuldachev Saidali 3 – 3 IM Hassan Abdullah

IM Sadorra Julio Catalino 3 – 3 GM Deepan Chakkravarthy J

IM Nolte Rolando 3 – 3 FM Priyadharshan K

Elorta David 3 – 2½ GM Ghaem Maghami Ehsan

GM Villamayor Buenaventura 2½ – 2½ FM Batchuluun Tsegmed

Garcia Jan Emmanuel 2½ – 2½ IM Harika Dronavalli

GM Gonzales Jayson 2½ – 2½ Wang Li

IM Bancod Ronald 2½ 2½ IM Nguyen Thanh Son

GM Wang Rui 2½ – 2½ FM Alhuwar Jasem

Zhang Ziyang 2½ - 2½ FM Wahono Awam

Pak Evgeniy 2½ – 2½ Yang Kaiqi

IM Mas Hafizulhelmi 2 – 2 Pascua Haridas

Yu Lie 2 – 2 CM Nguyen Van Huy

Garma Edgardo 2 – 2 Olay Edgar Reggie

IM Akshayraj Kore 2 – 2 FM Novita Anjas

CM Nguyen Hoang Nam 2 – 2 FM Abu Sufian Shakil

GM Kim Alexey 1½ – 1½ Lou Yiping

Jia Haoxiang 1½ – 1½ FM Hoang Canh Huan

Celis Solomon B Iii 1 – 1 Chua Aaron

Causo Deniel 1½ bye

8th Asian Continental/Individual (Women)

Round 6 results:

Ju Wenjun - WIM Zhang Xiaowen ½ – ½

WFM Ding Yixin - WGM Swathi Ghate 1 – 0

WGM Hoang Thi Bao Tram - WGM Gu Xiaobing ½ – ½

WGM Sukandar Irine Kharisma - WGM Mohota Nisha ½ – ½

IM Tania Sachdev - WGM Huang Qian ½ – ½

WGM Nguyen Thi Thanh An - WGM Munguntuul Batkhuyag 0 – 1

WGM Meenakshi Subbaraman - WGM Karavade Eesha ½ – ½

WFM Cua Sherily - WGM Zhang Jilin 0 – 1

WGM Le Thanh Tu - WFM Nguyen Thi Mai Hung ½ – ½

WIM Pourkashiyan Atousa - Wang Xiaohui 1 – 0

Lkhamsuren Uuganbayar - GM Zhu Chen 0 – 1

WIM Xu Tong - WIM Ghader Pour Shayesteh 0 – 1

Xu Huahua - WIM Bui Kim Le ½ – ½

WFM Perena Catherine - WFM Tay Li-Jin Jeslin 0 – 1

WGM Nadig Kruttika - WFM Camacho Chardine Cheradee 1 – 0

Li Panru - WFM Le Thi Phuong Lien 0 – 1

WFM Shamima Akter Liza - WIM Muminova Nafisa 0 – 1

Salvador Aices - WIM Le Kieu Thien Kim 0 – 1

WFM Dang Bich Ngoc - WFM Khademalsharieh Sarasadat 1 – 0

Guo Qi - Bernales Christy Lamiel 0 – 1

Suede Mikee Charlene - Sun Fanghui ½ – ½

WIM Mendoza Beverly - Docena Jedara ½ – ½

Jose Rulp Ylem bye 1

Round 7 pairings:

WIM Zhang Xiaowen 5 – 5 WFM Ding Yixin

WGM Hoang Thi Bao Tram 4½ - 5 Ju Wenjun

WGM Munguntuul Batkhuyag 4 - 4 WGM Swathi Ghate

WGM Zhang Jilin 4 - 4 IM Tania Sachdev

WGM Gu Xiaobing 4 – 4 WGM Sukandar Irine Kharisma

GM Zhu Chen 3½ – 4 WGM Mohota Nisha

WGM Huang Qian 3½ – 3½ WFM Nguyen Thi Mai Hung

WGM Karavade Eesha 3½ – 3½ WIM Pourkashiyan Atousa

WIM Ghader Pour Shayesteh 3½ - 3½ WGM Le Thanh Tu

WFM Tay Li-Jin Jeslin 3½ – 3½ WGM Meenakshi Subbaraman

WIM Muminova Nafisa 3 – 3 WGM Nadig Kruttika

WIM Bui Kim Le 3 – 3 WGM Nguyen Thi Thanh An

Wang Xiaohui 3 – 3 Xu Huahua

WFM Le Thi Phuong Lien 3 – 3 WFM Cua Sherily

WIM Le Kieu Thien Kim 2½ – 2½ WFM Dang Bich Ngoc

Bernales Christy Lamiel 2½ – 2½ WIM Xu Tong

WFM Camacho Chardine Cheradee 2 – 2½ Lkhamsuren Uuganbayar

WFM Perena Catherine 2 – 2 WFM Shamima Akter Liza

Jose Rulp Ylem 2 – 2 Li Panru

Sun Fanghui 2 – 2 Salvador Aices

Docena Jedara 1½ – 2 Suede Mikee Charlene

WFM Khademalsharieh Sarasadat 1½ – 1½ WIM Mendoza Beverly

Guo Qi 1½ bye

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