Negi Wins Asian Continental Championship

  • SonofPearl
  • on 5/13/12, 11:24 AM.

The 11th Asian Continental Chess Championships have reached a conclusion in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. The championships ran from 5-13 May, and the main Open event was won by 19 year-old Parimarjan Negi of India (pictured).

Negi won the 9-round Swiss competition despite a last-round loss.  He finished level on 7 points with Yu Yangyi of China, but was awarded the title since he had beaten Yu in their individual encounter in round 6.

Negi's championship victory came ahead of a strong Asian field which included Le Quang Liem, Ding Liren, Ni Hua, Nguyen Ngoc Truong Son and Wesley So. 

Top seed Le Quang Liem never fully recovered from a surprise first round loss. The full results can be found here.  The total prize fund was $65,000, with the winner receiving $6,000.

Parimarjan Negi is ranked India's #5 player, and is also #5 on the junior world rankings.

Irine Kharisma Sukander of Indonesia won the women's championship, and Wesley So won the blitz championship held on the final day.

The top 20 places in the main Open were:

#  Name Nat Elo Pts
1  Negi Parimarjan  IND 2640 7.0
2  Yu Yangyi  CHN 2626 7.0
3  Salem A R  Saleh  UAE 2528 6.5
4  Liu Qingnan  CHN 2483 6.0
5  Barbosa Oliver  PHI 2550 6.0
6  Ding Liren  CHN 2679 6.0
7  Ni Hua  CHN 2673 6.0
8  So Wesley  PHI 2653 6.0
9  Wen Yang  CHN 2550 6.0
10  Lu Shanglei  CHN 2522 6.0
11  Ma Qun  CHN 2481 5.5
12  Gomez John Paul  PHI 2507 5.5
13  Yu Ruiyuan  CHN 2511 5.5
14  Wang Chen  CHN 2482 5.5
15  Xiu Deshun  CHN 2494 5.5
16  Le Quang Liem  VIE 2703 5.5
17  Gao Rui  CHN 2427 5.5
18  Gundavaa Bayarsaikhan  MGL 2516 5.5
19  Nguyen Ngoc Truong Son  VIE 2656 5.5
20  Vidit Santosh Gujrathi  IND 2528 5.5


The playing hall at the First Hotel in Ho Chi Minh city.

asian continental championship 2012 playing hall.jpg

11th Asian Continental Chess champs 2012.jpg

Picture from the official website.

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  • 5 years ago


    @ SungLon - so many tournaments, so little time! Sorry I wasn't able to give more attention to this event (and the women's part of it), but there are a lot of high proifle events taking place at the moment...Cool

  • 5 years ago


    Why only little was mentioned about the women's championship in this event? Poorly wrtten article, unfortunately!

  • 5 years ago


    @ dbillydkid - thanks.  And apologies to Irine Kharisma Sukandar as well! Smile

  • 5 years ago


    congratulations Wesley!

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  • 5 years ago


    @SonofPearl and @vvenkat_ram: Irine Kharisma Sukandar is WGM from Indonesia, not India...

  • 5 years ago


    Is Irine from Indonesia or India?

  • 5 years ago


    Apologies to dbillydkid - now corrected. I had picked up the blitz result by mistake. Embarassed

  • 5 years ago


    @dbillydkid Yes it was Kharisma (INA) who won women's championship and qualified to Chess World Cup.

  • 5 years ago


    Zhao Xue of China won the women's championship


    this is so wrong.. the winner of  the women's championship is Irene Kharisma Sukandar of Indonesia!!

  • 5 years ago


    Negi "the Chinese Slayer"

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