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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 3.8). 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 Championship is regulated by the Asian Chess Federation.

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 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 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).


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  Pentala 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  Lê Quang Liêm (Vietnam)
18 2022 New Delhi  R Praggnanandhaa (India)
19 2023 Almaty  Shamsiddin Vokhidov (Uzbekistan)

Women's winners

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  Upi Darmayana Tamin (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  Irene Kharisma Sukandar (Indonesia)
17 2013 Manila  Huang Qian (China)
18 2014 Sharjah  Irene 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)
24 2022 New Delhi  P. V. Nandhidhaa (India)
25 2023 Almaty  Divya Deshmukh (India)

See also



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