The 13th Asian Continental Individual Open and Women’s Chess Championships are taking place 16th to 26th April 2014 in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates.
The top five from the 2014 Asian Open Championship qualify for the 2015 World Cup. The 2014 Asian Women’s champion qualifies for the 2015 Women’s World Championship.
After seven rounds of play GM Kasimdzhanov Rustam UZB 2693 and Chinese representatives GM Yu Yangyi CHN 2667, GM Ni Hua CHN 2654, GM Bu Xiangzhi CHN 2699 are topping the Open sections with 5,5/7 points each.
In the Women section WGM Sukandar Irine Kharisma INA 2319 continued the winning streak to maintain a full point lead and is now on 6,5/7.
Vijay Kumar presents the round 7 video