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GM Wesley So leading Asia Individual Chess Championship

Wesley So meets GN Gopal in round 6

GM Wesley So is the sole leader of the Asia Individual Chess Championship. The Filipino GM is the only player with 4,5/5, half a point ahead of the Chinese players GM Yu Yangyi, GM Ding Liren, GM Ni Hua, GM Li Chao B, and the Indian grandmaster GN Gopal. Exactly Gopal will be the opponent of Wesley So in round 6, while the Chinese players will have clash between themselves in the fight for the top places.

Several players are already aiming for norms at the event. Among hem are the untitled Chinese Wan Yunguo , the untitled Mongolian Gundavaa Bayarsaikhan, GM Asghar Golizadeh from Iran, and the untitled Chinese Yu Ruiyuan, all with 3,5/5.

The brave IM Harika Dronavalli, who is one of he few women to participate in the men section, is aiming at GM norm. Currently she has 3,0/5 (same as GM Le Quang Liem, GM Torre, GM Antonio Rogelio, GM Ziaur Rahman, GM Harikrishna, GM Ghaem Maghami, and GM Laylo) and is facing GM Zhang Zhong in the next round.

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Standings

1 GM SO Wesley PHI 2665 4,5

2 GM YU Yangyi CHN 2574 4

3 GM DING Liren CHN 2565 4

4 GM NI Hua CHN 2667 4

5 GM LI Chao B CHN 2613 4

6 GM GEETHA Narayanan Gopal IND 2604 4

7 GM MEGARANTO Susanto INA 2527 3,5

8 IM NGUYEN Huynh Minh Huy VIE 2469 3,5

9 FM GOLIZADEH Asghar IRI 2454 3,5

10 YU Ruiyuan CHN 2309 3,5

11 IM NADERA Barlo A PHI 2405 3,5

12 GM GUPTA Abhijeet IND 2560 3,5

13 GM SASIKIRAN Krishnan IND 2686 3,5

14 WAN Yunguo CHN 2424 3,5

15 GM ZHOU Jianchao CHN 2650 3,5

16 GUNDAVAA Bayarsaikhan MGL 2471 3,5

17 GM GOMEZ John Paul PHI 2507 3,5

18 GM ZHOU Weiqi CHN 2584 3,5

19 IM ADHIBAN B IND 2510 3,5

20 GM BAKRE Tejas IND 2465 3

21 MACALA Allan PHI 2283 3

22 IM YANG Kaiqi CHN 2396 3

23 WANG Li CHN 2383 3

24 GM SHARAVDORJ Dashzegve MGL 2443 3

25 IM TOUFIGHI Homayoon IRI 2491 3

26 IM NGUYEN Thanh Son VIE 2440 3

27 ZENG Chongsheng CHN 2350 3

28 GM LAYLO Darwin PHI 2527 3

29 GM GHAEM MAGHAMI Ehsan IRI 2575 3

30 GM ANTONIO Rogelio Jr PHI 2572 3

31 GM LE Quang Liem VIE 2689 3

32 IM SETHURAMAN S P IND 2493 3

33 GM HARIKRISHNA P IND 2660 3

34 GM TU Hoang Thong VIE 2483 3

35 GM RAHMAN Ziaur BAN 2558 3

36 GM ZHANG Zhong SIN 2603 3

37 IM KHAMRAKULOV Dzhurabek UZB 2509 3

38 IM HARIKA Dronavalli IND 2473 3

39 GM NGUYEN Anh Dung VIE 2464 2,5

40 IM BARBOSA Oliver PHI 2452 2,5

41 LOU Yiping CHN 2429 2,5

42 GM NEELOTPAL Das IND 2445 2,5

43 IM KUDERINOV Kirill KAZ 2442 2,5

44 FM PASCUA Haridas PHI 2358 2,5

45 WANG Chen CHN 2390 2,5

46 IM BITOON Richard PHI 2476 2,5

47 FM CHAN Wei Xuan Timothy SIN 2341 2,5

48 DARINI Pouria IRI 2398 2,5

49 FM GARCIA Jan Emmanuel PHI 2315 2,5

50 LU Shanglei CHN 2340 2,5

51 GM SALEM A R Saleh UAE 2483 2,5

52 GM NGUYEN Ngoc Truong Son VIE 2642 2,5

53 GM SUNDARARAJAN Kidambi IND 2520 2,5

54 GM DAO Thien Hai VIE 2523 2,5

55 IM DABLEO Ronald PHI 2464 2,5

56 XIU Deshun CHN 2493 2,5

57 GM BUI Vinh VIE 2480 2,5

58 IM DIMAKILING Oliver PHI 2441 2

59 IM DUONG The Anh VIE 2425 2

60 IM GOH Weiming SIN 2426 2

61 IM GAO Rui CHN 2464 2

62 FM BATTULGA Namkhai MGL 2357 2

63 IM NOLTE Rolando PHI 2420 2

64 SENADOR Emmanuel PHI 2401 2

65 FM HABLA Jony PHI 2316 2

66 FLORENDO Paulo James PHI 2262 2

67 FM YEE Soon Wei BRU 2209 2

68 IM GINTING Nasib INA 2397 2

69 LUMANCAS Lyndon PHI 2289 2

70 GM WEN Yang CHN 2520 2

GM TORRE Eugenio PHI 2506 2

72 WIM PADMINI Rout IND 2319 1,5

73 LI Hanbin CHN 2330 1,5

74 FM SEGARRA Randy PHI 2298 1,5

75 LEGASPI Rhobel PHI 2314 1,5

76 FM DE RAMOS Julius PHI 2314 1,5

77 FM ALHUWAR Jasem UAE 2308 1,5

78 MARIANO Nelson Iii PHI 2118 1,5

79 GALINDO Joseph PHI 0 1,5

80 DATU Alcon John PHI 2220 1,5

81 TURQUEZA Mari Joseph PHI 2087 1,5

82 GM AL-SAYED Mohammed QAT 2503 1,5

83 CAUSO Deniel PHI 2302 1

84 LU Yijie CHN 2349 1

85 GALVAN Jesus PHI 0 1

86 DE LEON Luke Matthew PHI 0 1

87 IM WOHL Aleksandar H AUS 2441 1

88 OLAY Edgar Reggie PHI 2304 0,5

89 PAULO Bersamina PHI 1927 0,5

90 ABELGAS Roel PHI 2170 0

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