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Parimarjan Negi becomes Asian Champion

The 11th Asian Continental Individual Open Chess Championship was held on 4-14th May 2012 at The First Hotel in Ho Chi Minh city, Vietnam.

Indian Grandmaster Parimarjan Negi became the Asian champion despite the last round defeat against the inspired GM Salem Saleh from UAE. Negi finished on 7/9 points, same as China’s GM Yu Yangyi, but he took the gold thanks to the victory in the head-to-head clash.

Yu Yangyi takes home the silver medal, while Salem Saleh leaped ahead and won the bronze. Full standings bellow.

The tournament was conducted as a Swiss System competition of 9 rounds. Draw offer was not allowed before 30th move.

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Saleh Salem - Negi

Saleh Salem - Negi (photo by FIDE)

Final standings:

1. GM Negi Parimarjan IND 2640 – 7
2. GM Yu Yangyi CHN 2626 – 7
3. GM Salem A R Saleh UAE 2528 – 6.5
4. IM Liu Qingnan CHN 2483 – 6
5. GM Barbosa Oliver PHI 2550 – 6
6. GM Ding Liren CHN 2679 – 6
7. GM Ni Hua CHN 2673 – 6
8. GM So Wesley PHI 2653 – 6
9. GM Wen Yang CHN 2550 – 6
10. GM Lu Shanglei CHN 2522 – 6
11. Ma Qun CHN 2481 – 5.5
12. GM Gomez John Paul PHI 2507 – 5.5
13. Yu Ruiyuan CHN 2511 – 5.5
14. IM Wang Chen CHN 2482 – 5.5
15. GM Xiu Deshun CHN 2494 – 5.5
16. GM Le Quang Liem VIE 2703 – 5.5
17. IM Gao Rui CHN 2427 – 5.5
18. IM Gundavaa Bayarsaikhan MGL 2516 – 5.5
19. GM Nguyen Ngoc Truong Son VIE 2656 – 5.5
20. IM Vidit Santosh Gujrathi IND 2528 – 5.5
21. IM Venkatesh M R IND 2517 – 5.5
22. Wan Yunguo CHN 2456 – 5
23. GM Nguyen Anh Dung VIE 2440 – 5
24. IM Nguyen Van Huy VIE 2502 – 5
25. IM Nguyen Duc Hoa VIE 2496 – 5
26. GM Megaranto Susanto INA 2517 – 5
27. GM Dao Thien Hai VIE 2514 – 5
28. IM Kuderinov Kirill KAZ 2493 – 5
29. GM Zhou Jianchao CHN 2609 – 5
30. GM Adhiban B IND 2555 – 5
31. WGM Ju Wenjun CHN 2529 – 5
32. FM Wei Yi CHN 2376 – 4.5
33. IM Nezad Husein Aziz QAT 2393 – 4.5
34. GM Tu Hoang Thong VIE 2434 – 4.5
35. FM Novita Anjas INA 2304 – 4.5
36. GM Paragua Mark PHI 2521 – 4.5
37. GM Ghaem Maghami Ehsan IRI 2579 – 4.5
38. IM Nguyen Huynh Minh Huy VIE 2442 – 4.5
39. GM Zhao Jun CHN 2577 – 4.5
40. GM Gopal G N IND 2562 – 4.5
41. GM Cao Sang VIE 2513 – 4.5
42. GM Deepan Chakkravarthy J IND 2461 – 4
43. IM Le Quang Long VIE 2351 – 4
44. IM Lou Yiping CHN 2428 – 4
45. GM Gupta Abhijeet IND 2644 – 4
46. GM Laylo Darwin PHI 2502 – 4
47. FM Pitra Andika INA 2327 – 4
48. CM Farid Firman Syah INA 2285 – 4
49. GM Sethuraman S P IND 2546 – 4
50. IM Ton That Nhu Tung VIE 2144 – 4
51. IM Garcia Jan Emmanuel PHI 2399 – 4
52. IM Irwanto Sadikin INA 2419 – 4
53. GM Torre Eugenio PHI 2496 – 4
54. IM Narayanan Srinath IND 2383 – 3.5
55. FM Nguyen Van Hai VIE 2341 – 3.5
56. GM Jumabayev Rinat KAZ 2556 – 3.5
57. FM Hamdani Rudin INA 2322 – 3.5
58. FM Djuraev Sokhib TJK 2375 – 3.5
59. IM Goh Wei Ming Kevin SIN 2426 – 3.5
60. FM Tran Tuan Minh VIE 2266 – 3.5
61. IM Wahono Awam INA 2405 – 3.5
62. Li Hanbin CHN 2289 – 3.5
63. IM Sapar Emelbek KGZ 2380 – 3.5
64. FM Pham Chuong VIE 2349 – 3
65. IM Tu Hoang Thai VIE 2295 – 3
66. IM Bao Khoa VIE 2257 – 3
67. Tan Weiliang SIN 2222 – 3
68. Tran Quoc Dung VIE 2303 – 2.5
69. Qu Yanqiao CHN 2159 – 2.5
70. FM Sonjaya Deni INA 2321 – 2.5
71. Ferdiman Tersiman INA 2009 – 2
72. GM Antonio Rogelio Jr PHI 2557 – 0.5

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