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 two rounds of play seven players are with perfect score in the Open section: GM Adhiban B. IND 2609, GM Wen Yang CHN 2581, GM Salem A.R. Saleh UAE 2561, GM Ghaem Maghami Ehsan IRI 2556, GM Yu Yangyi CHN 2667, GM Gopal G.N. IND 2553, GM Rahman Ziaur BAN 2513.
In the Women section WIM Abdumalik Zhansaya KAZ 2379 and WGM Khademalsharieh Sarasadat IRI 2292 are on 2 points each.
Vijay Kumar presents the round 2 video