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.
In the Women section seven players are sharing the lead with 2,5/3 points each – WGM Nguyen Thi Thanh An VIE 2237, WIM Ni Shiqun CHN 2325, WGM Sukandar Irine Kharisma INA 2319, WGM Khademalsharieh Sarasadat IRI 2292, WIM Abdumalik Zhansaya KAZ 2379, WGM Pourkashiyan Atousa IRI 2335 and WIM Gong Qianyun SIN 2327.
Vijay Kumar presents the round 3 video