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 five rounds of play GM Rahman Ziaur BAN 2513, GM Ghaem Maghami Ehsan IRI 2556, GM Yu Yangyi CHN 2667, GM Adhiban B. IND 2609, GM Kasimdzhanov Rustam UZB 2693, GM Jumabayev Rinat KAZ 2580 and GM Sethuraman S.P. IND 2576 are joint leaders in the Open sections with 4,0/5 points each.
In the Women section WGM Sukandar Irine Kharisma INA 2319 singled out on the top with 4,5/5 after defeating earlier co-leader WIM Ni Shiqun CHN 2325.
Vijay Kumar presents the round 5 video