Who can take part in the Asian Continental Championships?
The Open Championship and the Women’s Championship are open to one official player from all federations-members of the Asian Chess Federation. Additional players are allowed if they have a rating of 2300 or higher for the Open Championship and 2000 or higher for the Women’s Championship, based on the FIDE Rating List as of May 1, 2023. Exceptions to the minimum rating level may be made by the Continental President at the request of the national federations. Meals and accommodation for official participants are paid for by the organizers, meals and accommodation for additional players are covered for by the participants or their sponsors.
Chess players from 20 countries including Kazakhstan, China, India, Iran, the Philippines, Sri Lanka, the United Arab Emirates and Singapore have confirmed their participation in the Tournament. Among them are winners of national and international tournaments, world chess stars, famous grandmasters Sethuraman Panayappan
and Vijay Pranav
from India, Rustam Kasimdzhanov
and Shamsiddin Vokhidov
from Uzbekistan, Xu Jun
from China, Murtas Kazhgaleyev
from Kazakhstan and many others. Women Grandmasters include Pallathur Venkatachalam Nandhidhaa
(India); Batkhuyag Munguntuul
(Mongolia), Irine Kharisma Sukandar
(Indonesia) and others.Tournament rules:
The competitions, 9-round Swiss tournaments will be held in accordance with the International Chess Federation’s (FIDE) Rules.
Attending the opening and closing ceremonies is mandatory.
According to the Regulations, the Blitz Chess Championship will take place on June 3, with the opening ceremony of the Asian Continental Championships scheduled for June 4. The final ninth round, the award ceremony and the closing ceremony will take place on June 11.Organized by:
the Asian Chess Federation, the Kazakhstan Chess Federation with the support of the Almaty AkimatDates:
June 3–12, 2023Venue:
the Baluan Sholak Sports Palace, Abai Ave. 44, corner of Baitursynov St., the city of Almaty, the Republic of KazakhstanEvent Regulations
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