17th Asian Continental Championship
Quick 5-Minute Summary
Asia’s strongest championship in 2018, serving as a qualification event for the next FIDE World Championship cycle.
There are two sections: the Open section and the Women’s section. The Open section has 64 players, including 28 gm’s and 17 im’s. The Women’s section has 7 wgm’s and 13 wim’s/im’s.
Reports indicate that the tournament is poorly organized, something unusual given that the first game has not even been played! On top of that, several Indian players (including Vidit) narrowly avoided being mugged yesterday and have filed a police report! You can read about this here .
It is very difficult to get real information, and it appears unlikely that there will be LIVE games.