Lots of interesting tournaments taking place right now for the fans to follow! Special mention should go to the strong Asian Continental Championship taking place in Chendu, China. This tournament clearly demonstrates the growing strength of Asian chess. Besides having 14 grandmasters higher rated than 2600, including +2700 players Wei Yi and Yu Yangyi, there are still another 19 grandmasters participating!
There are 16 countries taking part, including Iran, whose federation has been banned by FIDE for non of monies due. Fortunately, the Iranian players are allowed to play!