The continental championship for Asia was first held at Teheran 1998( Winner Rustam Kasimdzhanov of Uzbekistan) and then at Udaipur 2000. The full strength of the Chinese is due to the offering of eight seats from this event into the next FIDE World Championship. Some seeded players like GM Krishnan Sasikiran who are also already qualified are competing. He won the zone 3.1 b at Colombo this May. The venue is the famous Alekhine Chess Club at Gorky Sadan, Kolkata. The players stay at Taj Bengal Hotel. The event runs August 9-17.
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