Atousa Pourkashiyan
2010 Asian Women's Chess Champion

The 2010 Asia Continental Chess Championships were held on April 21-30th in Subic, under the management of the Philippines Chess Federation. After nine rounds of play, GM Ni Hua of China and WGM Atousa Pourkashiyan of Iran became men and women champions respectively, each collecting 7.0 points in the course of the competition. 32 Grandmasters, 23 International masters, and a total of 63 titled participants started in the men section of the Asia Continental Chess Championship. The Asia Continental offered a large prize fund of 65 000 USD, of which 50 000 for the open group, and 15 000 for the women section.