After 9 rounds of Swiss System competition in the Asian Individual Championship 2011 held in Mashhad, Iran, Harikirshna from India, Yu Yangi from China and Son Nguyen from Vietnam shared the first place with 6.5 each. Harikirshna was declared winner on best tiebreak score.
After them Rinat Jumbayev from Kazakhstan with 6.0 points had better tiebreaks and landed forth to also qualifiy for the FIDE World Cup that will be held in August in Khanty Mansiysk, Russia.
In the Women's section, IM Harika Dronavalli from India, also top seeded player in the starting roster, won the Championship by collecting 6.5 points.
In the closing ceremony FIDE President Kirsan Ilyumzhinov announced that Grand Prix and FIDE Presidential Board Meeting will held in Mashhad, Iran in February 2012.