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TOURNAMENT STANDINGS
Bangkok Chess Club Open Tournament

Nigel Short7.5/9(+7 -1 =1)[games]
Surya Shekhar Ganguly7.5/9(+6 -0 =3)[games]
Kamil Dragun7.5/9(+7 -1 =1)[games]
Wang Hao7/9(+6 -1 =2)[games]
Francisco Vallejo Pons6.5/9(+5 -1 =3)[games]
Jozsef Horvath6.5/9(+5 -1 =3)[games]
Abhijit Kunte3.5/6(+2 -1 =3)[games]
Oliver Barbosa4.5/7(+3 -1 =3)[games]
Ghosh Diptayan4.5/7(+4 -2 =1)[games]
Jan Gustafsson6.5/9(+5 -1 =3)[games]
Deepan Chakkravarthy J0.5/3(+0 -2 =1)[games]
Sunilduth Lyna Narayanan1.5/2(+1 -0 =1)[games]
John Paul Gomez2.5/4(+2 -1 =1)[games]
Sharma Himanshu1.5/3(+1 -1 =1)[games]
Max Illingworth2.5/4(+2 -1 =1)[games]
Sunil Dhopade Swapnil0.5/2(+0 -1 =1)[games]
Allan Stig Rasmussen4.5/7(+4 -2 =1)[games]
Pandian Karthikeyan0/1(+0 -1 =0)[games]
Shahin Lorparizangeneh1.5/3(+0 -0 =3)[games]
Eugenio Torre1/3(+0 -1 =2)[games]
Gerhard Schebler0.5/2(+0 -1 =1)[games]
Paulo Bersamina1/4(+0 -2 =2)[games]
Anton Smirnov0.5/2(+0 -1 =1)[games]
Bartosz Socko6/9(+4 -1 =4)[games]
Tapani Sammalvuo0/1(+0 -1 =0)[games]
Changren Dai0/1(+0 -1 =0)[games]
Teja S Ravi0.5/1(+0 -0 =1)[games]
Parab Ritviz1/3(+0 -1 =2)[games]
Sharma del Hemant1/1(+1 -0 =0)[games]
* (63 players total; 34 players not shown. Click here for longer list.)

Chessgames.com Chess Event Description
Bangkok Chess Club Open (2015)

Played in Bangkok, Thailand 12-19 April 2015. Crosstable: http://chess-results.com/tnr169298....

 page 1 of 4; games 1-25 of 90  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Wang Hao vs Alfredo Rapanot  1-0272015Bangkok Chess Club OpenC10 French
2. A Kienitz vs A S Rasmussen  0-1292015Bangkok Chess Club OpenB42 Sicilian, Kan
3. J P Gomez vs P Wiwatanadate  1-0382015Bangkok Chess Club OpenD12 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
4. S Harini vs J Horvath  0-1272015Bangkok Chess Club OpenB27 Sicilian
5. K Dragun vs Y Dhanabir Singh  ½-½322015Bangkok Chess Club OpenA40 Queen's Pawn Game
6. T Ilmoni vs Ganguly  0-1302015Bangkok Chess Club OpenE67 King's Indian, Fianchetto
7. B Socko vs S Adhithya 1-0342015Bangkok Chess Club OpenB07 Pirc
8. R Hoffman vs J Gustafsson  0-1262015Bangkok Chess Club OpenD47 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
9. Short vs Jude Ulanday 1-0202015Bangkok Chess Club OpenA30 English, Symmetrical
10. G Traunwieser vs F Vallejo Pons  0-1452015Bangkok Chess Club OpenE17 Queen's Indian
11. P Bersamina vs F Vallejo Pons 0-1252015Bangkok Chess Club OpenC00 French Defense
12. Short vs S Nyysti  1-0312015Bangkok Chess Club OpenA34 English, Symmetrical
13. M Bartel vs J Gustafsson  0-1332015Bangkok Chess Club OpenC77 Ruy Lopez
14. B Socko vs I Gil Biag  ½-½932015Bangkok Chess Club OpenB12 Caro-Kann Defense
15. Zhen Yu Cyrus Low vs Ganguly  0-1382015Bangkok Chess Club OpenB48 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
16. A Dale vs J Horvath  0-1342015Bangkok Chess Club OpenA90 Dutch
17. S Lorparizangeneh vs Ghosh Diptayan  ½-½582015Bangkok Chess Club OpenD85 Grunfeld
18. Y Rantanen vs O Barbosa  0-1602015Bangkok Chess Club OpenB14 Caro-Kann, Panov-Botvinnik Attack
19. J Puccini vs A Kunte  ½-½202015Bangkok Chess Club OpenC45 Scotch Game
20. Wang Hao vs Lazarev 1-0392015Bangkok Chess Club OpenB31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation
21. A S Rasmussen vs S del Hemant  0-1402015Bangkok Chess Club OpenD37 Queen's Gambit Declined
22. D Causo vs Wang Hao  0-1402015Bangkok Chess Club OpenC50 Giuoco Piano
23. F Vallejo Pons vs Prantik Roy 1-0282015Bangkok Chess Club OpenD40 Queen's Gambit Declined, Semi-Tarrasch
24. E Asuela vs Short  0-1402015Bangkok Chess Club OpenA46 Queen's Pawn Game
25. J Gustafsson vs Uaychai Kongsee  1-0232015Bangkok Chess Club OpenA81 Dutch
 page 1 of 4; games 1-25 of 90  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Apr-14-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  whiteshark: Early holiday season (combined w/ chess) for the European likes of Nigel Short, Francisco Vallejo Pons and Jan Gustafsson.
Apr-14-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  Penguincw: Bangkok Chess Open, website/results here: http://chess-results.com/tnr169298.....

There's also a "Challenger" group: http://chess-results.com/tnr168727.....

Through 4 rounds of play, 3 players (Vallejo, Gustafsson and Barbosa) remain perfect.

Apr-14-15  fromoort: Go Jan!
Apr-14-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  Chessgames Bookie: Betting on round 5 is now open! Pick the winners and strike gold:

Bangkok rd 5: Gustafsson-Vallejo Pons
Bangkok rd 5: Wang Hao-Barbosa
Bangkok rd 5: Short-Ikeda
Bangkok rd 5: Short-Ikeda: HOW MANY MOVES?
Bangkok rd 5: Ritviz-Torre
Bangkok rd 5: DAILY DOUBLE

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Apr-14-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  Ron: A prescient video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P9m...

Apr-15-15  kummatmebro: Jan "the man" gustafsson!
Apr-15-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  PhilFeeley: The results seem to indicate a knockout event. No?
Apr-15-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  whiteshark: <PhilFeeley> I don't think so. <"Overall the 9-round Thai Open features 299 players in two divisions ...">

See also:

Official website: http://bangkokchess.com/

Results and pairings in full: http://chess-results.com/tnr169298....

chess24 rd 1-4 report: http://chess24.com/en/read/news/nig...

Apr-15-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  Penguincw: Big clash tomorrow: 2nd seed Vallejo-Pons has white against 1st seed Wang Hao. Those 2, along with 3 other players, lead with 4.5/5.

< whiteshark: ... I don't think so. >

I think what he means is that there are several missing games, so the results look like a knockout event.

Apr-15-15  greed and death: Is there any way to find the games that weren't played on the first 6 boards. They appear to be the only ones being broadcast (both here and on other sites), but I'm wondering if theres any other way to find them...
Apr-16-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  tpstar: One town's very like another
When your head's down over your pieces, Brother
Apr-16-15  dumbgai: "Big clash" = exchange all the pieces, 24 move draw :(
Apr-16-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  Penguincw: Tournament remains close, as entering the antepenultimate round, 12 players (including the top 6 seeds) are at 5/6.

BTW: How come Vallejo, who basically plays 1.e4 around 66% of the time, didn't play 1.e4 in either one of his first 3 white games. Change of repertoire?

Apr-16-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  WannaBe: <Penguincw> The tournament is not close, it's an Open...

OK, I'll move along now...

Apr-17-15  dumbgai: Wang Hao has 6/7 and is only gaining 3 rating points. He better end up winning this tournament.
Apr-17-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  Penguincw: Penultimate round coming up, and there's a big matchup tomorrow:

(1) Wang Hao (6/7) vs. (4) ustafsson (6/7)

11 players sit at 5.5 points.

< Wang Hao has 6/7 and is only gaining 3 rating points. He better end up winning this tournament. >

This is what happens when a >2700 player is facing <2500 opposition...

P.S. How come 2700chess.com has omitted the first round result for Wang Hao? Seems like a legit game to me: http://www.chessgames.com./perl/che...

Apr-18-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  whiteshark: One reason why there are only a few games so far is that they only have a live-coverage of the top 6 boards.
Apr-18-15  CountryGirl: Illingworth vs Short was a tough game. Only 2 of Illingworth's games uploaded so far, the organisers obviously haven't any idea how good he is. But I for one will not be surprised if he finishes high up on the leader-board. Or even gets that 3rd GM norm. Go Max!
Apr-18-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  Penguincw: A mere round left. Wang Hao leads alone with 7/8, and has black against Ganguly in the last round. 5 players are half a point back.
Apr-18-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  twinlark: <Penguincw: How come 2700chess.com has omitted the first round result for Wang Hao? Seems like a legit game to me>

It is, but his opponent was unrated.

Apr-18-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  Penguincw: < twinlark: It is, but his opponent was unrated. >

But according to http://chess-results.com/tnr169298...., his opponent was rated 2131, which should be a free 0.8 points.

Apr-19-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  twinlark: Not quite: http://ratings.fide.com/card.phtml?...

That might have been his national rating, but it certainly isn't his FIDE rating.

Apr-19-15
Premium Chessgames Member
  Penguincw: Well that's a crazy last round shakeup, which included leader Hao falling to Ganguly.

Short, Dragun and Ganguly all finish 1st with 7.5/9, but looks like Short wins it all.

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