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Thien Hai Dao
T Dao 
Number of games in database: 375
Years covered: 1990 to 2017
Last FIDE rating: 2478 (2455 rapid, 2505 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2572

Overall record: +116 -67 =151 (57.3%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 41 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Slav (32) 
    D17 D15 D12 D18 D19
 King's Indian (30) 
    E90 E73 E70 E80 E92
 Semi-Slav (24) 
    D45 D44 D43
 Nimzo Indian (22) 
    E32 E34 E38 E55 E35
 Grunfeld (18) 
    D85 D87 D70 D86
 Queen's Gambit Declined (16) 
    D38 D39 D31 D35 D37
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (67) 
    B90 B51 B22 B42 B99
 Slav (25) 
    D10 D11 D13 D15 D17
 Sicilian Najdorf (25) 
    B90 B99 B96 B92 B93
 Petrov (16) 
    C42 C43
 Dutch Defense (8) 
    A87 A81 A86 A88
 Semi-Slav (8) 
    D45 D47 D43 D46
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   T Dao vs F Jenni, 1998 1-0
   Naiditsch vs T Dao, 2008 0-1
   Wang Hao vs T Dao, 2008 0-1
   T Dao vs V Malakhov, 1996 1-0
   T Dao vs Ponomariov, 2000 1-0
   T Dao vs Adams, 2000 1/2-1/2
   T Dao vs Rublevsky, 2005 1/2-1/2
   Adams vs T Dao, 2000 1/2-1/2

WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS: [what is this?]
   FIDE World Championship Knockout Tournament (2001)
   FIDE World Championship Knockout Tournament (2004)

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Asian Chess Championship (2005)
   Asian Individual Championship (2007)
   Asian Nations Cup (2014)
   3rd HD Bank Cup (2013)
   Asian Continental Chess Championship (2012)
   Bled Olympiad (2002)
   36th Olympiad (2004)
   8th Asian Continental Chess Championship (2009)
   Chess Olympiad (2010)
   Chess Olympiad (2012)
   Olympiad (2008)
   2nd Indonesia Open Chess Championship (2012)
   HD Bank Cup (2017)

GAME COLLECTIONS: [what is this?]
   1998 World Junior chess championship by gauer

   A Stefanova vs T Dao (Mar-17-17) 1/2-1/2
   T Dao vs S Kathmale (Mar-16-17) 1-0
   T Dao vs Ghosh Diptayan (Mar-16-17) 1/2-1/2
   T Nguyen vs T Dao (Mar-12-17) 1-0
   T Dao vs Ngoc Lan Tran (Mar-12-17) 1-0

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(born May-10-1978, 38 years old) Vietnam

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Grandmaster (1995) and World U16 champion of 1993. At the JAPFA 2005 Chess Classic International, Dao Thien Hai defeated Susanto Megaranto in a match (3-3 in six games under classical time controls, winning 5-4 in a blitz tiebreaker). He is also a FIDE Trainer.

Wikipedia article: Đào Thiên Hải

 page 1 of 15; games 1-25 of 375  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. T Dao vs J Singh  1-027 1990 Novi Sad ol (Men)A52 Budapest Gambit
2. DeFirmian vs T Dao  1-032 1990 Chess OlympiadB82 Sicilian, Scheveningen
3. T Dao vs H U Gruenberg  ½-½48 1990 Novi Sad ol (Men)E92 King's Indian
4. C Karadag vs T Dao  0-139 1990 Novi Sad ol (Men)D25 Queen's Gambit Accepted
5. M Turov vs T Dao  ½-½51 1992 Wch U14B22 Sicilian, Alapin
6. T Dao vs Shaked 1-0102 1992 Ch World (cadets) (under 14)E81 King's Indian, Samisch
7. T Dao vs Smirin  ½-½49 1993 Las Palmas3A65 Benoni, 6.e4
8. T Dao vs S Kindermann  1-045 1993 Sportland NRW-CupE32 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
9. T Dao vs J Magem Badals  ½-½62 1993 Las Palmas3D15 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
10. T Dao vs DeFirmian  0-141 1993 Tilburg (Netherlands)E32 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
11. DeFirmian vs T Dao  1-055 1993 Tilburg (Netherlands)B09 Pirc, Austrian Attack
12. Leko vs T Dao  1-029 1993 Budapest FS10B07 Pirc
13. Movsesian vs T Dao  ½-½73 1993 Wch U16B07 Pirc
14. T Dao vs Kasimdzhanov  ½-½32 1993 Wch U16D45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
15. Yudasin vs T Dao  1-059 1993 Las Palmas3B09 Pirc, Austrian Attack
16. M Krasenkow vs T Dao  ½-½23 1993 Las Palmas3A81 Dutch
17. T Dao vs Van Wely  0-143 1993 Las PalmasE80 King's Indian, Samisch Variation
18. T Dao vs Zsofia Polgar  ½-½88 1994 It, Muenster (Germany)D45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
19. T Dao vs Silman  ½-½14 1994 Budapest FS 03 GMD19 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch
20. T Dao vs Silman  0-156 1994 Budapest FS 02 GMA50 Queen's Pawn Game
21. T Dao vs V A Loginov  1-048 1994 Budapest FS09 GME33 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
22. Smyslov vs T Dao  ½-½11 1994 Muenster (Germany)B26 Sicilian, Closed, 6.Be3
23. T Dao vs Svidler  ½-½43 1994 cadetsA41 Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6)
24. T Dao vs Oral  1-041 1994 Wch U18E73 King's Indian
25. T Dao vs Ivanchuk  0-151 1994 Moscow olmD45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
 page 1 of 15; games 1-25 of 375  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Premium Chessgames Member
  patzer2: Dao Thien H (with no listed rating here) looks awful strong only to have two games in the data base, and with both of those being wins against strong GMs. Does anyone have any information on Dao Thien H?
May-10-05  WorldChampeen: Vietnamese GM Dao Thien Hai defeated GM Susanto Megaranto in a recent match. -

May-10-05  SpikeyMikey: Think he won the World U18 champs in 1994 in Bratilslava if its the same guy I'm thinking of. I did very badly at the World U16 in the same year :o)
May-11-05  WorldChampeen: The article I believe states, they split the match of standard games and that Dao won in a blitz match!
Apr-20-06  Petrosian63: Vietnamese GM Dao Thien Hai's highest achieved rating is 2609 in 2005.
Dec-16-06  Petrosian63: GM Dao Thien Hai won the silver medal in the Rapid at the Asian Games 2006.

He beat Kasimdzhanov on the way.

Premium Chessgames Member We've received this player's name in several forms:

Dao Thien Hai
H Dao Thien
Hai Dao Thien
Thien Hai Dao

and probably others as well. Does anybody know the proper way?

May-22-07  darkwitch: To

I think Dao is the surname and Thien Hai is the name. Like Xie Jun, Xie is the surname and Jun is the name.

Premium Chessgames Member So taking into account the fact that Asian/Indian names are usually presented "backwards" (family name first) then "Dao Thien Hai" would be the most correct/common presentation. Thanks.
Jun-12-08  BIDMONFA: Dao Thien Hai

DAO, Thien Hai

Premium Chessgames Member
  whiteshark: ME AM HAI TOO
Jun-03-09  wordfunph II: i just hope GM Dao Thien Hai's photo i sent to CG will be posted here soon..
Premium Chessgames Member
  wordfunph: <CG> Thank you for posting GM Dao Thien Hai's photo!!

This is my 3rd photo contibution..

Jun-04-09  SugarDom: What a career!
Premium Chessgames Member
  wordfunph: happy 32nd birthday GM Dao Thien Hai!
Nov-09-10  SvetlanaBabe: I saw this guy play in Singapore in 2005. The guy is a 'gun'. He is so good.
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