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Thien Hai Dao
T Dao 
Number of games in database: 375
Years covered: 1990 to 2017
Last FIDE rating: 2468 (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 D19 D18
 King's Indian (30) 
    E90 E73 E70 E80 E92
 Semi-Slav (24) 
    D45 D44 D43
 Nimzo Indian (22) 
    E32 E34 E38 E58 E25
 Grunfeld (18) 
    D85 D70 D86 D87
 Queen's Gambit Declined (16) 
    D38 D35 D31 D39 D37
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (67) 
    B90 B51 B22 B42 B96
 Sicilian Najdorf (25) 
    B90 B96 B99 B92 B98
 Slav (25) 
    D11 D10 D13 D17 D15
 Petrov (16) 
    C42 C43
 Dutch Defense (8) 
    A87 A81 A88 A86
 Queen's Pawn Game (8) 
    D02 D00 E10 A45 D04
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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
   Adams vs T Dao, 2000 1/2-1/2
   T Dao vs Eljanov, 2008 1/2-1/2
   T Dao vs Rublevsky, 2005 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)
   Bled Olympiad (2002)
   Asian Continental Chess Championship (2012)
   36th Olympiad (2004)
   Olympiad (2008)
   8th Asian Continental Chess Championship (2009)
   Chess Olympiad (2010)
   2nd Indonesia Open Chess Championship (2012)
   HD Bank Cup (2017)
   Chess Olympiad (2012)

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

   🏆 HD Bank Cup
   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, 39 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 YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. T Dao vs J Singh  1-0271990Novi Sad ol (Men)A52 Budapest Gambit
2. de Firmian vs T Dao  1-0321990Chess OlympiadB82 Sicilian, Scheveningen
3. T Dao vs H U Gruenberg  ½-½481990Novi Sad ol (Men)E92 King's Indian
4. C Karadag vs T Dao  0-1391990Novi Sad ol (Men)D25 Queen's Gambit Accepted
5. T Dao vs Shaked 1-01021992Ch World (cadets) (under 14)E81 King's Indian, Samisch
6. M Turov vs T Dao  ½-½511992Wch U14B22 Sicilian, Alapin
7. Yudasin vs T Dao  1-0591993Las Palmas3B07 Pirc
8. Krasenkow vs T Dao  ½-½231993Las Palmas3A81 Dutch
9. T Dao vs Van Wely  0-1431993Las PalmasE80 King's Indian, Samisch Variation
10. T Dao vs Smirin  ½-½491993Las Palmas3E80 King's Indian, Samisch Variation
11. T Dao vs S Kindermann  1-0451993Sportland NRW-CupE32 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
12. T Dao vs de Firmian  0-1411993Tilburg (Netherlands)E32 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
13. T Dao vs J Magem Badals  ½-½621993Las Palmas3D15 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
14. de Firmian vs T Dao  1-0551993Tilburg (Netherlands)B09 Pirc, Austrian Attack
15. Leko vs T Dao  1-0291993Budapest FS10B07 Pirc
16. Movsesian vs T Dao  ½-½731993Wch U16B07 Pirc
17. T Dao vs Kasimdzhanov  ½-½321993Wch U16D45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
18. Smyslov vs T Dao  ½-½111994Muenster (Germany)A07 King's Indian Attack
19. T Dao vs Zsofia Polgar  ½-½881994It, Muenster (Germany)D45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
20. T Dao vs Silman  ½-½141994Budapest FS 03 GMD18 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch
21. T Dao vs Silman  0-1561994Budapest FS 02 GMA50 Queen's Pawn Game
22. T Dao vs V A Loginov  1-0481994Budapest FS09 GME33 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
23. T Dao vs Svidler  ½-½431994cadetsA41 Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6)
24. T Dao vs Oral  1-0411994Wch U18E73 King's Indian
25. T Dao vs Ivanchuk  0-1511994OlympiadD45 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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