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Thien Hai Dao
T Dao 
Number of games in database: 387
Years covered: 1990 to 2018
Last FIDE rating: 2476 (2455 rapid, 2505 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2572

Overall record: +119 -69 =158 (57.2%)*
   * 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:
 King's Indian (34) 
    E73 E90 E70 E80 E75
 Slav (32) 
    D17 D15 D18 D12 D10
 Semi-Slav (24) 
    D45 D44 D43
 Nimzo Indian (23) 
    E32 E34 E38 E58 E33
 Grunfeld (20) 
    D85 D87 D70 D86
 Queen's Gambit Declined (17) 
    D38 D35 D31 D39 D37
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (68) 
    B90 B51 B42 B22 B40
 Sicilian Najdorf (26) 
    B90 B99 B96 B93 B92
 Slav (25) 
    D10 D11 D13 D18 D17
 Petrov (16) 
    C42 C43
 Dutch Defense (9) 
    A81 A87 A88 A86
 Queen's Pawn Game (8) 
    D02 E10 A45 D04 D00
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Wang Hao vs T Dao, 2008 0-1
   Naiditsch vs T Dao, 2008 0-1
   T Dao vs F Jenni, 1998 1-0
   T Dao vs Ponomariov, 2000 1-0
   T Dao vs V Malakhov, 1996 1-0
   T Dao vs Adams, 2000 1/2-1/2
   T Dao vs Ngoc Lan Tran, 2017 1-0
   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 2001/02 (2001)
   FIDE World Championship Knockout Tournament (2004)

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

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

   🏆 Chess Olympiad
   T Dao vs A Abdulwahhab (Sep-25-18) 1/2-1/2
   Yeh Yang Liu vs T Dao (Sep-24-18) 0-1
   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

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(born May-10-1978, 41 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 16; games 1-25 of 387  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. M Turov vs T Dao  ½-½511992Wch U14B22 Sicilian, Alapin
6. T Dao vs Shaked 1-01021992Ch World (cadets) (under 14)E81 King's Indian, Samisch
7. T Dao vs J Magem Badals  ½-½621993Las Palmas3D15 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
8. Yudasin vs T Dao  1-0591993Las Palmas3B07 Pirc
9. Krasenkow vs T Dao  ½-½231993Las Palmas3A81 Dutch
10. T Dao vs Van Wely  0-1431993Las PalmasE80 King's Indian, Samisch Variation
11. T Dao vs Smirin  ½-½491993Las Palmas3E80 King's Indian, Samisch Variation
12. T Dao vs S Kindermann  1-0451993Sportland NRW-CupE32 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
13. Movsesian vs T Dao  ½-½731993Wch U16B07 Pirc
14. T Dao vs Kasimdzhanov  ½-½321993Wch U16D45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
15. Leko vs T Dao  1-0291993Budapest FS10 GMB07 Pirc
16. T Dao vs de Firmian  0-1411993TilburgE32 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
17. de Firmian vs T Dao  1-0551993TilburgB09 Pirc, Austrian Attack
18. T Dao vs Silman  0-1561994Budapest FS 02 GMA50 Queen's Pawn Game
19. T Dao vs V A Loginov  1-0481994Budapest FS09 GME33 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
20. Smyslov vs T Dao  ½-½111994MuensterA07 King's Indian Attack
21. T Dao vs Zsofia Polgar  ½-½881994MuensterD45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
22. T Dao vs Silman  ½-½141994Budapest FS 03 GMD18 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch
23. T Dao vs Oral  1-0411994Wch U18E73 King's Indian
24. T Dao vs Svidler  ½-½431994Wch U18A41 Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6)
25. T Dao vs Ivanchuk  0-1511994OlympiadD45 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
 page 1 of 16; games 1-25 of 387  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..

Premium Chessgames Member
  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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