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Sang Cao
S Cao 
Photograph copyright © 2006 Milan Kovacs (  
Number of games in database: 166
Years covered: 1990 to 2017
Last FIDE rating: 2385 (2528 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2557

Overall record: +43 -42 =81 (50.3%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (31) 
    B40 B50 B32 B90 B80
 Queen's Pawn Game (11) 
    A45 D00 D02 A46
 Ruy Lopez (10) 
    C77 C65 C90 C92 C84
 Caro-Kann (9) 
    B12 B11 B18
 French Defense (8) 
    C10 C11 C16 C01 C13
 French (5) 
    C10 C11 C13
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (22) 
    B31 B33 B22 B40 B30
 Queen's Indian (17) 
    E12 E15 E17 E14 E19
 French Defense (10) 
    C18 C15 C00 C03 C19
 Nimzo Indian (8) 
    E32 E21 E25 E40
 French Winawer (6) 
    C18 C15 C19
 Queen's Pawn Game (5) 
    A45 A46 E10
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   M Gurevich vs S Cao, 2005 0-1
   S Cao vs V M Golod, 2001 1-0
   S Cao vs S Kristjansson, 2001 1-0
   Pelletier vs S Cao, 2005 0-1

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Hungarian Championship (2006)
   16th Asian Games (Men Teams) (2010)
   10th Asian Individual Championship (2011)
   6th European Individual Championship (2005)
   European Individual Championship (2007)
   European Individual Championship (2008)
   Asian Continental Chess Championship (2012)
   2nd Indonesia Open Chess Championship (2012)

   🏆 HD Bank Cup
   S Cao vs A Goganov (Mar-14-17) 0-1
   M Vasilyev vs S Cao (Mar-12-17) 0-1
   S Cao vs Bu Xiangzhi (Mar-12-17) 0-1
   S Cao vs Hoang Nam Nguyen (Mar-23-13) 1/2-1/2
   E Elijah vs S Cao (Mar-23-13) 1/2-1/2

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(born Sep-06-1973, 45 years old) Vietnam

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International Master (1995); Grandmaster (2002).

Cao Sang represented Vietnam in four Olympiads between 1990 and 1996 inclusive, in the Asian Team Championships of 1991, 1993 and 1995 (winning an individual bronze medal in 1991 for his performance as a reserve) and at the Asian Games in 2010.

He lived in Hungary from 1995 - regularly participating in the Hungarian League - until 2011, when he returned to Vietnam. (1) He achieved his IM title in 1995 in a series of First Saturday tournaments. He played as a reserve for the Honved Budapest team in the 1999 European Club Cup. In 2002, his results in the Hungarian League and his third place in the Hungarian Championship won him the last two GM norms he needed to acquire the title. He qualified for the FIDE World Cup (2005), and defeated Andrei Volokitin in the first round before losing to Xu Jun in the second round.

He won the Zalakaros Chess Festival Group A 2009, was =1st at the Tenkes Kupa Tournament in Harkany (in Hungary) the same year, and won both the Malaysian Open in 2010 and the 2nd ASEAN Championship Open in 2011.

(1); Wikipedia article: Cao Sang (Polish)

 page 1 of 7; games 1-25 of 166  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. S Cao vs A Ipek  1-0411990Novi Sad ol (Men)B40 Sicilian
2. S Cao vs R Vera  0-1491990Novi Sad ol (Men)B50 Sicilian
3. Y Kruppa vs S Cao  ½-½271994OlympiadC85 Ruy Lopez, Exchange Variation Doubly Deferred (DERLD)
4. S Cao vs Pavasovic  1-0651995Budapest FS11 GMB32 Sicilian
5. Y A Zimmerman vs S Cao  1-0601995Budapest FS12 GME12 Queen's Indian
6. D Kolbus vs S Cao  1-0881996Budapest FS04 GMA04 Reti Opening
7. M Turov vs S Cao  ½-½481996Budapest FS11 GMB22 Sicilian, Alapin
8. V Malakhov vs S Cao  ½-½551996Budapest FS07 GMB31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation
9. S Cao vs Macieja  0-1771996Budapest FS02 GMC77 Ruy Lopez
10. S Cao vs J Stocek 1-0171996Budapest FS04 GMB80 Sicilian, Scheveningen
11. S Cao vs P Haba  ½-½291996OlympiadC10 French
12. S Cao vs J Stocek  ½-½471997Budapest FS04 GMB80 Sicilian, Scheveningen
13. Ashley vs S Cao  1-0251997It (a), Budapest (Hungary)B30 Sicilian
14. S Cao vs J Stocek  1-0291997Budapest FS10 IM-AB82 Sicilian, Scheveningen
15. J Stocek vs S Cao  1-0421998Budapest Nyar-AE21 Nimzo-Indian, Three Knights
16. M Narciso Dublan vs S Cao  1-0622001FSGM AprilE12 Queen's Indian
17. S Cao vs Hoang Thanh Trang  ½-½102001FSGM AprilC92 Ruy Lopez, Closed
18. M Zivanic vs S Cao ½-½102001FSGM AprilE15 Queen's Indian
19. S Cao vs H Kallio  1-0262001FSGM AprilC43 Petrov, Modern Attack
20. L Kritz vs S Cao  0-1592001FSGM AprilB42 Sicilian, Kan
21. I Almasi vs S Cao  ½-½452001FSGM AprilA07 King's Indian Attack
22. S Cao vs E Anka  ½-½622001FSGM AprilB25 Sicilian, Closed
23. L Barczay vs S Cao  0-1492001FSGM AprilE15 Queen's Indian
24. S Cao vs F Berkes  ½-½192001FSGM AprilC01 French, Exchange
25. P Lukacs vs S Cao  ½-½162001FSGM AprilE14 Queen's Indian
 page 1 of 7; games 1-25 of 166  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Nov-02-05  bomb the bishop: Interesting player, I like his opening repertoir.. and find that the game results keep getting better, who knows one day might be one of the top players
Apr-10-09  ingberg: I saw him on playchess today, his username is Su7338

Cao, Sang (grandmaster)
born 6 Sept 1973

Federation: Hungary, previously Vietnam

Apr-10-09  ingberg: more info

Premium Chessgames Member
  Tabanus: Bio: (in Polish)

Winner of Malaysia Open 1-7 Sept. 2010:

Mar-04-12  BIDMONFA: Sang Cao

CAO, Sang

Premium Chessgames Member
  Infohunter: Vietnamese-Hungarian: Now there is an unlikely bilingual arrangement.
Sep-06-13  Thanh Phan: A few others have access to both languages, Hoang Thanh Trang is one, lost one of my link pages somehow, had a few more
Premium Chessgames Member
  twinlark: The wikipedia article in Polish adds to the linguistic intrigue.
Sep-06-13  John Abraham: This guy is very exotic looking
Sep-06-13  waustad: The search capacity on chess365 seems to fail for him. Here is the actual link to it for anybody interested: Somehow with naming issues dealing with both Vietnamese and Magyar, neither word seems to have made it into their database as his last name.
Oct-23-13  epistle: And....
Premium Chessgames Member
  Joshka: Isn't there a Cao who is suing the St. Louis Chess Club for sex discrimination?? He used to be a man then changed his identity to female?
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