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Hoang Thanh Trang 
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Hoang Thanh Trang
Number of games in database: 476
Years covered: 1989 to 2015
Last FIDE rating: 2464 (2425 rapid, 2414 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2511
Overall record: +154 -91 =182 (57.4%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games
      Based on games in the database; may be incomplete.
      49 exhibition games, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Queen's Pawn Game (87) 
    A45 D00 A40 A46 D02
 Nimzo Indian (38) 
    E32 E38 E39 E34 E35
 Slav (23) 
    D11 D12 D13 D14 D10
 Queen's Gambit Declined (18) 
    D31 D30 D37 D38 D35
 King's Indian (10) 
    E73 E67 E76 E75 E63
 Old Benoni (8) 
    A43 A44
With the Black pieces:
 French Defense (94) 
    C11 C01 C00 C05 C03
 Dutch Defense (51) 
    A81 A96 A84 A90 A89
 French (37) 
    C11 C00 C12 C13 C10
 French Tarrasch (20) 
    C05 C03 C06
 Reti System (19) 
    A04 A06
 French Winawer (17) 
    C18 C17 C15 C16 C19
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   L Barczay vs Hoang Thanh Trang, 2001 0-1
   H Kallio vs Hoang Thanh Trang, 2001 1/2-1/2
   E Raeva vs Hoang Thanh Trang, 2008 0-1
   Nunn vs Hoang Thanh Trang, 1992 0-1
   Khurtsidze vs Hoang Thanh Trang, 2010 1/2-1/2

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   European Individual Women's Championship (2013)
   37th Chess Olympiad: Women (2006)
   European Individual Championships (Women) (2007)
   10th European Individual Women's Championship (2009)
   European Individual Women's Championship (2012)
   European Individual Women's Championship (2015)
   European Individual Championship (Women) (2008)
   European Team Championship (Women) (2013)
   European Individual Championships (Women) (2010)
   Women's Olympiad (2008)
   European Individual Women's Championship (2014)
   Tradewise Gibraltar (2013)
   Chess Olympiad (Women) (2010)
   Tradewise Gibraltar (2014)
   Chess Olympiad (Women) (2014)

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(born Apr-25-1980, 36 years old) Vietnam (federation/nationality Hungary)

[what is this?]
Hoang Thanh Trang is a Hungarian GM (and WGM) who was born in Hanoi, Vietnam and moved to Budapest with her family at the age of ten. Her victories include the 1998 World Girls Junior (U-20) Championship, and the board 1 gold medal at the 2005 European Chess Club Championship in Saint-Vincent, Italy, with an 80% score. Won the 2011 European Women Rapid Championship with 9/11. She competed in the FIDE Knock-out Women's World Championship (2012) and won her first round game against Evgenija Ovod but lost her second round match to Russian GM Tatiana Kosintseva. Outright winner of the European Individual Women's Championship (2013) with 9/11, a full point clear of a large number of players in =2nd.

Her highest rating to date is 2511 in November 2013, January 2014 and February 2014, when she was ranked women's world #12, #14 and #14 respectively. Her highest ranking was women's world #9 in April 2006 when she was rated 2487.

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Last updated 22 May 2015

 page 1 of 20; games 1-25 of 476  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves Year Event/LocaleOpening
1. Hoang Thanh Trang vs Kholmov  ½-½14 1989 CheliabinskA17 English
2. Hoang Thanh Trang vs G Timoshenko  0-164 1989 CheliabinskE63 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Panno Variation
3. Nunn vs Hoang Thanh Trang 0-121 1992 Oviedo 45'C11 French
4. Hoang Thanh Trang vs S Williams  1-061 1994 Budapest FS07 IMA10 English
5. Pavasovic vs Hoang Thanh Trang  1-055 1994 Budapest FS04 IM-BC00 French Defense
6. Hoang Thanh Trang vs Chiburdanidze  ½-½16 1994 Moscow ol (Women)A41 Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6)
7. J Stocek vs Hoang Thanh Trang  ½-½50 1996 Budapest FS08 GMA04 Reti Opening
8. Hoang Thanh Trang vs D Kolbus  ½-½66 1996 Budapest FS04 GMD83 Grunfeld, Grunfeld Gambit
9. M Watai vs Hoang Thanh Trang 0-170 1996 Yerevan ol (Women)A85 Dutch, with c4 & Nc3
10. Hoang Thanh Trang vs D Norwood  0-137 1996 Donner op, Amsterdam NEDA42 Modern Defense, Averbakh System
11. J Stocek vs Hoang Thanh Trang  ½-½45 1996 Budapest FS04 GMA80 Dutch
12. Hoang Thanh Trang vs V Malakhov  0-150 1996 Budapest FS07 GMA43 Old Benoni
13. A Galliamova vs Hoang Thanh Trang  0-140 1996 Olympiad (w)A85 Dutch, with c4 & Nc3
14. Hoang Thanh Trang vs Blatny  0-154 1996 Donner op Amsterdam NEDA55 Old Indian, Main line
15. J Rowson vs Hoang Thanh Trang  1-056 1996 Budapest FS04 GMC11 French
16. Hoang Thanh Trang vs Macieja  ½-½60 1996 Budapest FS02 GME32 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
17. D Kolbus vs Hoang Thanh Trang  ½-½24 1997 Budapest FS06 GMA10 English
18. J Stocek vs Hoang Thanh Trang  0-138 1997 Budapest FS10 IM-AA04 Reti Opening
19. Hoang Thanh Trang vs Ooi Chern Ee  ½-½44 1997 Budapest FS04 GME32 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
20. J Stocek vs Hoang Thanh Trang  1-041 1997 Budapest FS04 GMA04 Reti Opening
21. Ashley vs Hoang Thanh Trang  0-141 1997 It (a), Budapest (Hungary)A01 Nimzovich-Larsen Attack
22. Hoang Thanh Trang vs Sherzer  ½-½31 1998 Budapest FS04 GMD13 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Exchange Variation
23. Naiditsch vs Hoang Thanh Trang 1-023 1998 Budapest FS02 GMC14 French, Classical
24. Csom vs Hoang Thanh Trang  1-032 1999 It (cat.8), Budapest (Hungary)A04 Reti Opening
25. Hoang Thanh Trang vs M Hoffmann  1-038 1999 Budapest First Saturday GM04, HUNE32 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
 page 1 of 20; games 1-25 of 476  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Apr-01-06  WTHarvey: Hoang showed up in the FIDE top 10 women list in April for the first time. Here is a little collection of puzzles from her games:
Apr-01-06  Open Defence: Nice chess pieces you use on your site Harvey, they look like something from a Czech or a Hungarian tournament book
Dec-24-06  BIDMONFA: Hoang Thanh Trang


Dec-24-06  crazy monk: The top 10 women GM in the world, also the greatest WGM of the country of Vietnam, now playing for Hungary.
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  whiteshark: Hoang Thanh Trang is 25 years old [in 2005; born 1980]. Hoang is her family name. Trang, which should be pronounced “Ciang” is her name, while Thanh (which means something like “blue sky”) is her second name, called in Vietnam “intermediate name”. She was born in Hanoi, but when she was ten years old her family moved to Budapest, where they presently live. She was World Champion for girls under 20 in 1998. Hoang is WGM and IM with two GM norms. She is studying economy at the University of Budapest.


fide card gives Hungary as federation:


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  alexmagnus: Do the 1989 games really belong to her? I can hardly imagine Kholmov agreeing to a short draw against a 9-year-old girl...
Dec-29-07  Chesstalesfan: Because he was not interested to defeat a 9-year old girl. Nor to be defeated..either
Mar-15-09  Albertan: Hoang Thanh Trang is currently leading the European Women's Individual Chess Championship with a score of 6/7!
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  Tabanus: Placed 2nd in First Saturday GM (Hungary) 7-17 August 2010:

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  Penguincw: Trang won her game with black against N Ziaziulkina vs Hoang Thanh Trang, 2012 to catch Marie Sebag and Cristina Adela Foisor for the tie for first. Each now have 4 victories and a draw.

With 6 others just half a point back, that doesn't leave much breathing room. Will she have a repeat of 10th European Individual Women's Championship (2009), where sadly she stumbled in the last 2 rounds and finished with "only" 7.5/9?

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  Penguincw: Today, Hoang Thanh Trang downed Olga Girya to score 5.5/6. That is half a point ahead of 4 rivals, and a full point ahead of 5 different women (and 1 1/2 over 15 ladies scoring +2).
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  notyetagm: <Penguincw: ... Will she have a repeat of 10th European Individual Women's Championship (2009), where sadly she stumbled in the last 2 rounds and finished with "only" 7.5/9?>

Well right now she is tied for first after seven rounds of the <14TH EUROPEAN INDIVIDUAL WOMEN'S CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP> with Gunina.

European Individual Women's Championship (2013)

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  notyetagm: NICE PIC ->
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  WannaBe: <notyetagm> Very nice, have my stamp of future ex-ex-ex-ex-wife approval.
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  notyetagm: <WannaBe: <notyetagm> Very nice, have my stamp of future ex-ex-ex-ex-wife approval.>


Aug-03-13  GumboGambit: Congrats on winning the 2013 EIW championship. Well done!
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  notyetagm: <GumboGambit: Congrats on winning the 2013 EIW championship. Well done!>

We have a winner!

European Individual Women's Championship (2013)/Hoang Thanh Trang

She won 7 games and did not lose even once! A *stupendous* tournament.

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  alexmagnus: Congratulations on the title!
Aug-04-13  Expendable Asset: A surprising, unexpected finish.
Aug-05-13  weisyschwarz: Congratulations!! Your play was wonderful.
Dec-28-13  John Abraham: Good player
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  offramp: Destined to become one of the greatest Hungarian chess players.
Nov-10-15  sonia91: Looking at her FIDE rating history at OlimpBase ( I found out that she had as first rating, at 12 y.o., 2300, although dropped to 2180 in the following list. In 1995, at 15 she had 2405 and took part in the Kishinev Interzonal tournament, which qualified for the Women's Candidates tournament; at first I thought it was a homonymous player, but this TWIC report shows it was really her (2405 rating). So it seems she was a prodigy in her teens, for female standards. I think very few female players participated at 15 in women's world ch. cycle tournaments in the 1990s.
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  alexmagnus: Female prodigies are usually not worse than male prodigies - see Lahno, Humpy or Hou at their respective early teens. Then somewhere in the teens the rating gets stuck for 3-6 years.
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