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Thien Hai Dao
T Dao 
Number of games in database: 434
Years covered: 1990 to 2018
Last FIDE rating: 2475 (2455 rapid, 2498 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2572

Overall record: +130 -79 =182 (56.5%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 43 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 King's Indian (38) 
    E73 E90 E70 E80 E74
 Slav (35) 
    D17 D18 D15 D12 D10
 Nimzo Indian (34) 
    E32 E34 E38 E39 E33
 Semi-Slav (24) 
    D45 D44 D43
 Grunfeld (22) 
    D85 D70 D87 D86
 Queen's Gambit Declined (19) 
    D35 D38 D39 D31 D37
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (75) 
    B90 B51 B96 B22 B40
 Sicilian Najdorf (29) 
    B90 B96 B99 B92 B93
 Slav (28) 
    D10 D11 D13 D17 D18
 Petrov (16) 
    C42 C43
 Dutch Defense (11) 
    A81 A87 A88 A85 A86
 Sicilian Scheveningen (10) 
    B84 B80 B81 B85 B82
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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 G Munkhgal, 2016 1/2-1/2
   Adams vs T Dao, 2000 1/2-1/2
   Ponomariov vs T Dao, 2000 1/2-1/2
   T Dao vs Eljanov, 2008 1/2-1/2

WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS: [what is this?]
   FIDE World Championship Knockout Tournament (2000)
   FIDE World Championship Knockout Tournament (2004)

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Asian Individual Championship (2007)
   Asian Chess Championship (2005)
   Goodricke Open (2000)
   Asian Nations Cup (2014)
   3rd HD Bank Cup (2013)
   Bled Olympiad (2002)
   Asian Continental Chess Championship (2012)
   HD Bank Cup (2017)
   Novi Sad Olympiad (1990)
   Moscow Olympiad (1994)
   Istanbul Olympiad (2000)
   Calvia Olympiad (2004)
   8th Asian Continental Chess Championship (2009)
   Dresden Olympiad (2008)
   2nd Indonesia Open Chess Championship (2012)

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

   🏆 Batumi Olympiad
   T Dao vs A Abdulwahhab (Sep-25-18) 1/2-1/2
   Yeh Yang Liu vs T Dao (Sep-24-18) 0-1
   T Dao vs Ganguly (Aug-02-18) 0-1
   T Dao vs P Idani (Sep-23-17) 1/2-1/2
   T Dao vs Sasikiran (Sep-21-17) 1/2-1/2

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(born May-10-1978, 44 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 19; games 1-25 of 468  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. T Dao vs J Singh  1-0271990Novi Sad OlympiadA52 Budapest Gambit
2. de Firmian vs T Dao  1-0321990Novi Sad OlympiadB82 Sicilian, Scheveningen
3. T Dao vs H Gruenberg  ½-½481990Novi Sad OlympiadE92 King's Indian
4. C Karadag vs T Dao  0-1391990Novi Sad OlympiadD25 Queen's Gambit Accepted
5. T Dao vs C Ionescu  1-0471990Novi Sad OlympiadA62 Benoni, Fianchetto Variation
6. S Ovsejevitsch vs T Dao  0-1571991Wch U14A12 English with b3
7. H A Gretarsson vs T Dao  ½-½641991Wch U14D20 Queen's Gambit Accepted
8. G Vescovi vs T Dao  1-0561991Wch U14A07 King's Indian Attack
9. M Kaminski vs T Dao  1-0331991Wch U14B85 Sicilian, Scheveningen, Classical
10. G Vescovi vs T Dao  0-1261992Wch U14A81 Dutch
11. T Dao vs Shaked 1-01021992Wch U14E81 King's Indian, Samisch
12. Turov vs T Dao  ½-½511992Wch U14B22 Sicilian, Alapin
13. T Dao vs Ulybin  ½-½281993Las Palmas3E32 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
14. I Farago vs T Dao  1-0711993Elekes memA85 Dutch, with c4 & Nc3
15. T Dao vs I Farago  0-1721993Budapest FS02 GME32 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
16. T Dao vs H A Gretarsson  0-1581993Wch U16D18 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch
17. T Dao vs Kindermann  1-0451993Sportland NRW-CupE32 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
18. T Dao vs F Unzicker  ½-½301993Budapest FS09 GME33 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
19. T Dao vs M Bosboom  ½-½181993Sportland NRW-CupE94 King's Indian, Orthodox
20. Krasenkow vs T Dao  ½-½231993Las Palmas3A81 Dutch
21. Yudasin vs T Dao  1-0591993Las Palmas3B07 Pirc
22. T Dao vs Van Wely  0-1431993Las Palmas3E80 King's Indian, Samisch Variation
23. T Dao vs Smirin  ½-½491993Las Palmas3E80 King's Indian, Samisch Variation
24. T Dao vs J Magem Badals  ½-½621993Las Palmas3D15 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
25. T Dao vs Lengyel  ½-½101993Budapest FS02 GMD18 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Dutch
 page 1 of 19; games 1-25 of 468  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..
Jun-04-09  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!
May-10-10  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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