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Sang Cao
S Cao 
Photograph copyright © 2006 Milan Kovacs (  
Number of games in database: 193
Years covered: 1990 to 2019
Last FIDE rating: 2411 (2528 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2557

Overall record: +54 -49 =90 (51.3%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (36) 
    B40 B50 B32 B90 B91
 Ruy Lopez (13) 
    C77 C65 C90 C67 C92
 Queen's Pawn Game (11) 
    A45 D00 D02 A46
 French Defense (10) 
    C10 C11 C01 C18 C13
 Caro-Kann (10) 
    B12 B11 B18 B17
 Sicilian Najdorf (6) 
    B90 B91 B95
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (23) 
    B33 B31 B40 B30 B22
 Queen's Indian (21) 
    E12 E15 E17 E14 E19
 Nimzo Indian (10) 
    E32 E21 E40 E25 E20
 French Defense (10) 
    C18 C15 C10 C02 C00
 French Winawer (6) 
    C18 C15 C19
 Queen's Pawn Game (6) 
    A46 A45 E10
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   M Gurevich vs S Cao, 2005 0-1
   S Cao vs Golod, 2001 1-0
   S Cao vs S Kristjansson, 2001 1-0
   Barczay vs S Cao, 2001 0-1

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Hungarian Championship (2006)
   10th Asian Individual Championship (2011)
   16th Asian Games (Men Teams) (2010)
   9th HDBank Masters (2019)
   European Championship (2005)
   Novi Sad Olympiad (1990)
   European Championship (2001)
   2nd Indonesia Open Chess Championship (2012)
   European Championship (2007)
   Asian Continental Chess Championship (2012)
   European Championship (2008)

   🏆 9th HDBank Masters
   S Cao vs T S Nguyen (Mar-13-19) 1/2-1/2
   Van Wely vs S Cao (Mar-12-19) 1-0
   S Cao vs V Karthik (Mar-11-19) 1-0
   S Cao vs Huu Thai Le (Mar-10-19) 1-0
   S Chanda vs S Cao (Mar-10-19) 0-1

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FIDE player card for Sang Cao

(born Sep-06-1973, 49 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 9; games 1-25 of 206  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. S Cao vs A Ipek  1-0411990Novi Sad OlympiadB40 Sicilian
2. S Cao vs R Vera  0-1491990Novi Sad OlympiadB50 Sicilian
3. M S Lupu vs S Cao  0-1401990Novi Sad OlympiadA14 English
4. D Lima vs S Cao  1-0501992Manila OlympiadE20 Nimzo-Indian
5. W Zili vs S Cao  1-0391993Asia-chTC84 Ruy Lopez, Closed
6. S Cao vs S Zagrebelny  0-1581993Asia-chTB49 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
7. S Cao vs P Zarnicki  0-1291994Moscow OlympiadB62 Sicilian, Richter-Rauzer
8. Y Kruppa vs S Cao  ½-½271994Moscow OlympiadC85 Ruy Lopez, Exchange Variation Doubly Deferred (DERLD)
9. S Cao vs V Iordachescu  1-0721994Moscow OlympiadB06 Robatsch
10. J Arnason vs S Cao  ½-½911994Moscow OlympiadE63 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Panno Variation
11. S Cao vs Lengyel  ½-½71995Budapest FS09 GMB17 Caro-Kann, Steinitz Variation
12. S Cao vs Lengyel  ½-½61995Budapest FS11 GMC01 French, Exchange
13. S Cao vs D Pavasovic  1-0651995Budapest FS11 GMB32 Sicilian
14. Y Zimmerman vs S Cao  1-0601995Budapest FS12 GME12 Queen's Indian
15. Turov vs S Cao  ½-½481996Budapest FS11 GMB22 Sicilian, Alapin
16. S Cao vs Macieja  0-1771996Budapest FS02 GMC77 Ruy Lopez
17. S Cao vs J Stocek 1-0171996Budapest FS04 GMB80 Sicilian, Scheveningen
18. D Kolbus vs S Cao  1-0881996Budapest FS04 GMA04 Reti Opening
19. V Malakhov vs S Cao  ½-½551996Budapest FS07 GMB31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation
20. S Cao vs P Haba  ½-½291996Yerevan OlympiadC10 French
21. S Cao vs A H Wohl  1-0291996Yerevan OlympiadB04 Alekhine's Defense, Modern
22. Sadler vs S Cao  1-0481996Yerevan OlympiadE12 Queen's Indian
23. I Farago vs S Cao  0-1201997Budapest FS02 GME15 Queen's Indian
24. D Tyomkin vs S Cao  ½-½231997Budapest FS02 GMA46 Queen's Pawn Game
25. S Cao vs I Farago  1-0471997Hungarian Team Championship 1997/98C19 French, Winawer, Advance
 page 1 of 9; games 1-25 of 206  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

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  Tabanus: Bio: (in Polish)

Winner of Malaysia Open 1-7 Sept. 2010:

Mar-04-12  BIDMONFA: Sang Cao

CAO, Sang

Sep-06-13  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
Sep-06-13  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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