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Hoang Thanh Trang
Hoang Thanh Trang 
Photograph courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.  
Number of games in database: 622
Years covered: 1989 to 2020
Last FIDE rating: 2407 (2338 rapid, 2364 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2511

Overall record: +180 -103 =232 (57.5%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 107 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Queen's Pawn Game (124) 
    A45 D02 D00 A40 A46
 Nimzo Indian (41) 
    E32 E38 E34 E39 E37
 Slav (30) 
    D11 D12 D10 D14 D13
 Queen's Gambit Declined (22) 
    D30 D31 D37 D38 D35
 King's Indian (12) 
    E73 E75 E67 E94 E63
 Queen's Gambit Accepted (10) 
    D20 D27 D26 D22
With the Black pieces:
 French Defense (126) 
    C11 C03 C00 C01 C05
 Dutch Defense (75) 
    A81 A90 A88 A96 A84
 French (51) 
    C11 C00 C12 C13 C10
 French Tarrasch (31) 
    C03 C05 C07
 Reti System (25) 
    A04 A06
 French Winawer (18) 
    C18 C17 C16 C15 C19
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Nunn vs Hoang Thanh Trang, 1992 0-1
   L Barczay vs Hoang Thanh Trang, 2001 0-1
   H Kallio vs Hoang Thanh Trang, 2001 1/2-1/2
   Lagno vs Hoang Thanh Trang, 2013 0-1
   Radjabov vs Hoang Thanh Trang, 1999 0-1
   Hoang Thanh Trang vs Ehlvest, 2012 1-0
   G Guseinov vs Hoang Thanh Trang, 2001 1/2-1/2
   E Raeva vs Hoang Thanh Trang, 2008 0-1
   Sean Winshand Cuhendi vs Hoang Thanh Trang, 2012 0-1
   Khurtsidze vs Hoang Thanh Trang, 2010 1/2-1/2

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   European Individual Women's Championship (2013)
   European Individual Championship (Women) (2007)
   37th Chess Olympiad: Women (2006)
   Chess Olympiad (Women) (2018)
   European Individual Championship (Women) (2017)
   2nd Indonesia Open Chess Championship (2012)
   10th European Individual Women's Championship (2009)
   European Individual Women's Championship (2015)
   European Individual Women's Championship (2014)
   European Individual Women's Championship (2012)
   European Individual Championship (Women) (2010)
   Dresden Olympiad (Women) (2008)
   Chess Olympiad (Women) (2010)
   Tradewise Gibraltar (2014)
   Tradewise Gibraltar (2013)

   🏆 FIDE Online Olympiad
   B Assaubayeva vs Hoang Thanh Trang (Aug-23-20) 1-0, rapid
   I Osmak vs Hoang Thanh Trang (Aug-22-20) 0-1, rapid
   Hoang Thanh Trang vs J Movsesian (Aug-22-20) 0-1, rapid
   Hoang Thanh Trang vs A Haast (Aug-21-20) 0-1, rapid
   Hoang Thanh Trang vs Anaelle Afraoui (Aug-21-20) 1/2-1/2, rapid

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(born Apr-25-1980, 40 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 Women's World Championship Knockout Tournament (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.

Wikipedia article: Hoang Thanh Trang

Last updated: 2020-04-25 04:51:13

 page 1 of 25; games 1-25 of 622  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Hoang Thanh Trang vs Timoshenko  0-1641989CheliabinskE63 King's Indian, Fianchetto, Panno Variation
2. Hoang Thanh Trang vs Kholmov  ½-½141989CheliabinskA17 English
3. Nunn vs Hoang Thanh Trang 0-12119922nd Principe de Asturias rapidC11 French
4. Hoang Thanh Trang vs Chiburdanidze  ½-½161994Moscow ol (Women)A41 Queen's Pawn Game (with ...d6)
5. Pavasovic vs Hoang Thanh Trang  1-0551994Budapest FS04 IM-BC00 French Defense
6. Hoang Thanh Trang vs S Williams  1-0611994Budapest FS07 IMA10 English
7. Hoang Thanh Trang vs Macieja  ½-½601996Budapest FS02 GME32 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
8. Hoang Thanh Trang vs D Kolbus  ½-½661996Budapest FS04 GMD83 Grunfeld, Grunfeld Gambit
9. J Stocek vs Hoang Thanh Trang  ½-½451996Budapest FS04 GMA80 Dutch
10. J Rowson vs Hoang Thanh Trang  1-0561996Budapest FS04 GMC11 French
11. Hoang Thanh Trang vs V Malakhov  0-1501996Budapest FS07 GMA43 Old Benoni
12. J Stocek vs Hoang Thanh Trang  ½-½501996Budapest FS08 GMA04 Reti Opening
13. Hoang Thanh Trang vs D Norwood  0-1371996Donner Memorial opA42 Modern Defense, Averbakh System
14. Hoang Thanh Trang vs Blatny  0-1541996Donner Memorial opA55 Old Indian, Main line
15. M Watai vs Hoang Thanh Trang 0-1701996Yerevan Olympiad (Women)A85 Dutch, with c4 & Nc3
16. A Galliamova vs Hoang Thanh Trang  0-1401996Yerevan Olympiad (Women)A85 Dutch, with c4 & Nc3
17. J Stocek vs Hoang Thanh Trang  1-0411997Budapest FS04 GMA04 Reti Opening
18. Hoang Thanh Trang vs Ooi Chern Ee  ½-½441997Budapest FS04 GME32 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
19. D Kolbus vs Hoang Thanh Trang  ½-½241997Budapest FS06 GMA10 English
20. J Stocek vs Hoang Thanh Trang  0-1381997Budapest FS10 IM-AA04 Reti Opening
21. Ashley vs Hoang Thanh Trang  0-1411997Budapest FS10 IM-AA01 Nimzovich-Larsen Attack
22. S Atalik vs Hoang Thanh Trang  1-0131998Budapest FS02 GMA80 Dutch
23. Naiditsch vs Hoang Thanh Trang 1-0231998Budapest FS02 GMC14 French, Classical
24. Hoang Thanh Trang vs Sherzer  ½-½311998Budapest FS04 GMD13 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav, Exchange Variation
25. Hoang Thanh Trang vs C Horvath  ½-½171999Budapest FS02 GMA70 Benoni, Classical with 7.Nf3
 page 1 of 25; games 1-25 of 622  PGN Download
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Kibitzer's Corner
Premium Chessgames Member
  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:
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  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).
Jul-29-13  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)

Aug-02-13  notyetagm: NICE PIC ->
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  WannaBe: <notyetagm> Very nice, have my stamp of future ex-ex-ex-ex-wife approval.
Aug-02-13  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!
Aug-03-13  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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