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Ngoc Truongson Nguyen
Ngoc Truongson Nguyen 
Number of games in database: 674
Years covered: 2000 to 2020
Last FIDE rating: 2641 (2630 rapid, 2629 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2662

Overall record: +157 -46 =209 (63.5%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database. 262 exhibition games, blitz/rapid, odds games, etc. are excluded from this statistic.

With the White pieces:
 Queen's Pawn Game (77) 
    D02 A45 A46 E10 A40
 Slav (29) 
    D10 D11 D17 D18 D15
 Sicilian (25) 
    B90 B30 B40 B52 B23
 Grunfeld (22) 
    D79 D78 D85 D76 D80
 King's Indian (19) 
    E91 E76 E67 E97 E63
 Queen's Gambit Declined (15) 
    D31 D38 D37 D30 D36
With the Black pieces:
 French Defense (63) 
    C10 C07 C01 C05 C03
 Slav (46) 
    D12 D10 D11 D15 D18
 Sicilian (31) 
    B30 B22 B33 B31 B92
 French (30) 
    C10 C11 C00 C12 C13
 Queen's Pawn Game (20) 
    A46 A45 D02 D00 A41
 French Tarrasch (18) 
    C07 C05 C03
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   Ngoc Truongson Nguyen vs Kanep, 2010 1-0
   Ngoc Truongson Nguyen vs H Fidaeyee, 2005 1-0
   A Filippov vs Ngoc Truongson Nguyen, 2010 0-1
   Ngoc Truongson Nguyen vs Giri, 2010 1-0
   So vs Ngoc Truongson Nguyen, 2010 1/2-1/2
   Ngoc Truongson Nguyen vs Tomashevsky, 2015 1/2-1/2
   H Mas vs Ngoc Truongson Nguyen, 2009 0-1
   G Guseinov vs Ngoc Truongson Nguyen, 2013 0-1
   Ngoc Truongson Nguyen vs E Najer, 2010 1-0
   Ngoc Truongson Nguyen vs So, 2010 1-0

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   10th Asian Individual Championship (2011)
   Aeroflot Open (2010)
   Batumi Olympiad (2018)
   Tromso Olympiad (2014)
   Asian Continental Championship (2016)
   Asian Nations Cup (2014)
   3rd HD Bank Cup (2013)
   World Junior Championship (2008)
   2nd Indonesia Open Chess Championship (2012)
   8th Asian Continental Chess Championship (2009)
   Isle of Man Grand Swiss (2019)
   Turin Olympiad (2006)
   Istanbul Olympiad (2012)
   Khanty-Mansiysk Olympiad (2010)
   FIDE Online Olympiad (2020)

   🏆 Airthings Masters
   N Theodorou vs Ngoc Truongson Nguyen (Feb-03-23) 1-0, rapid
   Ngoc Truongson Nguyen vs R Jumabayev (Feb-03-23) 1-0, rapid
   V Durarbayli vs Ngoc Truongson Nguyen (Feb-03-23) 1-0, rapid
   Rithvik R Raja vs Ngoc Truongson Nguyen (Feb-03-23) 0-1, rapid
   Ngoc Truongson Nguyen vs A Mikaelyan (Feb-03-23) 1-0, rapid

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(born Feb-23-1990, 33 years old) Vietnam

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IM (2002); GM (2004); World U10 Champion (2000); Champion of Vietnam (2014).

Nguyen is one of Vietnam's top players, and has in recent years been ranked the country's #2 player after Le Quang Liem.

In 2000, he won the world under-10 championship and four years later became a Grandmaster at the age of 14 years, 10 months. In 2004, he was voted as athlete of the year in Vietnam. In 2008, he was runner up to Ivan Saric in the World U19 Youth Championship held in Vietnam. In 2010, he was =1st in the Biel Chess Festival (2010), but came second on tiebreak to Fabiano Caruana. He qualified through the 2011 Asian Continental Championship to play in the World Cup (2011), and defeated Chinese GM Li Chao in the first round. In the second round he lost in the 10 minute rapid-game tiebreaker to the eventual winner, Russian GM Peter Svidler. He came 5th in the FIDE World Blitz Championship (2013) in June 2013, 1 point behind the winner, compatriot Le Quang Liem, and half a point behind the three joint 2nd place getters. He qualified for the World Cup (2013) via Zonal 3.3 and defeated Vladimir Eduardovich Akopian in the first round, but lost to Russian GM Dmitry Andreikin in the second round, and was thereby eliminated from the event. He won the gold medal for board 2, playing for Vietnam at the Chess Olympiad (2014).

In March 2014, he won the HD Bank International Open with 7/9 and in December 2014 he won the Vietnamese Championship. In March 2015, he came 2nd in Zonal 3.3 and qualified for the World Cup 2015. Later that month, he was =3rd at the HD Bank Cup 2015 with a scored of 6.5/9.

Nguyen qualified from Zonal 3.3 to play in the World Cup (2015) where he defeated Polish GM Robert Kempinski in the first round only to lose to Russian super-GM Evgeny Tomashevsky in the second set of rapid (10+10) tiebreakers in the second round, thereby bowing out of the event.

Nguyen's highest rating and ranking to date is 2665 in April 2015 when he was ranked #81 in the world. He first entered the top 100 in May 2010 when he was still a Junior (ie: U20).

Wikipedia article: Nguyen Ngoc Truong Son

Last updated: 2018-06-28 11:24:52

 page 1 of 28; games 1-25 of 694  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Vachier-Lagrave vs Ngoc Truongson Nguyen 0-1442000Wch U10B01 Scandinavian
2. Ngoc Truongson Nguyen vs T Banusz  1-0532001World Championship U12B33 Sicilian
3. G Rohit vs Ngoc Truongson Nguyen  ½-½352001World Championship U12B06 Robatsch
4. Ngoc Truongson Nguyen vs R Jumabayev ½-½282001World Championship U12E77 King's Indian
5. I Khairullin vs Ngoc Truongson Nguyen  1-0242001World Championship U12B22 Sicilian, Alapin
6. Ngoc Truongson Nguyen vs J Mihailovs  1-0292001World Championship U12B42 Sicilian, Kan
7. A Gupta vs Ngoc Truongson Nguyen  0-1392001World Championship U12D00 Queen's Pawn Game
8. Ngoc Truongson Nguyen vs E Krivoborodov ½-½462001World Championship U12A12 English with b3
9. D Howell vs Ngoc Truongson Nguyen 1-0412001World Championship U12B14 Caro-Kann, Panov-Botvinnik Attack
10. Ngoc Truongson Nguyen vs T Gareyev  1-0592002World ol U16B30 Sicilian
11. Ngoc Truongson Nguyen vs J Dudas  0-1592002Budapest FS09 IM-BB22 Sicilian, Alapin
12. D Schneider vs Ngoc Truongson Nguyen ½-½282003FSGM OctoberB33 Sicilian
13. A Czebe vs Ngoc Truongson Nguyen  0-1272003FSGM OctoberB12 Caro-Kann Defense
14. Ngoc Truongson Nguyen vs T Taylor 1-0302003FSGM OctoberA11 English, Caro-Kann Defensive System
15. G Antal vs Ngoc Truongson Nguyen  1-0352003FSGM OctoberB12 Caro-Kann Defense
16. Ngoc Truongson Nguyen vs E Anka  1-0442003FSGM OctoberA20 English
17. D Berczes vs Ngoc Truongson Nguyen  ½-½502003FSGM OctoberE18 Queen's Indian, Old Main line, 7.Nc3
18. I Farago vs Ngoc Truongson Nguyen  ½-½302004Budapest FS06 GME17 Queen's Indian
19. Turov vs Ngoc Truongson Nguyen  ½-½392004Budapest FS08 GMB31 Sicilian, Rossolimo Variation
20. Ngoc Truongson Nguyen vs S Kristjansson  ½-½162004Budapest FS08 GMA46 Queen's Pawn Game
21. I Starostits vs Ngoc Truongson Nguyen  ½-½552004Budapest FS12 GMA07 King's Indian Attack
22. I Farago vs Ngoc Truongson Nguyen  ½-½102004Budapest FS12 GME17 Queen's Indian
23. Ngoc Truongson Nguyen vs C Trajber  1-040200521st Budapest Spring FestivalD17 Queen's Gambit Declined Slav
24. G Kende vs Ngoc Truongson Nguyen  0-158200521st Budapest Spring FestivalB30 Sicilian
25. Ngoc Truongson Nguyen vs B Lengyel  1-037200521st Budapest Spring FestivalD22 Queen's Gambit Accepted
 page 1 of 28; games 1-25 of 694  PGN Download
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Feb-23-11  wordfunph: birthday greetings to the most shy GM i've ever met --- GM Ngoc Truong Son!


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  Penguincw: < wordfunph: birthday greetings to the most shy GM i've ever met --- GM Ngoc Truong Son!

cheers!! >

I think the most "shy" grandmaster I ever heard of was Akiba Rubinstein. On Wikipedia,it says that he used to make his move,then hide in a corner of the tournament hall and wait for his opponent to reply.However,its Wikipeida.It could be someone making up the info.

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  alexmagnus: Rubinstein was not shy, he was ill. Panic fear of humans is somewhat different than plain shyness...
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  Penguincw: < alexmagnus:Rubinstein was not shy,he was ill.Panic fear of humans is somewhat different than plain shyness... > That's why I put <shy> in quotes.
Feb-23-11  wordfunph: <alex> <Penguin>

ok ok they're both shy, shy to beat us in chess.. :)

Feb-23-12  wordfunph: "I haven't figure out why I usually play badly in Vietnam. May be I will change my method when playing with familiar opponents. It's very hard to play in Vietnam."

- GM Nguyen Ngoc Truongson

happy birthday GM Ngoc!

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  Penguincw: Happy Birthday!
Nov-08-12  Abdel Irada: I'm not sure if the <> database sample represents this player's career, but the win-loss ratio we see on this page is quite astounding.
Jan-30-13  wordfunph: <> thank you for posting Vietnam's #2 player GM Nguyen Ngoc Truong Son.

the pic was taken during the 3.3 Zonal Championship in Tagaytay City. Second seed GM Ngoc finished solo champ with 7.5/9 clip to book his World Cup campaign in Norway this August.

before his victorious game against GM Paragua, i saw him relaxing outside the playing venue listening to music. During games, he usually takes a stroll around the venue watching games.

this young amiable GM will go a long long way..

goodluck GM Ngoc "The Stroller" Truong Son!

Feb-22-13  wordfunph: GM Ngoc, chĂșc mung sinh nhat!
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  Benzol: < In 2004, he was voted as athlete of the year in Vietnam. >

In the picture he looks frail. Mind you, you can look frail and play ferocious chess. Just look at photos of Karpov around 1972 for example.


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  Penguincw: Happy 24th birthday to Ngoc Nguyen!

M Vachier-Lagrave vs Ngoc Truongson Nguyen, 2000

Not bad. In his first game in the database, he beats a super GM with the black pieces.

Mar-15-14  twinlark: <Penguincw> Nguyen is 8 months older than MVL.
Jul-25-14  zanzibar: Sorry, but I'm at it again.

Why is his name <Truongson> on <CG>?

His given name is <Son>, and he has two middlenames, that is, if I understand my recent Vietnamese name lessons properly.

According to Wiki his full name is: <Nguyễn Ngọc Trường Sơn>

And unlike Le Quang Liem, <CG> uses Westernized ordering for Mr. Truong Son ( ).

Aug-10-14  wordfunph: sizzling +5=2-0 in Tromso!

Aug-11-14  wordfunph: make it 7/8 for 2856 tpr!

Aug-12-14  Mr. V: <Zanzibar> I second your confusion about the names. In addition, if Ngoc is his given name, then I'm very suprised- I've only heard of it as a woman's name.
Aug-12-14  Bruce Graham: <Zanzibar> and <Mr. V.> you are both correct. Nguyen is the most common surname in Vietnam. <Mr. V> Sometimes in Vietnam I encounter boys with girl's names and vice-versa.
Aug-14-14  wordfunph: board #2 Gold medal in Tromso Olympiad, congrats GM Son!

Aug-14-14  ketchuplover: Kudos!
Dec-16-14  twinlark: Congratulations to GM Nguyen winning the Vietnamese Championship.
Feb-23-15  whiteshark: Happy Birthday to the <Player of the DAY>
Aug-04-15  sonia91: In April he married Le Thao Nguyen Pham, after dating for more than 5 years (as he explained in a interview during the currently underway Asian Individual Championship 2015:


Feb-23-16  TheFocus: Happy birthday, Ngoc Trupngson Nguyen.
Dec-27-16  ketchuplover: Drawn goes Nakamura!
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