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Thursday, April 19, 2012

Nigel Short Wins 12th Bangkok Chess Club Open 2012

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Hi everyone,
Down where the Emerald Buddha lives, in the city with the longest name in the world, British Grandmaster Nigel Short has shot down all competition to win the 12th Bangkok Chess Club Open, 2012. he drew with IM Nguyen Duc Hoa in the last round to win the chess event even as Hoa picked up his GM norm for an excellent performance.

Having won the Gibraltar Chess Open earlier in the year, Short was in good spirits and determined. This was his fourth consecutive BCC Open Chess tournament.

The final top standings after 9 rounds are as follows:GM Short Nigel (ENG) 7.5
GM Amonatov Farrukh (TJK) 7
IM Nguyen Duc Hoa (VIE) 7
GM Sriram Jha (IND) 7
IM Liu Qingnan (CHN) 6.5
IM Venkatesh M.R. (IND) 6.5
IM Saptarshi Roy (IND) 6.5
Wan Yunguo (CHN) 6.5
GM Gustafsson Jan (GER) 6.5
Liu Chang (CHN) 6.5
Nguyen Van Huy (VIE) 6.5
GM Schebler Gerhard (GER) 6.5
GM Neelotpal Das (IND) 6.5
GM Hou Yifan 6

In the Challenger category, Tint Swe Win (MYA) is the sole winner with 6.5 points after having defeated Filipino front-runner Arnulfo Gavilan Jr. in the final round. Tint Swe Win is followed by a six players from the Philippines!

The very competitive and well-attended blitz tournament was won by GM Farrukh Amonatov. IM Nguyen Van Huy was the runner-up, and Wan Yunguo finished third.

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