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7th HDBank Cup International Chess Open

Vietnam Chess FederationThe 7th HDBank Cup International Chess Open 2017 is set to take place from 11-18th March at the First Hotel, 18 Hoang Viet Str, Ho Chi Minh city, Vietnam.

The 9-round Swiss event organized by the Vietnam Chess Federation will have two sections:
- Masters Category for players rated above 2100 and women rated above 2000
- Challengers Category for players rated below 2100 or unrated

The previous winner of the Masters event is GM Wang Hao.

The total prize fund is US$45,000.

Masters tournament: 1st $13,000; 2nd $6,000; 3rd $4,000; 4th $2,000; 5th $1,500; 6th $1,000; 7th $900; 8th $800; 9th $700; 10th $600; 11th $500; 12th $400; 13th to 16th $300. Best women: 1st $3,000; 2nd $2,000; 3rd $1,000. Best U16 $200. Best Senior >60 $200.

Challengers tournament: 1st $1,000; 2nd $700; 3rd $500; 4th $400; 5th $300; 6th $200. Best women: 1st $300; 2nd $200; 3rd $100. Best U12 $150. Best Senior >60 $150.

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