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10th BCC Thailand Open Chess Tournament

Grandmaster Sune Berg Hansen takes the trophy

The 10th BCC Thailand Open Chess Tournament closed the April mini-tour Doeberl Cup – Sydney International – Thailand Open. The playing venue was the Grand Ballroom in the luxurious Century Park Hotel, Bangkok, and the tournament took place during Thailand’s Songkran (New Year) holidays, 14-20 April 2010.

There were two groups of play: Open category for all players (9 rounds), and Challenger category (7 rounds) restricted to players rated below 2100 or unrated. 106 participants are registered for the Open and 74 are in the Challenger. Top-seeded player was GM Nigel Short (ENG 2686).

Danish Grandmaster Sune Berg Hansen entered the final round being a full point ahead of the opposition, and a draw against the Indian IM Ashwin Jayaram was sufficient for the clear first place finish with a total of 8.0 points.

Nigel Short defeated GM Marat Dzhumaev and emerged clear second, while IM Sunil Mokal Prathamesh scored a valuable win against IM Simon Ansell which pushed him to third place.

Sune Berg Hansen Nigel Short square

Sune Berg Hansen and Nigel Short

Round 9 top results:

IM Ashwin Jayaram - GM Hansen Sune Berg ½ – ½

GM Dzhumaev Marat - GM Short Nigel 0 – 1

IM Sunil Mokal Prathamesh - IM Ansell Simon 1 – 0

IM Lahiri Atanu - IM Macak Stefan ½ – ½

IM Sorensen Torben - FM Soozankar A.M. ½ – ½

IM Yap Kim Steven - IM Shetty Rahul 0 – 1

Vaibhav Suri - Palit Somak ½ – ½

Shen Siyuan - Koohestani Sh. ½ – ½

FM Stokke Kjetil - Llopis de Aysa Manuel 1 – 0

FM Sauravh Khherdekar - WGM Mohota Nisha 1 – 0

FM Pitirotjirathon Jirapak - IM Roy Saptarshi ½ – ½

Final standings:

1. GM Hansen Sune Berg DEN 2556 – 8.0

2. GM Short Nigel ENG 2686 – 7.5

3. IM Sunil Mokal Prathamesh IND 2403 – 7.0

4-8. IM Lahiri Atanu IND 2368, IM Ashwin Jayaram IND 2446, FM Stokke Kjetil NOR 2382, IM Shetty Rahul IND 2255 and FM Sauravh Khherdekar IND 2260 – 6.5

9-20. GM Dzhumaev Marat UZB 2525, Vaibhav Suri IND 2331, IM Ansell Simon ENG 2385, IM Macak Stefan SVK 2470, Koohestani Sh. IRI 2240, Shen Siyuan CHN 2386, Palit Somak IND 2411, FM Voigt Martin GER 2321, Topi-Hulmi Teemu FIN 2289, FM Soozankar A.M. IRI 2251, IM Sorensen Torben MLT 2423 and FM Moosavian S.Hamed IRI 2407 – 6.0 etc

More details on the tournament can be found at the Bangkok Chess Club website

Bangkok 2010

Century Park Hotel in Bangkok

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