The 18th Bangkok Chess Club Open is being held in the Regent Cha-am Beach Resort from 13-21 April 2018. In total almost 350 players take part, with around 240 playing in the main 9-round open. The time control is 90 minutes for 40 moves followed by 30 minutes for the rest of the game, with a 30-second increment from move 1. The top prize is 100,000 Thai Baht, or around 3,200 US Dollars.
Top seeded players are GM Hrant Melkumyan, GM Alexander Morozevich, GM Nigel Short etc…
Live game with analysis will be provided daily with the best chess software competing in the Top Chess Engine Championship – Komodo, Houdini, and Stockfish.
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