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1st IWICA International Rapid Chess Tournament

The IWICA Chess School, together with the sponsors and partners, is organizing the 1st IWICA International Youth Chess Championship (IYCC) on April 11, 2013 and the 1st IWICA International Rapid Chess Championship (IRCC) on April 12-13, 2013, both in Bangkok.

As of this year, FIDE initiated a Rapid Chess Rating. the 1st IWICA Rapid Chess Championship is aimed to help players increase or attain their FIDE Rapid Chess Rating.

Also, we have timed this tournament such that this FIDE-rated tournament will be great opportunity for players to prepare before heading on to the BCC Thailand Open at Pattaya. Note that from the two chess tournaments being organized, only the 1st IWICA IRCC is FIDE-rated.

Mark Paragua

Filipino champion GM Mark Paragua

We are expecting around 150 Chess players from over 15 countries, including players with International titles.

With 50,000 THB in prize money (approx. 1,800 USD), trophies and various gift vouchers, this event is the largest FIDE-Rated Rapid Chess Tournament ever organized in Thailand.

10% of the proceeds from this events will be donated to charity: water, a non-profit organization that builds water pump facilities that provides clean and safe water to Africa and other developing countries.

Registered players:

1 GM Barbosa Oliver PHI 2596
2 GM Vajda Levente ROU 2588
3 GM Paragua Mark PHI 2535
4 GM Antonio Rogelio Jr PHI 2517
5 GM Gomez John Paul PHI 2510
6 GM Laylo Darwin PHI 2504
7 GM Horvath Adam HUN 2499
8 GM Venkatesh M.R. IND 2492
9 GM Czebe Attila HUN 2490
10 IM Datu Idelfonso PHI 2457
11 GM Varga Zoltan HUN 2446
12 GM Jha Sriram IND 2388
13 FM Menkinoski Riste MKD 2369
14 Causo Deniel PHI 2306
15 Bitoon Jimson PHI 2293
16 Villanueva Nelson PHI 2285
17 Furdzik Rafal USA 2259
18 CM Puranik Abhimanyu IND 2224
19 FM Soozankar A.M. IRI 2221
20 FM Sauravh Khherdekar IND 2220
21 Rom Jasper B USA 2190
22 CM Kananub Warot THA 2142
23 Thanatipanonda Thotsaporn THA 2122
24 Kulpruethanon Thanadon THA 2114
25 Ibanez Rudy PHI 2098
26 Manaog Stewart PHI 2075
27 Wiwatanadate Poompong THA 2066
28 Alahakoon Isuru SRI 2058
29 Rohan Ahuja IND 2009
30 Samson P. Stanley IND 2006
31 Hoff Terje NOR 1995
32 CM Belurkar Nitish IND 1931
33 Calacday Eric PHI 1903
34 WCM Tejaswini Sagar IND 1866
35 Kuvelkar Rajaryan IND 1851
36 Ediriweera Shakthi SRI 1829
37 Campi William THA 1797
38 Balasubramanian Akshaj IND 1792
39 Srivatanakul Pricha THA 1724
40 Wongsawan Thoetsak THA 1676
41 Shah Taksh IND 1596
42 Mihiranga Yasiru SRI 1546
43 Abaigar Michael PHI 0
44 Ahuja Nimrat IND 0
45 Aldovino Rose Irene PHI 0
46 Alidani Leonardo PHI 0
47 Asuela Ellan PHI 0
48 Baretto Franz PHI 0
49 Briones Gain Emmanuel PHI 0
50 Briones Gian Ruzle PHI 0
51 Bunnag Bhon THA 0
52 Cabilas Nolly PHI 0
53 Cabusora Rosulo Jr. PHI 0
54 Caranyagan Carlo PHI 0
55 Chambers John NZL 0
56 Chanyong Manatsaran THA 0
57 Chen Po-Tsao THA 0
58 Cho Minhong KOR 0
59 De Leon John Kristoffer PHI 0
60 Galindo Joseph PHI 0
61 Garcia Edil Gester PHI 0
62 Gutierrez Jaymarc PHI 0
63 Haresh Ramchandani IND 0
64 Lavega Carlito PHI 0
65 Lertdumrikarn Namo THA 0
66 Lim Paula Mae PHI 0
67 Llantada Kyz PHI 0
68 Membrere Brena Mae PHI 0
69 Mendez Julie Ann PHI 0
70 Meniano Kathleen Joy PHI 0
71 Rai Rajender IND 0
72 Rao Manogna IND 0
73 Rao Manas IND 0
74 Resurreccion Carlos Angelo PHI 0
75 Reyes Martinez Julie Albert PHI 0
76 Sagyaman Dante PHI 0
77 Sampson Joshua USA 0
78 Sandhirantne Akkarawut THA 0
79 Shah Etash IND 0
80 Shanbhag Rohan IND 0
81 Sunathvanichkul Tawan THA 0
82 Sylvester Daniel IND 0
83 Ting Marvin PHI 0
84 Viernes Tucker Howard Elstein PHI 0
85 Wangpattanakul Theerapat THA 0
86 Wong Xian Jin Jidapha THA 0

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