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Bangkok Chess Club Open 2012

The Bangkok Chess Club and Thailand Chess Association have the honor of inviting all Chess Players to participate in the 12th Bangkok Chess Club Open 2012 from 13th to 19th of April 2012 in Bangkok, Thailand.

Tournament will be held in a 5-star Dusit Thani Bangkok Hotel. We are looking forward to attracting more than 250 players from 50 countries. Tournament is expected to be the biggest and strongest ever held in Thailand.

Currently top rated player is Gibraltar winner Nigel Short. Women’s World Champion Yifan Hou is also registered.

The winner of the 2011 Open was GM Jan Gustafsson.

Dusit Thani Pattaya - the lagoon at sunset

Dusit Thani Pattaya - the lagoon at sunset

Top rated players:
Nigel D Short GM ENG 2697
Jan Gustafsson GM GER 2642
Yifan Hou GM CHN 2639
Rogelio Jr Antonio GM PHI 2557
M.R. Venkatesh IM IND 2509
Deshun Xiu GM CNH 2492
Van Huy Nguyen IM VIE 2485
Niaz Murshed GM BAN 2462
Das Neelotpal GM IND 2462
Qingnan Liu IM CHN 2461
Duc Hoa Nguyen IM VIE 2453
Gerhard Schebler GM GER 2449
M. S. Thejkumar IM IND 2446
Yunguo Wan CHN 2441
Ruslan Pogorelov GM UKR 2426
Wynn Zaw Htun IM MYA 2414
Jha Sriram GM IND 2406
Markus Lammers IM GER 2384
Roy Saptarshi IM IND 2384
Yrjo A. Rantanen GM FIN 2383
G.A. Stany IND 2376
Zaw Win Lay GM MYA 2376
Martin Voigt FM GER 2364
Le Thao Nguyen Pham WGM VIE 2351
Hamed Nouri PHI 2350
Sander Severino PHI 2344
Meng Kong Wong GM SIN 2343
Ghane Shojaat GM IRI 2339

Tournament Regulations

* This is an individual tournament, open to all players.
* There are two groups of play: Open category for all players, and Challenger category for players rated below 2100 or unrated (ratings based on FIDE or Thai ELO ratings – other national ratings will be validated by the organizer). When registering, players must indicate in which group they wish to play.
* FIDE (International Chess Federation) rules and regulations shall apply. Results will be sent for FIDE rating calculations, and are eligible for FIDE title norms.
* Both groups will be played using the Swiss System, with 9 rounds for Open, and 7 rounds for Challenger. For the pairings, a Swiss Manager program will be used.
* The matches shall be conducted according to the schedule, which will be made known to the respective players before the start of the tournament.
* Each player is accorded with a time control of 90 minutes plus 30 seconds per move.
* Five minutes before the games start, the Chief Arbiter shall make the announcement accordingly. If any player is not present within an hour after the game is started, he shall lose by default.
* Players are not allowed to bring mobile phones or other electronic devices to the tournament hall, any violation shall result in loss of game.
* Officials and players should be smartly attired at all times while in the playing hall.

Full regulations on the official website

Aerial view of The Dusit Thani Pattaya

Aerial view of The Dusit Thani Pattaya

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