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HDBank Cup Open Chess Tournament – Round 6

2nd HDBank CupThe Vietnam Chess Federation is holding the 2nd HDBank Cup Open Chess tournament 2012 on 1-8th March in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

Former Asian champion GM Ni Hua got off to a flying start with five consecutive victories. Only in the sixth round he made the first draw in the game against the top-seeded GM Le Quang Liem. Ni Hua continues to lead with 5.5 points while Liem is half a point behind.

GM Oliver Barbosa recovered after the shocking defeat in the first round and is now in the group of players on the shared third place.

Round 7 brings the clash between Philippines and Vietnam, with John Paul Gomez – Le Quang Liem and Mark ParaguaCao Sang paired on the top boards.

The 9-round Swiss event is featuring 93 players from 14 federations, among them being 15 Grandmasters.

Grandmasters Yu Yangyi and Wen Yang shared the first place in the 1st HDBank Cup Open 2011

Round 6 standings:

1. GM Ni Hua CHN 2637 – 5.5

2. GM Le Quang Liem VIE 2698 – 5.0

3-11. GM Gomez John Paul PHI 2512, GM Paragua Mark PHI 2519, IM Duong The Anh VIE 2373, IM Nguyen Van Huy VIE 2485, IM Gao Rui CHN 2417, GM Cao Sang VIE 2526, Wan Yunguo CHN 2441, IM Nguyen Duc Hoa VIE 2453 and GM Barbosa Oliver PHI 2585 – 4.5

12-23. WGM Pham Le Thao Nguyen VIE 2351, GM Xiu Deshun CHN 2492, GM Nguyen Ngoc Truong Son VIE 2662, GM Li Shilong CHN 2549, FM Bersamina Paulo PHI 2154, GM Dao Thien Hai VIE 2516, GM Tu Hoang Thong VIE 2416, Vo Thanh Ninh VIE 2340, FM Nguyen Van Hai VIE 2311, IM Nolte Rolando PHI 2456, Tran Quoc Dung VIE 2296 and GM Torre Eugenio PHI 2502 – 4.0 etc

Round 7 top pairings:

GM Ni Hua CHN 2637 – IM Duong The Anh VIE 2373
GM Gomez John Paul PHI 2512 – GM Le Quang Liem VIE 2698
GM Paragua Mark PHI 2519 – GM Cao Sang VIE 2526
IM Nguyen Van Huy VIE 2485 – Wan Yunguo CHN 2441
IM Nguyen Duc Hoa VIE 2453 – IM Gao Rui CHN 2417
GM Li Shilong CHN 2549 – GM Barbosa Oliver PHI 2585
Tran Quoc Dung VIE 2296 – GM Nguyen Ngoc Truong Son VIE 2662
GM Torre Eugenio PHI 2502 – GM Dao Thien Hai VIE 2516
Vo Thanh Ninh VIE 2340 – GM Xiu Deshun CHN 2492
FM Bersamina Paulo PHI 2154 – GM Tu Hoang Thong VIE 2416

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