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GM Li Shilong and Xiu Deshun lead Bangkok Open

GM Varuzhan Akobian is third

Four rounds have passed from the Bagkok open chess tournament. GM Li Shilong and Xiu Deshun are leading the event with full 4,0/4 points. They are followed by a group of four players, among which the top seeded GM Varuzhan Akobian. He was held to a draw by another player with the same points, Zhang Ziyang.

Today, the two leaders will meet on board 1 in a direct clash. Akobian will meet FM Daly Colm with black, while Zhang Ziyang will play against Jirapak Pitirotjirathon.

Bangkok open standings

1. Xiu Deshun 4,0
2. GM Li Shilong 4,0
3. GM Akobian Varuzhan
4. Zhang Ziyang 3,5
5. Pitirotjirathon Jirapak 3,5

6. FM Daly Colm 3,5
7. IM Bitoon Richard 3,0
8. FM Nava Roderick 3,0
9. WFM Su Yamin 3,0
10. Hopman Pieter 3,0
11. FM Teerapabpaisit Wisuwat 3,0

12. Yee Soon Wei 3,0
13. WGM Corke Anya 3,0
14. Drummond Matthew 3,0
15. FM Reilly Tim 3,0
16. FM Ariskin Alexey 3,0

Bangkok Open pairings round 5

GM Li Shilong – Xiu Deshun

FM Daly Colm – GM Akobian Varuzhan
Zhang Ziyang – Pitirotjirathon Jirapak
Drummond Matthew – IM Bitoon Richard
Wang Qinq Wei – FM Nava Roderick

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