Short Wins Bangkok Chess Club Open

Short Wins Bangkok Chess Club Open

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It wasn't quite the "crème de la crème" of the chess world, but English GM Nigel Short dominated the Bangkok Chess Club Open, finishing a full point ahead of the field with a score of 8/9 points.

The other leading players in the Open competition failed to live up to their ratings; GM Jan Gustafsson scored 6½/9 and women's world champion GM Hou Yifan could only manage 6/9 against a relatively weak field.

Congratulations to Vietnamese IM Nguyen Duc Hoa, who earned a GM norm for his 7/9 score.

The top finishers in the 2012 Bangkok Chess Club Open were:

Name Nat Elo Pts
1 Short Nigel D GM ENG 2697 8.0
2 Amonatov Farrukh GM TJK 2604 7.0
3 Nguyen Duc Hoa IM VIE 2453 7.0
4 Sriram Jha GM IND 2406 7.0
5 Liu Qingnan IM CHN 2461 6.5
6 Venkatesh M R IM IND 2509 6.5
7 Saptarshi Roy IM IND 2384 6.5
8 Wan Yunguo CHN 2441 6.5
9 Gustafsson Jan GM GER 2642 6.5
10 Liu Chang CHN 2262 6.5
11 Nguyen Van Huy IM VIE 2485 6.5
12 Schebler Gerhard GM GER 2449 6.5
13 Neelotpal Das GM IND 2462 6.5
14 Hou Yifan GM CHN 2639 6.0
15 Severino Sander PHI 2344 6.0
16 Ghane Shojaat GM IRI 2339 6.0
17 Xiu Deshun GM CHN 2492 6.0
18 Contin Daniel IM ITA 2331 6.0

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