GM Hoang Thanh Trang

Full name
Hoang Thanh Trang
Apr 25, 1980 (age 38)
Place of birth
Hanoi, Vietnam

Hoang Thanh Trang is a female Grandmaster who has dual citizenship of Vietnam and Hungary. She climbed her way through the FIDE titles, achieving each title before she had any major tournament successes. This was soon blown away and she began to win major women’s tournaments. Currently one of the top 20 female chess players in the world, she is sure to continue her rise to the top.

Hoang Thanh Trang was born in Vietnam and moved to Budapest at the age of 10. She learned to play chess from her father at the age of 4. Trang was a strong player at a young age but didn’t have any early, outstanding successes in her chess career. She became a Woman FIDE Master in 1992, then achieved 3 different titles in one year. She did this in 1995 by becoming a Woman International Master, then a Woman Grandmaster then a full International Master in the same year. Her first major tournament success was when she won the World Girls Junior Championship U-20 section in 1998. She followed this up with winning the Women’s Asian Chess Championship in 2000. In 2005 she played on board 1 in the European Chess Club Championship and won a gold medal for her performance. In 2007 she became a full Grandmaster. In 2013 she won the European Individual Chess Championship for Women tournament. More recently, her rating has dropped below 2500 a bit, down to 2490, but she continues to be a very strong chess player and is currently ranked as the 20th best female chess player in the world.

Best Game

Most Played Openings

White Pieces
Queen's Pawn Opening (79) : A40 D00 D02 D25 A41 A43
Queen's Gambit Accepted (38) : D20 D27 D21 D22 D26 D24
Colle System (3) : D05 D04
Trompowsky Attack (93) : A45
Indian Game (34) : A45 A46 E10 A48
London System (7) : A48
Pirc Defense (5) : B07 B09 B08
Gruenfeld Defense (34) : D85 D96 D97 D98 D82 D83
Old Benoni Defense (10) : A44 A56 A43
Benko Gambit Fully-Accepted (1) : A58
Old Indian Defense (7) : A53 A54
Modern Defense (21) : B06 A42 A40
Catalan Opening (6) : E01 E00
French Defense (2) : C09 C02
Philidor Defense (1) : C41
Tarrasch Defense (7) : D34
Caro-Kann Defense (1) : B15
Semi-Slav Defense (30) : D45 D47 D46
Torre Attack (1) : A46
Modern Defense with 1.e4 (2) : B06
Benko Gambit Declined (20) : A57
Benoni Defense (16) : A67 A56 A60 A70 A65
Queen's Indian Defense (2) : E18 E12
Budapest Defense (4) : A52
Sicilian Defense (2) : B23 B24
Black Pieces
Reti Opening (46) : A04 A05 A06 A09
Queen's Pawn Opening (24) : A40 D00 D02 D03
Queen's Gambit Declined (2) : D37 D67
Hungarian Opening (4) : A00
Nimzowitsch-Larsen Attack (3) : A01
Slav Defense (7) : D17 D12 D18 D10
King's Indian Attack (3) : A07 A08
Petrov's Defense (2) : C42 C43
Semi-Slav Defense (2) : D47 D45
Queen's Indian Defense (19) : E14 E12 E17 E18 E19
King's Pawn Opening (12) : B00
English Defense (1) : A40
Indian Game (3) : A46 A48
Sicilian Defense (12) : B33 B31 B90
Nimzo-Indian Defense (7) : E39 E32 E21 E24
Catalan Opening (1) : E00
Caro-Kann Defense (1) : B12
Mieses Opening (1) : A00
Ruy Lopez Opening (1) : C92
Bogo-Indian Defense (2) : E11
King's Indian Defense (4) : E65 E61 E67
Pirc Defense (12) : B09 B08 B07
Alekhine Defense (1) : B03
Queen's Gambit Accepted (17) : D27 D26 D28 D20 D24
Colle System (1) : D05
Neo-Gruenfeld Defense (1) : D73