A Truly International Chess Tournament

Chess enthusiasts from more than 50 countries have registered to play at the 17th Bangkok Chess Club Open, with the current total standing at 352 talented chess players.

There is still time to add your name to the growing list by registering here.

There is also a fantastic opportunity for some top-level training with Grandmaster Jacob Aargaard, as part of his Thinking-inside-the-Box Asian Tour. Details here.

Fully booked

If you are planning to stay at the Regent Cha-am during the 17th Bangkok Chess Club Open, please make sure to download the Regent Booking Form and send through to the hotel. The hotel is fully booked, but there are still rooms available under the block booking for our tournament.

Next Generation Grandmasters Challenge at the BCC Open 2017

World Rapid Champion GM Vassily Ivanchuk, still a major force at 47.

Established top grandmasters can still win major tournaments, as GM Vassily Ivanchuk (pictured left) just demonstrated with great flair by winning the 2016 World Rapid Championships at the ripe old age of 47.

But this year at the 17th Bangkok Chess Club Open, former champions including GMs Nigel Short, Jan Gustafsson and Wang Hao will face a strong challenge from a contingent of hungry young grandmasters, barely in their twenties: Ma Gun, Falko Bindrich, Karen H. Grigoryan, Niclas Huschenbeth, S. Dhopade Swapnil and Wan Yunguo are all grandmasters born in the 1990s, while GM Diptayan Ghosh of India (ELO 2570) is still a teenager.

See if you can beat them at the BCC Open 2017, taking place at the Regent Cha-am Beach Resort, near the picturesque seaside town of Hua-hin, Thailand (register here). The tournament will run over nine days, from 8–16 April 2017, with only one round of chess per day. There will also be the seven round Challenger Tournament, and the BCC Open Blitz Championship held over two evenings. Players of all levels and ages are welcome.

The town of Cha-am lies 173 km south of Bangkok. Frequent bus and minibus services link Cha-am with Hua Hin and Bangkok’s Suvanabhumi Airport.

We will continue to add more information both here and on our Facebook page.

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