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World’s Youngest IM Joins the 16th BCC Open

US chess prodigy FM Liang Awonder is bringing his unique skills to the 16th Bangkok Chess Club Open in April this year. This remarkable 12-year old has already achieved three International Master norms and his application of the IM title is due for approval, making him the world’s youngest IM.

At eight years old, Liang was the youngest ever to beat an International Master; at nine years old he became the youngest person ever to defeat a Grandmaster with a victory over GM Larry Kaufman at the Washington International – beating Fabiano Caruana’s record by over 10 months.

~ Photo by Austin Fuller ~

Can you beat this talented 12-year old? Join us at the 16th BCC Open and find out. Registrations for the tournament have passed 115 from 34 different countries, including 18 Grandmasters. More details and entry form are available here:

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Young Super-GMs to join 16th BCC Open

Two young chess prodigies are joining the 16th BCC Open – 22 year-old Dutch grandmaster Benjamin Bok has a live rating of over 2600 after winning this year’s London Classic Open with a 2771 rating performance, and Russian GM Ildar Khairullin, who has a live rating of 2652. This 25 year-old super-GM beat Shakhriyar Mamedyarov at the Aeroflot Open (2760 rating performance), and is two-time junior world champion, as a winner of U-14 (2004) and U-18 (2005) categories.

There are now 86 players registered, including 18 grandmasters, and representing 30 different countries.

More details and entry form are available here:

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Loek van Wely joins the 16th BCC Open

Over 60 players representing 22 different countries have already registered for next year’s BCC Open. The field of 15 confirmed Grand Masters is led by defending Champion GM Nigel Short, with returning stars including Paco Vallejo, Surya Ganguly, and Jan Gustafsson. We are also delighted to announce that they are being joined by the Dutch legend, 6-time Dutch Champion, GM Loek van Wely.

For a complete list of competitors, visit this page

More details and entry form are available here:

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Myanmar International Open 2015

Organized by Myanmar Chess Federation
Generously funded by Kasparov Chess Foundation Asia-Pacific
1. Organization
This event is organized by Myanmar Chess Federation under the auspices of the Myanmar National Olympic Council.
2. Schedule
22nd November : Arrival of Players (After 1200 hour)
: Technical Meeting – 2000 hour (Absent players shall not be paired for Round 1)
23rd November : Opening Ceremony – 0900 hour
Round 1 – 0930 hour; Round 2 – 1600 hour
24th November : Round 3 – 0900 hour; Round 4 – 1530 hour
25th November : Round 5 – 0900 hour; Round 6 – 1530 hour
26th November : Round 7 – 0900 hour; Round 8 – 1530 hour
27th November : Round 9 – 0900 hour; Closing Ceremony – 1630 hour
28th November : Departure of Players (Before 1200 hour)
3. Time Control and Format
– 90 minutes for the whole game with 30 seconds increment for every move starting from the first move.
– Zero-Start shall be applied.
– Swiss System; FIDE-rated and titled; Swiss Manager shall be used for pairing.

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