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Gainsfield 1st International Rapid Chess Tournament

Gainsfield Chess 5th Anniversary presents Gainsfield 1st International Rapid Chess Tournament

November 28-29, 2015

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Gainsfield Chess & Language Center is celebrating its 5th Year anniversary and have scheduled an International Chess event as a part of the celebration. We are gladly inviting all chess players from all ages to participate in this exciting event where a lot of  categories of prizes will be given.

Below is the full information of the tournament schedule, rules and prizes. (more…)

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Nigel Short Wins 2015 Thai Open Chess Championship

English Grandmaster Nigel Short is the 2015 Thai Open Champion after a nail-biting final round in which the top two seeds crashed to their only loss of the tournament.

A large crowd at the Dusit Thani in Pattaya watched top seed Wang Hao fall to Indian sixth seed Surya Ganguly in an exhausting 69 move encounter where Wang spoiled an endgame which appeared headed for a draw.

Instead of tying for first and winning his first Thai Open title, Wang dropped to fourth place, overtaken by Ganguly plus Short, who ground down Diptayan Ghosh, and Poland’s Kamil Dragun who upset second seed Paco Vallejo.

The top three players share 220,000 Baht, with Short edging out Ganguly for the title thanks to the strength of his opposition during the 9 day tournament.

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Wang Hao Sole Leader in Thai Open Chess

Top seed Wang Hao took a huge step towards becoming the 2015 Thai Open Champion by beating Germany’s Jan Gustafsson in the penultimate round of Thailand’s biggest and richest tournament at the Dusit Thani Hotel Pattaya on Saturday.

With 380,000 Baht of prizes on the line on the final day, nothing is certain, but the Chinese top seed has become the first outright leader of the tournament, with a score of 7/8, at the right end of the event.

Wang’s victory over Gustafsson came after 60 moves and almost five hours play, with Wang Hao using an original Duke of York strategy with his king to win the endgame. (more…)

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Top Seeds Break Away in Thai Open Chess

Two players – China’s Wang Hao and Germany’s Jan Gustafsson – have broken away from the pack and are now favourites to win the 2015 Thai Open in Pattaya.

After an extended photo-shoot in the morning, Wang and Gustafsson might have been expected to be tired but both won convincingly, the Chinese top seed beating India’s Abhijit Kunte with a powerful attack and fourth seeded Gustafsson grinding down Kunte’s compatriot Sharma Himanshu to join Wang on 6/7.

The chasing pack, just half a point behind the leaders, includes all other top seeds – Vallejo, Short, Socko, Ganguly, Dragun and Horvath – with a winner almost certain to come from the top two score groups. (more…)

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