GM Nigel Short Triumphs at the 12th Bangkok Chess Club Open 2012

GM Nigel Short teases Tournament Director Kai Tuorila

Alexander J. Klemm

British GM Nigel Short has won the 12th Bangkok Chess Club Open 2012 by a clear point, with a last-round draw against IM Nguyen Duc Hoa, whose outstanding performance has earned the Vietnamese player a GM norm. From the beginning of the tournament, Short demonstrated his great fighting spirit. Having won the Gibraltar Chess Festival in January, it was apparent that he had come to Bangkok with a high confidence level and the mission to become the sole champion. Mission accomplished! GM Nigel Short has played with passion and expertise in his fourth consecutive BCC Open tournament and has finally won it. While defending champion GM Jan Gustafsson and Women’s World Champion GM Hou Yifan underperformed, other predominantly Asian participants played very well and often surpassed expectations.

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