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Sorry for the down time on the BCC website: after getting through the problems with our new server, we were hacked by some Turkish Islamic group that wishes to spread their message via other people’s websites. Hopefully it all settles down now.

Nigel Short returns to Bangkok

Nigel Short in another serious chess game
Some people wrongly accuse GM Nigel Short of taking the game too seriously…

GM Nigel Short has confirmed his participation in the 10th Thailand Open 2010, no doubt planning to avoid too many draws and get his name on the trophy this time. He will also have noted that, with the new format, the important games will be played at one per day, allowing more time for preparation and hangover recovery.

Henry wins the BCC Club Championship

Congratulations to Henry Calacday, who sealed his place at No. 1 with a fine victory with black over Kai. Kai started with his trademark b3 and Ba3, but after sacrificing (losing?) two pawns Henry had better development and a strong attack.

Will Henry’s rating go up so much that he will be ineligible for the Challenger Tournament in April?

Jon is second placed. Full results to follow.

Thailand Open Chess Championship 2010

Amazing_T_AV_logo_approvedUPDATE: Registration now open: click here.

Next year’s Thailand Open will be our 10th international tournament, with main sponsorship from The Tourism Authority of Thailand and the Thailand Chess Association.

The dates are confirmed as 14-20 April 2010 for the Open Tournament, over the Songkran holiday period. The Challenger Tournament will begin a day later on the 15th.

Our new format allows for better preparation: while the first 4 rounds will be played in two days, the next 5 rounds are just one per day, starting in the afternoon.

For more information click here. To register, click here. To download the latest list of registered participants click here.

Thailand Championship (Ladies)

11Taweesupmun Chanida1710481751
23Khunpugdee Saipan1592391631
37Pitchayarom Ruja035.51616
44Khunpugdee Plymas1600291594
52Koosiripanit Worakamon146528.51479
65Atthaworadej Worasuda120028.51268
79Supissara DamrongmahasawatTHA261388
88Srijan PiyanetrTHA19.51314
910Thonjungreed SumreangTHA181033
106Nudaj SupapornTHA080