Untitled Xiu Deshun of China played sensational chess to win the Thailand Open Chess Championship 2009 again, with 8/9 points, ahead of a strong field of 9 grandmasters including GM Nigel Short. Iranian GM Elshan Moradiabadi was second with 7.5, followed by Short with 7 points. 8 players were “thaied” for 4th place. FM Wisuwat becomes the new local champion with 5.5/9 points. IM norms were acheived by Shen Siyuan and M S Thejkumar, plus a WGM norm for Zhou Guijue.