220 coming to the Thailand Open 2014

Tournament Champions Gustafsson, Short and Vallejo

With the political situation appearing to settle down, there are now 220 players from 41 countries registered for the Thailand Open 2014 and Bangkok Chess Club Challenger tournaments, with 60 titled players including 15 grandmasters.

Looking to improve on his shared 1st place (3rd on tie-break) in 2011, top seed  GM Francesco Vallejo Pons is coming from Spain, along with the Champion from that year, GM Jan Gustafsson of Germany (pictured above with GM Nigel Short).