8th BCC Rating Tournament

Dr. Obrom Sinpibarn of the OLA School plays a demonstration game with BCC President Kai Turila

The 8th BCC FIDE Rated Chess Tournament in cooperation with OLA International Academy started today at 9:00 am in OLA International Academy School.

It was opened by the BCC founder President Mr. Kai Tuorila. Players and guest was welcomed by the owner of the school DR. Obrom Sinpibarn. In his speech although he was new in chess and just introduced chess to him by the organizer of this tournament amazingly he knew where chess was started and how it was developed. He was applauded by the audience and chess players when he told that he is willing to help and promote chess here in Thailand. He even promised that he will talk to the head of ministry of education to include teaching chess in school. Henry Calacday the organizer of this tournament did the drawing of seeds and numbers of player. FIDE International Arbiter Mr. Panupand Vitchuprapa observed the players as they started the first round.

Surprises and upsets in the opening round was made by the 13 years old and unrated boy Suvich Tachaplalert against the highest FIDE rated player in this tournament MR. Thotsaporn Tanatipanonda (2047). This young boy continued his superb performance in the 2nd round to draw with Filipino bet Mr. Michael Culasing. After 2nd round and the long day for the players and organizer 2nd highest rated player Alex Klemm (2017)of Switzerland got a perfect 2 points against Pricha Srivatanakul of Thailand and Benoni Wabe of The Philippines. Poompong Wiwatanadate and Suvich Tachaplalert of Thailand are on the 2nd and 3rd place with 1 1/2 each.

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  1. 3rd Day of BCC FIDE Rated Chess Tournament

    After the 3rd day and sixth exciting rounds of the 8th BCC FIDE Rated Chess Tournament, Thai junior chess player who went to Philippines to commpete and represent Thailand in CHESS Asian age group tournament was leading and needs only to draw his final round against 13 years Thai boy ( Suvich Tachaplalert; who is also performing very well) to win the championship trophy. Poompong Witanadate who landed 2nd place of last year 7th BCC Rating Tournament had 5 points out of possible 6 points with 4 wins and 2 draws. He is still unbeaten and looks so strong going to the final round.
    Suvich Tacaplalert with his age of 13 is showing a real and great talent in chess. Among of the 8 participants in this round robin tournament, he was the only one who won over the two highest rated in this tournament. We still need to see on Friday if he can defeat the unbeaten player on this tournament.
    The standings after 6th rounds
    1. Poompong Witanadate 4 wins 2 draws 0 loses with a total points of 5
    2. Thotsaporn 4 wins 1 draws 1 loses with a total points of 4.5
    3. Michael Culasing 3 wins 1 draw 2 loses with a total of 3.5
    4. Suvich Tachaplalert 3 wins 1 draw 2 loses with a total of 3.5
    5. Eric Calacday 2 wins 1 draw 3 loses with a total of 2.5
    6. Alex Klemm 2 wins 0 draw 4 loses with atotal of 2
    7. Benoni Wabe 2 wins 0 draw 4 loses with a total of 2
    8. Pricha 1 win 0 draw 5 loses with atotal of 1

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