The 11th BCC Thailand Open 2011 will be held from 11 to 17 April at the outstanding Dusit Thani Pattaya. With long experience hosting international events such as the Thailand Open Women’s Tennis Championship, and a pillarless floor space of up to 2,400 square metres, The Dusit Thani has both the facilities and the ability to make this year’s Thailand Open Chess Championship the best ever.
Last year’s Champion GM Sune Berg Hansen and runner-up GM Nigel Short have already signed up to give the event a flying start.
7 thoughts to “Thailand Open 2011 to be held at the fantastic Dusit Thani Pattaya”
Peter – will there be commentary (in English) and video feeds of the games for spectators staying at the hotel? Apologies if that’s a rather naieve question – I haven’t attended a chess tournament before!
We’re not quite that hi-tech yet…
Hi Peter… It seems that the last champion in the challenger category is overwhelming for us. Perhaps the organizer can apply a special rule for those players who are obviously stronger than 2100. There are countries who rate their players differently from what Fide does. Likewise these guys who deliberately pull their Elo down to qualify for the group. Let’s make the challenger competitive for more people and not for two or three players only.
Ah, you want to win it again! I had a look at Andrew’s history and, while he went up 20 points after last year’s tournament, he has not played any other tournament at all, so he is still under 2100 and out of practice. You should not be afraid of him – you can prepare by looking up some of his past games and working out a strategy (it will be harder for him to prepare for you). Anyway, let’s see if he registers…
Kai had a good suggestion, that instead of the FIDE rating list, we would use the blitz rating list, as this would more accurately reflect the playing standard of participants…
i was waitnig for this announcement !
i will be very glad to participate again in BCC Thailand
maybe i am the 4th one to regiser
i like to see my last year opponents even the games i lost.
Thanks Peter for announcement (soon in two weeks, I can buy my flight tickets)…
I was waiting this announcement since 1 month, since I discovered Peter Long (KL chess club)’s planned schedule of tournaments for April 2011 (Malaysia/Kuala Lumpur then Thailand/Pattaya or Phuket and then the two australian tournaments) on his website.
Maybe I can be 3rd to register :-)… (of course, I will check daily if the registered form appears here).
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