Bangkok Chess Club Open 2012

The Bangkok Chess Club and Thailand Chess Association have the honor of inviting all Chess Players to participate in the 12th Bangkok Chess Club Open 2012 from 13th to 19th of April 2012 in Bangkok, Thailand.

Tournament will be held in a 5-star Dusit Thani Bangkok Hotel. We are looking forward to attracting more than 250 players from 50 countries. Tournament is expected to be the biggest and strongest ever held in Thailand.

Currently top rated player is Gibraltar winner Nigel Short. Women’s World Champion Yifan Hou is also registered.

The winner of the 2011 Open was GM Jan Gustafsson.

Top rated players:

Nigel Short GM ENG 2677
Jan Gustafsson GM GER 2643
Yifan Hou GM CHN 2605
Rogelio Jr Antonio GM PHI 2557
Richard Bitoon GM PHI 2515
Tahir Vakhidov GM UZB 2481
Qingnan Liu IM CHN 2461
Gerhard Schebler GM GER 2449
Niaz Murshed GM BAN 2435
Jahongir Vakhidov IM UZB 2419
Ruslan Pogorelov GM UKR 2415
Jha Sriram GM IND 2406
Yrjo A. Rantanen GM FIN 2396
Wynn Zaw Htun IM MYA 2380
Roy Saptarshi IM IND 2378
Zaw Win Lay GM MYA 2377
Martin Voigt FM GER 2364

Tournament Regulations

* This is an individual tournament, open to all players.
* There are two groups of play: Open category for all players, and Challenger category for players rated below 2100 or unrated (ratings based on FIDE or Thai ELO ratings – other national ratings will be validated by the organizer). When registering, players must indicate in which group they wish to play.
* FIDE (International Chess Federation) rules and regulations shall apply. Results will be sent for FIDE rating calculations, and are eligible for FIDE title norms.
* Both groups will be played using the Swiss System, with 9 rounds for Open, and 7 rounds for Challenger. For the pairings, a Swiss Manager program will be used.
* The matches shall be conducted according to the schedule, which will be made known to the respective players before the start of the tournament.
* Each player is accorded with a time control of 90 minutes plus 30 seconds per move.
* Five minutes before the games start, the Chief Arbiter shall make the announcement accordingly. If any player is not present within an hour after the game is started, he shall lose by default.
* Players are not allowed to bring mobile phones or other electronic devices to the tournament hall, any violation shall result in loss of game.
* Officials and players should be smartly attired at all times while in the playing hall.

Full regulations on the official website

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