After a win against the 13-years-old Indian chess prodigy Gukesh (ELO 2,529) in the 4th game, Grandmaster Iturrizaga Bonelli Eduardo (ELO 2,639) from Venezuala share the lead position with Grandmaster Bogdanovich Stanislav (ELO 2,536) from Ukraine.

Iturrizaga Bonelli Eduardo is better than Gukesh in terms of both the rating and the experience, also have the advantage of playing White.  Besides, the young Indian player made a mistake and conceded defeat after 55 moves. This victory bring No. 1 player Venezuela rise to the top of the rankings. Iturrizaga Bonelli Eduardo has 4 points compared to Stanislav (Ukraine, elo 2,536), who wins Sandipan (India, elo 2,534) but ranks above thanks to the side factor.

While top seeds like Wang Hao (China), Cheparinov Ivan (Georgia), Demchenko Anton (Russia) all won to chase the leading group. This is also the hard day of the VietNam players when facing a strong opponent, so Nguyen Anh Khoi lost to Wang Hao and Pham Le Thao Nguyen lost to Cheparinov Ivan.

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Nguyen Ngoc Truong Son(elo 2.647) had a quick draw with Mendonca Leon Luke (India, elo 2,466), reached 3 points after round 4. Tran Tuan Minh (elo 2.556) also shared point with Laxman (India, elo 2.425), stay in the same group with Truong Son. In the group of 3 points, there are 2 veteran chess players of the host, Tu Hoang Thong and Nguyen Anh Dung.

In Challengers category, player Nelson (Philippines, elo 2,083) is temporarily leading after 4 games. This player has the same score with his countryman Recarte (elo 2,079) and the female champion of the Vietnam National Gymnastics and Sports Conference 2018 Doan Thi Van Anh (elo 1,945).

Tomorrow (10.3), the 5th and 6th round that promise lots of attraction and drama.

 


Tin HDBank:

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Elite GM Wang Hao supreme at HDBank International Chess Tournament 2019

Wang Hao (China, elo 2718) reached 7,5 points through 9 rounds to become the champion of HDBank International Chess Tournament 2019, Master category. This afternoon, in Ho Chi Minh City, New Chairman of the World Chess Federation (FIDE), Mr. Arkady Dvorkovich handed the Champion Cup to Elite GM Wang Hao.

 


 

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HDBank International Chess Tournament 2019 - Round 8: Wang Hao shines

The only super grandmaster at the HDBank 2019 International Chess Tournament Wang Hao (China, elo 2.718) defeated Bogdanovich Stanislav (Ukraine, elo 2.536) to become the new leader after round 8 in the HDBank international chess tournament taking place at Guests Rex Hotel (HCMC).

 


 

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HDBank International Chess Tournament 2019 round 7: Great fighting spirit on all boards

Tuesday's seventh round witnessed many impressive victories of players in an important period of the race to the championship.

 

 


 

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HDBank International Chess Tournament round 6 : Bogdanovich Stanilav the sole leader

With an impressive victory over Cheparinov Ivan (Georgia, elo 2.683), the Ukrainian player Bogdanovich Stanilav (elo 2,536) dominated the top of the HDBank International Chess Championship after round 6. But he cannot sit back and relax though, as there are 3 chasers with only haft point behind.

 


 

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HDBank International Chess Tournament 2019 - round 5: The competition is full of excitement!!

All players started to speed up in the 5th round of the HDBank International Chess Tournament this morning at the Rex Hotel (HCMC) but the competition was still unpredictable, promising to be attractive in 4 remaining games again.

 


 

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HDBank International Chess Tournament 2019 round 4: Grandmaster from Venezuela win against Indian chess prodigy

After a win against the 13-years-old Indian chess prodigy Gukesh (ELO 2,529) in the 4th game, Grandmaster Iturrizaga Bonelli Eduardo (ELO 2,639) from Venezuala share the lead position with Grandmaster Bogdanovich Stanislav (ELO 2,536) from Ukraine.

 


 

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Watch out gentlemen's, ladies coming through!!!

The second day of the HDBank international chess tournament in Ho Chi Minh City takes place on the occasion of international women's day (March 8), let's join the organizers to send the congratulations to our beautiful female chess generals.

 


 

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Pleasant surprise on the third round: The 13-year-old player leads the HDBank International Chess Tournament 2019

The 13-year-old player Gukesh Dommaraju is considered to be an Indian chess prodigy and is also one of the rare world's youngest Grandmaster made a pleasant surprise when leading the international chess tournament HDBank after round 3. With the 2,529 elo, Gukesh is the No. 15 seed at the HDBank International Chess Tournament, which has not been...


 

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Explosive play from the host players on round 2.

The hopes of Vietnamese chess have won jubilantly in the second round of the HDBank International Chess Tournament this morning (8.3) at Rex Hotel (HCMC). The most impressive victory is the "female general" Pham Le Thao Nguyen (elo 2,374) against the grandmaster Nguyen Duc Hoa (elo 2.450).

 


 

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The outstanding attraction of HDBank International Chess Tournament 2019

HDBank International Chess Tournament 2019 achieved a record number of players 304 players from 27 countries and territories, including many strong players, worthy of the number 1 Vietnam chess tournament. The tournament has not launched yet but has created a great attraction for the media at the press conference this morning (April 4) at HDBank...


 

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Grand Opening ceremony for 9th HDBank International Chess Tournament 2019

On March 7, 2019 in Ho Chi Minh City, the 9th HDBank International Chess Tournament 2019 was officially opened. Attending the Opening Ceremony, there were representatives of the leaders of the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, the General Department of Sports and Physical Training, HCMC’s People’s Committee , Vietnam Chess Federation; tog...


 

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The 9th HDBank International Chess Tournament 2019 excitedly kicked off

After the most impressive grand opening ceremony ever, HDBank International Chess Tournament officially kicked off at Rex Hotel (Ho Chi Minh City).

 


 

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HDBank International Chess Tournament's quality compared to other regional tournaments

In order to have a specific view of the scale of HDBank International Chess Tournament compared to other tournaments in ASEAN and ASIA, we have statistically selected the tournaments of countries with strong chess movement in ASEAN such as Thailand, Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia or the leading chess countries such as Russia, India and China in...