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Prince of Troy
13-02-2007, 12:47 AM
7th Bangkok Chess Club Open in Phuket, Thailand!!!
http://www.bangkokchess.com/shownews.php?id=59


The 7th Bangkok Chess Club Open will be held between March 27 - April 1, 2007 in beautiful Phuket island! The venue will be magnificent Phuket Graceland Resort and Spa, which is located at the northern corner of famous Patong Beach. Registration form will be here soon. 'Click' for more information. See you soon in Phuket!

TOURNAMENT REGULATIONS
1. This is an individual tournament and open to all players.
2. There are two groups of play. Group "A" is open to all players, rated and unrated. Group "B" is only for players rated under 2000 and unrated players. The ratings are based on FIDE or Thai ELO ratings - other national ratings will be validated by the organizer. When registering, players should indicate in which group they wish to play.
3. FIDE (International Chess Federation) rules and regulations shall apply. Results will be sent for FIDE rating calculations.
4. Both groups will be played using the Swiss System, 9 rounds for group A, and 7 rounds for group B. For the pairings, the Swiss Manager Program will be used.
5. The matches shall be conducted according to the schedule, which will be made known to the respective players before the start of the tournament.
6. Each player is accorded with a time control of 90 minutes plus 30 seconds per move.
7. Five minutes before the games start, the Chief Arbiter shall make the announcement accordingly.
8. All mobile phones in the playing hall shall be switched off while games are in progress.
9. All officials and players should be smartly attired at all times while in the playing hall.

TOURNAMENT PROGRAMME
GROUP A
27th March Tuesday 07:30 - 08:30 Registration
09:00 - 13:00 Round 1
14:30 - 18:30 Round 2
28th March Wednesday 09:00 - 13:00 Round 3
14:30 - 18:30 Round 4
29th March Thursday 09:00 - 13:00 Round 5
14:30 - 18:30 Round 6
30th March Friday Rest day
14:30 - 18:30 Open Blitz Tournament
31st March Saturday 09:00 - 13:00 Round 7
14:30 - 18:30 Round 8
1st April Sunday 09:00 - 13:00 Round 9
13:30 Closing Ceremony

GROUP B
28th March Wednesday 07:30 - 08:30 Registration
09:00 - 13:00 Round 1
14:30 - 18:30 Round 2
29th March Thursday 09:00 - 13:00 Round 3
14:30 - 18:30 Round 4
30th March Friday Rest day
14:30 - 18:30 Open Blitz Tournament
31st March Saturday 09:00 - 13:00 Round 5
14:30 - 18:30 Round 6
1st April Sunday 09:00 - 13:00 Round 7
13:30 Closing Ceremony

PRIZES
In group A, the prizes are for 1-6 ranks and 3 best Thais. Prize values will be announced after the 1st round. 1st prze will be approx. US$ 1000. There are certificates for best Lady and best Juniors. Best team prize is USD 500 (max. 6 players from same country can form a team, total score of best 5 will be included).

Group B has prizes for 1-6, and certificates for 2 best juniors. Prize values will be announced after the 1st round.

ARBITERS

VENUE
Phuket Graceland Resort & Spa
190 Thaweewong Rd., Patong District, Amphur Kathu, Phuket 83150, Thailand
Tel: +66 (0)76 370 555 Fax: +66 (0)76 370 550
www.phuketgraceland.com

ACCOMMODATION
All players are required to budget for their own board and lodgings, as well as transportation needs. For inquiries are reservations at Phuket Graceland Resort, please contact Bangkok Sales Office:
Ms Banjawan sales@phuketgraceland.com tel: +66 (0)2 655 1736-9, fax: +66 (0)2 655 1740
and refer to 'Chess Tournament March 2007'.
Special room rates for chess players have been negotiated as follows:
Single/Twin Superior Room Baht 2,200.- nett/night (price incl. breakfast, sevices charge and VAT)
Single/Twin Deluxe Room Baht 2,800.- nett/night (price incl. breakfast, service charge and VAT)
(1 USD = 39 Baht, 1 Euro = 49 Baht)

ENTRY FEE
Group A: Tournament fee in group A is Baht 2200 for each player (Baht 2500 if registered after 10th of March 2007). Tournament fee for Bangkok Chess Club or Thailand Chess Association members is Baht 1,000 (1,200 if registered after 10th of March).
Group B: Tournament fee in group B is Baht 500 for all players (Baht 600 if registered after 10th of March).
All tournament fees must be paid before the start of 1st round.

CONDITIONS FOR THE TITLED PLAYERS
Tournament fees are waived for GMs, WGMs, IMs and WIMs (according official FIDE January 2007 rating list). First 8 GMs to register will have complimentary accommodation (room & breakfast in twin sharing). Please contact organizer (thailandchess@hotmail.com) for inquiries.

REGISTRATION
Registration can be done by filling the online registration form at www.bangkokchess.com. The organizer will answer and confirm your registration by return email. If you did not get answer within 1 week, please send reminder to thailandchess@hotmail.com Non-rated or under 2000 rated players should indicate in which group (A or B) they wish to participate.

Prince of Troy
13-02-2007, 12:50 AM
Confirmed participants as of Feb. 7, 2007

http://www.bangkokchess.com/7thbcc.pdf

GM Ian Rogers and IM David Smerdon already confirmed...

Indonesian GM Utut Adianto and my fellow countryman GM Joey Antonio heads the list of participants...

6 Grandmasters already confirmed their participation =) :P

Desmond
13-02-2007, 09:07 AM
Looks to be a strong event with Rogers currently 7th seed and Smerdon 11th.

Also of interest is an FM with a rating of FIDE 2536!

pax
13-02-2007, 10:06 AM
Looks to be a strong event with Rogers currently 7th seed and Smerdon 11th.

Also of interest is an FM with a rating of FIDE 2536!

He's from Burma. Systemic ratings abuse has been rife there for many years, so there are a lot of FMs with high ratings. FIDE are generally better at policing dodgy norms than they are dodgy rating results.

In the Bangkok Open, there are seven Burmese rated over 2400, and three over 2500 for a total of two IM titles.

Duff McKagan
13-02-2007, 12:49 PM
Yes, let's see Smurf stomp all over those fakes and get another GM Norm!

Watto
13-02-2007, 01:19 PM
I see Tim Reilly, Cathy Rogers, Oleg Korenevski and Damian Norris are also playing… (although Damian as FIJ, not AUS)

Garvinator
13-02-2007, 01:21 PM
Looks like there are going to be quite a few players going from Bangkok to Doeberl/Qld Open and then on to SIO.

pax
13-02-2007, 01:32 PM
Yes, let's see Smurf stomp all over those fakes and get another GM Norm!

Hey, I hadn't thought of that. A few overrated 2500s might not do his chances any harm at all. The main problem will be playing enough GMs - there are only six in the 100 strong field, so he would need to have a bit of luck on his side to make it.

Johanath
13-02-2007, 10:49 PM
Well, for a GM norm he only needs to play at least three, provided he meets the other requirements. I assume that at least two more GMs will register as there are still vacancies for the complementary accommodation? With those 'over-rated' players, it certainly will increase David's chances. A greater worry would be whether these players are titled or not I think as from memory approximately 60% of the played opponents have to be FIDE-titled (not including Candidate masters)?

Johanath
13-02-2007, 11:13 PM
Sorry, only 50% need to be titled. A maximum of 60% of the players are allowed from the player's particular federation for norm purposes.

http://fide.com/official/handbook.asp?level=B0101

pax
14-02-2007, 09:08 AM
Well, for a GM norm he only needs to play at least three, provided he meets the other requirements. I assume that at least two more GMs will register as there are still vacancies for the complementary accommodation? With those 'over-rated' players, it certainly will increase David's chances. A greater worry would be whether these players are titled or not I think as from memory approximately 60% of the played opponents have to be FIDE-titled (not including Candidate masters)?

There are enough FMs that the 50% rule won't be a problem. It's pretty unlikely that a GM would register so late, but you never know..

Johanath
15-03-2007, 11:09 AM
Any further information on this tournament?

Watto
28-03-2007, 10:04 AM
Does anyone have any results from the first day yet? The official website doesn't seem to be very up to date.

ggardiner
01-04-2007, 02:49 PM
I've just heard from Lionel Smerdon that David has won the Bangkok Open outright scoring 7.5/9 and scored his second GM norm in the process. Amongst his scalps was Joey Antonio. Great news, congratulations David!!

Kevin Bonham
01-04-2007, 03:56 PM
I've just heard from Lionel Smerdon that David has won the Bangkok Open outright scoring 7.5/9 and scored his second GM norm in the process. Amongst his scalps was Joey Antonio. Great news, congratulations David!!

Awesome! :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:

Phil Bourke
01-04-2007, 04:09 PM
Awesome! :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
It is, if it is :) I am wary though because of the date :)

Rhubarb
01-04-2007, 04:16 PM
It is, if it is :) I am wary though because of the date :):) This would be beyond the pale for AFD japery.

A great result for Smerdon and Australian chess. Did anyone ever find any results online? Like Watto says, the official site is stagnant.

Denis_Jessop
01-04-2007, 05:12 PM
:) This would be beyond the pale for AFD japery.

A great result for Smerdon and Australian chess. Did anyone ever find any results online? Like Watto says, the official site is stagnant.

Great result. But I can't find it on Google. The best i could get was the results of the 2005 event and a photo of Ian Rogers playing an elephant ("Thailand's strongest player") in 2006

DJ

PS For some reason I described it as the 8th Open in the Newsletter but it's apparently the 7th - shall fix.

Denis_Jessop
01-04-2007, 05:24 PM
I managed to turn up the results after round 6 which is something (just)


7th BCC Open heats up!

109 players from 30 countries are participating in the 7th Bangkok Chess Club Open tournament, at the beautiful Orchid Ballroom of Phuket Graceland Resort. After Thursday’s 6th round, IM David Smerdon, GM R.B. Ramesh, GM Dimitri Komarov and IM Danny Juswanto are leading with 5/6.

A-Group Standings after 6th round (in t/b order):
1. IM David Smerdon (AUS, 2460), GM G.B. Ramesh (IND, 2483), GM Dimitri Komarov (UKR, 2540), IM Danny Juswanto (INA, 2470) 5/6
5. IM Tirto (INA, 2429), GM Ian Rogers (AUS, 2522), IM Simon Ansell (ENG, 2393), FM Asko Hentunen (FIN, 2334), GM Rogelio Antonio Jr. (PHI, 2551), FM Martin Haag (GER, 2289) 4.5/6
11. Victor Hong Wee Liam (MAS, 2123), FM Colm Daly (IRL, 2353), John Joyce (IRL, 2263), IM Myo Naing (MYA, 2414), FM Mikko Kivisto (FIN, 2321), Vjatcheslav Dotsenko (RUS, 2125), Cor van Dongen (NED, 2307), Kari Nieminen (FIN, 2195), Taweechai Thamthavatvorn (THA, 2220), Wisuwat Teerapabpaisit (THA, 2286), Sanjay N. (IND, 2339), WGM Aarthie Ramaswamy (IND, 2224), James Constance (ENG), Kannapon Srivatchirawat (THA, 2206) 4/6
25. Kai Tuorila (FIN, 2127), Timo Tuomala (FIN, 2227), Ron Hoffman (NED, 2175), FM Andrew Smith (IRL, 2201), Rudy Knors (BEL, 2071), Pravit Chinveswong (THA, 2144), FM Tim Reilly (AUS, 2307), Martin Crichton (IRL, 2022), Damian Norris (FIJ, 2183), Theo Weijers (NED) 3.5/6
35. Mark Ruston (ENG, 2112), Urs Hasler (SUI, 1934), William Campi (USA, 1788), Chu En Kelvin Wee (SIN, 1921), Stein Sollid (NOR, 2079), Oleg Korenevski (AUS, 1986), Stephane Reinert (FRA, 2117), Ravindra Malidh Dongre (IND, 2135), Jimmy Ng (SIN, 2117), WGM Anya Corke (HKG, 2154), Khor Bean Hwa (MAS), FM Daniel Howard Fernandez (SIN, 1928), Sabar Md Hashim (MAS, 2107), Andre-Jerome Eng (SIN, 2000) 3/6
49. Poompat Sivara (THA, 2025), Aung Kyaw Moe (MYA, 2166), Joseph Feller (LUX, 2174), Lim Kian Hwa (MAS, 2058), Guntram Hilbenz (GER, 2022), Dominique Laurain (FRA, 2056), Thong Yung Cheng (MAS), Stephen Crowdy (ENG), Issara Vitithum (THA, 2026), Winifred Paulis (NED), Brian Galligan (IRL, 2035), Evan Timothy Capel (MAS), Sant Pongkiettisak (THA, 2019), Chong Chor Yuen (HKG, 2100), Detlef Doell (GER, 2156), Marko Koivumaki (FIN) 2.5/6
65. Aston Taminsjah (INA), Sahapol Nakvanich (THA, 1944), Tepparit Yothinnorratham (THA, 1759), Kamel Maouel (ALG, 1870), Leif Trygve Hegvik (NOR), S. Rekha Bhat (IND), Chris Marshall (ENG), Xavier Chua (SIN, 1736) 2/6
73. Martin Baumgartner (AUT, 2093), Peter Darby (ENG, 1969), Nigel Johnson (ENG), Johnharry Pereira (SIN, 1917), Sushrutha Reddy (IND, 2011), Benjamin Foo (SIN, 1826) 1.5/6
79. Hoong An Wong (SIN, 1876), Suthiraphan Assarat (THA, 1963), Bjorn Haveland (NOR, 2044), Terje Hoff (NOR, 2015), Folfaardt Francois (RSA) 1/6
84. Terje Lie (NOR, 1792) 0.5/6
85. Ekasith Buasroung (THA) 0/2

Group B Standings after 3 rounds.
1. Umnoui Atikachoemwartha (THA) 3/3
2. R. Hanumantha (IND, 1963), Reijo Ahjonen (FIN), Francois Wolfaardt (RSA)
5. Pricha Srivatanakul (THA, 1864), WFM Catherine Rogers (AUS, 1998), Paulleandru Elauria (PHI), Wolfgang Wiesebach (GER), Tarun Mathur (IND), Rugsit Kanan (THA)
11. Bernard Lubrano (FRA)
12. Sean King (USA), Eugene Chun Jie Wee (SIN), Tejes Srivastava (IND), Norbert Tominski (GER, 1777), Hubert David Au (HKG), Anish King (USA), Trond Jacobsen (NOR), David Gates (ENG)
20. Yudhishtara Payagala (SRI), Bushan Payagala (SRI), Ekasith Buasroung (THA), Kazi Afzal (BAN, 1995), Habibur Rahman Habib (BAS, 1669)

Afitz
01-04-2007, 05:31 PM
Yeah their website seems to be a little on the slow side - i'm guessing their webmaster was playing too and couldnt be bothered updating ;)

It is all true though since he told me as much about an hour ago. Here's hoping he can get the final Norm shortly. Is it possible for him to score one at Doeberl or only Sydney?

JGB
01-04-2007, 05:35 PM
Yeah their website seems to be a little on the slow side - i'm guessing their webmaster was playing too and couldnt be bothered updating ;)

It is all true though since he told me as much about an hour ago. Here's hoping he can get the final Norm shortly. Is it possible for him to score one at Doeberl or only Sydney?

Hey fitzy, your his manager you should know! ;)

Garvinator
01-04-2007, 05:37 PM
Is it possible for him to score one at Doeberl or only Sydney?Only at the SIO. Needs a nine round tournament.

Kevin Bonham
01-04-2007, 05:40 PM
It is, if it is :) I am wary though because of the date :)

It was posted after midday, so it should be reliable. :D

Yes I could only find the round 6 results too. 2.5/3 in that pack at the top aint bad going.

Basil
01-04-2007, 06:55 PM
Aye! Go Smurf! Lionel must be well chuffed, too!

Great to have you on board Graeme.

brett
01-04-2007, 08:00 PM
Well done David!! Hope you make your final norm in the SIO!!

Garvinator
01-04-2007, 08:31 PM
Well done David!! Hope you make your final norm in the SIO!!
and then needs the 2500 rating :)

Phil Bourke
01-04-2007, 09:50 PM
Excellent. Great to see. Congrats to Smurf.
Anyone have any idea on what his rating will be after this event?
Is it possible that good results at Doeberl and SIO would see Smerdon gain the GM norm and the 2500+ rating?

Johanath
01-04-2007, 11:39 PM
Super!!! Wouldn't it be great if Smurf became the 3rd Australian GM on Ozzie soil? That would be a fantastic finish to his journey in becoming a GM!

Metro
02-04-2007, 01:05 AM
Congratulations to David on tremendous result!
Australia needs another GM!:clap: :clap: :clap:

pax
02-04-2007, 09:43 AM
Is it possible that good results at Doeberl and SIO would see Smerdon gain the GM norm and the 2500+ rating?

I'd say his 7.5/9 must give him an extra 20 rating points or so (the rating performance is probably actually significantly higher than 2600). That takes him to about 2475, so it is entirely possible for him to pick up another 25 points (especially if his performance at SIO is another GM norm).

Vlad
02-04-2007, 12:21 PM
David will have a very hard test indeed. Sergey is quite determined to stop him. :evil:

pax
06-04-2007, 08:22 PM
Crosstable here:

http://www.bangkokchess.com/7thbcc-group-a-tie-breaks.pdf

They sure hid it well. I note that most of the overrated Burmese failed to show..

Basil
06-04-2007, 08:50 PM
Thanks. Where did you find it ?:eek:

I spend a good 20 minutes marveling at the loops on that site. Going nowhere started to become quite enjoyable until someone slapped me.

pax
06-04-2007, 09:04 PM
Thanks. Where did you find it ?:eek:
I found it via the article on ChessVibes (http://www.chessvibes.com/?p=769&lp_lang_view=en), that I found via TCG. I, like you, spent some time trying to find such info from you know, a link on the official webpage or something!

Denis_Jessop
06-04-2007, 11:59 PM
I found it via the article on ChessVibes (http://www.chessvibes.com/?p=769&lp_lang_view=en), that I found via TCG. I, like you, spent some time trying to find such info from you know, a link on the official webpage or something!

As is often the case, Google takes you straight there provided that you know that the events is the Bangkok Chess Club Open and so ask for Bangkok Chess Club. Mind you there was scarcely any info there until it was all over despite the nice-looking website.

DJ

MichaelBaron
07-04-2007, 12:10 PM
I do not think we should be complaining about BCC chess club not keeping its website up to date.
Here in Aus, we are still not able to access complete R2 results from the Doebrl cup. In fact, the results that we do know are provided courtesy of Ian Rout who is doing a great job keeping us up to date (i really admire his efforts, after all he is also a participant at the tournament). There is no dedicated website for the tournament with live game transmissions etc.

Denis_Jessop
07-04-2007, 03:46 PM
I do not think we should be complaining about BCC chess club not keeping its website up to date.
Here in Aus, we are still not able to access complete R2 results from the Doebrl cup. In fact, the results that we do know are provided courtesy of Ian Rout who is doing a great job keeping us up to date (i really admire his efforts, after all he is also a participant at the tournament). There is no dedicated website for the tournament with live game transmissions etc.

Why aren't you playing in the Doeberl Cup instead of complaining about the lack of results? Incidentally, if you think you are scoring any points off me or the ACF by your whinge, neither I nor the ACF has anything to do with the running of the Doeberl Cup :hand:

DJ

MichaelBaron
07-04-2007, 04:14 PM
Why aren't you playing in the Doeberl Cup instead of complaining about the lack of results? Incidentally, if you think you are scoring any points off me or the ACF by your whinge, neither I nor the ACF has anything to do with the running of the Doeberl Cup :hand:

DJ

Dennis, I was not even referring to you :), just pointing out an obvious problem with Dobebrl. I doubt it very much that my participation would make any difference to the live transmission of the games :rolleyes:

Basil
07-04-2007, 05:17 PM
I do not think we should be complaining about BCC chess club not keeping its website up to date
Damn straight! The BCC doesn't have a web-site.


Here in Aus we are still not able to access complete R2 results ...
Also the case in Bangkok


In fact, the results that we do know are provided courtesy of Ian Rout who is doing a great job keeping us up to date (i really admire his efforts, after all he is also a participant at the tournament)
Good on you for acknowledging that.


There is no dedicated website for the tournament with live game transmissions etc.
Mike, we've spoken about this before. You are a confirmed non-helper, anywhere... ever. You will only get out bed for a buck. Fine.

You are in no position to perpetually whine about what is and isn't available. These things either require money or require helpers - nothing to do with intelligence or effort or learning from history.

bergil
07-04-2007, 10:03 PM
Mike, we've spoken about this before. You are a confirmed non-helper, anywhere... ever. You will only get out bed for a buck. Fine.

You are in no position to perpetually whine about is and isn't available. These things either require money or require helpers - nothing to do with intelligence or effort or learning from history.
Fair cop :clap:

MichaelBaron
08-04-2007, 09:53 AM
Damn straight! The BCC doesn't have a web-site.


Also the case in Bangkok


Good on you for acknowledging that.


Mike, we've spoken about this before. You are a confirmed non-helper, anywhere... ever. You will only get out bed for a buck. Fine.

You are in no position to perpetually whine about what is and isn't available. These things either require money or require helpers - nothing to do with intelligence or effort or learning from history.

Should i catch the first plane to Canberra and start live transmissions?:doh:

arosar
08-04-2007, 01:17 PM
Hey Michael! What is your stupid problem? There are few people here. It's not their fault that there is not net connection in the Italo Club. And Paul DUnn is actually coding games into Ozbase as the tourney goes on. It's a lot of work!!

It costs a bloody fortune just to give you the occassional game or two. So shut up man. FMD!!

AR

Metro
09-04-2007, 10:10 PM
Cool it all concerned:)

pax
23-04-2007, 04:24 PM
Chessbase report:

http://chessbase.com/newsdetail.asp?newsid=3801

Basil
23-04-2007, 05:09 PM
Thanks.