Reports | April 19, 2012 11:42

Nigel Short triumphs at the 12th Bangkok Chess Club Open

Nigel Short triumphs at the 12th Bangkok Chess Club Open

Nigel Short won the 7th Bangkok Chess Club Open on Friday. In the last round the English grandmaster drew with IM Nguyen Duc Hoa of Vietnam, who earned a GM norm. Short won 3.3 rating points to get to a virtual 2700 Elo exactly.

Nigel Short victorious in Bangkok, and back in the "2700 club"  

Event Bangkok Chess Club Open | Details at Chess-Results | PGN via TWIC
Dates April 13-19, 2012
Location Bangkok, Thailand
System 9-round Swiss
Players

The strongest participants are Nigel Short, Jan Gustafsson, Hou Yifan, Farrukh Amonatov, Antonio Rogelio Jr, M.R. Venkatesh and Deshun Xiu

Rate of play 90 minutes for the whole game + 30 seconds increment from move 1

In our first report we saw that in round 6 Nigel Short had just taken over the lead from Indian IM M.R. Venkatesh, who had started so strongly with 5/5. One day later there was the interesting confrontation between Short and Women's World Champion Hou Yifan from China. This game was also won by Short:

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Venkatesh lost for the second time in a row; the Indian blundered in his game against Vietnamese IM Nguyen Duc Hoa.

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2011 winner Jan Gustafsson, who was already a point behind Short after six rounds, dropped another half point against another Indian IM, Roy Saptarshi.

In the penultimate round Short secured tournament victory (well, at least shared) thanks to another win with the white pieces in an instructive rook ending.

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In the last round Short drew with Nguyen Duc Hoa. This way Englishman finished sole first while the Vietnamese clinched a GM norm.

Winner Nigel Short between Indians Sriram Jha and M.R. Venkatesh

The following game from the last round had a nice finish:

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The 12th Bangkok Chess Club Open took place 13-19 April at the luxurious Dusit Thani Hotel in Bangkok, Thailand. There was also a 7-round Challenger and together with the open there were over 230 players from 34 countries.

Bangkok Chess Club Open 2012 | Round 9 (final) standings (top 30)

Rk. Title Name Fed Rtg Pts. TB1 TB2 TB3 rtg+/-
1 GM Short Nigel D ENG 2697 8.0 54.5 48.00 44.0 8.4
2 GM Amonatov Farrukh TJK 2604 7.0 55.0 40.25 42.5 2.5
3 IM Nguyen Duc Hoa VIE 2453 7.0 53.0 39.25 41.0 19.0
4 GM Sriram Jha IND 2406 7.0 50.5 38.00 39.5 12.8
5 IM Liu Qingnan CHN 2461 6.5 54.0 36.00 41.0 10.7
6 IM Venkatesh M R IND 2509 6.5 53.5 35.25 41.0 7.9
7 IM Saptarshi Roy IND 2384 6.5 49.5 35.50 39.0 7.4
8   Wan Yunguo CHN 2441 6.5 49.5 34.75 39.0 5.7
9 GM Gustafsson Jan GER 2642 6.5 49.5 34.00 39.0 -11.0
10   Liu Chang CHN 2262 6.5 49.5 31.50 39.0 34.3
11 IM Nguyen Van Huy VIE 2485 6.5 48.5 32.25 39.0 2.5
12 GM Schebler Gerhard GER 2449 6.5 47.0 34.00 36.5 -3.3
13 GM Neelotpal Das IND 2462 6.5 45.0 31.25 35.0 -5.9
14 GM Hou Yifan CHN 2639 6.0 53.0 32.50 41.5 -10.9
15   Severino Sander PHI 2344 6.0 51.0 31.00 38.5 23.4
16 GM Ghane Shojaat IRI 2339 6.0 50.0 30.50 39.5 10.3
17 GM Xiu Deshun CHN 2492 6.0 49.5 31.00 38.0 -7.8
18 IM Contin Daniel ITA 2331 6.0 48.5 29.75 37.5 9.7
19   Mohammad Nubairshah Shaikh IND 2119 6.0 48.0 30.50 38.5 44.3
20 IM Myo Naing MYA 2321 6.0 45.5 29.25 36.0 -9.1
21 IM Lammers Markus GER 2384 6.0 45.0 29.25 35.0 -6.6
22 WGM Pham Le Thao Nguyen VIE 2351 6.0 43.0 28.00 33.5 -9.1
23 FM Teerapabpaisit Wisuwat THA 2278 5.5 49.5 27.00 39.0 -0.3
24   Stany G A IND 2376 5.5 48.5 26.25 38.0 2.6
25 IM Mohota Nisha IND 2312 5.5 48.5 26.25 38.0 8.1
26 FM Voigt Martin GER 2364 5.5 48.5 24.75 37.0 4.2
27 GM Rantanen Yrjo A FIN 2383 5.5 47.0 27.50 36.5 -2.8
28   Sie Thu MYA 2243 5.5 47.0 25.50 37.0 14.5
29   Xiao Yiyi CHN 2103 5.5 46.0 24.00 36.0 32.5
30 FM Pitirotjirathon Jirapak THA 2252 5.5 45.5 26.50 35.5 8.1

Thai dancers during the closing ceremony

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Comments

Randy Hoch's picture

Congratulations to Nigel for a great result!

Bob's picture

Grats Nige!

harami's picture

Good for Nigel, after getting kicked in the big league, he shows his 'prowess' here. Must be a morale booster. Very british indeed.

Henk de Jager's picture

"getting kicked in the big league"? Nosher won the Gibraltar open a couple of weeks ago too. What ´big league´ are ou referring to.

steve's picture

maybe he refers to the london chess classic

weng nian siow's picture

Re Short, Nigel D - Amonatov, Farrukh, the position after 70 Ra8 is the famous Vancura Position, is it not? If the GM does not have access to Nunn's book as you suggest, perhaps he might consider subscribing to the Chess Evolution Weekly Newsletter (sorry, your competitor product) where in Issue No 3 (March 16th 2012), GM Csaba Balogh covered this rook ending!

Nigel P's picture

Well done to Short. I'd like to seem him kicking around as long as Viktor.

Simillion's picture

7th of 12th bangkok open, is is congats to NIgel anyway!

Zeblakob's picture

Nice man, and very entertaining. I hope he comments live on the upcoming WCC games.

Boybawang's picture

I remember Nigel just won a recent tournament at the expense of Yifan. History repeats!

MH's picture

I have looked at the games of Nigel Short in his match against Kasparov many times. Kasparov won by a big margin, but Nigel was very creative and had showed that he has guts. I am happy to see that he is successful this year with Dubai, Gibraltar. These kind of players make people love chess.
Well done!

harami's picture

blah blah blah.. Nigel was not even in the top 10.. he had guts, what else could he have had other than that... it did not work.. he chickened anyway. Sorry i do not buy that.

exchessplayer's picture

Can we call this a triumph ? The field was not so strong ! :)

Peter Darby's picture

Yes we can call it a triumph. It might not be the candidates, but it is not easy to win a tournament with four 2600+ players in it, which Shorty did it by a clear point (point-and-a-half if he had not been gentleman enough to allow the GM norm) and with a round to spare.

Henk de Jager's picture

Harami, Short is of the Modern Greats, despite your petty little attempts to ´discredit´ him.

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