11-17th of April in Dusit Thani Resort and Spa, Pattaya, Thailand
The Bangkok Chess Club and Thailand Chess Association have the honor of inviting all Chess Players to participate in the Thailand Open Chess Championship 2011 from 11th to 17th of April 2011 at Pattaya, Thailand. The playing venue will be a 5 star Dusit Thani Resort and Spa. The tournament is expected to be the biggest and strongest ever held in Thailand.
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). 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.
Prizes: In Thailand Open 2011, the prizes are for 1-10 ranks and 5 best Thais, and certificates for best 3 best juniors and best lady. 1st prize will be Baht 100,000. BCC Challenger has prizes for 1-5 with 1st prize Baht 15,000, and certificates for 3 Best Juniors and best Lady.
Please note a 5% tax will be deducted from the prize money. All above prizes are in Thai Baht – 1 USD is approx. 30 Baht, 1 Euro is approx. 43 Baht.
Dusit Thani Pattaya – the lagoon at sunset
Top rated players:
GM Francisco Vallejo Pons ESP 2707
GM Nigel Short ENG 2676
GM Jan Gustafsson GER 2647
GM Sune Berg Hansen DEN 2603
GM Elshan Moradiabadi IRI 2537
GM Tejas Bakre IND 2530
GM Abhijit Kunte IND 2526
GM Gerhard Schebler GER 2460
GM Niaz Murshed BAN 2455
GM Jha Sriram IND 2442
FM Sklyarov Dmitry RUS 2415
IM Torben Sorensen MLT 2403
IM Alexei Romanov RUS 2401
IM Kaiqi Yang CHN 2399
IM Roy Saptarshi IND 2395
IM Thomas Willemze NED 2390
GM Zaw Win Lay MYA 2382
The Dusit’s Superior Garden View room
Aerial view of The Dusit Thani Pattaya