Van Wely and Gustafsson share lead in Bangkok

4/15/2016 – In round six of the Bangkok Open Dutch Grandmaster Loek Van Wely conceded his first half point by drawing against GM Francisco Vallejo Pons from Spain. This allowed German Grandmaster Jan Gustafsson, who won a fine game against Nie Xinyang from China, to catch up with Van Wely. After six rounds the Dutch and the German grandmaster share the lead with 5.5/6 each.

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Over 300 players from more than 40 countries are competing in the Bangkok Open and Challengers tournaments, held in the centre of Bangkok at the Dusit Thani Hotel.

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Jan Gustafsson

 

Loek Van Wely (with White) played a wild game against Francisco Vallejo Pons

 

Nigel Short chose an unusual way to prepare for his sixth round game at the Bangkok Open and decided to test the Thai boxing skills of Sophie Milliet from France earlier in the day. They turned out to be better than those of Short. After the defeat in Thai boxing Short also lost his game - this time against Wynn Zaw Htun from Myanmar.

 

Nigel Short (left) testing the Thai boxing talents of Sophie Milliet (right)

Information and pictures: Press Office 16. Bangkok Chess Open

Standings after six rounds

Rg. Snr     Name Typ Land Elo Pkt.  Wtg1   Wtg2  Rp
1 3
 
GM Van Wely Loek   NED 2654 5,5 0,0 24,0 2753
2 5
 
GM Gustafsson Jan   GER 2629 5,5 0,0 22,0 2620
3 1
 
GM Vallejo Pons Francisco   ESP 2691 5,0 0,0 25,5 2644
4 7
 
GM Bok Benjamin   NED 2604 5,0 0,0 25,0 2608
5 11
 
GM Swapnil S. Dhopade   IND 2499 5,0 0,0 24,0 2595
6 4
 
GM Ganguly Surya Shekhar   IND 2647 5,0 0,0 23,5 2573
7 22
 
IM Himanshu Sharma   IND 2384 5,0 0,0 21,5 2520
8 18
 
IM Wynn Zaw Htun   MYA 2407 5,0 0,0 20,5 2468
9 33
 
FM Mohamad Ervan   INA 2301 5,0 0,0 20,0 2493
10 12
 
GM Gordon Stephen J   ENG 2496 5,0 0,0 19,5 2427
11 10
 
GM Sunilduth Lyna Narayanan U18 IND 2501 4,5 0,0 24,5 2490
12 39
 
FM Pitra Andika   INA 2260 4,5 0,0 24,0 2445
13 20
 
FM Yeoh Li Tian U18 MAS 2400 4,5 0,0 23,5 2474
  29
 
FM Dang Hoang Son   VIE 2325 4,5 0,0 23,5 2525
15 49
 
  Nie Xinyang U18 CHN 2227 4,5 0,0 23,0 2472
16 23
 
IM Dimakiling Oliver   PHI 2372 4,5 0,0 22,0 2373
17 25
 
IM Stokke Kjetil   NOR 2354 4,5 0,0 21,5 2356
18 6
 
GM Khairullin Ildar   RUS 2629 4,5 0,0 21,5 2422
19 16
 
IM Liang Awonder U18 USA 2410 4,5 0,0 21,5 2437
20 15
 
GM Schebler Gerhard   GER 2430 4,5 0,0 21,0 2316
21 13
 
IM Smirnov Anton U18 AUS 2479 4,5 0,0 21,0 2380
22 17
 
IM Ahlander Bjorn   SWE 2407 4,5 0,0 19,0 2360
23 26
 
IM Milliet Sophie   FRA 2353 4,5 0,0 18,0 2255
24 2
 
GM Short Nigel D   ENG 2671 4,0 0,0 23,0 2364
25 76
 
  Manush Shah   IND 2117 4,0 0,0 22,5 2336
26 8
 
GM Halkias Stelios   GRE 2553 4,0 0,0 22,5 2354
27 150
 
  Ocido Michael   PHI 1813 4,0 0,0 21,5 2343
28 14
 
IM Sipila Vilka   FIN 2440 4,0 0,0 21,5 2308
29 19
 
IM Roy Prantik   IND 2402 4,0 0,0 21,5 2360
30 55
 
  Li Yankai   CHN 2206 4,0 0,0 21,5 2331

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Denix Denix 4/16/2016 12:36
Sophie Milliet kicks on the wrong side like castling 0-0-0; it should be on the Kingside rather for a winning 45 kick attack.
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