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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 Headquarters (HCMC).

The focus is still on the absence of Vietnamese chess player Le Quang Liem. The Vice President of Vietnam Chess Federation Dang Tat Thang explained: "Quang Liem is absent because he accepted an invitation of an international tournament in the US. However, the Vietnamese players still have talents like Nguyen Ngoc Truong Son, Tran Tuan Minh, Nguyen Anh Khoi ... ”.

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The most attractive award ever made promises to bring fans exciting games

Vice Chairman of Vietnam Chess Federation, HDBank Deputy General Director Le Thanh Trung shared: "The absence of Quang Liem is also an opportunity for other talents of Vietnamese chess like Nguyen Ngoc Truong Son to prove his class as he did in Olympiad. I had a honor to accompany with Vietnamese players in that tournament and are proud when Vietnamese chess ranked 10th in the total of 189 participating countries and territories. In particular, the male team won the 7th place and especially Truong Son played with impressive form, winning individual gold medal with performance rating reach to 2,804 elo. Therefore, Vietnamese players like Truong Son can completely dispute high rankings in HDBank 2019 and the race to the championship will be be unexpected and difficult to guess. Above all, the HDBank International Chess Tournament aims to invite all chess talents around the world to compete in a fair environment.

Mr. Le Thanh Trung also said that chess is now a sport that is more and more interested. FIDE former President during the meeting with Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam said that there are 600 million chess players in the world and FIDE is aiming for 1 billion players. HDBank international chess tournament also grew year by year, continuously increasing the number of participants and the organization quality. Newly this year, besides HDBank, there are also sponsors such as Rex Hotel, Vietnam-Oman Investment (VOI), Vietjet, Phu Long Real Estate Joint Stock Company, HD SAISON - Finance. VOI sponsor representative said that HDBank international chess tournament is in line with the criteria of VOI to invest in seeking talent, so VOI will accompany the prize in the next year.

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The press conference attracted the attention of numerous journalists from newspapers, stations across the country.

From the success of 8 times organizing the HDBank international chess tournament, experts, leaders and sponsors of Vietnam Chess Federation have shared the desire to seek talents for Vietnamese chess. “In order to have a top class player like Le Quang Liem, we need a good coach. Truong Son used to be in the top 100 in the world but stopped, partly because of a lack of good coaches, ”said Dang Tat Thang. Meanwhile, Chief organizer Mai Ba Hung said that in order to have the next generation like Le Quang Liem, we need more investment and training from the General Department of Sports and Physical Education, the localities next to socialization.

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VOI sponsor representative said that HDBank international chess tournament is in line with the criteria of VOI to invest in seeking talent, so VOI will accompany the prize in the next year.

Representatives of the Organizing Committee also revealed that there will be many new features "majestic" in HDBank in 2020 also celebrating 10 years of organization. Accordingly, in addition to inviting top players, the organizers will have additional activities such as music, competition to create interaction between participants and chess fans.

On March 7.3, the tournament officially kicked off at Rex Hotel (HCMC). The tournament attracted 304 players from 27 countries and territories to register for a total of 9 round from both Masters and Challengers category.

 


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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 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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The 9th HDBank International Chess Tournament 2019 excitedly kicked off

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