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Grand Opening ceremony for 9th HDBank International Chess Tournament 2019

On March 7, 2019 in Ho Chi Minh City, the 9th HDBank International Chess Tournament 2019 was officially opened. Attending the Opening Ceremony, there were representatives of the leaders of the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, the General Department of Sports and Physical Training, HCMC’s People’s Committee , Vietnam Chess Federation; together with representatives of embassies, consulates from Russia, India, Mongolia ...

In the morning before the Opening Ceremony, the leaders of Ho Chi Minh City and the Organizing Committee and attendees of the HDBank tournament held a flower offering in front of Uncle Ho statue at Nguyen Hue street.

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Speaking at the opening ceremony, Ms. Nguyen Thi Phuong Thao, Standing Vice Chairman of HDBank, was very happy and shared: "After 8 seasons of organization, this year, HDBank international chess tournament, with its position as the biggest professional tournament organized by Vietnam, belonging to the competition system of the World Chess Federation, continues to attract 304 players from 28 countries and territories. Lots of players have Attending HDBank Awards many times, some players were super grandmasters, grandmasters, with high ELO and well-known names in world chess.


As a sponsor of the HDBank International Chess Tournament during the past seasons, we are happy to feel the spirit of enthusiasm of the players and the increasing of influence and prestige of the tournament. I would like to share this joy and excitement first with sports teams, from the grandmasters, players, who have been and are constantly creating the vitality of the tournament.


The annual HDBank International Chess Tournament is now the 9th season, with the reunion of chess players in the world beyond the influence of a pure sports tournament. Chess, with special language - intellectual language has been a bridge to help people come together, cross borders between nations, religions, languages ​​and cultures. Thereby helping people promote creative ability, increase logical thinking, spirit of overcoming strong difficulties to achieve dreams.

 
In order to honor and develop Chess - the symbol of human intelligence, HDBank has chosen to accompany nearly a decade as a part of the sustainable development program, funding community activities but not for commercial purposes, advertising. And our happiness is witnessing the tournament growing up through each season, witnessing the maturity and success of the generation of athletes and the chess movement that has been active throughout Vietnam and around the world. We hope that, from friendly tournaments, cultural and sports exchanges such as HDBank Chess Tournament, a beautiful, peaceful Vietnam, friendly people will continue to become destinations of not only those who play chess in the world."

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The opening ceremony had an attractive part with a special art performance program, introducing international friends with beautiful images of the country and people of Vietnam.

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At the end of the ceremony, Mr. Le Thanh Trung, HDBank's Deputy General Director, launched a opening match with the Grandmaster Mareco Sandro (Argentina), defending champion of HDBank International Chess Tournament 2018. 

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Tin HDBank:

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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 2019 round 7: Great fighting spirit on all boards

Tuesday's seventh round witnessed many impressive victories of players in an important period of the race to the championship.

 

 


 

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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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Grand Opening ceremony for 9th HDBank International Chess Tournament 2019

On March 7, 2019 in Ho Chi Minh City, the 9th HDBank International Chess Tournament 2019 was officially opened. Attending the Opening Ceremony, there were representatives of the leaders of the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, the General Department of Sports and Physical Training, HCMC’s People’s Committee , Vietnam Chess Federation; tog...


 

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The 9th HDBank International Chess Tournament 2019 excitedly kicked off

After the most impressive grand opening ceremony ever, HDBank International Chess Tournament officially kicked off at Rex Hotel (Ho Chi Minh City).

 


 

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HDBank International Chess Tournament's quality compared to other regional tournaments

In order to have a specific view of the scale of HDBank International Chess Tournament compared to other tournaments in ASEAN and ASIA, we have statistically selected the tournaments of countries with strong chess movement in ASEAN such as Thailand, Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia or the leading chess countries such as Russia, India and China in...


 

Buổi chiều cùng ngày 07/3/2019, 304 kỳ thủ đến từ 28 quốc gia và vùng lãnh thổ trên thế giới sẽ vào cuộc tranh tài sôi nổi tại Giải Cờ vua quốc tế HDBank 2019, ở cả 2 bảng Masters và bảng Challengers.