At The Thailand Open

The 13th Bangkok Chess Club Open, also the Thailand Open 2013 has just started at the Dusit Thani in Pattaya and will be from today 14 April until 21 April.

Games are live at the Bangkok Chess Club website and results will be posted at and of course I will have reports and photos at

As mentioned in my previous post, Malaysia is well represented and here we have a group which will be representing us at the coming FISU University Olympiad (Greg is obviously not a student but checking out and learning from arguably the biggest and best run open championship in the region).

One of our best young players, in fact the runaway U-18 National Age Group Champion Wong Jianwen is having a dream first round with a match up against Indonesia's No. 1, Grandmaster Susanto Megaranto.

Even veterans can have their moment in the sun and Ismail Ahmad is playing a Grandmaster too and I will leave it to my many expert readers to identify him!


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