Friday, 8 April 2016

2016 Bangkok Open

There used to be a nice series of tournaments around Easter, with the Doeberl Cup leading into the Sydney International Open followed by the Bangkok Open. Sadly the SIO is no more, and the connection with the Bangkok Open has lessened over the last few years.
However this very popular event is still attractive with Australian players, with 14 players playing in the Open and Challengers events. IM Anton Smirnov is the highest seeded Australian player (15th out of 244 players at the moment), and in an event with 16 GM's and 20 IM's, is hoping to score well enough for a GM norm.
The 9 round event begins on Sunday 10th April and runs through to the 17th. Most rounds start at 5pm Canberra times, and I assume there will be live coverage on Chess24. For more information visit the organisers homepage and click on the links.

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