Monday, 15 April 2019

2019 Bangkok Open

GM Jan Gustafsson has won the 2019 Bangkok Open, on tie break over GM Deep Sengupta. Both players finished on 7.5/9, but Gustafsson won the first place trophy by virtue of a slightly better tie break. Australian GM Zong Yuan Zhao finished in a tie for 3rd on 7, while GM Moulthun Ly finished a further half point back.
Sengupta's result augers well for his continued journey to Australia, where he is playing in next weeks O2C Doeberl Cup. He will be joined by GM Abhijit Kunte, who's final round loss to Zhao left him on 6 points. However Kunte is unlikely to face Zhao at the Doeberl as Zhao (and Ly) have not entered their 'home' event at this stage.

Gustafsson,Jan (2633) - Duong,The Anh (2302)
19th Bangkok Chess Club Open 2019 Centara Grand Ladprao Hotel, B (8.1), 13.04.2019

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