2017-03-16

The 7th HDBank Cup International Open Chess tournament 2017



The tournament is held from 11th to 18th March, 2017 and is hosted in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.
The HDBank the Masters Cup, attracted over than 230 masters. The previous winner of the Masters event is GM Wang Hao. The participants are from all the five continents. World famous names from Russia, Bulgaria, Ukraine, China, Germany, India, Switzerland, Indonesia, the Philippines and America compete this year. Among the remarkable names are the big star of Vietnam Le Quanq Liem and the young star Wei Yi from China, who had a draw in round 8. Some interesting chess players in the list are also Antoaneta Stefanova (BUL - GM-2533), She Tingjie (CHN - WGM-2480), and the very young (born 2002) Khoi Nguyen Anh (VIE - Elo 2549), as well as one of the most popular non-titled players in the world, China's Xu Yinglun (Elo 2540). The average Elo rating of the tournament is 2,383, which is believed a high-level competition. The first 10 players are:

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The 9-round Swiss event organized by the Vietnam Chess Federation has two sections:
- Masters Category for players rated above 2100 and women rated above 2000
- Challengers Category for players rated below 2100 or unrated


Rate of play:  90 minutes all moves + 30 seconds increment
Regulation: Nine rounds of play, with three double shifts.

The total prize fund is 45,000 US$.


Calendar of Masters Category (UTC/GMT +7 hours)
2017, 03. 12  - 10:00 - Round 01
2017, 03. 12  - 16:00 - Round 02
2017, 03. 13  - 10:00 - Round 03
2017, 03. 14  - 09:00 - Round 04
2017, 03. 14  - 15:30 - Round 05
2017, 03. 15  - 09:00 - Round 06
2017, 03. 16  - 09:00 - Round 07
2017, 03. 16  - 15:30 - Round 08
2017, 03. 17  - 09:00 - Round 09

Ranking crosstable for the first 20 players after Round 7
Rk.

NameRtgFED1.Rd2.Rd3.Rd4.Rd5.Rd6.Rd7.Rd8.RdPts. TB1  TB2  TB3 
1
GMWang Hao2683CHN65w155b115w15b½3w½4w½14b12w5,50,031,54,0
2
GMBu Xiangzhi2711CHN68w153b132w½11b½5w16b13w½1b5,50,031,04,0
3
GMLe Quang Liem2712VIE75b149w129b½14w11b½30w12b½4w5,50,030,04,0
4
GMWei Yi2725CHN34w131b067w149b132w11b½17w13b5,50,028,05,0
5
IMTran Tuan Minh2503VIE50w144b131w11w½2b037b17w½6b5,00,031,04,0
6
GMRozum Ivan2600RUS46b½76w124b½26w123b12w029b15w5,00,029,54,0
7
GMIturrizaga Bonelli Eduardo2673VEN93b126w123b½29w½15b½18w15b½9w5,00,029,03,0
8
WGMSaduakassova Dinara2428KAZ88b180w117w½16b048w122b119w½10b5,00,026,04,0
9
GMVishnu Prasanna. V2534IND61w164b½43w½39b137w½28b½33w17b5,00,026,03,0
10
GMMichalik Peter2578CZE76b½46w128b071w145b115w½31b18w5,00,025,04,0
11
GMNguyen Anh Dung2482VIE81b½89w166b12w½43b½20w½30b118w5,00,025,03,0
12
GMStefanova Antoaneta2533BUL52b½71w164w½65b068w134b128w113b5,00,023,04,0
13
GMBogdanovich Stanislav2602UKR43w073b091b170w164b151w135b112w5,00,022,05,0
14
IMNguyen Anh Khoi2459VIE40b166w½19w13b044w136b11w016b4,50,030,04,0
15
IMShyaamnikhil P2440IND85b145w11b059w17w½10b½36w½17b4,50,029,53,0
16
GMCheparinov Ivan2698BUL83b128w½35b½8w118b½29w½23b½14w4,50,028,52,0
17

Xu Yinglun2540CHN57w+103w18b½28w½33b½43w14b015w4,50,028,52,0
18
GMGomez John Paul2481PHI56w143b½60w132b½16w½7b057w111b4,50,028,03,0
19
GMLu Shanglei2624CHN72b½87w114b057w124b½41w18b½23w4,50,027,53,0
20
GMGhosh Diptayan2581IND54w½42b139w½34b½83w111b½25w½27b4,50,027,52,0

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