Travel to Vietnam this March for the 9th HDBank 2019
Vietnam Chess Federation will organize the 9th edition of HDBank Cup International from 7th to 13th March 2019 in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Former Asian Continental Champion GM Wang Hao of China will be the top seed in the Masters section. GM Ivan Cheparinov will be the second seed. 21 GMs, 31 IMs and 7 WGMs have already confirmed their entry in a star studded strong line-up. Indian challenge is represented by three strong GMs Sandipan Chanda, Gukesh D and Vishnu Prasanna. Total Prize money is USD 60,000 (roughly Rs.42 lakhs). The tournament will be played in a 9-round Swiss League. In this article we not only give you all the information of the tournament but also assist you in planning your trip with the help of ChessBase India Power.
9th edition of HDBank Open 2019 is poised to be the strongest HDBank Cup in history
The tournament schedule has double rounds on alternate days.
The tournament will be played in a 9-round Swiss League format. Time control will be 90 mins + 30 seconds increment from move no.1. There will be two groups: Masters and Challengers. Masters is for players rated 2100 and above. Challengers is for players rated 2100 and below or unrated.
Total Prize fund is USD 60,000 (roughly Rs.42 lakhs).
Entry is free for GM, IM, WGM and players FIDE rated 2500 and above. For others the structure is mentioned below:
|4||GM||Nguyen Ngoc Truong Son||12401110||VIE||2647|
|5||GM||Iturrizaga Bonelli Eduardo||3901211||VEN||2640|
|6||GM||Van Wely Loek||1000268||NED||2622|
|14||GM||Vishnu Prasanna. V||5030692||IND||2524|
|18||IM||Nguyen Anh Khoi||12404675||VIE||2484|
|20||GM||Dao Thien Hai||12400084||VIE||2475|
|21||IM||Vignesh N R||25012215||IND||2473|
|23||GM||Nguyen Anh Dung||12400025||VIE||2458|
|24||IM||Taher Yoseph Theolifus||7105347||INA||2446|
Attractions in Ho Chi Minh City
Ha Noi city is 2-hours flight journey away
By Atul Dahale
ChessBase India Power:
For all those who are interested to play at the 9th HD Bank from the 6th to 13th of March, here's the package offered by ChessBase India Power:
Package cost: Rs 42,000
Flights (Flight ex-Mumbai)
Stay on sharing basis
Visa stamping fees (Around $25 at the airport)
Entry fees as per rating (Please check the article above)
Airport Transfers ( Rough cost around Rs. 500 to Rs.1000)
*Please note: Rates are dynamic due to flight fares and it may change at the time of booking.
Contact for more details:
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Download the circular for HD Bank open from ChessBase India calendar.