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Thailand Pattaya Open 2019 begins

by Peter Long - 24/10/2019

The second edition of Thailand Pattaya Open 2019 was pawned off on 23rd October 2019. Four players - IM Haridas Pascua, GM Villamayor Buenaventura, IM Daniel Quizon and FM Naung Thet are in the lead at the conclusion of round 3. Top seed GM Saptarshi Roy was held to a draw by FM Thanadon Kulpruethanon in round 3. Total 261 players are taking part from 31 different countries in six different sections in this massive festival at Pattaya from 19th - 30th October 2019 at Bay Beach Resort. Photo: FM FT IA Peter Long

Four-way lead after round 3

IM Haridas Pascua (PHI, 2425), GM Villamayor Buenaventura (SGP, 2371), IM Daniel Quizon (PHI, 2329) and FM Naung Thet (MYA, 2271) are at 100% score at the conclusion of round 3 with a score of 3.0/3.

Top boards in action | Photo: Peter Long

Top seed GM Saptarshi Roy (IND, 2456) was held to a draw by FM Thanadon Kulpruethanon (THA, 2216) in round 3.

Thailand has been Saptarshi's hunting ground for quite a while

Indonesia's GM Utut Adianto, now President of the All Indonesia Chess Federation (PERCASI) once gave a speech in which he said, it was hard to start a new event but even more difficult to hold it a second time and so if we want to believe him then we have to congratulate the organisers of the 2nd Thailand Pattaya Open Chess Championships!

Organizers, Arbiters and Tournament Staff | Photo: Pattaya Open 2019 facebook

The Open started on 23rd October 2019 with 93 participants from 23 countries and including 20 titled players while the Amateur started on 24 October with 66 players from 16 countries.

The Amateur section | Photo: Peter Long

Once again the Thailand Pattaya Open was organised by the dynamic duo of "Golden Cat" Sajjapornthep Gcat Jarunpol and Bowtie S Jita at the well appointed Bay Beach Resort Jomtien located in a more quiet part of Pattaya.

The glittering trophies are up for grabs for the prize winners | Photo: Peter Long

In the first round, fourth seeded "local" GM Gerhard Schebler, conceded a draw against young Singaporean Ashwin Hariharan. Even as the student, CM Cyrus Nisban continued his lessons against his coach GM Bong Villamayor.

Poompong earlier in this year held the legendary GM Nigel Short to a draw | Photo: Bangkok Chess Club

Poompong Wiwantanadate cavemanned FM Michael Coenen and Tinnakrit Arunnuntapanich took advantage of a blunder by "local" IM Kjetil Stokke.

There are four different age-group categories for kids | Photo: Pattaya Open 2019 facebook

Delectable desserts for participants | Photo: Pattaya Open 2019 facebook

The presentation makes it difficult to resist the temptation | Photo: Pattaya Open 2019 facebook

Round 3 results in Open

Bo.No. NameRtgPts.ResultPts.NameRtg No.
117
FMKulpruethanon Thanadon22162½ - ½2GMSaptarshi Roy2456
1
22
GMGomez John Paul24332½ - ½2CMKananub Warot2206
18
320
FMHabla Jony215220 - 12IMPascua Haridas2425
3
421
Langreck John214920 - 12GMVillamayor Buenaventura2371
5
510
IMQuizon Daniel232921 - 02FMWiwatanadate Poompong2043
30
614
Salvador Louie22572½ - ½2Arunnuntapanich Tinnakrit2025
32
74
GMSchebler Gerhard23981 - 0FMLamorelle Yves2100
24
839
WIMMordido Kylen Joy1946½ - ½FMTurqueza Mari Joseph2317
11
935
Laddha Yash Jayesh19890 - 1Grafil Franz Robert2231
15
1019
Yaniuk Volodymyr21891 - 0Ashwin Hariharan1837
51

Complete results

Round 4 pairings

Bo.No. NameRtgPts.ResultPts.NameRtg No.
13
IMPascua Haridas242533IMQuizon Daniel2329
10
25
GMVillamayor Buenaventura237133FMThet Naung2271
13
31
GMSaptarshi Roy2456Yaniuk Volodymyr2189
19
432
Arunnuntapanich Tinnakrit2025GMGomez John Paul2433
2
518
CMKananub Warot2206GMSchebler Gerhard2398
4
69
FMKyaw Lay Htaik2343FMKulpruethanon Thanadon2216
17
744
Sajjapornthep Jarunpol1876Salvador Louie2257
14
811
FMTurqueza Mari Joseph231722Laddha Shubh Jayesh1905
43
934
Shrutarshi Ray200622FMMariano Nelson Iii2283
12
1039
WIMMordido Kylen Joy194622FMHabla Jony2152
20

Complete pairings

About the Author

IA Peter Long is a Fide Master and heads the Institute for Chess Excellence which is also the National Chess Academy of the Malaysian Chess Federation (MCF) and a Regional Asian Chess Federation Academy. He is also the Press Officer for the Asian Chess Federation as well as Features Editor for American Chess Magazine.


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