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20th BCC Open Magazine

Magazine of the 20th Bangkok Chess Club Open, held at the Shangri-La Chiangmai, 22-30 October 2022

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20 th Bangkok Chess Club Open

22-30 OCTOBER 2022

Financially supported by

FIDE Open Aid Project


“I have come to the personal

conclusion that, while all artists

are not chess players, all chess

players are artists.”

~ Marcel Duchamp ~

Photographers

IA Maung Maung Lwin

IA Panupand Vijjuprabha

IA Peter Long

IA Panu Laine

Tina Tuorila

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Welcome to the 20th BCC Open 2022

The 20 th Bangkok Chess Club Open

was intended to take place in the year

2020, but international responses to

the covid crisis made that impossible.

Following a two-year hiatus we were

thrilled to be able finally to run the

tournament and, with better air quality at

this time of year, we could hold the event

in the new location of Chiang Mai:

literally “New City” in Thai.

The response from chess players

around the world was excellent. A long

break from over-the-board chess left many

players enthusiastic about competing in a

high quality live tournament again.

In all we welcomed 237 players from

40 different countries (see our map on

P10), many arriving with their family and

coaches. There were three turnaments

taking place, a Blitz tournament, the

Challenger tournament and the main

event, the 20 th BCC Open Championship.

Talented juniors

A great surprise was the strength of the

junior players who were giving a big

challenge even to seasoned grandmasters.

Three International Master title norms

were awarded.

Sponsors

These tournaments have been made

possible by the generosity of our sponsors,

management and staff of the Shangri-La

Chiang Mai, and especially our team of

organizers, arbiters and tournament staff.

Elephant Parade

This year we rewarded loyal regulars with

a unique gift, specially made by Elephant

Parade, an organization based in Chiang

Mai which assists injured elephants.

Financially supported by

FIDE Open Aid Project

Participation at the BCC Open

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Contents

SPONSORS Page 4

WONDERFUL VENUES Page 6

UNITED NATIONS OF CHESS Page 8

HAND CRAFTED TROPHIES Page 10

RECEPTION Page 12

BLITZ QUALIFIERS: FUN GAMES Page 14

BLITZ FINAL: THE MAGICIANS Page 16

BLITZ TOURNAMENT: FINAL STANDINGS Page 18

CHESS QUEENS: BEAUTY & TALENT Page 20

CHALLENGERS Page 22

CHALLENGERS: FINAL STANDINGS Page 28

MASTERS OF CHESS Page 30

THE PROS: GRANDMASTERS Page 32

20TH BCC OPEN: THE MAIN EVENT Page 34

THE BEST Page 42

OPEN TOURNAMENT: FINAL STANDINGS Page 44

THAI CHESS Page 48

TALENTED THAIS Page 50

FOCUSED JUNIORS Page 52

FREQUENT FLYERS & ELEPHANT PARADE Page 54

IN THE GARDEN Page 56

THE BCC TEAM: HARDWORKING Page 62

FINE DINING WITH PYN Page 66

PAPARAZZI Page 70

COLLATERAL MATERIAL Page 74

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8 10 12

UNITED NATIONS

OF CHESS

HAND CRAFTED

TROPHIES

RECEPTION

16 20 22

CHALLENGERS

TOURNAMENT

BLITZ FINAL

CHESS QUEENS

48 56 66

THAI

CHESS

IN THE

GARDEN

FINE DINING WITH PYN

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Financially supported by

FIDE Open Aid Project

Sponsors

It is the generousity of our sponsors that has made this tournament

possible. Special mention should be made for PYN, for their outstanding

contribution over the years, sponsoring the VIP dinner which is always a

highlight of the event (see pages 62-65), as well as the tournament in

general.

As the tournament was held ifor the first time n Chiang Mai, we also

received enthusiastic assistance from the local chess clubs. Jipata – the

our quality Polo and T-shirts – is also based in Chiang Mai.

The BCC Open was a beneficiary of the Open Aid Project,

established by the international chess organisation FIDE in the wake of

the Covid pandemic.

We also have a number of “angels” who have made a vital

contribution, but wish to remain anonymous.

Thank you all!

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Financially supported by

FIDE Open Aid Project

Financially supported by

FIDE Open Aid Project

Links

Name Facebook Website

Bangkok Chess Club BangkokChessClub bangkokchess.com

Benz Charoen Motor benz.charoenmotor Benz Charoen Motor

chess24 c24live chess24.com

Elephant Parade elephantparadefan elephantparade.com

FIDE ChessFIDE fide.com

Icon Chiang Mai CC IconChessClub

Jipata jipata.lamphun jipata.co.th

JCA jcachess jcachess.com

Mak Ruk Thai

Shangri-La shangrilachiangmai shangri-la.com

TCEB thailandconventions tceb.or.th

TCA ThailandChessAssociation thailandchess.or.th

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Wonderful Venues

Hosting the Bangkok Chess Club Open through the years.

Tournament Venue Winner

1 1 st BCC Open, 2002 Amari Orchid Resort, Pattaya IM Tejas Bakre (India)

2 2 nd BCC Open, 2003 Novotel Siam Square, Bangkok GM Ruslan Pogorelov (Ukraine)

3 3 rd BCC Open, 2003 Amari Orchid Resort, Pattaya GM Rogelio Antonio (Philippines)

4 4 th BCC Open, 2004 Novotel Siam Square, Bangkok GM Rogelio Antonio (Philippines)

5 5 th BCC Open, 2005 Regent Cha-Am, Petchaburi GM Ian Rogers (Australia)

6 6 th BCC Open, 2006 Century Park Hotel, Bangkok GM Rogelio Antonio (Philippines)

7 7 th BCC Open, 2007 Phuket Graceland Resort, Phuket IM David Smerdon (Australia)

8 8 th BCC Open, 2008 Century Park Hotel, Bangkok Xiu Deshun (China)

9 9 th BCC Open, 2009 Aisawan Resort & Spa, Pattaya Xiu Deshun (China)

10 10 th BCC Open, 2010 Century Park Hotel, Bangkok GM Sune Berg Hansen (Denmark)

11 11 th BCC Open, 2011 Dusit Thani Pattaya GM Jan Gustafsson (Germany)

12 12 th BCC Open, 2012 Dusit Thani Bangkok GM Nigel Short (England)

13 13 th BCC Open, 2013 Dusit Thani Pattaya GM Zhao Zong-Yuan (Australia)

14 14 th BCC Open, 2014 Dusit Thani Bangkok GM Francisco Vallejo Pons (Spain)

15 15 th BCC Open, 2015 Dusit Thani Pattaya GM Nigel Short (England)

16 16 th BCC Open, 2016 Dusit Thani Bangkok GM Ganguly Surya Shekar (India)

17 17 th BCC Open, 2017 Regent Cha-Am, Petchaburi GM Nigel Short (England)

18 18 th BCC Open, 2018 Regent Cha-Am, Petchaburi FM Priasmoro Novendra (Indonesia)

19 19 th BCC Open, 2019 Centara Grand Ladprao, Bangkok GM Jan Gustafsson (Germany)

20 20 th BCC Open, 2022 Shangri-La Chiangmai GM Ganguly Surya Shekar (India)

SHANGRI-LA CHIANGMAI

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NOVOTEL SIAM SQUARE

REGENT CHA-AM BEACH RESORT

ROOFTOP AT THE DUSIT THANI BANGKOK

DUSIT THANI BANGKOK

DUSIT THANI PATTAYA

CENTURY PARK HOTEL

CENTARA GRAND LADPRAO

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United Nations

of Chess

Chess players of all ages and abilities came

to Chiang Mai from 40 different countries

to take part in the 20 th BCC Open.

Jonathan Yu

AMERICAS

USA

Canada

Christian Langer

EUROPE

Armenia

Belgium

Denmark

England

Finland

France

Germany

Iceland

Ireland

Italy

Macedonia

Netherlands

Norway

Poland

Romania

Russian Federation

Sweden

Switzerland

Wales

Andrew Stephen Ings

Ogbe Ozioma Krishn Charan Jonathan Lundberg

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ASIA

Bhutan

China

Hong Kong

Japan

South Korea

Taipei

Uzbekistan

Chiang Mai

SE ASIA

Brunei

Indonesia

Malaysia

Myanmar

Philippines

Singapore

Thailand

Viet Nam

SOUTH ASIA

India

Pakistan

AFRICA

Nigeria

South Africa

KEY

This year’s visitors

Previous years

OCEANIA

Australia

Sharikhan Shawal Novendra Priasmoro Zhao Zong-Yuan

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Hand Crafted Trophies

Carved by Hand

Our spectacular trophies were specially

designed and hand-crafted by artist Khun

Chonthep Jap-pra-yong, in the form of

traditional Thai chess pieces: Rhua (Rook),

Ma (Knight), Khon (Bishop or Elephant),

Med (Queen or General) and Khun (King).

The Champion’s trophy weighs 4kg.

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Reception

inviting

comfortable

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Blitz qualifiers

fun games

fun games

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Blitz Final

the magicians

the magicians

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Blitz Tournament Final Standings

Rank Name Fed Rating Result

1 GM Wang Hao CHN 2632 12.5

2 GM Zherebukh Yaroslav USA 2523 11.5

3 GM Kvon Andrey UZB 2458 11

4 IM Ravi Teja S. IND 2443 8.5

5 Sek Konstantin FID 2445 8

6 IM Ikeda Junta AUS 2419 8

7 GM Smerdon David C AUS 2513 7.5

8 Cahaya Satria Duta INA 1886 7

9 CM Laohawirapap Prin THA 2113 7

10 Dau Khuong Duy VIE 1917 5.5

11 Aggarwal Vansh IND 1783 5.5

12= FM Poh Yu Tian MAS 2240 4.5

12= GM Colovic Aleksandar MKD 2340 4.5

14 FM Castellano Christopher PHI 2255 4

15 Saksham Singh IND 1555 0

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Grandmaster Wang Hao – 20 th BCC Blitz Champion

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Chess Queens

beautiful

and talented

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Challengers

for the love

of chess

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Challenger Final Standings

Rank Name Fed Rating Result

1 Yusof Kamaluddin MAS 1985 7.5

2 Bulf Eduard-Nicola ROU 1918 7.5

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3 Macaspac Arthur USA 1980 7

4 Artieda Vic Michael PHI 0 7

5 Aba-A Reynaldo PHI 0 7

6 Rohland Michael Karl CAN 0 6.5

7 Waghela Dhairya Pankaj IND 1705 6.5

8 Lai Hong Jun MAS 1595 6.5

9 WCM Prommuang Araya THA 1633 6

10 Qureshi Hanif PAK 1870 6

11 Calacday Henry PHI 1779 6

12 Kaenratana Punyathon THA 1334 6

13 Valdez Jemima PHI 1676 6

14 Chunsukon Viritpol THA 1494 5.5

15 Atul Kumar IND 1795 5.5

16 Pinphetsawan Sirikwan THA 1378 5.5

17 Fortunado Jay PHI 0 5.5

18 Nechiporenko Alexey FID 1492 5.5

19 Farbood Ali AUS 1474 5.5

20 Hill Chester CAN 0 5.5

21 Khantree Napat THA 1418 5.5

22 Clark Peter AUS 1353 5.5

23 Sharikhan Shawal BRU 1741 5

24 Chinkulkitniwat Purichaya THA 1206 5

25 Langendoen Aad NED 1358 5

26 Kajornmanee Prin THA 1235 5

27 Weerapan Phumrapee THA 1177 5

28 Muhd Ridzuan Ariel Redza MAS 1274 5

29 Osterhus Omar Torbjorn DEN 1540 5

30 Vasanthakumar N IND 1122 5

31 Jiroajvanichakorn Rathasart THA 1385 5

32 Saipetch Kai THA 1194 5

the main event

the main event

33 Ahn Juyong KOR 1408 5

34 Srivatanakul Pricha THA 1240 5

35 Scherrer Georg SUI 1437 5

36 Bootsumran Sirin THA 1386 4.5

37 Jeeradit Metha THA 1217 4.5

38 Vikram Mishra IND 1347 4.5

39 Punyanitya Jirath THA 1305 4.5

40 Nisban Corwin SGP 1063 4.5

41 Krisha Tamhant Jain IND 1081 4.5

42 Pa-In Thunpisit THA 0 4.5

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Rank Name Fed Rating Result

43 Kuich Gero SUI 1470 4.5

44 Melville Robin IRL 0 4.5

45 Alidani Leonardo PHI 1872 4

46 Gromov Mikhail FID 0 4

47 Tsang Bobby ENG 1024 4

48 Xu Zhiqin FID 1382 4

49 Muhd Ridzuan Ariessa Rihana MAS 1386 4

50 Punyanitya Prempipath THA 1104 4

51 Kaewkunsri Nannaphat THA 1053 4

52 Zakaria Liyana BRU 0 4

53 Ings Andrew Stephen TPE 0 4

54 Kaenratana Pannathon THA 0 4

55 Dieleman Marco NED 1217 4

56 Zhang Han FID 0 4

57 Ferrie Peter ENG 1318 4

58 Bukal Steven CAN 1554 4

59 Mutaya Chayanit THA 1114 4

60 Saokham Tethineekanya THA 0 4

61 Chua Siang-Zhe MAS 1159 3.5

62 Viriya A-Nak THA 0 3.5

63 Hwanseang Wasita THA 0 3.5

64 Khlopkov Alexey FID 0 3.5

65 Tourteau Victoria THA 0 3.5

66 Khovitoongij Chai THA 0 3

67 Suharuithaya Virit THA 1148 3

68 Warren Elizabeth AUS 1107 3

69 Yap Bo Yan Glenn SGP 0 3

70 Lundberg Jonathan Oscar HKG 0 3

71 Kreetachat Tachin THA 0 3

72 Nikonov Evgeny FID 0 3

73 Srettawiwatt Nicharee THA 1140 3

74 Chaiwongsai Aeksongpon THA 0 3

75 Wanusbodeepaisarn Kulthorn THA 0 3

76 Suderson Sunilson AUS 0 2

77 Dunne Christopher ENG 0 2

78 Tourteau James THA 0 2

79 Quan Levy L USA 0 1.5

80 Makbangwan Maeteeradhon THA 0 1.5

81 Villarosa Elizer III PHI 0 1

82 K. Chompunoot THA 0 1

83 Kaewkunsri Tharittawan THA 0 1


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Masters of Chess

hard to beat

nice to meet

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The Pros

grandmaster

brilliance

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Financially supported by

FIDE Open Aid Project

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the main event

the main event

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Best Junior

Best Thai

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Best Senior

Best Lady

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Open Tournament Final Standings (1)

Rank Name Fed Rating Result Rank Name Fed Rating Result

1 GM Ganguly Surya Shekhar IND 2589 7.5 37 Saragih Arif Rahman INA 2134 5.5

2 GM Cheng Bobby AUS 2576 7

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3 GM Melkumyan Hrant ARM 2645 7

4 GM Tari Aryan NOR 2656 7

5 GM Lalit Babu M R IND 2550 7

6 GM Nasuta Grzegorz POL 2542 6.5

7 GM Klekowski Maciej POL 2466 6.5

28 GM Priasmoro Novendra INA 2512 5.5

the main event

the main event

29 GM Kvon Andrey UZB 2527 5.5

30 FM N. Rohan Shan Tze MAS 2248 5.5

31 WIM Bach Ngoc Thuy Duong VIE 2164 5.5

32 Ang Ern Jie Anderson MAS 2041 5.5

33 FM Jeet Jain IND 2167 5.5

38 WIM Nguyen Hong Anh VIE 1933 5.5

39 Meenal Gupta IND 1754 5.5

40 Tobor Mick GER 1923 5.5

41 IM De Guzman Ricardo PHI 2352 5

42 Salvador Louie PHI 2180 5

43 CM Laohawirapap Prin THA 2213 5

8 GM Vaibhav Suri IND 2610 6.5 44 Anadkat Kartavya IND 1995 5

9 FM Arfan Aditya Bagus INA 2341 6.5 45 Kamalsyah Muhammad INA 2161 5

10 GM Short Nigel D ENG 2610 6.5 46 Ho Xinglun Royce SGP 1886 5

11 GM Ly Moulthun AUS 2481 6.5 47 IM Thavandiran Shiyam CAN 2353 5

12 Maulana Muhammad Kahfi INA 2227 6.5 48 Chia Yu Zhe Ashton SGP 1883 5

13 IM Ravi Teja S. IND 2462 6 49 CM Nisban Cyrus SGP 1972 5

14 FM Poh Yu Tian MAS 2340 6 50 Arellano Bryle PHI 2136 5

15 Sek Konstantin FID 2432 6 51 Gourav Nigam IND 1966 5

16 Dau Khuong Duy VIE 2017 6 52 WIM Foudzi Siti Zulaikha MAS 2160 5

17 FM Lim Zhuo Ren MAS 2296 6 53 Miller James ENG 0 5

18 Cahaya Satria Duta INA 1986 6 54 FM Kulpruethanon Thanadon THA 2304 5

19 Ferriol Gerald PHI 2070 6 55 Simpson Michael RSA 2009 5

20 FM Lye Lik Zang MAS 2258 6 56 Tiwari Shivansh IND 1714 5

21 GM Zhao Zong-Yuan AUS 2510 6 57 FM Reilly Tim AUS 2108 5

22 GM Smerdon David C AUS 2508 6 58 IM Chan Peng Kong SGP 2149 5

23 CM Pham Tran Gia Phuc VIE 2036 6 59 Buakird Apichit THA 1996 5

24 Lundberg Bjorn SWE 2241 6 60 Muzzaffar Ahmad MAS 1897 5

25 GM Schebler Gerhard GER 2374 6 61 Sajjapornthep Jarunpol THA 1826 5

26 GM Gustafsson Jan GER 2638 6 62 FM Wiwatanadate Poompong THA 1991 4.5

27 Nodon Jeremi JPN 1820 6 63 CM Owen Michael INA 2043 4.5

64 FM Castellano Christopher PHI 2134 4.5

65 Nguyen Thu Giang AUS 2112 4.5

66 FM Weeks Manuel AUS 2160 4.5

67 WIM Guo Emma AUS 2062 4.5

68 Aggarwal Vansh IND 1883 4.5

69 FM Teerapabpaisit Wisuwat THA 2084 4.5

34 IM Andyka Pitra INA 2216 5.5 70 FM Thompson Ian D ENG 2106 4.5

35 IM Ikeda Junta AUS 2444 5.5 71 Alriyami Faris Rashid THA 1712 4.5

36 IM Setyaki Azarya Jodi INA 2429 5.5 72 Brown Geoffrey M ENG 1856 4.5

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Open Tournament Final Standings (2)

Rank Name Fed Rating Result Rank Name Fed Rating Result

73 WFM Chuemsakul Sarocha THA 1849 4.5 109 Gan Wei En Justin SGP 1197 3.5

74 WCM Kong Zi Yau Bernadette SGP 1449 4.5

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75 Nattavutthisit Kavin THA 1909 4.5

76 Wang Lachlan AUS 1628 4.5

77 Umer S.M IND 1631 4.5

78 Rajesh Vasanthakumar IND 1763 4.5

79 WCM Chua Jia-Tien MAS 1858 4.5

100 Wan Abd Rahim W. M. Azmie MAS 1706 3.5

the main event

the main event

101 Frost Peter AUS 1722 3.5

102 Yu Jonathan CAN 2052 3.5

103 Skou Niels DEN 2110 3.5

104 Teo Hong Ming SGP 2022 3.5

105 Holmes Adam A USA 0 3.5

110 Rolston Daniel Haruma IRL 1408 3.5

111 Fugal Jeremy USA 1732 3.5

112 Attefall Fredrik SWE 1988 3.5

113 Jepsen Thomas Tange DEN 2098 3.5

114 Markovitz Neil AUS 1962 3.5

115 Vijay Chauhan IND 1572 3.5

80 Daksh Jain IND 1435 4.5 116 Verheyden Frederic BEL 1941 3.5

81 Dungca Ryan PHI 2167 4 117 Kimbin Richard Conrod MAS 1617 3.5

82 Langer Christian GER 2081 4 118 Torrato Leandro Miguel PHI 0 3.5

83 Sabri Mohd Saprin MAS 1998 4 119 Lee Alexandre Km ENG 1611 3.5

84 Lim Kian Guan MAS 1390 4 120 Rinquest Ted USA 2090 3.5

85 Langreck John USA 2067 4 121 Laurain Dominique FRA 1909 3

86 Savige Colin B AUS 1708 4 122 Hong Ian KOR 1648 3

87 FM Ko Ko Ohn MYA 2235 4 123 Sanjay Vasu SGP 1425 3

88 Yu Bei Hao SGP 1179 4 124 Noel Nicolas FRA 1499 3

89 Attwood James AUS 1985 4 125 Lim Kian Hwa MAS 1623 3

90 FM Ismail Ahmad MAS 1883 4 126 Ogbe Ozioma NGR 0 3

91 Charoenkwan Pat THA 1633 4 127 Volkov Petr An. FID 1151 3

92 Saksham Singh IND 1655 4 128 Osttveit Martin NOR 2018 2.5

93 Sivara Poompat THA 1921 4 129 Antony Jesumarian Leslie IND 1790 2.5

94 Wongsawan Thoetsak THA 1844 4 130 Asavayutphol Pattarapong THA 1287 2.5

95 Rebecca Jesumarian IND 1685 4 131 Clark Domenic JPN 1706 2.5

96 Xing Zerui AUS 1508 4 132 Jitwichian Pataradit THA 1224 2.5

97 Sha Siyu GER 1925 4 133 Kaewwattha Natrada THA 1314 2.5

98 Tuorila Kai THA 1902 3.5 134 Muller Hans P AUS 1713 2.5

99 Lauron Paul John PHI 1454 3.5 135 Bunkens Rudi BEL 1721 2.5

136 Krishn Charan IND 1327 2

137 Lim Mou Jun James SGP 0 2

138 Rieker Hans-Werner GER 1531 2

139 Larsen Hans Haagen DEN 1589 2

140 Roslan Mohd Faizal MAS 1811 1.5

141 Lhundrup M Dorji BHU 0 1.5

106 Nizzardo Mattia ITA 1784 3.5 142 Arnason Arni Richard ISL 0 1.5

107 Navaratnam Ishaan Quan Tze MAS 1862 3.5 143 Lie Terje NOR 1397 1

108 Leonardo Franklin SGP 1553 3.5 144 FM Bereslavsky Michael FID 2308 0.5

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Grandmaster Ganguly Surya Shekhar – 20 th BCC Open Champion

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Thai Chess

Local chess variant

Dr. Palphol Rodloytuk, President of Thai-Chess

(Mak Rook) Association, brought some valuable

antique thai chess boards and pieces, and made an

introduction to Thai chess available to players and

visitors during the tournament.

Grandmaster Nigel Short, three-time BCC Open

Champion, was particularly enthusiatic.

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Talented Thais

world class

experience

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Focused Juniors

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Frequent Flyers & Elephant Parade

Bangkok Chess Club has been very fortunate to build up a

number of loyal followers, who return to our

tournaments year after year. This year we honoured 15 chess

enthusiasts who have joined us ten or more times, with a

unique gift specially made for us by Elephant Parade, an

organization based in Chiang Mai to assist injured elephants.

The elephant is a symbol of Thailand’s northern captial,

Chiang Mai.

Chess Player Fed Visits

FM Wisuwat Teerapabpaisit THA 20

IO Kai Tuorila FIN 20

FM Tim Reilly AUS 16

Pricha Srivatanakul THA 15

Poompat Sivara THA 14

FM Poompong Wiwatanadate THA 15

GM Nigel Short ENG 12

Terje Lie NOR 12

Gero Kuich SUI 12

Henry Calacday PHI 12

Dominique Laurain FRA 11

GM Jan Gustafsson GER 10

GM Gerhard Schebler GER 10

Atul Kumar IND 10

Lim Kian Hwa MAS 10

We also presented to our regular team members and

benefactors, in recognition of their vital work for the

tournaments: Aung Kyaw Moe, IA Markku Kosonen, IA

Maung Maung Lwin, IA Panupand Vijjuprabha, IA

Patcharawee Brahmawong, NA Peter Darby, IA Peter Long,

and Petri Deryng,

Elephant Parade was set up to help the plight of Thailand’s

elephants after an exploding land mine maimed a baby

elephant. These miniature elephants are hand painted by

local artists, and are each numbered as part of a limited

edition.

During the tournament, Elephant Parade ran workshops at

the Shangri-La, for players and their families to try their hand

at painting their own elephant!

Mosha with her prosthetic leg provided by Elephant Parade

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In the Garden

Thai chess &

Elephant Parade

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20 The th BCC Open Team

hard working

the main event

the main

hard

event

working

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Fine Dining

with PYN

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Paparazzi

Live games on chess24 website (global)

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Top: Bergensjakk website (Norway)

Above: FIDE website (global)

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Chessbase India website


Left: Lichess.com website (global)

Above: Chesssbase website (global)

Below: Myanmar Times newspaper

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Collateral Material

Top: Nameplates for all players

Above: Table Numbers

Right: Scoresheets

Opposite: Certificates

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CERTIFICATE

OF PARTICIPATION

PRESENTED TO

Bryle Arellano

FOR TAKING PART IN THE

20TH BANGKOK CHESS CLUB OPEN CHESS CHAMPIONSHIPS

22–30 OCTOBER 2022

IO KAI TUORILA

TOURNAMENT DIRECTOR

IA MARKKU KOSONEN

CHIEF ARBITER

Financially supported by

FIDE Open Aid Project

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Large format wall charts where players can keep track of

scores during the tournament. Player photos were added.

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“Chess, like love,

like music, has the power

to make men happy.”

~ Siegbert Tarrasch ~

Financially supported by

FIDE Open Aid Project

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“Play the opening like a book,

the middle game like a magician,

and the endgame like a machine.”

~ Rudolf Spielmann ~

Financially supported by

FIDE Open Aid Project

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