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11th Thailand Open 2011

Jan Gustafsson in action
The 2011 Thailand open in Pattaya finished with the three favourites tied in the lead. Jan Gustafsson (in the photo), Nigel Short, Francisco Vallejo finished on 7.5/9 with the German getting the nod on tie-break.

  • Thirty nationalities were present amongst the 141 players.

 

  • Although Gustafson was declared champion, the main three prizes totaling 220,000 Baht (= €5000 or US $7300) was shared equally amongst the top three. 
  • Here were the standings at the top of the table.
Rk. Title Name FED Rtg
Pts.
TB1 
TB2 
TB3 
1 GM Gustafsson Jan GER 2647
7.5
55.0
45.00
6
2 GM Short Nigel D ENG 2676
7.5
54.0
42.75
7
3 GM Vallejo Francisco ESP 2707
7.5
53.5
43.00
6
4 FM Voigt Martin GER 2325
7.0
47.5
35.25
5
5 IM Yang Kaiqi CHN 2399
7.0
47.5
34.50
7
6 GM Sriram Jha IND 2442
6.5
52.5
35.50
5
7 GM Hansen Sune Berg DEN 2603
6.5
49.0
34.25
5
8 FM Illingworth Max AUS 2345
6.5
48.5
33.00
5
9 IM Saptarshi Roy IND 2395
6.5
46.0
31.25
6
10 IM Palit Somak IND 2378
6.5
43.0
30.50
6
11 GM Murshed Niaz BAN 2455
6.0
53.5
33.75
4
12 GM Kunte Abhijit IND 2526
6.0
53.5
33.25
4
13   Mariano Nelson III PHI 2197
6.0
52.5
34.25
5
14 GM Zaw Win Lay MYA 2382
6.0
50.5
31.50
4
15 FM Stokke Kjetil NOR 2407
6.0
50.0
31.50
5
  • The event featured the faster-Classical time limit of 90 minutes, for each player with a 30 seconds increment from move one.  

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