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Strong field at 8th HD Bank Chess Cup

8th HDBANK Cup International Open Chess Tournament will be held from 9th to 16th March 2018 in HaNoi, VietNam

The 8th HD BANK Cup International Open Chess Tournament will be held from 9th to 16th March 2018 in HaNoi, VietNam. The venue will be Army Hotel. The tournament will be divided in 2 sections. Master Category: for players rated above 2100 and women rated above 2000. Challenger Category: for players rated below 2100 or unrated.

The top seeded players so far are GM Liem Quang Le, GM Hao Wang, GM Eduardo Iturrizaga, GM P.S.Sethuaraman, Sandro Mareco etc…

Live game with analysis will be provided daily with the best chess software competing in the Top Chess Engine Championship – Komodo, Houdini, and Stockfish

Starting list (top 40)

No. Name ФЕД Rtg
1 GM Le Quang Liem VIE 2737
2 GM Wang Hao CHN 2711
3 GM Iturrizaga Bonelli Eduardo VEN 2650
4 GM Sethuraman S.P. IND 2646
5 GM Mareco Sandro ARG 2632
6 GM Nguyen Ngoc Truong Son VIE 2630
7 GM Gordievsky Dmitry RUS 2622
8 GM Wen Yang CHN 2608
9 GM Aravindh Chithambaram Vr. IND 2607
10 GM Bernadskiy Vitaliy UKR 2601
11 GM Zhao Jun CHN 2599
12 GM Rozum Ivan RUS 2595
13 GM Karthikeyan Murali IND 2580
14 GM Bogdanovich Stanislav UKR 2560
15 GM Pichot Alan ARG 2552
16 GM Sivuk Vitaly UKR 2550
17 GM Krysa Leandro ARG 2548
18 GM Vishnu Prasanna. V IND 2526
19 IM Karthikeyan P. IND 2497
20 GM Santiago Yago De Moura BRA 2496
21 IM Pena Gomez Manuel ESP 2491
22 GM Dao Thien Hai VIE 2474
23 IM Saduakassova Dinara KAZ 2470
24 GM Czebe Attila HUN 2458
25 IM Nguyen Anh Khoi VIE 2442
26 GM Laxman R.R. IND 2434
27 IM Pascua Haridas PHI 2431
28 IM Raja Harshit IND 2427
29 IM Diu Viacheslav RUS 2426
30 WGM Vo Thi Kim Phung VIE 2425
31 IM Llaneza Vega Marcos ESP 2421
32 FM Zhu Yi CHN 2420
33 GM Tu Hoang Thong VIE 2414
34 WGM Hoang Thi Bao Tram VIE 2410
35 GM Bui Vinh VIE 2408
36 GM Vogt Lothar GER 2402
37 IM Raghunandan Kaumandur Srihari IND 2402
38 FM Sai Agni Jeevitesh J IND 2396
39 IM Pham Chuong VIE 2393
40 IM Karavade Eesha IND 2386

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