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11th BCC Thailand Open 2011 (7)

Gustafsson beats Short to share lead with Vallejo on 6/7 in Thailand

Nigel Short lost to Jan Gustafsson in Round 7.

Nigel Short lost to Jan Gustafsson in Round 7. | http://bangkokchess.com

Francisco Vallejo Pons and Jan Gustafsson meet in Round 8 of the 11th BCC Thailand Open as they share the lead on 6/7 with two rounds to go. Gustafsson's defeated leader Nigel Short in round 7 obtaining a nice attack on the kingside whilst Short's queenside counter-play proved inadequate. Vallejo himself won against Chinese International Master Yang Kaiqi. Below is the official press release, standings and leading games from Round 7.

Gustafsson Downs Leader in Thai Open Chess

German Grandmaster Jan Gustafsson threw the 2011 Thai Chess Open in Pattaya wide open by defeating tournament leader Nigel Short of England in the seventh round.

With two rounds of Thailand's richest tournament to play, Gustafsson, seeded third, now shares the lead with top seed Paco Vallejo and the two will meet in a much-awaited penultimate round encounter on Saturday.

Gustafsson was pleased with his win over the former world title challenger but was unsure of the turning point in the game; "I think he didn't have time for his [slow plan from moves 17-20]. His piece sacrifice at the end [isn't great] but I already have strong threats."

Vallejo joined Gustafsson at the top of the standings with a tough win over Chinese International Master Yang Kaiqi, with Short and 4 other players half a point off the pace.

However 2010 Thai Open Champion Sune Berg Hansen is not among them and has no chance of retining his titled after the Danish Grandmaster was forced to lower his colours to unfancied Dutchman Pieter Hopman.

Thailand's top player Wisuwat Teerapabpaisit moved into prizemoney contention with an upset win over Russian International Master Alexey Romanov. Teerapabpaisit is now only a point behind the two leaders. 15-year-old Warot Kananub also continued to impress and retains chances for his first International Master result.

The Thai Open, with a prize fund of 500,000 Baht, is being played at the luxury Dusit Thani Resort and continues until Sunday, with round 8 beginning at 2pm local time on Saturday. Games may be followed live via http://bangkokchess.com/ with results on http://www.chess-results.com/fed.aspx?lan=1&fed=THA.

Thai Open Press Office April 15

Open Pattaya THA Mon 11th Apr 2011 - Sun 17th Apr 2011
Leading Round 7 (of 9) Standings:
RkNameTiFEDRtgPtsTB1TB2TB3
1Vallejo Pons FranciscoGMESP27076.033.0024.0
2Gustafsson JanGMGER26476.032.0023.0
3Short Nigel DGMENG26765.534.0024.5
4Kunte AbhijitGMIND25265.532.5023.5
5Sriram JhaGMIND24425.530.5022.0
6Stokke KjetilFMNOR24075.529.5021.0
7Hopman PieterNED23655.528.0019.5
8Zaw Win LayGMMYA23825.031.5023.5
9Mariano Nelson IIIPHI21975.031.0023.5
10Morris JamesIMAUS22275.030.5023.0
11Schebler GerhardGMGER24605.030.0021.5
12Murshed NiazGMBAN24555.030.0021.5
13Illner AchimFMGER23535.030.0021.5
14Sklyarov Dmitry V.FMRUS24155.029.5021.5
15L'Ami AlinaWGMROU22975.029.5021.5
16Saptarshi RoyIMIND23955.028.5020.5
17Voigt MartinFMGER23255.028.0021.0
18Willemze ThomasIMNED23905.028.0019.5
19Yang KaiqiIMCHN23995.028.0019.0
20Myo NaingIMMYA23175.027.0019.5
21Neubronner JarredSIN22625.026.5020.0
22Teerapabpaisit WisuwatFMTHA23105.026.5019.5
23Sauravh KhherdekarFMIND23255.026.0017.5
24Sanjay N.IND23355.025.5017.5
25Kojima ShinyaFMJPN23294.531.5022.5
Swathi GhateWGMIND23074.531.5022.5
27Illingworth MaxFMAUS23454.531.5022.5
28Hansen Sune BergGMDEN26034.530.0022.0
29Pitirojirathon JirapakFMTHA22784.529.5022.0
30Tuomala TimoFIN22314.528.5022.0
31Bakre TejasGMIND25304.528.0020.0
32Reilly TimFMAUS22714.527.5018.5
33Palit SomakIMIND23784.526.5018.5
34West GuyIMAUS23604.526.0018.5
35Saeheng BoonsuebFMTHA22534.521.5015.0
36Kananub WarotTHA19894.031.5022.5
37Aung AungIMMYA23244.031.0022.5
38Singh Gurpreet PalIND04.030.5022.0
39Lahiri AtanuIMIND23504.030.5021.0
40Eng Andre JeromeSIN21504.029.5021.5
41Hou QiangCHN04.029.0021.0
42Prince BajajIND21854.029.0021.0
43Mohota NishaIMIND23244.028.5021.5
44Attwood JamesAUS20194.028.5020.5
45Abdumalik ZhansayaWFMKAZ19414.028.0020.0
46Arvind ShastryIND22974.028.0019.5
47Limono HandjojoINA18694.027.5020.0
48Berezovics AlexanderFMRUS22064.027.5020.0
49Lee Kah Meng ElginMAS19044.027.0019.0
50Contin DanielIMITA23164.026.5019.0
51Vospernik AndrejSLO22054.026.5019.0
52Romanov AlexeiIMRUS24014.026.5018.5
53Shetty RahulIMIND22794.026.5018.0
54Mohammad Nubairshah ShaikhIND21994.026.0018.5
55Tuorila KaiFIN21254.025.5019.0
56Lee T H BryanHKG19644.025.0019.0
57Michalet GuyFRA21834.025.0017.5
58Nath RupankarIND21254.024.5017.5
59Rinquest TedUSA21384.023.5017.0
60Topi-Hulmi TeemuFMFIN22854.023.0017.0
61Drummond MatthewAUS22404.020.5015.5
62Filippov AlexanderRUS22644.020.0015.0
63Wismeijer JeroenNED20833.527.5019.0
64Norris Damian CFIJ20723.526.0017.5
65Nohr FinnDEN21023.525.5018.0
66Takahashi ReijiJPN20993.525.5018.0
67Doostkam P.IRI21943.525.5017.5
68Sivara PoompatTHA19723.525.0019.0
69Chong Chor YuenHKG20513.525.0018.0
70Lim Hoon ChengFMSIN22093.525.0017.5
71Brunner KarlSUI20633.525.0017.5
72Karma PandyaIND21333.524.5017.5
73Erlandsen CarstenDEN20833.524.5016.5
74Kulpruthanon ThanadonTHA19333.524.0017.5
75Sollid SteinNOR20163.524.0017.0
76Frederiksen ErikDEN19963.523.5016.5
77Hirt MarkusSUI20563.523.5016.5
78Savolainen Lev P.FMRUS21763.522.5016.5
79Sorensen TorbenIMMLT24033.522.0015.0
80Andersson ChristinWIMSWE21633.521.5015.0
81Hoffman RonNED21103.521.5014.5
82Png Ren ChiMAS19603.027.0020.5
83Osmolny Vladimir I.FMRUS22003.025.5018.0
84Ilmoni TommyFIN21213.025.0018.5
85Nihal ManjunathIND20163.025.0017.5
86Akharaboollasez AkharinTHA19113.025.0017.0
87Watharow SeanAUS19643.025.0017.0
88Steinbrecht RalfGER22223.024.5017.0
89Wee Chu En KelvinSIN20373.024.0016.5
90Dotsenko ViacheslavRUS20693.023.5017.0
91Wiwatanadate PoompongTHA19943.023.5016.5
92Laurain DominiqueFRA20323.023.5016.0
93Tuamsang SawapopTHA19673.023.0017.5
94Dale AriAUS19023.023.0016.0
95Wee Chun Jie EugeneSIN20153.023.0015.5
96Svendsen PeterDEN19743.022.5016.5
97Thebault BernardFRA21083.022.0016.5
98Haveland BjornNOR19523.021.0015.5
99Savant RiyaIND16813.021.0014.5
100Santoshkashyap HGIND20033.021.0014.5
101Messam-Sparks LateefahENG19093.020.5015.0
102Eriksson JonFIN22013.020.0014.0
103Wattanarat PasawonTHA17813.019.5013.5
104Ruston Mark RENG21103.019.5013.5
105Shinoda TaroJPN18613.019.0014.0
106Campi WiIlliamUSA18243.016.5012.0
107Arpijuntarangkoon JaradpongTHA19772.525.0017.5
108Yutithamnon SurapoleTHA19832.524.0016.0
109Wiesebach WolfgangGER19142.522.5016.5
110Jayaram R.IND20702.522.5016.0
111Lee ShaneIRL18342.522.0016.5
112Winkler StefanGER18712.521.5016.5
113Koivumaki MarkoFIN18362.520.5015.0
114Lee Say Siong JohnSIN18012.520.0014.5
115Tachaplalert SuvichTHA17922.520.0014.0
116Pashkov Vladimir M.RUS02.519.5014.5
117Thanarotrung RatchaphonTHA18532.518.0013.5
118Atthaworadej WoradejTHA16382.517.5012.5
119Lee Kah Howe WilliamMAS17872.516.5011.5
120Klausen TorbjornNOR16012.516.5011.5
121Tominski NorbertGER19662.026.0018.0
122Bianchetti RaoulITA19002.024.0018.0
123Low Zhen Yu CyrusSIN14612.023.5016.5
124Srivatanakul PrichaTHA17692.019.5014.5
125Karasmaki SeppoFIN18662.019.5013.5
126Tan Tze Lin TommySIN17042.019.0014.5
127Abramowski JoergGER02.019.0013.0
128Frost PeterAUS19552.018.0012.0
129Sriphutkiat YannapolTHA18482.017.5012.5
130Ng JimmySIN21082.017.5012.5
131Leong Gee YUSA19222.013.508.5
132Nakvanich SahapolTHA18841.523.0017.5
133Czarnach AntonGER15721.521.5016.0
134Darby PeterENG19601.520.0013.5
135Au Hubert DavidHKG18911.519.5012.5
136Lie TerjeNOR16321.516.5012.0
137Tan FischerSIN15351.018.0013.0
138Kuenitz KlausGER17341.017.5013.0
139Chen Pei XianMAS14441.016.0011.5
140Brunet PatrickFRA00.519.0013.5
141Chutubtim PrayudhTHA19560.014.5010.5
141 players

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