Le Quang Liem wins 3rd HDBank Cup 2013; Paragua 4th

by:  joeyj   :   24 March 2013
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The 3rd HDBank Cup International Open Chess Tournament  that was held on 19-24 March 2013 in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam was won by the #1 seed Hyper GM Le Quang Liem (VIE)2709 when his final round (R9) game against the #2 seed Hyper GM Berkes Ferenc (HUN)2702 was drawn after the 31st move.

Le Quang Liem, who only needs a draw in the last round to claim the title, scored 7.5/9 (6Wins-3Draws-NoLoss) with a Rating-performance(Rp) of 2779 and a +7.8 in FIDE rating points.  This bring his Standard ‘Live Rating’ to 2716.8 or 2717 FIDE rating come April 2013 publication.  This will equal his Standard ‘Peak Rating’ of 2717 which he previously registered in September 2011.  Le, took home the top prize of 10,000 USD and the Champion’s trophy.

L-R:  GM Zhou Jianchao (3rd place), GM Le Quang Liem (1st place) & GM Lu Shanglei (2nd place)

The 17-year-old and #11 seed GM Lu Shanglei (CHN)2552, who was with the 7-man group of 6-pointers after the penultimate round(R8) was the sole winner in R9 among the seven and finished at 2nd place scoring 7.0/9 (5Wins-4Draws-NoLoss) and took home the 1st runner-up trophy plus the 5,000 USD.  Lu, ousted GM Barbosa Oliver (PHI)2556 who was also gunning for 2nd place finish.  Barbosa resigned after Lu’s 37th move and was relegated to 11th place overall scoring 6.0/9.

GM Zhou Jianchao (3rd place) & Yu Ruiyuan (7th place)

Finishing 3rd to 10th place is an 8-man group of 6.5/9 pointers. The #5 seed GM Zhou Jianchao (CHN)2595 with the highest  Buchholz tiebreak points finished 3rd place overall plus the 2nd runner-up trophy.

 

Philippines Top Finishers

GM Paragua Mark (4th place)


The top finisher for the Philippines was the #13 seed GM Paragua Mark (PHI)2539 who finished 4th place overall scoring 6.5/9 (5Wins-3Draws-1Loss).  He absorbed his lone loss to the eventual tournament’s champion Le Quang Liem in R6.  Paragua’s Rp was 2647 and had gained a +13.5 FIDE rating points.

GM Gomez JP (10th place)

The #16 seed GM Gomez John Paul (PHI)2510 who also scored 6.5/9(5Wins-3Draws-1Loss) came in at 10th place overall.

The rest of the Philippines participants and their respective ‘Rank’ & ‘Scores’:

GM Barbosa (11th place), IM Dimakiling (15th place), GM Laylo (25th place) & GM Antonio (28th place)

Rnk

Name

Rtg

Pts

11

GM Barbosa Oliver

2556

6.0

15

IM Dimakiling Oliver

2383

6.0

25

GM Laylo Darwin

2496

5.5

28

GM Antonio Rogelio Jr

2544

5.5

35

FM Bersamina Paulo

2266

5.0

37

FM Pascua Haridas

2418

5.0

38

GM Bitoon Richard

2402

5.0

68

Manaog Stewart

2088

4.0

89

Villanueva Nelson

2299

3.0

91

Bitoon Jimson

2229

3.0

FM Bersamina (35th place), FM Pascua (37th place) & GM Bitoon (38th place)

 

The event, a Swiss System of 9 rounds ‘Standard Chess’, was participated by 105 players from 13 Federations/Countries.   There were 71 titled players [20-GM, 19-IM, 4-WGM, 9-WIM, 13-FM, 3-FM & 3-CM).

The Top 35 Final Standing:

The 6.5/9 Pointers (4th to 10th place)

The 6.0/9 Pointers (11th to 15th place)

Sources:

http://chess-results.com/tnr95133.aspx?art=1&rd=9&lan=1&fed=PHI&flag=30&wi=821
http://vietnamchess.vn/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=669&Itemid=441&lang=en

 

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