On the eve of the 8th season in Hanoi, the specialists have pointed out the special marks that HDBank Chess Championship, created by Vietnam Chess throughout the journey.
One of the first significant contributions was the quality of the player. While the first two Nobel prizes are not available in the International Super-Class, the next five seasons will see the elite of 2,700 and above. There are many strong players to help the prestige of the tournament in the world’s flag raising, so more and more players across the continent know and register to compete.
With the flag in particular and sports in Vietnam in general, the prize also made great contributions. Thanks to this tournament, Vietnam’s number one player Le Quang Liem has accumulated more Elo with three championships, contributing to his rise to the highest level and currently ranked 22nd in the world with Elo 2.736.
Many Vietnamese players as well as international through the award that met the general, international general. Young players such as Nguyen Anh Khoi, Le Minh Hoang, Tran Tuan Minh, Tran Minh Thang thanks to the forged in the tournament that occupied the high position in the international youth in the past years. Thanks to this launcher, Vietnamese chess players will be able to show talented players such as Le Quang Liem, Nguyen Ngoc Truong Son, Nguyen Anh Khoi, Tran Tuan Minh, Pham Le Thao Nguyen, Nguyen Thi Mai Hung, Vo Thi Kim Phung …
The tournament also helped Vietnamese chessmen train international class criminals such as Pham Huong Giang, Truong Duc Chien and Hoang Thien. This place also marked the technical progress in the technical stage. For example, in the first season, the organizers can only be online at a chess board and must be handcrafted, so far it has been possible to score 20 at the same time. Thanks to that the famous chess in the international chess like ChessBase, Chessbomb … and online links to the tournament, contributing to promote the league out to the world. The matches are also available through the Follow Chess application, which allows users to watch live matches anywhere in the world.
Prestige, the quality of the contribution contributes to increase the position of the Vietnamese chess in the eyes of international friends. This year, special attention was also paid to the participation of the chairman of the World Chess Federation Kirsan Ilyumzhinov. Kirsan will be in Vietnam for the opening ceremony of the 2018 season.
Following the success of those special stamps, after seven years of hosting in HCMC, the 8th – 2018 season will be held in the capital Hanoi from March 10 to March 15, with the number of athletes spike, an attractive prize structure with a total prize money of $ 55,000 (an increase of $ 10,000 over last year).
This year’s tournament attracts 270 players from 21 countries and territories, including two international Super Classes: Le Quang Liem (Elo 2.736) and Wang Hao (China, Elo 2.713). Competing with them is the elo group as close as Sethuraman (India, Elo 2.649), Mareco Sandro (Argentina, Elo 2.635), Gordievsky Dmitry (Russia, Elo 2.630), Nguyen Ngoc Truong Son (Elo 2.630), Aravindh Chithambaram (India, Elo 2.617), Wen Yang (China, Elo 2,608).
In addition to the Masters table for top players, the tournament also has Challengers table to help low or no Elo players to attend, this table attracts 135 athletes registered. Female players will compete against male players in the standard mode, with nine ranked games but will be charged separately. The Masters champion’s prize is $ 15,000, women’s champion $ 5,000.