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GM John Paul Gomez leading in the 1st HDBank Cup Open 2011

4th to 9th January 2011 in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

The Vietnam Chess Federation is organizing the 1st HDBank Cup Open 2011 from 4th to 9th January 2011 in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Top local players, Le Quang Liem, Nguyen Ngoc Truong Son and Cao Sang are taking participation, in addition to the strong rosters from China and Philippines. The prize fund is US$25,000 with $6,000 dedicated to the winner.

GM John Paul Gomez of Philippines is performing superbly, having defeated the top-seed Le Quang Liem in the fifth round and singled out on the top of the crosstable with perfect score. In the next round he is paired against the second-placed Yu Yangyi of China, who is currently the only to keep the pace with the in-form Pinoy.

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GM John Paul Gomez (photo from ChessHeroes)

Round 5 top results:

GM Gomez John Paul PHI 2527 – GM Le Quang Liem VIE 2664 1 – 0

GM Yu Yangyi CHN 2607 – IM Bitoon Richard PHI 2461 1 – 0

GM Zhou Weiqi CHN 2573 – GM Nguyen Ngoc Truong Son VIE 2628 0 – 1

GM Wen Yang CHN 2509 – GM Zhao Jun CHN 2599 ½ – ½

GM Laylo Darwin PHI 2516 – GM Cao Sang VIE 2558 ½ – ½

Lu Shanglei CHN 2416 – CM Tran Thanh Tu VIE 2286 ½ – ½

GM Salvador Roland PHI 2533 – Lu Yijie CHN 2311 1 – 0

Wang Chen CHN 2426 – GM Dao Thien Hai VIE 2512 1 – 0

IM Goh Wei Ming Kevin – SIN 2404 IM Barbosa Oliver PHI 2461 0 – 1

IM Nguyen Van Huy VIE 2449 – FM Pham Chuong VIE 2376 ½ – ½

IM Yap Kim Steven PHI 2395 – FM Nguyen Duc Hoa VIE 2446 ½ – ½

WGM Nguyen Thi Thanh An VIE 2310 – IM Dimakiling Oliver PHI 2432 0 – 1

Round 5 standings:

1. GM Gomez John Paul PHI 2527 5

2. GM Yu Yangyi CHN 2607 4.5

3. GM Nguyen Ngoc Truong Son VIE 2628 4

4. GM Le Quang Liem VIE 2664 3.5

5. GM Zhao Jun CHN 2599 3.5

6. GM Zhou Weiqi CHN 2573 3.5

7. GM Laylo Darwin PHI 2516 3.5

8. IM Bitoon Richard PHI 2461 3.5

9. GM Wen Yang CHN 2509 3.5

10. Wang Chen CHN 2426 3.5

11. CM Tran Thanh Tu VIE 2286 3.5

12. GM Cao Sang VIE 2558 3.5

13. GM Salvador Roland PHI 2533 3.5

14. IM Dimakiling Oliver PHI 2432 3.5

15. IM Barbosa Oliver PHI 2461 3.5

16. Lu Shanglei CHN 2416 3.5

17. IM Wang Li CHN 2394 3

18. FM Nguyen Duc Hoa VIE 2446 3

. FM Pham Chuong VIE 2376 3

20. IM Nguyen Van Huy VIE 2449 3

21. IM Bao Khoa VIE 2264 3

22. IM Yap Kim Steven PHI 2395 3

23. Lu Yijie CHN 2311 3

24. IM Lou Yiping CHN 2429 3

25. Xiu Deshun CHN 2508 3

26. IM Nguyen Thanh Son VIE 2437 3

27. FM Pascua Haridas PHI 2358 3

28. IM Fernandez Daniel Howard SIN 2351 3

29. IM Goh Wei Ming Kevin SIN 2404 2.5

30. Tran Quoc Dung VIE 2310 2.5

31. Panopio Jr Rodolfo PHI 2179 2.5

32. Vo Thanh Ninh VIE 2335 2.5

33. GM Dao Thien Hai VIE 2512 2.5

34. IM Tu Hoang Thai VIE 2379 2.5

35. WIM Pham Le Thao Nguyen VIE 2343 2.5

36. WGM Nguyen Thi Thanh An VIE 2310 2.5

37. FM Pitirotjirathon Jirapak THA 2310 2.5

38. GM Tu Hoang Thong VIE 2452 2.5

39. IM Vasilyev Mikhail UKR 2300 2.5

40. Wang Jue CHN 2252 2.5

41. WIM Nguyen Thi Mai Hung VIE 2266 2

42. Merben Roque PHI 2291 2

43. Tong Thai Hung VIE 2084 2

44. Tan Weiliang SIN 2246 2

45. IM Ton That Nhu Tung VIE 2232 2

46. Li Hanbin CHN 2321 2

47. GM Nguyen Anh Dung VIE 2508 2

48. Kongsee Uaychai THA 2264 2

49. Pham Thi Ngoc Tu VIE 2083 2

50. WGM Sukandar Irine Kharisma INA 2382 2

51. Shao Shuai CHN 2222 2

52. WFM Ton Nu Hong An VIE 2006 1.5

53. Phan Dinh Nhat Khanh VIE 1985 1.5

54. Nguyen Minh Tuan VIE 2106 1.5

55. Shen Siyuan CHN 2374 1.5

56. CM Le Thanh Tai VIE 1825 1.5

57. Xu Huahua CHN 2104 1.5

58. Senador Emmanuel PHI 2408 1.5

59. Nguyen Thanh Nghia VIE 2207 1.5

60. Vu Van Anh VIE 0 1

61. Nguyen Duc Viet VIE 2075 1

62. Nguyen Sy Hung VIE 2037 1

63. WIM Nguyen Quynh Anh VIE 2177 1

64. Wolfaardt Francois RSA 1776 1

65. Iskandar Danial Adam MAS 0 1

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