Tuesday, 2 January 2018

♣ King Salman World Rapid and Blitz Chess Championships 2017

The King Salman World Rapid and Blitz Chess Championships was held in Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia from December 25 to 30.

The tournament took place at the Apex Convention Centre where some of our Southeast Asian chess players from Indonesia and Vietnam participated.
The competition ended with Magnus Carlsen of Norway winning the Open Blitz event while Anand Viswanathan of India took the title of the Open Rapid event.

In the women's division, Nana Dzagnidze of Georgia victoriously took the title of Blitz event while China's Ju Wenjun won the women's rapid event.
Below are the final ranking of our Southeast Asian woodpushers at this tournament.

Open Blitz
  • 16th - Le Quang Liem (Vietnam)
  • 70th - Nguyen Ngoc Truong Son (Vietnam)

Women's Blitz
  • 26th - Pham Le Thao Nguyen (Vietnam)
  • 38th - Vo Thi Kim Phung (Vietnam)
  • 52nd - Sukandar Irine Kharisma (Indonesia)
  • 55th - Hoang Thi Bao Tram (Vietnam)
  • 80th - Nguyen Thi Mai Hung (Vietnam)

Women's Rapid
  • 5th - Pham Le Thao Nguyen (Vietnam)
  • 46th - Hoang Thi Bao Tram (Vietnam)
  • 58th - Vo Thi Kim Phung (Vietnam)
  • 81st - Sukandar Irine Kharisma (Indonesia)
  • 83rd - Nguyen Thi Mai Hung (Vietnam)

Open Rapid
  • 30th - Le Quang Liem (Vietnam)
  • 43rd - Nguyen Ngoc Truong Son (Vietnam)