HDBank International Chess Tournament 2019 - round 5: The competition is full of excitement!!

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All players started to speed up in the 5th round of the HDBank International Chess Tournament this morning at the Rex Hotel (HCMC) but the competition was still unpredictable, promising to be attractive in 4 remaining games again.

The 2 leading players after round 4 are Eduardo (Venezuela, elo 2.639) and Stanislav (Ukraine, elo 2.536) share a point together at round 5. Meanwhile, 3 pairs of players with 3.5 points, only the No. 1 seed Wang Hao (China, elo 2.713) has a win. This victory helped Wang Hao rise to the top with Eduardo, Stanislav.

Up to 9 chasers with only 0.5 points behind the leading group. The group has notable faces such as No. 2 seed Cheparinov Ivan (Georgia, elo 2.683), No. 3 seed Demchenko Anton (Russia, elo 2,678), No. 4 seed Mareco Sandro (Argentina, elo 2,666), Indian chess prodigy Gukesh ...

Notably in this group there are 2 hopes of the host are Nguyen Ngoc Truong Son and Tran Tuan Minh. By suitable strategy, Truong Son (elo 2.647) won over Laylo Darwin (Philippines, elo 2,430). Tran Tuan Minh (elo 2,556) also had an impressive victory over Nitin (India, elo 2,408).

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Up to 20 players have 3.5 points, which is 1 point behind the leading group, so the chances is still wide opened. In this group, Vietnamese representatives include Cao Sang, Nguyen Anh Dung, Pham Chuong, Le Quang Long. This is also the group with female players Irina (Romania) leading the women's race.

Round 6th that take place on the afternoon of March 10, there are notable matches like Wang Hao meet Eduardo, Stanislav meet Cheparinov Ivan, Gukesh meet Sandro, Truong Son and Tuan Minh...