Thailand Open: Top seeds begin to fall
Top Seeds Tumble In Second Round of Thai Open
A remarkable morning round of the 15th Thai Open in Pattaya saw top seeds falling to young players, with two Grandmasters among the high profile casualties. A 20th Grandmaster was added to the record-breaking tournament at the Dusit Thani Resort but almost immediately the chess elite were challenged.
First Grandmaster to fall was Filipino John-Paul Gomez (2520) who was demolished by Australian teenager Jack Puccini (2265) in only 19 moves.