Hoang Thanh Trang

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Hoang Thanh Trang
Hoàng Thanh Trang 2013.jpg
Hoang Thanh Trang (2013)
Full nameHoàng Thanh Trang
CountryVietnam
Hungary
Born (1980-04-25) 25 April 1980 (age 38)
Hanoi, Vietnam
TitleGrandmaster
Woman Grandmaster
FIDE rating2452 (December 2018)
Peak rating2511 (November 2013)

Hoàng Thanh Trang (born 25 April 1980)[1] is a Vietnamese-born Hungarian chess grandmaster. She was Asian women's champion in 2000 and European women's champion in 2013. Hoang competed in the Women's World Chess Championship in 2000, 2001, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2015 and 2017.

Early life and career[edit]

Hoàng Thanh Trang was born in Hanoi, Vietnam, Hoang moved with her family to Budapest when she was ten years old.[2] She was taught how to play chess at four and half years old by her father, who is her coach.[3]

Hoang played in the 1995 Women's Interzonal Tournament in Chişinău. She won the World Girls U-20 Championship in 1998. In 2000, she won Asian Women's Championship in Udaipur.[4] Hoang won the gold medal as the best player on board 1 at the 2005 European Club Cup for Women in Saint-Vincent, Italy, with a score of 80.0%.[2] The following year she transferred national federations from Vietnam to Hungary.[5]

In 2011, she won the European Women's Rapid Championship (Maia Chiburdanidze's Cup) in Kutaisi.[6][7] In 2013 Hoang won the European Women's Championship, winning 7 games and drawing 4, ending up with a score of 9 out of 11 games.[8]

Personal life[edit]

Hoang Thanh Trang bears dual citizenship of Vietnam and Hungary.[9] She graduated in Economics[3] from the Gábor Dénes College.[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ GM title application FIDE
  2. ^ a b "Records and beauties – Saint-Vincent wrap-up". ChessBase. 30 September 2005. Retrieved 9 October 2015.
  3. ^ a b "GM Hoang Thanh Trang – Chasing her dream". Chessdom. 15 October 2012. Retrieved 9 October 2015.
  4. ^ "Xu-Jun lifts crown". The Tribune (Chandigarh). 21 January 2000. Retrieved 11 January 2012.
  5. ^ Player transfers in 2006 FIDE
  6. ^ "VIKTORIJA CMILYTE BECAME THE NEW EUROPEAN CHESS CHAMPION IN TBILISI". European Chess Union. Retrieved 9 January 2016.
  7. ^ European Women Rapid Championship: final ranking after 11 rounds. chess-results.com.
  8. ^ "Hoang Thanh Trang is European Women's Chess Champion". Chessdom. 3 August 2013. Retrieved 9 October 2015.
  9. ^ "Trang comes first at European Chess Champs". vietnambreakingnews.com. Retrieved 1 July 2014.
  10. ^ "Nữ kỳ thủ Hung-Việt vô địch cờ vua Châu Âu". RFI (in Vietnamese). 2013-08-04. Retrieved 2017-10-31.

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