–Chess is a surprisingly popular game among bettors–particularly in Europe and Asia.
–This is the 9th Hainan Danzhou GrandMaster Chess Tournament
–19 year old Wei Yi is the defending champion.
There’s almost a ridiculous abundance of chess competition going on around the world this Summer and this time we’ll head to Asia for another tournament. The 9th Hainan Danzhou GrandMaster Chess Tournament will begin on July 26 and run through August 4. The tournament will be held at the China Chess Association’s Training Base in Danzhou, a western city in China’s Hainan province. The prize pool is $60,000 (USD) with the winner claiming 140,000 CNY or approximately $20,869 USD. The tournament is the centerpiece of a variety of activities intended to promote chess in the Hainan provence including the national youth tournament and a chess themed summer camp.
The tournament will have a strong international flavor with only three Chinese nationals among the eight competitors. Yu Yangyi, Wei Yi and Bu Xiangzhi will represent the host country with Russia’s Vladimir Fedoseev, Vietnam’s Quang Liem Le, Poland’s Jan-Krzysztof Duda , India’s Gujrathi Vidit Santosh and Samuel Shankland of the United States comprising the rest of the field.
Here’s the odds to win and to finish top two in the 9th Hainan Danzhou GrandMaster Chess Tournament:
2018 HAINAN DANZHOU GRANDMASTER CHESS TOURNAMENT BETTING ODDS
TO WIN 2018 HAINAN DANZHOU GRANDMASTER CHESS TOURNAMENT
Vladimir Fedoseev: +350
Gujrathi Vidit Santosh: +375
Wei Yi: +375
Yu Yangyi: +600
Samuel Shankland: +600
Jan-Krzysztof Duda: +750
Quang Liem Le: +750
Bu Xiangzhi: +950
TO FINISH TOP TWO 2018 HAINAN DANZHOU GRANDMASTER CHESS TOURNAMENT
Vladimir Fedoseev: +150
Gujrathi Vidit Santosh: +250
Wei Yi: +250
Yu Yangyi: +350
Samuel Shankland: +350
Jan-Krzysztof Duda: +450
Quang Liem Le: +450
Bu Xiangzhi: +600