Vietnam’s female chess player leads in Asian champsWednesday, May 17,2017
AsemconnectVietnam - Vietnamese masters occupy top three positions after four round matches at the Asian Continental Chess Championships’ Women’s Category in China on May 15.
International Master (IM) Pham Le Thao Nguyen grabbed her fourth win in a row to stand No 1.
Nguyen, No 7 seed, defeated No 1 seed Lei Tingjie of China. She will meet with her teammate Vo Thi Kim Phung in the next round.
Women’s IM Phung beat IM Munguntuul Batkhuyag of Mongolia to have 3.5 points and place second in the ranking.
Women’s Grandmaster Nguyen Thi Mai Hung won over country-fellow WGM Nguyen Thị Thanh An. She has three points and is at third.
Hung is set to play Lei on May 16.
On the men’s side, Vietnamese players were not as successful.
No 10 seed Nguyen Ngoc Truong Son has 2.5 points and is down to No 23 after the fourth match.
His four teammates including Asian U20 champion Tran Tuan Minh are out of top 30.
Finswimmers top podiums, set record at Asian champs
Urgent protection needed for Hanoi’s archaeological site
Vietnamese singers to sing in youth show
Child stars to thrill capital audience
Can Tho to host U21 int’l football tourney
Old citadel to be recognised as National Special Relic
Vietnam owns 12 UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage elements
Book festival to return to HCM City in March next year
Vietnamese swimmer continue to shine at World Para Championships
Culture of Vietnamese ethnic groups honoured
Bai Choi singing wins UNESCO recognition
More silver for Vietnamese lifter at World Para Championship
Exhibition showcases old documents on French culture in Hanoi
Hanoi writers, poem lovers meet Korean poet Ko Un