VN finish second at Asian Youth Chess Championship

VietNamNet Bridge – Vietnam grabbed three more golds at the Asian Youth Chess Championships’ standard events. The tournament concluded in Thailand on Monday.

Bach Ngoc Thuy Duong pocketed her second title after winning in the girls’ U16 category.

Women’s FIDE Master Duong ranked fifth before the final round match, with 0.5 points less than her rivals.

In the ninth game, while Duong successfully defeated Master Nomindalai Tumurbaatar of India, four players who ranked above her just drew or lost.

Duong then jumped to top the category with 6.5 points and clinched the gold due to better parameter.

Her first gold was in the blitz chess event on Sunday.

The second gold for Vietnam went to Nguyen Ha Khanh Linh in the girls’ U10 category.

Linh was No 36 seed, but her peak performance pushed her to the podium, with 7.5 points after nine rounds.

The third gold was won by Minh Phuong in the girls’ U8 category. She also scored 7.5 points.

Her teammate Dang Le Xuan Hien was expected to win as she led the ranking after eight rounds. But she fell to the third position after losing the previous match.

Vietnamese Masters also claimed two silver and one bronze medals in other events.

Overall, Vietnam won seven golds, ranking second behind India, who had 14. 

China was third with five golds.

Source: VNS

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