Y replaces Phung in U-20 standings
Hoang Thi Nhu Y took first place from Vo Thi Kim Phung in the Under-20 group standings at the 13th ASEAN+ Age Group Chess Championships in Hue City.
In the eighth round on Thursday, Y defeated Docena Jedara from the Philippines while Phung lost to Phan Nguyen Mai Chi.
In the next round, Y will compete against Le Hoang Tran Chau while Phung meets San Diego Marie Antoinette from the Philippines.
Except for the U14 group, Vietnamese chess players temporarily topped other groups including the U8, U10, U12 and U16.-VNS