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Son mates at national blitz chess tourney

Update: July, 11/2012 - 10:06

Nguyen Ngoc Truong Son won the men's blitz event at the 17th National Rapid and Blitz Chess Championships in HCM City recently.

He took eight points after nine rounds.

Nguyen Anh Dung of Quang Ninh and Oliver Barbosa of Military were second and third respectively.

It was Son's third gold medal after receiving two golds in the men's singles and team's rapid event earlier. He failed to get the fourth when his team, Kien Giang, finished third of four in the men's team blitz event. HCM City led the rankings and Military took second place.

In the women's section, Luong Phuong Hanh of Ha Noi won the blitz event, followed by Vo Thi Kim Phung of Thua Thien-Hue and Hoang Thi Bao Tram of Ha Noi.

In the team's blitz competition, Thua Thien Hue topped the rankings, followed by Ha Noi and Bac Giang.

The tournament ended yesterday.-VNS

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