Nguyen Duc Hoa defended his title in the men's competition at the National First Division Chess Championships which concluded in HCM City on Tuesday.
Tran Tuan Minh and Dao Thien Hai took the silver and bronze medals, respectively.
In the women's competition, Nguyen Thi Mai Hung defeated Hoang Thi Bao Tram to take the gold medal. The bronze went to Le Kieu Thien Kim.
The Bac Giang-born girl Hung has won many international and domestic titles such as gold at the Asian Youth Chess Championships in 2010 and 2012, International Chess Event HDbank 2010 and National Chess Championships 2011.
The 10-day event attracted the participation of 34 male and 29 female players from across the country.-VNS