HANOI (VNS)— Ha Noi's Nguyen Thanh Bao took the men's title at the National Xiangqi (Chinese chess) Championships which closed on Monday in Thai Nguyen Province.
Bao finished on 7.5 points with Truong A Minh of HCM City, but he took the gold medal with a better sub-index after nine matches.
Binh Phuoc Province's Dang Cuu Tung Lam came third with 6.5 points.
In the women's event, HCM City's Dam Thi Thuy Duong overcame powerful rivals including Asian silver medallist Nguyen Hoang Yen and 10-time winner Ngo Lan Huong to take the crown with 5.5 points.
Nguyen Phi Liem from the capital finished second while Yen and Huong finished third and fourth, respectively. — VNS