Son, Ninh lead rapid chess champs
HA NOI (VNS) — Teammates Nguyen Ngoc Truong Son and Vo Thanh Ninh shared the top place after three rounds in the first day of the National Rapid and Blitz Chess Championships in HCM City.
Both of them won all three matches of the rapid chess event and will be direct rivals in today's fourth round.
Three Hanoian masters, Nguyen Van Hai, Nguyen Van Huy and Tran Tuan Minh occupied the following places.
World blitz chess champion Le Quang Liem won two lost one, ranked at 23rd.
On the women's side, Pham Ngoc Bich of Can Tho was solo on the top with three wins. Her teammate Pham Le Thao Nguyen came second and Hanoian Hoang Thi Bao Tram was at third.
The championships will conclude on May 17. — VNS