HCM CITY (VNS) — Nguyen Van Huy and Hoang Thi Bao Tram triumphed at the National Chess Championships, which close today in HCM City.
Huy from Ha Noi took the men's title with one game to spare. The master collected 8.5 points after 10 rounds, setting up a two-point gap with the nearest rival, Hoang Canh Huan of Da Nang.
In the last round, Huy will play Nguyen Van Thanh, another master from Da Nang City, but the stakes are just pride.
On the women's side, Tram of Ha Noi also cinched the crown before the last match.
Tram earned 6.5 points, one more than Tran Le Dan Thuy of Ben Tre sitting in second.
Today, Tram will play Ton Nu Hong An of Quang Ninh. Whatever the result, she will walk away with the gold medal and a berth in the national team. — VNS