Concentration: The ongoing Asian National Cup chess competition in Abu Dhabi. -- Photo vietnamchess.vn
HÀ NỘI – Việt Nam beat Sri Lanka 4-0 in the eighth round of the open category during the Asian National Cup chess tournament in the United Arab Emirates on April 4.
Viet Nam now rank eighth with four points and will meet leading India in the last round.
In the women’s category, Việt Nam lost to China. Three of four Vietnamese players were defeated, while one managed a draw.
The three losses led Việt Nam to drop to the fifth position after the eighth round. With one round left, they have no chance of entering the top three positions. World champions China, on the other hand, maintain their lead at the top.
After the standard chess tournament, the players will take part in the rapid and blitz events.
Việt Nam’s male squad will be strengthened by the presence of former world champion Lê Quang Liêm.
The championships will end on April 8. – VNS