Board masters: (From left) Hoàng Thị Bảo Trâm and Nguyễn Anh Khôi celebrate their wins at the National Chess Championships which ended on May 3 in Huế. — Photo vnmedia.vn
Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI – Fourteen-year-old Nguyễn Anh Khôi, in a surprise victory, won the men’s standard chess category at the National Chess Championships that concluded on May 3 in Huế.
HCM City’s Khôi, who has an Elo rating of 2424, was ranked No.5 at the event behind veterans Đào Thiên Hải of HCM City (Elo 2476), Trần Tuần Minh of Hà Nội (Elo 2471), Nguyễn Huỳnh Minh Huy of HCM City (Elo 2462) and Nguyễn Văn Huy of Hà Nội (Elo 2424).
Khôi performed well at the national tournament, with six wins and three draws to gain 7.5 points, one point more than the runner-up Hải, who is from HCM City.
Earlier, Khôi won the silver medal in the men’s blitz chess division.
Khôi is only Việt Nam’s third chess player to win a national tournament at the age of 14. The two others are Từ Hoàng Thông and Hải.
On the women’s side, Khôi’s teammate Hoàng Thị Bảo Trâm took the lead with 6.5 points after nine matches. – VNS