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Hưng wins gold, Liêm takes silver at Asian champs

Update: June, 06/2016 - 09:00
Nguyễn Thị Mai Hưng wins a gold medal at the Asian Individual Blitz Women Chess Championship, which closed in Uzbekistan on June 4. — VNS Photo
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HÀ NỘI — Việt Nam Women’s Grandmaster Nguyễn Thị Mai Hưng won a gold medal at the Asian Individual Blitz Women Chess Championship, which closed in Uzbekistan on Saturday.

Hưng, who was the No 14 seed, earned 7.5 points after nine games. She was followed by Ramesh Babu Vaishali of India and Pourkashiyan Atousa from Iran.

Her teammate and No 1 seed, Phạm Lê Thảo Nguyên, had a poor performance as she finished No 18 with only 4.5 points.

On the men’s side, the No 1 player lost in the final match when he met GM Lu Shanglei of China, losing to his first place rival. Lu won the gold medal with 7.5 points and Liêm followed with 7 points . The bronze medal went to Lalith Babu of India, with the same points.

Earlier, GM Liêm also missed winning a gold medal in the final round of the standard event, losing to GM Ganguly Surya Shekhar of India.

Despite winning a silver medal, Liêm was awarded a ticket to compete at next year’s World Cup.

In other chess news, Việt Nam brought home 27 gold, 23 silver and 35 bronze medals from the 17th ASEAN+ Age Group Chess Championships, which closed in Thailand on Saturday. — VNS

 

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