|Phạm Lê Thảo Nguyên. — Photo baodongnai.com.vn|Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI — The Vietnamese women’s team lost to Russia 1.5-2.5 in the ninth round match of the Chess Olympiad yesterday in Baku, Azerbaijan.
Phạm Lê Thảo Nguyên tied with Kosteniuk Alexandra, while Hoàng Thị Bảo Trâm lost to Gunina Valentina. Nguyễn Thị Mai Hưng and Nguyễn Thị Thanh An drew with Goryachkina Aleksandra and Pogonina Natalija.
After nine matches, Việt Nam have 12 points to rank 16th out of 140 teams. They will next play Estonia in the last match.
On the men’s side, Việt Nam beat Azerbaijan 2.5-1.5 to rank 13th out of 150 teams.
Lê Quang Liêm bested Durarbayli Vasif. Nguyễn Ngọc Trường Sơn tied with Abasov Nijat. Meanwhile Nguyễn Anh Khôi and Đào Thiên Hải drew with Guseinov Gadir and Guliyev Namig.
The men’s team will face Slovenia in the next match. — VNS