|Nguyễn Ngọc Trường Sơn triumphs National Chess Championships’ blitz chess event. — Photo hanoimoi.com.vn|Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI — No 1 seed Nguyễn Ngọc Trường Sơn won the National Chess Championships’ blitz chess event title in Hà Nội yesterday.
The Grandmaster from Cần Thơ Province secured 9.5 points from eight wins and three draws to top the men’s class.
He was followed by International Master Lê Tuấn Minh of Bình Dương who scored 8.5 points and HCM City’s FIDE Master Đặng Hoàng Sơn with eight points.
In the women’s competition, Phạm Thị Bích Ngọc from HCM City bagged the first position.
Women’s IM Ngọc displayed an outstanding performance with seven wins and four draws to get nine points. On her way to victory, Ngọc tied with stronger rivals such as Women’s GMs Nguyễn Thị Mai Hưng (Bắc Giang), Lê Thanh Tú (Hà Nội) and Nguyễn Thị Thanh An (HCM City).
No 1 seed Phạm Lê Thảo Nguyên from Cần Thơ, who also drew with Ngọc, claimed a silver medal. She earned 8.5 points.
WIM Hoàng Thị Như Ý of Bình Dương, the No. 2 seed, pocketed a bronze with similar points but a lower parameter.
The Masters will compete in the rapid chess event today.
GM Sơn is the No 1 seed in the men’s pool and his wife Nguyên is No 1 in the women’s pool. — VNS