|Master Phạm Lê Thảo Nguyên leads the Asian Continental Chess Championships’ Women’s Category ongoing in China. — Photo toquoc.vn|Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI — Vietnamese masters occupy top three positions after four round matches at the Asian Continental Chess Championships’ Women’s Category yesterday in China.
International Master (IM) Phạm Lê Thảo Nguyên grabbed her fourth win in a row to stand No 1.
Nguyên, No 7 seed, defeated No 1 seed Lei Tingjie of China. She will meet with her teammate Võ Thị Kim Phụng in the next round.
Women’s IM Phụng yesterday beat IM Munguntuul Batkhuyag of Mongolia to have 3.5 points and place second in the ranking.
Women’s Grandmaster Nguyễn Thị Mai Hưng won over country-fellow WGM Nguyễn Thị Thanh An. She has three points and is at third.
Hưng will play Lei today.
On the men’s side, Vietnamese players were not as successful.
No 10 seed Nguyễn Ngọc Truờng Sơn has 2.5 points and is down to No 23 after the fourth match.
His four teammates including Asian U20 champion Trần Tuấn Minh are out of top 30. — VNS