|IM Lê Tuấn Minh receives his medal and bonus at the award ceremony. — Photo vietnamchess.vn|Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI — Lê Tuấn Minh of Việt Nam brought home a silver medal from the Laos International Open Chess Tournament which closed on Monday in Vientiane.
The International Master Minh scored seven points after nine matches. He took home a US$1,500 bonus in cash. The winner was Grandmaster Grigoryan Kare of Armenia who bagged 7.5 points.
IM Dương Thế Anh of Việt Nam came third with 6.5 points.
The first ever tournament in Laos lured 68 masters from 15 countries with a total purse of $10,000.
Việt Nam sent 12 competitors to the event and six of them were in the top 20. — VNS