Men move up, women lose at Olympiad

Update: August, 12/2014 - 15:19
Nguyen Ngoc Truong Son. — Photo thethao247
HA NOI (VNS) — The Viet Nam men's team defeated Peru 3.5 – 1.5 early this morning (Ha Noi time) in the ninth round of the Olympiad world chess tournament in Tromso, Norway.

Grandmaster (GM) Nguyen Ngoc Truong Son maintained his perfect performance with another win over GM Emilio Cordova.

His teammate GM Nguyen Duc Hoa defeated GM Jorge Cori while GM Nguyen Huynh Minh Huy beat Cristhian Cruz.

Two-time Aeroflot champion Le Quang Liem tied with GM Julio Granda Zuniga.

Their win lifted Viet Nam to the 17th position. They will play Armenia later today.

In the women's competition, Viet Nam lost to Romania 1.5-2.5. The second loss kicked them out of the top 10, dropping them to No 18.

They will next play the US. — VNS