Nguyen Hoang Nam took the lead in the men's event at the National Top Chess Players Tournament on Monday.
In his sixth game, Nam of the Military team drew with Lam Dong's Bao Khoa to secure first place with five points.
With 4.5 points, Hanoian Tran Tuan Minh is in second after beating Can Tho's Nguyen Duc Hoa.
Le Thanh Tu of Ha Noi leads the women's competition, followed by HCM City's Le Kieu Thien Kim, Kien Giang's Pham Bich Ngoc and Hanoian Hoang Bao Tram who are all on 4.5 points.
The event will finish today.-VNS