|Female Grandmaster Hoang Thi Bao Tram — File Photo
HA NOI (VNS) — Female Grandmaster Hoang Thi Bao Tram beat China's Ni Shiqun in the Asian Continental Open Chess Championships in Sharjah, the United Arab Emirates yesterday.
With this victory, she is now ranked third with 4.5 points out of 32 players in the championship
Today, Tram will play Sukandar Irine Kharisma of Indonesia in the next match.
Nguyen Thi Thanh An remained in the top 10 after the sixth round with 3.5 points. She tied with Karavade Eesha of India yesterday. Today, she will meet her teammate Pham Le Thao Nguyen.
After six rounds, Grandmaster Nguyen Ngoc Truong Son earned 3.5 points to rank 25th out of the 64 players. Although Dao Thien Hai had earned 3.5 points, yet he is ranked 27th due to a different auxiliary index.
Another male Vietnamese player, Nguyen Duc Hoa, is ranked 33rd with three points.
Today, Son will meet Al-Sayed Mohammed of Qatar, Hai will compete with Gopal GN of Indonesia and Hoa will play Munkhgal Gombosuren of Mongolia.
The top five from the Asian Open Championships will qualify for the 2015 World Cup. The Asian Womens champion will qualify for the 2015 Womens World Championships. — VNS