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VN team takes fifth in chess tournament

Update: April, 07/2016 - 09:00
Victorious: Hoàng Thị Như Ý is the only Vietnamese athlete who did not lose any games at the Asian Nation Cup’s chess tournament. Việt Nam’s women claim fifth place here. File Photo
Viet Nam News -

HÀ NỘI – Việt Nam’s women’s team finished in fifth place at the Asian Nation Cup chess tournament in the United Arab Emirates on April 5.

The four-member team drew with Kazakhstan in the final round, in which Phạm Lê Thảo Nguyên lost to Dinara Saduakassova, Nguyễn Thị Mai Hưng beat Zhansaya Abdulmalik, Hoàng Thị Như Ý drew with Madina Davletbayeva and Nguyễn Thị Thanh An tied with Gulmira Dauletova.

China won the tournament, followed by Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan in second and third places, respectively

In the Open category, the Vietnamese team ranked ninth after losing to India in the last match.

Nguyễn Ngọc Trường Sơn and Đào Thiên Hải managed their draws, while Nguyễn Anh Khôi and Nguyễn Minh Huy were defeated.

The tournament continues with rapid and blitz chess competitions today.

Twenty-two male teams and 10 female squads are taking part in the tournament, which ends on April 8 in Abu Dhabi. –- VNS



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