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Việt Nam wins medals at Asian Nation Cup chess tournament

Update: April, 09/2016 - 09:00
Medalists: Vietnamese chess masters pose for photos after the Asian Nation Cup. Photo
Viet Nam News -

HÀ NỘI -- Việt Nam finished the Asian Nation Cup chess tournament with team silver and bronze medals in the blitz chess event on April 7 in the United Arab Emirates.The four-member Vietnamese team grabbed three wins over Kyrgyzstan, Bangladesh and Iraq to enter the semi-final match.

In the semifinals, Việt Nam defeated India before losing to China in the final match.

The Vietnamese women moved to the knock-out round after two wins, two draws and one loss.They then lost to China in the semifinals to win a bronze medal.

As for individual prizes, Nguyễn Thị Thanh An took another gold after topping the blitz even at women’s board 5. Her teammate Hoàng Thị Bảo Trâm triumphed at board 2.

Nguyễn Minh Huy won at men’s board 5.

Lê Quang Liêm grabbed his gold at men’s table 1, jumping to No. 33 in the world rankings. Earlier this week, Liêm led Webster University to win the College Chess Final Four tournament for the fourth time in a row.

Việt Nam pocketed seven golds, two silvers and four bronzes. -- VNS



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