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Khôi receives support to develop chess talent

Update: November, 04/2016 - 12:05
Chess master Nguyễn Anh Khôi has been supported US$66,400 to lift up his career. — File Photo
Viet Nam News

HÀ NỘI — Young master Nguyễn Anh Khôi received a strong push on November 3, with the announcement of a US$66,400 sponsorship to support his training in chess.

Nhất Nhất Limited Co. will provide the funding until 2018.

As planned, the cash will be used to hire qualified coaches for Khôi, as well as send him to international training courses and competitions, along with other activities to improve his playing level.

Khôi will study under the supervision of his current coach, Đào Thiên Hải, and will also take part in online courses.

Khôi, 14, became one of Việt Nam’s youngest world champions when he was 10 years old in 2012. Two years later, he won his second world title as champion in the U12 category.

He is the only Vietnamese to have won these titles.

Apart from his strong top position in national competitions, Khôi is dominating the Southeast Asian and Asian tournaments in age groups for youths.

Khôi became the youngest champion in the Southeast Asian region at the age of 13 last year. This year, Khôi registered in the National First Division Chess Championship and successfully topped the podium. He is 14 years and nine months old.

Currently his ELO rating is 2,495, and he is qualified to become an International Master.

The HCM City-born player is now earning points to secure a berth for the World Blitz Chess Championship in 2017. — VNS


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