|Brothers Trần Tuấn Minh (left) and Trần Minh Thắng compete at the Philippines International Open’s Open Division chess tournament. Minh wins a silver medal. — File Photo|
HÀ NỘI — Vietnamese master Trần Tuấn Minh came second at the Philippines International Open’s Open Division chess tournament on December 11.
The International Master was seeded No 11 but bagged four wins and three draws to get 6.5 points, as many as the winner, Grandmaster Wang Hao of China.
His coach Đặng Vũ Dũng said Minh performed impressively in the Philippines. The 20-year-old nearly missed his chance after he failed to win any of his first four matches. However, he fought back strongly and won four and drew one of the last five games.
The second place will bring him 19 points in the world rating to make it 2.495 Elo.
Le Tingjie, another Chinese master, grabbed six points to place third in this event.
Minh’s brother Trần Minh Thắng secured five points to sit at No. 15.
The tournament, held from December 6-11, lured nearly 40 masters from 11 countries. — VNS