|Lại Lý Huynh (right) competes in a tournament in China last year. He is leading the national championships in Đà Nẵng City. — Photo nld.com.vn|Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI — National champion Lại Lý Huynh took the lead after three rounds of the National Chinese Chess Team Championships, which is ongoing in Đà Nẵng.
Huynh of Bình Duơng won all three matches in the men’s standard class and has three points, the same as Nguyễn Công Chuơng of Khánh Hòa and Nguyễn Minh Nhật Quang from HCM City but with a better parameter.
He will next play Chương while Quang will play Vũ Hữu Cường of Hà Nội, who is now at No. 13.
On the women’s side, HCM City Nguyễn Hoàng Yến, the No. 1 seed, is on top after three matches.
Kiều Bích Thủy of Hà Nội is second, also with three points, followed by Ngô Lan Hương, from HCM City.
Yến and Thủy will meet in the next round today while Hương will checkmate teammate Đoàn Thị Thùy Dung, who is in fourth place.
In the mixed doubles pool, Bình Định are leading with two wins. HCM City and Bà Rịa-Vũng Tàu are second and third, respectively.
The national championship has attracted nearly 120 masters from 15 teams. The standard Chinese chess is from May 22 to 27 and the rapid and blitz category is on May 28-31 at Tiên Sơn Sports Centre. — VNS