|Lại Lý Huynh draws first match at the National Chinese Chess Team Championship. — File Photo|Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI — Lại Lý Huynh suffered his first draw at the National Chinese Chess Championships on Thursday in Đà Nẵng City.
The defending champion from Bình Dương Province was tied with master Võ Minh Nhất from Bình Phước.
Huynh still leads the men’s category with 5.5 points, but there is only a gap of 0.5 points with the runner-up Nhất after the sixth match.
Nguyễn Hoàng Lâm of HCM City is at the third spot.
Huynh will play Lâm while Nhất will face Nguyễn Khánh Ngọc of Hà Nội in the next round.
In the women’s category, HCM City masters dominated the top three spots. Nguyễn Hoàng Yến is at the first place with six points. Trần Huỳnh Thi ên Kim and Đoàn Thị Thuỳ Dung are second and third, respectively.
There was no change in the ranking in the mixed doubles event. HCM City took the lead. Bình Định was second and Bà Rịa-Vũng Tàu was third. — VNS