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Việt Nam take second win at world championship

Update: June, 22/2017 - 06:00
Việt Nam’s Nguyễn Thị Mai Hưng (right) beats Mammadova Gulnar of Azerbaijan in just 33 points. — Photo
Viet Nam News

HÀ NỘI — Việt Nam beat Azerbaijan 2.5-1.5 in the fifth round match of the FIDE World Women’s Team Championship yesterday in Russia.

Woman Grandmaster Nguyễn Thị Mai Hưng rapidly completed her match against Mammadova Gulnar in just 33 points to claim the first win for Việt Nam.

WGM Hoàng Thị Bảo Trâm needed a double time to secure the second victory over Mamedjarova Zeinab.

National champion Võ Thị Kim Phụng was tied with Mammadzada Gunay.

And in the last game, Lương Phương Hạnh lost Fataliyeva Ulviyya in a 92-move match.

It was the second win of Việt Nam at the tournament, following the first one over Egypt last Saturday.

Việt Nam will next play Georgia who lost 0.5-3.5 to China yesterday.

In other matches, India beat Egypt 3-1; Russia tied 2-2 with the US and Poland drew Ukraine 2-2. — VNS

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