|The National Chess Team Championship is in HCM City from July 24-29. — Photo vietnamchess.vn|Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI — Phạm Chương and Đặng Bích Ngọc led the National Chess Team Championships after the third round in HCM City yesterday.
Chương of HCM City pocketed three points after three wins in the men’s pool. He is followed by Tô Nhật Minh of Hà Nội and Nguyễn Đức Hòa of the Armu team, who also have three points but have worse parameter.
Ngọc from Bình Dương also has three wins in the women’s class. The runners-up are Nguyễn Thị Mai Hưng of Bắc Giang and Kiều Bích Thủy from Hà Nội.
In the mixed doubles category, HCM City are on top. Bình Dương and Kiên Giang are second and third, respectively.
The championships were kicked off on Monday and will last until Sunday.
Athletes are competing in men’s and women’s standard, rapid and blitz chess events. — VNS