|Master Nguyễn Anh Khôi of HCM City leads the national championship after seven rounds. — Photo vietnamchess.vn|Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI — Nguyễn Anh Khôi has maintained his place at the top of the men’s category in the National Chess Team Championship, despite a draw in Ho Chi Minh City yesterday.
The young “International Master,” competing in his home city, drew with his senior teammate Phạm Chương in their seven-round match.
With 6.5 points, Khôi still leads the event with only two rounds remaining. He will face Tô Nhật Minh of Hà Nội in his next match, who is now in second place with six points.
In the women’s competition, Bạch Ngọc Thùy Dương jumped to first place with six points, replacing her teammate Hoàng Thị Bảo Trâm after her win over Nguyễn Trương Bảo Trân of Cần Thơ yesterday. Trâm dropped to second place after she drew with Nguyễn Thị Mai Hưng of Bắc Giang. Hưng is now in third place.
The top position in the mixed doubles also went to Hồ Chí Minh City after five games, followed by Bình Dương and Kiên Giang.
The “standard” chess competition will end today while the “rapid and blitz” competition will be held on 30th July to 2nd August. — VNS