|Tôn Thất Nhật Tân of Đà Nẵng and his 2017 Trạng Cờ Đất Việt trophy. — Photo vov.vn|Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI — Tôn Thất Nhật Tân of Đà Nẵng won the third Trạng Cờ Đất Việt, a year-end Chinese chess tournament for eight best athletes in Ninh Bình Province.
At the matches held on Sunday, the 41-year-old won two games and drew one in the group round.
He then beat Nguyễn Anh Mẫn, also from Đà Nẵng, in the semi-finals and overcame Trần Quốc Việt from Bình Dương to take the title.
Tân became the third winner of the tournament after Phạm Quốc Hương of Hà Nội in 2013 and Trềnh A Sáng of HCM City in 2015. Tân was the first runner-up in 2015.
Trạng Cờ Đất Việt lured more than 600 athletes competing in the qualification rounds. They then advanced to the finals of three regions. The regional champions and runners-up and two wide-card holders participated in the national finals. Tân was the central region winning master. — VNS