|Trần Minh Thắng. — Photo trungtamthethaotuoitre.com|Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI — Trần Minh Thắng won a gold medal in the rapid chess category at the ongoing Asian Youth Chess Championship in Chiang Mai, Thailand.
Hanoian Thắng competed in the boys’s U18 and was No 2 seed with Elo rating of 2,353.
Thắng had five wins and two draws to gain six points. This result helped him overcome No 1 seed Xu Zhihang of China (Elo 2,393) with 0.5 points to take gold.
Thắng will continue playing in the standard and blitz categories.
Eighty-two players represented Việt Nam at the event, which will run until April 10. They are taking part in six divisions for boys and six for girls, ranging from U8 to U18 age groups. — VNS