|16-year-old chess player Nguyễn Anh Khôi (right). — Photo baomoi.com|Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI — Việt Nam beat Canada 4-0 in the seventh round of the ongoing 2018 Chess Olympiad in Batumi, Georgia on Monday.
Vietnamese Grandmaster Lê Quang Liêm (Elo 2715) beat Eric Hansen (Elo 2629) in only 34 moves.
Nguyễn Ngọc Trường Sơn (Elo 2620) also bested Razvan Preotu (Elo 2513) after 60 moves, while Trần Tuấn Minh (2491) defeated Nikolay Noritsyn (Elo 2482) in 33 moves.
The most impressive victory belonged to 16-year-old Nguyễn Anh Khôi (Elo 2463) who defeated 52-year old Canadian rival Evgeny Bareev (Elo 2666).
After seven rounds, Việt Nam are in 19th position. They will meet Kazakhstan in the next round.
On the women’s side, Việt Nam beat Jordan 3-1.
Võ Thị Kim Phụng and Phạm Lê Thảo Nguyên both secured victories, while Hoàng Thị Bảo Trâm and Bạch Ngọc Thùy Dương shared the points with their rivals.
With five wins and two losses, the team are in 17th position. They will take on Cuba in the eighth round. — VNS