|Việt Nam’s teams have enjoyed a successful chess tournament. — Photo baomoi.com|
HÀ NỘI — Việt Nam’s teams rank 7th after the 11th round of the 2018 Chess Olympiad concluded in Batumi, Georgia on Saturday.
Việt Nam’s male team, with an average Elo rating of 2576, beat the Philippines 3-1.
Grandmaster Lê Quang Liêm defeated Sadorra Julio Catalino at table 1.
Nguyễn Ngọc Trường Sơn won over Gomez John Paul at table 2. He also won two solo gold medals for himself.
The grandmaster, from the central province of Kiên Giang, had 7 wins and 3 draws after 10 rounds.
Young talent Nguyễn Anh Khôi beat Pascua Haridas at table 4, while Trần Tuấn Minh lost to Garcia Jan Emmanuel at table 3.
After 11 rounds, Việt Nam racked up 6 wins, 4 draws and 1 loss. Seventh is the best rank the team has achieved until now.
The female team ranked 15th after drawing to Azerbaijan, ranked 11th, 2-2.
They got 6 wins, 3 draws, and 2 losses.
Mainland China topped the table for both men and women. — VNS