Athletes compete at the Hà Nội Open FIDE Rating Chess Tournament, a rare tournament that provides Elo rating to masters. — Photo hanoimoi.com.vn
HÀ NỘI — Phạm Xuân Đạt secured the title of the third Hà Nội Open FIDE Rating Chess Tournament which closed on Thursday.
Đạt of Hà Nội Club earned 7.5 points after nine matches to win the gold medal.
He secured the victory on the final day by defeating teammate Nguyễn Huỳnh Minh Thiện in the ninth match.
Trần Ngọc Lan, also from Hà Nội, came second. Lan took the lead from the first to the eighth round, but a draw with teammate Nguyễn Hoàng Hiệp in the last game dropped her to the second position with seven points.
Trần Đặng Minh Quang of Future Grandmaster Chess Club was third.
The tournament is Hà Nội's only international event in which masters can get an Elo rating to improve their world ranking.
More than 100 local and international players competed in the event. — VNS