Ho Chi Minh City received a gold from the men's team. Photo: Lam Minh Chau.

Ho Chi Minh City Champion of Men’s Team Chess


Bac GiangWithout the number one player Le Quang Liem, Ho Chi Minh City still won gold medal of the male standard content in national team chess tournament 2020.

Pham Chuong, Le Minh Hoang, Tong Thai Hung and Dang Hoang Son helped Ho Chi Minh City to lead with a total rank of 38. Hanoi ranked second with a total of four players Nguyen Van Huy, Ngo Duc Tri, Tran Minh Thang and Pham Xuan Dat is 46.

Ho Chi Minh City received a gold from the men’s team. Image: Lam Minh Chau.

Can Tho, despite having the second best player in Vietnam – Nguyen Ngoc Truong Son, is only ranked third with a total rank of 50. In which Truong Son ranks fourth individually with six points through nine games. The individual champion is Grand Master Cao Sang, from Lam Dong, with 6.5 points. Although Lam Dong owns Le Huu Thai, the third individual, only fourth in the team because the other two players do not reach the high rank.

In the women’s team event, the championship suddenly belonged to Binh Dinh with a total of 50. The four golden harvesters for Binh Dinh were Tran Thi Nhu Y (7th individual), Nguyen Thi Thuy Tran (9), Chau Thi Ngoc Giao (12) and Bui Kim Le (22). Hanoi came second with a total of 61. The female individual champion is Pham Le Thao Nguyen – Truong Son’s wife. But Can Tho women’s team once again ranked third with 64 points, winning bronze. The remaining bronze medal in this content belongs to Quang Ninh.

Truong Son is ranked fourth individual standard flag, but helps Can Tho win gold in the men's and women's double gold flag. Photo: Lam Minh Chau.

Truong Son is ranked fourth individual standard flag, but helps Can Tho win gold in the men’s and women’s double gold flag. Image: Lam Minh Chau.

The national team chess tournament 2020 takes place in Bac Giang from 6/6 to 14/6, with 230 players from 20 provinces and cities. They compete in standard chess, fast and lightning. Each category of flag includes men’s, women’s and men’s and women’s content. A total of nine sets of medals were awarded. Three delegations won two gold medals, namely Ho Chi Minh City, Hanoi and host Bac Giang. The remaining three gold medals belong to Can Tho, Binh Dinh and Quang Ninh.

Xuan Binh

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