22/12/2018 10:07 GMT+7 Email Print Like 0

Vietnam leads in Asian youth chess champs 2018

Vietnam won the Asian Youth Xiangqi (Chinese chess) Championship Vietnam Open, with 17 out of the 30 gold medals.

The event wrapped up in Ha Long city in the northeastern province of Quang Ninh on December 20 with the participation of 120 entrants from six countries and territories.

The players competed in categories for boys and girls aging from eight to 20.

Outstanding youngsters at the event were Hoang Nhat Minh and Dinh Tran Thanh Lam – who each won three goals in the categories for U8 boys and U10 girls respectively.

Kieu Bich Thuy bagged gold in the 20-year-old group, while Phan Huy Hoang picked up two golds in the 10-year-old group.

Phan Nguyen Cong Minh, defeated Chinese player Hua Chen Hao to secure victory in the 14-year-old group.