On the last day of the tourney, chess players competed in the men’s and women’s standard chess categories to select the best players for the national chess team.

After nine games, military chess player Nguyen Duc Hoa won 5, and tied 4, getting seven points, so he successfully defended his current championship.

Military chess player Nguyen Duc Hoa (3rd from right) successfully defends his championship

Hoa was followed by grandmaster Cao Sang (from Lam Dong), Nguyen Van Huy (from Hanoi), and Bao Khoa (from Kien Giang). Seed No1 Tran Tuan Minh (from Hanoi) was placed fifth with six points. Meanwhile, U.13 chess player Pham Tran Gia Phuc (from Ho Chi Minh City) had impressive performance, ranking seventh.

In the women’s standard chess category, chess player Nguyen Thi Mai Hung (from Bac Giang) impressively got eight points after nine matches, and won the championship with 7 wins and 2 ties.

The second place went  to player Vo Thi Kim Phung (from Bac Giang) with 7.5 points. Phung was followed by Hoang Thi Bao Tram and Nguyen Thi Thanh An, both from Ho Chi Minh City.

Earlier, player Le Tuan Minh (from Hanoi) ranked first in the men’s rapid chess category while young player Nguyen Hong Anh (from Ho Chi Minh City) was the champion in the women’s rapid chess.

In the men’s and women’s blitz chess, military chess player Nguyen Duc Hoa, and chess player Hoang Thi Bao Tram (from Ho Chi Minh City) won the championships. 

Meanwhile, in the 2020 national Chinese chess tournament which ended two days before, players Ho Thi Thanh Hong (from Binh Dinh) and Ha Van Tien (from Binh Phuoc) have become the champions in the women’s and men’s standard chess categories, respectively.

Translated by Song Anh