Viet Nam News HÀ N?I — No 1 seed Nguy?n Ng?c Tru?ng Son won the National Chess Championships’ blitz chess event title in Hà N?i yesterday.
The Grandmaster from C?n Tho Province secured 9.5 points from eight wins and three draws to top the men’s class.
He was followed by International Master Lê Tu?n Minh of Bình Duong who scored 8.5 points and HCM City’s FIDE Master Ð?ng Hoàng Son with eight points.
In the women’s competition, Ph?m Th? Bích Ng?c from HCM City bagged the first position.
Women’s IM Ng?c displayed an outstanding performance with seven wins and four draws to get nine points. On her way to victory, Ng?c tied with stronger rivals such as Women’s GMs Nguy?n Th? Mai Hung (B?c Giang), Lê Thanh Tú (Hà N?i) and Nguy?n Th? Thanh An (HCM City).
No 1 seed Ph?m Lê Th?o Nguyên from C?n Tho, who also drew with Ng?c, claimed a silver medal. She earned 8.5 points.
WIM Hoàng Th? Nhu Ý of Bình Duong, the No. 2 seed, pocketed a bronze with similar points but a lower parameter.
The Masters will compete in the rapid chess event today.
GM Son is the No 1 seed in the men’s pool and his wife Nguyên is No 1 in the women’s pool. — VNS