Vietnam's Kim Phung jumps to top Asian chess champs

Last update: 15:47 | 18/05/2017

VietNamNet Bridge – Vo Thi Kim Phung took first place in the Women’s Category at the Asian Continental Chess Championships, which is ongoing in China.


Vo Thi Kim Phung of Viet Nam leads the Asian Continental Chess Championship after the sixth round. — Photo

Women’s Grandmaster Phung beat teammate WGM Hoang Thi Bao Tram yesterday in the sixth round.

Phung has five points and replaces her teammate International Master (IM) Pham Le Thao Nguyen in the first position.

Nguyen took a draw versus WGM Nakhbayeva Guliskhan of Kazakhstan and also has five points but she is down to No 2 because of lower parameter.

Phung will next play No 5 WGM Tokhirjonova Gulrukhbegim of Uzbekistan, while Nguyen will see No 3 WIM Ramesh Babu Vaishali of India.

The Vietnamese male masters have not been as successful as their female counterparts. They are still out of top 10.


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