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Chess: Pham Le Thao Nguyen scores a brace of golds at national championships

Pham Le Thao Nguyen from the Mekong Delta city of Can Tho blasted a brace of gold medals in the women’s blitz and rapid chess categories at the ongoing 2020 National Chess Championships in Hanoi on October 4.

The rapid event saw four players score seven points, but Thao Nguyen claimed the top honour thanks to her better auxiliaries.

Pham Le Thao Nguyen, brace of golds, national championships, women’s blitz, rapid chess categories, 2020 National Chess Championships

Pham Le Thao Nguyen dominates the women's events at the 2020 National Chess Championships.

She completed a double victory by winning the blitz category with 7.5 points and better auxiliaries than Bach Ngoc Thuy Duong (Ho Chi Minh City).

On the men’s side, Nguyen Ngoc Truong Son, who is Thao Nguyen’s husband, added a third gold medal for the Can Tho delegation following his supreme finish in the blitz chess category.

Pham Le Thao Nguyen, brace of golds, national championships, women’s blitz, rapid chess categories, 2020 National Chess Championships

Nguyen Ngoc Truong Son finishes third in the men's rapid chess event but takes the top honour in the blitz category.

HCMC’s Nguyen Anh Khoi was named the rapid chess champion with 7.5 points, outpacing Hanoi’s Le Tuan Minh on auxiliaries.

The annual tournament is taking place from October 2 to 12 with the participation of 127 competitors from 15 cities and provinces nationwide. It serves as a platform for selecting outstanding players for Vietnam’s chess team at the 2021 Southeast Asian (SEA) Games, to be hosted in the country.

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Source: NDO

Pham Le Thao Nguyen, brace of golds, national championships, women’s blitz, rapid chess categories, 2020 National Chess Championships
 
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