In the Blitz Chess event, Hanoi with two major players Tran Tuan Minh and Le Tuan Minh beat Ho Chi Minh City to win the gold medal. This is also the second gold medal for Hanoi, helping the Capital’s athletes break through and rise to the top of the ranking with one more gold medal compared to Ho Chi Minh City (4 vs. 3). Previously, the gold medal for the mixed double event was won by Hanoi with the good performance from the duo Tran Tuan Minh and Le Thanh Tu. Silver medal was won by the due Dao Thien Hai and Nguyen Thi Thanh An (HCMC).
Tuan Minh and Thanh Tu brought the first gold medal to Hanoi – Photo: Vietnamchess.
In the Fast Chess content, Hanoi ranked second in the men’s team event; ranked first was Ho Chi Minh City and ranked third and fourth were Can Tho and the Army, respectively. In the Standard Chess event, Ho Chi Minh City still proved to be a balance and quite stable team as it beat Hanoi, Can Tho and Lam Dong to win the gold medal.
Hanoi winning the gold medal for men’s team event in Blitz Chess.
National Chess Team Championship 2020 is held in Bac Giang from June 5 to 15, 2020. Participating in the tournament are nearly 300 athletes who were the best players of the provincial units and fields with developed chess movements including Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Kien Giang, Da Nang, Thua Thien – Hue, Quang Ninh, Nghe An, Binh Dinh, Ben Tre, Lam Dong, Bac Giang, Bac Ninh, Hai Phong, Ninh Thuan, Dong Thap, Binh Duong and the Army.
During the tournament, athletes compete in four events, including Standard Chess, Fast Chess, Blitz Chess, and mixed doubles. The tournament not only discovers and selects more elite players for the national team but also the arena for athletes to directly win tickets to the National Chess Championship 2021.