Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Asian Youth Chess Championships 2017

Three Southeast Asian countries competed at the 2017 Asian Youth Chess Championships in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. These were Malaysia, Singapore and Vietnam.

Twelve title events were contested in the standard chess from Match 31 to April 8 and Vietnam wood pushers were triumphant in this youthful tournament.

In the Standard chess events, Pham Tran Gia Phuc of Vietnam won the U8 open with 7.5 points after the ninth round. His fellow Hoang Minh Hieu shared second place in the U10 standard chess with India's Tanmay Jain and Uzbekistan's Fakhriddinxujaev Umarxon who accumulated a total points 6.5. Ashraf Artin of Iran won the gold medal in this event.

Still in standard chess event,  Nguyen Thien Ngan of Vietnam got a total of 6.5 points to place third in the U12 girls category. 

In the Blitz category, Vietnam delegation had a total of four silver and two bronze medals.

Hoang Minh Hieu was second in the U10 Open event with seven points after nine matches. Sindarov Islombek of the hosts won the gold with 7.5 points.

In the Girls’ U12, Nguyen Thien Ngan won a silver medal with seven points, while her teammate Tran Dang Minh Quang finished second in the Open discipline.

Vietnam continues its success as Bach Ngoc Thuy Duong in the Girls’ U14 earned as many points as Indian Jishitha Daghli, but she came in second due to her lower parameter.

The Vietnamese wood pushers also earned two bronze medals courtesy of Pham Tran Gia Phuc in the U8 Open and Nguyen Quoc Hy in the U12 Open.

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