Vietnam men strike back, women lose at Olympiad

Published: 07/09/2012 03:32



The Vietnamese men’s team today beat hosts Turkey 3 – 1 in the eighth round of the ongoing 2012 World Chess Olympiad, while their female teammates suffered a loss against their Indian rivals.

Vietnamese chess star Le Quang Liem (Elo rating 2693) remained in his seat at the first board, and took Vietnam to a 1 – 0 lead by beating Solak Dragan (2599), while the second most important player on the team, Nguyen Ngoc Truong Son (2639), increased the lead to 2 – 0 after defeating Esen Baris (2587)

At the last two boards, Nguyen Van Huy (2506) and Nguyen Duc Hoa (2505) drew their matches against Yilmaz Mustafa (2543) and Can Emre (2435).

The final result was 3 – 1 for the Vietnamese men, sending them from 34th place to 23rd out of 150 rank with 11 points.

Under the 2012 Olympiad rules, each team will have five players, including a substitute. They will earn two points for a win, and one for a draw.

Meanwhile in the women’s event, the Vietnamese girls, who after the seventh round rose impressively to the seventh rank with just one point separating them from the Russian leaders, were defeated 1.5 – 2.5 by the Indian opponents.

Pham Le Thao Nguyen (Elo 2393) drew her game with Dronavalli Harika (2503) at the first board, while Nguyen Thi Mai Hung (2212) successfully beat Karavade Eesha Sanjay (2371) at the second board.

Unfortunately, Le Kieu Thien Kim (2226) and Pham Bich Ngoc (2172) both failed to outplay Sachdev Tania (2397) and Gomes Mary Ann (2396).

The loss relegated the Vietnamese women team to 16/127 place.

The men’s team is scheduled to face England on Friday, while the women will be challenged by the German team.


                                                                                                                                           Source: Tuoi tre news

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