Hanoi player wins second gold at Asian chess championships

Thursday, 2017-05-11 10:50:34
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Hanoi chess star Tran Tuan Minh
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NDO – Hanoi player Tran Tuan Minh delivered a resounding finish to his campaign at the 2017 Asian Junior & Girls U20 Chess Championships on May 10, performing brilliantly to claim the Open blitz chess title with eight points overall.

Minh remained unbeaten in all of his nine matches. Despite conceding two draws in the first six rounds, he managed to win the remaining three – including a win over the standard chess champion Mosadeghpour Masoud (Iran) – to stand on top of the podium in a convincing fashion.

The supreme finish earned Minh an additional 15 elo points, thus raising his blitz elo rating to 2602 in the FIDE rankings.

Harsha Bharathakoti of India ended up in second place with 7.5 points, half a point above the third-placed player Moradi Amirmasoud of Iran.

This was the second gold medal won by Tuan Minh in this year’s tournament. Earlier, the Hanoi chess master finished supreme in the rapid chess category, scoring six points after seven rounds.

Minh wrapped up the standard chess competition in sixth place overall with 6.5 points after nine matches.