05 December 2023

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Day 1: HDBank International Open Chess Tournament 2016 - emotional opening

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There are a lot of emotional feeling for the first match which created the great attraction for 2016 HDBank International Open Chess Tournament today in First Hotel, HCM.

The leading top Vietnamese player can’t join the tournament in the last minute has caused shortfall to the fans. Mr. Le Quang Liem had tried his best effort to return to VN but due to viral fever, he has to stay in US for special treatment. Despite of his absent, Quang Liem already convinced many famous players to participant this year tournament included Mr. Vasif Durarbayli (elo 2.600) – Quang Liem classmate in Webster University- one of candidate for champion. For this year, the expectation of fans has been put on Mr. Nguyen Ngoc Truong Son who is top number 2 player to compete with strong opponents fro China. Czech Republic, Singapore, Azerbaijan…

At the first match, Mr Nguyen Ngoc Truong Son competed with Mr. To Nhat Minh – Hungary team – and won after 74 moves. The fan can be happy by his skill which has improved through many tough match and competitors. Beside Truong Son, the group of champion board has already won the match which are: (No. 1 seed) Wang Hao (China) won Pham Le Thao Nguyen, (no.3 seed) Zhang Zhong (Singapore) won Nay Oo Kyaw Tun (Myanmar). (No.2 seed) Ni Hua (China) were held by Duong The Anh.The greatest surprise was female player Nguyen Thi Thanh An won male player Nguyen Van Huy after 42 moves. This is the meaningful gift for Nguyen Thi Thanh An on International Woman Day.

At the second match, we continue to witness impressive performance of Nguyen Ngoc Truong Son. He has won a convincing victory against young talented chess player Tin Jingyao from Singapore after 37 moves. The victory helped Truong Son stay in top players with Wang Hao (China), Viktor Laznika (Czech).

As Truong Son maitain his level,Nguyen Thi Thanh An continue to surprise with the draw against over former No.1 Viet Nam player Dao Thien Hai after 32 moves. One day undefeated (1 win,1 draw) against 2 national players, promising to make more interesting surprise in next matches.

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