Chess masters Nguyen Duc Hoa and Nguyen Huynh Minh Huy of Dong Thap will play in the national team at the Asian Games in Guangzhou, China, later this year. Hoa won six games and lost two to top the leader board in a tournament last week in HCM City, while Huy finished five points behind. Grand Masters Le Quang Liem and Nguyen Ngoc Truong Son will not compete in the tournament, which is only for junior masters. … [Read more...] about Vietnamese junior chess masters to join Asian Games in China
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NDO - Top female chess master, Nguyen Thi Mai Hung, is competing for Vietnam at the World Junior Chess Championships 2014 (for boys and girls under 20) underway in Pune, India from October 6-19. Mai Hung emerged victorious during her first two matches, beating Angelina Fransson of Sweden in the first round on Monday, and overcoming J Saranya in their second game Tuesday. Third-round matches are scheduled for today. The players are battling it out in a 13-round Swiss format. The winner of the boys' category qualifies for the World Cup 2016, part of the World Championship Cycle 2015-2017, while the girls' champion will go through to the World Women's Championship 2015. Mai Hung and teammate, Vo Thi Kim Phung were not as successful at last year's event held in Kocaeli, Turkey, finishing 29th and 41st among 77 participants with seven and 6.5 points, respectively. After this tournament, Mai Hung will train in preparation for the 7th Vietnam National Games, slated for December in … [Read more...] about Mai Hung represents Vietnam at world junior chess championships
Vietnamese takes Asia junior chess champs (16-11-2006) HA NOI — Vietnamese chess prodigy and youngest grand master Nguyen Ngoc Truong Son won the boys' title of the Asian Junior Chess championship, which wrapped up yesterday in India. In the last round, Son started with black pieces and played in 56 moves to draw with India's Shyam Sundar, Son's familiar rival whom he had met many times before, to finish top of the boys' rankings with seven points from nine Swiss-format games at the Bapu Samaj Sewa Kendra in New Delhi. Sundar also gained seven points but is ranked behind Son due to his lower progressive scores. Host title aspirant Gogineni Rohit, who lost to Son in 44 moves in the 7th round on Sunday, finished third, half a point behind the Vietnamese champion. Viet Nam had two players in the U20 girls' event, women's GM Hoang Thi Bao Tram and Nguyen Thi Hanh. But both failed to impress. With the win over Iranian Bayat Shohren in the last game, Tram could not gain back the hope … [Read more...] about Vietnamese takes Asia junior chess champs
Traditional Miscellany (06-11-2005) Chess game that bridges cultures and civilisations by Huu Ngoc Editor's Note: The chess game co tuong (xiangqi for the Chinese) is widely played in Viet Nam. It requires two players, each in possession of sixteen round wooden pieces with their names engraved in ideograms. How it came into being and how it has gained great popularity in Viet Nam is discussed by Huu Ngoc and Vo Tan, deputy editor-in-chief of the Chess Review. Huu Ngoc (H. N.): Is it correct to say that co tuong was revived only recently? Vo Tan (V. T.): From the 1990s. But that does not mean that it was put on the backburner for long. In fact, it has never ceased to be part of our life, being always present in homes, on the streets, in villages. In Ha Noi, players gather around Hoan Kiem Lake and at Ngo Tram and Doi Cung streets. In Sai Gon (now HCM City), they can be found in even greater numbers, in alleyways like Su Van Hanh and in clubs for the elderly. Co tuong attracts people of … [Read more...] about Chess game that bridges cultures and civilisations
This morning, May27 2006, students and teachers of Tran Hung Dao Junior High School hold a ceremony to announce its title of labor hero in innovation period and to sum up its 2005-2006 school year. Participating at the ceremony are representatives of Bien Hoa City authorities, departments and functional agencies. Over the past ten years from 1995 to 2005, with the great efforts of students and teachers, Tran Hung Dao Junior High School has achieved many achievements and contributed to the course of education development in Dong Nai province in particular and in the country in general. The school has not only placed much stress on improving its education quality and mobilizing its teachers to enhance teaching methods by applying information and technology but it also focuses on emulation movements and physical training. Annually, the percentage of good teachers is 35% to 45% and the number of students passing the Junior-High-School-Graduation exam is 95% to 99% of its students. … [Read more...] about Tran Hung Dao Junior High School announced its title of labor hero in innovation period.