Friday, November 18, 2011

Vietnam Dominates Chess

Mixed pair chess category
6th Edition

Vietnam Dominates Chess 

Vietnam chess contingent had a successful 26th SEA Games in Indonesia. They carried off two gold medals and one bronze medal from three categories have been completed. Two gold medals came from mixed pair chess category and blindfold chess category while the bronze medal came from ASEAN chess category.

In the last round of mixed pair chess category, Vietnam teammate, GM Dao Thien Hai and WGM Nguyen Thi Tanh shared scores with their opponents GM Susanto Megaranto and WGM Irene Kharisma Sukandar. With those result, Indonesia lost the opportunity to get any medal in this category. The gold medal was snatched by Vietnam with total point 8,5. The silver medal was taken by Philipines teammate, GM Oliver Barbosa and WIM Chaterine Perena, while the bronze medal was taken by Malaysia teammate, IM Lim Yee Weng and WFM Nur Najiha Hisham.

In blindfold chess category, Vietnam also got a gold medal who contributed by first seeded GM Le Quang Liem with elo rating 2714. He got 7 points from nine rounds, similar to GM John Paul Gomes from Philipines, but Gomes lost head to head over Quang Lim. So, even he got full point in last round from Indonesia player, IM Tirta Chandra Purnama, Gomes had to satisfied with silver medal. While the bronze medal went to another Philippines player, GM Laylo Darwin.

For ASEAN chess category, the gold medal was taken by Thailand player, Kongsee Uaychai with perfect score on all round. The silver medal went to Wyn Zaw Htun from Myanmar with two points collected who played draw in last round with Antonio Rogelio Jr. from Philippines. Meanwhile the bronze medal went to Nguyen Huynh Minh Huy from Vietnam after won the battle in play off round with Indonesia player, Taufik Halay.

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