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Thursday, November 17, 2011

Vietnam and Thailand earn gold medals in SEA Games chess events

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Hi everyone,

Here is the latest chess news via about Vietnam winning gold medals in the SEA Games Mixed Pair and Blindfold competitions and Thailand winning the gold in the ASEAN chess event. Three chess disciplines were held in the first half of the SEA Games competition. Three more are scheduled for the second half.

The Vietnam duo of GM Dao Thein Hai and WGM Nguyen Thi Thanh An won four of their matches and drew with the Indonesian pair of GM Susanto Megaranto and WGM Irene Kharisma Sukandar.

FIDE General Secretary Ignatius Leong awarding medals for the Mixed Pair

The Philippine duo of GM Oliver Barbosa and WIM Catherine Perena won all their matches but lost to Vietnam to settle for Silver.

The Malaysian pair of IM Lim Yee-Weng and WIM Nur Najiha Hisham won three of their assignments, dropping matches only to the first and second placers.

In blindfold chess, GM Le Quang Liem of Vietnam won the gold medal followed by two Filipinos, GM John Paul Gomez and GM Darwin Laylo for silver and bronze, respectively.

Thailand’s Kongsee Uaychai won the gold medal in the maiden ASEAN chess competition undefeated in the 5-man round robin.

Vietnam delegation to SEA Games
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