ASEAN Chess for the Youth: Chinese Kids Win Max Medals
Lye Lik Zang and Ng Shi Yang from Malaysia won the gold and silver medals in the Open Under 8 category. Nisban Cyrus won the bronze. Indonesia’s Azarya Jodi Setyaki was the best performer of the entire championships with a perfect score of 9 points in the Under 14 Open category. Second place in the category went to Vietnamese CM Nguyen Van Toan Thanh. Hong Kong’s Wong Yee Chit won the bronze medal. Eleven-year-old Liu Xiangyi from China won the gold in the Under 17 Open category ahead of Mohammad Agus Kurniawan from Indonesia.
In the Girls’ sections, Malaysia's Teh De Zen won the Under 11 category. Ananya Rishi Gupta from India won the Under 8 category. Singapore’s WFM Danielle Ho En Huei won the gold in the Under 17 title and Deodhar Vrushali Umesh from India won the Under 14 category.
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