Vietnam Chess Championship 2010
WIM Nguyen Thi Mai Hung and GM Le Quang Liem become the champions

The 2010 Vietnam Chess Championship for Men and Women was played from 17th to 24th December. The 16-years old WIM Nguyen Thi Mai Hung convincingly won the title in the Women tournament, running a full point clear of the opposition. Nguyen Thi Mai Hung is also silver medalist from the recent World Youth U16 Championship.

The Men championship with 72 participants saw a more uncertain finish. The top Grandmaster Le Quang Liem had a half point lead prior to the last round, but there he drew GM Bui Vinh, while GM Cao Sang and GM Nguyen Ngoc Truong Son won their games to catch Liem on the shared first place. However, Liem claimed the title on superior tiebreak score.

Both champions, and other top Vietnam players, continue the tour at the 7th Singapore International Chess Festival 2010.

Final top 10 standings (Men):

1 GM Le Quang Liem HCM 7
2 GM Cao Sang LDO 7
3 GM Nguyen Ngoc Truong Son KGI 7
4 GM Dao Thien Hai QDO 6.5
5 Tran Manh Tien QDO 6.5
6 GM Tu Hoang Thong HCM 6
7 FM Hoang Canh Huan HNO 6
8 FM Nguyen Duc Hoa QDO 6
9 IM Nguyen Van Huy HNO 6
10 GM Bui Vinh HNO 6
11 IM Tu Hoang Thai HCM 6
Tran Quoc Dung DTH 6
13 Tran Ngoc Thach QDO 6
14 FM Ly Hong Nguyen HCM 6
15 Pham Xuan Dat QDO 6
16 GM Nguyen Anh Dung HNO 6

Final top 10 standings (Women):

1 WIM Nguyen Thi Mai Hung BGI 7.5
2 WIM Pham Le Thao Nguyen CTH 6.5
3 WIM Hoang Thi Nhu Y TTH 6.5
4 WGM Nguyen Thi Thanh An HCM 6.5
5 WGM Hoang Thi Bao Tram TTH 6.5
WIM Dang Bich Ngoc NBI 6.5
7 WGM Le Thanh Tu NBI 6
8 WFM Luong Minh Hue NBI 6
9 WIM Nguyen Quynh Anh HCM 6
WCM Phan Nguyen Mai Chi DAN 6
Pham Thi Ngoc Tu HCM 6

Chess Daily News from Susan Polgar
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