Vietnam wins gold at World Youth Chess Championship 2014
Tuesday, Sep 30, 2014, Posted at: 14:08(GMT+7)
Nguyen Anh Khoi from Ho Chi Minh City bagged a gold medal in the U12 boys’ event at the World Youth Chess Championship 2014 held in Durban, South Africa.
After 11 matches, Anh Khoi, seeded fifth for his Elo rating of 2208, defeated his rivals with 8.5 points and higher sub-indexes to win the championship title.
Khoi also won the championship title for U8 boys at the same tournament in 2012.
Luu Ha Bich Ngoc (No. 31 seed) also from Ho Chi Minh City brought home a silver medal with 8.5 points in the U8 girls’ category.
The event was held from September 20-29 with the participation of approximately 1,000 chess masters from around the world. The players compete in 11 rounds based on the Swiss system for boy and girl competitions in six different age group categories of U8, U10, U12, U14, U16 and U18.