14:04 | 03/04/2018 Society
Eighty-two athletes represent Vietnam at the Asian Youth Chess Championships, which began in Chiang Mai, Thailand, on April 1.
|Tran Minh Thang (left) is seeded No 4 at the Asian Youth Chess Championships’ U18 class - Photo: VNA|
The young masters will take part in six categories for boys and six for girls, ranging from U8 to U18 age groups.
Five of these players are ranked among the top seeds at the tournament, which will have three events of standard, rapid and blitz. Tran Minh Thang is No 4 in the U18 category, Nguyen Anh Khoi No 1 in U16, Nguyen Quoc Hy No 3 in U12 and Pham Viet Thien Phuoc No 2 in U8. Only Dang Le Xuan Hien is No 2 in the girls’ U8.
Competitors arrived in Chiang Mai on March 31. Their coaches took part in technical meetings and draws were held. Masters started their games a day later. The championship will conclude on April 10.