The hopes of Vietnamese chess have won jubilantly in the second round of the HDBank International Chess Tournament this morning (8.3) at Rex Hotel (HCMC). The most impressive victory is the "female general" Pham Le Thao Nguyen (elo 2,374) against the grandmaster Nguyen Duc Hoa (elo 2.450).


HDBank International Chess Tournament 2019 achieved a record number of players 304 players from 27 countries and territories, including many strong players, worthy of the number 1 Vietnam chess tournament. The tournament has not launched yet but has created a great attraction for the media at the press conference this morning (April 4) at HDBank Headquarters (HCMC).


On March 7, 2019 in Ho Chi Minh City, the 9th HDBank International Chess Tournament 2019 was officially opened. Attending the Opening Ceremony, there were representatives of the leaders of the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, the General Department of Sports and Physical Training, HCMC’s People’s Committee , Vietnam Chess Federation; together with representatives of embassies, consulates from Russia, India, Mongolia ...


In order to have a specific view of the scale of HDBank International Chess Tournament compared to other tournaments in ASEAN and ASIA, we have statistically selected the tournaments of countries with strong chess movement in ASEAN such as Thailand, Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia or the leading chess countries such as Russia, India and China in terms of : traditional league, number of players - Participating countries, prize fund, remuneration mode. Through the overall evaluation, the standard and attraction of HDBank International Chess Tournament over 8 times is located in top of head for Asia.

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