HCM City triumph at national youth chess champs

HCM City triumphed at the National Youth Chess Championship which concluded at Quần Ngựa Sports Palace in Hà Nội on Wednesday. —Photo webthethao.vn

HÀ NỘI — HCM City topped the medal tally at the National Youth Chess Championship which ended on Wednesday at Quần Ngựa Sports Palace in Hà Nội.

The team brought home 44 golds, 32 silvers and 40 bronzes. Hà Nội finished second with 39 golds, 22 silvers and 43 bronzes, while Đà Nẵng came in third with six golds, seven silvers and 16 bronzes.

The annual tournament attracted more than 1,200 players from 43 teams across the country, competing in the blitz, rapid, standard and traditional chess categories in different age groups.

The 11-day event provided an opportunity for the national youth team to scout for outstanding players in preparation for upcoming domestic and world competitions. It also aimed to promote chess playing and practice among juniors and students. — VNS

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