U-10 world chess champ posts facile ASEAN win

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Vietnam's under-10 chess ace, Nguyen Anh Khoi, was impressive as he romped to victory in the U-12 rapid chess event at the 2013 ASEAN Chess Championships held in Chiang Mai, Thailand on Friday.

Anh Khoi won all seven matches to win the championship with 7 points, ahead of second-placed Malaysian Wong Yinn Long, who was 1.5 points adrift.

Khoi's performance has prompted Vietnam's chess coaching staff to let him compete in the U-16 standard chess championship at the tournament beginning Friday.

Other Vietnamese players also did well in rapid chess, with Ngo Duc Tri, Lu Chan Hung and Le Tuan Minh winning the U-10, U-16 and U-18 boys' titles respectively. 

Vu Thi Dieu Ai, Nguyen Thi Thuy Trien and Nguyen Thi Mai Hung respectively won the U-16, U-18 and U-20 titles for girls.

Meanwhile, Vietnam's No.1 and No.2 players Le Quang Liem and Nguyen Ngoc Truong Son, are performing decently at the world rapid chess championships in Khanty Mansiysk, Russia.

The tournament has attracted a lot of big names from around the world and they have played 10 games so far. There are five more games to go.

Quang Liem is currently standing in the 10th position with 6 points and Truong Son is in 26th place with 5.5 points while the host's Ian Nepomniachtchi is well in the lead with 9 points.

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