Vietnam second at world xiangqi championships

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With two silver and one bronze, Vietnam finished second behind China at the 12th World Xiangqi (Chinese chess) championships that ended in Jakarta on Saturday.

Nguyen Thanh Bao won the men's bronze medal behind Chinese champion Jiang Chuan and his compatriot Xu Yinchuan who took the second place.

Another Vietnamese player Vo Minh Nhat finished in 11th position, and Nhat's and Bao's result together helped Vietnam finish second in the men's team event of the November 20-26 competition.

Vietnam's Nguyen Hoang Yen won the silver medal in the women's event with 7.5 points from nine games, behind Chinese champion Tang Dan who won all her nine games.

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