Nguyen Anh Khoi of Vietnam (R) takes his second gold medal at the World Youth U14, U16 and U18 Rapid and Blitz Chess Championships, which ended in Greece on October 30 (Photo: baomoi.com)
 
Hanoi (VNA) – Nguyen Anh Khoi secured a double at the World Youth U14, U16 and U18 Rapid and Blitz Chess Championships, which ended in Greece on October 30.

The Vietnamese International Master (IM) was the winner of the boys’ U16 blitz event, confirming his victory after the eighth match at the nine-match tournament.

Khoi, former world U10 and U12 standard chess champion, won seven matches and drew one, before losing his only game in the last round.

IM Adam Kozak from Hungary came second, followed by Georgios Mitsis of the host nation.

Earlier, Khoi, one of the three youngest masters to win a national championship title, triumphed in the U16 rapid chess category with nine wins.

It is Vietnam’s best result at the world competition’s U16 event.

In the U18 blitz, Master Le Minh Hoang of Vietnam secured a silver medal.

He earned 6.5 points, 0.5 less than winner Valeriy Kazakovskiy of Belarus.

Vietnam also secured two other silvers, won by Nguyen Hong Ngoc in the girls’ U18 category and Do Vu Thien Nhi in the girls’ U16 class.

The world championships wrapped up with Vietnam bringing home three gold and three silver medals in total.-VNA