Vietnam men's team tied with India in the seventh round of the Asian Nations Chess Cup in China on May 24.

Le Quang Liem and Dao Thien Hai drew with Krishnan Sasikiran and Abhijeet Gupta in the first and fourth boards, while Nguyen Ngoc Truong Son defeated Pentala Harikrishna, who has a higher Elo rating than his, in the second board. However, Nguyen Van Huy was beaten by young grandmaster Parimarjan Negi, who won the 11th Asian Continental Chess Championships in HCM City last week, in the third board.

They will next compete against Kazakhstan .

In the women's section, No 4 seeds Vietnam lost to China 1, who now top the standings. Only Nguyen Thi Mai Hung earned a win over Shen Yang in the third board, while Pham Le Thao Nguyen, Pham Bich Ngoc and Hoang Thi Nhu Y lost to their Chinese rivals.

They will meet Mongolia in the next round.-VNA