Minh finishes 20th in junior chess event hinh anh 1Chess player Tran Tuan Minh (Source: hanoimoi.com.vn)
Hanoi (VNA) - Vietnamese chess player Tran Tuan Minh finished 20th out of 80 players in the World Junior (U-20) Chess Championships which finished in India on August 21.

Minh tied with Lorparizangeneh Shahin of Iran in the 13th round and lost to Sunilduth Lyna Narayanan of India in the 12th round. However, in the 11th round, he defeated Srijit Paul of India.

After 13 rounds, he finished with 7.5 points.

Minh’s younger brother, Tran Minh Thang was 64th with 5.5 points. He lost to Sammed Jaykumar Shete of India in the last round, drew with Ivic Velimir of Serbia in the 12th round and won Nyamdorj Davaaochir of Canada in the 11th round.

Xiong Jeffery of the US won the tournament with 10.5 points. Artemiev Vladislav of Russia came second with 9.5 points, while Sunilduth Lyna Narayanan of India was third with nine points.-VNA