Vietnamese representative Nguyen Thi Thuy Trien pocketed a bronze medal at the World Youth Chess Championships 2013, which closed in the United Arab Emirates over the weekend.

Thuy Trien, competing in the girls' under-18 blitz category, grabbed 5 points after seven matches. The Binh Dinh-province girl ranked behind Severina Maria of Russia (7 points) and Prince Michelle Catherina from India (5.5 points).

Her teammate Bach Ngoc Thuy Duong took fourth place in the girls' U-10 blitz category. Duong had the same 6 points as the top three Zhang Xiao of China, Chua Jia-Tien of Malaysia and Chidambaram Lakshmi but scored in a lower sub-index.

Nguyen Ngan Ha stood fifth in the girls' U-8 blitz class, with 5.5 points, 0.5 points less than the winners Ravi Rakshitta of India, Kamalidenova Meruert of Kazakhstan and Patil Bhagyashree Pravin of India. She has the same points as Deshmukh Divya Jitendra of India but scored in a lower sub-index.

The World Youth Chess Championships 2013 (Under 8, 10,12, 14, 16 and 18 years old–open and girls) in Al Ain was played using the Swiss System with 11 rounds. The national rankings will not be taken into account for pairings.

The rate of play will be in accordance with the FIDE rules: 90 minutes for the first 40 moves followed by 30 minutes for the rest of the game with an addition of 30 seconds per move starting from move one.

World Youth Chess Championships 2012 has produced 12 new World youth champions. The category U-10 open was special as FM Nguyen Anh Khoi from Vietnam won the gold medal with two points ahead of CM Sargsyan Shan (Armenia) and FM Ram Aravind L N from India.-VNA