Nguyen Thi Thanh An will be Vietnam's sole representative in the upcoming World Women's Chess Championship to be held in Sochi, Russia from March 16 to April 7.

Grandmaster An qualified for the tournament by competing in zonal play-offs last year. She took part in the world championships in 2000, 2004 and 2008, as well.

According to the World Chess Federation, the event this year will draw 64 players from across the world. They were all selected through national chess championships, zonal tournaments and continental chess tournaments.-VNA