Vietnam triumph at regional chess tournament hinh anh 1Masters compete at the ASEAN+ Age Groups Chess Championships 2019 in Myanmar (Photo:

Hanoi (VNA) - Vietnam emerged victorious from 20th ASEAN+ Age Groups Chess Championships, which closed in Myanmar on June 18.

The masters brought home 95 gold medals in the standard, rapid and blitz chess disciplines.

Hosts Myanmar were a distant second with 35 titles, followed by the Philippines who took 34.

The tournament ran from June 10 to 18 and lured more than 430 athletes from nine countries including regional ones as well as India and Mongolia.

They took part in age groups ranging from U8 to U50 for men and women along with over-50 and over-60 for senior masters. Vietnamese participants checkmated in age groups from U8 to U20.-VNA