Vietnamese women on August 10 defeated Iran 2.5-1.5 in the eighth game of the 41st Chess Olympiad in Tromso, Norway.

Luong Phuong Hanh won her game, while Pham Le Thao Nguyen, Hoang Thi Bao Tram and Nguyen Thi Mai Hung drew their games, pushing Vietnam to the 10th place in the ranking. They now have five points, three less than Russia, the leading team.

Vietnam will next play Romania who are placed eighth.

On the men's side, Vietnam defeated Iran 3-1.

Grandmaster Nguyen Ngoc Truong Son was the only unbeaten master of the team. Le Quang Liem and Nguyen Huynh Minh Huy won their games, while Nguyen Van Huy was the only Vietnamese player to suffer a defeat. They are now placed No 26 after four wins, three draws and one loss.

The Vietnamese men play Peru in the next game.

The Vietnamese team at the 2014 Chess Olympiad, which takes place in Tromso from August 1 to 14, is led by International Grandmaster Le Quang Liem.

The reigning world champion, Norwegian Grandmaster Magnus Carlsen, also competes in this Chess Olympiad, one of the world's largest chess events, which is valued at almost 2 million USD.-VNA