Thu. Apr 18th, 2024

National chess champion Nguyen Thi Mai Hung will train in Hungary for
one year to seek for women’s International Grandmaster (IGM) title.

Hung will face off against chess players around the world in the hopes
of joining Vietnam’s current list of female IGMs, including Thao
Nguyen, Thanh Tu, Bao Tram and Thanh An.

So far this year, the
19-year-old has picked up a bronze medal at the U20 Asian Championships
and a gold medal at the National Competition.

It was three years
ago that the Bac Giang Province-born girl wowed judges when she won the
U16 Asian Master event and went on to become a silver medallist at the
U16 world tournament.

Hung continued her winning streak the
following year, snatching first place at the National Chess tournament
and Southeast Asian Games in 2011.

She attributes her success to
one-year training courses she completed in Singapore and Hungary. Hung’s
training is currently sponsored by the Vietnam Chess Federation and Bac
Giang Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism.-VNA

By vivian