HA NOI— Vietnamese women yesterday 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 Viet Nam to the 10th place in the ranking. They now have five points, three less than Russia, the leading team.
Viet Nam will next play Romania who are placed eighth.
On the men’s side, Viet Nam defeated Iran 3-1 yesterday.
Grandmaster Nguyen Ngoc Truong Son is 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