The 21st ASEAN+ Age-Group Championships - standings after six rounds

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6/22/2023 – Regional powerhouse Vietnam continues to dominate in standard chess after six rounds of play. Vietnamese players occupy the top three positions in the Open U-8, Open U-10, Open U-12, Open U-14, Open U-16 and Open U-18 categories, and it is a similar story in the Girls U-8 & U-10 Combined and Girls U-18 categories. | Photos: Peter Long

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It is only in the Open U-20 that we have a fierce, largely non-Vietnamese fight where Filipino IM Daniel Quizon leads with 5/6, closely followed by Thailand's FM Prin Laohawirapap on 4.5/6, and followed by another Filipino IM Michael Concio Jr and Vietnam's Ngo Duc Tri, both on 4/6. There are also challenges for the Vietnamese in the Girls U-12 & U-14 Combined, where a Filipina is third, and in the Girls U-16, where a Filipina is leading, and in the Girls U-20, where a Chinese is leading. 

Official opening of the ACC-ECU Chess Symposium

The arrival of ECU President Zurab Azmaiparasvili on 21st June marked the opening of the ACC-ECU Chess Symposium.

For more details see the report of the European Chess Commission here.

Ignatius Leong welcoming Zurab Azmaiparashivili

Zurab Azmaiparashvili thanking Leong for long friendship and help, acknowledging his vast contribution to chess, and the congratulating Sahapol Nakvanich on excellent organisation

The highlight of the opening ceremony was the presentation of a special book gift to GM Artur Yusupov, a set of his books - School of Chess Excellence - written together with his trainer, mentor and friend, the great Mark Dvoretsky, and published in Chinese to help develop today's best Chinese players!

School of Chess Excellence translated into Chinese

Nakvanich presents Yusupov with this special gift!

Full details on standings and pairings and links to live games can be found here.

About the Author

Peter Long is an FM, FIDE trainer, international organiser, international arbiter and a man who has brought chess to Malaysia and neighbouring countries through his efforts over the years. He has previously been part of FIDE as Secretary of the Trainers' Commission.

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