Young player Le Tuan Minh opened 2018 for himself as well as chess in Vietnam when he won the 2nd Lao International Chess Championship in 2018.
Laos Open International Chess Tournament takes place from January 2 to January 8, gathering 68 players from 15 countries with a total value of over $ 10,000 prize. Because Lao is quite close to Vietnam, 12 Vietnamese players take part in Lao International Chess Championship in 2018.
However, only IM. Le Tuan Minh (second class), IM. Duong The Anh (3rd) and GM. Bui Vinh (ranked 4) is in the top 12 and has a prize to bring.
Nguyen Anh Khoi (elo 2442) participated in this competition when the performance (RP) reached only 2236 and ranked 13. We know that Anh Khoi has a health problem.
The champion of the tournament was the Armenia general and the No. 1 seed of the Grigoryan Kare with 7.5 points (0.5 points higher than Tuan Minh). Grigoryan Kare received $ 2,500 for the championship.