Ho Chi Minh: Indian grandmaster Parimarjan Negi defeated Nguyen Anh Dung n the third round of Asian continental chess championship. Negi was coming on the back of a loss against John Paul Gomez in the second round.
Another Indian grandmaster, Abhijeet Gupta registered a win in the third round against Irwanto Sadikin of Indonesia. Gupta just like Negi had a bad start to the tournament as he played a draw in the first round and lost his second round match against Chinese Wang Chen.
Women: Nguyen Thi Thanh An (Vie, 2.5) bt Mary Ann Gomes (1.5); B Pratyusha (1.5) lt to Ding Yixin (Chn, 2.5); Pham Thi Thu Hoai (Vie, 1) lt to Tania Sachdev (2); Padmini Rout (1.5) bt Ni Shiqun (Chn, 0.5); Hoang Thi Bao Tram (Vie, 2.5) drew Munguntuul Batkhuyag (Mgl, 2.5); Tan Zhongyi (Chn, 2) lt to Irine Sukandar Kharisma (Ina, 3); Eesha Karavade (2) lt to Batchimeg Tuvshintugs (Mgl, 3); Zhao Xue (Chn, 2.5) bt Nafisa Muminova (Uzb, 1.5); Pham Le Thao Nguyen (Vie, 2) drew Nisha Mohota (2); Nguyen Quynh Anh (Vie, 0.5) lt to Swathi Ghate (1.5); Kiran Manisha Mohanty (1.5) bt Dewi Aa Citra (Ina, 0.5).
Men: Cao Sang (Vie, 2) drew Ghaem Maghami Ehsan (Iri, 2); Zhao Jun (Chn, 2.5) bt Nguyen Duc Hoa (Vie, 1.5); B Adhiban (1.5) lt to Nguyen Van Huy (Vie, 2.5); Wang Chen (Chn, 1.5) lt to SP Sethuraman (2.5); Vidit Santosh Gujrathi (2) drew Wei Yi (Chn, 2); Parimarjan Negi (2) bt Nguyen Anh Dung (Vie, 1); Kirill Kuderinov (Kaz, 2) bt GN Gopal (1); John Paul Gomez (Phi, 2) lt to Yu Yangyi (Chn, 3); Liu Qingnan (Chn, 3) bt Gundavaa Bayarsaikhan (Mgl, 2); MR Venkatesh (1.5) lt to Ding Liren (Chn, 1.5); Deepan Chakkravarthy (1.5) drew Rinat Jumabayev (Kaz, 1.5); Irwanto Sadikin (Ina, 0.5) lt to Abhijeet Gupta (1.5)