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Nguyễn Vũ Bảo Châu is the new blitz chess champion of the FIDE World Cadet Rapid and Blitz Championship 2024 in Durres, Albania. — Photo of VCF

Winning all 11 matches, Nguyễn Vũ Bảo Châu topped the FIDE World Cadet Rapid and Blitz Championship 2024 in Durres, Albania which closed on April 29.

Châu set her domination having no worthy rival in the blitz event. In the last match against Yudina Agata who played under the jersey of the International Chess Federation (FIDE), Châu was with black pieces and moved second but it did not prevent her from taking the 11th win at the tournament.

Alisha Bissaliyeva of Kazakhstan came second with nine points, followed by Eliza-Ioana Badescu of Romania with seven.

It was Châu's second medal in Durres. Earlier, she took silver in the rapid event.

Vietnamese players also secure one silver by Nguyễn Trường An Khang and one bronze by Nguyễn Minh Chi.

Khang earned nine points after 11 matches in the Open U10, two less than champion Roman Shogdzhiev of FIDE. Alimzhan Zhauynbay of Kazakhstan placed third, having eight points.

Chi, meanwhile, finished second in the girls' U12, with seven points. Women FIDE Master Megan Althea Paragua of the US won the gold with nine points and Varvara Matskevich of Poland bagged bronze with seven points.

After five days of competitions, Việt Nam secured one gold, two silvers and one bronze to place third in the medal tally. FIDE team were on top with three golds and one silver. The US came third with two golds and two bronzes.

After Albania, Việt Nam will take part in the FIDE World School Rapid and Blitz Championships 2024 in Tashkent, the capital of Uzbekistan from August 1-8. — VNS