Yu Yangyi stopped giant-killer Cm Tran Thanh Tu to caught up with John Paul Gomez who drew his second straight games for the share of the lead after 7 rounds of the 1st HD Bank Cup Open Chess Championship held in Vietnam. Both players now shares the top of the score table with 6 points.They are follow at one point distance by top seed Le Quang Liem,Zhou Weiqi;Wen Yang;Richard Bitoon;Nguyen Ngoc Truong Son;Oliver Barbosa;Cao Sang;Nguyen Duc Hoa and Xie Deshun.The last name won his fourth games in succession.Le Quang Liem draw with Nguyen Ngoc Truong Son while Nguyen Duc Hoa won against Darwin Laylo of the Philippines.IM Oliver Barbosa held Gm Zhou Weiqi(2599) into a draw and now scores 3.5 out of his last 4 games.In today's top pairings Yu Yangyi meets Nguyen Ngoc Truong Son on Board 1. John Paul Gomez battles Zhao Weiqi on board 2.Richard Bitoon against Wen Yang and Oliver Barbosa vs Le Quang Liem.
Standings after Round 7
6.0 points- John Paul Gomez(PHI);Yu Yangyi(CHN)
5.0 points- Le Quang Liem(VIE);Zhou Weiqi(CHN);Wen Yang(CHN);Richard Bitoon(PHI);Nguyen Ngoc Truong Son(VIE);Oliver Barbosa(PHI);Cao Sang(VIE); Nguyen Duc Hoa(VIE);Xie Deshun
4.5 points- Tran Thanh Tu(VIE);Wang Chen(CHN);Oliver Dimakiling(PHI);Dao Thien Hai(VIE);Tu Hoang Thong(VIE)
4.0 POINTS- Zhao Jun(CHN);Darwin Laylo(PHI);Bao Khoa(VIE);Wang Li(CHN);Roland Salvador(PHI);Merben Roque(PHI);Lu Shanglei(CHN);Lu Yijie(CHN);Nguyen Van Huy(VIE);Lou Yiping(CHN);Tu Hoang Thai(VIE)and Sukanda Irene(INA).
3.5 points- Goh Wei Ming Kevin(SIN);Pham Le Thao Nguyen(VIE);Kim Yap(PHI);Pham Chuong(VIE);VoThanh Ninh(VIE);Nguyen Thi Thanh An(VIE);Wang Jue(CHN);Nguyen Anh Dung(VIE);Li Hanbin(CHN);Nguyen Thanh Son(VIE);Shen Siyuan; and Emmanuel Senador(PHI).
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