Nguyễn Ngọc Trường Sơn
|Nguyen Ngoc Truong Son|
|Full name||Nguyễn Ngọc Trường Sơn|
23 February 1990 |
Rach Soi, Rach Gia, Kien Giang Province, Vietnam
|FIDE rating||2632 (April 2017)|
|Peak rating||2665 (November 2011)|
Nguyễn Ngọc Trường Sơn (born 23 February 1990 in Rach Soi, Rach Gia, Kien Giang Province) is a leading Vietnamese chess player. He is Vietnam's youngest Grandmaster ever, and one of the youngest grandmasters in the history of the game, having qualified for the title at the age of fourteen.
Nguyễn learnt to play chess at the age of 3. He won the gold medal at the World Under-10 Championship in 2000.
In August 2014, he, Lê Quang Liêm, and other Vietnamese chess players participated in 2014 Chess Olympiad in Tromsø, Norway. With +7=3-0 result, Nguyen Ngoc Truong Son won the gold medal on board two thanks to his rating performance of 2843.
- 1999: Bronze medal, Asia U-10 Chess Championship
- 2000: Gold medal, World U-10 Chess Championship. Second place, Vietnam's 'athlete of the year'
- 2001: Gold medalist at the Asia U-12 Chess Championship
- September 2002: awarded International Master title
- December 2004: awarded International Grandmaster title. Vietnam’s 'athlete of the year'
- December 2005: Individual Rapid and Standard Chess Champion, South East Asia Games 23, Philippines.
- February 2010: 5th place in the Aeroflot Open
- July 2010: 2nd place in the Biel Chess Festival
- June 2013: 4th place in World Blitz championship
- March 2014: Winner of 4th HD Bank Cup (7/9, +5 =4)
- August 2014: Board 2 Gold medal (8.5/10, +7 =3), achieving a performance rating of 2843 in the 41st Chess Olympiad.
- "Int'l chess youth prodigy touches gold for Vietnam". Voice of Vietnam News. Archived from the original on 2005-03-23. Retrieved 11 November 2015.
- "The world's second-youngest grandmaster". ChessBase. 2004-12-19. Retrieved 9 November 2015.
- "Nguyen Ngoc Truong Son". Chess Network Company. Retrieved 9 November 2015.
- "Vietnamese takes Asia junior chess champs". Viet Nam News. 2006-11-16. Retrieved 9 November 2015.
- Vietnam team result
- Tromso Final report from Chessbase
- Cặp đôi làng cờ Trường Sơn - Thảo Nguyên nên duyên vợ chồng (Vietnamese) zing.vn
- Nguyen Ngoc Truong Son chess games at 365Chess.com
- Nguyễn Ngọc Trường Sơn player profile and games at Chessgames.com
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