|GM Nguyen Ngoc Truong San (left) vs Yeoh Li Tian|
"The hope of Vietnamese - GM Nguyen Ngoc Truong San (2647) who is Vietnam no. 2 and tournament 4th seeded, suffer unexpected defeat against lower rated player - Yeoh Li Tian (FIDE 2278) from Malaysia at the first round of the HDBank Cup International Chess Tournament .
Nguyen was expected to pocket a point or at least 1/2 point in round 1 but lost against Li Tian after 54 moves.
"Vietnam chess coach Lam Minh Chau explains that the first match is always very stressful. A small mistake can cause players to bear the consequences. But losing one game is not the end of the Truong Son which have 8 more games ahead."...
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