I learned to play chess at age six, and started competing internationally since I was ten years old. By age 14, I had become an International Master and won one gold medals and two silver medals for Worth Youth Championships Under 14, 12 and 10, respectively.


I was awarded Grand Master, the highest title in chess, at age 15. I have been consistently ranked No.1 in Vietnam since 2008, and top 40 in the world since 2011. I am a frequent participant in multiple World Cups, Olympiads, and other elite chess competitions. I served as the captain of Webster University Chess Team from 2014 to 2017, and I led the team to four consecutive U.S. collegiate national championships. I now live in Saint Louis, Missouri, USA.

My most notable achievements include:

  • 2019: Winner of World Open, winner of St. Louis Summer Chess Classic, winner of Asian Continental Championship, winner of Bay Area International Open, Silver Medal at IMSA Elite Mind Games (rapid chess)

  • 2018: Bronze Medal at Asian Continental Championship, first board of Vietnam National Team that ranked 7th at World Olympiad, second place at Danzhou Super GM Tournament (China), shared first at Gibraltar Open Tournament (UK).

  • 2017: Bronze Medal at IMSA Elite Mind Games (rapid chess), winner of HD Bank Open (Vietnam), shared second place at World Open (USA), second place at Danzhou Super GM Tournament (China), three Gold Medals at Asian Indoor & Martial Arts Games (Turkmenistan).

  • 2016: Silver Medal at Asian Continental Championship (Uzbekistan).

  • 2015: Winner of Zone 3.3 FIDE World Chess Championship, winner of HD Bank Open (Vietnam), runner-up at Millionaire Open.

  • 2013: Gold Medal at World Blitz Championship (Russia), winner of HD Bank Open (Vietnam), winner of Asian Blitz Championship.

  • 2011 and 2010: two-time winner of Aeroflot Open, two-time runner-up at Dortmund Sparkassen Chess Meeting, shared first at Capablanca Memorial.

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