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I learned to play chess at age 6 and started competing internationally since I was 10 years old. By age 14, I had become an International Master and won one gold medal and two silver medals for World Youth Championships Under 14, 12 and 10, respectively.


I was awarded Grandmaster title, the highest in chess, at age 15. I have been consistently ranked No. 1 in Vietnam and Southeast Asia since 2009, and top 40 in the world since 2011. I am a frequent participant in multiple World Cups, Olympiads, and other top level chess competitions. I studied at and played for Webster University from fall 2013 to spring 2017. I served as the captain of the Webster Chess Team from 2015 to 2017 and led the team to four consecutive U.S. collegiate national championships.


Starting from June 2021, I am the Director and head coach at Susan Polgar Institute for Chess Excellence and Head Coach of the Webster University Chess Team. I live in Chesterfield, Missouri, United States.

My most notable achievements and recognition include:

  • Chess Grandmaster at 15, one of the youngest at the time.

  • Winner of World Blitz Championship 2013

  • Winner of Biel Grand Master Triathlon (GMT) 2022

  • Top 4 of Meltwater Champions Chess Tour 2022

  • Winner of Asian Continental Championship 2019

  • Winner of World Open 2019

  • Winner of Saint Louis Summer Classic 2019

  • Winner of ACP Tour 2019

  • Winner of Bay Area International Open 2019

  • 2-time winner of SPICE Cup (2011, 2015)

  • 3-time winner of HD Bank Open (2013, 2015, 2017)

  • 2-time winner of Aeroflot Open (2010, 2011)

  • 2-time winner of Zone 3.3 FIDE World Chess Championship (2007, 2015)

  • Winner of Kolkata Open 2009

  • Winner of Lishui Open 2009

  • 2-time winner of Dragon Capital Open (2008, 2009)

  • Team Gold Medal at 2008 Olympiad Group B

  • Forbes Vietnam 30 Under 30 (2015).

  • Awarded three Labor Orders by the President of Vietnam (2006, 2011, 2013).

  • Awarded the title "Blitz Player of the Year" by the Asian Chess Federation (2013).

Career Highlights: About Me
Career Highlights: Pro Gallery
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