Vietnam, it seems, is absolutely determined to be the supreme chess nation in South East Asia. They have just concluded the 7th ASEAN Age Group Championships, held in Indonesia, with 70 gold medals, 29 silvers and 30 bronzes.
Team RP bagged 18 medals overall that included 7 golds. Third place overall on medal count was the host Indonesia who finished the event with 10 golds, 31 silvers and 12 bronzes.
Pinoy journo Ignacio Dee informes The Closet GM that the Filipino boy to keep an eye on is 9 year old Jan Emmanuel Garcia. Apparently, this kid will be the next Wesley So.