Vietnamese Young Chess Player’s Success at International Youth Chess Championships

Le Phan Hoang Quan, a third-grade student, emerged as the victor in the standard chess competition at the 2023 Asian Youth Chess Championship held in the United Arab Emirates.


Le Phan Hoang Quan achieved a remarkable feat by winning the gold medal in the boys’ U8 standard event at the Asian Youth Chess Championships 2023 held in Al Ain, United Arab Emirates (UAE).

This is not the first time Le Phan Hoang Quan has achieved success. At just 8 years old, he won an individual gold medal in the Southeast Asian Youth Chess Tournament in Thailand 2023 and an individual bronze medal in the World Chess Tournament held in Batumi, Georgia in 2023.

Le Phan Hoang Quan (right) at the Asian Youth Chess Championship at the Al Ain Convention Center in Al Ain, United Arab Emirates.

Hoang Quan shared that he often studies chess by himself and reads books by national and international chess masters. He also focuses on daily practice to enhance his skills.

In addition to his passion for chess, he also excels in Chinese chess. Recently, he earned a gold medal in the 9-year-old age group.

Le Phan Hoang Quan is a third-grade student at Nguyen Khuyen Primary School in District 12, Ho Chi Minh City.

In addition to his exceptional achievements in competitions, Hoang Quan places a strong emphasis on his academic studies.

Le Phan Hoang Quan proudly won the gold medal in the boys’ U8 standard event on the final day of the Asian Youth Chess Championships 2023 held in Al Ain, United Arab Emirates (UAE) in December 2023.
Hoang Quan also received an individual bronze medal at the World Chess Championship held in Batumi, Georgia.

Recently, Hoang Quan was selected as one of the 18 faces of the “2023 Children of the Year” program, organized by Vietnam Children’s Magazine in collaboration with the Department of Children and the Vietnamese Children’s Rights Protection Association.

The program aims to recognize children who have made practical contributions to the community, shown outstanding initiatives and activities in fields related to promoting children’s rights in Vietnam, demonstrated resilience in overcoming adversity and difficulties, and achieved remarkable success in academics, extracurricular activities, arts and culture, and sports.

Hoang Quan is honored to be chosen as one of the 18 children selected as “2023 Children of the Year”. He expresses gratitude to the organizing committee for providing a valuable platform and hopes that the program will continue to grow, reaching more students and creating opportunities for many talented children in various fields. This will inspire and motivate children to study diligently and excel in literature, art, and fine arts, thus becoming valuable assets for the future of the country.

Hannah Nguyen