|Pham Thanh Phuong Thao (left) plays against her rival. Photo: Duong Thuat/VOV
Ouk Chaktrang, a Cambodian chess, has opened SEA Games competitions hosted by Cambodia. Taking place from April 29 to May 9, Ouk Chaktrang comprises of seven events.
Vietnam has set a target of ranking in the top 3 and has sent more than 1,000 people, including 702 athletes, to the Games, a record high number of people sent to a SEA Games held outside of Vietnam.
Athletes from 11 Southeast Asian countries are competing at more than 600 events in 48 sports at the SEA Games, which will run until May 17 in the capital Phnom Penh and four provinces of Siem Reap, Preah Sihanouk, Kampot and Kep.