Liem held to a second-round draw in Russia

Vietnam's top chess player Le Quang Liem tied with Venezuela's Eduardo Iturrizaga in the second round of the Aeroflot Chess Open's group A on February 9.

The defending champion attacked Iturrizaga right from the beginning of the match, but failed to secure victory.

The Vietnamese grandmaster has ranked eighth with 1.5 points from two matches - one win and one draw. The 21-year-old will later meet Moldova's Viorel Iordachescu who drew with Italy's Fabiano Caruana.

The tournament will end after seven rounds on Febuary 17 in Moscow.

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