VOV.VN - Vietnamese grandmaster Le Quang Liem enjoyed a wonderful day on April 27, Day 6 of the Oslo Esports Cup, as he continued his good form to grab a comfortable 2.5-0.5 victory over Anish Giri of the Netherlands.
Aiming to secure an additional three points to have the chance of competing for first position in the tournament, Liem entered the match with strong determination. Despite holding the black pawn in the first game, Liem forced the Dutch player to accept defeat after 57 moves.
In the second game, the leading Vietnamese player started with the advantage of holding the white pawn and he quickly beat Anish Giri in just 37 moves. The last game finished with a draw after 41 moves.
Recording his fourth win after six matches helped Liem to earn 11 points and move up to fourth place in the rankings, just behind Jan-Krzysztof Duda of Poland.
Elsewhere, both World No.1 Magnus Carlsen of Norway and Indian prodigy Rameshbabu Praggnanandhaa are on 12 points, ranking first and second, respectively.
To become the champion of Oslo Esports Cup, the Vietnamese grandmaster must beat Van Foreest Jorden of the Netherlands in the last match of the tournament on April 28. After this, he will have to wait upon the results of the three matches played among his strong opponents, including Magnus Carlsen, Rameshbabu Praggnanandhaa, and Jan-Krzysztof Duda.
So far, Liem has pocketed US$25,000 after six matches at the tournament.