Liem beats reigning World Champion at Oslo Esports Cup

VOV.VN - Leading local chess player Le Quang Liem sprung a surprise at the Oslo Esports Cup after successfully beating reigning world champion Jan Krzysztof Duda of Poland on the fifth day of the competition.

The first game saw Liem, Elo rating 2,765, enjoy the advantage of holding the white pawn to beat Jan Krzysztof Duda after 36 moves. The next three games saw various counterattacks from the Polish player, forcing Liem to accept a 2-2 draw.

The final result was decided by a tiebreak by playing two Blitz chess games as Liem successfully defeated Jan Krzysztof Duda with a score of 4-2.

Liem also enjoyed two wins over the Polish champion at the Airthings Masters online tournament and Charity Cup.

The result therefore helped him earn eight points, equaling Jan Krzysztof Duda of Poland and Van Foreest of the Netherlands. He is now just one point behind Magnus Carlsen of Norway and four points behind Indian prodigy Rameshbabu Praggnanandhaa.

Following these strong performances, the top Vietnamese player will still have a chance of competing for first position in the tournament.

Moving forward, Liem will next face off against Anish Giri of the Netherlands, Elo rating 2,759.

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