In the final match, the Ho Chi Minh City-born player, ELo-rated 2697, faced and beat Illya Nyzhnyk of Ukraine (Elo 2628).
|Chess grandmaster Le Quang Liem (Source: vietnambreakingnews.com)
Liem won the SPICE Cup in 2011 and was the runner-up in 2012. At the Millionaire Chess Tournament, which wrapped up on October 13 in Las Vegas, he came in second and was awarded US$50,000.
Experts expected following the new victory Liem’s Elo rating would see a leap to reach more than 2,700.