Vietnam grandmaster Le Quang Liem
(Photo: Thanh Nien)
Liem, Elo rating 2714, and his Nils, Elo rating 2682, both used a defensive strategy to protect their results from the previous six matches.
Although Grandelius Nils was able to gain the upper hand early on, he failed to capitalise on it. Eventually, the match resulted in a draw after 74 moves.
After seven rounds played in the tournament, with a record of four wins and three draws, the HCM City-born player Liem has 5.5 points and is temporarily ranked in the second group along with 12 other chess players.
Artemiev Vladislav of Russia, Elo rating 2709, is in the lead with 6 points.