Liem remains undefeated at Asian Continental Chess Championship

VOV.VN -The nation’s top ranked chess player Le Quang Liem has maintained his undefeated streak after playing seven matches at the ongoing Asian Continental Chess Championship 2019 in Xingtai, China.


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The nation’s top ranked chess player Le Quang Liem (Photo: Paul Truong/Thanh Nien)
In his seventh match of the competition on June 13, Liem, Elo rating 2694, held Maghsoodloo Parham of Iran, Elo rating 2665, to a draw after 75 moves. Liem managed to achieve a draw in the match despite losing the advantage of having the first move.

Having achieved three wins and four draws, Liem is currently ranked in 5th position with five points, just 0.5 points less than the group’s leader.

With such a strong showing, Liem is in contention for the championship title and a top five spot which would earn him a place at the World Cup.

Liem is scheduled to play Firouzja Alireza of Iran, Elo rating 2682, in the eighth match of the competition.

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Nguyen Ngoc Truong Son (Photo: Kha Hoa/Thanh Nien)


His teammate, Nguyen Ngoc Truong Son, is on 4.5 points after seven matches played. Despite being unable to win the tournament, he is still competing for a top five finish.

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Pham Le Thao Nguyen (Photo: Phan Tu/Thanh Nien)

In the women’s event, the Vietnamese players failed in their bid to win the championship.


The nation’s most notable performer was Pham Le Thao Nguyen who achieved 4.5 points, the highest total of the country’s representatives and is currently ranked 8th after seven matches played.


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