Liem shines at FIDE Grand Swiss chess tournament

VOV.VN -Le Quang Liem, Vietnam’s top chess player, put on a wonderful display in the tenth round match at the FIDE Grand Swiss chess competition as he beat a strong opponent in Parham Maghsoodloo of Iran on October 21.

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Vietnam’s top chess player Le Quang Liem (Photo:
With the advantage of holding the white pawn, Liem, Elo rating 2708, was able to defeat Maghsoodloo, Elo rating 2664, in 35 moves.

After recording this impressive victory, Liem climbs to ninth place in the competition’s rankings with 6.5 points, just a single point behind leading player Fabiano of the United States and 0.5 points less than the seven other second-placed players. In addition, Liem has added 3.3 Elo points during the course of the tournament.

With the championship title looking increasingly unlikely, the Vietnamese player stills a chance to finish in a higher position if he wins his final match against David Paravyan of Russia, Elo rating 2602.

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Vietnamese chess player Nguyen Ngoc Truong Son (Photo:

Elsewhere, his teammate Nguyen Ngoc Truong Son, Elo rating 2638, held Vidit Santosh Gujrathi of India, Elo rating 2718, to a draw after 18 moves. In total, Son has earned six points from 10 matches, temporarily moving up to 32nd position, as well as adding 5.4 Elo points during the competition.

His final match of the tournament will be against Maxim Matlakov of Russia, Elo rating 2716.


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