Liem, Son receive cash prizes as FIDE Grand Swiss concludes

VOV.VN -Talented Vietnamese chess players Le Quang Liem and Nguyen Ngoc Truong Son recorded impressive results at the FIDE Grand Swiss chess tournament, which wrapped up in England on October 22.

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Liem (third from left) finishes the tournament in 13th place with seven points (Photo: chess.com)
In his final match of the competition, Quang Liem, Elo rating 2708, controlled the game against David Paravyan of Russia, Elo rating 2602. Despite having the disadvantage of holding the black pawn, he was able to hold his Russian rival to a draw after 81 moves.

As a result, Liem finished the tournament in 13th place with seven points, receiving a cash prize of US$8,000 in the process. In addition, the nation’s top chess player also added 1.9 Elo points to his rating during the course of the competition.

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Son finishes the tournament ranked 30th (Photo: chess.com)

Elsewhere, Truong Son, Elo rating 2638, tied with Matlakov Maxim of Russia, Elo rating 2716, after 46 moves.

After recording 6.5 points from 11 matches, Son finished the tournament ranked 30th. For his efforts, he was granted a cash prize of US$2,000 and added 6.5 Elo points to his rating.

The competition’s overall winner was Wang Hao of China, who brought home a cash prize of US$70,000.

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