|Le Quang Liem (Photo: vnexpress)
Liem (Elo 2,728) will compete against three Chinese grandmasters and four other grandmasters; Jan-Krzysztof Duda (Elo 2,737), Samuel Shankland (Elo 2,727), Vidit Santosh Gujrathi (Elo 2,718) and Vladimir Fedoseev (Elo 2,707).
This is the second year that Liem has been invited to take part in the tournament. He has the fourth highest Elo rating of this year’s competitors.
The prize kitty for the tournament is US$60,000, unchanged from last year. The champion will be rewarded with US$24,000 pre-tax (20%).