In his last two matches, he faced Chinese and Spanish rivals. Quang Liem (Elo rating 2,714) lost to Chinese rival Yu Yangyi (Elo rating 2,764) after 40 moves.
He then defeated Spanish rival Jaime Santos Latasa (Elo rating 2581) after 41 moves.
At Gibraltar Masters, Quang Liem had five wins, four draws, and one lose. His Elo rating rose to 2,715 and ranked 32nd in the world ranking list.
The championship title went to Vladislav Artemiev (Elo rating 2,709) with 8.5 points.