Vietnam’s top player placed 4th in World Blitz Chess rankings

The World Chess Federation (FIDE)’s most recent ratings has seen a big leap of Vietnamese grand master Le Quang Liem, who jumped from the 34th to 4th position.

Chess player Le Quang Liem

Chess player Le Quang Liem

Liem’s achievement was attributed to his overall victory at June’s 2013 World Blitz Chess Championship in Russia, which helped him gain Elo 2839.

Russia’s Karjakin topped the list with an Elo of 2873, followed by Carlsen of Norway, Elo 2856, and Nakamura of the US, Elo 2.844.

Liem also leaped 15 places to the world’s 20th position in rapid chess while remaining the 33rd position in the standard chess category with an Elo of 2712.

Source: VNA