VietNamNet Bridge – Vietnam’s leading chess player Le Quang Liem has jumped from 34th to 4th in the FIDE’s most recent World Blitz Chess rankings for July.
Liem’s overall victory at June’s 2013 World Blitz Chess Championships in Russia was a major contributor to his 2839 Elo.
Russia’s Karjakin topped the table with an Elo of 2873, followed by Norway’s Carlsen (Elo 2856) and the US’ Nakamura (Elo 2.844).
Liem also leaped 15 places to 20th in the World Rapid Chess rankings.
He remained 33rd in the world at standard chess with an Elo of 2712.
VietNamNet Bridge - On the world blitz chess ranking in November, Vietnam's top chessman Le Quang Liem keeps his second position after Hikaru Nakamura of the USA. Quang Liem's blitz chess Elo rating is up to 2841 thanks to his world blitz chess championship last year. At that tournament, Liem faced rivals with the average Elo rating of up to 2727 but he still earned 20.5 points in 30 games to pass the players as Alexander Grischuk, Ruslan Ponomariov and Ian Nepomniachtchi. Also in 2013, Quang Liem won the Asian blitz chess championship and ranked first at the Missouri Blitz…... [read more]
(VOV) - Top Vietnamese chess player Le Quang Liem has finished 62nd at the Aeroflot Blitz Chess category in Russia despite his fourth seed. The international grandmaster started well, gaining 6.5 points in 8 games. However, he lost his advantage after being outclassed by Boris Savchenko, Sergey Volkov, Andrei Deviatkinlkov of Russia and Igor Glek of Germany. Liem got a total of 10.5 points in 18 games, with nine wins, three draws, and six losses, ranking 62nd. First three positions went to Ian Nepomniachtchi (15.5 points), Peter Svidler (14.5 points) and Alexander Grischuk (14 points), all of them are Russians.…... [read more]
Le Quang Liem, Vietnam's top chess player, has won a ticket to advance to the World Blitz Championship 2012 final game after winning at the World Blitz Championship qualifiers. The World Blitz Championship 2012 final game will take place in Astana City, Kazakhstan, from July 9th and 10th. To prepare for the event, Liem also participated in the Rapid Chess Tournament- Kazakhstan Open in Karaganda, about 200km from Astana. * From July 7th to 11th, the Volleyball Tourney - PV-Phu My Fertilizer Cup 2012 opens in Quang Tri Province with the participation of four men's teams (Samcombank Bien Phong, Sanest…... [read more]
Asian xiangqi (Chinese chess) female master Ngo Lan Huong won second place yesterday, ahead of the final round in the women's category at the Sport Accord World Mind Games 2011 in China on Dec 15. The eight-day event focuses on mind techniques and highlights the great value of mind sports. Huong who was born on March 29, 1978 earned seven points after drawing against Australia's Liu Bi Jun and beating the US's Take Aki, three points behind the host nation's Jin Hai Ying. Liu Bi Jun, who stands behind Huong, earned four points. In this case, the first and second…... [read more]
VietNamNet Bridge – Vietnamese Grandmaster Le Quang Liem finished second at the Danzhou Super Grandmaster Tournament, which concluded in China yesterday. In the last match, Liem, who has Elo rating of 2.726, tied with Wei Yi of China, Elo 2.738, after 18 moves. Vietnamese Grandmaster Le Quang Liem. — Photo baomoi.com After nine matches, the former world blitz chess champion Liem had 5.5 points to become the runner-up of the event with the award of US$11,000. Chinese Yi took the event’s title with 6.5 points to walk away with the prize of $20,000. With this result, Liem will gain 10…... [read more]
NDO – Chess grandmaster Le Quang Liem has made a leap in world rankings, jumping 18 notches to No. 32nd place, thanks to his champion title at the US annual SPICE Cup Open.>>> GM Liem crowned SPICE Cup champion for second time After coming home empty-handed after the 2015 Asian Championship, Liem marked his impressive comeback in recent times. At the FIDE World Chess Cup 2015, he entered Round 3 and received a US$16,000 bonus. In early October, Vietnam’s No. 1 chess player gave an impressive performance with an unbeaten chain to win the right to play the final match…... [read more]
Chess grandmaster Le Quang Liem has made a leap in world rankings, jumping 18 notches to No. 32nd place, thanks to his champion title at the US annual SPICE Cup Open. After coming home empty-handed after the 2015 Asian Championship, Liem marked his impressive comeback in recent times. At the FIDE World Chess Cup 2015, he entered Round 3 and received a US$16,000 bonus. In early October, Vietnam’s No. 1 chess player gave an impressive performance with an unbeaten chain to win the right to play the final match of the Millionaire Chess Tournament. He won the second prize after…... [read more]
Vietnam 's top chess player Le Quang Liem led the field after the first day of the two-day World Blitz Chess Championship held in Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia on Sunday. After finishing fourth at the World Rapid Chess Championship at the same location on Saturday, the 30th-ranked Vietnamese Grandmaster did not lose momentum in the blitz chess event. After 16 games in the first day, Liem, 22, and the 25th-ranked Russian Ian Nepomniachtchi, 23, both had 12 points but Liem was technically on top due to tiebreak points. Liem beat the world rapid chess runner-up Nepomniachtchi in Round 8 of the tournament.…... [read more]
Nhan Dan Online - Vietnam's chess star Le Quang Liem is on a good run in his world blitz title defence campaign, snatching eight points after the first 11 games of the 2014 World Blitz Chess Championship on June 19. >> Vietnamese master Truong Son ranks fifteenth in world chess rapid championship >> Quang Liem off to good start at world championships Eighth-seeded Liem performed outstandingly in his opening six matches, winning five, against Indian Surya Ganguly, Uzbekistani Rustam Kasimdzhanov, German George Meier and Americans Alexander Onischuk and Hikaru Nakamura, and recording just one draw with Russia's Aleksey Dreev. In…... [read more]
As a rule, all players with an Elo rating of 2500 (updated to March 1) in any content in standard chess, blitz chess and rapid chess from 1.03.2013 are eligible to participate in the FIDE's competition system tournament. There are many Vietnamese players who achieve this standard, but the tournament sees big names in the world so the Vietnam Chess Federation decided to send the most brilliant players - national rapid chess champion Le Quang Liem (Elo 2705 for rapid chess) and the runner-up Nguyen Ngoc Truong Son (Elo 2631 for rapid chess) to the event. The World Rapid and…... [read more]