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.
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.
Vietnam finish second at World Youth Chess Championship By Duc Huy - The Saigon Times Daily HCMC - The World Youth Chess Championship 2008 ended on Thursday in the southern province of Ba Ria - Vung Tau after 11 days of competition with hosts Vietnam finishing second. Powerhouse India came first with 12 golds, three silvers and four bronzes, while third-placed Croatia gained two golds and four bronzes. The Vietnamese delegation surpassed their initially-set target of standing among the top six at the tournament as they secured four golds, five silvers and three bronzes. The target of the home team…... [read more]
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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) - Vietnamese player Le Quang Liem outclassed most of his leading players at the World Blitz Chess Championship in Russia on June 10, securing top place for the first time. Liem leads world blitz chess champs The international chess GM dominated the second day of the competition, including impressive wins over seeded players GM Alexander Grischuk of Russia and Shakhriyar Mamedyarov of Azerbaijan, to clinch the victory. After two days of the Blitz category, Liem scored a total of 20.5 points, 0.5 points more than silver medalist Alexander Grischuk, and bronze medalist Ruslan Ponomariov of Ukraine. With the gold…... [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]
Vietnamese chess player Le Quang Liem stands in the leading group with three other players in the U-14 competition of the World Junior Chess Championship taking place in Greece. Liem managed two consecutive wins and earned 6.5 points which is equal to that of players Khairullin Ildar, Andreikin Dmitry and Kuzubov Yuriy. Le Quang Liem (L) Vietnamese female chess player Pham Le Thao Nguyen was marked down to fifth position at the tournament's U-18 ranking table. (Reported by Q.H - Translated by M.P)... [read more]
Vietnamese players topped two of the age categories after the eighth round of the World Youth Chess Championship in Vung Tau yesterday. Grandmaster Nguyen Ngoc Truong Son led in the Boys U-18 category after defeating Ioan Cristian Chirila of Romania. He is on seven points and in second place is Croatia's Ivan Saric with six points. Another home team player, Nguyen Quang Liem, jumped to fifth place after recovering from a diffident start.In the Boys U-8 category Tran Minh Thang easily beat his Chinese rival Liu Xiangyi to lead on seven points. Other Vietnamese players doing well are Le Tuan…... [read more]
The world chess governing body FIDE confirmed that Vietnamese player Hoang Xuan Thanh Khiet has qualified for the 2006 World Women's Championship to be held March 20 - 27 in Ekaterinburg, Russia. The Thua Thien Hue province player, the only one from Vietnam to gain a berth, won the Asia region 3.3 qualifier but that did not get her an automatic ticket and she had to await word from FIDE. The world championship will have a 64-player field comprising 29 from Europe, eight from the Americas, 12 from Asia, three from Africa, six wildcards for defending youth and adult champions,…... [read more]
More than 900 chess players from 74 countries have registered to compete at the World Junior Chess Championships, which will be held in the southern coastal province of Ba Ria-Vung Tau from October 19-30. Host Vietnam will send 95 players to attend the competition. The organising board is gearing up for the tournament by sending invitation letters to participants, decorating competition venues and ensuring accommodation and security for the competitors. Source: VOV... [read more]
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