HCM CITY (VNS) — Defending champion Le Quang Liem failed to keep the top spot after the third day of the International HDBank Chess Tournament in HCM City.
Zhang Zhong of Singapore, elo 2600, is currently leading the event on 4.5 points. On the same score, but with an elo of 2709, Liem is trailing in second place, followed by his Vietnamese counterpart Nguyen Duc Hoa.
The draw with the Singaporean rival yesterday morning may deprive Liem of the additional elo of 3.3 that he gained early.
Round six continues today, with Liem to face off against his teammate, GM Nguyen Ngoc Truong Son, who is currently ranked sixth.
Zhong will meet Hoa in the next round, while Hua is set to compete against Kuderinov Kirill of Kazakhstan. — VNS