Updated  
April, 10 2014 14:00:00

Liem leads Webster University to victory

The six-member team won the championship with 9.5 points. — Photo NVCC

NEW YORK (VNS) — Top Vietnamese chess player Le Quang Liem has helped his team Webster University win the President's Cup chess tournament in New York.

The six-member team won the championship with 9.5 points. Two-time Aeroflot Open champion Liem contributed 2.5 points with two wins and one draw.

UMBC, the University of Maryland Baltimore County, finished second with seven points.

Texas Tech ranked third with 6.5 points.

With this result, the HCM City-born Liem has added two points to his present Elo rating of 2,712 in the world ranking of the International Chess Federation.

The President's Cup, also known as the Final Four of College Chess, takes place in the first week of April every year. It brings together four American universities, all with strong chess programmes. – VNS

Send Us Your Comments:
Name:
Your E-mail address:
Title:
 

VietNamNews may edit your comments and not all emails will be published.

Highlight

Commando recalls sinking of US aircraft carrier Commando recalls sinking of US aircraft carrier

Seventy-nine-year-old former Vietnamese commando Lam Son Nao still feels uncomfortable whenever he thinks about the moment he tried to recover 84 kilos of explosives that had been left near the USNS Core aircraft carrier.

When festivals lose sight of the people 1    When festivals lose sight of the people

Last year I visited George Town in Penang, Malaysia. I was excited to find a lot of similarities between it and my hometown, Hue.

Cultural events lead to fireworks competition 1    Cultural events lead to fireworks competition

An International cuisine event will be held in the central city as a lead up to this weekend's scheduled seventh Da Nang International Fireworks Competition, a contest between teams representing five countries.

Da Nang to monitor trees with GIS 1    Da Nang to monitor trees with GIS

Da Nang plans to use the geographic information system (GIS) in the city's public tree management work, the municipal People's Committee spokesman Vo Van Thuong said.

Man detained for trafficking 15 monkeys Man detained for trafficking 15 monkeys

The Nghe An Province's environmental crimes division said this morning that it has detained a man for allegedly trafficking monkeys following a tip-off.