|Le Quang Liem. — Photo thanhnien
HA NOI (VNS) — Grandmaster Le Quang Liem of Viet Nam lost to Robson Ray of the United States in the eighth round of the Spice Cup in Missouri on Saturday.
With the loss, No 2 seed Liem missed his chance to get back to the top three and fell to ninth place with five points, 1.5 points less than the leader, GM Nyzhnyk Illya of Ukraine.
With his win, Ray placed second with six points, as many as his teammate, Naroditsky Daniel, who placed third.
In the final round, the Vietnamese will play GM Leon Hoyos Manuel of Mexico, who is at sixth place. — VNS