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Liem wins second match of Millionaire Chess Open

Update: October, 10/2015 - 09:53
Vietnamese Grandmaster Le Quang Liem won his second match at the Millionaire Chess Open in Las Vegas yesterday. — Photo thanhnien.com.vn

HA NOI (VNS) — Vietnamese Grandmaster Le Quang Liem won his second match at the Millionaire Chess Open in Las Vegas yesterday.

Liem, who has an Elo rating of 2697, defeated Quintiliano Pinto Renato R of Brazil (Elo 2443) after 60 moves.

Earlier, Liem bested American Andrew Boekhoff (Elo 2312) after 25 moves in the first match.

With two wins, Liem, the No 6 seed earned two points to temporarily rank third.

Nakamura Hikaru and So Wesley of the US also gained two points but top Liem as they have a greater auxiliary index.

The event has prize money of US$1 million.

At last year's event, former world blitz champion Liem earned 5.5 points in nine matches, resulting in 23rd position. — VNS

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