|Lê Quang Liêm lost to host chess grandmaster Salem Saleh in the seventh set of the 25th Abu Dhabi International Chess Festival. — Photo i-thethao.vnecdn.net|Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI — Top Vietnamese chess player Lê Quang Liêm lost to grandmaster Salem Saleh in the seventh set of the 25th Abu Dhabi International Chess Festival on Tuesday (August 14).
Liêm (Elo 2,727) took black but his unstable style caused him weakness in defending and he accepted the loss after 39 moves.
The victory helped Salem reach the first group with six points, along with Daniil Dubov (2,691) and Anton Korobov (2,664).
Young talent Nguyễn Anh Khôi caught up with Liêm after beating Dushyant Sharma from India (2,221).
Liêm will meet Aryan Chopra from India (2,536) while Khôi will face Ahmed Adly of Egypt (2,634) in the eighth set on August 15. — VNS