|Liêm is now ranked 17th at the 25th Abu Dhabi International Chess Festival. Photo baomoi.com|Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI — Top Vietnamese chess player Lê Quang Liêm (elo 2,727) beat Fier Alexandr from Brazil (elo 2,561) in the sixth set of the 25th Abu Dhabi International Chess Festival on Monday.
Liêm took white and beat Alexandr after 47 moves.
With this victory, Liêm got 4.5 points after 6 days of competition and was ranked 17th.
At present, Liêm is ranked after two players Dubov Daniil of Russia and Korobov Anton of Ukraine. He will meet Salem Saleh of UAE (elo 2,636), ranked 3rd on the 7th day of competition.
Young talent Nguyễn Anh Khôi (elo 2,454) lost to Nodirbek Abdusattorov of Uzbek (elo 2,539) after 39 moves.
Khôi was ranked 42 with 3.5 points. His opponent in the next set is Dushyant Sharma (2,221) of India. — VNS